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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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Mayor Garcetti extends hours to expand appointment-free vaccine access

LOS ANGELES >> Mayor Eric Garcetti on Sunday, May 16, announced a series of steps to expand vaccine access among Angelenos, including extending hours to 8 p.m. at nine fixed city-run site and offering appointment-free access for a choice of any of the three approved vaccines. “We can end this pandemic, restore public health, and rebuild our economy, but only if we can put vaccines within reach of every Angeleno, regardless of income, ZIP code, or neighborhood,” said Garcetti. “With expanded hour...
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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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Supervisor Barger to Newsom: Ease state mask mandate immediately

Breaking ranks with her county’s public health agency, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger on Friday, May 14, called on the governor to immediately relax COVID-19 mask-wearing requirements to align with eased guidelines announced by federal authorities for fully vaccinated people. “Los Angeles County has made tremendous progress vaccinating residents, including those in our hard-hit communities,” Barger said in a statement. “Furthermore, our positivity rate is less than 1% and our case ...
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‘Forged in the fire of history’: USC’s pandemic-tested 2020, 2021 classes graduate in person

USC holds the first of 14 socially-distant graduations for the classes of 2020 and 2021 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Friday, May 14, 2021. It is the first time since 1950 that graduation ceremonies have been held at the Coliseum. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Josephine Nwokedi receives her doctorate in medicine and her MBA during USC’s first of 14 socially-distant graduations for the classes of 2020 and 2021 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Friday...
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San Fernando student’s award-winning art captures a masked moment of joy during a rotten year

Kathia Hernandez, 17, poses in Sylmar on Thursday, May 13, 2021 with her painting “Skating Summer Days,” a selfie with her friends, which is headed to the U.S. Capitol after she won a Congressional Art Competition. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Because the year 2020 wasn’t turning out to be the very best for 17-year-old Kathia Hernandez, she wanted to capture one of the happiest moments of the pandemic in an art piece that won first place in a local congressional a...
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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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$183 million in federal ‘rescue’ funding going to 4 San Fernando Valley colleges

LOS ANGELES — More than $183 million in emergency funding will be made available to four San Fernando Valley colleges under the American Rescue Plan, Reps. Tony Cardenas and Brad Sherman announced Thursday in a joint statement. The funding is ticketed for Cal State Northridge, Los Angeles Pierce College, Los Angeles Valley College and Los Angeles Mission College, the congressmen said. The money is intended to help the institutions cope with the severe financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic...
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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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With CDC approval, local 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...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Cdc, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pfizer, Nancy Pelosi, Pasadena, Lapd


Faulconer unveils tax-cut plan during Downey recall campaign stop

DOWNEY >> Gubernatorial recall candidate and former San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer brought his campaign to Downey on Wednesday, May 12, unveiling a proposal for what said would be the largest middle-class tax cut in state history. “The hard-working men and women who are being priced out of our state need more than a one-time rebate, they need permanent financial relief that lasts,” Faulconer said. “California’s serious problems require serious leadership, and our campaign is focused on real sol...
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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...
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Firestorm over viral video ‘deeply traumatic’ for Cypress College campus, president says

A few bemoaned “leftist, socialist and Marxist ideologies” on college campuses, accused professors of bullying and “indoctrination, not education,” and warned that viewing events through the prism of systemic racism “demeans us all.” But many more at the North Orange County Community College District board meeting excoriated officials for being complicit with White supremacy, showing cowardice by not quickly defending a professor targeted by death threats and instead waiting for a public relatio...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, College, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Cypress, Fox News, Colleges, Donald Trump, Marshall, Ellis, Orange Coast College, Cypress College, North Orange County Community College District


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...
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Students demand resignation of Cypress College president for failing to support professor in viral video

Students at Cypress College are demanding the resignation of the college president, accusing her of failing to support a teacher blasted by conservative media for arguing with a student in a viral Zoom video, as well as other staff targeted by threats and harassment. Members of the North Orange County Community College District Student Coalition claim President JoAnne Schilling failed to “create an accurate public perception” after a student released a clip from a session of his Communication 10...
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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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Viral video gives ‘distorted’ picture of class confrontation, professor’s defenders say

Cypress College advised the professor vilified in a class video to remain silent, even as a potentially one-sided view of her encounter with a student went viral and resulted in death threats to the professor, according to social media posts by colleagues. In an attempt to set the record straight, those colleagues have taken to Facebook  and started a to raise money for the professor’s security. The GoFundMe campaign, “Help us protect Professor Faryha Salim,” has raised more than $3,700 to hel...
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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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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 ...
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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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Mitch McConnell's alma mater rejects his views on the 1619 project and says they are 'quite troubling'

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell talks to reporters after the Senate voted to acquit U.S. President Trump of both charges in his Senate impeachment trial in Washington, U.S., February 5, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Sen. Mitch McConnell has rebuked the 1619 project and disagrees with it being taught in schools. McConnell's alma mater sharply criticized his comments on the 1619 project. The NYT's 1619 project aims to place "the consequences of slavery and the contributions ...
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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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