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Bacteria levels still exceed standards for several beaches near Dockweiler State Beach

LOS ANGELES — Special water sampling has determined several Los Angeles County beaches near Dockweiler State Beach continue to exceed state standards for bacteria in water, the Department of Public Health announced Sunday night. However, testing conducted Saturday determined the water quality level has returned to state standards at the World Way extension at Dockweiler State Beach, lifting the warning there. The department began issuing warnings Wednesday night to be careful of swimming, surfin...
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Fueled by unrelenting Delta variant, LA County’s homeless endure spike in COVID-19 cases

With the Delta variant fueling an unnerving  rise in coronavirus cases in Southern California, officials reported a corresponding rise in the disease among the Los Angeles County’s unhoused population, on Friday, July 30. Los Angeles County Public Health reported that the number of cases among the homeless has risen by 21% in in a matter of a few weeks. From July 19 to July 25, there were 111 new cases among the homeless and 92 last week, according to a COVID-19 update from the Department of Pub...
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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...
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LA business groups ask health officials provide clarity, advance notice about mask mandate

Five business groups reached out to Los Angeles County health officials, expressing their concerns over the rollout of the recent mask mandate which requires all county residents, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks in all indoor public places. In a letter to the Department of Public Health, the groups said the mandate was announced “mere days before it was to take effect, with no opportunity for input or warning for the business community.” The group said the announcement left hundr...
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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


LA County public health director apologizes for ‘failures’ in responding to sewage spill

Los Angeles County’s public health director apologized Tuesday, July 27, for what she said was an inadequate response to the sewage spill at the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant earlier this month. “I want to apologize to the board and the public for our failures at the Department of Public Health for not responding to this appropriately,” Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer told the LA County Board of Supervisors. “There aren’t any excuses. There were multiple failures. Most have already been...
Tags: News, Oregon, La, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Local News, Aliso Canyon, Socalgas, Ac, Los Angeles County, South Bay, Department of Public Health, Ferrer


LA County reports 4th straight day of 2,500-plus new coronavirus cases

Public Health officials reported Los Angeles County’s fourth consecutive day of more than 2,500 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, July 24, with 2,600 new COVID-19 infections and 10 additional deaths. Health officials have repeatedly blamed the current surge in cases on the highly infectious “Delta” variant of the virus. The variant was first discovered in India and is blamed for rampant infections in that country, along with outbreaks in the United Kingdom. It is now spreading across the United...
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LA County COVID-19 cases climb past 3,000 for first time since February

More than 3,000 new COVID-19 infections were reported in Los Angeles County on Friday, July 23, the first time since Feb. 13 the number has topped that level. The 3,058 new cases reported Friday lifted the cumulative total from throughout the pandemic to 1,279,171. More than 10,000 new cases have been reported in the last four days, with the daily number topping 2,500 for three consecutive days. Health officials have repeatedly blamed the current surge in cases on the highly infectious “Delta” v...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Government, India, Alabama, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Delta, Community, Aeg, Cancun, Los Angeles County


United States: Masks Required Once Again In Los Angeles County, California - Perkins Coie LLP

As we updated just two weeks ago, Los Angeles County's Department of Public Health was strongly recommending that everyone, regardless of their vaccination status, wear masks in indoor public places.
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LA County doctors, health officials say hospitalization surge possible

If the rising rate of coronavirus cases continues unabated, Los Angeles County could see yet another surge in hospitalizations, potentially threatening — like previous onslaughts of serious infections — to cripple the health care system, local medical center officials said this week, with the soon-to-be-reimposed mask mandate providing only a measure of comfort to the doctors and nurses now preparing for the worst. The reality the county faces, multiple officials said, is that a potentially over...
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Amid fears, pushback and chagrin, LA County readies for coronavirus mask mandate’s sequel

Los Angeles County heads into the weekend on a sad, alarmingly familiar note: Like clockwork, two weeks after a holiday, its coronavirus numbers are spiking and safeguards are being rushed into place to combat the spread. The countdown set off an array of emotions on Friday, July 16, with officials and medical experts expressing frustration, squabbling over enforcement but urging diligence from the community. A  renewed mask mandate was set to go into effect at 11:59 p.m.  A revised public healt...
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With nearly 2,000 new cases reported on Friday, LA County readies for coronavirus mask mandate’s sequel

Los Angeles County heads into the weekend on a sad, alarmingly familiar note: Like clockwork, two weeks after a holiday, its coronavirus numbers are spiking and safeguards are being rushed into place to combat the spread. The countdown set off an array of emotions on Friday, July 16, with officials and medical experts expressing frustration, squabbling over enforcement but urging diligence from the community. A  renewed mask mandate was set to go into effect at 11:59 p.m.  A revised public healt...
Tags: Florida, California, Cdc, White House, Russia, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Moscow, Associated Press, Biden, Lapd, Medicaid, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Usc


Frustration mounts as LA County declines to subpoena SoCalGas over list Aliso Canyon leak chemicals

Days after the 2015 Aliso Canyon gas leak started, Porter Ranch resident Becky Leveque noticed mysterious oily spots over her car and house as her panicking neighbors were fleeing their homes. In the following days and weeks, residents complained of respiratory problems, headaches, nosebleeds and vomiting. Leveque said nobody explained what the community was breathing during the four months of the fallout before SoCalGas, which owns a gas-­storage facility at Aliso Canyon, plugged the leak. Near...
Tags: Energy, News, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Local News, Public Safety, Aliso Canyon, Porter Ranch, Socalgas, Los Angeles County, California Council on Science and Technology, Health Department, Department of Public Health, LA County


El Segundo and Dockweiler beaches reopen following 17-million gallon sewage spill

EL SEGUNDO — Beaches from El Segundo to the southern end of Playa del Rey are open to swimmers Thursday after being closed for three days due to a 17-million-gallon sewage spill, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced. Ocean water samples collected over the past two days met state standards for acceptable water quality, the department said. The Department of Public Health said it will continue to sample water at affected beaches through Thursday. The health department of Pu...
Tags: News, California, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Ocean, Southern California, South Bay, Department of Public Health, El Segundo, Faulconer, Bobcat, Dockweiler State Beach, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, Playa del Rey


Gov. Newsom pushes vaccinations as LA County’s coronavirus hospitalizations climb above 400

BELL GARDENS — The number of people hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County topped 400 on Wednesday, July 14, continuing a slow but steady month-long increase that has prompted concern among health care officials and led to another call from Gov. Gavin Newsom for people to get vaccinated. “I cannot impress upon you more the power of getting vaccinated,” Newsom said during an appearance in Bell Gardens. “If we want to extinguish this pandemic, this disease, we’ve got to get vaccinated....
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South Bay beaches remain closed Tuesday after sewage spill

Beaches from El Segundo to the southern end of Playa del Rey remained closed to swimmers Tuesday, July 13, because of a 17 million gallon sewage spill, though a preliminary test showed non-hazardous levels of bacteria. Los Angeles County Health Officer Dr. Muntu Davis told the Board of Supervisors that two such tests are required within a 24-hour period before beaches can safely reopen. Davis said the department would issue a news release and remove closure signs if and when such a second test c...
Tags: California, Environment, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Local News, Beaches, South Bay, Department of Public Health, Board of Supervisors, El Segundo, Hahn, Office of Emergency Services, Janice Hahn, Dockweiler State Beach, Los Angeles County Department of Public Health


LA County soars over 1,000 coronavirus infections for fifth straight day

LOS ANGELES — With local COVID-19 infection numbers surging upward, topping 1,000 new cases for the fifth straight day, Los Angeles County supervisors on Tuesday, July 13, lamented continued resistance to vaccines while health officials announced an outreach effort to bring shots to people’s doors. The county reported 1,103 new COVID cases on Tuesday, lifting the cumulative total from throughout the pandemic to 1,259,772. The county also reported 12 new fatalities due to the virus, increasing th...
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LA County’s coronavirus cases top 1,000 for 4th straight day

For the fourth day in a row, the number of new COVID-19 infections reported in Los Angeles County topped 1,000 on Monday, July 12, as health officials also noted an uptick in outbreaks and urged adherence to infection-control measures at workplaces. Traditionally, daily COVID numbers have been dramatically lower on Sundays and Mondays due to lags in reporting test results from the weekend, meaning the infection numbers are likely larger than the numbers being released by the county. The county s...
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LA County coronavirus cases soar over 1,100 as Delta Variant spreads

Providing further evidence of increased spread of COVID-19, Los Angeles County’s daily number of new infections soared past the 1,100 mark on Friday, July 9, doubling the number from just a week ago and the highest figure reported in a single day since March. The county Department of Public Health reported 1,107 new COVID cases on Friday, compared to 549 reported last Friday. The daily number of new infections has been rising steadily for at least two weeks, with officials blaming the rapid spre...
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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...
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Mask Mandate Reinstated At California Capitol After Positive COVID Tests

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — A mask mandate has returned to the California State Capitol after at least nine workers tested positive for COVID last week, including four who are fully vaccinated. When the Capitol reopened last month, masks were still required in public places like hallways, committee rooms and legislative chambers. But fully vaccinated lawmakers and staff were allowed to remove their masks while working in their offices. That changed this week following the outbreak. The new d...
Tags: California, Senate, Sacramento, Gavin Newsom, Capitol, Los Angeles County, Assembly, Department of Public Health, Sacramento Calif, Newsom, California State Capitol, Legislative Office Building, Coronavirus, Erika Contreras, Debra Galvert


LA County hasn’t had this many daily coronavirus cases since mid-April

Los Angeles County reported its highest daily number of new COVID-19 infections since mid-April on Thursday, July 1, continuing an upward trend that began following the statewide lifting of health restrictions and could be driven in part by spread of a highly contagious coronavirus variant. According to numbers released by the county Department of Public Health, 506 new COVID-19 cases were reported on Friday, more than double the average daily number the county was reporting in mid-June, when th...
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Coronavirus cases continue to tick upward in LA County

Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 numbers continued moving in the wrong direction on Wednesday, June 30, with the daily number of new cases and the rate of people testing positive for the virus doubling from their levels of two weeks ago. The county Department of Public Health insisted that the rates are still well below the levels seen during the winter surge of COVID-19, but the increase in community transmission of the virus is “concerning.” The county reported 422 new cases on Wednesday, the hig...
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Ferrer: LA County mask advice is ‘sensible’ step to fight coronavirus variant

Stressing the move is only a recommendation, Los Angeles County’s public health director said on Tuesday, June 29, that a call for residents to wear masks in indoor public settings is partially aimed at preventing an already contagious COVID-19 variant from becoming even more dangerously infectious. The county Department of Public Health on Monday “strongly” recommended that all residents — regardless of vaccination status — resume wearing masks in indoor public places, citing the rapid spread o...
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Delta worries spur LA County health officials to urge masking up anew in indoor public settings

Breaking from current guidance allowing residents who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to shed their face masks in most situations, Los Angeles County health officials on Monday, June 28, “strongly” recommended that everyone wear masks in indoor public places due to rapid spread of a highly contagious virus mutation. The county Department of Public Health urged everyone — regardless of vaccination status — to wear masks in settings such as grocery or retail stores, theaters, family entertai...
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Newsom wildfire prevention claims undercut his credibility again

Gavin Newsom’s penchant for extravagant — and ultimately false — promises, predictions and claims of achievement makes him his own worst enemy. His tendency was exhibited even before he became governor, most notably in his ludicrous 2018 campaign pledge that he would solve California’s chronic housing shortage by constructing 3.5 million new units by 2025. A few months later, just after being inaugurated, he made another over-the-top promise that also haunts him, again illustrating how he self-i...
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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...
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Local McDonald’s Locations Partnering With CDPH To Get People Vaccinated

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Just 50% of LAPD employees are vaccinated. Do police need a vaccine mandate?

Only around half of Los Angeles Police Department employees have received at least one vaccine dose protecting them against COVID-19, the chief of police said Tuesday. That rate lags far behind the general public — as of last week, 67% of L.A. County residents have had at least one dose, according to the most recent numbers from the Department of Public Health. At least 58% were fully vaccinated. And LAPD fell behind despite employees having priority access to vaccine appointments for months — w...
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Gov. Newsom’s coronavirus reopening tour rolls into Six Flags Magic Mountain

VALENCIA — Gov. Gavin Newsom renewed this week’s celebration inspired by the lifting of widespread pandemic measures by rolling into Six Flags Magic Mountain on Wednesday, June 16, aiming to encourage Californians to enjoy the state’s attractions to help rekindle the economy — and to roll up their sleeves if they have yet to be vaccinated. I’m at an event this morning where @GavinNewsom will be speaking. Park President Don McCoy is ramping up toward the governor’s remarks. pic.twitter.com/lZu8h...
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