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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...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Mexico, Government, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Delta, Community, American Express, Aeg


Homeless service providers race to find beds for Project Roomkey homeless leaving Sportsmen’s Lodge

Homeless service providers appeared to be scrambling to find temporary landing pads for dozens of unhoused tenants still staying at the Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City on Friday, July 23, just a day before a pandemic aid program is set to end at the hotel. The Sportsmen’s Lodge is one of several sites that have sheltered unhoused Angelenos in the past year as part of Project Roomkey, a program to temporarily place people who did not have housing in which to quarantine themselves during the dead...
Tags: Health, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Homeless, Duke, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Maxine Waters, Samaritan, Studio City, Los Angeles Daily News


LA County COVID-19 cases climb past 3,000 for first time since February

More than 3,000 new COVID-19 infections were reported in Los Angeles County on Friday, July 23, the first time since Feb. 13 the number has topped that level. The 3,058 new cases reported Friday lifted the cumulative total from throughout the pandemic to 1,279,171. More than 10,000 new cases have been reported in the last four days, with the daily number topping 2,500 for three consecutive days. Health officials have repeatedly blamed the current surge in cases on the highly infectious “Delta” v...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Government, India, Alabama, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Delta, Community, Aeg, Cancun, Los Angeles County


Drug testing job candidates is decreasing in Southern California

Getting a job these days doesn’t always involve a plastic bottle and a trip to the bathroom. With recreational marijuana use legal in California, and at least 17 other states and Washington D.C., some employers are making changes and will no longer require some job candidates to be screened for drugs and alcohol. “Instead, these employers focus on combating drug use in the workplace through enforcing their existing drug-free workplace policies and utilizing reasonable suspicion drug testing,” sa...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Jobs, News, California, Drugs, Washington, Mexico, Government, Marijuana, Sport, Fbi, Cannabis, Soccer, Biden, Orange County


Drug testing for job candidates is decreasing in Southern California

Getting a job these days doesn’t always involve a plastic bottle and a trip to the bathroom. With recreational marijuana use legal in California, and at least 17 other states and Washington D.C., some employers are making changes and will no longer require some job candidates to be screened for drugs and alcohol. “Instead, these employers focus on combating drug use in the workplace through enforcing their existing drug-free workplace policies and utilizing reasonable suspicion drug testing,” sa...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Jobs, News, California, Drugs, Washington, Mexico, Government, Marijuana, Sport, Fbi, Cannabis, Soccer, Biden, Orange County


Godinez honored as LA’s Firefighter of the Year, rekindling ceremony postponed by pandemic

The LA City Firefighters Association recognizes retired Capt. Rick Godinez as Firefighter of the Year at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Downtown Los Angeles , Calif. on July 22, 2021. (Photo by Shae Hammond, Contributing Photographer) The LA City Firefighters Association recognizes retired Capt. Rick Godinez as Firefighter of the Year at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Downtown Los Angeles , Calif. on July 22, 2021. (Photo by Shae Hammond, Contributing Photographer) The LA City Firefighters Associ...
Tags: Health, New York, News, La, Government, Sport, Soccer, Fires, Hilton, Community, Google Maps, Public Safety, Walt Disney, Aliso Canyon, Northridge, Socalgas


West Nile virus positive mosquitoes confirmed in LA County

The Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District on Thursday, July 22, announced the first West Nile virus positive mosquito samples to be confirmed this year in its service area. The positive mosquito samples were collected from mosquito traps in Bellflower (90706), Studio City (91602), and Tarzana (91356), confirming the presence of the virus in mosquito populations within the community. Results for additional samples are pending. GLACVCD officials noted that while this confirmation serv...
Tags: Health, News, California, Government, Sport, Mosquito, Soccer, Community, Epa, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Los Angeles County, West Nile, Tarzana, LA County, LA Zoo, West Nile Virus


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...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Nbc, Education, Kaiser Permanente, Government, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Community, Aeg, Disneyland, Eric Clapton


Housing, shelter options for homeless in LA County have increased, LAHSA report says

The number of housing and shelter options available in Los Angeles County have increased in the past year, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) officials said in a briefing Wednesday, July 21. The briefing’s mission: To release the results of an annual housing inventory count, as well as a survey of how many people were in shelters, at any given time. The latest counts were conducted on January 27. The counts “showed some improvements and strong performance, despite the challenges tha...
Tags: Health, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Homeless, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Los Angeles County, LA County, Marston, LA Police, Lahsa, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority LAHSA


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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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


Lancaster, Japanese city team up for historic hydrogen pact

Lancaster has teamed up for a historic “sister city” agreement with Namie, Japan, in which the two cities agree to use hydrogen as their green energy strategy. Lancaster Mayor Rex Parris and his counterpart, Kazuhiro Yoshida, signed the “Smart Sister Cities” agreement on Monday in an online event that took place simultaneously in Japan and the United States, and was attended by Sen. Alex Padilla, D-California, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis, and Yukari Hino, director of hydrogen and fuel cell strateg...
Tags: News, Community, Energy, Environment, Government, Health, Top Stories LADN


Homeless at Studio City Sportsmen’s Lodge ask to stay rather than move to congregate shelters

Unhoused residents sheltering at the Sportsmen’s Lodge hotel, where a Project Roomkey program is set to close at this month, are demanding that they be allowed to stay at the site until they can be offered motel rooms or permanent housing. Remaining Project Roomkey participants at the Sportsmen’s Lodge say they are concerned they could be forced to go back to living on the street, if they are only offered beds at congregate shelters. It’s unknown how many people remain at the hotel or how many s...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Eric Garcetti, LA County, Los Angeles Daily News, EHV, Sportsmen, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, Venice Boardwalk


Renowned artist Kenny Scharf unveils towering mural on LA’s Skid Row

The often bleak streets of Los Angeles’ Skid Row got a little brighter on Monday, July 19. A colorful 66-foot tall mural unveiled at the Los Angeles Mission was donated and painted by artist Kenny Scharf. The artwork  on the corner of Winston St and Wall St; features a part of the Los Angeles skyline at street level, rising to a heart reaching up to a cross that sits atop the building, a nod to the symbol of the sacred heart. Artist Kenny Scharf with Troy Vaughn, LA Mission President/CEO, duri...
Tags: Health, Art, London, News, La, Government, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Graham, Keith Haring, East Village, Jean Michel Basquiat, Los Angeles Daily News


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...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Cdc, Government, India, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Arizona, Delta, Davis, Long Beach, Community


Q&A: With updated coronavirus measures in place, here’s what the new school year will look like for LAUSD

When Los Angeles Unified students return to campuses a month from now, staff and students, with some exceptions, will be expected to wear a mask indoors, as they did when schools reopened in the spring. But those who are fully vaccinated will no longer have to undergo regular COVID-19 testing, a major departure from district protocols in the spring when all staff and students on campus were to be tested weekly. And student athletes will be back to their regular sports schedules this fall. Those ...
Tags: Health, Education, Cdc, Government, Russia, Sport, Soccer, Moscow, Community, Lausd, Local News, City Of Angels, Board of Education, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, LA County, Merv


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....
Tags: Health, News, Education, Indonesia, Government, White House, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United Kingdom, Portugal, Delta, Davis, Long Beach, Community


In Bell Gardens, Gov. Newsom, local officials push rent relief for people affected by COVID-19

Governor Gavin Newsom held a press conference to talk about the nation’s largest rent relief program made possible by the California Comeback Plan, a $5.2 billion investment helping low-income Californians cover 100 percent of their back-rent and rent for several months into the future. The event was held in Bell Gardens on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 where people were getting help filling out their application. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) People file applications for Califor...
Tags: News, Business, Community, Coronavirus, Gavin Newsom, Government, Health, Politics, Rent, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories WDN


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 approves more than $500 million in spending for homeless

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO, City News Service The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, July 13, approved $527.1 million in funding for strategies to battle homelessness in fiscal year 2021-22, while expressing frustration over the rising numbers of people living on the street. Despite the massive inflow of cash from Measure H and dozens of carefully crafted initiatives that make up the county’s Homeless Initiative, visible encampments continue to grow and the situation on the street ...
Tags: Health, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, City Council, Los Angeles City Council, Mitchell, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Tarzana, Barger, LA County


LA County seeks reparations for 1968-1974 forced sterilizations at LAC+USC Med Center

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, July 13, urged state leaders to fund reparations to more than 240 survivors of forced sterilizations conducted at LAC+USC Medical Center between 1968 and 1974. Supervisor Hilda Solis said it was time to reckon with the past, offering a motion that also called on the county to explore stepping up if the state does not act. “Any intentional efforts to address systemic racism and build more equitable approaches into county services moving forw...
Tags: Health, News, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Gavin Newsom, LA County, Solis, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Latina, Hilda Solis, California Senate, Center for Investigative Reporting, Top Stories LADN


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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LA County’s coronavirus cases top 1,000 for 4th straight day

For the fourth day in a row, the number of new COVID-19 infections reported in Los Angeles County topped 1,000 on Monday, July 12, as health officials also noted an uptick in outbreaks and urged adherence to infection-control measures at workplaces. Traditionally, daily COVID numbers have been dramatically lower on Sundays and Mondays due to lags in reporting test results from the weekend, meaning the infection numbers are likely larger than the numbers being released by the county. The county s...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, France, Government, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United States, Delta, Community, Fda, Staples Center


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...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Community, Staples Center, Black, Los Angeles County, Hollywood Bowl, Ferrer


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...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Cdc, Government, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Community, Staples Center


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


Newsom tour kicking off $1B statewide cleanup plan winds up in LA

Gov. Gavin Newsom wrapped a day-long “cleaner California tour” in Los Angeles, on Wednesday, July 7, after spending the day touting the state’s new $1.1 billion plan to erase trash and graffiti from highways, roads and other public spaces, an effort he said will beautify the state and create up to 11,000 jobs. The governor also made stops in the Bay Area and San Joaquin Valley to promote his program. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, left, and Gov. Gavin Newsom speak to the media on Wednesday...
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LA County coronavirus infections top 500 again; nearly 300 hospitalized

The number of new COVID-19 infections in Los Angeles County again pushed over the 500 mark on Wednesday, July 7, while the number of people hospitalized reached nearly 300, prompting health officials to promote a community-outreach program aimed at spreading the word about infection-control efforts. The county has been seeing a rise in daily COVID-19 infections over the past two weeks, reporting more than 600 new cases on Saturday — nearly triple the numbers being reported in mid-June. On Wednes...
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