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The LA Conservation Corps assembling pallet dwellings for homeless around Los Angeles

Pallet’s prefabricated shelters are assembled at Alexandria Park Tiny Home Village along the 170 Freeway in North Hollywood on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. The tiny homes will house residents experiencing homelessness. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Pallet’s prefabricated shelters are assembled at Alexandria Park Tiny Home Village along the 170 Freeway in North Hollywood on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. The tiny homes will house residents experiencing homelessness. (Ph...
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‘Partial herd immunity’ emerging, but some challenge the value of that status

It was nearly a year ago when Gov. Gavin Newsom, not long into a statewide lockdown, referenced the elephant in the COVID-19 room: herd immunity. The concept was frightening to many; with no vaccine in sight, they feared the only way it could be attained was for the virus to have infected enough people to have run out of hosts. Estimates of the looming toll at the time were chilling: as many as 840,000 Californians dead and 1.4 million seriously ill. National, state and local officials, meanwhil...
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Newsom touts new Southern California vaccine pop-ups as counties transition to Blue Shield network

Gov. Gavin Newsom visited two federally funded pop-up coronavirus vaccination sites in Southern California on Sunday, Feb. 21, part of a statewide tour of such spots aimed at immunizing the state’s hardest-hit communities. The visit coincided with the launch of the transition to a new centralized system — which will include Riverside County in its first wave — to manage the state’s thus-far bumpy rollout of the badly needed vaccine. Newsom, flanked by several local elected leaders, said the mobi...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Associated Press, Pfizer, Blue Shield, Orange County, Riverside County

New vaccine delivery system launches in parts of California

By JANIE HAR, AMY TAXIN and KATHLEEN RONAYNE |  The Associated Press California’s new system of delivering, tracking and scheduling coronavirus vaccines is being rolled out in select counties, a first step in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to smooth out what has been a confusing and disjointed rollout hampered by limited national supply. Newsom announced last month that his administration had tapped insurer Blue Shield to design and manage a centralized system to get doses out quickly and equitably. H...
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Pasadena builder weathers pandemic’s construction downturn, growing revenue 15%

Though deemed an essential industry, construction was another casualty of the pandemic — in California and across the country. Last year saw more projects canceled in the United States than were started, the Associated General Contractors of America reported. Construction worker jobs declined in most metro areas. In Southern California, new construction fell 8.6% in 2020, and employment fell 4% as of September, industry data showed. Permits for new homes fell 10% in the region to the lowest numb...
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LAUSD officials call for vaccines to be prioritized for school employees

Prioritizing school employees for vaccines was the theme of the day on Wednesday, Feb. 17, as Los Angeles Unified School District officials and representatives from some of their labor employee groups gathered at the Roybal Learning Center near downtown LA to mark the opening of the district’s first vaccination center. District officials also used the occasion to announce plans to run a second, much larger vaccination center at SoFi Stadium, in partnership with the Los Angeles Rams, Hollywood Pa...
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Cal State LA hosts first federally supported coronavirus mass vaccine site – with many more to come

A massive COVID-19 vaccination site opened at Cal State Los Angeles on Tuesday, where Gov. Gavin Newsom and a slate of military, federal and local leaders ushered in the first of what is expected to be 100 such sites across the nation — all of them federally supported and state-managed. Newsom declared the sprawling campus maxi-center a significant step toward assuring equity in delivering the vaccines, determinedly placed amid a hot zone for COVID-19 surrounded by multiple densely populated com...
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Q&A: Merit America wants to help low-wage workers boost their income

Few would deny that education is the key to landing a job with higher pay. But how do you achieve that without a bachelor’s degree? Merit America, a nonprofit from Washington, D.C., is looking to fix the nation’s “broken” economy. This organization touts its virtual online courses in information technology and software programming as a gateway for those without a bachelor’s degree to land in-demand careers. Merit’s third-party curriculum was developed by partners with Google. Merit has trained 2...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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More Southern California kids are killing themselves during coronavirus pandemic

Melinda Robbins was driving home with her family in late August when she learned a former student had killed himself. “I cried all the way home,” the high school language arts teacher said. “His passing broke me.” In spring, the boy left her class at Lee Pollard High School in the Corona-Norco Unified School District and shifted to home schooling. “This is not the first student that I’ve lost in my career, and I hope and pray it will be the last,” Robbins said. More Southern California children ...
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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

LAUSD likely won’t reopen before January at earliest, teachers union affirms

Schools in Los Angeles Unified likely won’t reopen until January at the earliest, the head of the teachers union said Friday, Oct. 30, affirming a timeline that school board members are said to support. “Given L.A. County’s rising COVID infections, we believe the earliest possible date for a safe and academically sound physical return to school is the beginning of the second semester — January 2021,” Cecily Myart-Cruz, president of United Teachers Los Angeles, said during her weekly message to u...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Lausd, Oakland, Local News, Orange County, Los Angeles Times, Bay Area, San Fernando Valley, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner

School-issued computers a lifeline for Southern California schoolchildren during pandemic

As this weird fall of distance learning unfolds, new data show that the great majority of schoolchildren in Southern California’s major metro areas are staring at computer screens issued by their school districts — not at devices belonging to their families. Connectivity in the gargantuan Los Angeles Unified School District as of Sept. 14 (SOURCE: LAUSD) And while “internet deserts” persist, the vast majority of adults in households with children — some 90 percent or more, depending on how ...
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LA, Orange County schools receive National Blue Ribbon honors

Nine schools in Los Angeles County and five in Orange County were named National Blue Ribbon Schools on Thursday, Sept. 24, an honor bestowed on campuses based on their overall academic achievement or success in closing achievement gaps among group of students. The U.S. Department of Education recognized nearly 370 schools nationally, including 36 in California. The honor “affirms the hard work of educators, families and communities in creating safe and welcoming schools where students master ch...
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Orange County doctor pulls out gun during anti-mask video, Hoag hospital rebukes him

For the past few months, Newport Beach physician Jeff Barke – whose Orange County ties stretch from school boards to the Board of Supervisors – has captured the spotlight with his outspoken views on coronavirus precautions. Sporting a white lab coat or blue scrubs, the Rossmoor resident has led calls to reopen businesses and schools at rallies, on Twitter and in YouTube videos. He describes face mask mandates and stay-at-home recommendations with such terms as “tyrannical.” His medically uno...
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Google doodle honors Orange County’s Felicitas Mendez

Google’s logo doodle on Tuesday honors an Orange County woman who helped lead the fight to end segregation in California schools. In the drawing that appeared on Google’s homepage Sept. 15, a smiling Felicitas Mendez is shown watching a crowd of happy children of all races walk into a school. Her three children, led by her husband Gonzalo, are among them. That image would have been pure fantasy in the early 1940s, when her children were barred from entering a “white” school in Westminster becaus...
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In L.A. County, don’t expect elementary schools to reopen before November

Parents and educators of elementary students in Los Angeles County should not expect their schools to reopen before November at the earliest. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer had indicated during a briefing with school leaders on Thursday, Sept. 10, that it would take at least that long before K-6 campuses could apply for waivers to reopen to the general student population amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to one administrator who attended the briefing. The county had announce...
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Southern California parents demonstrate for sooner school reopening

Members of California Policy Center’s Parent Union and school choice advocates rally outside UTLA headquarters in Los Angeles to demand they support the opening of all schools on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Members of California Policy Center’s Parent Union and school choice advocates rally outside UTLA headquarters in Los Angeles to demand they support the opening of all schools on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contribu...
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LAUSD announces coronavirus testing, tracking endeavor for students, staff, families

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner announced Sunday, Aug. 16 the launch of a program that will provide regular COVID-19 testing and contact tracing to school staff, students and their families. As part of the plan, research will begin to study the impact and effects of reopening, and that data will be available to the general public, Beutner announced. “Extraordinary circumstances call for extraordinary actions, and while this testing and contact-tracing effort is ...
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Questions, answers about upcoming school year, distance learning

Public education is kicking back into gear this month, but for most students in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties the phrase “back to school” will be a euphemism. Throughout the region, distance learning and closed classrooms will be the norms until health conditions improve. With that in mind, here’s a brief guide to some of the questions parents and students might have about the upcoming school year. Q: Can my kid go to school? Probably not, at least not yet. The sta...
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Waivers process for elementary schools to reopen in-person released by state

Elementary schools now have a detailed waiver process they can follow to opt-out of online learning in the fall and resume in-person instruction for the new academic year. The California Department of Public Health released Monday night a waiver application form along with information on what’s needed before county public health officials can grant some elementary schools permission to open. The new rules require applicants to consult with parent, labor and community organizations at their schoo...
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Massiah Foundation challenge gift to fund UCI chair in Zoroastrian studies

$1.5 million endowment will establish first chair of its kind in the U.S. The University of California, Irvine has received a $1.5 million challenge commitment from the Massiah Foundation to establish the Ferdowsi Presidential Chair in Zoroastrian Studies – the first of its kind in the United States. Additionally, the University of California will support the chair with up to $500,000. The Massiah Foundation was founded by Fariborz Maseeh, Ph.D., an Iranian American businessman and pion...
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Distance Learning, Hybrid Models, In-Person Class: What Will School Look Like This Fall?

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The fall semester is less than a month away and school districts across the state are scrambling to come up with back-to-school plans as coronavirus cases continue to surge. There are so many factors colliding with these back-to-school decisions, leaving districts divided and parents uncertain and exhausted. Fatigue over distance learning has taken a toll on everyone in the Logan household. “She might last 10-15 minutes, but then it’s like you’re not the teacher mom I don’t ...
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School names latest target in effort to account for racist legacies of historical figures

Michael Chwe was surprised – and motivated to act. The UCLA economics professor received his bachelor’s degree from the California Institute of Technology, in Pasadena, and remembers well the reverence for Robert A. Millikan, a renowned physicist and the university’s first president, around campus. The Nobel Prize recipient, Chwe said, represented a sort of demigod. But then, the current racial justice movement sprang up, in the wake of the Memorial Day killing of George Floyd. And Chwe, through...
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Community colleges struggle with students’ food needs as pandemic increases demand

By Betty Márquez Rosales, EdSource With reduced work hours and a baby on the way, Maraya Bermudez stocks up on groceries for the week at the food pantry on her community college campus. She frequented the Fullerton College food pantry sparingly during the school year, but she now goes every week to pick up bags that often include rice, beans, vegetables, fruits, milk and snacks. A former foster youth, she has also been eligible for debit cards from her college that she can use for groceries and ...
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Defendant in Southern California semen-tainted flute case agrees to plead guilty

An international music program founder who allegedly distributed semen-tainted flutes to schools in Orange and Los Angeles counties and traveled to the Philippines to have sex with minors is expected to plead guilty to federal and state charges in October. John Edward Zeretzke, 61, of Ventura, who formed Flutes Across the World in 2009 and has worked with thousands of children across the United States, has agreed to plead guilty to one federal count of production of child pornography and six sta...
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Meet Dr. Rios: Sylmar resident overcame poverty to stride toward attaining her dream of becoming a pediatrician

As a 7-year-old, Melissa Rios asked her mother to buy her a black Fisher Price medical kit equipped with a plastic stethoscope and colorful medical bottles. She still has it. Now, she’s also got dual degrees from UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine and Fielding School of Public Health. As Rios took the Hippocratic Oath in a virtual UCLA graduation ceremony at her childhood home in Sylmar, she reminisced about the hard work it took to get her here, on her way to attaining her dream of becoming...
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