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With audits cancelled, El Sereno residents tied to ‘Reclaimer’ movement conduct own homeless count

With officials having called off annual homeless audits around Los Angeles County amid the pandemic, several dozen volunteers in El Sereno say they will spend several days over the coming weeks fanning out into their neighborhood to perform their own counts and learn more about the extent of homelessness in their community. They kicked off the effort Saturday, Feb. 27, with several teams visiting encampments on the medians of Huntington Boulevard and other streets in El Sereno. They also hope to...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Housing, La, Government, Sport, Soccer, Fema, Community, Hud, Homeless, CalTrans, Oakland, Orange County, Flores


Younger students in Santa Clarita-area districts returning to campus

Kindergarten teacher Mrs. Frandson shows Cecilia Johnson, 5, how to use hand sanitizer in her Valencia Valley Elementary School classroom in Santa Clarita as students return for in person learning on Monday, February 22, 2021 since the pandemic began. First and second graders return on Wednesday for hybrid learning. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Kindergartners return to Valencia Valley Elementary School in Santa Clarita for the first time since the pandemic began o...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Blue Shield, Valencia, Southern California, Melody, Saugus, Santa Clarita


LAUSD announces app to coordinate COVID-19 factors in step toward reopening

The Los Angeles Unified School District on Monday, Feb. 22, announced the launch of “Daily Pass,” the first comprehensive system in the nation that coordinates health checks, COVID-19 tests and vaccinations in one online tool. The district called Daily Pass “a critical component of Los Angeles Unified’s ‘Safe Steps to Safe Schools’ reopening plan. “The Daily Pass sets the highest standard possible for school safety,” said LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner. “MERV-13 upgraded air filters in ever...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Microsoft, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Lausd, Southern California, Microsoft Corp, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Unified, Austin Beutner


The Latest: Biden to mark 500,000 lives lost with ceremony

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON __ President Joe Biden will mark the U.S. crossing 500,000 lives lost from COVID-19 with a moment of silence and candle lighting ceremony at the White House. The nation is expected to pass the grim milestone on Monday, just over a year after the first confirmed U.S. fatality due to the novel coronavirus. The White House said Biden will deliver remarks at sunset to honor those who lost their lives. He will be joined by first lady Jill Biden and Vice President Ka...
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Newsom touts new Southern California vaccine pop-ups as counties transition to Blue Shield network

Gov. Gavin Newsom visited two federally funded pop-up coronavirus vaccination sites in Southern California on Sunday, Feb. 21, part of a statewide tour of such spots aimed at immunizing the state’s hardest-hit communities. The visit coincided with the launch of the transition to a new centralized system — which will include Riverside County in its first wave — to manage the state’s thus-far bumpy rollout of the badly needed vaccine. Newsom, flanked by several local elected leaders, said the mobi...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Associated Press, Pfizer, Blue Shield, Orange County, Riverside County


The Latest: New Zealand to remove restrictions from Auckland

By The Associated Press WELLINGTON, New Zealand — New Zealand will remove remaining coronavirus restrictions from Auckland on Monday after an outbreak discovered in the largest city fades away. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said more than 72,000 tests had found no evidence the virus was spreading in the community. Auckland was placed into a three-day lockdown this month after a mother, father and daughter tested positive. Another five contacts later tested positive. After the lockdown ended, Auc...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, England, New York, Texas, London, Nbc, Abc, California, Washington, Oregon, White House, China, Germany, Russia


Why some senior living communities are struggling to get COVID-19 vaccines for their residents

Residents at the Bridgecreek Holiday Retirement Community in West Covina, Tom Rathman, left, Matthew Richardson, and Gene Trinaystich, right, wait to get their COVID-19 inoculations from a vaccination team coordinated by the L.A. County Department of Public Health on Sunday, February 21, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) Peggy Weickert gets her COVID-19 inoculation from a vaccination team coordinated by the L.A. County Department of Public Healtat the Bridgecreek Hol...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Community, John, Nancy, Woods, Gavin Newsom, Southern California


The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 49,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
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Newsom Says 7.3 Million Shots Given In California As New Vaccine Delivery System Rolls Out

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) – California’s new system of delivering, tracking and scheduling coronavirus vaccines is being rolled out in select counties, a first step in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to smooth out what has been a confusing and disjointed rollout hampered by limited national supply. Newsom announced last month that his administration had tapped insurer Blue Shield to design and manage a centralized system to get doses out quickly and equitably. He said the state also needs robust da...
Tags: Health, California, Kaiser Permanente, Israel, California News, Fresno, Sacramento, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kaiser, Cbs, Blue Shield, Disneyland, Prado, Gavin Newsom, Southern California


The Latest: California coronavirus death toll tops 9,000

By The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — California’s death toll during the coronavirus pandemic has topped 49,000, even as the rates of new infections and hospitalizations continue to plummet across the state. California reported another 408 deaths Sunday, bringing the total since the outbreak began to 49,105 — the highest in the nation. Health officials said Sunday that the number of patients in California hospitals with COVID-19 has slipped below 7,000, a drop of more than a third over two weeks...
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New vaccine delivery system launches in parts of California

By JANIE HAR, AMY TAXIN and KATHLEEN RONAYNE |  The Associated Press California’s new system of delivering, tracking and scheduling coronavirus vaccines is being rolled out in select counties, a first step in Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to smooth out what has been a confusing and disjointed rollout hampered by limited national supply. Newsom announced last month that his administration had tapped insurer Blue Shield to design and manage a centralized system to get doses out quickly and equitably. H...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Kaiser Permanente, Government, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Kaiser, Lausd, Blue Shield, Disneyland


The Latest: Grieving Italians mark a COVID-19 anniversary

By The Associated Press CODOGNO, Italy — Italians are marking one year since their country was shocked to discover it had the first known locally transmitted COVID-19 case in the West. With church services Sunday and wreath-laying ceremonies, including in small northern towns which were the first to be hard-hit by the pandemic, citizens paid tribute to the dead. Italy has a confirmed death toll from the virus of 95,500. While the first wave of infections largely engulfed Lombardy and other north...
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The Latest: Texas reports 227 more confirmed COVID-19 deaths

By The Associated Press AUSTIN, Texas — The number of deaths in Texas due to the illness caused by the coronavirus increased by more than 200 on Saturday while the number of people hospitalized with the virus declined, according to the Texas Department of State Health Services. There were an additional 227 COVID-19 deaths, more than 4,900 new cases and 7,535 hospitalizations, a decline of 222 people hospitalized, the department reported. Texas has had more than 2.5 million coronavirus cases sinc...
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Kaiser Permanente asks for patience as coronavirus vaccine supplies lag

Kaiser Permanente, the state’s largest health-care provider, seeks patience from Southern California members frustrated by limited COVID-19 vaccination appointments as it copes with vaccine shortages and shipments delayed by severe, cold weather across the United States. While many Kaiser members in the region say they have been able to get vaccination appointments through the system, others, including those over age 75 with high-risk health conditions, say they have had more success securing sl...
Tags: Health, News, California, Kaiser Permanente, La, Los Angeles, Sport, UPS, Public Health, Soccer, Hawaii, Kaiser, Disneyland, Orange County, Riverside County, East Coast


Nevada County Sheriff ‘Mobile Crisis Team’ Not On Duty At Time Of Deadly Deputy Shooting

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Cal State LA hosts first federally supported coronavirus mass vaccine site – with many more to come

A massive COVID-19 vaccination site opened at Cal State Los Angeles on Tuesday, where Gov. Gavin Newsom and a slate of military, federal and local leaders ushered in the first of what is expected to be 100 such sites across the nation — all of them federally supported and state-managed. Newsom declared the sprawling campus maxi-center a significant step toward assuring equity in delivering the vaccines, determinedly placed amid a hot zone for COVID-19 surrounded by multiple densely populated com...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Colorado, California, La, Government, Sport, Soccer, Fema, Community, Oakland, Biden, Disneyland, Orange County


Research shows rapid global spread of Southern California COVID-19 strain

A new strain of the coronavirus in Southern California, first reported last month by Cedars-Sinai, is rapidly spreading across the country and around the world as travelers apparently carry the virus with them to a growing list of global destinations, according to new research published today in the peer-reviewed Journal of the American Medical Association.
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Why do some California counties get COVID-19 vaccines into arms faster than others?

California is pushing shots into arms at a much faster clip than it was just a month ago — closing in on the national average, with vows to accelerate even further — but the pace of COVID-19 vaccinations varies greatly from county to county within the Golden State. A Southern California News Group analysis of state data found that smaller counties with fewer people and less complicated logistics are leading the pack in vaccinating their residents: Little Mono, with 14,526 residents, ranked No. ...
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Lawsuit blames man’s COVID-19 death on commingling residents at Culver City care center

A woman has filed a lawsuit alleging her 88-year-old father died from COVID-19 last year after staff at a Culver City assisted-care facility allowed residents to commingle and failed to enforce social distancing. Jessica Hopman’s complaint against Sunrise Villa Culver City, seeking unspecified damages on behalf of Gerald Hopman, was transferred last week from state to federal court because the claims made fall under a federal emergency preparedness act. “Defendants’ failure to protect Mr. Hopman...
Tags: Health, New York, News, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Pasadena, Local News, Villa, Southern California, U S District Court, Centers for Disease Control, AG, Innova, Culver City, California Department of Public Health


1971 Sylmar temblor sparked damage, death – and changed how we feel about, prepare for quakes

A half-century ago, about an hour before sunrise, the earth under the San Fernando Valley shuddered for a full12 seconds. Freeway interchanges collapsed. Buildings shifted off their foundations. Water had to be diverted from a crippled dam to avoid a deadly flood. Nearly 80,000 residents evacuated their homes. Related: How the 1971 Sylmar earthquake changed the lives of two first responders The 6.6 magnitude Sylmar earthquake rumbled across the San Fernando Valley at about 6 a.m. on Feb. 9, 1971...
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Newsom says state will revise indoor worship guides after Supreme Court ruling

A Pasadena-based church has won a partial injunction against California’s prohibition against indoor worship services to help limit the spread of coronavirus under a U.S. Supreme Court ruling issued late Friday night, Feb. 5. Restrictions on crowd size, singing and chanting can remain in place, however, according to the nation’s highest court. Gov. Gavin Newsom’s office said Saturday that those state measures were imposed to protect worshippers from getting infected, but that the state will issu...
Tags: Health, News, Supreme Court, Education, California, Government, Religion, Sport, Soccer, Community, Pasadena, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Los Angeles County


LA County’s coronavirus death toll climbs past 17,000

Daily COVID-19 case numbers continued tumbling on Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Los Angeles County, but the death toll climbed above the 17,000 mark, with more than 200 new fatalities. The county Department of Public Health announced 205 virus deaths on Tuesday, raising the countywide cumulative total from throughout the pandemic to 17,057. Health officials noted that more than 7,000 COVID deaths have been reported over the past month, matching the total number of virus deaths that occurred between Februa...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Biden, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Dodgers, Department of Public Health, Ferrer, LA County


Should I double mask for coronavirus safety?

As new, more contagious variants of the coronavirus float around Southern California, doctors and scientists have started to recommend doubling-down on your mask game. If your usual mask is thin, you should probably upgrade to something more substantive — a two-layer cloth mask with a filter pocket works great, but the widely available KN95 mask is even better. And an N95 mask, sometimes harder to get for the general public, is among the best options you can find. But combining two cloth masks —...
Tags: Health, News, Sport, Soccer, Community, Pasadena, Local News, Southern California, Virginia Tech, Burbank, Centers for Disease Control, LA County, Fauci, San Gabriel Valley, Shriner, Huntington Hospital


Pandemic-weary medical teams watch warily as LA County widens business access

Dr. Thomas Yadegar sounded weary. After months of being worn thin by the pandemic’s waves of infection and death, however, the medical director of the Intensive Care Unit at Providence Cedars-Sinai Tarzana Medical Center was hopeful.To a point. A critical care team at Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center in Torrance prepare to administer a ventilator. (Photo courtesy Dr. Alex Hakim) “Compared to a few weeks ago, we’ve seen a decrease in the number of COVID admissions,” Yadegar sa...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Community, Biden, Arcadia, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Pedro, Providence, Los Angeles County


Can the US keep covid variants in check? Here’s what it takes

The covid-19 variants that have emerged in the United Kingdom, Brazil, South Africa and now Southern California are eliciting two notably distinct responses from U.S. public health officials.
Tags: Health, US, Southern California, United Kingdom Brazil South Africa


Researchers say a new coronavirus variant found in California may have contributed to Los Angeles' case surge

Nurse Michelle Goldson in the ICU at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles, California on December 17, 2020. Francine Orr/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images More than 1 million people in LA county have gotten COVID-19. Two-thirds of those cases were reported in the last two months. According to a recent study, LA's coronavirus surge coincides with the emergence of a new variant called CAL.20C. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. More than 1 million people...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, News, California, La, US, Los Angeles, Trends, South Africa, Anthony Fauci, Pacific Ocean, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Los Angeles County


San Fernando Valley restaurants prepare for their ‘lifeline,’ outdoor dining, to return Friday

Jennifer Febre’s MacLeod Ale Brewing Co. has a strong fan base, but even with devoted customers, her Van Nuys business has been struggling to stay afloat since the pandemic swept across the city. With her staff reduced to a skeleton crew and operations reduced to takeout, even her “hardcore fans” started disappearing since stay-at-home orders went into effect in November. “It has been incredibly slow,” she said, noting that her brewery was able to operate as a restaurant because it has a kitchen...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, La, Government, Restaurants, Los Angeles, Sport, Delta Airlines, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Local News, Southern California, Los Angeles County


Chinatown Service Center starts mobile COVID testing service

The Chinatown Service Center is launching a mobile COVID-19 testing unit to serve communities in the West San Gabriel Valley and the Chinatown area near downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, Jan. 27. The mobile unit will travel to senior facilities, schools and offices and focus on Chinese-American and Latino communities that are disproportionately impacted by those who are becoming infected with coronavirus. A $200,000 Neighborhood Builders grant from Bank of America is providing support for the m...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Bank Of America, Sport, Soccer, Community, Biden, Arcadia, Chinatown, Southern California, Claremont


California reveals data used to lift stay-at-home order

SACRAMENTO — California’s health department on Monday released to the public previously secret projections for future hospital intensive care unit capacity throughout the state, the key metric for lifting the coronavirus stay-at-home order. However, state officials did not explain how regional per capita virus cases and transmission rates that also were released might influence how much ICU space will be available in four weeks. Last week, state health officials told The Associated Press they we...
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LA County touts improved vaccine signup site as coronavirus numbers continue to decline

With coronavirus statistics continuing to budge downward and a reimagined vaccination signup website to show off on Monday, Jan. 25,  Los Angeles County health officials expressed guarded optimism that the pandemic was started to ease up at last — with fingers crossed that they would get enough vaccines soon to make a bigger dent in the mammoth task of inoculating 10 million county residents. After state health officials today lifted all regional stay-at-home orders, including in the 11-county S...
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