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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...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Cdc, Government, India, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Arizona, Delta, Davis, Long Beach, Community


Q&A: With updated coronavirus measures in place, here’s what the new school year will look like for LAUSD

When Los Angeles Unified students return to campuses a month from now, staff and students, with some exceptions, will be expected to wear a mask indoors, as they did when schools reopened in the spring. But those who are fully vaccinated will no longer have to undergo regular COVID-19 testing, a major departure from district protocols in the spring when all staff and students on campus were to be tested weekly. And student athletes will be back to their regular sports schedules this fall. Those ...
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As elective surgeries return, Red Cross urges LA County to donate blood amid severe shortage

As hospitals return to elective surgeries, the American Red Cross experiences a severe blood shortage. The nonprofit’s Los Angeles chapter is rushing to collect more than 1,000 additional blood donations each day to meet the demand as hospitals see an influx of patients with traumas, organ transplants while handling elective surgeries and emergency room visits. The American Red Cross urges donors of all blood types, particularly type O and those giving platelets, to make an appointment as soon a...
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Gov. Newsom pushes vaccinations as LA County’s coronavirus hospitalizations climb above 400

BELL GARDENS — The number of people hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County topped 400 on Wednesday, July 14, continuing a slow but steady month-long increase that has prompted concern among health care officials and led to another call from Gov. Gavin Newsom for people to get vaccinated. “I cannot impress upon you more the power of getting vaccinated,” Newsom said during an appearance in Bell Gardens. “If we want to extinguish this pandemic, this disease, we’ve got to get vaccinated....
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Gov. Newsom, LA County officials gather to trumpet $262 billion state budget

California Governor Gavin Newsom holds a copy of the California State budget after ceremonially signing it during a rally in Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Newsom signed the budget that includes the $100 billion California Comeback Plan on July 12th. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) California Governor Gavin Newsom during a rally in Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) California Governor Gavin Newsom durin...
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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’s coronavirus surge endures: 1,113 new cases, 4 deaths reported Sunday

Los Angeles County reported 1,113 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths on Sunday, July 11 — the third consecutive day that more than 1,000 new cases were reported. Officials said the number of cases and deaths are likely to reflect reporting delays over the weekend. The number of people hospitalized in Los Angeles County due to the virus dropped from 373 to 372, according to state figures. There were 82 people in intensive care as of Sunday, up from 79 the previous day. Sunday’s figu...
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LA County reports rising coronavirus transmission among unvaccinated young

Los Angeles County’s alarming spike in coronavirus cases continued on Saturday, July 10, as officials reported another 1,094 new cases of COVID-19 and eight additional deaths. The number of people hospitalized in Los Angeles County due to the virus is also rising steadily, swelling from 336 on Friday to 373, according to state figures. There were 79 people in intensive care as of Saturday, down from 83 the previous day. Local health authorities also said Saturday that transmission of COVID-19 is...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Community, Staples Center, Black, Los Angeles County, Hollywood Bowl, Ferrer


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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California schools will still require masks despite CDC guidelines

Students and teachers will still need to wear masks while indoors at school, state officials announced Friday, July 9, after the federal Centers for Disease Control had said that wasn’t necessary. The requirement will help make sure every student is treated the same, California Department of Public Health officials said. And school facilities can’t accommodate enough physical distancing, so mandatory masking and “robust testing” will continue, said Dr. Mark Ghaly, California Health & Human Servi...
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Steady rise in coronavirus cases rekindles LA County officials’ worries

As a result of people socializing more and the Delta variant circulating more widely, Los Angeles County public health officials reported Thursday the biggest increase in new COVID-19 cases since March. Public health officials reported 839 new COVID-19 positive cases Thursday, July 8, representing another startling increase as case rates began to rise earlier this week. Among ethnic groups, Black residents reported the most significant increase in new cases for a 170% increase from last week. Ca...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United States, South Dakota, Community, Tokyo, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer


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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Old Glory waves anew as July 4 events bring folks together; officials still urge pandemic-era caution

Bill Aguayo and his Maltese friends, Buddy, Misty and Mindy, ride to promote pet safety during Justin Rudd’s annual Great American Bike Parade at Belmont Shore in Long Beach on Sunday, July 4, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Thomas Wilkins and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra perform patriotic favorites during the Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood on Saturday, July 3, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Justin Rudd’s annua...
Tags: Health, Hollywood, News, Education, Holidays, Government, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Local News, Rudd, Beach, San Pedro, Peninsula, Los Angeles County


LA County’s daily coronavirus cases top 500 again; officials urge caution over July 4 holiday

Another 549 COVID-19 infections were reported in Los Angeles County on Friday, July 2, the largest number since April and the second straight day the figure has topped 500, prompting more calls for residents to get vaccinated and exercise caution over the Fourth of July weekend. The rolling average rate of people testing positive for the virus also continued inching upward in the county, although the figure still remains very low at just 1.3%. That’s up from 1.2% on Thursday but is more than fou...
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LA County hasn’t had this many daily coronavirus cases since mid-April

Los Angeles County reported its highest daily number of new COVID-19 infections since mid-April on Thursday, July 1, continuing an upward trend that began following the statewide lifting of health restrictions and could be driven in part by spread of a highly contagious coronavirus variant. According to numbers released by the county Department of Public Health, 506 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Friday, more than double the average daily number the county was reporting in mid-June, when th...
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Coronavirus cases continue to tick upward in LA County

Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 numbers continued moving in the wrong direction on Wednesday, June 30, with the daily number of new cases and the rate of people testing positive for the virus doubling from their levels of two weeks ago. The county Department of Public Health insisted that the rates are still well below the levels seen during the winter surge of COVID-19, but the increase in community transmission of the virus is “concerning.” The county reported 422 new cases on Wednesday, the hig...
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Indian tech startup exposed Byju’s student data

India-based technology startup Salesken.ai has secured an exposed server that was spilling private and sensitive data on one of its customers, Byju’s, an education technology giant and India’s most valuable startup. The server was left unprotected since at least June 14, according to historical data provided by Shodan, a search engine for exposed devices and databases. Because the server was without a password, anyone could access the data inside. Security researcher Anurag Sen found the exposed...
Tags: Security, Education, Privacy, Government, India, Tech, Spokesperson, United States, Search Engine, Bengaluru, Shodan, Byju, Sequoia Capital India, Byju's, Online Tutoring, Anurag Sen


 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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Ferrer: LA County mask advice is ‘sensible’ step to fight coronavirus variant

Stressing the move is only a recommendation, Los Angeles County’s public health director said on Tuesday, June 29, that a call for residents to wear masks in indoor public settings is partially aimed at preventing an already contagious COVID-19 variant from becoming even more dangerously infectious. The county Department of Public Health on Monday “strongly” recommended that all residents — regardless of vaccination status — resume wearing masks in indoor public places, citing the rapid spread o...
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LA County reports 239 new coronavirus cases; concern endures over infectious “Delta” variant

Los Angeles County reported 239 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths on Sunday, June 27, though the number of cases and deaths likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend. Sunday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,249,304 cases and 24,477 fatalities since the pandemic began, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health said. According to state figures, there were 238 people hospitalized in the county due to COVID-19 as of Sunday, up from 231 on Saturday. There wer...
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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 coronavirus cases inch upward again; health officials push testing, vaccines

The daily number of new COVID-19 infections in Los Angeles County inched upward again on Friday, June 25, reaching levels not seen in about six weeks, as health officials continued urging people to get tested if they develop symptoms of the virus, even if they are vaccinated. The county’s daily testing-positivity rate also inched up, reported at 0.8% on Friday, up from 0.74% on Thursday. Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said Thursday that the county was seeing slight but definite increases ...
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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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LA County official say infectious COVID-19 ‘Delta’ variant should spur continued precautions

Los Angeles County’s public health director again on Wednesday, June 23, urged cautionary measures while working or attending events indoors, noting that the highly infectious “Delta” strain of COVID-19 is spreading locally and nationally, particularly among unvaccinated people. The “Delta” variant is blamed for rampant infections in India and other virus hotspots worldwide. While current vaccines are considered effective against the variant, it can spread easily among the unvaccinated populatio...
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LAUSD, entertainer/tech leader will.i.am unite to rev up students’ STEAM skills

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner and Gala Robotics Team compete with rapper/tech entrepreneur will.i.am in a robotics match as the two launch FIRST Robotics clubs at LAUSD middle and high schools on Wednesday, June 23, 2021 at Theodore Roosevelt High School in Boyle Heights. The district will be joined by the i.am Angel Foundation, founded in 2009 by will.i.am to support STEM education in his hometown of Boyle Heights. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LAUSD School ...
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Rallying outside meeting, students, community members urge LAUSD board to defund school police

As budget talks were taking place inside, more than 100 people gathered outside the Los Angeles Unified School District headquarters in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 22, to urge the school board to defund the Los Angeles Schools Police Department and reallocate those funds to academic and social services for students. Students, parents, teachers and community members belonging to Reclaim Our Schools call on the school board to fully defund and abolish the LAUSD School Police during a...
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