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Junior lifeguard programs plan to resume at most So Cal beaches

Plans are underway to bring most junior lifeguard programs back at Southern California beaches, with registration and tryouts already starting or kicking off in coming weeks. San Clemente, which nixed its junior lifeguard program last year because of coronavirus concerns, announced recently it will run its program this summer. Other agencies that had scaled-down their programs, including Long Beach, Huntington Beach and Newport Beach, are planning on welcoming back more kids this year. Los Angel...
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Junior lifeguard programs plan to resume at most Southern California beaches

Plans are underway to bring most junior lifeguard programs back at Southern California beaches, with registration and tryouts already starting or kicking off in coming weeks. San Clemente, which nixed its junior lifeguard program last year because of coronavirus concerns, announced recently it will run its program this summer. Other agencies that had scaled-down their programs, including Long Beach, Huntington Beach and Newport Beach, are planning on welcoming back more kids this year. Los Angel...
Tags: News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Local News, Orange County, Malibu, Beaches, Medina, Southern California, Los Angeles County, South Bay, Board of Supervisors, Laguna Beach


LAUSD superintendent still hopeful for a mid-April reopening of elementary schools

Trinidad Hernandez, a food service manager at First Street Elementary in East Los Angeles gets her COVID-19 vaccine at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Monday, March 1, 2021. In partnership with the L.A. Rams, Anthem Blue Cross and Cedars-Sinai the site at SoFi Stadium will vaccinate 12,000 LAUSD employees per day. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner speaks during a press conference at SoFi Stadium, to announce the opening of one of the nation’s la...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, La, Government, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Inglewood, Legislature, Anthem Blue Cross, Board of Supervisors


It’s Election Day again in LA County for multiple communities

Voters in a handful of communities scattered across Los Angeles will head to the polls on Tuesday, March 2. Voters will help fill Supervisor Holly Mitchell’s old job in the State Senate, choose a new trustee for the Rio Hondo Community College district, cast ballots for the mayor of Redondo Beach and make their voices heard in Here’s a look at the key races: State Senate District 30 Seven candidates want the chance to fill the remaining term — which expires next year — departed by Holly Mitche...
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Group launches recall campaign against LA County District Attorney George Gascón

LOS ANGELES — Crime victims and law enforcement officials launched an effort to recall Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón on Saturday, claiming the sweeping changes Gascón has initiated since taking office in December favor the rights of criminals over their victims. Organizers planned to gather the signatures needed to file an intent to recall in a “Victims Vigil” at the downtown Hall of Justice. They expected up to 100 people to attend, including many crime victims and Deputy D...
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Here’s what’s next for West Covina, as it builds its own health department

The West Covina City Council made a bold statement by voting to terminate services with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health last week as the community — and other local cities, many contemplating their own such moves — looked on. The hard part, however, lies ahead: Creating a team that can deliver all the state-mandated services of an independent health department. It’s not just the roles amplified during the county’s response to COVID-19 outbreak, but also scores of other tasks i...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Senate, Paul Simon, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Healthcare, Community, Lausd, City Council, Pasadena, Amy


Election Day nears for LA County’s state Senate District 30 seat

When former state Sen. Holly Mitchell won a seat on the Board of Supervisors last November, it opened the political gates in a district that Mitchell had dominated since 2013. For a diverse L.A. landscape that spans from Inglewood to Century City, it was a chance for a new leader to take the helm, bringing fresh energy fueled by notions of how to respond to issues such as COVID-19, homelessness and affordable housing. Three months later, seven candidates are officially on the ballot vying for Mi...
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Election Day nears for L.A. County’s state Senate District 30 seat

When former state Sen. Holly Mitchell won a seat on the Board of Supervisors last November, it opened the political gates in a district that Mitchell had dominated since 2013. For a diverse L.A. landscape that spans from Inglewood to Century City, it was a chance for a new leader to take the helm, bringing fresh energy fueled by notions of how to respond to issues such as COVID-19, homelessness and affordable housing. Three months later, seven candidates are officially on the ballot vying for Mi...
Tags: Apple, Politics, News, California, Senate, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Usc, Mitchell, Gavin Newsom, Duncan, Lee, Inglewood


Amendment Would Ban ‘Servitude’ By California Prison Inmates

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — California relies on thousands of inmates to fight massive wildfires, churn out vehicle license plates, mop prison floors and myriad other tasks — all for wages that rarely top a few dollars a day. Opponents want to end what they call a visage of slavery. They propose to amend the state Constitution’s ban on indentured servitude to remove an exemption for people who are being punished for crimes. Prison labor predominantly impacts Black and Latino people who make ...
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LA City Council signs off on $5 hazard pay for grocery workers

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday, Feb. 24, tentatively approved an ordinance that would mandate grocery companies pay an extra $5 an hour to their employees, among the essential workers who often bear the brunt of exposure to the often-deadly novel coronavirus. The “hero pay” measure passed overwhelming, on a vote of 14-1, and if approved on a second reading next week and backed by Mayor Eric Garcetti, the ordinance would lead to a temporary boost to grocery worker pay for 120 days at cer...
Tags: La, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Council, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Kroger, Lee, Los Angeles County, Martinez, John Lee, Johnson Johnson, Board of Supervisors


LA County officials have harsh words for coronavirus vaccine inequity – and line-jumping cheaters

Just one week away from expanding eligibility for the coronavirus vaccine by up to 1.8 million people, Los Angeles County officials are worried the online system required by the state to book appointments will continue to pose challenges in communities hit hardest by the pandemic. Board of Supervisors Chairwoman Hilda Solis said on Tuesday, Feb. 23, that she was “not surprised,” but nonetheless “disgusted” by certain people using any means necessary to obtain vaccine doses. “I can tell you I was...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Dhs, Soccer, Community, County, Los Angeles County, Southland, Ferrer, Board of Supervisors, LA County


LA County’s daily case count falls below 1,000 for first time since October

For the first time since late October, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported fewer than 1,000 new coronavirus cases on Monday, Feb. 22, finding good news after a long and devastating winter surge. The county’s seven-day rolling average shows, instead of of 15,000 cases a day as of Jan. 8, Los Angeles is now seeing about 1,600 cases a day. That’s a 90% decline, according to a Monday news release. On the other side of the coronavirus landscape, however, county officials conti...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United Kingdom, Long Beach, Lausd, Pasadena, Local News, County, Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health, Ferrer, Board of Supervisors, LA County, Garcetti


Second Amendment Resolutions Add Emphasis to Adage That ‘All Politics is Local’

Establishing formal rights enforcement partnerships between citizens and peace officers is crucial. (Newton County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook) U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- Last September, AmmoLand hosted one of my articles about a resolution being considered by the Halifax County Board of Supervisors to support a local militia. The move was in response to unprecedented gun grabs being enacted in Virginia and was one of a number of responses that include establishing what are being called “Second ...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Virginia, United States, Militia, Resistance, Resolution, Halifax, Second Amendment, Board, Bedford, Board of Supervisors, Daniel Horowitz, HOROWITZ, David Codrea, Bedford County


Watchdog calls for LA County nursing home crisis plan in light of ‘serious’ deficiencies, gaps 

A Los Angeles County watchdog is calling for the Public Health Department to create a nursing home crisis and response plan in light of major safety problems that surfaced during the coronavirus pandemic. Two Pasadena nursing home evacuations last year revealed “serious operational deficiencies” in these facilities that threatened the safety of residents and gaps in state and county procedures for triggering an “effective, timely and coordinated response,” according to the second interim nursing...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, Kaiser Permanente, Government, Sacramento, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, the City, Health Department


L.A. County sheriff searches offices of LA Metro, oversight board member in criminal probe

Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives this week searched the headquarters of L.A. Metro and the offices of a nonprofit run by a civilian oversight commissioner critical of the department’s leadership, sheriff’s officials announced Friday. Detectives served warrants for unspecified records at both locations on Thursday, Feb. 18, but a spokesperson declined to provide details about the nature of the probe. “The search warrant was signed by a judge, and partially sealed, in connection to an ongoi...
Tags: Transportation, News, California, Office, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Local News, Metro, Los Angeles County, Board of Supervisors, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Sheriff s Department, Loew, VILLANUEVA


Public defenders plead for COVID-19 vaccination priority as criminal trials begin to resume

As courthouses across Southern California begin to resume jury trials to tackle a backlog of criminal cases, public defenders are pushing state and county health officials to move them up the priority list for coronavirus vaccines. Since December, public defenders in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Clara and San Luis Obispo counties, among others, have banded together and sent letters to Mark Ghaly, secretary of the state Health and Human Services Agency, pleading to  be included o...
Tags: UK, News, La, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, NG, Public Health, Soccer, Courts, Local News, Orange County, Riverside County, Anthony Fauci, Southern California, San Luis Obispo


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...
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LAUSD to open its first coronavirus vaccination site this week

The Los Angeles Unified School District will open its first COVID-19 vaccination site this week, with plans to inoculate only district employees ages 65 and over and those working at testing and vaccination sites for the time being. Starting Wednesday, school nurses and licensed healthcare professionals will administer the Moderna vaccine at the Roybal Learning Center in L.A.’s Westlake neighborhood, Superintendent Austin Beutner announced during his weekly community update on Monday, Feb. 15. E...
Tags: News, Education, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Astrazeneca, Lausd, Local News, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Westlake, Board of Supervisors, Los Angeles Unified School District, American Academy of Pediatrics, Okonjo Iweala


Metro rail line extension to Torrance tracking closer to possible 2028 opening

The final phase of planning for the long-anticipated $1 billion light rail line extension from Redondo Beach to Torrance has begun, with Metro scheduled to host two virtual meetings before month’s end to receive public input on the environmental effect of possible routes for the South Bay’s largest ever regional transit project. The extension of the C Line, formerly and popularly known as the Green Line, represents the culmination of years of lobbying by the South Bay Cities Council of Governmen...
Tags: Transportation, Business, Politics, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Transit, Soccer, Community, Local News, Southern California, Metro, Los Angeles County, Southland, South Bay


Why an Orange County police union is smearing John Moorlach

The great Russian playwright Anton Chekov famously said, “If in the first act you have hung a pistol on the wall, then in the following act it should be fired.” So, let me hang a pistol on the wall: government filings show the union representing Orange County’s sheriff’s deputies has piled up nearly a million dollars in order to keep former state Sen. John Moorlach from winning what should be a guaranteed victory in the March 9 election for a seat on the county’s Board of Supervisors. The Associ...
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Newsom: State is falling short on goals for equitably distributing coronavirus vaccine

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday, Feb. 10, said the state was lagging behind on assuring that vaccines were focusing sufficiently on communities hardest hit by the coronavirus, but he said his commitment to equitable distribution was “not rhetorical.” “We are falling short of our goals of making sure we are truly being equitable in the distribution of this vaccine,” said Newsom at a briefing held in the Central Valley, where efforts are underway to begin preparing for the phase of distribution whe...
Tags: UK, News, California, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, San Diego, Pfizer, West Coast, Oakland, Riverside County, San Diego County, Santa Clara, Central Valley


Stats needed for LA County elementary schools to reopen are within sight. But it’s no sure thing.

With coronavirus rates easing, Los Angeles County is on course to hit a key state threshold within two weeks — a statistical landmark that would allow elementary schools to reopen, the county’s chief public health officer told the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 9. But with a post-Super Bowl surge still a possibility, and pitched political and potential legal battles brewing within local communities, reopening that soon is far from a guarantee. On Tuesday, the county reported 227 new death...
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LA County vows to increase equity for coronavirus vaccines in hardest hit areas

One of the key aspects health officials tried to rely on to ensure the coronavirus vaccine reaches people in communities hardest hit by the virus involved using dozens of federally qualified health clinics specially tailored to provide care in underserved areas. There was just one problem. The vaccines being administered at those health clinics were not earmarked in any way for patients who use the clinic or for other people in the nearby community. Instead, many of those vaccination appointment...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Blacks, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, Board of Supervisors, LA County, Ryan Carter, Solis


UK variant of coronavirus surfaces in Orange County

A San Clemente man caught a new and seemingly more contagious variant of COVID-19, Orange County’s first known case of the so-called U.K. strain and probably not the last, public health officials said Monday, Feb. 8. The 21-year-old man tested positive for the variant on Jan. 26, Dr. Clayton Chau, the OC Health Care Agency director and county health officer, wrote Monday in a memo to the Board of Supervisors. “His symptoms have now resolved,” Chau wrote. “He has no history of international trave...
Tags: UK, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United Kingdom, Lausd, West Coast, Local News, Orange County, San Diego County, Gavin Newsom, San Bernardino, State, Knott, Board of Supervisors


L.A. County’s first priority will be second-dose COVID vaccinations this week

If you’re looking to get your second coronavirus vaccination this week, you’re Los Angeles County’s first priority. Appointments for first doses, meanwhile, may be difficult to come by. At the county-operated large-scale vaccination sites, only a limited number of first doses will be administered Monday, Feb. 8; the rest of the week’s mega-site appointments will be reserved solely for people in need of their second dose of the medication. Meanwhile, the county on Sunday, Feb. 7, cleared another ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Supreme Court, Education, California, Kaiser Permanente, Government, Paul Simon, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Associated Press, Pasadena, County


Scaling back the Super: Southern California grapples over the big-game bash in the COVID era

The Redlands home of Monica and Nick Schoenmann is still Super Bowl festive where normally four TV’s are tuned to the game in four different room for their 35 guests, but this year is different due to COVID-19 on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. It’ll be just the couple, their son and dog Shadow. They await 40 football-themed balloons. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Monica and Nick Schoenmann have hosted Super Bowl gatherings of 35 people at their Redlands home for the last 11 y...
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Nevada Wants to Let Tech Companies Form Their Own Governments

Steve Sisolak, the Democratic governor of Nevada, wants to incentivize technology companies to move to his state, and he’s got some wild ideas about how to make that happen. The latest draft proposal, obtained by the Review-Journal, doesn’t just hand out the typical tax breaks that you’d expect from a governor. The…Read more...
Tags: Science, Design, Articles, Innovation, Nevada, Product Management, Board of Supervisors, Review Journal, Steve Sisolak, Technology Internet


LA County coronavirus stats keep dropping; new vaccine strategy to be unveiled next week

Los Angeles County Public Health officials are getting ready to unveil next week a comprehensive plan for vaccinating the next phase of residents, including teachers, public safety officers, emergency services workers and other essential employees. Meanwhile, the county was ready to swing open the gates at another vaccination center on Friday, Feb. 5 — a second mega-site in hard-hit Pomona. Across the board in recent weeks, the picture of the pandemic in L.A. County has been improving, with cont...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Kaiser Permanente, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Kaiser, Community, NHL, Pasadena, Pomona


Reaction mixed on idea that LA County’s elementary schools can reopen within weeks

District officials throughout Los Angeles County offered up a mixture of guarded optimism and skepticism on Thursday, Jan. 28, in response to the idea that elementary schools may start to reopen in a few weeks if COVID-19 cases continue falling at its current pace. Despite remarks by county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer one day earlier that elementary classrooms could begin reopening within a month if everyone does their part to ensure coronavirus transmission rates keep dropping, the qu...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Garcia, Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health, California Teachers Association, Alhambra, Board of Supervisors


Coronavirus vaccine rollout in LA County leaving many frustrated

When Chris Edwards, 59, found out that all Los Angeles County residents 65 and older could receive a coronavirus vaccine, she raced to the internet to enroll her 80-year-old mother. What she found at VaccinateLACounty.com was a hodge-podge of options sending her to various portals — buttons linked to sites operated by the county or the city of Los Angeles or a collection of community clinics and hospitals or a long list of supermarket pharmacies. She tried to register at Dodger Stadium, but most...
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