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LAUSD to launch vaccination campaign for students

Convenience is the name of the game when it comes to encouraging students to get their COVID-19 vaccines, so starting next week, the Los Angeles Unified School District will deploy mobile vaccination teams to about 200 school sites — roughly 20 sites per day over two weeks — to get as many shots into students’ arms as possible, Superintendent Austin Beutner has announced. The announcement comes a week after federal regulators authorized the Pfizer vaccine for use on children ages 12 to 15, a mov...
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Coronavirus stats continue to decline as local officials await word on mask mandates from Newsom

While local agencies await action from Gov. Gavin Newsom on the future of mask mandates, coronavirus enforcement and workplace safety, the pandemic appeared to continuing to ease its grip on Southern California. Los Angeles County reported 240 new cases of COVID-19 and seven additional deaths on Sunday, May 16, though health officials said the number of cases and deaths reported likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend. Sunday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,237,411 cases and ...
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Coronavirus hospitalizations continue to drop in LA County

Los Angeles County reported 306 new cases of COVID-19 and 15 additional deaths on Saturday, May 15. The figures brought the county’s totals to 1,237,235 cases and 24,088 fatalities since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. According to state figures, there were 325 people hospitalized in the county due to COVID as of Saturday, down from 347 the day before. Of those patients, 73 were in intensive care, down from 78. Nearly 6,634,000 test results ha...
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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...
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With CDC approval, LA County officials quickly expanding coronavirus shots to ages 12-15

Southland health agencies and other providers will begin vaccinating youth aged 12 to 15 against COVID-19 starting Thursday, May 13, with federal authorities giving final approval for use of the Pfizer vaccine on that age group. Shortly after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s immunization advisory committee voted to approve the use of the vaccine Wednesday, the city of Long Beach announced it will begin offering the Pfizer shot to those aged 12-15 starting Thursday. The Los A...
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COVID-19 case rate continues falling in LA County; 18 more deaths confirmed

The rate of new COVID-19 infections continued falling in Los Angeles County on Tuesday, May 11, with new state figures showing the county still safely entrenched in the yellow tier of the state’s economic-reopening blueprint. The state’s weekly release of county-by-county COVID metrics showed Los Angeles County’s average rate of daily new infections falling to 1.4 per 100,000 residents. The rate last week was 1.6. The county’s testing-positivity rate held steady at 0.7%, while the positivity rat...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, India, Environment, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, County, Los Angeles County, U S Food and Drug Administration, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ferrer


As vaccine demand dips, LA County ‘herd immunity’ now expected in July; death toll tops 24,000

With the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations slowing in Los Angeles County, the public health director said Monday, May 10, that it could take slightly longer than originally anticipated for the region to reach a point of so-called herd immunity. The county announced just four new COVID-19 deaths on Monday, although numbers tend to be lower on Mondays due to reporting lags from the weekend. The deaths, however, pushed the county’s death toll across the grim 24,000 milestone, reaching 24,003. Early in ...
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Beutner continues to push for extended school time for LAUSD

Superintendent Austin Beutner isn’t ready to drop the idea of extending classroom time for the upcoming school year, despite a vote by the school board last week to stick with a traditional 180-day instructional calendar based on input from district employees and families who are exhausted after more than a year of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Beutner, who previously made clear his disappointment, said Monday, May 10, that the community could reconsider its decision after people feel m...
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With 5 more coronavirus deaths reported, LA County climbs to 23,999 total

Los Angeles County reported 248 new cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths on Sunday, May 9, though health officials say the relatively low numbers likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend. According to state figures, there were 389 people hospitalized with the virus as of Sunday in Los Angeles County, down from 400 on Saturday. The number of those patients in intensive care increased from 87 to 90. Sunday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,235,561 cases and 23,999 deaths s...
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LA opening up all city sites for no-appointment coronavirus vaccines

Starting Monday, May 9, Los Angeles will offer appointment-free COVID-19 vaccinations at all of its city-run sites and open two additional night clinics in a new effort to expand vaccine access, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Sunday. The city is prepared to administer over a quarter million vaccinations for the second week in a row. “We stand at a critical juncture in our fight to end this pandemic, and our city will keep doing everything possible to knock down barriers to vaccine access and deliver d...
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LA County inches toward 24,000 coronavirus deaths; 20 more reported Saturday

Los Angeles County reported 415 new cases of COVID-19 and 20 additional deaths on Saturday, May 8, while the number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals ticked up a bit. Saturday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,235,422 cases and 23,995 deaths since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. According to state figures, there were 400 people hospitalized with the virus as of Saturday in Los Angeles County, up from 379 on Friday. The numbe...
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LAUSD agrees to work day flexibility for teachers with child care issues

Teachers with child care issues could be getting some relief, as Los Angeles Unified issued districtwide guidance to administrators this week on providing flexibility to those who are, or should be, back to working in person but are seeking accommodations. Employees facing child care issues could continue working from home if they have no students signed up for in-person instruction in their classroom, according to a copy of the guidance, which was obtained by the Los Angeles Daily News. Another...
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LA County’s coronavirus hospitalizations dip to lowest level of pandemic

With case numbers falling and vaccinations rising, Los Angeles County’s average number of people hospitalized due to COVID-19 has fallen to its lowest point since the onset of the pandemic, health officials said today. According to the Department of Public Health, the county’s five-day average daily number of people hospitalized due to COVID was 389 as of Friday. County health and elected officials have been touting vaccinations as the key to keeping hospital beds empty, noting that inoculated r...
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LA County’s mammoth vaccine centers will remain open despite drop in demand

Despite a recent sharp decline in demand for COVID-19 vaccines, Los Angeles County plans to continue operating its large-scale vaccination sites while also stepping up outreach efforts in communities where the inoculations have lagged, the county’s public health director said today. Health officials in Orange County announced Thursday that they will be closing mass-vaccination facilities due to dropping demand. Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said that while L.A. sites w...
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As yellow tier arrives, some LA County coronavirus rules remain tougher than state’s

Striding into the least-restrictive yellow tier of the state’s economic-reopening blueprint, Los Angeles County will deploy its loosest business restrictions since the pandemic began on Thursday, May 6. But some rules in the county’s public health ordered will remain tougher than the state’s, including a 75% capacity cap at grocery and retail stores. Pasadena and Long Beach were a step ahead of the county, enacting eased guidelines on Wednesday, including the reopening of indoor bars. The county...
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LAUSD Board of Education decides not to extend 2021-22 school year

Rather than mandate a longer academic year, schools in the Los Angeles Unified district will only be required to provide the typical 180 days of instruction for the 2021-22 year — although individual campuses will have the option to offer extra class or staff development time, the Board of Education decided on Tuesday, May 4. The board’s unanimous vote, based on a recommendation by district staff, came a day after LAUSD leaders scrapped a proposal by Superintendent Austin Beutner to tack on 10 m...
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Fewer people want coronavirus vaccines than are available now in LA County

For the first time this week Los Angeles County had more vaccines than people who wanted to get them, according to the Department of Public Health, marking a critical juncture for the county’s vaccine efforts as it reaches toward a goal of 80% of the eligible population vaccinated. “That means 25% less people were vaccinated than the week before,” said Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer on Tuesday, May 4. For those who want to get vaccinated, appointments should be more available and there ar...
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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...
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Prominent Latina activist Sylvia Mendez speaks via Zoom to La Puente High students

La Puente High teacher Wesley Perez, activist Sylvia Mendez and students appear on Monday’s Zoom session. (Video screenshot) La Puente High teacher Wesley Perez, student Berenice De Anda and activist Sylvia Mendez on Monday’s Zoom session. (Video screenshot) La Puente High teacher Wesley Perez, activist Sylvia Mendez and students appear on Monday’s Zoom session. (Video screenshot) La Puente High teacher Wesley Perez, activist Sylvia Mendez and students appear on Monday’s Zoom session....
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LAUSD reopens playgrounds at elementary, early education campuses

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner joins a kindergarten class at Kenter Canyon School in Brentwood to celebrate the reopening of playgrounds at early education centers and elementary schools across the district on Monday, May 3, 2021. Parents were upset to learn that the play structures were off limits when students first returned to school last month. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Custodian Fidel Alfaro sprays down Kenter Canyon Sch...
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LAUSD reopens playgrounds at elementary, early ed campuses

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner joins a kindergarten class at Kenter Canyon School in Brentwood to celebrate the reopening of playgrounds at early education centers and elementary schools across the district on Monday, May 3, 2021. Parents were upset to learn that the play structures were off limits when students first returned to school last month. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Custodian Fidel Alfaro sprays down Kenter Canyon Sch...
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LA County reports no new coronavirus deaths again, although reporting lags contribute

Although the numbers are likely due to weekend reporting lags, Los Angeles County announced zero COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row on Monday, May 3, as the public health director expressed confidence the county will move up to the least-restrictive tier of the economic-reopening blueprint this week. COVID-19 case and death numbers are traditionally low on Sundays and Mondays as a result of delays in reporting from the weekend, but the back-to-back days of zero deaths still offered a gl...
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Cypress College instructor on leave after interrupting, objecting to student’s pro-police argument

An adjunct professor at Cypress College took a leave of absence after she was seen interrupting a student who referred to police as heroes and prevented him from responding to her criticism during a recorded online class session. The student, Braden Ellis, 19, of Cypress was making a presentation on the term “cancel culture” to his Communications 100C class when the exchange took place during a recorded Zoom meeting that has since gone viral. The instructor involved in the matter will be absent ...
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LA County reports no new coronavirus deaths Sunday, 313 new cases

Los Angeles County reported no additional coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, May 2, welcome news for officials who’ve seen increasing evidence in recent weeks that the pandemic is on the wane. The county also reported 313 new cases of COVID-19. Officials cautioned that those low numbers, though in step with recent downward trends, likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend during scaled-back record-keeping. According to state figures, the number of coronavirus patients in county hospita...
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Granada Hills Charter High wins its 8th US Academic Decathlon championship

GRANADA HILLS — Granada Hills Charter High School won its eighth national Academic Decathlon championship this weekend, officials announced Saturday. The team scored 52,656.7 points out of a possible 60,000. Granada Hills, which had most recently won the title in 2019, beat out its longtime rival, El Camino Real Charter High School in Woodland Hills, to win the state competition in late March. This year’s winning team of students is Dwaipayan Chanda, Eunice Choi, Joshua Choi, Rachel Heo (alterna...
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LA County posts 500 new coronavirus cases, but lowest positivity rate

The Annenberg Foundation partners with L.A. Works and Mickey Fine Pharmacy in Beverly Hills to run on a COVID-19 vaccination clinic to thank Los Angeles volunteers for their service on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) The Annenberg Foundation partners with L.A. Works and Mickey Fine Pharmacy in Beverly Hills to run on a COVID-19 vaccination clinic to thank Los Angeles volunteers for their service on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contri...
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Caltech students not satisfied with updated graduation plan; officials defend hybrid celebration

PASADENA >> At first, it seemed like a victory for Caltech students and parents seeking more of a traditional graduation ceremony this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic that has defined so much of life appears to be easing. Nayla Abney, a senior chemical engineering student, read the headline posted Friday, April 30, on a new statement from the school: “In-person Commencement Celebration for the 2021 Graduates.” But as Abney read on, the realization crept in. No mention of a walk across a stage for...
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LA County’s indoor arcades, playgrounds can open as more coronavirus restrictions are lifted

Los Angeles County again eased its COVID-19 health restrictions on Friday, April 30, allowing indoor playgrounds and arcades to reopen at limited capacity, while lifting restrictions on operating hours for bars, breweries and wineries. Indoor arcades and playgrounds — such as laser tag businesses, ball pits or “bounce” centers — will be restricted to 25% capacity, along with other mandated safety modifications. Bars, which are currently allowed to operate outdoors only, had been restricted to op...
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Dodger Stadium coronavirus vaccine site to close by end of May

Much smaller numbers of people getting vaccinated at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Dodger Stadium reopened on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 for distribution of the second dose of the Modern vaccine. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) FILE – In this Nov. 17, 2020, file photo, drivers wait in long lines at a COVID-19 testing site in a parking lot at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The number of ...
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UTLA president: LAUSD campus reopenings have generally gone well, ‘but the exhaustion is real’

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner and UTLA President Cecily Myart-Cruz visit the school chicken coop at Playa Vista Elementary School on Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner and UTLA President Cecily Myart-Cruz visit the school chicken coop at Playa Vista Elementary School on Thursday, April 29, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner and UTLA President Cecily M...
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