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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


LA County to create team to track, prevent veteran suicides

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday, May 4,to establish a review team to track veteran suicides in an attempt to provide more effective intervention. Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Sheila Kuehl co-authored the motion, saying that despite already shocking numbers, they believe suicides among veterans are undercounted. “Most of us are aware that the statistic nationwide is an estimated 20 veterans a day die by suicide,” Barger said. “But this data is only reflective of nat...
Tags: Health, Home Depot, News, Suicide, Sport, Afghanistan, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Orange County, Barger, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, state Department of Health, Sheila Kuehl


LA County’s nursing home complaint backlog won’t end soon

A rise in complaints and the coronavirus pandemic are delaying resolution of a backlog of complaints involving nursing homes and other health care facilities in L.A. County, officials say. About a quarter of “significantly backlogged complaints” that involve these facilities and are about three years old are expected to still be pending in October, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health. Public Health made the revelation in a formal response to a final report that raised...
Tags: Health, News, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Biden, Seniors, County, Southern California, Santa Monica, Los Angeles County, Medicaid Services, Department of Public Health


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...
Tags: Health, Business, Budget, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Davenport, Barger, LA County, Sheriff s Department, Solis, Hahn, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors


Comment deadline extended for Aliso Canyon disaster health study

A deadline to submit comments for a draft of a long-awaited study that will seek to understand the health impacts of the 2015 Aliso Canyon disaster has been extended to April 30. The original deadline of April 16 has been changed as the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has been collecting feedback from residents who experienced the impacts of the mammoth gas leak to map out goals and priorities for the future Aliso Canyon Disaster Health study. The Community Advisory Group provided...
Tags: Health, News, Government, Environment, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Local News, Aliso Canyon, Porter Ranch, Socalgas, San Fernando Valley, CAG, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Galanti


L.A. County’s nursing home oversight division under scrutiny 

Resident advocates have long called for reform of the Los Angeles County public health division largely in charge of regulating and overseeing local nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. Now a recent interim report by the county’s Office of Inspector General about improving oversight and accountability in nursing homes and a final report from the county Auditor-Controller assessing the Department of Public Health’s Health Facilities Inspection Division (HFID)  have raised questions ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, La, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Glendale, Healthcare, Community, Disneyland, Pasadena, OIG, Seniors


LA County Board condemns anti-Asian hate, two mass shootings

Launching its meeting on an urgent tone, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 23, denounced the wave of hate against Asian Americans and decried the eruption of deadly gun violence in the past week Supervisors held a moment of silence in memory of the eight people killed in a series of attacks on massage businesses in Atlanta on March 16, as well as the mass shooting that killed 10 people Monday in a Boulder, Colo. supermarket. Related links LA County leaders decry...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Colorado, La, Government, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Community, Astrazeneca, Boulder, Hate Crime, Lapd, Grand Avenue


LA County businesses get ‘breathing room’ as Public Health told to ease up on coronavirus citations

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 16, approved changes in how Public Health inspectors cite businesses that violate COVID-19-era rules, hoping to ease up on health order enforcement protocol as businesses are beginning to re-open indoors. In a unanimous vote, the board required inspectors from the county’s Environmental Health Enforcement teams to refrain from citing businesses over the county’s COVID-19 health order with monetary fines on their first visit, and only ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, La, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Hawaii, Community, Southern California, Ferrer, Barger, LA County


LA County resists Blue Shield’s efforts to take over vaccine duties

Los Angeles County officials are resisting efforts by health insurer Blue Shield of California in their state-directed effort to coordinate vaccine distributions across-the-board. Public health officials said on Tuesday they met with representatives from the company last week and said — until their concerns are all met — the county will continue to administer the network it spent weeks building. “Public health will continue to play a lead role because we are the local government entity tasked wi...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Blue Shield, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, Board of Supervisors, Barger


LA County OKs pandemic-spurred ‘hero pay’ for grocery, drug-store workers in unincorporated areas

Los Angeles County leaders approved a $5 per hour hazard-pay boost for frontline workers at grocery markets and drug stores in unincorporated areas, despite pushback from employers over similar actions in surrounding cities, threats of a lawsuit from grocer interests and anticipated higher prices for consumers. The California Grocers Association filed lawsuits against the cities of West Hollywood, Montebello and Long Beach over similar measures and the Kroger grocery chain announced it would clo...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Congress, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Mitchell, Kroger, Los Angeles County, Barger, LA County, Solis


Watchdog calls for LA County nursing home crisis plan in light of ‘serious’ deficiencies, gaps 

A Los Angeles County watchdog is calling for the Public Health Department to create a nursing home crisis and response plan in light of major safety problems that surfaced during the coronavirus pandemic. Two Pasadena nursing home evacuations last year revealed “serious operational deficiencies” in these facilities that threatened the safety of residents and gaps in state and county procedures for triggering an “effective, timely and coordinated response,” according to the second interim nursing...
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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


Holly Mitchell sworn in to all-female LA County Board of Supervisors, representing District 2

Holly Mitchell was sworn-in to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Sunday, Dec. 6, giving the five-member board all female members for the first time. “I look forward to bringing my commitment to equity and justice to this historic, all-women led Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and continuing to fight for all residents to have the resources they need to thrive,” Mitchell said after defeating Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson, 60.6%-39.4%, in the Nov. 3 election. Mitch...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Biden, Lapd, Los Angeles City Council, Mitchell, Legislature, Los Angeles County, Wesson


L.A. County breaks coronavirus case record for third time this week

Los Angeles County reported 8,860 new coronavirus cases on Friday, Dec. 4, breaking for the third time this week the all-time high for cases reported in a single day — foreshadowing yet again a dark winter ahead in the relentless pandemic. An additional 60 deaths were also reported Friday, as the region braced for renewed stay-at-home orders dictated by the state based on intensive care unit bed capacity. As of 5:30 p.m. Friday, the state had not posted an updated index. A total of 7,842 people ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Pfizer, Disneyland, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Torrance, Barger


After another record coronavirus day for LA County, new coronavirus shutdown likely triggered

Los Angeles County, along with the rest of Southern California, will likely have to close salons, museums and tattoo shops, and impose further business restrictions sometime Sunday, after Southern California’s intensive-care bed capacity fell below 15% on Friday, Dec. 4, triggering a new statewide stay-at-home order on the same day the county once again broke its record for new single-day cases. Southern California’s intensive care unit bed capacity dipped to 13.1%, state health officials report...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Pfizer, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Torrance, Barger, LA County


Southern California, including LA County, falls below 15% ICU bed capacity threshold, triggers new coronavirus shutdown

Los Angeles County, along with the rest of Southern California, will have to close salons, museums and tattoo shops, and impose further business restrictions by Sunday afternoon, after Southern California’s intensive-care bed capacity fell below 15% on Friday, Dec. 4, triggering a new statewide stay-at-home order on the same day the county once again broke its record for new single-day cases. Southern California’s intensive care unit bed capacity dipped to 13.1%, state health officials reported ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Pfizer, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Torrance, Barger, LA County


Health Officials Plead For Californians To Avoid Thanksgiving Gatherings

SACRAMENTO (AP/CBS13) — With California desperately battling an out-of-control coronavirus surge, the state’s health secretary is urging families to avoid gathering for Thanksgiving. “It’s as important to say no even when it comes to the closest people in our family,” Dr. Mark Ghaly said as counties continued to see record COVID-19 infection caseloads and hospitalizations. Ghaly, whose mother won’t be at his family’s dinner table this year, said it wasn’t too late to cancel or change plans to li...
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LA County reports 830 coronavirus cases, 4 deaths; Sun Valley church holds another indoor service

The totals reduced by scaled-back weekend record-keeping, Los Angeles County officials reported 830 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, Oct. 25. Meanwhile, a Sun Valley church ensnared in a legal battle with public health officials over public gatherings held its latest indoor service. The county inched closer to the grim milestone of 300,000 confirmed cases, climbing to 299,760 on Sunday. The county grew closer to another dreaded threshold, 7,000 deaths, with Sunday’s four new deaths bringing t...
Tags: Health, News, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Mike Pence, Los Angeles County, Sun Valley, LA County, Grace Community Church, City News Service, Barbara Ferrer, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB


LA County eases coronavirus rules, allows breweries and wineries to open with food

Los Angeles County has officially revised its coronavirus health order, authorizing breweries and wineries that don’t have their own food kitchens to reopen for outdoor sit-down service if they partner with a caterer or food truck. The revised language includes some peculiar requirements such as purchasing alcohol with food in the same transaction, and customers must make a “prior reservation for a table at least one day in advance.” The news was nonetheless welcomed among the roughly 70 breweri...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, County, Trump, Los Angeles County, Barger, LA County


Schools can apply to reopen on-campus learning, LA County supervisors say

Elementary schools in Los Angeles County can now apply for waivers to provide in-person instruction to its youngest students, an option which many parents and educators for weeks have been calling on county officials to allow. The county’s Board of Supervisors voted 5-0 on Tuesday, Sept. 29, to allow the school reopening waivers, a decision they had previously put off making for fear the county would experience a surge in coronavirus cases following Labor Day weekend. But the surge never materia...
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LA Supervisors consider plan to purchase 8 hotels, part of larger effort to house county’s homeless

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider a motion on Tuesday, Sept. 29, to purchase eight motels as part of a wider effort to provide permanent housing to homeless people, many of whom may otherwise be forced out of a temporary program that placed them into hotel rooms during the novel coronavirus pandemic. County officials plan to fund the purchase of the inns using a combination of COVID-19 relief funds and state funding from a program known as Project Homekey, a follow-up to ...
Tags: Health, Business, Hollywood, News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, County, Gavin Newsom, Motel, Los Angeles County, Norwalk


Get a flu shot, Garcetti urges Angelenos amid coronavirus pandemic

Mayor Eric Garcetti urged all Los Angeles residents on Wednesday, Sept. 16, to get a flu shot before the typical season hits this fall to avoid possibly overwhelming hospitals with cases of influenza and COVID-19. “I need you to do one more thing that you add to that list to protect yourselves and your family and your loved ones,” Garcetti said. “Every Angeleno has a critical role to play in preventing a worst-case scenario. Doctors are already talking about (the flu) … saying this could be the ...
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Why can you order a beer with food outside at county restaurants, but not a brewery?

As long as you order a meal on the now-expanded patio of Santa Clarita’s Wolf Creek Restaurant and Brewing Co., you can also enjoy one of the craft beers the company has made for almost a quarter century. But you can’t visit sister business Wolf Creek Brewery — which has a tasting room, but no on-site kitchen — and sit outside on an acre of land in the same city, order a meal from a food truck and wash it down with a pint of their ale. It’s closed, per county health orders. Like Wolf Creek Brewe...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, California, Government, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Long Beach, Lausd, Pasadena, Local News, Orange County, Public Safety, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County


Coronavirus: L.A. County announces guidelines for first wave of business openings starting as soon as Friday

As Los Angeles County announced Wednesday, May 6, the guidelines for the first round of businesses to reopen — approved by Gov. Gavin Newsom to begin as soon as Friday — health officials reported an additional 851 coronavirus cases bringing total confirmed coronavirus infections in the county to 28,644. L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said trails, golf courses, florists, car dealers and retail businesses selling toys, books, clothing, sporting goods and music can open as soon as Friday wit...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Pasadena, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Anthony, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County


Previous coronavirus daily briefing updates, March 2-4

Current daily briefings on the coronavirus can be found here. Scroll below to read previous reports, listed in eastern time.Click here for previous briefings on the coronavirus dating back to Feb. 27. The first presumptive positive case of coronavirus in New Jersey has been announced by Gov. Phil Murphy. The male in his 30s has been hospitalized since Tuesday in Bergen County, which is in northern Jersey and encompasses a part of the state just across the Hudson River from Manhattan and the Bron...
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How LA County plans to tackle the typhus outbreak

Los Angeles County mobile health teams will hand out flea collars, insect repellent and maps to restrooms as part of an emergency plan approved Tuesday to ward off disease-carrying fleas that are spreading typhus at alarming rates in pockets of downtown Los Angeles and throughout Long Beach, Pasadena and the San Gabriel Valley. The Board of Supervisors, by unanimous vote, also approved a broader pilot program aimed at ridding typhus and hepatitis from a concentrated homeless population in Skid R...
Tags: Health, News, Virginia, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Disease, Homeless, Pasadena, Orange County, San Marino, Tom Sachs, Board, Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health


Typhus symptoms look like the flu, which is why it took weeks for this San Marino man to be diagnosed correctly

Tom Sachs could barely move from his bed. He lay lifeless — delirious with 103-degree fever, riddled with aches, chills and extreme weakness. “I had the chills where my body would shake from my waist to my head,” he said during an interview Monday, Oct. 15. Doctors told him he had the flu. After nearly three weeks without any recovery, his wife, Carolyn, called a priest. Although she said she was thinking more about healing than death, Sachs seemed so ill that the priest gave him communion and l...
Tags: Health, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Long Beach, Disease, Blue Shield, Pasadena, San Marino, Tom Sachs, Sachs, Carolyn, HealthCare Partners Medical Group, USC Verdugo Hills Hospital


Mobile health clinics might be a way to reduce ER visits in Southern California

Fourth in a four-part series that examines emergency room use in Southern California. The 911 calls come from all corners of northern Los Angeles County’s rural desert communities: Asthma attack. Elders on their own who have run out of prescription drugs and need help. Alcohol-induced illnesses. Mental health-related episodes. Those are the calls Dr. Clayton Kazan wants, the kinds of ailments he knows he can fix with a lock box filled with emergency medications and an electrocardiogram that he c...
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For LA County’s mobile mental-health teams, persistence is key to leading homeless to help

The woman known as Ms. Chevron has lived on a Los Angeles County  bus bench for nine years, which is why people just call her by the name of the gas station behind her. Wrapped up to her chin in jackets and blankets, her eyes shoot a fierce, hard stare straight ahead. Believed to be in her 70s, she won’t tell anyone her real name and doesn’t want anyone to tell her what to do or where to go. Department of Mental Health mobile triage team, Teresa Rivera, a psychiatric social worker, and Alexand...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, California, Senate, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Bill, Local News, Chevron, Jason, Public Safety


Following LA County vote, legislation filed to amend state law to help ‘gravely disabled’ homeless

Two Los Angeles-area assemblymembers introduced legislation Wednesday to amend a state code to give providers more support if they determine a homeless individual who has a mental illness needs medical care. The introduction of AB 1971 comes a day after LA County leaders voted 4 to 1 to sponsor legislation that would allow social workers and members of law enforcement to determine if a homeless person is “gravely disabled” enough to be detained and taken into medical care. Currently, the state c...
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