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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...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Putin, California, Government, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Mit, Public Health, Harvard, Soccer, United Kingdom, Delta, Community


Five young leaders appointed to LA County’s first-ever youth commission

Five young leaders have been appointed to join Los Angeles County’s first-ever Youth Commission, charged with transforming the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, it was announced on Tuesday, June 22. The commission is set to formally launch in July with a total of 15 commissioners. Its goal is to give youth with experience in the child welfare and juvenile systems a chance to lend their voice to reforms. “We are grateful to all the youth who inspired this commission and for those who ha...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Ucla, Mitchell, Southern California, Cooper, Los Angeles County, Amanda, Board of Supervisors, Hernandez, Barger


‘I feel whole today’: LA ceremony welcomes 26 new U.S. citizens

Weary of being treated like a second-class citizen, Mona Farhangi left her home country of Iran for the United States in 2013. On Thursday, June 17, she felt a first-class rush. Seera Doreen, 31, of Long Beach who came from Uganda five years ago, celebrates becoming a U.S. citizen during U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services World Refugee Day naturalization ceremony at the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily ...
Tags: Japan, News, Education, La, Government, Immigration, Los Angeles, Sport, Society, Iran, Uganda, Soccer, United States, Glendale, Long Beach, Ethiopia


LA County considers paying rent for low-income tenants

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted on Tuesday, June 8, to look at ways to help pay off rent balances accumulated during the pandemic by low-income tenants. Supervisor Hilda Solis said the county needs to step in to avoid a larger crisis for those tenants as well as small landlords. “There are many households that have been left in financial despair with high levels of rental debt,” Solis said. “According to some estimates, tenants in L.A. County owe nearly $1 billion. ...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Housing, La, Government, Senate, Sport, Soccer, Community, Rent, Disneyland, Mitchell, Affordable Housing, Calderon


Most COVID-19 restrictions will vanish June 15 – but not everywhere in LA County

While the bulk of COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted on June 15, Los Angeles County’s public health director warned that rules requiring masking and physical distancing will remain in place in some settings — most notably in schools, on public transit and in health-care facilities. “There are a few sectors where masking and distancing protections will be retained given the high risk of either unknown vaccination status, large number of people who are not vaccinated or the fact that they are, b...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Cdc, Washington, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Disneyland, Black, St John, Inglewood


LA coalition offers up a ‘neutral space’ for officials to come together to address homelessness

A coalition of leaders from around Los Angeles County on Wednesday, May 19, issued a potentially groundbreaking proposal to bring together local and state elected officials to decide how to tackle homelessness — and to help settle differences that arise around the often divisive issue. As the homeless crisis worsens in the region, officials from various organizations pointed to a lack of a centralized entity to settle disputes over how to choose the proper approach or use available resources. Th...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Community, Homeless, City Council, Chatsworth, Eric Garcetti


Group calls on LAUSD officials to adopt ‘racially just’ budget

Eloisa Galindo, A LAUSD parent speaks along with other parents, students, teachers and community members during a press conference and rally to call on the Los Angeles Unified School District to fund what they’re calling a “safe and racially just” pandemic recovery. With LAUSD set to receive more than $1.5B for pandemic recovery, speakers will outline their proposal for transforming public schools in front of the LAUSD headquarters in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 13, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmi...
Tags: Budget, News, Education, Cdc, La, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Coalition, Long Beach, Lausd, Chatsworth, Social Justice, Black, Board of Education


LAUSD school board votes to increase funding to schools based off a student needs index formula

At the same time district officials are grappling with how to help students recover from the coronavirus pandemic, the Los Angeles Unified school board has decided to more than double the amount of money distributed to schools based on a formula that takes into account student needs. The district’s Student Equity Needs Index formula is used to calculate how much funds to give each school based on the needs and challenges facing its student population. Schools serving a greater number of students...
Tags: Budget, News, Education, California, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Disneyland, Garcia, Board of Education, Dana, McKenna, Goldberg, LA City Council


LAUSD, Sen. Padilla pitch power of transitioning to electric school buses

A vender sells apparel in front of a LAUSD gas school bus lot across the street from a news conference on electrifying America’s school bus fleet on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in another bus yard in Los Angeles. U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla and Rep. Tony Cárdenas were on hand to discuss their legislation, Clean Commute for Kids Act, that would invest $25 billion to replace diesel buses with electric buses. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) In front of a LAUSD electric school bus ...
Tags: Health, Energy, News, Education, Congress, Government, Environment, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House, Community, Lausd, SEIU, City Council


Cypress College failed to be ‘anti-racist’ by not defending professor in viral video, faculty union says

The faculty union at Cypress College has taken the administration to task for not defending the professor who repeatedly interrupted a student in an online speech class as he tried to argue that many police officers could be seen as heroes. “The failure to issue a clear and strong statement of support for faculty under the existing circumstances is a failure to be anti-racist,” said signed by Christie Diep, president of United Faculty of the North Orange County Community College District, and ...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, College, America, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Universities, Colleges, South, Ellis, District, Cypress College, LA City Council, Top Stories LADN


LA City Council weighs legislation to combat perinatal depression

Four Los Angeles City Council members on Tuesday, May 4, introduced a legislation package aimed at helping pregnant women and new mothers who are struggling with depression and other mental health issues. The package introduced by Council President Nury Martinez, Councilman Paul Koretz and Councilwomen Nithya Raman and Monica Rodriguez includes two resolutions and a motion in an effort to raise awareness, destigmatize and support women who suffer from perinatal depression and other mental health...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Council, Terry, Sierra, Assembly, Martinez, Joanna, Rodriguez, Raman, Reseda


LA City Council creates new youth council, hearkening back to Tom Bradley’s era

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday, May 4, unanimously voted to create a youth council similar to one created by former Mayor Tom Bradley, which two of the council members served on. Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley in 1982. Associated Press The motion, introduced by Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez and Councilmen Mark Ridley-Thomas and Paul Koretz, instructed the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment to create the “Olivia Mitchell Youth Council” made up of two youth representatives from eac...
Tags: News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Los Angeles City Council, Mitchell, Bradley, Rodriguez, Tom Bradley, LA City Council, Mark Ridley Thomas, Tom LaBonge


CSUN lands nearly $3 million grant to support biomedical sciences students

Cal State Northridge announced Tuesday, May 4, that it has received a nearly $3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to support biomedical sciences students who want to eventually earn a doctorate. The five-year grant will fund the Undergraduate Research Training Initiative for Student Enhancement (U-RISE), which is designed to equip undergraduate students with skills that will make them more competitive for entry into graduate programs, according to the university. The grant — w...
Tags: Science, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Community, National Institutes of Health, Lausd, Science Education, CSUN, LA County, Tom Bradley, Cal State Northridge, LA City Council, Zavala, MariaElena Zavala


Urgent timeline set by federal judge to put roofs over Skid Row’s homeless

A federal judge has set out a whirlwind schedule for the city and county of Los Angeles, issuing an order Tuesday, April 20, demanding that the Skid Row’s homeless be housed or sheltered by October. U.S. District Judge David Carter, who presides over a labyrinthine case in which plaintiffs argue that public officials have not done enough to address Los Angeles’s homelessness crisis, ordered up the urgent timeline, arguing in a 110-page order that “for decades in Los Angeles, the desperation of i...
Tags: Business, News, Education, Government, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Manhattan, Homeless, Eric Garcetti, Carter, Drew Pinsky, Bruce, Barger, LA County


Headed back to work with pandemic easing? Here’s how to get over that pet-owner anxiety

Silvia Sanchez and daughter Arianna Pineda take care of Lexi, but will have less time at home for her now that the pandemic is easing. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Silvia Sanchez and daughter Arianna Pineda take care of Lexi, but will have less time at home for her now that the pandemic is easing. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Silvia Sanchez and daughter Arianna Pineda take care of Lexi...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Pets, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Fda, Pet Adoption, Pomona, Ellis, Sánchez


Board’s vote puts LAUSD on path to providing universal preschool by 2024

LAUSD School Board President Kelly Gonez launches a push for universal preschool in Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 with UTLA Vice President Julie Van Winkle and School Board Member Jackie Goldberg at LAUSD’s Arminta Early Education Center in North Hollywood on Wednesday, April 14, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Children return to a second day of preschool at LAUSD’s Arminta Early Education Center in North Hollywood where LAUSD School Board President ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United States, Community, Lausd, Chinatown, Gavin Newsom, Board, LA County


LA City Council president urges equitable allocation of coronavirus relief funds

Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez introduced a motion on Wednesday, April 14, calling for the city to consider using the $1.35 billion it’s getting from the federal American Rescue Plan to help women, families, children and underserved communities. “We cannot simply balance the budget and return to business as usual,” she said in a statement. “This pandemic has highlighted systemic inequities throughout this city. We must use this budget and any future federal funding, to lift up ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Council, Los Angeles City Council, Martinez, Center for American Progress, Universal Studios Hollywood


LA City Council will boost unarmed crisis response, universal basic income to reinvest LAPD dollars

In December, Mayor Eric Garcetti took the unusual step of vetoing a City Council plan for reinvesting Los Angeles police department dollars into communities of color. Garcetti said he would be happy to sign off on a revised proposal that included some changes, including the creation of an unarmed crisis response program to respond to 911 calls, especially when it involves someone experiencing a mental health episode. The mayor will get that chance on Tuesday, March 2. A revamped spending plan sh...
Tags: Business, Politics, Hollywood, News, Minnesota, Education, Government, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Community, City Council, Lapd, Eric Garcetti


Academic Decathlon team from El Camino Real Charter HS win independent regional competition again

  The Academic Decathlon team, 2020-2021, from El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills. (Photo collage by Stephanie Franklin)   The Academic Decathlon team from El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills won the Southern California Independent Charter Academic Decathlon Regional Competition, held virtually on Jan. 30 and Feb. 6. The nine members are Ayan Ahmed, Patrick Chau, Mackenna Daum, William Fitzmorris, Brian Friedman, Chantelle Miller, Collin Origer, Eden Ozeri...
Tags: Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, High School, Lausd, Local News, Grant High School, Southern California, Woodland Hills, LA County, San Fernando Valley, LA City Council, Top Stories LADN, Valley Glen


LA County unveils plan to vaccinate teachers, other essential workers, starting March 1

Teachers in Los Angeles County can begin receiving the coronavirus vaccine on Monday, March 1 — but just how many doses will be available for educators will depend on supply, which is still just an estimate. Among the slightly more than 200,000 vaccine doses that officials expect, 25% to 29% will go toward teachers and administrators, with 9% of those doses going to private school teachers and staff. First priority for doses goes to those with second-dose appointments. The remainder will be divi...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Lausd, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County


LAUSD parents want special ed teachers – especially those eligible for vaccines – back on campus

In the ongoing debate over how soon educators should return to in-person work, some Los Angeles Unified parents are fuming over the revelation that certain employees who work with special education students have been eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations since January but have yet to provide in-person services to some of the district’s most vulnerable students. Generally speaking, those who work in schools won’t have access to the vaccines until next week under L.A. County’s priority system, but so...
Tags: News, Education, White House, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Inglewood, Johnson Johnson, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, District, Bailey, Aguilar, United Teachers Los Angeles


LA County’s coronavirus death toll climbs past 17,000

Daily COVID-19 case numbers continued tumbling on Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Los Angeles County, but the death toll climbed above the 17,000 mark, with more than 200 new fatalities. The county Department of Public Health announced 205 virus deaths on Tuesday, raising the countywide cumulative total from throughout the pandemic to 17,057. Health officials noted that more than 7,000 COVID deaths have been reported over the past month, matching the total number of virus deaths that occurred between Februa...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Biden, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Dodgers, Department of Public Health, Ferrer, LA County


Keep calm and play on: Students chart a new music course during COVID-19

After COVID-19 halted in-person learning last spring, music teachers suddenly needed to connect with students in ways they had never imagined. For local educators, that meant a period of adjustment for navigating different apps and implementing virtual lesson plans. As the pandemic nears the one-year-mark, Los Angeles area instructors have become proficient at working online and keeping students engaged in their music studies from afar. Brendan Jennings, vocal music director at John Burroughs Hi...
Tags: Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Venice, Local News, Skype, Facetime, Garageband, Carroll, Santa Monica, PCM, Burbank, Jennings, Stephen Cook, McCabe


UC schools more popular than ever for college hopefuls

Admission to University of California schools has long been a popular goal for high school and community college students, especially its Southern California campuses. That popularity is stronger than ever. UCLA, UC Irvine and UC Riverside all set goals with their applications for the fall 2021 session. Applications to UCLA for the next school year are the most in its history, and they were up 28% from a year ago. It received 139,500 freshman applications, compared to 109,000 last year. UC Irvin...
Tags: Education, Sport, Soccer, Local News, UC, University Of California, Arcadia, Ucla, Southern California, UCI, GPA, LA County, San Fernando Valley, UC Irvine, University of California Los Angeles, UC Riverside


LA City Council focuses on equitable distribution of coronavirus vaccines

Several Los Angeles City Council members on Wednesday, Jan. 27, grilled county health and fire department officials about their efforts to roll out vaccines in communities that have been the most vulnerable to COVID-19, such as Boyle Heights, Pacoima, MacArthur Park and South Los Angeles. Those areas have among the highest COVID-19 death and case rates, but recent statistics from the county have shown that vaccination rates have been higher in more affluent areas, such as the west San Fernando V...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, City Council, Disneyland, Los Angeles City Council, Usc, Parks


Heartstrings of Arcadia’s Eileen Chen tugged by upcoming ‘Letter to an Elder Day’

Good people with big hearts have been making an impact during the coronavirus pandemic. Among them is Eileen Chen of Arcadia, who is community outreach coordinator for Love For Our Elders, a non-profit organization which Feb. 26 will be hosting Letter to an Elder Day, a global effort to encourage writing letters of love and encouragement to elders who are feeling isolated because of COVID-19. “I’m always really close to my grandparents and I know that they’ve been feeling super lonely during thi...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, United Arab Emirates, Community, Biden, Arcadia, Seniors, Chen, Cramer, Eileen, Claremont, LA City Council


Chinatown Service Center starts mobile COVID testing service

The Chinatown Service Center is launching a mobile COVID-19 testing unit to serve communities in the West San Gabriel Valley and the Chinatown area near downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, Jan. 27. The mobile unit will travel to senior facilities, schools and offices and focus on Chinese-American and Latino communities that are disproportionately impacted by those who are becoming infected with coronavirus. A $200,000 Neighborhood Builders grant from Bank of America is providing support for the m...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Bank Of America, Sport, Soccer, Community, Biden, Arcadia, Chinatown, Southern California, Claremont


Community groups join LAUSD-led campaign to speak out about Newsom’s school reopening proposal

More than a half-dozen educational and community organizations have joined in a campaign led by the Los Angeles Unified School District to apply pressure on the state to adopt a school reopening plan that would, in their opinion, better address the needs of the state’s most vulnerable students. Representatives from 28 organizations, including Partnership for LA Schools, Educators for Excellence-Los Angeles and the LA Area Chamber of Commerce, sent a joint letter to Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Santa Ana, LA County, Los Angeles Unified School District, Sam s Club, Austin Beutner, LA City Council, Newsom, State Budget


Garcetti vetoes, sends back LA City Council’s spending plan for reimagining public safety

Mayor Eric Garcetti has vetoed the Los Angeles City Council’s plan for how to reinvest funding from the Los Angeles Police Department into Black communities and other groups experiencing racial inequities, declaring that the proposals fell short of “the call of history.” The council approved a $150 million reduction to the proposed police department budget earlier this year, spurred by the protests against police brutality that swept the nation months — including Los Angeles. The cut represented...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, Elections, News, Protest, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Community, City Council, Biden, Lapd


Coronavirus: Southern California’s available ICU beds drop to 7.7%

Southern California’s intensive-care unit availability dropped to 7.7%, according to a Thursday, Dec. 11, update from the California Department of Public Health — down from Wednesday’s 9% mark. The number has continued to fall consistently after the number triggered strict stay-at-home restrictions from state officials last weekend, as the resurgent outbreak worsens in Southern California’s “Region 5” footprint. Meanwhile, another California region is subject to the stay-at-home order as ICU spa...
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