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Which ethnic groups are most eager to get vaccinated in Southern California counties?

While California has much to crow about when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccination campaign —  30 million doses have been administered and 18.4 million people have received at least one shot — the vast majority of its Black and Latino residents remain unvaccinated. Those also happen to be the groups most heavily impacted by the pandemic. Across the region as well as statewide, Asian Americans were the most eager of the major groups to get vaccinated. White residents were more willing to get jabbe...
Tags: Health, News, Medicine, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Vaccinations, Lausd, Good, Orange County, Blacks, Southern California


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 councilmember renews effort to stop Chatsworth homeless housing project

A project in Chatsworth to help house the homeless — expected to break ground later this year after facing opposition from some neighbors, as well as support from others  — could be facing renewed opposition. Los Angeles City Councilman John Lee put forth a new effort this month to stop a project at 10243 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. that was once known as Topanga Apartments. The developer submitted plans for the project, now called Lumina, to the city last October. In late 2019, the City Council app...
Tags: Health, News, La, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, City Council, Chatsworth, Carter, Lee, John Lee, Los Angeles City, LA County, Kevin de Leon


Northridge woman celebrates her 100th birthday – and 50 years as hospital volunteer

Hospital associates look on as Northridge Hospital Medical Center volunteer Marian Hakanson receives a surprise 100th birthday celebration Monday morning. Hakanson was also honored for her 50 years of volunteer service at area hospitals.(Photo by Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer) A photo of Marian Hakanson at the age of 6 is displayed at Northridge Hospital Medical Center during a party for the 100-year old volunteer.(Photo by Andy Holzman, Contributing Photographer) Northridge Hospi...
Tags: Health, News, La, India, Sport, Hospitals, Soccer, Pennsylvania, Community, Arcadia, Seniors, Northridge, Carter, Garcia, LA County, San Fernando Valley


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...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Cdc, La, Government, Environment, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Afghanistan, Public Health, Soccer, Food And Drug Administration, Community


Judge Carter rejects LA city/county attempt to pause Skid Row homeless housing deadline

By FRED SHUSTER, City News Service Quoting a homeless Air Force veteran who said he found a 19-year-old blind girl walking the streets of Skid Row, the federal judge overseeing a lawsuit seeking to end the downtown Los Angeles homelessness crisis has rejected a bid by the city and county to hit pause on his decree that all indigent persons in the area must be offered shelter within six months. In an order filed late Sunday, April 25, in Los Angeles federal court, U.S. District Judge David O. Car...
Tags: Health, News, Housing, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Air Force, Eric Garcetti, Carter, Board of Supervisors, Diaz, LA County, Garcetti


LA city officials join plan to appeal Judge Carter’s order to house Skid Row’s homeless immediately

The city of Los Angeles has joined the county in announcing that it will appeal a judge’s ruling requiring the entities to offer housing to the entire homeless population on Skid Row by October. Attorneys for the county, meanwhile, filed paperwork Friday asking that the judge place a stay on his order pending a resolution of the appeal. As expected, Los Angeles County has given notice to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that it will fight a federal judge’s order that the city and county mus...
Tags: Health, News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Eric Garcetti, County, Carter, Los Angeles County, LA County, Garcetti, U S 9th Circuit Court of Appeals


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


Sick and tired: UCLA professor chases the history of fatigue through the centuries

It’s defined as a lack of energy, but carries heavy emotional baggage in go-go, can-do America: If you’re fatigued, you’re weak. Lethargic. Idle. “Sloth” is condemned by the church as one of the seven deadly sins. Emily Abel (Courtesy UCLA) Today, as millions of people with “long COVID” report brain fog and exhaustion that linger months after “recovering” from illness, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor emerita Emily Abel chases the history of fatigue through the centuries in h...
Tags: Health, Books, News, Medicine, La, America, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Virginia Woolf, Ucla, Epstein Barr, LA County, Abel, North Hollywood, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health


Sick and tired: Former UCLA professor chases the history of fatigue through the centuries

It’s defined as a lack of energy, but carries heavy emotional baggage in go-go, can-do America: If you’re fatigued, you’re weak. Lethargic. Idle. “Sloth” is condemned by the church as one of the seven deadly sins. Emily Abel (Courtesy UCLA) Today, as millions of people with “long COVID” report brain fog and exhaustion that linger months after “recovering” from illness, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health professor emerita Emily Abel chases the history of fatigue through the centuries in h...
Tags: Health, Books, News, Medicine, La, America, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Virginia Woolf, Ucla, Epstein Barr, LA County, Abel, North Hollywood, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health


LA officials push vaccines as daily stats continue to reveal improving scenario

Spread of the coronavirus continues to decrease in Los Angeles County, and health officials keep urging folks to get vaccinated to maintain that progress. L.A. County public health officials reported 439 new cases and 36 new deaths from COVID-19 Thursday, April 22, bringing the region’s total number of deaths to 23,736 and total cases to 1,230,362. There are 451 people currently hospitalized with the virus, 109 of whom are in intensive care, according to a state dashboard that reports a day ahea...
Tags: Health, Business, News, La, Stanford, Government, Environment, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Food And Drug Administration, Long Beach, Community, Pfizer, Iceland


LAUSD’S outgoing superintendent offers to ‘be around’ to help with transition

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner holds a press conference at Willow Elementary School in South Gate on Thursday, April 22, 2021 after welcoming back students. Beutner said this week he will not renew his contract when it ends in June. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner holds a press conference at Willow Elementary School in South Gate on Thursday, April 22, 2021 after welcoming back students. Beutner said this week he will not re...
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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...
Tags: Health, News, Education, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Soriano, Maywood, San Fernando, LA Dodgers


LA County/City say proposed court order to house Skid Row’s homeless won’t stand

By FRED SHUSTER | City News Service A proposed court order requiring housing to be offered to thousands of people living on the streets of downtown Los Angeles’ Skid Row area by August would improperly usurp the role of local government and upend longstanding programs already dealing with the crisis, according to documents filed overnight by the city and county of Los Angeles. The filings late Monday night come in opposition to a request for a preliminary injunction submitted last week by the pl...
Tags: Health, Business, News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Board, Carter, Drew Pinsky, Santa Ana, Alliance, Barger


After gut-punch of a year, Angelenos eager for dose of hope during Garcetti’s State of City talk

Tricia Helton, who worked as a manager for the homes of affluent Angelenos and celebrities, was hired more than a year ago to oversee the house of a Brentwood family. After COVID-19 pandemic “Safer at Home” rules kicked in, that job went away. Without an income, the 48-year-old Studio City resident scrambled to pay her rent, and keep up payments on her car and credit cards. She was no stranger to tough times; she spent some of her 20s homeless. “So I know how to make a dollar stretch,” she said....
Tags: Health, Facebook, Business, Politics, News, Instagram, Minnesota, Congress, La, Government, Los Angeles, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Tennessee, Community


L.A. County reports 466 new coronavirus cases, just 3 deaths

Los Angeles County reported 466 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional deaths on Sunday, April 18, along with a drop in hospitalizations related to the virus. Officials noted that the low number of deaths reflects a lag in weekend reporting. The number of COVID patients in county hospitals dropped from 486 Saturday to 470. There were 106 people in intensive care, down from 112 on Saturday. The latest numbers come one day after officials reported the county’s daily test positivity rate of 0.9...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, La, Government, Environment, Paul Simon, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, New Jersey, Community, Michigan, Gavin Newsom, Simon


What role will federal coronavirus aid play in next year’s LA city budget?

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is expected to release his budget proposal by Tuesday, April 20, the charter deadline, following a rocky year in which city officials found themselves reaching deeply into reserves to pay employees and maintain city services, all the while managing through the novel coronavirus pandemic. The mayor’s proposed budget will kick off budgeting discussions on the City Council for the upcoming fiscal year, starting July 1. The past year has seen some twists and turns, wi...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, News, Congress, La, White House, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Myanmar, Biden, Pasadena, Eric Garcetti


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


Financial help for funeral expenses from coronavirus deaths now available

Beginning Monday, April 12, people can apply for financial help for funeral expenses from coronavirus deaths through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program, the L.A. County Office of Emergency Management said. “We can never take away the pain and suffering of those grieving the loss of a loved one from COVID-19, but in so many communities already struggling to pay for basic necessities, like food and rent, funeral costs only compounds that grief,” said Los ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, La, Government, Sport, Soccer, United States, Fema, Community, District Of Columbia, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Burbank, Magic Mountain, LA County, Top Stories LADN


LAUSD readies campuses for this week’s return of in-person learning

Teachers from Normont Elementary School socially distanced in the quad to listen to a few words from LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner, in Harbor City on Monday, April 12, 2021. Beutner visited schools on Monday to meet teachers and give the media a chance to see the new safety measures in place before students arrive on Tuesday. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Superintendent Austin Beutner, right, fist bumps Mrs. Martinez, a kindergarten teacher at Normont Elementary School...
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Residents 16 and older will be able to get coronavirus vaccines at LA city sites starting Tuesday

Residents aged 16 and over will be able to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as early as Tuesday, April 13, at city-run sites in Los Angeles, officials said on Sunday, May 11. “Opening vaccine eligibility to all Angelenos who are 16 and older is a major milestone in our efforts to get more shots into more arms and defeat COVID-19 once and for all,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said. “We urge patience as we continue to ramp up our operations, obtain more doses, and enter this new phase of our campaign to en...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, La, Government, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Fema, Community, Pfizer, Johnson, Eric Garcetti


South African, Brazilian coronavirus variants discovered in LA County as caseload declines plateau

The rate of decline of coronavirus cases in Los Angeles over the last month or so has slowed, Los Angeles County public health officials said Wednesday, April 7. Experts remained cautiously optimistic that the region was on track for newly minted goals of lifting heavy restrictions on the economy by June 15. Underlying the caution was the discovery in the county of the coronavirus mutant strains — known as the South African and Brazilian variants. Public Health Chief Barbara Ferrer said one case...
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Fueled by surplus Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Cal State LA site has ‘immediate appointments’ available

With relatively few vaccine appointments slots being filled, state and federal officials are putting out the call to any eligible person to sign up for “immediate appointments” to get vaccinated against COVID-19 at the mammoth Cal State LA site. The call comes just days before the Federal Emergency Management Agency and California’s Office of Emergency Services cease control of the site, which next week will transition to the city of L.A. to operate. “We’re light on appointments for the next sev...
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LA County’s evolving vaccine landscape: Racing to herd immunity before variants can take hold

More than 4 million doses of coronavirus vaccine have now been injected into the arms of people who live and work in Los Angeles County with more than 1.4 million now fully vaccinated. As a study this week showed, even one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine provides significant protection. The county was now vaccinating on average 80,000 people per day, putting it on track to achieve about 75% immunity by the end of June, officials said Friday. As of a week ago, March 27, 68% of those 65 and ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Kaiser Permanente, La, Government, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Fema, Kaiser, Community


Sun Valley firm making see-through seat dividers, readying theaters for return of live performances

LA Propoint, a design, engineering, fabrication, and installation manufacturer of theatrical and theme park systems, has designed and built custom prototype seat dividers for theaters and auditoriums to help performance spaces welcome back audience members after a year of the pandemic. Co-owner Jim Hartman shows the divider on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LA Propoint, a design, engineering, fabrication, and installation manufacturer of th...
Tags: Health, News, La, Government, US, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Community, Camilla, Theater, Co, Don, Sun Valley, LA County, Hartman


City of LA to take over operation of mammoth Cal State LA vaccination site

A giant COVID-19 vaccination site at Cal State Los Angeles itself got an injection of new life on Thursday, April 1, after the city of L.A. stepped up to take it over from the federal government, officials said. The site — which had been run by FEMA — had been set to close on April 11, but L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said the city will take over operation, which will transition on April 12, officials said. “The mayor has taken the baton without hesitation to have seamless transition from the Cal St...
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LA renters can apply for second round of rental assistance starting today

Los Angeles renters can apply for up to $10,000 in rent relief through the city’s $259 million COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program. This second round of rental assistance, which was approved by the City Council unanimously on March 2, uses federal and state government funding to help about 64,000 families pay off their owed rent, with $235 million earmarked for direct rent assistance and $3 million for eviction defense. “The nice thing about this (program) is it goes backwards, it’s fro...
Tags: Health, News, California, Housing, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Fema, Community, Rent, City Council, Eric Garcetti, Hamilton, Martinez


LA County officials urge vigilance during holidays; 700 new coronavirus cases reported

Los Angeles County reported 700 new cases of the coronavirus and 23 additional deaths on Saturday, March 27, as health officials warned that spring break and upcoming religious holidays present a danger of greater transmission of the virus. The number of COVID-19 patients in county hospitals declined slightly from 676 on Friday to 669, with the number of those is intensive care dropping from 170 to 166, according to state figures. Saturday’s numbers brought county’s totals to 1,217,707 cases and...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, La, Government, Paul Simon, Sport, Soccer, Community, Pfizer, Gavin Newsom, Simon, Los Angeles County, Johnson Johnson


‘I’m here for love’: Throngs march in San Gabriel Valley to condemn attacks on Asian Americans

A community member holds a sign of support during a rally and march Against Anti-Asian Hate Crimes and Racism” in front of Alhambra City Hall in Alhambra on Friday, March 26, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer) Community members walk with elected officials from San Gabriel, Alhambra, Monterey Park and Rosemead, as well as local law enforcement during a rally and march Against Anti-Asian Hate Crimes and Racism” from San Gabriel City Hall to Alhambra City Hall in ...
Tags: Health, News, Education, La, Government, Senate, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Community, Birmingham, Pasadena, Hate Crime, Lapd, Southern California, Alhambra


New center for homeless in Northridge to be named for Alex Trebek

The nonprofit Hope of The Valley Rescue Mission on Thursday, March 25, named its newest 107-bed, bridge-home shelter project The Trebek Center — in the soon-to-be converted Northridge Skateland location on Parthenia Avenue in the southern edge of Los Angeles City Council District 12. “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek worked through his cancer battle (Jeopardy! via AP) The center’s namesake is Alex Trebek —  the beloved, longtime host of the popular question-and-answer game show Jeopardy — who die...
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