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50 retired nuns, including a 100-year-old sister, get coronavirus vaccines

Nuns get their second COVID-19 vaccines at the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet independent living center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from a pop-up vaccination clinic. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Nuns get their second COVID-19 vaccines at the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet independent living center in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 from a pop-up vaccination clinic. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) ...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Torrance, Idaho Capitol, LA County, Los Angeles Daily News, Maureen O'Connor, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Los Angeles Daily News SCNG


LA County reports 22 deaths, 1,313 new coronavirus cases as major shipment of vaccines rolls in

Los Angeles County Department of Public Health officials reported 22 new deaths and 1,313 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, March 7. The lower-than-usual numbers may be reflective of scaled-back weekend record keeping, but marked significant decline from an uptick in mid-week numbers that raised concern for officials after weeks of statistical downturns. The new numbers brought the county’s totals to 1,203,152 cases and 22,029 deaths since the pandemic began. Nearly 5.9 mission county residents h...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Va, Community, Disneyland Resort, Orange County, Eric Garcetti, Major League Baseball


LA County tops 22,000 coronavirus deaths; MIS-C spreads to 116 children

Los Angeles County reported 1,823 new cases of COVID-19 and 98 additional deaths on Saturday, March 6, along with 16 additional cases of multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children, bringing the total cases of MIS-C in L.A. County to 116 children, including one child death. The number of coronavirus patients in L.A. County hospitals has fallen to 1,176, according to state health officials, with 361 in intensive care. That’s a huge drop from the peak of the winter surge in early January, when t...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Senate, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Va, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, Orange County, Eric Garcetti


LA County coronavirus vaccine allotment continues to increase

Los Angeles County expects to receive 312,000 vaccine doses next week including 53,700 doses of the highly anticipated Johnson & Johnson vaccine, which only requires one dose. Additional doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine were not expected for several weeks. The allotment coming next week is the biggest since vaccines began flowing into L.A. County in December. This week, the county received 269,000 doses. The week prior it received 211,000 doses in what have been ever-increasing allocations...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Kaiser Permanente, Government, Senate, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Community, Biden, Ny, Cuomo, Simon


Coronavirus: Pasadena Unified schools will reopen for in-person learning on March 29

At the end of a nearly seven-hour meeting, the Pasadena Unified Board of Education voted on Thursday, March 4, to bring its youngest elementary school students back on campus for in-person instruction by the end of the month.  The first to return will be students in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, who will come back to campus on March 29. First and second graders will come back on April 1. They’ll all leave for spring break one week later, coming back on April 13. That’s when students in thir...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Pasadena, McDonald, Los Angeles County, Bailey, Goh, Fredericks, CDC Centers for Disease Control, Brian McDonald, Top Stories WDN


USC’S University Park Campus to host LA city-run COVID-19 vaccination site

A Los Angeles city-run vaccination site will open at the University of Southern California starting Tuesday, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Thursday, March 4. The University Park campus site is expected to be able to administer thousands of vaccinations per day once it’s fully operational, Garcetti said. “This number will be initially limited due to supply constraints but ready to jump into action and grow as those doses are delivered in the coming weeks,” Garcetti said. He thanked USC President ...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, La, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Fda, Pfizer, Eric Garcetti, Usc, University Of Southern California, Sean Penn


Animals add fun, comfort to Southern California online lessons

For many Southern California families, students and teachers taking part in distance learning during the coronavirus pandemic, animals offer solace — and a much-needed laugh — in tough times. From beloved household pets to wild animals, they’re providing comfort and a chance to see, and even learn, something new for those behind the computer screen. Mr. Green Bean the Veiled Chameleon is the class pet of one of the students of Erika Taylor-Ruffin, a sixth-grade teacher at Apple Valley County...
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Biden administration OKs state request to use Medi-Cal to provide COVID-19 testing for low-income students

California will use Medicaid funding to help pay for coronavirus testing of low-income students, after receiving the OK from President Joe Biden’s administration, Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office announced Wednesday morning, March 3. The announcement comes as Newsom, who will tour a Long Beach vaccination site Wednesday afternoon, continues pushing to assist schools across the state reopen safely. Newsom and the state Legislature recently struck a deal to provide $6.6 billion to do so, money that will...
Tags: News, Education, California, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Long Beach, Biden, Medicaid, Gavin Newsom, Health And Human Services, Legislature, Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services, Medi Cal, California Department of Health Care Services, Newsom


Areas hardest hit by COVID-19 in LA County are least likely to be vaccinated

In the push to inoculate as many people as possible with a limited supply of coronavirus vaccine, public health officials in Los Angeles County have noticed a disturbing trend they say is indicative of the coronavirus pandemic overall and the health care system in general. Those in communities hit hardest by the coronavirus were now the least likely to be vaccinated, and those disparities fell largely along both economic and racial lines. Among the top 10 communities with the highest rates of co...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Kaiser Permanente, Government, Merck, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Biden, Jack, Patricia, Los Angeles County


With coronavirus trending downward, LA County inches to within reach of less-restrictive red tier

Los Angeles County took a huge leap Tuesday, March 2,  in hopes to reopen its economy and further loosen its public health limits, watching its coronavirus case rates fall to just shy of the threshold for the state’s less-restrictive red tier. According to the state’s latest update, the county’s adjusted case rate stood at 7.2 cases per day per 100,000, right on the cusp being able to move out of the most restrictive “purple” public health tier — a status it has never attained since the state in...
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LA council overrides mayor’s veto of plan reinvesting LAPD funds into community – with tweaks

The Los Angeles City Council forged ahead Tuesday, March 2, with a plan to invest up to $88.8 million into communities of color, a step aimed at responding to calls to defund the police department and promote racial justice amid last summer’s nationwide protests spurred by the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. Last December, Mayor Eric Garcetti vetoed the council’s plans, an unusual step that he said he took because he felt the council’s proposal for how to spend the $88.8 mill...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, Texas, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Fox News, Biden, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Trump


LA City Council will boost unarmed crisis response, universal basic income to reinvest LAPD dollars

In December, Mayor Eric Garcetti took the unusual step of vetoing a City Council plan for reinvesting Los Angeles police department dollars into communities of color. Garcetti said he would be happy to sign off on a revised proposal that included some changes, including the creation of an unarmed crisis response program to respond to 911 calls, especially when it involves someone experiencing a mental health episode. The mayor will get that chance on Tuesday, March 2. A revamped spending plan sh...
Tags: Business, Politics, Hollywood, News, Minnesota, Education, Government, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Community, City Council, Lapd, Eric Garcetti


Coronavirus cases, deaths continue to dip as a million more in LA County become vaccine-eligible

A whole new slate of folks who live or work in Los Angeles County are now eligible to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, officials announced Monday, March 1, as the county’s inoculation program continues to move forward. The county on Monday expanded those eligible for the vaccine to include people who work in education, child care, food, agriculture, emergency services and law enforcement. About 30% of the county’s vaccine allocation will be set aside specifically for educators, Los Angele...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Food And Drug Administration, Community, Lausd, Los Angeles County, Johnson Johnson, Ferrer, LA County, SeaWorld San Diego, Barbara Ferrer


Newsom, lawmakers forge deal – with $6.6 billion in financial incentives – to get schools open

Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders are scheduled to give an update this morning on the state’s school reopening efforts, during which they are expected to announce an agreement that would offer billions of dollars in funding for schools that reopen by the end of March. Newsom and lawmakers have been negotiating for two months over bringing kids back to school, amid mounting pressure to reopen campuses closed nearly a year by the coronavirus pandemic. Newsom will be joined by Senate leader...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Cdc, Government, Senate, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Community, Atkins, Associated Press, Gavin Newsom, Capitol, Johnson Johnson


LA County, city, school-district sites gear up for Monday’s massive new wave of vaccine-seekers

With an estimated 1.2 million more people eligible for coronavirus vaccines on Monday, March 1, Los Angeles County will operate with its largest-ever infrastructure for delivering the sought-after inoculations this week. But health officials said residents will have to be patient while vaccine supplies remain thin and sporadic, and while staff are being trained to tighten up procedures to ensure only eligible people receive shots. County health officials expressed hope that conditions will impro...
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LA County reports 1,730 new COVID-19 cases, 94 deaths

Los Angeles County reported 1,730 new cases of COVID-19 and 94 additional deaths on Saturday, Feb. 27, while the number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals continued to trend downward. According to state figures — which are typically a day ahead of county numbers — there were 1,661 COVID-19 patients in L.A. County hospitals, down from 1,733 on Friday. That’s well below the peak of more than 8,000 patients in early January and the lowest level recorded since Nov. 22. Officials cautioned t...
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Here’s what’s next for West Covina, as it builds its own health department

The West Covina City Council made a bold statement by voting to terminate services with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health last week as the community — and other local cities, many contemplating their own such moves — looked on. The hard part, however, lies ahead: Creating a team that can deliver all the state-mandated services of an independent health department. It’s not just the roles amplified during the county’s response to COVID-19 outbreak, but also scores of other tasks i...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Senate, Paul Simon, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Healthcare, Community, Lausd, City Council, Pasadena, Amy


L.A. County allocates 11% of coronavirus vaccines to teachers as LAUSD mega-clinic launches Monday

Of the nearly 270,000 coronavirus vaccine doses that Los Angeles County officials plan to administer next week, just over 31,000 — or 11% — will go to vaccinate educators, including those in the mammoth L.A. Unified School District. After second doses for those already with appointments are accounted for, the county will have about 100,000 doses for first-time recipients next week as nearly 1.8 million more people become eligible for inoculations on Monday, March 1. L.A. Unified will open one of...
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L.A. County allocates 11% of coronavirus vaccines to teachers – as new LAUSD mega-clinic launches

Of the nearly 270,000 coronavirus vaccine doses that Los Angeles County officials plan to administer next week, just over 31,000 — or 11% — will go to vaccinate educators, including those in the mammoth L.A. Unified School District. After second doses for those already with appointments are accounted for, the county will have about 100,000 doses for first-time recipients next week as nearly 1.8 million more people become eligible for inoculations on Monday, March 1. L.A. Unified will open one of...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, News, Education, California, Government, US, Sport, Soccer, House, Food And Drug Administration, Community, Lausd, Simon, Inglewood


LA County hospitalizations for COVID-19 reach lowest levels since before winter surge

Less than 2,000 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Los Angeles as of Thursday, Feb. 25, reaching the lowest levels since before the winter surge that began with Thanksgiving gatherings three months ago. As of Thursday, there were 1,886 people in L.A. County hospitals that tested positive for the coronavirus, based on a state database. Roughly 30% of the patients were in intensive care units. A similar number of hospitalized patients last occurred Nov. 25, when 1,893 people were recorded h...
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LA County unveils plan to vaccinate teachers, other essential workers, starting March 1

Teachers in Los Angeles County can begin receiving the coronavirus vaccine on Monday, March 1 — but just how many doses will be available for educators will depend on supply, which is still just an estimate. Among the slightly more than 200,000 vaccine doses that officials expect, 25% to 29% will go toward teachers and administrators, with 9% of those doses going to private school teachers and staff. First priority for doses goes to those with second-dose appointments. The remainder will be divi...
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LA County surpasses 20,000 coronavirus deaths

A day after the nation surpassed the jolting milestone of 500,000 lives lost to the pandemic, Los Angeles County surpassed its own grim milestone on Tuesday, Feb. 23 — 20,000 COVID-19-related deaths. The county reported another 157 deaths on Tuesday. For the family and friends of the 20,057 people claimed by the outbreak — fathers, mothers, sisters, brothers and grandparents … nurses, doctors, teachers, law officers, grocery workers and so many more — that number is very real and very painful. R...
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With more federal coronavirus relief likely, LA County scrutinizes impact of CARES dollars

Gearing up for more federal coronavirus relief money, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 23, called for a detailed report on the impact of CARES Act dollars the county received last year. A key element of the 2020 CARES Act was the Coronavirus Relief Fund, through which the county received $1.057 billion. Coupled with state funding, county coronavirus aid totaled $1.22 billion, which helped pay for such efforts as virus testing, food distribution, personal protective eq...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Associated Press, LA County, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Hilda Solis, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


LA County officials have harsh words for coronavirus vaccine inequity – and line-jumping cheaters

Just one week away from expanding eligibility for the coronavirus vaccine by up to 1.8 million people, Los Angeles County officials are worried the online system required by the state to book appointments will continue to pose challenges in communities hit hardest by the pandemic. Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Hilda Solis said on Tuesday, Feb. 23, that she was “not surprised,” but nonetheless “disgusted” by certain people using any means necessary to obtain vaccine doses. “I can tell you I was...
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Inspectors find ‘deficiencies’ at virus test lab in Valencia

By DON THOMPSON | The Associated Press Inspectors found “significant deficiencies” at California’s new coronavirus testing laboratory, problems that state officials on Monday, Feb. 22, partly blamed on the rapid ramp-up they required from the lab’s private operator under terms of a $1.4 billion contract. A fraction of 1% of the more than 1.5 million tests processed at the Valencia Branch Laboratory had problems, the state said in a preliminary report, but Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. ...
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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


Why some independent senior communities are struggling to get COVID-19 vaccines for their residents

Residents at the Bridgecreek Holiday Retirement Community in West Covina, Tom Rathman, left, Matthew Richardson, and Gene Trinaystich, right, wait to get their COVID-19 inoculations from a vaccination team coordinated by the L.A. County Department of Public Health on Sunday, February 21, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Peggy Weickert gets her COVID-19 inoculation from a vaccination team coordinated by the L.A. County Department of Public Healtat the Bridgecreek Hol...
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Why some senior living communities are struggling to get COVID-19 vaccines for their residents

Residents at the Bridgecreek Holiday Retirement Community in West Covina, Tom Rathman, left, Matthew Richardson, and Gene Trinaystich, right, wait to get their COVID-19 inoculations from a vaccination team coordinated by the L.A. County Department of Public Health on Sunday, February 21, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Peggy Weickert gets her COVID-19 inoculation from a vaccination team coordinated by the L.A. County Department of Public Healtat the Bridgecreek Hol...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Community, John, Nancy, Woods, Gavin Newsom, Southern California


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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