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LAPD employees with 2 COVID-19 shots up to 56% as deadline approaches

The COVID-19 vaccination rate among Los Angeles Police Department employees jumped almost 10% in two weeks once the department actually began checking for vaccination cards, officials said. The current rate of employees with two COVID-19 vaccine shots is now 56%, said Chief Michel Moore in Tuesday’s Police Commission meeting. “We validated their answers with an actual vaccine card,” Moore told commissioners. “This is not just asking them to respond to a survey.” For months, the rate among LAPD e...
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LAUSD teachera union members expected to table vote on Israeli-Palestinian resolution indefinitely

A vote on a controversial resolution expressing support for Palestine and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel will likely be shelved during a meeting this week of members of the union representing Los Angeles Unified teachers. A substitute motion is expected to be introduced during Thursday’s meeting that calls for the original motion to be postponed indefinitely and for voluntary forums about the conflict in the Middle East to be held instead. According to language in ...
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LAUSD teachers union members expected to table vote on Israeli-Palestinian resolution indefinitely

A vote on a controversial resolution expressing support for Palestine and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel will likely be shelved during a meeting this week of members of the union representing Los Angeles Unified teachers. A substitute motion is expected to be introduced during Thursday’s meeting that calls for the original motion to be postponed indefinitely and for voluntary forums about the conflict in the Middle East to be held instead. According to language in ...
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With board vote rekindling issue, LAUSD community continues to debate role of school police

Three days into the new school year, on Aug. 18, a Los Angeles Unified teacher reportedly was struck in the face while attempting to break up a fight between two students at Cleveland High School. Two weeks later, the Los Angeles School Police Department reported that staff at Taft High School had recovered 22 Xanax pills and a four-inch blade from a student following a fight. And earlier this month, a 17-year-old student was shot in the leg during a fight outside the Santee Education Complex. S...
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LA County offers modified COVID-19 quarantine option for students

School districts in Los Angeles County can now offer a modified quarantine option to certain unvaccinated students who were exposed to a positive COVID-19 case, thus allowing them to continue attending classes in person under certain circumstances, the county’s chief public health officer announced on Thursday, Sept. 16. The modified quarantine policy would only apply when the student who was exposed and the infected student were both wearing masks at the time of the exposure and the close conta...
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LAUSD board votes down proposal to allow school officers back on campuses

A resolution that would have allowed school police officers to be placed back on campuses was rejected by the Los Angeles Unified school board on Tuesday, Sept. 14, seven months after the majority of board members voted to permanently move them off campuses in the first place. The resolution, sponsored by board members George McKenna and Scott Schmerelson, had been framed as a local control issue for school sites by giving principals and individual school communities the autonomy to decide if th...
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LAUSD rejects proposal to allow police officers back on school campuses

A resolution that would have allowed school police officers to be placed back on campuses was rejected by the Los Angeles Unified school board on Tuesday, Sept. 14, seven months after the majority of board members voted to permanently move them off campuses in the first place. The resolution, sponsored by board members George McKenna and Scott Schmerelson, had been framed as a local control issue for school sites by giving principals and individual school communities the autonomy to decide if th...
Tags: Education, Police, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Black Lives Matter, McKenna, Scott Schmerelson, Schmerelson, Los Angeles Unified school, Santee Education Complex, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, George McKenna, Jackie Goldberg


Oak Glen farm that flaunts coronavirus rules received $1.2 million from feds

“The harvest is better without commie distancing” reads a full-page newspaper ad for an Oak Glen apple farm which has received $1.2 million in federal loans meant to help businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic. The advertisement, which ran in the Aug. 27 edition of a local weekly paper, was placed by Riley’s Farm in Oak Glen, known for defying state and local COVID-19 rules. Owners held gatherings during state stay-at-home orders, have not required guests to wear masks and, as its newspaper...
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Covid: France bans unvaccinated U.S. travelers

By Barry Neild and Sakya Vandoorne | CNN France has become the latest European country — and the most significant tourism destination — to remove the United States from its safe travel list, following EU recommendations in the wake of a US Covid spike. A French government decree issued on Thursday bumped the United States and Israel from the country’s “green” list, down to “orange,” effectively prohibiting nonessential travel to France for unvaccinated visitors. Under France’s rules, unvaccinat...
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Out of time: California legislators won’t extend eviction ban

The legislative session ends Friday, so that’s the last day that lawmakers could push off that deadline. But the political appetite just isn’t there to act, according to David Chiu, a San Francisco Democrat who spearheaded the previous efforts to stall the displacement of tenants amid the pandemic. “I believed our eviction protections for tenants should be extended beyond September 30. The delta variant and the end of many unemployment benefits make that even more urgent,” Chiu told CalMatters. ...
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Los Angeles school district approves vaccine mandate for students age 12 and older, marking a first among major US school districts

Los Angeles is the first major school district to approve a vaccine mandate for students 12 and up. David McNew/Getty Images Los Angeles is the first major school district to approve a vaccine mandate for students 12 and up. The Los Angeles Unified School District unanimously voted in approval of the proposal. The school board previously mandated vaccines for all teachers and staff prior to the first day of school in August. See more stories on Insider's business page. The school board...
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LA County health official lauds LAUSD’s vaccine requirement; encourages other students to get the jab

The Los Angeles Unified School District has the support of the county’s highest public official for its recent decision to require the COVID-19 vaccine for all eligible students — and she encouraged other students to get inoculated too. Barbara Ferrer, the director of the LA County Public Health Department, lauded the move by LAUSD’s Board of Education during a Thursday afternoon, Sept. 9, press conference, at which she also said she remained optimistic that students can attend school safely, es...
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Coronavirus hospitalizations decline for 10th straight day in LA County

COVID-related hospitalizations in Los Angeles County fell for a 10th straight day on Thursday, Sept. 9. According to state figures, there were 1,368 coronavirus-positive patients in county hospitals, down from 1,385 on Wednesday. The number of people in intensive care was 404, down from 417 a day earlier. The county reported another 49 COVID deaths on Thursday, lifting the overall death toll from the pandemic to 25,563. The county also reported another 2,218 COVID infections, raising the overall...
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Texas district mandates masks after 2 teachers die in a week

By David Williams | CNN A Texas school district that closed for a week after two junior high school teachers died from Covid-19 within a few days, is now requiring masks inside all of its facilities as the community is seeing surge of new cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Connally ISD, in McLennan County, shut down all of its campuses on August 31 due to an increase of Covid-19 cases and rising absences by students and staff. It announced last week that students, staff and visitors would have ...
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L.A. School Board Mandates Vaccines for Students 12 and Older

The Los Angeles Board of Education voted in favor of a vaccine mandate for individuals aged 12 and older, making Los Angeles Unified School District the nation’s second-largest school district to require vaccinating students against COVID-19. With the unanimous vote, LAUSD students aged 12 and older are now required to receive their first vaccine dose […]
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LAUSD requires students 12 and older to get vaccines

The Los Angeles Unified School District has become the largest K-12 system in the nation to require students 12 and older, with limited exceptions, to get their COVID-19 shots in order to attend school in person. The LAUSD school board voted 6-0, with one member recusing himself, on Thursday, Sept. 9, to impose a vaccine mandate on students, a move that could spur other school systems to follow suit. Board member Scott Schmerelson recused himself because he owns stocks with Pfizer. “The science ...
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COVID: Cuba begins vaccinated children as young as 2

By Patrick Oppmann | CNN The Cuban government has begun to vaccinate children as young as two years old for COVID-19, the island’s state media reported, in a bid to get kids back into classrooms. While other countries have said they will eventually vaccinate children, Cuba is believed to be the first to give Covid-19 vaccines to toddlers. In September, it declared that its homegrown vaccines were safe to give to young children. Throughout the pandemic, most in-person classes have been suspended ...
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California’s recall election is about keeping schools open

Public schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District have finally welcomed students back to campus — most students returning for the first time since March 2020 — and while I’ve long awaited this return, many parents remain anxious for September 14. That’s when California voters will be asked if they want to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom. That ballot question could easily be rewritten to ask voters if they want to keep California schools open, or allow them to close back down indefinitely. For m...
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Los Angeles School District Mandates COVID-19 Vaccines For Students 12 And Older

LAUSD is the first major school district to do so, setting a precedent that could have nationwide ramifications.
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Count it: 9 days in a row COVID-19 hospitalizations drop in Los Angeles County

Hospitalizations due to COVID-19 dropped for a ninth straight day Wednesday, Sept. 8 in Los Angeles County, while the number of virus outbreaks in non-school settings also dipped from last week, but another 49 COVID deaths were reported Wednesday. The new fatalities lifted the county’s overall death toll from the pandemic to 25,514. The county reported another 2,006 coronavirus infections, raising the overall pandemic total to 1,423,620. According to state figures, there were 1,385 coronavirus-p...
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LAUSD board to vote on student coronavirus vaccine mandate

The Los Angeles Unified school board is expected to vote on a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for students on Thursday, Sept. 9, a policy which, at least in concept, is not expected to face opposition from the teachers union. Thursday’s special board meeting has just one item on the agenda: a resolution “requiring COVID-19 vaccinations for all students who access in-person instructional programs operated on District facilities, who are 12 years of age and older.” The majority of school board members ha...
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Betty Karnette, former state senator and assemblywoman who represented Long Beach, San Pedro, dies at 90

A former state senator and assemblywoman — who represented Long Beach, the cities on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and San Pedro through much of the 1990s and early 2000s — has died. She was 89. Betty Karnette, a Kentucky native who moved to Long Beach with her husband in the 1950s and lived there for nearly 70 years, died several days shy of her 90th birthday. Karnette, who had bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Cal State Long Beach, was a longtime LAUSD teacher before retiring and getting into ...
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$90.5 million cutting-edge complex to replace bungalows at LA Valley College

Barry Gribbons, President of LA Valley College, describes to the new academic building to be built on the campus Thursday, September 2, 2021. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Bungalows on the campus of LA Valley College are being removed to make way for a $90.5-million-dollar construction project. (Rendering courtesy LACCD) The site of the new academic building and parking which will be added to the LA Valley CollegeThursday, September 2, 2021. (Photo by David Crane, L...
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Coronavirus hospitalizations dropping steadily in LA County

The number of people hospitalized with coronavirus-related conditions in Los Angeles County dropped by more than 50 from the previous day, and by more than 150 in the past week, officials announced Saturday, Sept. 4. The state’s COVID-19 dashboard posted 1,537 people in private or public hospitals on Saturday, 56 fewer than the previous day. Friday’s figure marked the first time daily hospitalizations dropped under 1,600 since Aug. 11, a significant sign that the outbreak’s recent surge may be f...
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LAUSD teachers’ union wants more options for live online instruction to quarantined students

The union representing Los Angeles Unified teachers continues to insist that its members have the choice of allowing students who are home isolating or quarantining because of the coronavirus pandemic to watch a livestream of their classroom instruction or providing separate live virtual instruction through Zoom. According to the latest counterproposal that United Teachers Los Angeles submitted to the district as part of ongoing negotiations, dated Thursday, Sept. 2, the union is also now demand...
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Authorities unsure if person who shot teen outside Santee Education Complex was a student

One day after a 17-year-old student was shot in the leg outside the Santee Education Complex in South Los Angeles, there is conflicting information about whether the shooter was another student. Officer Gil Gamez, president of the Los Angeles School Police Association, said there is now reason to believe the shooter may have been a man who had gotten out of a car near where two students were fighting on a street. Earlier in the investigation, and based on initial interviews with student witnesse...
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LA County confirms cases of potentially infectious Mu variant of COVID-19

LOS ANGELES — While the highly infectious Delta variant of COVID-19 remains the dominant strain of the virus in Los Angeles County, health officials on Friday, Sept. 3, confirmed the presence of what’s known as the Mu variant, which is also described as highly contagious and potentially able to evade vaccines. According to the county Department of Public Health, 167 Mu variants have been detected in the county, all between June 19 and Aug. 21, with most of them found in July. The Mu variant — of...
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ELAC, LAUSD team up to create college opportunities in East LA

Dr. Alberto J. Román, president of East Los Angeles College speaks during a press conference to announce the development of the Great Outcomes (G.O.) College Bridge program and the expansion of the Early College Program, a dual-enrollment program where students from LAUSD’s Local District East can take college courses while in high school, in Monterey Park on Thursday, September 2, 2021. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Jose Huerta, Superintendent, LAUSD East, speaks during a ...
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LAUSD reports two more COVID-19 outbreaks at schools – in Tujunga and Harbor area

Two more schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District have experienced a COVID-19 outbreak, a spokeswoman for the nation’s second-largest school district confirmed on Friday, Sept. 3. Halldale Elementary, in the district’s Harbor Gateway area bordered by Torrance and the unincorporated West Carson area, reported 17 positive coronavirus cases, of which five were school-based transmissions, according to information on the district’s COVID-19 School Report Card dashboard, last updated at 10 p...
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Ferrer: As coronavirus-battered LA County enters Labor Day weekend, ‘we have to be super careful’

Los Angeles County heads into the Labor Day weekend a far cry from where it hoped it would be, back in June, when the battle with the coronavirus appeared to be on the wane and restrictions were eased. The 43 new deaths reported Thursday, Sept. 2, and the 2,741 more new cases in the county were sobering reminders that the swiftly spreading delta variant of the virus has blown up predictions of the much heralded herd immunity and the relief it was expected to deliver by now. Instead of public hea...
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