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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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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...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Education, Congress, College, Stanford, Sport, Soccer, Higher Education, Colleges, Biden, Free Speech, Cal State Fullerton, Trump, Ellis


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...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, News, Education, California, Government, Environment, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Pfizer, Biden, Orange County, Black, Southern California


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...
Tags: News, Education, California, La, Government, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Associated Press, Biden, Pasadena, Central Valley, Southern California


Cypress College failed to be ‘anti-racist’ by not defending professor in viral video, faculty union says

The faculty union at Cypress College has taken the administration to task for not defending the professor who repeatedly interrupted a student in an online speech class as he tried to argue that many police officers could be seen as heroes. “The failure to issue a clear and strong statement of support for faculty under the existing circumstances is a failure to be anti-racist,” said signed by Christie Diep, president of United Faculty of the North Orange County Community College District, and ...
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LA County Mental Health Department to hold free programs on art’s healing power

LOS ANGELES >> May is Mental Health Awareness Month and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health is hosting a monthlong series of free community programs and events to highlight the healing power of art and connection for residents of all ages. The initiative, in its fourth year, is called WE RISE. Dr. Jonathan Sherin, who heads the Department of Mental Health underscored the importance of reaching out to others. “Connectedness is vital to mental health and wellbeing, more so now than ...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Los Angeles County, South Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Department of Mental Health, Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health, Mental Health Awareness Month, Sherin, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB


Fewer people want coronavirus vaccines than are available now in LA County

For the first time this week Los Angeles County had more vaccines than people who wanted to get them, according to the Department of Public Health, marking a critical juncture for the county’s vaccine efforts as it reaches toward a goal of 80% of the eligible population vaccinated. “That means 25% less people were vaccinated than the week before,” said Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer on Tuesday, May 4. For those who want to get vaccinated, appointments should be more available and there ar...
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LA City Council creates new youth council, hearkening back to Tom Bradley’s era

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday, May 4, unanimously voted to create a youth council similar to one created by former Mayor Tom Bradley, which two of the council members served on. Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley in 1982. Associated Press The motion, introduced by Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez and Councilmen Mark Ridley-Thomas and Paul Koretz, instructed the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment to create the “Olivia Mitchell Youth Council” made up of two youth representatives from eac...
Tags: News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Los Angeles City Council, Mitchell, Bradley, Rodriguez, Tom Bradley, LA City Council, Mark Ridley Thomas, Tom LaBonge


Prominent Latina activist Sylvia Mendez speaks via Zoom to La Puente High students

La Puente High teacher Wesley Perez, activist Sylvia Mendez and students appear on Monday’s Zoom session. (Video screenshot) La Puente High teacher Wesley Perez, student Berenice De Anda and activist Sylvia Mendez on Monday’s Zoom session. (Video screenshot) La Puente High teacher Wesley Perez, activist Sylvia Mendez and students appear on Monday’s Zoom session. (Video screenshot) La Puente High teacher Wesley Perez, activist Sylvia Mendez and students appear on Monday’s Zoom session....
Tags: News, Education, California, Immigration, Sport, Soccer, United States, Community, Westminster, Lausd, Perez, Brown, Board of Education, La Puente, LA County, Sylvia


LA County reports no new coronavirus deaths again, although reporting lags contribute

Although the numbers are likely due to weekend reporting lags, Los Angeles County announced zero COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row on Monday, May 3, as the public health director expressed confidence the county will move up to the least-restrictive tier of the economic-reopening blueprint this week. COVID-19 case and death numbers are traditionally low on Sundays and Mondays as a result of delays in reporting from the weekend, but the back-to-back days of zero deaths still offered a gl...
Tags: Health, News, Education, La, Government, Environment, Sport, Walgreens, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Cvs, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, Knott, LA County


LA County reports no new coronavirus deaths Sunday, 313 new cases

Los Angeles County reported no additional coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, May 2, welcome news for officials who’ve seen increasing evidence in recent weeks that the pandemic is on the wane. The county also reported 313 new cases of COVID-19. Officials cautioned that those low numbers, though in step with recent downward trends, likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend during scaled-back record-keeping. According to state figures, the number of coronavirus patients in county hospita...
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LA County posts 500 new coronavirus cases, but lowest positivity rate

The Annenberg Foundation partners with L.A. Works and Mickey Fine Pharmacy in Beverly Hills to run on a COVID-19 vaccination clinic to thank Los Angeles volunteers for their service on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) The Annenberg Foundation partners with L.A. Works and Mickey Fine Pharmacy in Beverly Hills to run on a COVID-19 vaccination clinic to thank Los Angeles volunteers for their service on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contri...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Community, Disneyland, Los Angeles County, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer


Caltech students not satisfied with updated graduation plan; officials defend hybrid celebration

PASADENA >> At first, it seemed like a victory for Caltech students and parents seeking more of a traditional graduation ceremony this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic that has defined so much of life appears to be easing. Nayla Abney, a senior chemical engineering student, read the headline posted Friday, April 30, on a new statement from the school: “In-person Commencement Celebration for the 2021 Graduates.” But as Abney read on, the realization crept in. No mention of a walk across a stage for...
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LA County’s indoor arcades, playgrounds can open as more coronavirus restrictions are lifted

Los Angeles County again eased its COVID-19 health restrictions on Friday, April 30, allowing indoor playgrounds and arcades to reopen at limited capacity, while lifting restrictions on operating hours for bars, breweries and wineries. Indoor arcades and playgrounds — such as laser tag businesses, ball pits or “bounce” centers — will be restricted to 25% capacity, along with other mandated safety modifications. Bars, which are currently allowed to operate outdoors only, had been restricted to op...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, India, US, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Disneyland, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ferrer


Dodger Stadium coronavirus vaccine site to close by end of May

Much smaller numbers of people getting vaccinated at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Dodger Stadium reopened on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 for distribution of the second dose of the Modern vaccine. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) FILE – In this Nov. 17, 2020, file photo, drivers wait in long lines at a COVID-19 testing site in a parking lot at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The number of ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Philippines, Community, Lausd, Pasadena, Times, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Usc


Fewer LA County residents are getting vaccinated – and Ferrer calls this ‘worrisome’

In a trend described as “very worrisome,” the number of people getting their first COVID-19 vaccination at Los Angeles County sites dropped significantly over the past week, marking the first such drop and leading to more calls today for people get the shots and propel the county toward a return to normalcy. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer didn’t have exact number of how many appointments went unfilled over the past week, but said county-operated vaccination sites saw sharp drops in...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Israel, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, Local News, East, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, East Los Angeles, LA County


LA County officials push plummeting coronavirus rate at nursing homes as reason to get vaccinated

Again pointing to plummeting COVID-19 case numbers among skilled nursing facility residents and staff — who were among the hardest hit in the early days of the pandemic and then were the first to get vaccinated — Los Angeles County health officials said on Wednesday, April 28, that the facilities are a case study on the effectiveness of the inoculations. “Where we see high rates of vaccination, we are seeing transmission of COVID-19 plummet,” county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said in ...
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If coronavirus stats hold firm for a week, LA County can move to less-restrictive yellow tier

Los Angeles County’s daily rate of new COVID-19 cases fell low enough — barely — on Tuesday, April 27, to qualify for a move to the least restrictive yellow tier of the state’s economic-reopening blueprint, but the county must meet the threshold for another week before it can actually advance. For now, the county remains in the orange tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which governs restrictions on businesses and other activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to statist...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pfizer, Pasadena, Southern California, Los Angeles County


Cypress, Cerritos high schools top in the state, U.S. News & World Report says in annual ranking

Oxford Academy in Cypress and Whitney High in Cerritos were once again the top-performing high schools in the state and among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 rankings, which came out late Monday night, April 26 — and revealed a strong showing among Southern California campuses. The two schools, ranked Nos. 11 and 25 nationally this year, have been the best in the state the last few years, with Whitney High nabbing the top spot in the news magazine’s 2019 and ...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Cypress, Lausd, Southern California, Southland, Johnson Johnson, Wilmington, Lennox, Hawthorne, U S Department of Education, Cerritos


Tens of thousands in LA County are overdue for second COVID-19 shot

While Los Angeles County continues to show progress in its COVID-19 vaccination efforts, figures released on Monday, April 26 showed that nearly 278,000 people in the county may be overdue for their second dose, possibly due to concerns about side effects or a belief that one shot is enough. As of last week, more than 4.4 million people in the county have received at least one vaccine dose, and nearly 2.6 million had received a second dose, according to Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer. But...
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More coronavirus vaccinations available without appointments; LA County numbers still improving

Los Angeles County reported 443 new cases of COVID-19 and 16 additional deaths on Saturday, April 24, as health officials prepared to resume administration of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines after a pause due to concerns over rare instances of blood clots. The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals dropped from 453 to 444, according to state figures, while the number of those patients in intensive care fell from 106 to 101. Saturday’s numbers brought the county’s totals to 1,231,...
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With federal hurdle cleared, LA County plans to restart Johnson & Johnson vaccine soon

Los Angeles County could be ready within 1-2 days to again administer Johnson & Johnson vaccines now that the CDC and FDA have given the official green light to resume those shots, Paul Simon, the county’s chief science officer said Friday, April 23. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday recommended resumption of administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, with warning labels. The decision clears the way for states to resume vaccination. The agency, along with the Food and Dr...
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Here’s what LA County is doing about the vaccine hesitant

With close to half of Los Angeles County adults now with at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine in their arms, health officials have become more confident the county will succeed in vaccinating enough people to prevent another massive surge in cases possibly taking place again like it did this winter. But while the county has made great strides so far in vaccinating workers and residents, there is a recognition that getting the second half of adults inoculated will not be as easy because they ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, La, Government, Environment, Paul Simon, Sport, Soccer, Community, Fda, Simon, Los Angeles County, Johnson Johnson


A classic returns: Getty Villa reopens to public

The Getty Villa Museum in Pacific Palisades reopened on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) The Getty Villa Museum in Pacific Palisades reopened on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) The Getty Villa Museum in Pacific Palisades reopened on Wednesday, April 21, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) The Getty Villa Museum in Pacific Palisades reopened on Wednesday, April 21, 2021....
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LA schools chief Beutner will depart LAUSD when his contract runs out in June

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner has his temperature checked as he walks in the gates at Betty Plasencia Elementary School in Los Angeles on Monday, April 19, 2021 as teachers and staff return to school in preparation for students returning to the classroom this week. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner along with teachers and staff do Betty Plasencia Elementary School’s ch...
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Urgent timeline set by federal judge to put roofs over Skid Row’s homeless

A federal judge has set out a whirlwind schedule for the city and county of Los Angeles, issuing an order Tuesday, April 20, demanding that the Skid Row’s homeless be housed or sheltered by October. U.S. District Judge David Carter, who presides over a labyrinthine case in which plaintiffs argue that public officials have not done enough to address Los Angeles’s homelessness crisis, ordered up the urgent timeline, arguing in a 110-page order that “for decades in Los Angeles, the desperation of i...
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Mental health services to greet LA County students returning to campuses

As students come back to school campuses throughout Los Angeles County, they will be greeted by an assortment of mental health services and other new resources following a taxing year for everyone, based on a motion unanimously passed by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, April 20. The motion instructs the county’s director of mental health, in collaboration with the superintendent of schools and the L.A. County Office of Education, to address the mental health needs of students as they transi...
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Coronavirus: Infection-control measures are continuing to pay off in LA County

Los Angeles County’s average daily rate of new COVID-19 cases fell again on Tuesday, April 20, but still remained too high to allow a move to the least-restrictive yellow tier of the state’s economic reopening blueprint. To advance to the yellow tier of the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, the county would need a seven-day average new case rate of less than 2 per 100,000 residents. The weekly update released by the state Tuesday showed the county with a rate of 2.7 per 100,000 residents. That was ...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, East Coast, Los Angeles County, Johnson Johnson, Ferrer, Board of Supervisors, LA County, Solis, Hilda Solis


With coronavirus rates falling, LA County firmly in orange tier, with yellow on the horizon

Los Angeles County remained firmly in the orange tier, on Tuesday, April 20, the state’s designation for “minimal” vulnerability to the coronavirus. The state’s latest metrics were encouraging news for the county, riding the momentum of growing immunity. The county’s adjusted case rate fell to 2.7 daily cases per 100,000, according to the state’s metrics. The region’s positivity rate fell to 1.2%. Related links LA County officials growing more confident COVID could be beaten L.A. County Su...
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Supervisors support initial $36.2 billion budget blueprint

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO | City News Service The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, April 20, took the first of multiple votes to adopt a $36.2 billion recommended budget for fiscal year 2021-22, which highlights spending to expand safety-net services, support economic recovery and address racial and other inequities. The budget process will continue with public hearings on May 19 and major adjustments will be made before the budget is ultimately finalized in October. For example...
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