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These communities remain at high risk for dangerous Covid-19 variants rapidly increasing in US, expert warns

By Travis Caldwell | CNN The country continued this week on a path to reopening from the Covid-19 pandemic, with major population centers such as New York and California pulling back on restrictions following increased vaccinations and lowered infections. Yet with overall vaccination rates in the US slowing this month when compared to highs in April, health officials are raising awareness about the uneven distribution of vaccines in different parts of the country. “I’m very unconcerned for peop...
Tags: New York, News, California, Cdc, White House, Virginia, India, US, California News, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, United States, Maine, Washington Dc, Delta

Coronavirus: UTLA members ratify agreement on health/safety protocols for LAUSD’s new school year

Teachers in Los Angeles Unified have ratified a tentative agreement with the school district, paving the way for the nation’s second largest K-12 system to fully reopen campuses for the upcoming academic year. Ninety-four percent of the teachers, counselors, librarians, school nurses and other certificated employees who voted supported the deal, the union announced late Thursday, June 17, at the conclusion of a three-day voting period. According to United Teachers Los Angeles, 12,193 of its more...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Community, Lausd, Local News, Westbrook, CRENSHAW, LA County, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner

Judge gives Grace Community Church, LA County a chance to settle COVID case

LOS ANGELES — A judge has agreed to delay next week’s scheduled hearing on whether he should cancel a preliminary injunction he issued last summer against a Sun Valley church that flouted coronavirus health mandates, saying he wants to give lawyers for the house of worship and Los Angeles County time to discuss a possible settlement. The preliminary injunction was issued last Sept. 10 by Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff as a way of stemming the spread of the coronavirus, bas...
Tags: New York, News, US, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Pasadena, Andrew Cuomo, U S Supreme Court, Los Angeles County, Sun Valley, John MacArthur, Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles Superior Court

As his term nears end, Beutner’s Hollywood Bowl address applauds scope of LAUSD’s pandemic response

Using his final State of the Schools address to shine a spotlight on public education, outgoing Los Angeles Unified schools chief Austin Beutner also used the moment to call on all Angelenos to make sure every child receives a good education. LAUSD Supt. Austin Beutner (File photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) In a speech centered on the theme that the nation’s second largest K-12 system has served as a model for other districts, Beutner made a case for why an address ab...
Tags: Health, Amazon, Verizon, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Jimi Hendrix, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Pbs, Hollywood Bowl, Ella Fitzgerald

Students from Tarzana, Orange County advance to National Spelling Bee quarterfinals

By STEVEN HERBERT | City News Service LOS ANGELES — The quarterfinals of the 93rd Scripps National Spelling Bee will be held Tuesday with a 13-year-old from Tarzana and two 13-year-olds from Orange County among the 74 remaining competitors from the original field of 207. Irene Thomas of Tarzana began Saturday’s preliminaries by correctly spelling diapason, a noun meaning a full, rich outpouring of harmonious sound. She then correctly answered the word-meaning question, “Something metatarsal is?”...
Tags: News, Education, Scotland, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Espn, Lausd, Orange County, Orange, Wall Street Journal, Huntington Beach, Orlando Florida, Tarzana, Sophia

San Fernando Valley median home price hits record $945,000

LOS ANGELES — The price of a home in the San Fernando Valley hit a record high last month with a median of $945,000, up 26% from the same time a year ago, the Southland Regional Association of Realtors said on Monday, June 14. The month’s sales surpassed the previous record set in April, when the median sale price was $935,000, and it was only the third time on record that the median price of a single-family home in the San Fernando Valley reached over $900,000. The median price for San Fernando...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, LA County, San Fernando Valley, LA City Council, Tim Johnson, Southland Regional Association of REALTORS, HOA Homefront, Diane Sydell

LAUSD joining with Jimmy Iovine, Dr. Dre on new high school In South LA

LOS ANGELES — L.A. Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner, along with music producer and entrepreneur Jimmy Iovine and artist-producer-entrepreneur Andre “Dr. Dre” Young on Monday, June 14, announced a joint effort to launch a new high school in South Los Angeles. A release from the LAUSD said the school’s curriculum will build on USC Iovine and Young Academy’s groundbreaking approach — which combines design, business and technology with hands-on, real-world learning to help develop young leaders...
Tags: Business, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Sony, Community, Lausd, Academy, Jimmy Iovine, Dre, South Los Angeles, LA County, South LA

San Pedro High’s winning band leader takes an encore bow, leaving the school with a case filled with trophies

  Darnella Davidson, director of the San Pedro High School Golden Pirate Regiment, is retiring after 38 years of teaching this year. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer) Darnella Davidson, director of the San Pedro High School Golden Pirate Regiment, is retiring after 38 years of teaching this year. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer) Darnella Davidson, director of the San Pedro High School Golden Pirate Regiment, is retiring after 38 years of teaching th...
Tags: News, California, Washington, NFL, Los Angeles, Georgia, Sport, Soccer, Nashville, Lausd, Disneyland, Local News, Pharrell Williams, Pedro, Southern California, San Pedro

Panorama High waves goodbye to class of 2021 at in-person graduation

Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Austin Beutner addresses graduates at the Panorama High School commencement ceremony, Friday, June 11, 2021. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer) Panorama High School graduates receive diplomas at the Panorama High School commencement ceremony, Friday, June 11, 2021. (Photo by Michael Owen Baker, contributing photographer) Family members wave to graduates during the Panorama High School commencement ceremony, Friday, June 11, 2021. (Pho...
Tags: Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Graduation, Lausd, Local News, San Fernando Valley, Austin Beutner, Panorama City, Michael Owen Baker, Top Stories LADN, Kelly Gonez, Panorama High School, Los Angeles Unified School District Board, Panorama City Photo

LAUSD, teachers union strike deal on COVID-19 protocols for 2021-22 year

LAUSD and the teachers union have struck a tentative deal on safety protocols and staffing for the 2021-22 academic year, which will see campuses reopen for full in-person learning five days week for the first time since the coronavirus began last year. United Teachers Los Angeles, the bargaining unit for LAUSD faculty, initially announced the proposed agreement on Thursday evening, June 10. Superintendent Austin Beutner confirmed the deal in a letter to Los Angeles Unified School District emplo...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Board of Education, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Beutner, UTLA, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Cecily Myart Cruz, COVID, Myart Cruz

Teachers union says it has deal with LAUSD over COVID-19 protocols for 2021-22 year

The Los Angeles teachers union announced on Thursday, June 10, that it has reached a tentative deal with LAUSD on safety protocols and other conditions for the 2021-22 academic year, which will see campuses reopen for full in-person learning five days week for the first time since the coronavirus began last year. Officials with the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest in the nation, could not immediately be reached Thursday afternoon to confirm the deal. The proposed agreement...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Board of Education, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, UTLA, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, COVID

UCLA 2021 graduation ceremonies are hybrid of ‘stage walks’ and virtual events

Sukjoung Kwak and Heesoon Kwak get photos of their daughter, UCLA graduate Ashley Ku at Drake Stadium at UCLA Thursday, June 10 2021. The campus opened for graduates only who were allowed to walk across the stage with two guests, the first time most of the students had been on campus for the entire year. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) UCLA graduates Ziging Jiang and Mingze Li prepare for photos behind a green wall as another graduate poses at Drake Stadium at UCLA Thursd...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Graduation, Community, Lausd, Local News, Ucla, San Fernando Valley, Westwood, Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane, Beutner, Reynoso

4 Glendale officers on administrative leave after video surfaces of teen punched and kicked during arrest

GLENDALE — Four Glendale police officers were on administrative leave Wednesday night after video surfaced of the rough arrest of a 17-year-old shoplifting suspect at the Glendale Galleria. Video of the Saturday night arrest inside the Dick’s Sporting Goods store showed three plainclothes officers and one in uniform attempting to arrest the teenager, with two officers striking the boy in the head and another kicking him in the face. The video can be seen here. As a warning, some may find it dist...
Tags: News, Police, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Lausd, Group, Lapd, Valentine, Burbank, Sporting Goods, VILLANUEVA, Glendale Police Department, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories PSN, Scott LaChasse

LAUSD to investigate affordable housing for its employees

LOS ANGELES >> As part of an effort to attract and retain teachers and other school employees, officials for the Los Angeles Unified School District announced on Wednesday, June 9, an initiative to provide 2,000 affordable housing units so employees can live in the communities where they work. District officials have not made any final determinations about where the affordable units might be built, but they will be considering properties LAUSD owns that are unused or underutilized. “As we look t...
Tags: News, Education, Housing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Affordable Housing, Los Angeles Unified School District, Scott Schmerelson, Austin Beutner, Beutner, West Adams, UTLA, Panorama City

Why is a teachers’ union considering an anti-Israel resolution?

The union that represents teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District has quite an agenda. Last year, United Teachers Los Angeles released a report calling for a long list of new government policies and programs, including “Medicare for all,” as a condition for “equitably” reopening the public schools. This year, the union is going global in its ambitions. UTLA’s leadership is planning to vote in September on a resolution calling on the U.S. government to cut off all aid to Israel and en...
Tags: California, Opinion, Israel, Los Angeles, Sport, European Union, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Gaza, Yasser Arafat, Hamas, Uruguay, Lausd, Gaza Strip, Los Angeles Unified School District

Newsom owes apology for EDD’s failings

Were Gov. Gavin Newsom as humble as he often proclaims to be, he would interrupt his “California Comeback” campaign long enough to issue a personal apology to hundreds of thousands of Californians who remain mired in the managerial meltdown at the Employment Development Department. Yes, as Newsom constantly reminds us, the threat from COVID-19 has diminished and the state’s battered economy is slowly recovering. Nevertheless, California has the nation’s second highest unemployment rate and well ...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Gavin Newsom, Capitol, Lindsay, Dan Walters, Employment Development Department, Newsom, Edd, Opinion columns, COVID

The climate censors

Whom does Facebook trust to censor? A Ph.D. graduate from France. Really. The Frenchman, Emmanuel Vincent, started a group he calls “Climate Feedback.” It does “a new kind of fact-checking.” It sure is new. And wrong. I released a video in which some climate scientists argue that climate change is not a “crisis.” They believe people can adjust to changing temperatures. Twenty-five million people watched the video. But now Facebook will not show it to you because Emmanuel Vincent suddenly called ...
Tags: Facebook, California, Opinion, France, America, Ipcc, Sport, Soccer, Holland, Lausd, Vincent, Brown, John Stossel, Patrick Brown, OSHA, San Jose State

LAUSD redistricting panel expected to discuss who will perform demography tasks

The Los Angeles Unified School District Redistricting Commission’s members have been exploring a plan to amend the existing contract of a long-time City Hall staffer, rather than go out to bid to seek out a demographer, and they are expected to discuss the issue on Wednesday, June 9. Commissioners in the last month have been looking into whether they should amend the contract of Andrew Westall, who was recently hired to serve as the commission’s executive director, saying it could save money and...
Tags: Politics, News, Sport, Soccer, Commission, Lausd, City Hall, San Gabriel Valley, Top Stories LADN, Westall, Council President Herb Wesson, Andrew Westall, Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission

The California union exodus

Anybody with eyeballs is pretty thrilled to read the news out of California: one of the state’s most powerful government unions is getting out of politics. Richard Brown, incoming president of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), won election last month on a promise to end the union’s political spending, to cut member dues and to allow non-members to vote. But there are bigger stories surrounding Brown’s bold declaration. SEIU’s withdrawal from politics takes place against a backdro...
Tags: Supreme Court, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, DMV, Lausd, SEIU, Gavin Newsom, Brown, Golden State, Richard Brown, OSHA, Newsom, Service Employees International Union SEIU, Guest Commentary

New COVID-19 vaccination site opens at LA’s Union Station

Total Testing Solutions has set up a new COVID-19 vaccination site at Union Station in Los Angeles. The site will offer all three vaccines, with the Pfizer one available to anyone 12 years old or older. Minors will need a parent or guardian with them in order to receive a dose. The Johnson & Johnson and Moderna vaccines are available to people 18 years old and over. The clinic will be open Mondays through Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the Union Station East Portal, which people can reach b...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Pfizer, Lausd, Metro, Johnson Johnson, CSUN, LA County, Union Station

Grocery pay mandates that drive up food bills should end

California continues to record the lowest coronavirus case rates in the nation. More than 50 percent of Californians are fully vaccinated. People are going back to work and flying on planes and filling restaurants, bars and entertainment venues. And on June 15, our state will end the tier system, leading to a reopening of our economy and signaling the worst of the pandemic is behind us. Even with all this good news, certain cities are refusing to end grocery worker extra pay mandates that were p...
Tags: Opinion, Guest Commentary

LAUSD must finally own its mistakes and fix them

Recently, Superintendent Austin Beutner finally made it official: LAUSD will be returning to five full days of in-person education in the fall. While various details of that return continue to be negotiated with the teachers’ union (UTLA), it appears that finally, our school system will do what so many other schools have done for months and  provide in-person education to its students. Cue thousands of parents slow-clapping while shaking their heads. LAUSD shut down campuses mid-March 2020, and ...
Tags: California, Cdc, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Brown, OSHA, Austin Beutner, Newsom, Beutner, UTLA, Guest Commentary, Related Articles Grocery, Ross Novie

California gun laws headed for legal showdown

California governors, legislators and voters have been imposing additional restrictions on guns and ammunition, one atop another, for more than a half-century on the theory that they save lives. California now has the nation’s most restrictive gun laws but gun owners contend that they violate the U.S. Constitution’s “right to bear arms,” and the issue could land in the Supreme Court after three decisions by one federal judge supporting that contention. San Diego Judge Roger Benitez issued his la...
Tags: Supreme Court, California, Opinion, Sport, Soccer, San Diego, Lausd, Gavin Newsom, Benitez, Capitol, Ruger, Dan Walters, OSHA, Newsom, Swiss Army Knife, Roger Benitez

CSUN coronavirus vaccine site closes as LA County’s effort shifts to smaller, more focused efforts

Public health officials took steps to shut down the mammoth vaccination site at California State University Northridge on Monday, June 7, as the county morphs its operations to smaller, more-focused sites, in the latest sign that the pandemic is waning in Los Angeles County. Three other sprawling parking-lot clinics will close next week. On Monday, L.A. County reported nine additional deaths, bringing the county’s overall death toll to 24,354. The county reported 120 new cases, bringing the tota...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Lausd, St John, Northridge, Los Angeles County

Coronavirus tracker: California reported 437 new cases and 10 new deaths, June 6

In California, 437 new cases of the coronavirus were reported Sunday, June 6, according to end-of-day totals on public health websites, bringing the total number of cases so far to 3,767,182. There were 10 new deaths reported statewide Sunday, for a total of 62,705 people who have died from COVID-19. The state reported 34 fewer hospitalizations from the previous day, bringing the number of hospitalizations of those infected with the coronavirus to 1,275. According to the California Department of...
Tags: California, Infographic, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Southern California, Northridge, LA County, California Department of Public Health, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun

LAUSD board to consider affordable housing for employees

A proposal to build affordable housing for teachers and other district workers as a way to attract and retain employees will be presented to the Los Angeles Unified school board this week. The presentation from central office staff that’s set to go before the Board of Education on Tuesday, June 8, is a continuation of a discussion elected officials had late last year when they considered what the district might do with unused or underutilized land. The idea of providing housing isn’t new, and it...
Tags: Education, California, Housing, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Affordable Housing, Northridge, Garcia, Board of Education, South Coast Air Quality Management District, LA County, Austin Beutner, Beutner, Los Angeles Unified school

Black families reluctant to return to LAUSD schools due to systemic racism, report says

Black families may be reluctant to send their children back to Los Angeles Unified schools, after more than a year of coronavirus-induced virtual learning, because they feel the nation’s second largest school district is plagued by systemic racism, according to a new report from an educational advocacy group. Speak UP, a parent group that advocates for improved and equitable public education, released a report Monday, June 7, about how racial bias affects Black students at LAUSD. The report took...
Tags: Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Hall, Black, Southern California, Northridge, LA County, United Teachers Los Angeles, Pacific Islander, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze

Schools with declining enrollment shouldn’t hire more staff with stimulus money

Despite having 160,000 fewer students enrolled this school year, California’s public schools will soon be flush with federal funds from COVID-19-related stimulus spending. If the education-related hiring surge of recent years continues, many school districts will likely be caught looking over a fiscal cliff when the federal stimulus dollars dry up. Overall, 2.6% of California’s public school students didn’t return for the 2020-2021 school year as many families opted for private schools and homes...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Los Angeles County, Department of Finance, Los Angeles Unified School District, Newsom, UTLA, Guest Commentary, Aaron Garth Smith, COVID, Georgetown University 's Edunomics Lab, United Teachers Union of Los Angeles UTLA

‘We need good leaders’: Rep Garcia fetes local students headed to military academies

Congressman Mike Garcia (R-CA 25) delivers remarks to the military academy appointees and there families. (Photo: Mark McGreal) Appointees and their families at the Embassy Suites in Valencia (Photo: Mark McGreal) Joshua Kang (left), an appointee to the United States Naval Academy, receives a certificate and a flag as a congratulatory gift. (Photo: Mark McGreal) Gabriella Meccia (left), an appointee to the Air Force Acadmy, receives a certificate and flag from Congressman Mike Garcia (P...
Tags: News, Education, Navy, California, Iraq, Sport, Soccer, Military, Lausd, Valencia, Scholarships, Garcia, Santa Clarita, Simi Valley, LA County, U S Naval Academy

LA County posts 15 new deaths, 285 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday

Los Angeles County reported 15 new deaths and 285 new cases of COVID-19 on Saturday, June 5, with the county in the midst of promoting the coronavirus vaccine while transitioning from sprawling parking-lot centers to smaller vaccine clinics, many in hard-hit neighborhoods. Since the pandemic began, county Public Health officials have identified 1,244,917 positive cases and 24,390 COVID-19-related deaths. According to the state dashboard, 259 people were hospitalized with the virus in the county ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Downey, Ferrer

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