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LA County endures worst COVID-19 caseload day since February; child is among 16 deaths

Los Angeles County reported its highest daily number of new COVID-19 infections since early February on Wednesday, Aug. 4, while also announcing 16 more deaths linked to the virus — including a child younger than 12. The child had unspecified underlying health conditions, according to the county Department of Public Health. It marked the sixth COVID-19 death of a child in the county since the pandemic began. Two were under age 12 and four were between 12 and 17. The 16 new deaths announced Wedne...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, US, Sport, Soccer, Community, Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer, Top Stories LADN


Councilmen call for equitable hiring for City of LA’s 100% renewable energy goal

LOS ANGELES — A City Council motion was introduced on Wednesday, Aug. 4, to have the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power create an equitable hiring plan as it works toward reaching 100% renewable energy. The motion was introduced by Councilmen Paul Krekorian and Mitch O’Farrell, who on April 6 also introduced a motion to get the city to 100% clean energy by 2035, a decade earlier than the current goal. That motion will be reviewed by the Energy, Climate Change, Environmental Justice and Ri...
Tags: Health, Energy, News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Water, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Usc, Dwp, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, Mitch O Farrell, Mike Bonin


Thurmond: Mandate or not, folks, just get the coronavirus vaccine

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond visits Monte Vista Elementary School to meet the staff working for LA’s BEST summer learning program and participate in enrichment activities with students in Los Angeles on Friday, July 23, 2021. LA’s BEST is an expanded learning program providing free after-school and summer learning opportunities at nearly 200 elementary schools in neighborhoods with the greatest needs and fewest resources across Los Angeles. The program at Monte Vista...
Tags: Business, News, Education, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Community, Lausd, Disneyland, Local News, Paramount, Pedro, Los Angeles County


L.A. Surgeon: Alcohol-related pancreatitis cases rising during pandemic

By FRED SHUSTER, City News Service A Los Angeles surgeon said on Wednesday, Aug. 4, that along with increased alcohol consumption during the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of alcohol-induced pancreatitis cases is rising. Dr. PJ Benyamini, general surgeon at CHA Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, said prolonged alcohol use can cause chronic pancreatitis, leading to permanent/irreversible pancreatic damage that may lead to development of other diseases like diabetes. “The disease is indiscrimin...
Tags: Health, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Who, Disneyland, City News Service, LA City Council, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories WDN


LA City Council weighs requiring vaccine proof at restaurants, theaters, other indoor establishments

Proof of at least partial vaccination against COVID-19 would be required to enter public indoor spaces in the city of Los Angeles, including restaurants, bars, gyms, concert venues, movie theaters and even “retail establishments,” under a proposal introduced on Wednesday, Aug. 4, by City Council President Nury Martinez. “Enough is enough already,” said Martinez, who co-introduced the motion with Councilman Mitch O’Farrell. “Hospital workers are exhausted, moms who have put aside their careers ar...
Tags: Health, Business, New York, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Long Beach, Community, Who, Bill De Blasio, City Council


LA County reports rise in COVID-19 cases at highly vaccinated nursing centers

With COVID-19 infections continuing to spread thanks to the highly contagious Delta variant of the coronavirus, Los Angeles County on Tuesday, Aug. 3, reported another slight uptick in cases at skilled nursing facilities, despite high rates of vaccinations among residents and staff. For the week that ended July 18, the county documented 33 new cases at nursing facilities — six among residents and 27 staff members. That’s up from a previous weekly average of 22 total new cases. Skilled nursing fa...
Tags: Health, Florida, News, Education, California, Government, Uncategorized, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Delta, Community, Biden, Seniors, County, Los Angeles County


Supervisors Hahn, Kuehl urge vaccine/testing mandate for LA County workers

Mirroring moves by the state and cities of Los Angeles, Long Beach and Pasadena, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn and Sheila Kuehl will ask their colleagues next week to approve a policy requiring all 100,000 county employees to either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or undergo weekly testing. “We have a responsibility to protect our employees, the residents who depend on them and lead by example,” Hahn wrote in a Twitter post on Tuesday, Aug. 3,  announcing the motion, which will go bef...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, News, Education, California, Government, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Associated Press, Biden, Pasadena


Pasadena looks for payback after ‘baseless’ Rose Bowl lawsuit

A legal spat costing taxpayers hundreds of hours in attorneys’ fees has been dismissed , and the city of Pasadena is now looking to get reimbursed the $442,000 dollars it spent to fight the “baseless litigation,” according to paperwork filed with the court. Meanwhile, the Tournament of Roses has remained mum on the matter, according to a motion filed Monday, July 26 that extensively details the ongoing saga between the city and its partner of more than 100 years. The Tournament previou...
Tags: Lawsuit, Government, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Local News, Rose Bowl, Miller, U S District Court, Gordo, Robert Miller, Andre Birotte Jr, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories SGVT, Victor Gordo, Top Stories PSN


LA County’s COVID-19 hospitalizations rise to 1,096 on Sunday

The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals continued to spike on Sunday, Aug. 1, rising from 1,071 Saturday to 1,096, according to state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care rose from 231 to 236. The new figures came one day after county officials reported 3,318 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths, bringing the county’s cumulative totals to 1,300,313 cases and 24,682 fatalities since the pandemic began, according to the Los Angeles County Dep...
Tags: Health, News, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Black, Ucla, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB


LA County’s new coronavirus caseload tops 3,000 again Sunday, even amid weekend reporting lags

Los Angeles County reported 3,045 new cases of COVID-19 and five additional deaths on Sunday, Aug. 1, with officials noting that those numbers may reflect delays in weekend reporting. The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals continued to spike, too, rising from 1,071 Saturday to 1,096, according to state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care rose from 231 to 236. The new figures bring the county’s cumulative totals to 1,303,343 cases and 24,685 fatalities since th...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Black, Ucla, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health


Ceremony opens new Bell Health Center, boosting access to medical care in Southeast LA region

City of Bell Vice Mayor Ana Maria Quintana speaks during the grand opening of the Los Angeles County Health Services, Bell Health Center during the grand opening of the Bell Health Center in Bell on Saturday, July 31, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer) Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda L. Solis, second from right, gives thumbs up as she stands along side community members, mayors and council members from the surrounding communities that the ne...
Tags: Health, News, Education, La, Government, Sport, Soccer, Healthcare, Community, Bell, County, LA County, Atlantic Avenue, Solis, Hilda L Solis, Huntington Park


LA County posts 3,318 new COVID-19 infections, 11 deaths; vaccine access expanded on Sunday

With the relentless Delta variant widening its reach in the region, Los Angeles County reported 3,318 new cases of COVID-19 and 11 additional deaths on Saturday, July 31. The number of coronavirus patients in county hospitals continued to spike as well, rising from 1,008 on Friday to 1,071, according to state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care dropped by one to 231. Related links Fueled by unrelenting Delta variant, LA County’s homeless endure spike in COVID-19 cases C...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, News, Education, Congress, Cdc, Government, Massachusetts, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Delta, Community, Disneyland, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention


LA County coronavirus hospitalizations climb to 1,071 Saturday

The number of coronavirus patients in the hospital continued to spike in Los Angeles County on Saturday, July 31, rising from 1,008 on Friday to 1,071, according to state figures. The number of those patients in intensive care dropped by one to 231. The new figures came one day after county officials reported 3,606 new cases of COVID-19, the largest single-day report since early February. Friday’s 3,606 new infections brought the county’s overall total from throughout the pandemic to 1,297,032. ...
Tags: Health, Business, Florida, News, Education, Congress, Government, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Community, Black, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Barbara Ferrer


What’s next: LA ban on sitting, lying down and sleeping on sidewalks will launch Sept. 3

A law that will arm Los Angeles city officials with a tool for clearing encampments by allowing them to set up zones in which living on sidewalks and other public right-of-way areas would be prohibited, will officially go into effect Sept. 3, according to the City Clerk. The City Council, which approved the ordinance on Wednesday, July 28, before it was signed the next day by Mayor Eric Garcetti, is also expected to consider a “street engagement strategy” in which outreach teams would work to pr...
Tags: Health, News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, City Council, Council, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Venice Beach, LA County, Szabo


LADOT releases study on improving transportation for women In LA

Hoping to identify improvements that could better tailor transit systems to meet the needs of women, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation released a study on Friday, July 30, on mobility challenges women face, such as the need to take more complex trips, often accompanied by small children. According to “Changing Lanes: A Gender Equity Transportation Study,” women are less likely to have a driver’s license and access to a vehicle than men. At the same time, they’re more likely to take tr...
Tags: Health, Transportation, Lyft, Business, Gender, News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Department Of Transportation, Los Angeles City Council, Metro, Watts


Residents, nonprofit and South Pasadena all wrangle to buy Caltrans property

Current tenants, affordable housing advocates and developers are vying for ownership of a Caltrans-owned building in South Pasadena. The property, a 12-unit multifamily building at 626 Prospect Ave., is one of approximately 200 properties acquired by the agency during the 1950s, ’60s and ’70s to make way for a 6.3-mile extension of the 710 freeway through Pasadena, South Pasadena, and El Sereno. After 60 years of activism fighting the freeway, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation A...
Tags: Housing, Government, Sport, Soccer, CalTrans, Jackson, Pasadena, Local News, Smith, Sam Burgess, Affordable Housing, Los Angeles Superior Court, Prospect Avenue, Housing Authority, Burgess, Baeza


Ex-prosecutor says superiors told him to ditch evidence pointing to murder defendant’s innocence

He spent his life being a good soldier, but this order he could not follow. Former Riverside County prosecutor Christopher Ross, an ex- Army Green Beret, says he was told to withhold DNA evidence pointing to the innocence of a murder suspect. Court papers indicate former Riverside County homicide prosecutor Christopher Ross was told to bury evidence pointing to the innocence of murder suspect Roger Parker. He did not and was taken off the case.  (Photo by Robin Jerstad, Contributing Photograp...
Tags: Elections, Crime, News, Maryland, Government, Office, Sport, Soccer, Tennessee, Arizona, Army, Homicide, Riverside County, Public Safety, Ross, Chris


LA County tops 1,000 hospitalizations as Delta variant complicates coronavirus battle

Coronavirus-related hospitalizations climbed over 1,000 in Los Angeles County on Friday, July 30, hitting that level for the first time since May, as the Delta variant expanded its resurgent spread across the region — and the nation. The enduring outbreak has not yet resulted in the kind of overwhelming hospitalization numbers reported in January, when local medical centers were were filled with more than 8,000 people sickened by the virus. But it nonetheless has public health experts deeply wor...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Washington Post, Cdc, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Delta, Community, Associated Press, The New York Times, Lausd


Japanese diplomat Chiune Sugihara honored for granting visas to Jewish refugees in World War II

The life of Chiune Sugihara, a Japanese diplomat who issued thousands of visas to save the lives of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany in World War II, was remembered and honored by representatives from Japanese and Jewish communities at a news conference Thursday, July 29. The commemoration came after the state of California designated by resolution July 29, 2021, “Sugihara Visas Day.” It was on this date in 1940 Sugihara began issuing visas, enabling 2,140 Jews to escape persecution, according to the r...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, California, Government, Germany, Sport, History, Soccer, United States, House, Poland, Moscow, Lithuania, Local News, Race Relations, Southern California


Photos: Revamped Maywood César Chávez Library reopens

Career Online High School Alumna, Rosalinda Sánchez proudly shows off her diploma which she was able to earn thanks to guidance from the Maywood Cesar Chavez Library. Sánchez spoke at the grand reopening of the library following pandemic closures and extensive renovations in Maywood on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. The 100-year-old library now has fresh paint, a new floor plan, 4 adult computers, 2 homework center computers, and 2 early learning computers, as well as a laptop vending machine with 1...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Libraries, Community, Maywood, Ricardo Lara, Solis, Hilda L Solis, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN


 Deputy alleges harassment, discrimination by purported LASD gangs

By BILL HETHERMAN, City News Service A white sheriff’s deputy who says he gave up hopes of a baseball career to join law enforcement is suing Los Angeles County, alleging he was harassed by members of two purported deputy gangs and that he was targeted because of his race. Deputy Robert Francis Coyle’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit alleges racial discrimination, harassment, retaliation, negligence and intentional infliction of emotional distress. He’s seeking unspecified damages in the suit...
Tags: News, Government, US, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Gop, Kkk, Courts, Wu Tang, Britney Spears, Justice Department, Compton, Capitol, Los Angeles County, Coyle


Councilman questions LAPD chief on destructive South LA fireworks explosion

LOS ANGELES — City Councilman Curren Price questioned Police Chief Michel Moore on Wednesday, July 28, over the destructive fireworks explosion set off on June 30 by an LAPD bomb squad and why his office wasn’t notified in advance about the detonation in his district. Following the hearing, the City Council unanimously approved a motion to order a report from the department on the “failed operation” and how the public will be better protected in the future. The City Attorney’s Office was also in...
Tags: Health, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Fireworks, Lapd, Southern California, Moore, South Los Angeles, YMCA, ATF, Los Angeles Police Department, South LA


LA City Councilmen want report on mammoth El Segundo sewage spill

Two Los Angeles City Council members introduced a motion on Wednesday, July 28, to instruct the city’s sanitation department to submit a report on how public notification can be improved after the department and the LA County Department of Public Health did not immediately notify the public of a 17-million gallon sewage spill. The motion was introduced by Councilmen Mitch O’Farrell and Paul Koretz, and seeks answers about how LA Sanitation and Environment coordinated with the health department t...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Oregon, La, Government, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Los Angeles City Council, Aliso Canyon, Socalgas, Ac, Department of Public Health


LA City Councilwoman urges ban on strobe lights at protests

Los Angeles City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez called Wednesday, July 28, for the city to ban strobe lights from protests and demonstrations, calling them capable of disorienting or temporarily blinding police officers and protesters. In a motion introduced Wednesday, Rodriguez said that while the vast majority of protests in Los Angeles are peaceful, “there have been incidents of violence between demonstrators and counter-demonstrators, as well as acts of violence targeting police officers.” “T...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Protest, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Kaiser, Community, City Council, Rodriguez, Woodland Hills, Echo Park, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Monica Rodriguez


Report: USC needs ‘top-to-bottom’ revamp of campus policing

USC should undertake a “top-to-bottom re-envisioning” of the campus public safety system, with an eye toward developing alternative responses to non-violent, non-emergency situations, allowing the Department of Public Safety to focus on the most serious calls for help, according to a report released Wednesday, July 28, by an advisory committee. The Community Advisory Board that prepared the report was charged by USC President Carol Folt with examining public safety practices on campus, helping t...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Minneapolis, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Social Justice, Usc, Floyd, DPS, University Park, Carol Folt, Jason Hart, Health Sciences


LA County Board Of Education welcomes new president, board members

Betty Forrester, a retired teacher and longtime education union leader, was named president of the Los Angeles County Board of Education for the 2021-22 academic year, the county announced on Wednesday, July 28. Forrester was a Los Angeles Unified School District teacher for more than 40 years. She served three terms as an officer with the United Teachers Los Angeles union, chairing the negotiations team and helping manage the district employee unions’ Health Benefits Committee. She was also vic...
Tags: News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Forrester, Lancaster, United Teachers Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Federation of Labor AFL CIO, Los Angeles County Board of Education, California Federation of Teachers, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories Breeze


Anti-camping law gets final LA City Council approval; could spur more homeless-encampment clearings

Homeless advocates rally outside of Los Angeles City Hall in protest of a city council vote on item 4118 which would ban camping in many parts of the city Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Homeless advocates rally outside of Los Angeles City Hall in protest of a city council vote on item 4118 which would ban camping in many parts of the city Wednesday, July 28, 2021. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Homeless advocates rally outs...
Tags: Health, Business, Hollywood, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Smith, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Ucla


LA officials start working out details on vaccine requirement for city workers

Los Angeles city officials on Wednesday, July 28, began hashing out details of a proposal to require all municipal employees to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or undergo weekly coronavirus testing, while a City Council member introduced a motion calling for a stricter rule that would mandate vaccinations. “The fourth wave is here, and the choice for Angelenos couldn’t be clearer — get vaccinated or get COVID-19,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday night. “This urgent need means that if you’re ...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Community, Coronavirus, Coronavirus vaccine, Government, Health, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LADN


LA County supervisors split over where to house juvenile offenders

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO, City News Service The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors broke ranks on Tuesday, July 27, over where to house juvenile offenders set to be transferred from state to county custody beginning in 2023, with a 3-2 majority voting to rethink renovating camps in the Santa Clarita Valley for this purpose. Supervisors Holly Mitchell and Sheila Kuehl failed to garner sufficient support for their proposal to create small group housing at Camps Scott and Scudder to allow for t...
Tags: News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Lapd, Malibu, Mitchell, Brown, Santa Clarita, Barger, LA County, Hahn, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors


As anti-camping zones return for LA City Council vote, some experts map impact of such limits

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, July 28, is expected to consider an anti-camping law that would ban unhoused Angelenos and others from sitting, lying down and sleeping in certain types of locations around the city. The first reading of the ban was approved 13-2 by the City Council. Because it was not unanimous, a second vote is required. If passed, the law would let the city create zones where setting up encampments, or merely sleeping and living in a public area, would be unlawful. S...
Tags: Health, News, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Los Angeles City Council, Department of Public Health, LA County, Bonin, Los Angeles Daily News, LA City Council, Mark Ridley Thomas



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