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Coronavirus hospitalizations soar to more than 800 in LA County; another 1,966 cases posted

COVID-19 hospitalization numbers continued an unsettling upward climb in Los Angeles County on Monday, July 26, with state figures showing more than 800 people now being treated for the virus, more than double the number from just two weeks ago. According to the state, there were 825 people hospitalized due to COVID in the county, up from 745 the day prior. On July 12, there were only 372 people hospitalized in the county. There were 182 people in intensive care, up from 161 on Sunday, according...
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Bonin’s program brings 160 unhoused people indoors from Venice boardwalk encampment

Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin said on Monday, July 26 that 160 people who were living along the Venice boardwalk have been brought inside and accepted the city’s offer of a pathway to permanent housing. Bonin’s Encampment to Home program began on June 28. The program promises all residents who accept shelter a pathway to permanent housing in an effort to clear the Venice boardwalk, where a large encampment developed during the pandemic. Outreach teams with St. Joseph’s Center have offer...
Tags: Health, News, Education, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Moses, Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles City, LA County


Coronavirus patients in LA County hospitals continue to increase

Los Angeles County reported 2,089 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths on Sunday, July 25, though officials said the number of cases and deaths likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend. The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals continued to rise Sunday, increasing to 745 from 716 a day earlier, according to state figures. There were 161 COVID-19 patients in intensive care, up from 154 on Saturday. Sunday’s figures bring the county’s totals to 1,281,760 cases and ...
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LA County reports 4th straight day of 2,500-plus new coronavirus cases

Public Health officials reported Los Angeles County’s fourth consecutive day of more than 2,500 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, July 24, with 2,600 new COVID-19 infections and 10 additional deaths. Health officials have repeatedly blamed the current surge in cases on the highly infectious “Delta” variant of the virus. The variant was first discovered in India and is blamed for rampant infections in that country, along with outbreaks in the United Kingdom. It is now spreading across the United...
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President George W. Bush leads Distinguished Speaker Series, which expands to Long Beach this year

By Jo Murray, Contributor Former President George W. Bush will speak in Long Beach on Sept. 20 to kick off the Distinguished Speaker Series of Southern California. The series expands to Long Beach this year, with the Terrace Theater as the venue. Two famous journalists, a distinguished historian, a late-night talk show host and the youngest-ever Nobel Prize laureate will speak in Long Beach over the next nine months. “Our Redondo Beach location has a five-year-long waiting list, so now is the ti...
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State superintendent Thurmond: Vaccines are best way to ensure schools stay open

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond visits Monte Vista Elementary School to meet the staff working for LA’s BEST summer learning program and participate in enrichment activities with students in Los Angeles on Friday, July 23, 2021. LA’s BEST is an expanded learning program providing free after-school and summer learning opportunities at nearly 200 elementary schools in neighborhoods with the greatest needs and fewest resources across Los Angeles. The program at Monte Vista...
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COVID variant continues relentless spread in LA County, even among vaccinated residents

A relentless surge of COVID-19 cases continued in Los Angeles County on Thursday, July 22, as another 2,700 cases were reported, with the percentage of infections occurring among fully vaccinated residents steadily rising. In fact, during the month of June, 20% of all newly reported COVID infections in the county occurred among people who had been fully vaccinated. That was up from 11% in May and 5% in April. But Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said the increase is normal given the continu...
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University of California regents approve rare tuition hike

By JANIE HAR | Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — University of California regents on Thursday approved a multiyear plan to raise tuition and fees at the system’s 10 campuses. The proposed increase is the first since 2017 and had been criticized by opponents as a “forever hike.” University officials say the increase is needed to maintain the quality of the public university system and provide more financial aid to students. The proposal calls for tuition and fees to rise by 2% plus inflation for n...
Tags: News, Education, California, California News, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Michigan, Associated Press, Lausd, Biden, UC, University Of California, Ucla, Gavin Newsom


Tuition hike approved for UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Riverside and 7 other campuses

By JANIE HAR | Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO — University of California regents on Thursday approved a multiyear plan to raise tuition and fees at the system’s 10 campuses. The proposed increase is the first since 2017 and had been criticized by opponents as a “forever hike.” University officials say the increase is needed to maintain the quality of the public university system and provide more financial aid to students. The proposal calls for tuition and fees to rise by 2% plus inflation for n...
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LA County business owners become reluctant enforcers as coronavirus rules tighten up

Atika Enciso discusses how business owners deal with shoppers who refuse to wear masks, what directions they give to their employees and whether their employees express concerns about enforcing public health guidelines and dealing with difficult customers. Enciso runs her business, Studio Blo inside Pout Beauty Bar in North Hollywood.(Photo by Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer) Atika Enciso strives for excellent customer service, but when a client walks into Studio Blo, her North Hollyw...
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Graduates from 2020 finally got their moment for an in-person commencement at Cal State Los Angeles

Rebecca Galvn, a history major at Cal State Los Angeles, waits to enter graduation ceremonies as Tony Zamora holds a larger-than-life replica to support her at the event Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Graduation ceremonies will be held for graduates on Reeder field at Cal State LA over the next two weeks. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Cal State Los Angeles graduates are covered with confetti at Cal State LA graduation ceremonies Wednesday, July 21, 2021. Graduation cer...
Tags: Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Graduation, Community, Local News, San Fernando Valley, Latina, Reeder, David Crane, Cal State, William Covino, College of Ethnic Studies, Cal State LA


LA County reports uptick in nursing home cases, as coronavirus numbers continue to rise

Cases of coronavirus in Los Angeles County continued to go in the wrong direction on Tuesday, July 20, with public health officials confirming a slight uptick in skilled nursing facilities partly because of “breakthrough” cases among people already vaccinated. L.A. County Public Health reported that for the week ending July 11, 25 people at skilled nursing facilities tested positive for COVID-19, including three new cases among residents and 22 among staff. The spike has caught the attention of ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Delta, Long Beach, Community, Capitol Hill, Pasadena, San Joaquin, Capitol


California to feed 6.2 million students in largest free school lunch program in US

By JOCELYN GECKER | The Associated Press When classrooms in California reopen for the fall term, all 6.2 million public school students will have the option to eat school meals for free, regardless of their family’s income. The undertaking, made possible by an unexpected budget surplus, will be the largest free student lunch program in the country. School officials, lawmakers, anti-hunger organizations and parents are applauding it as a pioneering way to prevent the stigma of accepting free lunc...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, US, California News, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Maine, Lausd, Biden, Berkeley, Oakley, Trump, Northern California


Oakley, state community colleges leader/ex-LBCC head, to serve as adviser in Biden administration

Eloy Oakley, the former superintendent-president of Long Beach City College and the current chancellor of the California Community Colleges, will temporarily take up a role in the Biden Administration beginning next week. The chancellor will serve as a special adviser to Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, providing advice on higher education policy from Monday, July 26, until sometime in the fall, California Community Colleges announced Monday, July 19. “I am very grateful for the opportunity t...
Tags: News, Education, California, Washington, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Long Beach, Lausd, Biden, Oakley, Huntington Beach, Haynes, City College


As LA County rekindles mask mandate, 1,827 new cases of COVID-19, 11 deaths posted Saturday

Los Angeles County residents will awaken Sunday morning to revived face-covering rules, slated to go into effect late Saturday night amid newly surging coronavirus statistics. The county reported 1,827 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths on Saturday, as health officials attributed the recent spike to the more infectious Delta variant and the intermingling of unmasked individuals in areas where vaccination status is unknown. Many businesses put the rules back in place early and masks w...
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National Merit Scholarship announces college-sponsored awards to 2021 LA County high school graduates

    Mira Costa High School held its graduation Thursday June 17, 2021, in Manhattan Beach. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer)   The National Merit Scholarship Corporation announced its lists of 2021 high school graduates who have been awarded college-sponsored scholarships on June 2 and July 12. The college-sponsored scholarships were financed by 160 colleges and universities this year for more than 4,100 National Merit Scholarship 2021 finalists who will attend their colle...
Tags: Education, College, Sport, Soccer, United States, Higher Education, High School, Universities, John, Local News, Scholarships, Los Angeles County, LA County, San Fernando Valley, North Hollywood, Palos Verdes Peninsula


As elective surgeries return, Red Cross urges LA County to donate blood amid severe shortage

As hospitals return to elective surgeries, the American Red Cross experiences a severe blood shortage. The nonprofit’s Los Angeles chapter is rushing to collect more than 1,000 additional blood donations each day to meet the demand as hospitals see an influx of patients with traumas, organ transplants while handling elective surgeries and emergency room visits. The American Red Cross urges donors of all blood types, particularly type O and those giving platelets, to make an appointment as soon a...
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Gov. Newsom pushes vaccinations as LA County’s coronavirus hospitalizations climb above 400

BELL GARDENS — The number of people hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County topped 400 on Wednesday, July 14, continuing a slow but steady month-long increase that has prompted concern among health care officials and led to another call from Gov. Gavin Newsom for people to get vaccinated. “I cannot impress upon you more the power of getting vaccinated,” Newsom said during an appearance in Bell Gardens. “If we want to extinguish this pandemic, this disease, we’ve got to get vaccinated....
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Gov. Newsom, LA County officials gather to trumpet $262 billion state budget

California Governor Gavin Newsom holds a copy of the California State budget after ceremonially signing it during a rally in Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. Newsom signed the budget that includes the $100 billion California Comeback Plan on July 12th. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) California Governor Gavin Newsom during a rally in Los Angeles, Tuesday, July 13, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) California Governor Gavin Newsom durin...
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LA County soars over 1,000 coronavirus infections for fifth straight day

LOS ANGELES — With local COVID-19 infection numbers surging upward, topping 1,000 new cases for the fifth straight day, Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday, July 13, lamented continued resistance to vaccines while health officials announced an outreach effort to bring shots to people’s doors. The county reported 1,103 new COVID cases on Tuesday, lifting the cumulative total from throughout the pandemic to 1,259,772. The county also reported 12 new fatalities due to the virus, increasing th...
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California K-12 students who refuse to wear masks will be barred from campuses, state says

K-12 students in California who refuse to wear masks inside school buildings will be barred from campuses and offered “alternative educational opportunities,” state officials announced Monday, July 12. The exception will be for students granted exemptions, such as those whose medical condition makes it too difficult for them to keep a mask on. “Schools must exclude students from campus if they are not exempt from wearing a face covering under (California Department of Public Health) guidelines a...
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$73 million settlement of UCLA gynecologist sexual abuse lawsuit is approved

LOS ANGELES — A federal judge gave final approval Monday to the $73 million settlement of a lawsuit brought by more than 5,500 women who allege they were sexually abused and assaulted as patients of disgraced ex-UCLA campus gynecologist/oncologist James Heaps. The settlement approved by U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner also requires UCLA to ensure stronger oversight procedures for identification, prevention and reporting of sexual misconduct. Originally filed in 2019 in Los Angeles federal c...
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LA County’s coronavirus surge endures: 1,113 new cases, 4 deaths reported Sunday

Los Angeles County reported 1,113 new cases of COVID-19 and four additional deaths on Sunday, July 11 — the third consecutive day that more than 1,000 new cases were reported. Officials said the number of cases and deaths are likely to reflect reporting delays over the weekend. The number of people hospitalized in Los Angeles County due to the virus dropped from 373 to 372, according to state figures. There were 82 people in intensive care as of Sunday, up from 79 the previous day. Sunday’s figu...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Cdc, Government, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Delta, Community, Staples Center, Black, Los Angeles County


LA County reports rising coronavirus transmission among unvaccinated young

Los Angeles County’s alarming spike in coronavirus cases continued on Saturday, July 10, as officials reported another 1,094 new cases of COVID-19 and eight additional deaths. The number of people hospitalized in Los Angeles County due to the virus is also rising steadily, swelling from 336 on Friday to 373, according to state figures. There were 79 people in intensive care as of Saturday, down from 83 the previous day. Local health authorities also said Saturday that transmission of COVID-19 is...
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LA County coronavirus cases soar over 1,100 as Delta Variant spreads

Providing further evidence of increased spread of COVID-19, Los Angeles County’s daily number of new infections soared past the 1,100 mark on Friday, July 9, doubling the number from just a week ago and the highest figure reported in a single day since March. The county Department of Public Health reported 1,107 new COVID cases on Friday, compared to 549 reported last Friday. The daily number of new infections has been rising steadily for at least two weeks, with officials blaming the rapid spre...
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California schools will still require masks despite CDC guidelines

Students and teachers will still need to wear masks while indoors at school, state officials announced Friday, July 9, after the federal Centers for Disease Control had said that wasn’t necessary. The requirement will help make sure every student is treated the same, California Department of Public Health officials said. And school facilities can’t accommodate enough physical distancing, so mandatory masking and “robust testing” will continue, said Dr. Mark Ghaly, California Health & Human Servi...
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Steady rise in coronavirus cases rekindles LA County officials’ worries

As a result of people socializing more and the Delta variant circulating more widely, Los Angeles County public health officials reported Thursday the biggest increase in new COVID-19 cases since March. Public health officials reported 839 new COVID-19 positive cases Thursday, July 8, representing another startling increase as case rates began to rise earlier this week. Among ethnic groups, Black residents reported the most significant increase in new cases for a 170% increase from last week. Ca...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United States, South Dakota, Community, Tokyo, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer


Critical race theory stirs debate in Southern California schools

It has sparked heated discussion on social media and neighborhood message boards. It’s had parents swarming school board meetings in protest. Republican senators introduced a resolution condemning its use in public schools and teacher-training materials. Now, 26 states with Republican-controlled legislatures have bills opposing it — and nine states have banned it. The concept known as “critical race theory” has become a flashpoint in discussions about how race, racism, equity and social justice ...
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LA County reports 436 coronavirus cases, 2 deaths as holiday weekend inches toward its close

Los Angeles County reported 436 new cases of COVID-19 and two additional deaths on Monday, July 5, though health officials said the number of cases and deaths likely reflect reporting delays over the holiday weekend. Hospitalizations in the county due to COVID-19 dropped from 284 to 273, with the number of COVID patients in ICU units declining from 77 to 65, according to state figures. Monday’s figures brought the county’s totals to 1,252,739 cases and 24,504 fatalities since the pandemic began,...
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Old Glory waves anew as July 4 events bring folks together; officials still urge pandemic-era caution

Bill Aguayo and his Maltese friends, Buddy, Misty and Mindy, ride to promote pet safety during Justin Rudd’s annual Great American Bike Parade at Belmont Shore in Long Beach on Sunday, July 4, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Thomas Wilkins and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra perform patriotic favorites during the Fireworks Spectacular at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood on Saturday, July 3, 2021. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Justin Rudd’s annua...
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