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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...
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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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L.A. County strives to step up vaccines, but seniors told they’ll have to wait until February

Public health officials worked to clarify Los Angeles County’s coronavirus timetable on Thursday, Jan. 14, as many seniors found themselves confused over when exactly they could sign up for a vaccine — and why they must wait, likely for another month, for those  shots — after Gov. Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday they could get them immediately. Another 287 people, meanwhile, lost their lives to the outbreak, officials announced. Despite the governor’s announcement on widening vaccine delivery, th...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Push to open public schools in February thrills some parents, terrifies some teachers, as COVID surges

The new year brings a ray of hope for California parents like Kate Gude, who has watched with mounting worry as her four kids suffer social isolation and reduced instruction time from online learning. The first COVID-19 vaccines were given to health care workers a month ago, teachers whose safety fears have blunted reopening efforts are next in line, and the governor has a new $2 billion plan aimed at getting kids back into classrooms over the next three months. “I’m an eternal optimist,” said G...
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Superintendents from urban districts critical of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s school reopening plan

Several superintendents representing some of the state’s largest urban school districts are criticizing Gov. Gavin Newsom’s school reopening plan, saying it likely would benefit students from more affluent districts while low-income children in communities hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic remain in distance learning. In a seven-page letter dated Wednesday, Jan. 6, school chiefs from Los Angeles, San Diego, Fresno, Long Beach, San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento called Newsom’s proposal ...
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As 258 more COVID deaths are posted, LA County urges people to wait their turns for vaccines

As Los Angeles County lost another 258 lives to coronavirus — one of the highest single-day totals of the pandemic — health officials pleaded on Wednesday, Jan. 6, with residents not to sign up for a vaccine appointment meant for healthcare workers. “Please do not sign up for an appointment if you’re not an eligible frontline healthcare worker,” said Barbara Ferrer, the public health director, acknowledging that some people have been inoculated inappropriately because they were not asked for ver...
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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...
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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...
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State sends team to help with overflow coronavirus conditions at LA County hospitals, Newsom says

California public health officials have dispatched a support team to Los Angeles County to assist with management of overflow conditions at hospitals, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a public address on Monday, Dec. 28. Roughly 96% of hospitals in the county were diverting emergency patients at some point on Saturday due to overcrowding in emergency rooms, Newsom said, adding that hospitals on average were on diversion for 16 hours that day, unable to find room for new emergency patients. The state of...
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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 ...
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Southern California likely to remain on stay-home orders, Gov Newsom says

The regional stay-at-home order affecting Southern California until Monday Dec. 28 will likely be extended, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said during a midday briefing from his residence where he was quarantining. Newsom was said to have entered a 10-day mandatory quarantine after a staffer tested positive for the coronavirus. Given the skyrocketing number of new cases, hospitalizations and deaths in recent weeks, Newsom said the stay-at-home orders for Southern California and San Joaquin would l...
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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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After another record coronavirus day for LA County, new coronavirus shutdown likely triggered

Los Angeles County, along with the rest of Southern California, will likely have to close salons, museums and tattoo shops, and impose further business restrictions sometime Sunday, after Southern California’s intensive-care bed capacity fell below 15% on Friday, Dec. 4, triggering a new statewide stay-at-home order on the same day the county once again broke its record for new single-day cases. Southern California’s intensive care unit bed capacity dipped to 13.1%, state health officials report...
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Southern California, including LA County, falls below 15% ICU bed capacity threshold, triggers new coronavirus shutdown

Los Angeles County, along with the rest of Southern California, will have to close salons, museums and tattoo shops, and impose further business restrictions by Sunday afternoon, after Southern California’s intensive-care bed capacity fell below 15% on Friday, Dec. 4, triggering a new statewide stay-at-home order on the same day the county once again broke its record for new single-day cases. Southern California’s intensive care unit bed capacity dipped to 13.1%, state health officials reported ...
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Photos: Business curfews kick in, changing coronavirus-framed L.A. County nightscape

As pandemic-powered weeks of isolation drag into months, Southern California’s COVID fatigue is oft framed by the recent fall back time changes and early-arriving darkness. Late-night denizens, though, may soon find their nights shortened by new Los Angeles County restrictions. A waiter in protective gear serves patrons at the Ruth Chris steakhouse in Pasadena, CA, Friday, November 13, 2020. To stay open amid COVID-19 restrictions, restaurants in Southern California have moved to outdoor di...
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More than 250,000 Americans have died from coronavirus as US cases soar - live

States implement stricter guidelines to mitigate virus’ spreadNew York City public schools to close again on ThursdayPresident-elect Biden peaks virtually with healthcare workersTrump campaign to request recounts in two Wisconsin countiesHouse Democrats reelect Pelosi as nominee for speakerSign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 11.04pm GMT California’s governor Gavin Newsom, who came under fire for attending a fancy dinner with lobbyists at the French Laundry in Napa, w...
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New York City schools to close again as city fights coronavirus

By JENNIFER PELTZ | Associated Press NEW YORK — New York City is shuttering schools to try to stop the renewed spread of the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday in a painful about-face for one of the first big U.S. school systems to bring students back to classrooms this fall. The nation’s largest public school system will halt in-person learning Thursday, the mayor said. At an afternoon news conference, the Democrat said plans were being made to bring in-person learning back as qui...
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LAUSD, Long Beach Unified join larger districts in calling for statewide standard to reopen schools

As more school districts plan for students and staff to eventually return to campus following months of distance learning, some of California’s largest K-12 systems are asking Gov. Gavin Newsom and the state Legislature to adopt a set of statewide reopening standards and to provide funding to ensure schools have the means to resume in-person classes safely. On Monday, Nov. 2, the superintendents of the Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Ana, San Diego, Fresno, Oakland and Sacramento unified school d...
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Should Aliso Canyon gas facility remain open? SoCalGas calls it essential; not all agree

Aliso Canyon gas storage facility in Porter Ranch Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2019. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Aliso Canyon: Five Years of Tumult Part one: The leak spurred quite literally dozens of lawsuits involving thousands of plaintiffs. Part two: An infographic offers a glimpse of the leak, the effort to stop it and trends in energy consumption in California. Part three: Five years after Aliso Canyon gas leak, public health at the heart of the tug-of-war . Part four: In...
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LAUSD Superintendent Beutner questions L.A. County’s coronavirus priorities

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner called into question Monday, Oct. 19, the priorities of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and the Board of Supervisors in choosing to allow certain business sectors to reopen before the vast majority of schools. As schools largely remain closed, the department allowed a series of openings in recent weeks including at outdoor casino cardrooms, breweries and parks as well as indoor malls and nail salons in accordanc...
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LA County health officer blasts ‘herd immunity’ coronavirus proposal as immoral, unethical

Los Angeles County’s top health officer on Thursday, Oct. 15, added his voice to those condemning a recently released proposal that essentially calls for a resumption of normal activities for all but those at highest risk of contracting COVID-19, in theory promoting “herd immunity” to the virus. “There’s been a lot of discussion among our public heath and health sciences communities and they have unambiguously rejected this declaration, and this approach would unnecessarily sacrifice many lives,...
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Gov. Newsom eases coronavirus restrictions on gatherings

One day after an estimated 100,000 people marched through Mid-City in support of Armenia and hundreds more gathered downtown to celebrate the Lakers’ NBA Finals victory, the focus was on large gatherings at the state and local levels on Monday, Oct. 12. Gov. Gavin Newsom eased coronavirus restrictions to allow up to three households to socialize outdoors, an expansion of rules aimed at people tempted to have even larger gatherings around Halloween, Thanksgiving and end-of-year holidays. Three ho...
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Newsom vetoes bill requiring ethnic studies for high school graduation

California’s high school students will not be required to take an ethnic studies class to graduate. At least, not for now. Gov. Gavin Newsom vetoed Assembly Bill 331 on Wednesday, Sept. 30, his deadline to approve bills in the most recent legislative session. Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, vetoed Assembly Bill 331, which would have made an ethnic studies class a high school graduation requirement, starting with the Class of 2030. (File photo by Randy Vazquez, Bay Area News Gro...
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Schools can apply to reopen on-campus learning, LA County supervisors say

Elementary schools in Los Angeles County can now apply for waivers to provide in-person instruction to its youngest students, an option which many parents and educators for weeks have been calling on county officials to allow. The county’s Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 on Tuesday, Sept. 29, to allow the school reopening waivers, a decision they had previously put off making for fear the county would experience a surge in coronavirus cases following Labor Day weekend. But the surge never materia...
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LAUSD rolls out coronavirus testing, contact tracing program

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner speaks to the media during a press conference held at Harry Bridges Span School in Wilmington on Monday, September 14, 2020. Following months of planning and preparation and weeks of trial testing, LAUSD has launched its COVID-19 testing program for students and staff with results in less than 24 hours so.(Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner takes a COVID-19 test prior to speaking at a press conference held at ...
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Judge blocks Culver City gymnastics school’s indoor sessions

A judge has issued a temporary restraining order against a Culver City gymnastics school and its owner, who have been accused of holding indoor classes and activities in violation of a local order aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus. Santa Monica Superior Court Judge Mark A. Young on Thursday granted a request by the city of Culver City for the TRO, which was brought in connection with a lawsuit the city filed Sept. 1 against the Los Angeles School of Gymnastics on Higuera Street and...
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