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L.A. Council to Consider Vaccine Mandate for Theaters and Restaurants

The Los Angeles City Council will consider imposing a vaccine requirement for entry into restaurants, gyms and movie theaters, a day after the City of New York imposed a similar requirement. L.A. City Council President Nury Martinez — who is line to become acting mayor once Mayor Eric Garcetti is confirmed as ambassador to India […]
Tags: New York, News, Amc, Council, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Nury Martinez, Coronavirus


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


Los Angeles’ convoluted anti-camping ordinance

If you wanted to draft a city ordinance that would lead to the break up of a city, you probably couldn’t do much better than the anti-camping ordinance just signed into law by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. The newly amended ordinance is Los Angeles Municipal Code section 41.18, titled, “Sitting, Lying, or Sleeping or Storing, Using, Maintaining, or Placing Personal Property in the Public Right-of-Way.” The title is missing any reference to what the ordinance does about any of these things, an...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, City Council, Ada, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, LA County, Newsom, Susan Shelley, Opinion columns, Public Right of Way


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


LAPD to set up COVID-19 vaccination clinics at police stations as cases surge

About a week after Mayor Eric Garcetti and the city council announced they would seek to require city employees get vaccinated against COVID-19 or submit to regular testing, the Los Angeles Police Department is grappling with how to ensure its officers have access to the shots. The plan will involve mobile clinics set up at every community police station, LAPD Chief Michel Moore said at Tuesday’s Police Commission meeting. Staffing the clinics will be vehicles and paramedics of LAPD’s SWAT teams...
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Biden’s political appointments for ambassador posts rile career diplomats

Progressives had hoped for fewer Biden allies, more foreign service professionalsJoe Biden is sticking to tradition as he slowly fills the vacancies in the ranks of ambassadors across the world, focussing on mixing longtime career diplomatic officials with figures with strong ties to himself and the Democratic party.Among Biden’s expected picks is Caroline Kennedy, former US ambassador to Japan, daughter of the former president, and longtime Biden friend, ally and donor, to be ambassador to Aust...
Tags: Japan, Australia, India, US, Los Angeles, US foreign policy, US news, Chicago, US politics, Biden, Eric Garcetti, Rahm Emanuel, Caroline Kennedy, Biden Administration


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...
Tags: News, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Delta, Homeless, Lausd, Eric Garcetti, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Department of Public Health, Ferrer, LA County, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF


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


Bonin’s initiative to clear encampment from Venice Boardwalk brings 191 people indoors

LOS ANGELES — On the last official day of the Encampment to Home initiative to offer a pathway to permanent housing to people living along the Venice Boardwalk, Councilman Mike Bonin and Mayor Eric Garcetti said today that 191 people have been brought indoors. “A metric that people are judging this by is how the boardwalk looks, and that’s a reasonable one, but the metric that really matters is how many people have been brought indoors and how many lives are being transformed for the better,” Bo...
Tags: News, Community, Coronavirus, Homeless, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories WDN


LA Mayor Eric Garcetti’s home vandalized during protest of anti-camping law

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Windsor Square home was vandalized overnight as protesters demonstrated hours after he signed an anti-camping law that bans people from living on the street in some public areas, authorities said. Related story: Opponents of anti-camping law camp in front of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s house More than two dozen activists gathered at the Getty House, in the 600 block of Irving Boulevard, from about 7:30 p.m., July 29, to midnight, Lt. Rex Ingram of the Los Angeles Poli...
Tags: Crime, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, City Council, Damage, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Police Department, Garcetti, Ingram, Jeff Lee, CBS Los Angeles, Getty House, Windsor Square


Opponents of anti-camping law camp in front of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s house

Several hours after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an anti-camping law that bans people from living on the street in some public areas, about two dozen activists gathered in front of the mayor’s mansion Thursday evening to voice their disapproval of the ordinance, and for some, to camp there overnight. “We’re not leaving!” yelled Andy Navarro into a megaphone toward the Getty House. “We’re gonna stay here until he repeals it or until we get kicked out.” Protesters called on Garcetti to r...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Homelessness, Soccer, City Council, Local News, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Kelly, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti, Navarro


Los Angeles City Council voted in favor of anti-homelessness ordinance that would impact roughly 40,000 unhoused Angelenos

Echo Park Lake Thursday, March 25, 2021 in los Angeles, CA. Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images The LA City Council passed an ordinance that would prohibit homeless encampments in some areas of the city. The measure restricts "sitting, lying, or sleeping or storing, using, maintaining, or placing personal property in the public right-of-way." The measure passed Wednesday in a 13-2 vote, but LA Mayor Garcetti still has the power to veto it. See more stories on Insider's bu...
Tags: Politics, News, La, Los Angeles, Trends, Homelessness, Associated Press, City Council, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Garcetti, Raman, Bonin, LA City Council, Echo Park Lake, Mark Ridley Thomas


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


Despite skepticism and opposition, LA County creates homelessness commission

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Wednesday in favor of establishing a Blue Ribbon Commission on Homelessness. The recommendation for a commission came from Supervisor Kathryn Barger, who warned that unless cities have more input into how Measure H dollars are spent, the county won’t have the support it needs to ensure future funding. “Homelessness is a major crisis affecting our communities at every level, and it’s time for sweeping changes to the system,” Barg...
Tags: Politics, News, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Homelessness, Soccer, Homeless, Venice, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Mitchell, Barger, LA County, Hahn, Bonin


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


Mayor Garcetti announces that Los Angeles will require city employees to show proof of vaccination or test weekly

Mayor Eric Garcetti addresses a news conference held at the launch of mass COVID-19 vaccination site at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, California, U.S., January 15, 2021. Irfan Khan/Pool via REUTERS Los Angeles is following New York in requiring proof of vaccination for city employees. Mayor Garcetti said that in the last month in Los Angeles COVID-19 cases have soared 20-fold. Workers who do not show proof of vaccination will be required to test negative for COVID-19 weekly. See more stor...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, Los Angeles, Trends, Fda, City Council, Eric Garcetti, Martinez, Los Angeles California, Garcetti, Dodger Stadium, City of Los Angeles, Nury Martinez, Azmi Haroun, Speed desk


Los Angeles to Require Vaccines or Regular COVID-19 Tests for City Employees

Los Angeles officials announced Tuesday that city employees must either get vaccinated or submit to regular COVID-19 testing, joining the state of California, New York City and other localities in an effort to goad public workers to take the vaccine as cases surge. Mayor Eric Garcetti and Council President Nury Martinez announced the policy in […]
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, Nury Martinez, California New York City, COVID-19


LA city employees will be required to get COVID-19 shots (or get regular tests)

With the coronavirus surging again, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Council President Nury Martinez announced Tuesday, July 27, that all city employees will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations or weekly negative COVID-19 tests. The announcement came one day after City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas said he plans to introduce a motion Wednesday to require vaccinations for city employees. “The fourth wave is here, and the choice for Angelenos couldn’t be clearer — get vaccinated ...
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COVID-19 cases among LAPD employees surge as majority not fully vaccinated

The number of LAPD officers and civilian employees testing positive for coronavirus jumped last week to 33, a significant upswing in cases as the department continues to struggle getting its workforce vaccinated. In the week before last, LAPD saw just one new coronavirus case among employees. In the three weeks before last week, the number of new cases total was 19, Chief Michel Moore said in his report to the Police Commission on Tuesday. The surge comes as the more infectious Delta variant of ...
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Deadline looms for $540 million in funding for light-rail to Montclair

Legislators and city council members from western San Bernardino County and the San Gabriel Valley who’ve been pushing to receive gap funding to complete extension of the LA Metro light-rail to Montclair are stuck in a waiting game. Leaders say the $540 million award from the state to fund the last leg of the project from Pomona to Claremont and Montclair is a perfect fit. First, because the project is “shovel ready” and second, it matches Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desire to spend part of a whopping $...
Tags: Transportation, News, Government, Senate, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Senate Appropriations Committee, Pasadena, Eric Garcetti, Starr, Northwest, Gavin Newsom, Pomona, San Bernardino


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...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Mexico, Government, India, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, United States, United Kingdom, Delta, Community, American Express, Aeg


Free money for all? Garcetti hopes guaranteed income test brings big change

By Sara Burnett | The Associate Press By triggering $1,400 stimulus checks for millions of people and expanding the child tax credit for many families, the pandemic offered a clear takeaway for some officials: That putting tax dollars in people’s pockets is achievable and can be a lifeline to those struggling to get by. Now a growing number of mayors and other leaders say they want to determine for sure whether programs like these are the best way to reduce poverty, lessen inequality and get peo...
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$2,000 checks given to 26 households impacted by LAPD’s fireworks detonation

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilman Curren Price on Thursday, July 22, announced that the nonprofit Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles is giving $2,000 in cash assistance to 26 households in South Los Angeles impacted by a destructive fireworks explosion set off by a police bomb squad. “The Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles was designed to rapidly respond to crisis, and we activated immediately after the explosion, in partnership with the Mayor’s Office and Councilmember Curren Price. Our work i...
Tags: News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Fireworks, Lapd, BLM, Eric Garcetti, Southern California, Moore, Curren, South Los Angeles, YMCA, ATF


Gov. Newsom signs bill to help fight retail theft during Long Beach visit

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill that aims to curb organized retail theft across the state on Wednesday, July 21, during a visit to Long Beach where he also met with local mayors and police chiefs. The signing of Assembly Bill 331, which expands the California Highway Patrol’s property-crimes task force, is among several recent efforts to address an uptick in crime across California, Newsom said during a press conference on Long Beach’s Retro Row, a small business district on Fourth Street. The b...
Tags: News, California, Senate, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, California Highway Patrol, CHP, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Garcia, Assembly, Riverside, AB


South LA firm breaks ground on affordable housing complex for seniors in San Pedro

A Los Angeles development firm, city and county officials celebrated the groundbreaking of a new mixed-income housing project in San Pedro on Monday morning, July 19, continuing the goal that all three groups share of providing affordable housing across the region. The project from SoLa Impact will see a four-story apartment center rise up on the corner of Fourth and Gaffey streets. It will be able to house up to 28 people. Los Angeles Councilman Joe Buscaino, and representatives from the Los An...
Tags: California, Housing, La, Sports, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Construction, Local News, Eric Garcetti, San Pedro, Affordable Housing, Marina del Rey, South Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley


Homeless at Studio City Sportsmen’s Lodge ask to stay rather than move to congregate shelters

Unhoused residents sheltering at the Sportsmen’s Lodge hotel, where a Project Roomkey program is set to close at this month, are demanding that they be allowed to stay at the site until they can be offered motel rooms or permanent housing. Remaining Project Roomkey participants at the Sportsmen’s Lodge say they are concerned they could be forced to go back to living on the street, if they are only offered beds at congregate shelters. It’s unknown how many people remain at the hotel or how many s...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Eric Garcetti, LA County, Los Angeles Daily News, EHV, Sportsmen, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, Venice Boardwalk


Broken finger points to broken promises

I’m playing hurt. I broke the middle finger of my right hand, fortunately not my left or I wouldn’t be able to drive. Thui98s ui98s what 8it ol00iks ou8i9jikoe iuf try tiok tyupe wui9otgyh my fuib hnger nm a spol;li8bhnt. (Translation: This is what it looks like when I type with my finger in a splint.) Fortunately, The Wife is an excellent typist, with a better command of spelling and grammar, so you’re in good hands while I’m reduced to one hand. I suppose I owe you the story. Normally, I play ...
Tags: Opinion, India, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Eric Garcetti, Doug Mcintyre, Garcetti, Fauci, Opinion columns, Don Matthews, Russ Ribnick, Ernie Lueras


LA Port director gets a salary hike following high-tension pandemic year

Los Angeles harbor commissioners this week approved what they called a long-overdue raise for Port of LA Executive Director Gene Seroka, citing his accomplishments navigating the the trade hub through the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic last year. Seroka, who was hired in 2014, will receive a $48,000 a year raise, increasing his annual salary from $354,000 to $400,000. The total raise includes a retroactive cost-of-living hike of 2.75% and a merit pay increase. Seroka will also receive a ...
Tags: Business, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Garcia, Jamie Lee, Gene Seroka, Antonio Villaraigosa, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


Universal Studios Hollywood requiring all guests, employees to wear masks in indoor spaces

Universal Studios Hollywood will require that all guests and park employees wear face masks in indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status, starting Sunday, July 18. Los Angeles County public health officials announced earlier this week that it would reinstate the use of face-coverings in all indoor settings beginning at 11:59 p.m. Saturday, July 17 in response to the significant growth in coronavirus cases in recent weeks. Sign up for our Park Life newsletter and find out what’s new and in...
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Revamped child tax credit is coming your way, Southern California. Here’s why – and how it will work

Gaby Hernandez-Gonzalez, mother of three, is fed up with $2,000-plus rents and gas prices climbing to nearly $5 per gallon in Southern California. She had to get a second job, costing her precious time with her children. Amid the crushing economic and human toll of the pandemic, the cost of living in her Los Angeles County hometown of El Sereno — or pretty much anywhere from the Inland Empire to Orange County  — just keeps going up, and the quality of life is going in the opposite direction. “Pe...
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