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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 City Council weighs legislation to combat perinatal depression

Four Los Angeles City Council members on Tuesday, May 4, introduced a legislation package aimed at helping pregnant women and new mothers who are struggling with depression and other mental health issues. The package introduced by Council President Nury Martinez, Councilman Paul Koretz and Councilwomen Nithya Raman and Monica Rodriguez includes two resolutions and a motion in an effort to raise awareness, destigmatize and support women who suffer from perinatal depression and other mental health...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Council, Terry, Sierra, Assembly, Martinez, Joanna, Rodriguez, Raman, Reseda


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


Fewer people want coronavirus vaccines than are available now in LA County

For the first time this week Los Angeles County had more vaccines than people who wanted to get them, according to the Department of Public Health, marking a critical juncture for the county’s vaccine efforts as it reaches toward a goal of 80% of the eligible population vaccinated. “That means 25% less people were vaccinated than the week before,” said Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer on Tuesday, May 4. For those who want to get vaccinated, appointments should be more available and there ar...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Fda, Pfizer, Pasadena, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Centers for Disease Control


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 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


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, May 3-10

  Orcutt Ranch Horticulture Center, also known as Rancho Sombra del Roble, is a Los Angeles Historic Cultural Monument in West Hills. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of  meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet online on Zoom. Meet and greet, 8:30 a.m., followed by meeting, 9:30 a.m. every Monday of the month. Guest sp...
Tags: Health, Garden, Facebook, Home Depot, Gardening, Charity, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Lulu, Book Club, Local News, Voice, Gabriel García Márquez


LA County reports no new coronavirus deaths Sunday, 313 new cases

Los Angeles County reported no additional coronavirus-related deaths on Sunday, May 2, welcome news for officials who’ve seen increasing evidence in recent weeks that the pandemic is on the wane. The county also reported 313 new cases of COVID-19. Officials cautioned that those low numbers, though in step with recent downward trends, likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend during scaled-back record-keeping. According to state figures, the number of coronavirus patients in county hospita...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Community, Biden, Disneyland, Caltech, Los Angeles County, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, District, Ferrer


LA County posts 500 new coronavirus cases, but lowest positivity rate

The Annenberg Foundation partners with L.A. Works and Mickey Fine Pharmacy in Beverly Hills to run on a COVID-19 vaccination clinic to thank Los Angeles volunteers for their service on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contributing Photographer) The Annenberg Foundation partners with L.A. Works and Mickey Fine Pharmacy in Beverly Hills to run on a COVID-19 vaccination clinic to thank Los Angeles volunteers for their service on Saturday, May 1, 2021. (Photo by Axel Koester, Contri...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, Community, Disneyland, Los Angeles County, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer


Home Depot employees pitch in for veterans at Canoga Park VFW

On Friday, April 30, The Home Depot Foundation partnered with Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2805 in Canoga Park, to enhance its outdoor dining area for local veterans. Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate volunteer force, painted a fencing, provided materials for a fire pit, installed umbrellas and assembled patio heaters to enhance the outdoor dining area. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) On Friday, April 30, The Home Depot Foundation partnered with Veterans of...
Tags: Health, Home Depot, Business, News, India, Charity, US, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Community, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Canoga Park, Jose Ramirez, Home Depot Foundation


Hope Depot employees pitch in for veterans at Canoga Park VFW

On Friday, April 30, The Home Depot Foundation partnered with Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 2805 in Canoga Park, to enhance its outdoor dining area for local veterans. Team Depot, The Home Depot’s associate volunteer force, painted a fencing, provided materials for a fire pit, installed umbrellas and assembled patio heaters to enhance the outdoor dining area. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) On Friday, April 30, The Home Depot Foundation partnered with Veterans of...
Tags: Health, Home Depot, Business, News, India, Charity, US, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Community, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Canoga Park, Jose Ramirez, Home Depot Foundation


LAUSD teachers oppose adding 10 days to school year, union says

LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner, right, and State Senator Henry Stern observe teacher Bruce Newborn at Hale Charter Academy, Friday, April, 30, 2021. Middle and high school students in the Los Angeles Unified School District returned to the classroom for the first time in more than a year this week. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Students check in before entering Hale Charter Academy, Friday, April, 30, 2021. Middle and high school students in the Los Angeles Unifi...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Daily News, Scott Schmerelson, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Beutner


LA County’s indoor arcades, playgrounds can open as more coronavirus restrictions are lifted

Los Angeles County again eased its COVID-19 health restrictions on Friday, April 30, allowing indoor playgrounds and arcades to reopen at limited capacity, while lifting restrictions on operating hours for bars, breweries and wineries. Indoor arcades and playgrounds — such as laser tag businesses, ball pits or “bounce” centers — will be restricted to 25% capacity, along with other mandated safety modifications. Bars, which are currently allowed to operate outdoors only, had been restricted to op...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, India, US, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Disneyland, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Ferrer


More dangerous COVID-19 variants spread as vaccines remains scarce abroad

You can go to the movies in a real theater. You can get vaccinated — and buy a gallon of milk — at the supermarket. Elsa has welcomed guests back to Disneyland, California has the lowest COVID-19 case rate in the continental United States and locals might be forgiven if a springtime Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah animates their steps. Why not? In the United States, more than 43% of adults have received at least one vaccine dose, Europe is opening its arms to fully vaccinated visitors and the pandemic seems t...
Tags: Health, Europe, Elsa, News, Mexico, China, India, Sport, Joe Biden, Public Health, Canada, Soccer, United States, South Africa, Brazil, Kenya


Dodger Stadium coronavirus vaccine site to close by end of May

Much smaller numbers of people getting vaccinated at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles on Thursday, February 11, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Dodger Stadium reopened on Tuesday, March 2, 2021 for distribution of the second dose of the Modern vaccine. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) FILE – In this Nov. 17, 2020, file photo, drivers wait in long lines at a COVID-19 testing site in a parking lot at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The number of ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Philippines, Community, Lausd, Pasadena, Times, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Usc


Fewer LA County residents are getting vaccinated – and Ferrer calls this ‘worrisome’

In a trend described as “very worrisome,” the number of people getting their first COVID-19 vaccination at Los Angeles County sites dropped significantly over the past week, marking the first such drop and leading to more calls today for people get the shots and propel the county toward a return to normalcy. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer didn’t have exact number of how many appointments went unfilled over the past week, but said county-operated vaccination sites saw sharp drops in...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Israel, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pasadena, Local News, East, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, East Los Angeles, LA County


Danny Trejo to the rescue again

Los Angeles actor and entrepreneur Danny Trejo in Sherman Oaks Thursday, June 20, 2019. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) A dancing Juan Hector Ponce helps his son, muralist Levi Ponce, work on restoring the iconic Danny Trejo mural in Pacoima on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Muralist Levi Ponce works on restoring his iconic Danny Trejo mural in Pacoima on Monday, March 29, 2021. (Photo by Dean Musgrove, Los Angeles ...
Tags: Health, Business, Hollywood, News, Colorado, California, Charity, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Community, Seattle Seahawks, Grand Canyon, Arcadia


State schools chief praises LAUSD’s coronavirus reopening strategy

As students return to school Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner and LAUSD Board Pres. Kelly Gonez join dance teacher Carrie Dolin as she goes through a warmup with students online at Pacoima Middle School on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) As students return to school Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner speaks with students as they social distance at Pacoima Middle School’s cafete...
Tags: Health, News, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Biden, state Department of Education, LA County, Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified School District, Austin Beutner, Beutner


LA County officials push plummeting coronavirus rate at nursing homes as reason to get vaccinated

Again pointing to plummeting COVID-19 case numbers among skilled nursing facility residents and staff — who were among the hardest hit in the early days of the pandemic and then were the first to get vaccinated — Los Angeles County health officials said on Wednesday, April 28, that the facilities are a case study on the effectiveness of the inoculations. “Where we see high rates of vaccination, we are seeing transmission of COVID-19 plummet,” county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said in ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Congress, California, Government, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Biden, Disneyland, Southern California


If coronavirus stats hold firm for a week, LA County can move to less-restrictive yellow tier

Los Angeles County’s daily rate of new COVID-19 cases fell low enough — barely — on Tuesday, April 27, to qualify for a move to the least restrictive yellow tier of the state’s economic-reopening blueprint, but the county must meet the threshold for another week before it can actually advance. For now, the county remains in the orange tier of the state’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, which governs restrictions on businesses and other activities during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to statist...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Pfizer, Pasadena, Southern California, Los Angeles County


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


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, April 26-May 3

  A view from the San Fernando Valley: The Fleetwood Center on Ventura Boulevard in Tarzana looks like the front of a Cadillac, Oct. 26, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)     Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of  meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and their supporters meet online on Zoom. Meet and greet, 8:30 a.m., followed by meeting, ...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Books, Gardening, Movies, Charity, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Local News, Gabriel García Márquez, Cadillac, Wilkie Collins, The Garden


Death toll in fire at Iraqi COVID-19 hospital surpasses 80

BAGHDAD — The death toll from a massive fire at a Baghdad hospital for coronavirus patients rose to 82 Sunday as anxious families searched for missing relatives and the government suspended key health officials for alleged negligence. The flames, described by one witness as “volcanoes of fire,” swept through the intensive care unit of the Ibn al-Khatib Hospital, which tends exclusively to COVID-19 patients with severe symptoms. Officials said the blaze, which also injured 110 people, was set off...
Tags: Health, News, Iraq, Sport, World news, Soccer, Pope Francis, United Nations, Vatican, Francis, Baghdad, Ali, Ahmed, Human Rights Commission, Interior Ministry, Health Ministry


More coronavirus vaccinations available without appointments; LA County numbers still improving

Los Angeles County reported 443 new cases of COVID-19 and 16 additional deaths on Saturday, April 24, as health officials prepared to resume administration of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines after a pause due to concerns over rare instances of blood clots. The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals dropped from 453 to 444, according to state figures, while the number of those patients in intensive care fell from 106 to 101. Saturday’s numbers brought the county’s totals to 1,231,...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Cdc, Government, Environment, Paul Simon, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Food And Drug Administration, Community, Simon, Carter


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


‘A Herculean effort’: LA County’s Libraries begin to reopen a year after COVID-19 shut them down

Librarian Erika Goodwin is back at her desk at the San Fernando Library on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 after the LA County Library began opening libraries this week for in person visits. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Duane Wente, of San Fernando, visits the San Fernando Library on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 after the LA County Library began opening libraries this week for in person visits. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Librarian Erika Goo...
Tags: Health, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Libraries, Beverly Hills, Community, Venice, Lausd, Robert Louis Stevenson, Ucla, Luke Bryan, Patrick, Johnson Johnson


With federal hurdle cleared, LA County plans to restart Johnson & Johnson vaccine soon

Los Angeles County could be ready within 1-2 days to again administer Johnson & Johnson vaccines now that the CDC and FDA have given the official green light to resume those shots, Paul Simon, the county’s chief science officer said Friday, April 23. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Friday recommended resumption of administering the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, with warning labels. The decision clears the way for states to resume vaccination. The agency, along with the Food and Dr...
Tags: Health, Business, New York, News, Education, Cdc, Government, Environment, Paul Simon, Sport, Soccer, Food And Drug Administration, Community, Michigan, Fda, Pfizer



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