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Study: Half of adults not wearing masks during close contact with others

Three out of 10 Los Angeles County residents and nearly half of adults in the U.S. don’t wear protective face masks when they are in close contact with people who live outside their households, according to findings of an ongoing study by researchers at USC. The USC Dornsife Understanding Coronavirus in America Study found that 67% of Los Angeles County residents are likely to wear face masks when in contact with people from other households, and that 63% wear face masks while exercising outside...
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California Supreme Court won’t compel LAUSD to offer in-person services to high-needs students

The California Supreme Court has denied a petition seeking to force the Los Angeles Unified School District to provide instruction and other services in person to students who have been most harmed by distance learning. The petition was filed last month on behalf of two Los Angeles-based children’s advocacy groups, the Alliance for Children’s Rights and the Learning Rights Law Center. In it, the petitioners argued that students with disabilities, English learners and others who struggle with onl...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Courts, Lausd, Biden, California Supreme Court, Los Angeles Times, District, Austin Beutner, Newsom


LAUSD students discuss political climate as Biden becomes president

Seeing a new administration take over the White House brings with it a feeling of excitement for Emely Cortez. At the same time, she struggles to remain hopeful that President Joe Biden will be able to get as much accomplished as she would like, given how fractured the country is. “In the last four years, when I’ve actually gotten into politics and I started paying attention, I’ve only seen a lot of bad stuff,” said Cortez, an 11th grader at Cesar E. Chavez Social Justice Humanitas Academy in Sa...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Obama, Government, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Biden, Local News, Donald Trump, Cortez, Trump


Government leaders, houses of worship pause to honor victims of pandemic

Beth Gramling rings a bell during a vigil in remembrance of all who have died from COVID and all families who have suffered from loss at Altadena Community Church in Altadena on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer) Church members join in the vigil in from a safe distance in their car during a vigil in remembrance of all who have died from COVID and all families who have suffered from loss at Altadena Community Church in Altadena on Tuesday, J...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Religion, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Biden, Pasadena, Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles County, Martinez, Altadena, City News Service


FAQ: Here’s what you need to know now about getting a coronavirus vaccine in LA County

With all the developments arising this week in Los Angeles County, there’s a pretty good chance you are confused about whether you are eligible to get a coronavirus vaccine, how you sign up and where you should go to get your shot. We’ll try to answer your questions. 1. I am 65 years old and I live in Los Angeles County. Can I get a vaccine? Appointments will be available for L.A. County residents 65 years old and older starting Tuesday afternoon at VaccinateLACounty.com. The first appointment...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Washington, Kaiser Permanente, Government, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pfizer, Pasadena, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Los Angeles County


5 vaccination mega-centers open in L.A. County today – but are there enough doses to stock them?

Fueled by an increasingly uncertain supply of much-coveted coronavirus vaccines, Los Angeles County aimed to roll out five new large-scale vaccination centers, all at high-profile settings around the region, on Tuesday, Jan. 19. The array of new vaccination centers will be in addition to the giant parking-lot clinic at Dodger Stadium — perhaps the largest vaccination site in the nation — and 75 smaller sites the county is already operating. Though all the sites are quite recognizable to Southlan...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Washington, Government, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, San Diego, Community, San Diego County, Eric Garcetti, Valencia


New local coronavirus strain may be contributing to surge, Cedars-Sinai says

More than one-third of COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles may have been caused by a new, locally-distinct strain of the coronavirus, researchers from Cedars-Sinai said on Monday, Jan. 18. They believe it may have contributed to the virus’ devastating resurgence in recent weeks, but don’t yet know for sure. Researchers designated the strain CAL.20C, a Monday evening news release said. Their “findings did not indicate whether the strain is more deadly than current forms of the coronavirus.” Los Angeles...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Britain, Soccer, United States, Community, Oceania, Southern California, San Bernardino, Los Angeles County, LA County


11,366 new cases reported as L.A. County battles new coronavirus strain

Officials urged residents to adhere to Los Angeles County’s “Safer at Home” orders a day after public health officials confirmed that the swifter spreading B.1.1.7 variant of coronavirus was present in the county. Health officials reported 11,366 new cases of COVID-19 and 108 additional deaths on Sunday, Jan. 17, bringing the county’s totals to 1,014,662 cases and 13,848 fatalities. County health officials said, however, that the number of new cases reported Sunday reflects an undercount because...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, News, Education, Washington, Oregon, Government, Paul Simon, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United Kingdom, Long Beach, Community, Associated Press


First case of COVID-19 UK variant confirmed in Los Angeles County

Public Health officials on Saturday, Jan. 16 confirmed the faster-spreading UK variant of COVID-19 has reached Los Angeles. An infected person, only described as “male,” recently “spent time” in Los Angeles County before traveling to Oregon, where he is currently isolated. The variant was confirmed by Quest Laboratories in Washington state. No other information on where the man was in the LA area was immediately available. Although it is the first confirmed case of the variant in Los Angeles Cou...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, News, Education, California, Cdc, Washington, Oregon, La, Government, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Public Health


With hundreds of healthcare workers in line, Dodger Stadium becomes massive vaccination site

Dodger Stadium transformed into a massive vaccination center on Friday, Jan. 15, amid concerns that shortfalls in anticipated supplies are slowing the rollout of the vaccine. Lines of cars showed up early Friday morning along the Academy Road entrance, where members of CORE and L.A. City Fire Department  personnel directed eager healthcare workers — from pharmacists to nurses — into the stadium, where they would wait in another long line to be inoculated. Among them was Kanwar Ali, a pharmacist,...
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How New York's largest hospital system is predicting COVID-19 spikes

The machine-learning algorithm works by analyzing the online behavior of visitors to the Northwell Health website and comparing that data to future COVID-19 hospitalizations.The tool, which uses anonymized data, has so far predicted hospitalizations with an accuracy rate of 80 percent.Machine-learning tools are helping health-care professionals worldwide better constrain and treat COVID-19. One of the most devastating aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic has been unpredictability. The nation's heal...
Tags: Health, England, New York, China, New York City, European Union, Data, Innovation, Community, Health Care, Algorithm, Northwell Health, Dowling, Prediction, Manhattan Even, Northwell


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...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, La, Government, Walmart, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Lausd, Disneyland, Pasadena, Orange County, Major League Baseball


LA city firefighter union agrees to delay raises, joining civilian workers in bid to avoid layoffs

A 4.5% pay raise scheduled for Los Angeles city firefighters would be delayed by 18 months, under a tentative labor agreement reached with the city in order to avoid potential layoffs or other cuts due to an anticipated $675 million shortfall in the city budget. The leadership of the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City, which represents more than 3,200 city firefighters, has agreed to defer the raise that was scheduled to begin this summer, for 18 months. This comes after the leadership of t...
Tags: Health, Business, News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Council, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Martinez, Escobar, Los Angeles Police Department


Photos: UCLA School of Dentistry gives out dental hygiene kits during food giveaway

The line of masked people stretched from Tyrone Avenue on to Victory Boulevard for the weekly Central Lutheran Church Mobile Pantry LA Food Bank Food Distribution in Van Nuys on Monday, Jan. 11. During this edition of the food giveaway, those in line would also receive information on dental hygiene and dental kits from the UCLA Dental School. “Dental care is under accessed, especially by underserved communities, and we want them to know there are benefits and access for them,” said Dental Hygien...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Community, Local News, Dental, 288, LA County, Victory Boulevard, Van Nuys, Los Angeles Daily News, UCLA School of Dentistry, Central Lutheran Church, Brummel


LA city employees agree to delay pay raises – to stave off layoffs and furloughs

Los Angeles city officials and unions representing more than 18,000 city employees have struck a deal on Tuesday, Jan. 12, that would delay pay increases scheduled this year, to avoid layoffs and furloughs for the next five months. The city faces a $675 million shortfall, amid a recession brought on by closures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. In response, city leaders weighed deep cuts, including hundreds of layoffs. Tuesday’s agreement calls for postponing a pair of 2% raises sc...
Tags: Health, Business, Budget, News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, SEIU, Southern California, 288, Los Angeles Police Department, LA County, UCLA School of Dentistry


L.A city employees agree to delay pay raises – to stave off layoffs and furloughs

Los Angeles city officials and unions representing more than 18,000 city employees have struck a deal on Tuesday, Jan. 12, that would delay a pay increases scheduled this year, to avoid layoffs and furloughs for the next five months. The city faces a $675 million shortfall, amid a recession brought on by closures to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. In response, city leaders weighed deep cuts, including hundreds of layoffs. Tuesday’s agreement calls for postponing a pair of 2% raises ...
Tags: Health, Business, Budget, News, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, SEIU, Los Angeles Police Department, LA County, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


Councilman Kevin De Leon calls for 25,000 units for LA’s homeless by 2025

Los Angeles City Councilman Kevin De Leon unveiled a plan on Tuesday, Jan. 12, aimed at creating 25,000 dwelling units by 2025 for people experiencing homelessness, saying that local officials need to follow a “North Star” when addressing the city’s housing  crisis. De Leon, who first took office last October, said the current pace of housing people experiencing homelessness has not met the needs of the “crisis that’s unfolding on our city streets every single day.” “It’s not acceptable,” he sai...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Housing, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, City Council, Eric Garcetti, City Hall, Affordable Housing


L.A. County surpasses 900,000 coronavirus cases and 12,000 deaths

Eclipsing two sad milestones on the same day, Los Angeles County surpassed 900,000 confirmed coronavirus cases and 12,000 deaths, public health officials reported Saturday, Jan. 9. The county posted 221 new deaths and 16,982 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday. As the post-holiday surge appeared to be at full strength, health officials confirmed that the county had lost more 1,000 lives to COVID-19 in the past four days and posted more than 100,000 new cases in the last week. With overtaxed local ...
Tags: Health, Business, New York, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Hospitals, Public Health, University, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Community, Associated Press


Garcetti’s plea to U.S. leaders: Coronavirus-rocked L.A. needs more resources

Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday, Jan. 7, urged U.S. leaders to throw a lifeline to coronavirus-rocked Los Angeles in the form of additional vaccines, more trained medical professionals and other resources. Just after the mayor’s plea, L.A. County public health officials announced more grim statistics: 218 new deaths — the third straight day over 200 — and 19,719 more cases, lifting the county’s totals to 11,545 and 871,404, respectively, since the outbreak began. Brooke Barker, 22, a mental ...
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Pandemic-Era Heroes: San Gabriel Valley’s Henry Miao donated thousands of masks to frontline workers

Pandemic-Era Heroes Name: Henry Miao Hometown: Walnut Role: Owner of Henrial Quote: “His distribution truly helped,” West Covina Mayor Letty Lopez-Viado said of Miao. “People couldn’t get one single mask. It bought time for others to make more masks. We were able to distribute to the community. Our city got masks when other cities didn’t have any.” Latest installment in a series of stories about people who have made a big difference in the community during a time framed by the coronavirus pan...
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Pandemic-Era Heroes: Henry Miao donated thousands of masks to frontline workers

Pandemic-Era Heroes Name: Henry Miao Hometown: Walnut Role: Owner of Henrial Quote: “His distribution truly helped,” West Covina Mayor Letty Lopez-Viado said of Miao. “People couldn’t get one single mask. It bought time for others to make more masks. We were able to distribute to the community. Our city got masks when other cities didn’t have any.” Latest installment in a series of stories about people who have made a big difference in the community during a time framed by the coronavirus pan...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, News, California, Government, China, Sport, Soccer, Poland, Community, Lapd, City Hall, Walnut, LA County, Wu


Pandemic-Era Heroes: Burbank teacher shopped until she dropped for people with high-impact needs

Pandemic-Era Heroes Name: Andrea Searle Hometown: Burbank Age: 52 Role: Teacher (and shopper/delivery person) Quote: “There’s a spectrum of people. There are the ultrawealthy, there’s the well-to-do and there’s the struggling. Who’s helping the struggling people?” Latest installment in a series of stories about people who have made a big difference in the community during a time framed by the coronavirus pandemic   Andrea Seale, a Burbank teacher and resident, knew from day one that hand sa...
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Pandemic-Era Heroes: She shopped until she dropped for people with high-impact needs

Pandemic-Era Heroes Name: Andrea Searle Hometown: Burbank Age: 52 Role: Teacher (and shopper/delivery person) Quote: “There’s a spectrum of people. There are the ultrawealthy, there’s the well-to-do and there’s the struggling. Who’s helping the struggling people?” Latest installment in a series of stories about people who have made a big difference in the community during a time framed by the coronavirus pandemic   Andrea Seale, a Burbank teacher and resident, knew from day one that hand sa...
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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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Six overtaxed Los Angeles County hospitals to get Army engineers’ help

The state will deploy U.S. Army experts as soon as Saturday, Jan. 2, to evaluate and and upgrade oxygen-delivery systems at six older Los Angeles County hospitals overwhelmed by the unprecedented number of coronavirus patients with serious respiratory issues. The hospitals to be assisted by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are: Adventist Health White Memorial Hospital, Los Angeles Emanate Health Queen of the Valley Hospital,West Covina Mission Community Hospital, Panorama City Beverly Community...
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Photos: What a difference a year makes along Pasadena’s Rose Float route

Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena is without floats, bands, horses and large crowds on New Years Day after the Tournament of Roses canceled the 2021 Rose Parade due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (Photo by Trevor Stamp, Contributing Photographer) What a difference a year can make. On Jan. 1, 2020, the streets of Pasadena were packed with colorful floats, brassy marching bands and throngs of parade viewers. No Rose Parade starting at 8 am at Orange Grove Blvd. and...
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Pandemic-Era Heroes: He stays connected to Santa Clarita’s seniors during crisis

Pandemic-Era Heroes Name: Kevin MacDonald Age: 57 Hometown: Santa Clarita Role: CEO at the Santa Clarita Valley Senior Center Quote: “The banquet hall was being filled every day with about 400 people coming for lunch every day. We turned that program into a drive-thru as soon as the pandemic hit.” Latest installment in a series of stories about people who have made a big difference in the community during a time framed by the coronavirus pandemic There’s no reason why a person 60 or older c...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Seniors, Southern California, Santa Clarita, Elliot, Antelope, Walker, Lancaster, Kevin Macdonald


When can I get the COVID-19 vaccine? And other questions

After dealing with health concerns, restricted activities and a longing to return to normal for more than nine months, the arrival of not one but two COVID-19 vaccines is great news, right? Yes, but it’s also the start of a likely months-long process, and it comes with a whole new set of questions, some of which we don’t know the answer to yet. Read on for some of those questions, and the best answers we could find – and we’ll be updating this list as we learn more, so check back later for more ...
Tags: Health, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Food And Drug Administration, Community, Local News, Orange County, Riverside County, Ducks, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County


Every 10 minutes someone in LA County dies from the coronavirus. Here are some of their stories.

A landscaper. A hairstylist. A father, a mother. A son, a daughter. A best friend. A nurse. A retired dentist. Every 10 minutes, health officials say, someone in Los Angeles County dies from the coronavirus. The virus’s wrath has surged anew in recent weeks, fueled, county officials say, by holiday gatherings, pandemic fatigue and disregard for safety measures. New cases have ballooned. Hospitalizations, which generally lag a couple of weeks behind, have followed. And so has the death toll: LA C...
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