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Areas hardest hit by COVID-19 in LA County are least likely to be vaccinated

In the push to inoculate as many people as possible with a limited supply of coronavirus vaccine, public health officials in Los Angeles County have noticed a disturbing trend they say is indicative of the coronavirus pandemic overall and the health care system in general. Those in communities hit hardest by the coronavirus were now the least likely to be vaccinated, and those disparities fell largely along both economic and racial lines. Among the top 10 communities with the highest rates of co...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Kaiser Permanente, Government, Merck, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Biden, Jack, Patricia, Los Angeles County


With more federal coronavirus relief likely, LA County scrutinizes impact of CARES dollars

Gearing up for more federal coronavirus relief money, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 23, called for a detailed report on the impact of CARES Act dollars the county received last year. A key element of the 2020 CARES Act was the Coronavirus Relief Fund, through which the county received $1.057 billion. Coupled with state funding, county coronavirus aid totaled $1.22 billion, which helped pay for such efforts as virus testing, food distribution, personal protective eq...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Associated Press, LA County, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Hilda Solis, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


LA County officials have harsh words for coronavirus vaccine inequity – and line-jumping cheaters

Just one week away from expanding eligibility for the coronavirus vaccine by up to 1.8 million people, Los Angeles County officials are worried the online system required by the state to book appointments will continue to pose challenges in communities hit hardest by the pandemic. Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Hilda Solis said on Tuesday, Feb. 23, that she was “not surprised,” but nonetheless “disgusted” by certain people using any means necessary to obtain vaccine doses. “I can tell you I was...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Dhs, Soccer, Community, County, Los Angeles County, Southland, Ferrer, Board of Supervisors, LA County


Coronavirus: Schools line up to reopen as LA County lays out the path

With coronavirus case rates in Los Angeles County now below a level deemed acceptable by the state to open grade schools, students at close to 300 elementary school were poised to get back to class and hundreds more schools could open in a matter of weeks. Average daily case rates in L.A. County reached 20 per 100,000 people as of Tuesday, officially falling below the state’s threshold of 25 cases per 100,000 to open schools grades Pre-Kindergarten to 6th Grade. For those schools that do reopen,...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Kaiser Permanente, La, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Pomona, Los Angeles County, Carson, Ferrer, LA County


Cal State LA hosts first federally supported coronavirus mass vaccine site – with many more to come

A massive COVID-19 vaccination site opened at Cal State Los Angeles on Tuesday, where Gov. Gavin Newsom and a slate of military, federal and local leaders ushered in the first of what is expected to be 100 such sites across the nation — all of them federally supported and state-managed. Newsom declared the sprawling campus maxi-center a significant step toward assuring equity in delivering the vaccines, determinedly placed amid a hot zone for COVID-19 surrounded by multiple densely populated com...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Colorado, California, La, Government, Sport, Soccer, Fema, Community, Oakland, Biden, Disneyland, Orange County


LA County leaders seek faster release of FEMA funds to help extend hotel rooms for homeless

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, Feb. 9, to lobby the federal government to more quickly fund the sheltering people experiencing homelessness in programs such as Project Roomkey — if not provide the funding upfront. The approval of the motion, authored by Supervisors Janice Hahn and Hilda Solis, comes on the heels of the Biden Administration’s announcement last month that the Federal Emergency Management Agency would provide 100% reimbursement, rather than the typical 7...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Washington, La, Government, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Fema, Community, Homeless, Biden, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council


LA County vows to increase equity for coronavirus vaccines in hardest hit areas

One of the key aspects health officials tried to rely on to ensure the coronavirus vaccine reaches people in communities hardest hit by the virus involved using dozens of federally qualified health clinics specially tailored to provide care in underserved areas. There was just one problem. The vaccines being administered at those health clinics were not earmarked in any way for patients who use the clinic or for other people in the nearby community. Instead, many of those vaccination appointment...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Blacks, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, Board of Supervisors, LA County, Ryan Carter, Solis


L.A. County hospitals decompress as coronavirus continues gradual slowdown

Many Los Angeles County hospitals were beginning, to gradually return to normal, although patient levels still remained relatively high, health officials said Monday, Feb. 8. This was a welcomed sign of relief, officials said, after hospitals were stretched to their limits for weeks in response to a historic surge in new coronavirus patients that peaked a month ago. But it did not mean the county was completely out of the woods yet, officials warned. There were now 4,079 COVID-19 patients admitt...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Lausd, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, Knott, Solis, SeaWorld San Diego


L.A. County’s first priority will be second-dose COVID vaccinations this week

If you’re looking to get your second coronavirus vaccination this week, you’re Los Angeles County’s first priority. Appointments for first doses, meanwhile, may be difficult to come by. At the county-operated large-scale vaccination sites, only a limited number of first doses will be administered Monday, Feb. 8; the rest of the week’s mega-site appointments will be reserved solely for people in need of their second dose of the medication. Meanwhile, the county on Sunday, Feb. 7, cleared another ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Supreme Court, Education, California, Kaiser Permanente, Government, Paul Simon, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Associated Press, Pasadena, County


5 vaccination mega-centers open in L.A. County today – but are there enough doses to stock them?

Fueled by an increasingly uncertain supply of much-coveted coronavirus vaccines, Los Angeles County aimed to roll out five new large-scale vaccination centers, all at high-profile settings around the region, on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The array of new vaccination centers will be in addition to the giant parking-lot clinic at Dodger Stadium — perhaps the largest vaccination site in the nation — and 75 smaller sites the county is already operating. Though all the sites are quite recognizable to Southlan...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Washington, Government, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, San Diego, Community, San Diego County, Eric Garcetti, Valencia


11,366 new cases reported as L.A. County battles new coronavirus strain

Officials urged residents to adhere to Los Angeles County’s “Safer at Home” orders a day after public health officials confirmed that the swifter spreading B.1.1.7 variant of coronavirus was present in the county. Health officials reported 11,366 new cases of COVID-19 and 108 additional deaths on Sunday, Jan. 17, bringing the county’s totals to 1,014,662 cases and 13,848 fatalities. County health officials said, however, that the number of new cases reported Sunday reflects an undercount because...
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L.A. officials want to cancel January homeless count, amid coronavirus concerns

A homeless count typically conducted in the Los Angeles area that relies on the help of thousands of volunteers during the month of January could be canceled amid concerns that it would be unsafe and impractical in the middle of a pandemic. In recent years, the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) has been conducting the count annually. The count is only required every two years — in the odd-number years — when the agency applies for funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urb...
Tags: News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Homelessness, Soccer, Glendale, Community, Hud, Homeless, CalTrans, Venice, Biden, Northridge, Los Angeles County


Holly Mitchell sworn in to all-female LA County Board of Supervisors, representing District 2

Holly Mitchell was sworn-in to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Sunday, Dec. 6, giving the five-member board all female members for the first time. “I look forward to bringing my commitment to equity and justice to this historic, all-women led Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and continuing to fight for all residents to have the resources they need to thrive,” Mitchell said after defeating Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson, 60.6%-39.4%, in the Nov. 3 election. Mitch...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Biden, Lapd, Los Angeles City Council, Mitchell, Legislature, Los Angeles County, Wesson


L.A. County will assess needs of coronavirus ‘long-haulers’

Highlighting concerns about COVID-19 “long-haulers,” the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Oct. 13, directed health and mental health officials to assess the needs of patients who may struggle with the effects of the virus for months. Supervisor Hilda Solis recommended that the county also consider collecting data on long-term symptoms. “Unfortunately, there is mounting evidence that the effects of COVID-19 can last weeks to months among survivors, with many often unable to ret...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, La, Government, Sport, Soccer, National Institutes of Health, Disneyland, Anthony Fauci, Collins, American Medical Association, Nov, Fauci, Solis


LA County to reopen breweries, wineries and cardrooms outdoors next week

Cardrooms, breweries and wineries will be allowed to reopen outdoors in Los Angeles County with an array of modifications next week, a split Board of Supervisors decided late in their meeting Tuesday Sept. 29. The decision to allow the additional sectors to reopen, which was already allowed by the state, came down to a 3-2 vote with Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sheila Kuehl dissenting. “It concerns me that this comes before us with insufficient notification and we’ve done well in terms of ...
Tags: Business, News, Education, Government, NFL, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Disneyland, Health And Human Services, Disney World, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, Board of Supervisors, LA County


LA County won’t reopen more sectors, despite lack of post-Labor Day coronavirus surge

In the weeks after Labor Day, Los Angeles County did not experience the type of surge in new coronavirus cases that followed Memorial Day and July 4 weekend, Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer told the county Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Nonetheless, supervisors and county health officials decided not to open any new business sectors or public venues. With case rates, deaths and hospitalizations all declining — in some cases dipping below levels seen in the spring — Ferrer said ...
Tags: Business, News, Education, Government, NFL, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Disneyland, Health And Human Services, Disney World, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, Board of Supervisors, Barger


Meet the 10 candidates running for the LAUSD school board seat left vacant by Ref Rodriguez

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | LA School Report The 10 candidates in the race for L.A. Unified’s vacant school board seat have been in full swing participating in community forums and other public events as Tuesday’s special election approaches. The new board member for Board District 5 will represent about 100,000 students in some very different communities: from the heavily Latino southeast cities — including Huntington Park, Maywood and Bell — and from the more affluent neighborhoods north of d...
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A big LAUSD special election is on Tuesday. But Latino turnout will likely be small

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | LA School Report Next week’s special election for the vacant school board seat is expected to draw “minuscule” voter turnout, and experts predict Latino participation will be even lower, particularly in the board district’s poorer southeast section, where Latinos make up almost the entire enrollment and where the most struggling schools are located. But despite the urgency of improving educational outcomes for students living in the southeast communities, most likely...
Tags: News, Education, California, Mexico, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Honduras, Voters, City Council, Local News, Berkeley, Eric Garcetti, Paul Goodwin


LAUSD teachers strike, Day 2: Beutner urges teachers to get back to classroom, says district lost $25 million on first day of walkout

As thousands of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers headed back to the picket lines Tuesday, the district’s chief urged teachers and their union to come back to the classroom, and made a plea for a renewed effort to seek funding from Sacramento to meet teachers’ demands. “Our students are best served with an educator in every classroom,” said LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner in a morning news conference. “We need our educators back in our classrooms, helping to inspire our students.”...
Tags: News, Education, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Wilmington, South Los Angeles, San Pedro High School, Gipson


LAUSD teachers strike, Day 2: Here’s what’s happening today

Thousands of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers were headed to the picket lines Tuesday for a second day of striking over demands for smaller class size, a pay hike and more resources in local classrooms. After two years of negotiations that found little common ground between the teachers union and district, thousands of teachers made good on a threat to strike on Monday — the first district walkout since 1989. They formed picket lines outside schools across the vast district and conve...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Wilmington, South Los Angeles, San Pedro High School, Gipson, SAG AFTRA


How businesses in Los Angeles County plan on attacking poverty

The Los Angeles County Business Federation is looking to lift a million county residents out of poverty. The organization, better known as BizFed, unveiled a #BusinessMakesLAWork initiative Tuesday that’s designed to do just that. The initiative was highlighted as BizFed officials and more than 50 current and former leaders from across L.A. County gathered on the steps of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration in Los Angeles to mark the organization’s 10th anniversary. “This is our next 10-year...
Tags: Business, Education, California, Housing, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Poverty, Soccer, Community, Los Angeles County, Hernandez, Hilda Solis, Public Policy Institute of California, Antonio Villaraigosa, Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality



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