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CSUN awarded nearly $2.3 million grant from National Institutes of Health

Cal State Northridge announced Wednesday, Jan. 20, that it has been awarded a nearly $2.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to help graduate students transfer from a master’s degree program into a doctoral program, with the hopes that they will work in biomedical research. The five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute for General Medical Sciences to the Bridges to the Doctorate Training Program includes money to cover about 60% of the students...
Tags: News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, National Institutes of Health, Lausd, Biden, Local News, Stanford University, CSUN, LA County, Cal State Northridge, Fairplex, Zavala, MariaElena Zavala


LAUSD students discuss political climate as Biden becomes president

Seeing a new administration take over the White House brings with it a feeling of excitement for Emely Cortez. At the same time, she struggles to remain hopeful that President Joe Biden will be able to get as much accomplished as she would like, given how fractured the country is. “In the last four years, when I’ve actually gotten into politics and I started paying attention, I’ve only seen a lot of bad stuff,” said Cortez, an 11th grader at Cesar E. Chavez Social Justice Humanitas Academy in Sa...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Obama, Government, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Biden, Local News, Donald Trump, Cortez, Trump


LAUSD seeks state, county approval to operate as COVID-19 vaccination sites

Continuing to make his case that the nation’s second-largest school district is well-positioned to become COVID-19 vaccination sites, Superintendent Austin Beutner sent a letter to state and county public health officials on Monday, Jan. 18, urging them to “immediately” authorize Los Angeles Unified to administer the shots — a move which the schools chief said will help speed the pandemic recovery and allow students to return to campus for in-person learning sooner. The district is seeking appro...
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LAUSD board president launches reelection bid

Los Angeles Unified school board member Kelly Gonez, who made history last month by becoming the youngest woman to serve as its board president, is already looking ahead to a second term in office. Although the 32-year-old’s current term won’t be up until December 2022 and the primary election for board District 6 is still about a year-and-a-half away, she launched her reelection campaign this week, saying she wants to give herself plenty of time to talk to students, parents, educators and other...
Tags: Elections, Education, Obama, Washington, Sport, Soccer, United States, Lausd, El Salvador, Biden, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Rodriguez, Los Angeles Unified School District, DeVos, Los Angeles Unified


Parents, students rally to resume youth sports competitions

Hundreds of parents and student-athletes from Orange County and across the state rallied on Friday, Jan. 15, to express frustration over the postponement of youth and high school sports competition due to the pandemic, and to push for games to resume safely as soon as possible. They donned face coverings and held signs such as “Save our sports” to rally for #LetThemPlayCA, a grassroots organization of parents, coaches and youth sports advocates. The group, with more than 33,000 members on Facebo...
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LA County schools chief recovering from COVID-19

Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Debra Duardo, who has been quarantining since last week after contracting the coronavirus, gave a positive update about her recovery on Thursday, Jan. 14. “It’s been a difficult 10 days, but I’m happy to say that I am finally seeing major improvements in my health,” Duardo tweeted. “I have an incredibly strong team and I am grateful for the outpouring of support I’ve received. Thank you for all the well wishes. Stay safe & be well.” The schools chief ...
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LAUSD says it has no intention of suing over Newsom’s school reopening proposal

The Los Angeles Unified School District has no intention of suing the state over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s school reopening proposal, the district said Thursday, Jan. 14. Although the school board had, during its meeting this week, granted Superintendent Austin Beutner permission to explore all options — including legal actions — for seeking government reimbursement for the 30 million meals the district has provided to needy adults in the community since the coronavirus pandemic began, it did not auth...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Lebanon, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Unified, Austin Beutner, Newsom, State Budget


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


Photos: UCLA School of Dentistry gives out dental hygiene kits during food giveaway

The line of masked people stretched from Tyrone Avenue on to Victory Boulevard for the weekly Central Lutheran Church Mobile Pantry LA Food Bank Food Distribution in Van Nuys on Monday, Jan. 11. During this edition of the food giveaway, those in line would also receive information on dental hygiene and dental kits from the UCLA Dental School. “Dental care is under accessed, especially by underserved communities, and we want them to know there are benefits and access for them,” said Dental Hygien...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Community, Local News, Dental, 288, LA County, Victory Boulevard, Van Nuys, Los Angeles Daily News, UCLA School of Dentistry, Central Lutheran Church, Brummel


LAUSD board votes to sue state over school reopening proposal amid pandemic

The Los Angeles Unified School District plans to sue the state over Gov. Gavin Newsom’s school-reopening proposal and to seek reimbursement for millions of meals it’s been providing to the community since the coronavirus pandemic hit last March. The school board voted 7-0 in closed session on Tuesday, Jan. 12, authorizing “litigation against the state of California, state entities and public officials related to the California’s Safe Schools for All framework,” Jefferson Crain, the board’s execu...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Santa, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Crain, The Board of Education, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District, DeVos, Newsom, Top Stories LADN


LAUSD says state’s COVID school-reopening plan falls short

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Unified School District officials and labor leaders are urging Gov. Gavin Newsom to beef up his proposed “Safe Schools for All” reopening plan to reflect the disproportionate impact months of COVID-19-related distance learning has had on students in low income communities. Superintendent Austin Beutner was joined Monday morning by representatives of more than a half-dozen district unions to outline their concerns with the plan Newsom introduced on Dec. 30 as part of his...
Tags: News, Education, California, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Santa, Local News, Gavin Newsom, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District, DeVos, Los Angeles Unified, Austin Beutner


LAUSD board members not sorry to see DeVos gone as education secretary

It didn’t take long for district leaders and educators in Los Angeles Unified to respond to the news that U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos had resigned. “One of the worst Secretaries of Education in history,” school board President Kelly Gonez tweeted. “Finally @BetsyDeVosED does something helpful for our public schools” by resigning, tweeted Nick Melvoin, another board member. “Too little, way too late,” the local teachers union said in a Facebook post. Such were the responses late Thurs...
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Jammed LA County hospitals get assistance with overtaxed oxygen-delivery systems

As the massive volume of COVID-19 patients continues to strain hospitals throughout Southern California, state and federal agencies are stepping in to assist facilities needing to provide oxygen to individuals with respiratory issues. Gov. Gavin Newsom said Monday, Jan. 4, that the state has convened an oxygen task force and devised a five-part strategy for addressing the higher-than-usual demand for oxygen and related equipment. Among these strategies was the deployment of U.S. Army Corps of En...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Hospitals, Soccer, Fema, Community, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Southern California


Photos: Looking back at 2020, via the lens of staff photographer Brittany Murray

Saying 2020 has been a difficult year is almost cliche now, which is sad. For far too many people, 2020 has truly been their worst year. For others, 2020 has been a minor inconvenience and shown that we all should be thankful for what we have. Personally, I am thankful for many things, one of which being my career. I’ve been a photojournalist for 22 years and I can honestly say that 99 out of 100 days I love it, a pretty good percentage by any standards. Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield. l...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Sacramento Kings, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Community, Local News, Los Angeles Clippers, Harrison Barnes, Clippers, Buddy Hield, Patrick Beverley, Sacramento Calif


Teachers grouped in ‘next phase’ of potential recipients for COVID-19 vaccine

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Monday, Dec. 28, that teachers are part of the group that could receive the next wave of the coronavirus vaccine in California’s distribution plan. Health care workers and first responders were the first Californians to receive the vaccine in a process dictated by state public health officials.  As more of their ranks are vaccinated locally, Newsom discussed the “next phase” of the roll out. Vaccinations were set to begin at nursing homes in California on Monday, N...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Walgreens, Soccer, Local News, Cvs, Gavin Newsom, LA County, state Department of Public Health, Newsom, California Department of Education, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE


Nearly 500 COVID deaths in L.A. County over holiday weekend if new fatality numbers are confirmed

Nearly 500 people in Los Angeles County died of COVID-19 over the long holiday weekend if the latest reports of coronavirus-related fatalities are confirmed — a development that would also bring the total number of COVID-related deaths since the start of the pandemic to just under 10,000, county public health officials said Monday, Dec. 28. Adding to that grim news was the fact that 6,914 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in L.A. County on Monday, another record for daily hospitalizations, acc...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United Kingdom, Long Beach, Pasadena, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County


COVID, BLM, Kobe, fires and more: Pixels from 2020, by staff photographer David Crane

Back in January I visited my friends’ house and noticed he had a huge box of 500 surgeon’s masks in his entry hallway which had just been delivered by Amazon. I thought it was a strange purchase as he is not a doctor or works in the medical field, and in fact, has been retired for a few years. He went on to tell me about a virus in China and he thought it might spread to other countries so he figured he should order some masks just in case and asked if I would like some. At the time, I told him ...
Tags: Health, Amazon, South Korea, Business, Elections, News, Education, Government, China, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Tokyo, San Jose, Local News


L.A. teen shares passion for reading through organization that collects, distributes books to needy students

PANDEMIC-ERA HEROES Name: Alana Weisberg Hometown: Los Angeles Age: 16 Role: Founder of Bookworm Global Favorite authors: Jane Austen, John Green and Anna Todd Quote: “Reading is really important to me because it’s my escape. When I’m bored, I go and read. I want kids to be able to engage in a book and really enjoy it and foster a love of reading.” Latest installment in a series of stories about people who have made a big difference in the community during a time framed by the coronavirus pan...
Tags: Florida, News, Education, California, Mexico, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Bay Area, Southern California, Trump, Gonzalez, Weisberg, LA County, Sherman Oaks


Pandemic-Era Heroes: West Hills couple focuses on helping now — and helping to forge the next generation

  Pandemic-Era Heroes Names: Andrew and Deanna Thomas Ages: Andrew, 53; Deanna, 55 Hometown: Both raised in Northern California, now reside in West Hills. Role: Andrew and Deanna are the founders of Young Ambassadors Leadership Academy (YALA), devoting their time to guide young African-American boys into men of character, who are responsible leaders. The program features focus on community service, career perspectives and college tours, as well as providing an etiquette day and financial li...
Tags: Health, Florida, News, Education, Colorado, California, US, Sport, Soccer, Community, Local News, Northern California, Thomas, Yala, Andrew, Penny Lane


Pandemic-Era Heroes: Couple focuses on helping now – and helping to forge the next generation

  Pandemic-Era Heroes Names: Andrew and Deanna Thomas Ages: Andrew, 53; Deanna, 55 Hometown: Both raised in Northern California, now reside in West Hills. Role: Andrew and Deanna are the founders of Young Ambassadors Leadership Academy (YALA), devoting their time to guide young African-American boys into men of character, who are responsible leaders. The program features focus on community service, career perspectives and college tours, as well as providing an etiquette day and financial li...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Colorado, California, US, Sport, Soccer, Community, Local News, Northern California, Thomas, Yala, Andrew, Penny Lane, San Fernando Valley


When a Christmas tip leads to a story about family, work and music

This year, when Susan Fryer tucked a gratuity check into her newspaper carrier’s Christmas card, she added a question: What might they do with the tip? She got an unexpected reply. It came from Esbeyde Sanchez, the 22-year-old daughter of the couple who deliver Fryer’s newspapers. “Such a simple question brings back a lifetime of memories for me,” Sanchez wrote Fryer. And with that, a tale unfolded about a Mexican American couple who worked every night, for nearly 30 years, to provide for their ...
Tags: Education, Washington, Mexico, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Local-news, Orange County, Anaheim, Chevy Suburban, Norwalk, MichoacAn, Sánchez, Orange County Register


Dennis McCarthy: I am sooooo sick of 2020. What, you too!?!?

Excuse me, officer, but can you give me directions for the quickest route to 2021?  I’m so done with 2020, I thought maybe I could pull out a few days early. Get a little time off for good behavior? Columnist, Dennis McCarthy, during the 2019 Daily News Successful Aging Expo was held at The Odyssey in Granada Hills on Saturday, April 13, 2019. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) I’ve spent most of my life breaking New Year’s resolutions, but this is the first time a year br...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Community, Local News, Joe, Ron White, Dennis McCarthy, Rafer Johnson, Granada Hills


San Fernando Valley teacher is finalist for national honor in math/science education

LOS ANGELES — A San Fernando Valley teacher is among six state finalists announced Tuesday for the 2020 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Presented by the National Science Foundation, the awards honor teachers who “display subject mastery, appropriate use of instructional methods and strategies, lifelong learning and leadership in education outside the classroom,” according to the state Department of Education. “These teachers are incredible educators, role ...
Tags: Education, California, Washington, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Southern California, National Science Foundation, NSF, Chavez, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District, Newsom


LAUSD’s Grab & Go Food Centers to run on modified schedule next two weeks

The Los Angeles Unified School District will continue to feed students, families and individuals seeking food assistance during winter break, but its Grab & Go Food Centers will operate on a modified schedule for the next two weeks. Instead of the usual Monday through Friday operation, the food centers will run Monday through Wednesday this week and next. Those who come on Wednesdays will receive five days’ worth of meals per person in their household to get them through the rest of the week unt...
Tags: Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Los Angeles Unified School District, Top Stories LADN, Kelly Gonez, Top Stories Breeze, Coronavirus, Go Food Centers, Food Centers


Second vaccine approved for California as LA County’s coronavirus surge endures

Los Angeles County reported 13,315 new cases of COVID-19 and 58 additional deaths on Sunday, Dec. 20, accompanied by another new record for hospitalizations propelled by the coronavirus. Nonetheless, a new wave of hope is expected to arrive this week in the form of the second COVID-19 vaccine, from Moderna. The numbers brings the county’s totals to 623,670 cases and 8,875 fatalities since the pandemic began in March. But while the daily statistics continued to show no sign that the recent surge ...
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Survey shows parents want LAUSD to offer in-person learning option next semester

Nine months into a global pandemic that has upended the nation’s school system, two education advocacy groups in Los Angeles released the results of separate surveys on Wednesday, Dec. 16, looking at some of the obstacles imposed by distance learning. One survey, by the group Speak UP, addressed parents’ opinions about school reopenings while a second poll, conducted by Educators for Excellence-Los Angeles and USC’s Rossier School of Education, focused on the challenges of distance learning thro...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Maine, Community, Venice, Lausd, Local News, Usc, Southern California, Los Angeles Unified, Austin Beutner


LAUSD students with Fs will have more time to bring grades up

To support struggling students during the pandemic, the Los Angeles Unified School District has decided that secondary students who are failing their courses can have more time to try and bring their grades up before an “F” or “no pass” mark is entered into their academic record. In a memo to secondary school principals on Monday, Dec. 14, district officials announced that students who would otherwise receive an F can have until Jan. 29 to submit makeup assignments that might improve their grade...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, DS, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, UTLA, Top Stories LADN, Kelly Gonez, Top Stories Breeze, Coronavirus


LAUSD sued over level of in-person instruction for highest-needs students

Two children’s advocacy groups are asking the state’s highest court to compel the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide instruction and other services in person to students who have suffered the greatest learning loss during distance learning. LAUSD should have to provide in-person services to students with disabilities, English learners and others who can’t participate in their education online the same way as most other students, attorneys for the L.A.-based Alliance for Children’s Ri...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, California Supreme Court, Legislature, Department of Public Health, Sherman Oaks, Austin Beutner, Romain, Beutner


CSU system plans return to in-person learning in fall 2021

The California State University system, the nation’s largest public four-year higher education institution, will look toward returning students to in-person learning in fall 2021, which would be about a year-and-a-half since shuttering campuses at the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March. The CSU system, headquartered in Long Beach but with 23 campuses throughout the state, announced plans to bring students back to campus on Wednesday, Dec. 9. Cal State officials had kept the timeline for ...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Channel Islands, Local News, Southern California, San Bernardino, CSU, Golden State, LA County, Fullerton, California State University, Cal State


Proposed bill would require in-person instruction at schools when a county’s COVID stats improve

Several California lawmakers are proposing an urgency bill to require California schools resume in-person instruction once their county progresses out of the most restrictive tier of the state’s coronavirus tracking system. If adopted by the state Legislature, AB10 would require after March 1 that once a county enters at least the red tier, schools would have to reopen classrooms within two weeks, following public health guidance. Currently school district leaders make the decision when to retur...
Tags: Education, California, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Orange County, Southern California, San Bernardino, State Assembly, Legislature, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Kevin McCarty, Santa Ana Unified, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR



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