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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


L.A. County Supervisors to review $36.2 billion recommended budget

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO | City News Service The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors plans today to review 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. Chief Executive Officer Fesia Davenport released the budget recommendations Monday, emphasizing spending to combat homelessness and fund new social justice initiatives. However, the budget does not go far e...
Tags: Health, Business, Budget, News, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Davenport, LA County, Sheriff s Department, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, City News Service, Dignity Power Now, Top Stories LADN


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 ...
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Alarmed by anti-Asian incidents, LA County leaders seek to build fund to study hate

Faced with increasing racist incidents reported against Asian-Americans, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an effort Tuesday, April 6, that could lead to a county fund that would support research into hate and xenophobia. With the board’s unanimous vote, the L.A. County Equity and Diversity Fund — if ultimately found feasible by county human relations officials — would start with $1 million in county seed money. It would then look to tap into philanthropic partnerships to buil...
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Can coronavirus vaccines be home delivered? LA County is working on it

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 23, gave the green light to an effort that would deliver coronavirus vaccine to homebound people. The Board’s unanimous vote instructs the county’s Public Health Department and other county agencies to assess the needs of people who for health reasons or age cannot get to any site in the network of nearly 400 vaccination clinics throughout the county. Related links LA County agrees to partner with Blue Shield on vaccination netw...
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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


California Counties Increasingly Ask To Opt Out Of Blue Shield’s Vaccine Program

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — California counties are increasingly asking to opt out of the state’s centralized vaccination program run by Blue Shield, further complicating Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to smooth out what has been a confusing and disjointed rollout of coronavirus vaccines. None of the state’s 58 counties have signed contracts with the insurance giant even as the state moved ahead with plans to bring 10 counties in the inland sections of central and Southern California under Blue Shield ov...
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With coronavirus trending downward, LA County inches to within reach of less-restrictive red tier

Los Angeles County took a huge leap Tuesday, March 2,  in hopes to reopen its economy and further loosen its public health limits, watching its coronavirus case rates fall to just shy of the threshold for the state’s less-restrictive red tier. According to the state’s latest update, the county’s adjusted case rate stood at 7.2 cases per day per 100,000, right on the cusp being able to move out of the most restrictive “purple” public health tier — a status it has never attained since the state in...
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With more federal coronavirus relief likely, LA County scrutinizes impact of CARES dollars

Gearing up for more federal coronavirus relief money, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 23, called for a detailed report on the impact of CARES Act dollars the county received last year. A key element of the 2020 CARES Act was the Coronavirus Relief Fund, through which the county received $1.057 billion. Coupled with state funding, county coronavirus aid totaled $1.22 billion, which helped pay for such efforts as virus testing, food distribution, personal protective eq...
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LA County leaders seek faster release of FEMA funds to help extend hotel rooms for homeless

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, Feb. 9, to lobby the federal government to more quickly fund the sheltering people experiencing homelessness in programs such as Project Roomkey — if not provide the funding upfront. The approval of the motion, authored by Supervisors Janice Hahn and Hilda Solis, comes on the heels of the Biden Administration’s announcement last month that the Federal Emergency Management Agency would provide 100% reimbursement, rather than the typical 7...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Washington, La, Government, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Fema, Community, Homeless, Biden, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council


LA City Council wants Pacoima’s Whiteman Airport to close

A resolution calling for the closure of Whiteman Airport was unanimously supported by the Los Angeles City Council. Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez called the 182-acre general aviation airport a blight on the Pacoima neighborhood, where it was founded as Whitman Air Park in 1946 and purchased by Los Angeles County in 1970. “Today’s vote in council is a step toward demanding environmental and economic justice for the residents of Pacoima and the surrounding neighborhoods,” Rodriguez said on Wednesd...
Tags: Health, News, Airports, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Faa, Los Angeles City Council, Federal Aviation Administration, Southern California, Santa Monica, National Transportation Safety Board, Los Angeles County, Burbank, Cessna


Pacoima’s Whiteman Airport would stay, but be improved to benefit neighbors, under new effort

A new plan is being drawn for Whiteman Airport, a northeast San Fernando Valley aviation hub in Pacoima, after a fatal plane crash last month in a residential neighborhood prompted calls for its closure by a councilwoman and a community group. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion Tuesday, Dec. 8, that calls for a “master plan” for the airport that would keep its current use, but also include goals to create local jobs, opportunities for open space and other community ben...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Airports, California, Government, Environment, Sport, Development, Soccer, Community, National Transportation Safety Board, Cessna, San Fernando Valley, Civil Air Patrol


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


LA County takes first steps toward new youth justice department

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO, City News Service The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has voted to take the first steps in transitioning to a rehabilitative, ‘care-first’ model of juvenile justice, a plan expected to ultimately move funding and responsibility out of the probation department and into a new Department of Youth Development by 2025. The move was based on a set of recommendations laid out in a report titled Youth Justice Reimagined, produced by the county’s Youth Justice Work Group....
Tags: Health, Crime, News, Education, California, Government, Research, Sport, Soccer, Community, Los Angeles County, LA County, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, City News Service, Mark Ridley Thomas, Sheila Kuehl


L.A. County moves to create worker-driven coronavirus compliance councils

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, Nov. 10, to create worker-run public health councils in an attempt to stem the spread of the coronavirus in work environments. “This is an all-hands-on-deck moment and I’m proud that L.A. County is launching this first-in-the-nation program,” said Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, who authored the motion. “As COVID-19 caseloads rise again, it is imperative that every employer and employee do their utmost to fully implement public health protocols...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, County, Department of Public Health, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Mark Ridley Thomas, Sheila Kuehl, LA Convention Center, Barbara Ferrer, Ridley Thomas


L.A. County will assess needs of coronavirus ‘long-haulers’

Highlighting concerns about COVID-19 “long-haulers,” the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Oct. 13, directed health and mental health officials to assess the needs of patients who may struggle with the effects of the virus for months. Supervisor Hilda Solis recommended that the county also consider collecting data on long-term symptoms. “Unfortunately, there is mounting evidence that the effects of COVID-19 can last weeks to months among survivors, with many often unable to ret...
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L.A. County will pay $14 million to settle immigrant detention lawsuit

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, Oct. 13, to pay out $14 million to settle a class-action lawsuit related to the unlawful detention of thousands of immigrants at the behest of federal immigration authorities. Board members offered no comment on the decision to settle Roy v. County of Los Angeles, which a county claims board had recommended for settlement in August. The class-action suit was filed in October 2012, during Lee Baca’s tenure as sheriff, by British filmmaker...
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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


Hearing set for landlords’ fight against LA ban on evictions, rent increases

LOS ANGELES >> An October hearing is set in which Southern California’s largest landlord organization will urge a federal judge to put an immediate halt to the city’s eviction ban and rent freeze enacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Apartment Association of Greater Los Angeles filed a lawsuit against the city of Los Angeles in June challenging the eviction ban, prohibitions on late fees or interest, and moratorium on annual rent increases. In a motion filed Monday, AAGLA is seeking an emerg...
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L.A. County expected to approve more coronavirus relief spending

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO, City News Service The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote Tuesday, Sept. 15, on a plan allocating nearly $130 million in federal coronavirus relief funding. In July, the board approved a $1.22 billion spending program funded by federal relief dollars. This latest plan relates to monies set aside under that program for contingencies and includes federal funding from other sources. All coronavirus relief dollars provided under the original federal ...
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‘Behind the 8-ball:’ Many Southern California nursing homes hit hard by coronavirus had prior issues

Evangelina Gonzalez survived the coronavirus. But she found herself lonely and confused inside her nursing home. The 98-year-old, who has dementia, had fallen a couple of times at Monterey Palms Health Care Center in the Coachella Valley, her son said. After contracting the virus last spring, she was placed in an isolation wing for six weeks. “I’ll try to call her and she’s just like, ‘Where are you, where are you? I’m hungry, I’m thirsty, I’m in pain,’” said Gustavo “Sky” Gonzalez of Cathedral ...
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Korean American community, kept tight-knit by social media, fights ill effects of coronavirus rumors

Hangari Kalgooksu in Garden Grove’s Koreatown has no relationship to Hangari Kalguksu in Los Angeles’ Koreatown, 30 miles away. But both restaurants took a big business hit last week when a KakaoTalk post – it’s a Korean version of Whatsapp – listed a Hangari Kalguksu among restaurants a Korean Air flight attendant who tested positive for coronavirus visited while in Southern California. Yes, the flight attendant had tested positive, but she hadn’t eaten at either of those restaurants. A “perso...
Tags: Health, South Korea, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Korea, Community, Kim, Local News, Orange County, Korean Air, Southern California, Bnp, Lim, Hollywood Bowl


Korean American community fights coronavirus rumors spread through social media

Hangari Kalgooksu in Garden Grove’s Koreatown has no relationship to Hangari Kalguksu in Los Angeles’ Koreatown, 30 miles away. But both restaurants took a big business hit last week when a KakaoTalk post — it’s a Korean version of Whatsapp — listed a Hangari Kalguksu among restaurants a Korean Air flight attendant who tested positive for coronavirus visited while in Southern California. Los Angeles Korean American Chamber of Commerce President Daniel S. Park, left, eats dinner inside the Ha...
Tags: Health, South Korea, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Korea, Community, Kim, Local News, Orange County, Korean Air, Southern California, Bnp, Lim, Hollywood Bowl


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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Southern California ERs look for answers to the crush of newly insured patients at their doors

Second in a four-part series that examines emergency room use in Southern California. As the medical director for the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Dr. Clayton Kazan sees the crunch at the doors of the emergency departments and says more hospitals need to come to the table to talk about how to ease it. “If you look at the numbers, the visits are up and the admissions are down,” he said, meaning those who need beds may not be getting them. One solution to allay the high numbers may be a pil...
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If you want to own a rooster in LA County, these forums might help

In an effort to limit rooster ownership, control noise and help law enforcement prevent cockfighting, Los Angeles County officials will hold several community forums beginning on Wednesday in the Antelope Valley. Representatives from the Department of Animal Care and Control will attend each forum to gather comments, concerns and suggestions from residents who live in the unincorporated areas of LA County. The forums are part of a motion approved late last year by the Los Angeles County Board of...
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Los Angeles pot shops will get visits from health inspectors – just like restaurants

Legal cannabis businesses in the city of Los Angeles will undergo the same kind of health inspections as restaurants, after county leaders voted unanimously on Tuesday to authorize the action. The county’s Department of Public Health will perform the health and sanitation inspections in what officials call “a cost-neutral manner,” which means permits would be taken out that are “specifically tailored to commercial cannabis facilities.” Los Angeles officials requested the inspections for the lega...
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