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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


For LBGTQ residents facing challenges as they emerge from pandemic isolation: Help is available

Just as pandemic-era restrictions began to ease, climbing coronavirus caseload and hospitalization statistics have public health officials back on alarm in Los Angeles County. Sadly, the scars from isolation remain visible among many residents eager to emerge from more than a year of shutdown. Since social-distancing guidelines went into effect, experts say, the sense of community was relegated to online meetings and phone calls. Some of those measures proved effective, while for others the appr...
Tags: Health, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Bravo, Community, Lgbtq, Pasadena, Southern California, West Hollywood, Porter Ranch, Cancun, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County


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


New center offers a Nest to inspire, serve toddlers and their families in USC area

Evan Osorino, plays his mother Noemi Flores during a first look tour of the Nest a state-of-the-art early childhood education center for low-income children, located near the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Thursday, July 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Evan Osorino, plays his mother Noemi Flores during a first look tour of the Nest a state-of-the-art early childhood education center for low-income children, located near the University of Souther...
Tags: Health, Family, News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Red Cross, Usc, University Of Southern California, Southern California, Blair, Costa Mesa, St Mark s Lutheran Church, LA County, Littleton


The 7 best face sunscreens of 2021, according to dermatologists

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky You should apply sunscreen to your face every day, regardless of skin type, skin tone, or weather. Mineral and chemical sunscreens each have their own pros and cons for different people. We tapped 2 dermatologists, a scientist, a makeup artist, and a pro surfer for the 7 best face sunscreens. Rain or shine, face sunscreen is a year-round necessity. (As is sunscreen for the rest of your body, FWIW.) The best sunscreen for your face will help protect your skin a...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Florida, Shopping, California, Trends, Features, Beauty, Hawaii, Buying Guide, Italy, Myanmar, Uva, Chemical, Skincare, BGS


Southern California coronavirus cases, hospitalizations climb in month since reopening

It’s been a month since the masks came off. People are gathering in large numbers again to watch movies in the park, sing along at concerts and listen to the crack of a baseball bat at Dodgers and Angels games. In short, life is getting back to normal as pandemic-weary Southern Californians return to routines they abruptly cast aside as the coronavirus fastened its grip on the region in March 2020. But while many residents are through with the multitude of restrictions that transformed their liv...
Tags: Health, News, California, France, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Delta, Davis, Long Beach, Lausd, Orange County, Riverside County, Usc, Ucla, Southern California


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


More hot weather coming to Southern California this weekend

West Coast Arborists’ tree trimmer Hugo Reyes works in scorching temperatures at Valencia Glen Park in Santa Clarita, Thursday, July 8, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) West Coast Arborists’ tree trimmer Hugo Reyes works in scorching temperatures at Valencia Glen Park in Santa Clarita, Thursday, July 8, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) West Coast Arborists’ tree trimmer Hugo Reyes cools off with a drink of water while working at Valenc...
Tags: Health, Weather, National Weather Service, News, Sport, Soccer, Community, Nws, Ucla, Southern California, Santa Monica, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Southland, San Fernando Valley, San Gabriel Valley


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...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, California, La, Government, Fresno, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Myanmar, CalTrans, City Council, Eric Garcetti, Richmond, Gavin Newsom


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...
Tags: Health, Post, Business, News, California, Government, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Delta, Community, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Assembly


Pet aid tour provides treatment for animals of homeless people around Southern California

Stephanie Daniels waits for her terrier mix Paris to see the vet as the ElleVet Project visits the YWCA bridge housing for woman in Hollywood where she lives on Monday, June 28, 2021 after being homeless. The mobile vet for homeless pets, founded during the pandemic, is the nonprofit of ElleVet Sciences, a CBD company for pets. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Amanda Ouellet, 50, and her cat Granny Mae wait to see the vet as the ElleVet Project visits the YWCA bridge ...
Tags: Health, Hollywood, News, Pets, Sport, Soccer, Paris, Community, Homeless, Helios, Hoa, Southern California, Don, Hernandez, YWCA, Gilligan


LA County official say infectious COVID-19 ‘Delta’ variant should spur continued precautions

Los Angeles County’s public health director again on Wednesday, June 23, urged cautionary measures while working or attending events indoors, noting that the highly infectious “Delta” strain of COVID-19 is spreading locally and nationally, particularly among unvaccinated people. The “Delta” variant is blamed for rampant infections in India and other virus hotspots worldwide. While current vaccines are considered effective against the variant, it can spread easily among the unvaccinated populatio...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, La, Government, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Delta, Nba, Community, Disneyland, Staples Center


Five young leaders appointed to LA County’s first-ever youth commission

Five young leaders have been appointed to join Los Angeles County’s first-ever Youth Commission, charged with transforming the child welfare and juvenile justice systems, it was announced on Tuesday, June 22. The commission is set to formally launch in July with a total of 15 commissioners. Its goal is to give youth with experience in the child welfare and juvenile systems a chance to lend their voice to reforms. “We are grateful to all the youth who inspired this commission and for those who ha...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Ucla, Mitchell, Southern California, Cooper, Los Angeles County, Amanda, Board of Supervisors, Hernandez, Barger


Photos: After seemingly endless days of fires and pandemic, beloved Mount Wilson Observatory reopens

It’s been a long while since stargazers last got a chance to visit the historic Mount Wilson Observatory. First, the Bobcat Fire, which raged for weeks last year, came within yards of the observatory that sits on the summit of Mount Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles. Telescope operator Darrell Dooly and Mt. Wilson Institute Board Member Camille Lombardo look at the 60-inch telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory, Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2021. The observatory reopened o...
Tags: Health, News, Education, La, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Southern California, Altadena, San Gabriel Mountains, LA County, Los Angeles Daily News, Griffith Observatory, Langer


The 9 best yoga mats of 2021, according to yoga teachers

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Practicing yoga on the same mat creates a familiar, relaxing space anywhere we set it down. As a yoga teacher, I find the best yoga mats offer stability, non-slip grip, and joint cushioning. Our top pick, the Rumi Earth Sun, is eco-friendly, well-cushioned, durable, and absorbs sweat. If you're looking to try out yoga, you'll need a mat. But if you're wanting to cultivate a regular practice, it's important to think very carefully about which yo...
Tags: Reviews, Health, Amazon, Utah, Instagram, Fitness, California, India, Trends, Best, Features, Yoga, Buying Guide, Ashtanga, Mumbai, Cork


All-in-one Fetal Care Center set to open at CHOC in Orange

The Fetal Care Center of Southern California, based at CHOC Children’s Hospital in Orange, is set to open its doors on Wednesday, June 16, offering expectant moms whose babies will be born with birth defects the kind of comprehensive care in one place, and during a single visit, that is hard to find in the region. The outpatient center is a partnership between UCI Health and CHOC, located in calming office space on the sixth floor of CHOC’s Commerce Tower building on Main Street in Orange, acros...
Tags: Health, News, Time, Sport, Soccer, University Of Chicago, Local News, Orange County, Orange, Southern California, Yu, UCI, UC San Francisco, Cuevas, NICU, CHOC


Some Southern Californians are anxious — not excited — about June 15 reopening

Nazia Siddiquei is happy that California is reopening Tuesday, June 15, because she wants the economy to be strong again. At the same time, the Corona woman is anxious. “I’m a little bit nervous and concerned because we don’t really know what is going to happen,” Siddiquei, 39, said. “Even though we are vaccinated, the vaccine may not protect us against some of the variants out there.” So, for a while at least, she plans to continue wearing a mask in public places. “I just don’t feel safe,” she ...
Tags: Health, News, California, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Orange County, Wood, Usc, Southern California, San Bernardino, Corona, San Bernardino County, Hale, Ruiz


Outdoor dining set to become a permanent feature of LA County food scene

Outdoor dining may remain a permanent feature of Los Angeles County’s vibrant food scene, with the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voting on Tuesday, June 8, to support state legislation to expand outdoor options. Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn co-authored a motion to support two state bills: one on outdoor dining and the other to expand liquor licenses. “Outdoor dining should be one of the things we hold on to after the pandemic is over,” Hahn said. “Restaurants have appreci...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Restaurants, Sport, Soccer, Community, Dining, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Barger, LA County, Solis, Hahn


UCLA releases model to guide which areas should be given vaccine priority

A team of UCLA researchers today announced a predictive model to help guide public health officials on which neighborhoods in Los Angeles County should be prioritized for vaccine distribution based on residents’ risks of COVID-19. The model’s maps and data are publicly available, and the research titled “COVID-19 Medical Vulnerability Indicators: A Predictive, Local Data Model for Equity in Public Health Decision Making,” is set to be published in the International Journal of Environmental Healt...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Silicon Valley, Ucla, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Lancaster, Centers for Disease Control, Ferrer, South Los Angeles


‘You are just never alone’: LA teen honored for helping family through COVID-19 crisis

Joshua Morales, 17, continues to care for his 70-year-old father Antonio, a throat cancer survivor who uses an electrolarynx, as he recovers from COVID-19 at their Los Angeles home on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. Morales, of Loyola High School, who cared for his family after they all caught COVID-19 last December, is headed to USC on a full scholarship and received a $5,000 award from a law firm and the LA Rams. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Joshua Morales, 17, continu...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Usc, Southern California, Josh, Loyola High School, Wallace, Morales, Los Angeles Rams


LA County reports 4 new coronavirus deaths; travelers respond to easing pandemic at record levels

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed four new deaths and 175 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, May 30. There is generally a reporting lag on weekends, but the numbers continuing to indicate that the pandemic is waning. Memorial Day weekend travelers have already set a new 2021 record at Los Angeles International Airport, with more than 78,000 people passing through Transportation Security Administration on Friday alone, according to airport officials. With travel plans lon...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, John, Transportation Security Administration, Southern California, Lax, LA Kings, Los Angeles County


LA County reports 4 new coroanvirus deaths; travelers respond to easing pandemic at record levels

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed four new deaths and 175 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, May 30. There is generally a reporting lag on weekends, but the numbers continuing to indicate that the pandemic is waning. Memorial Day weekend travelers have already set a new 2021 record at Los Angeles International Airport, with more than 78,000 people passing through Transportation Security Administration on Friday alone, according to airport officials.With travel plans long...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, John, Transportation Security Administration, Southern California, Lax, LA Kings, Los Angeles County


‘Better than the hospital’: Pandemic boosts care for serious illnesses at home

Late last year, Janet Yetenekian was one of the thousands of people in Southern California whose case of covid-19 was serious enough to send her to the hospital.
Tags: Health, Southern California, Janet Yetenekian


COVID-19 vaccine progress impressive, but ‘herd immunity’ a long way off

Remember when COVID-19 vaccines were as elusive as your car keys on Monday morning and harder to snag than Rolling Stones tickets? The jabs started rolling out to more people in February and, after a slow start, California has clocked an impressive pace. On Feb. 16, according to state data, just 6.3 million doses had been administered, mostly to health workers, the elderly and those at high risk of complications. Three months later, 36.5 million jabs have entered arms — an increase of 30 million...
Tags: Health, Science, News, California, Cdc, Mexico, India, Israel, Sport, Iran, Ap, Public Health, Soccer, Egypt, Brazil, Ethiopia


As holiday weekend looms, LA County’s coronavirus numbers continue to slide

Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 numbers continued to tumble on Tuesday, May 25, a positive sign as the planned lifting of virus-related restrictions across the state grows closer and another holiday weekend looms. According to weekly figures released by the state, the county’s average daily rate of new COVID-19 infections fell to 0.9 per 100,000 residents, down from 1.2 per 100,000 residents last week. The continued decline leaves the county firmly anchored in the least-restrictive yellow tier of ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Environment, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Pasadena, County, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County


‘It’s OK to be mad’: L.A.-area people killed by police mourned 1 year after George Floyd’s murder

People participate in a Black Lives Matter protest near City Hall on the first anniversary of George Floyd’s murder, May 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin during an arrest after a store clerk suspected he used a counterfeit $20 bill. Chauvin, one of four police officers involved in the incident, knelt on Floyd’s neck and back for about 9 minutes. He was found guilty of all three counts against him after a three-week trial on April ...
Tags: Health, News, Minneapolis, Congress, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Community, City Council, Biden, Lapd, Southern California, City Hall, Wilson


My most dangerous COVID intubation

As the pandemic grew in Southern California, intubating COVID patients became increasingly dangerous. Initially, any patient with signs of respiratory distress was intubated, then sent to the ICU immediately. My physician colleagues and I all thought we were doing the right thing — until we saw all the complications of mechanical ventilation. Instead of immediate Read more… Find jobs at Careers by KevinMD.com. Search thousands of physician, PA, NP, and CRNA jobs now. Learn more.
Tags: Health, Infectious Disease, Southern California, Conditions, PA NP, Anesthesiology, CRNA, COVID-19 Coronavirus


LA County officials report more cases of the UK coronavirus variant

Los Angeles County reported 265 new cases of COVID-19 and 14 additional deaths on Saturday, May 22, as officials reported more cases of the UK variant B.1.1.7. Of the 40 specimens analyzed by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health laboratory in the past week, 53% were the UK variant and none were the California variant. The lab also detected six Brazil (P.1) variants last week and one South African variant (B.1.351). Officials said recent research has provide added evidence that the ...
Tags: Health, Business, UK, Hollywood, News, Education, California, Government, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Brazil, Community, Lebron James


LA County’s budget talks focus on recovery, social justice

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO | City News Service LOS ANGELES >>  The Board of Supervisors held its first public hearing today on Los Angeles County’s $36.2 billion recommended budget for fiscal year 2021-22 — a plan that emphasizes spending to expand safety-net services, support economic recovery and address racial and other inequities. County CEO Fesia Davenport updated the board during a session that in other years has drawn hundreds of union members and advocates for a wide range of county program...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Housing, Washington, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Social Justice, Mitchell, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Davenport



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