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LA County endures worst COVID-19 caseload day since February; child is among 16 deaths

Los Angeles County reported its highest daily number of new COVID-19 infections since early February on Wednesday, Aug. 4, while also announcing 16 more deaths linked to the virus — including a child younger than 12. The child had unspecified underlying health conditions, according to the county Department of Public Health. It marked the sixth COVID-19 death of a child in the county since the pandemic began. Two were under age 12 and four were between 12 and 17. The 16 new deaths announced Wedne...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, US, Sport, Soccer, Community, Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer, Top Stories LADN


Thurmond: Mandate or not, folks, just get the coronavirus vaccine

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond visits Monte Vista Elementary School to meet the staff working for LA’s BEST summer learning program and participate in enrichment activities with students in Los Angeles on Friday, July 23, 2021. LA’s BEST is an expanded learning program providing free after-school and summer learning opportunities at nearly 200 elementary schools in neighborhoods with the greatest needs and fewest resources across Los Angeles. The program at Monte Vista...
Tags: Business, News, Education, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Community, Lausd, Disneyland, Local News, Paramount, Pedro, Los Angeles County


LA City Council weighs requiring vaccine proof at restaurants, theaters, other indoor establishments

Proof of at least partial vaccination against COVID-19 would be required to enter public indoor spaces in the city of Los Angeles, including restaurants, bars, gyms, concert venues, movie theaters and even “retail establishments,” under a proposal introduced on Wednesday, Aug. 4, by City Council President Nury Martinez. “Enough is enough already,” said Martinez, who co-introduced the motion with Councilman Mitch O’Farrell. “Hospital workers are exhausted, moms who have put aside their careers ar...
Tags: Health, Business, New York, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Long Beach, Community, Who, Bill De Blasio, City Council


Rancho Santiago district trustees are pushing SchoolsFirst to diversify at least half its board

Rancho Santiago Community College District leaders are calling for SchoolsFirst – a credit union serving educators across the state – to immediately replace half its board of directors with people of color. That would take six of the credit union’s board members stepping down, which district trustees said in a July 12 letter to the board should happen in the next 90 days. Of the credit union’s allowed 13 voting directors, only one is a person of color. Until his appointment nine months ago, the ...
Tags: Business, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Community, Naacp, Cheney, Crockett, Santa Ana College, Rancho Santiago Community College District, Barry Resnick, David Crockett, Voice of OC, Top Stories OCR, Santiago Canyon College


Supervisors Hahn, Kuehl urge vaccine/testing mandate for LA County workers

Mirroring moves by the state and cities of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Pasadena, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn and Sheila Kuehl will ask their colleagues next week to approve a policy requiring all 100,000 county employees to either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing. “We have a responsibility to protect our employees, the residents who depend on them and lead by example,” Hahn wrote in a Twitter post on Tuesday, Aug. 3,  announcing the motion, which will go bef...
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LA County posts 3,318 new COVID-19 infections, 11 deaths; vaccine access expanded on Sunday

With the relentless Delta variant widening its reach in the region, Los Angeles County reported 3,318 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths on Saturday, July 31. The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals continued to spike as well, rising from 1,008 on Friday to 1,071, according to state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care dropped by one to 231. Related links Fueled by unrelenting Delta variant, LA County’s homeless endure spike in COVID-19 cases C...
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LA County coronavirus hospitalizations climb to 1,071 Saturday

The number of coronavirus patients in the hospital continued to spike in Los Angeles County on Saturday, July 31, rising from 1,008 on Friday to 1,071, according to state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care dropped by one to 231. The new figures came one day after county officials reported 3,606 new cases of COVID-19, the largest single-day report since early February. Friday’s 3,606 new infections brought the county’s overall total from throughout the pandemic to 1,297,032. ...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, News, Education, Congress, Government, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Community, Black, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer


$100M gift from Irvine Co.’s Bren powers Caltech space electricity idea

A solar panel in a lab of the Space Solar Power Project at Caltech. Donald Bren donated $100 million to this project. (Courtesy: Caltech) Sketch of solar array from the Space Solar Power Project at Caltech. Donald Bren donated $100 million to this project. (Courtesy: Caltech) A look at how thin the solar panels are for Caltech’s Solar Space Power Project. Donald Bren has given $100 million-plus to fund Caltech’s research. (Courtesy: Caltech) Microscopic closeup of technology used in Calte...
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How Donald Bren’s $100 million gift powers Caltech space electricity idea

A solar panel in a lab of the Space Solar Power Project at Caltech. Donald Bren donated $100 million to this project. (Courtesy: Caltech) Sketch of solar array from the Space Solar Power Project at Caltech. Donald Bren donated $100 million to this project. (Courtesy: Caltech) Microscopic closeup of technology used in Caltech’s Solar Space Power Project. Donald Bren has given $100 million-plus to fund the research. (Courtesy: Caltech) A look at how thin the solar panels are for Caltech’s S...
Tags: Amazon, Energy, Business, Real Estate, Science, News, Education, California, Housing, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Richard Branson, Silicon Valley, Pasadena, Local News


LA County tops 1,000 hospitalizations as Delta variant complicates coronavirus battle

Coronavirus-related hospitalizations climbed over 1,000 in Los Angeles County on Friday, July 30, hitting that level for the first time since May, as the Delta variant expanded its resurgent spread across the region — and the nation. The enduring outbreak has not yet resulted in the kind of overwhelming hospitalization numbers reported in January, when local medical centers were were filled with more than 8,000 people sickened by the virus. But it nonetheless has public health experts deeply wor...
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How and Why to Get a College-Level Education Free Online [Infographic]

A college education isn’t just for the fresh out of high school crowd. Adults that have been creating their niche in the workforce are going back in droves. Why? For starters, as technology changes, so does the landscape of many jobs. You may need training to learn skills needed for a career change. But should you go back to college? There is more than one way to extend your knowledge base in your field. Unless the company you want to work with requires it, why not be self-taught instead of goi...
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Coronavirus patients in LA County hospitals continue to increase

Los Angeles County reported 2,089 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths on Sunday, July 25, though officials said the number of cases and deaths likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend. The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals continued to rise Sunday, increasing to 745 from 716 a day earlier, according to state figures. There were 161 COVID-19 patients in intensive care, up from 154 on Saturday. Sunday’s figures bring the county’s totals to 1,281,760 cases and ...
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COVID variant continues relentless spread in LA County, even among vaccinated residents

A relentless surge of COVID-19 cases continued in Los Angeles County on Thursday, July 22, as another 2,700 cases were reported, with the percentage of infections occurring among fully vaccinated residents steadily rising. In fact, during the month of June, 20% of all newly reported COVID infections in the county occurred among people who had been fully vaccinated. That was up from 11% in May and 5% in April. But Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said the increase is normal given the continu...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Nbc, Education, Kaiser Permanente, Government, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Community, Aeg, Disneyland, Eric Clapton


LA County business owners become reluctant enforcers as coronavirus rules tighten up

Atika Enciso discusses how business owners deal with shoppers who refuse to wear masks, what directions they give to their employees and whether their employees express concerns about enforcing public health guidelines and dealing with difficult customers. Enciso runs her business, Studio Blo inside Pout Beauty Bar in North Hollywood.(Photo by Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer) Atika Enciso strives for excellent customer service, but when a client walks into Studio Blo, her North Hollyw...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Michelin, Pasadena, Local News, Moses, Los Angeles County, Japan Australia


LA County reports uptick in nursing home cases, as coronavirus numbers continue to rise

Cases of coronavirus in Los Angeles County continued to go in the wrong direction on Tuesday, July 20, with public health officials confirming a slight uptick in skilled nursing facilities partly because of “breakthrough” cases among people already vaccinated. L.A. County Public Health reported that for the week ending July 11, 25 people at skilled nursing facilities tested positive for COVID-19, including three new cases among residents and 22 among staff. The spike has caught the attention of ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Delta, Long Beach, Community, Capitol Hill, Pasadena, San Joaquin, Capitol


As LA County rekindles mask mandate, 1,827 new cases of COVID-19, 11 deaths posted Saturday

Los Angeles County residents will awaken Sunday morning to revived face-covering rules, slated to go into effect late Saturday night amid newly surging coronavirus statistics. The county reported 1,827 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths on Saturday, as health officials attributed the recent spike to the more infectious Delta variant and the intermingling of unmasked individuals in areas where vaccination status is unknown. Many businesses put the rules back in place early and masks w...
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LA County soars over 1,000 coronavirus infections for fifth straight day

LOS ANGELES — With local COVID-19 infection numbers surging upward, topping 1,000 new cases for the fifth straight day, Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday, July 13, lamented continued resistance to vaccines while health officials announced an outreach effort to bring shots to people’s doors. The county reported 1,103 new COVID cases on Tuesday, lifting the cumulative total from throughout the pandemic to 1,259,772. The county also reported 12 new fatalities due to the virus, increasing th...
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LA County coronavirus cases soar over 1,100 as Delta Variant spreads

Providing further evidence of increased spread of COVID-19, Los Angeles County’s daily number of new infections soared past the 1,100 mark on Friday, July 9, doubling the number from just a week ago and the highest figure reported in a single day since March. The county Department of Public Health reported 1,107 new COVID cases on Friday, compared to 549 reported last Friday. The daily number of new infections has been rising steadily for at least two weeks, with officials blaming the rapid spre...
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LA County reports 436 coronavirus cases, 2 deaths as holiday weekend inches toward its close

Los Angeles County reported 436 new cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths on Monday, July 5, though health officials said the number of cases and deaths likely reflect reporting delays over the holiday weekend. Hospitalizations in the county due to COVID-19 dropped from 284 to 273, with the number of COVID patients in ICU units declining from 77 to 65, according to state figures. Monday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,252,739 cases and 24,504 fatalities since the pandemic began,...
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 LA, Long Beach get $25 million investment for zero emission vehicle infrastructure at ports

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia on Tuesday, June 29 announced a $25 million investment in zero emission vehicle infrastructure to help LA achieve its Green New Deal goals and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach meet the Clean Air Action Plan. “The clean transportation revolution is not a distant dream for a far-off future — it’s a reality happening on our streets and at our ports right now,” Garcetti said. “Our communities on the front lines of skyrocketing...
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LA County reports 366 new coronavirus cases as numbers continue to tick upward

Los Angeles County reported 366 new cases of COVID-19 and seven additional deaths on Saturday, June 26, as the number of new infections continued to inch higher. Saturday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,249,065 cases and 24,474 fatalities since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. According to state figures, there were 231 people hospitalized in the county due to COVID-19 as of Saturday, up from 229 on Friday. There were 55 COVID patient...
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LA County reports uptick in coronavirus cases; no concern about possible surge yet

Los Angeles County on Thursday, June 24, reported its highest daily number of new COVID-19 infections since mid-May, and it is also seeing slight but noticeable increases in hospitalizations and testing-positivity rates, but the public health director said she is not immediately concerned about a virus surge. “Obviously the numbers are really, really low still. Really low,” Barbara Ferrer said. “Case rates are low, test positivity is low. You all remember how high those numbers have been for us....
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LA Country reports uptick in coronavirus cases; no concern about possible surge yet

Los Angeles County on Thursday, June 24, reported its highest daily number of new COVID-19 infections since mid-May, and it is also seeing slight but noticeable increases in hospitalizations and testing-positivity rates, but the public health director said she is not immediately concerned about a virus surge. “Obviously the numbers are really, really low still. Really low,” Barbara Ferrer said. “Case rates are low, test positivity is low. You all remember how high those numbers have been for us....
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LADWP unveils ‘Racial Equity Action Plan’ in response to Garcetti’s directive

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on Tuesday, June 22, unveiled a plan to advance racial equity within its own ranks and programs in response to an executive directive issued by Mayor Eric Garcetti. LADWP’s “Racial Equity Action Plan,” which was partly unveiled at the LADWP Board of Commissioners meeting Tuesday, includes launching a workforce development initiative to create good paying jobs and career opportunities for communities that have been historically disadvantaged. “The dep...
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Already had COVID-19? LA County health officials say you still need a vaccination

LOS ANGELES — Continuing to urge residents to get vaccinated, particularly as a highly infectious “Delta” variant of COVID-19 spreads, county officials stressed on Tuesday, June 22, that people who were previously infected with COVID still need to get the vaccine, because their natural immunity won’t last. County Supervisor Hilda Solis said during Tuesday’s board meeting that she asked a parent over the weekend if his children were vaccinated, and he said no because “they’ve already had COVID.” ...
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LA Care Health Plan commits $5 million to new South LA medical school program

LOS ANGELES — As part of its $155 million commitment to attract physicians to underserved areas, L.A. Care Health Plan announced Monday, June 21 that it is giving $5 million to help fund the creation of a South L.A. medical school program focused on serving under-resourced communities. The donation will support the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, an historically black private medical school in Willowbrook that trains 28 medical students each year through a partnership with UC...
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LA artistic community teams up with elected officials to boost ‘Save The Performing Arts Act’

Actor Ben Guillory speaks out in support of art during a press conference with small BIPOC theater leaders supporting SB 805 (Save The Performing Arts Act of 2021) at the Los Angeles Theatre Center in downtown Los Angeles on Monday, June 21, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) City Councilman Kevin De León visits with Actor Edward James Olmos as they both came out to speak in support of SB 805 (Save The Performing Arts Act of 2021) during a press conference at the ...
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LA County urges employers to verify workers’ vaccine status despite honor system

Saying COVID-19 is now “a pandemic of unvaccinated people,” Los Angeles County’s public health director urged employers on Monday, June 21, to verify workers’ vaccination status to determine if they should be wearing masks at work, despite the state allowing a self-attestation honor system. Although she expressed optimism that workers in the county will continue “doing what’s right” and being honest about their vaccination status, Barbara Ferrer said the threat of COVID-19 variants — such as the...
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LA County posts 258 new coronavirus cases, 3 more deaths on Sunday

Los Angeles County reported 258 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths on Sunday, June 20, while continuing to track the proliferation of coronavirus variants. Sunday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,247,618 cases and 24,441 fatalities since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. According to state figures, there were 213 people hospitalized in the county due to COVID-19 as of Sunday, down from 219 on Saturday. There were 45 COVI...
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LA County reports 255 new coronavirus cases, 9 deaths on Saturday

Los Angeles County reported 255 new cases of COVID-19 and nine additional deaths on Saturday, June 19, while continuing to track the proliferation of coronavirus variants. Saturday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,247,361 cases and 24,439 fatalities since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. According to state figures, there were 219 people hospitalized in the county due to COVID-19 as of Saturday, the same as Friday. There were 38 COVID ...
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