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To ease coronavirus load on E.R.s, L.A. County Fire launches telemedicine program for ‘mildly ill’ people

Hoping to free up emergency departments as much as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Los Angeles County Fire Department announced the launch of a telemedicine program designed to assist mildly-ill patients, authorities said this week. The program allows firefighters and paramedics to assist the patients remotely by connecting them with an advanced provider – either a nurse or nurse practitioner – to evaluate patients by video conference, Battalion Chief Roland Sprewell said Friday, Apri...
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Though people, and tips, are scarce, street musician carries on amid coronavirus-emptied streets

At 7 p.m. on a normal night in Glendale, you can find Red Benson is his familiar seat in front of the In-N-Out on Brand Boulevard, crooning for a steady stream of passers-by. This Thursday evening, Benson was in place, but his familiar folk and country tunes fell upon the ears of only a few, his rendition of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Have You Ever Seen the Rain?” echoing off the storefronts along the typically bustling corridor. It wasn’t but every minute or two that someone — a jogger, a ...
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Shelter to protect homeless during coronavirus crisis will open today in Brentwood

A Bridge Home shelter will open today — Saturday, April 4 — at the Veterans Administration campus in Brentwood in an effort to protect homeless veterans during the coronavirus pandemic. “This is a small payment on the debt we owe our veterans, and I am grateful this facility is finally opening its doors and letting unhoused veterans in,” Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin said. “We can’t rest until every veteran has a place to call home and until every unsheltered person in Los Angeles is al...
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Volunteers needed to distribute meals for LAUSD students during coronavirus emergency

  Red Cross volunteer Sharon Kang and LAUSD employees Kimberly Alegria and Citlali Nava bring meals to the back of a vehicle at the LAUSD ’grab and go’ center at Van Nuys High School on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)   The American Red Cross, Los Angeles Region, is calling for volunteers to help with the distribution of free meals for Los Angeles Unified School District students. Students who would have received meals at their schools have b...
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YMCA will open up showers for unsheltered, LA mayor says, during coronavirus crisis

Los Angeles officials have struck a deal with the YMCA to open up shower facilities at nine of its locations to people who are homeless, many of whom had been depending on similar facilities at gyms that were closed under public health related orders during the coronavirus outbreak. Mayor Eric Garcetti shared the news during his Friday, April 3, daily briefing, saying the nine YMCA sites will be available to “folks who are living on the streets but need to have the same sanitation requirements t...
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LAUSD fundraiser receives more than $1.6 million to provide meals, supplies during coronavirus crisis

The Los Angeles Unified School District announced on Friday, April 3, that more than $1.6 million was donated to its LA Students Most In Need charity during a television fundraiser. The fundraiser was hosted by CBS Television Stations with iHeart Radio stations in Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Chargers football organization to help students and their families who are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic. “In challenging times like this, it is incredible to see partners come together, uni...
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Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia’s April 3 update on coronavirus outbreak

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia released this message on Friday evening, April 3, an update on the city’s status amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. Yesterday, the City of Long Beach opened our fourth city-operated shelter for people experiencing homelessness. This new temporary shelter is at Martin Luther King Jr. Park (King Park). We now have temporary shelters in North Long Beach, the Westside, and near downtown. And we plan to add more capacity in other parts of the city as soon as possible....
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GIF shows how cases of coronavirus in California grew from ten to 8,155 in March

The number of people in California who tested positive for COVID-19 at the beginning of March was ten. By the end of the month, that number had ballooned to 8,155, according to the California Department of Public Health. The number of cases of COVID-19 being confirmed in California each day grew steadily through the month of March (Animation by Kevin Sablan, SCNG) The department started reporting daily updates early in the month, with the biggest jump on the last day of March, when 1,223 cas...
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13 more people died from coronavirus in LA County; total now 78

Another 13 people have died in Los Angeles County, health officials said Thursday, April 2, marking the fourth consecutive day the number of new confirmed deaths has been higher than the day before. In all, 78 people in L.A. County have died from COVID-19. The county has seen 4,045 individuals test positive — including 534 new cases  — out of more than 23,300 people who have been tested so far. The county’s Thursday update included 139 cases in Long Beach and 37 in Pasadena. Both cities operate ...
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UTLA’s latest shameful attack on charter schools

With myriad troubles facing students in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the president of the United Teachers Los Angeles’ myopic focus on power is so troubling. In a letter to Superintendent Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo-Pearl once again attacked charter schools, this time under the fear-mongering guise of COVID-19 concerns, demanding a substantial delay on any new charter schools or co-location charters. While Caputo-Pearl argued that his demands were based in health concerns and a lack ...
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Coronavirus: Family emergency planning should take pets into account

Callie Acosta of Riverside gives love to her newly adopted Gizz-Moe, a 10-year-old, blind, shih tzu mix, at Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG) Chairs are set up outside in case of a crowd at Mary S. Roberts Pet Adoption Center’s intake area in Riverside on Wednesday, April 1, 2020. “Visitors are following the six foot rule. Families are obviously staying together, but the others are doing good with following. ...
Tags: News, Dogs, California, La, Police, Animals, Pets, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Lausd, Southern California, San Bernardino, Penelope, Riverside, Orange County Register


Teachers union pushes back on LAUSD distance-learning methods amid coronavirus outbreak

United Teachers Los Angeles officials demanded more leeway from the Los Angeles Unified School District Thursday to conduct remote learning during potentially prolonged campus closures due to the coronavirus epidemic. In a morning Facebook live address Thursday, UTLA President Alex Caputo-Pearl said that teaching via live video-conferencing should be non-mandatory and that administrators should not join Zoom or other live classes, among other demands outlined in a letter to the district. “Our me...
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Amazon employee at Atwater Village warehouse tests positive for coronavirus

An Amazon employee at a warehouse in Atwater Village has tested positive for the coronavirus, an Amazon spokesperson confirmed to City News Service on Wednesday. The employee, who will be paid while they self-quarantine at home, works at an Amazon warehouse at 3334 N. San Fernando Road, Building E, and Amazon has asked the individual not to return to the site for 14 days. Amazon is working to notify all associates who were in close contact with the employee at work. Those employees are also bein...
Tags: Amazon, News, La, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Riverside County, Public Safety, Moreno Valley, Los Angeles Daily News, City News Service, Atwater Village, Eastvale, Beutner, Southern California News Group


Comic book shops face uncertainty during coronavirus shutdowns, but owners improvise new ways to reach audiences

Comic book stores, like so many other businesses impacted by government orders to close to stem the spread of the coronavirus, are being forced to get creative. Throughout Los Angeles County, owners have said over the past few weeks that they fear how long they can operate online with a limited supply. In this Jan. 18 file photo, comic book fans, writers and cosplayers flooded the corner of 3rd Street and Elm Avenue for the grand opening ceremony of Atomic Basement Comics, the newest additio...
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LA mayor urges Angelenos to wear homemade masks while coronavirus outbreak continues

The streets of Los Angeles could start to resemble those in some Asian communities soon, if Angelenos take Mayor Eric Garcetti’s recommendation Wednesday to wear non-medical or homemade masks during needed trips outdoors to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus. Wrapping a black mask around his ears and face during his daily briefing, Garcetti modeled the new, COVID-19-inspired style, and safety precaution, before an online audience watching the briefing on live streams over Facebook and ...
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Should you cover your face to thwart coronavirus? The answer varies as local health officials mull over options

Bandanas. Scarves. Homemade fabric masks. Those are some of the items people out in public are wearing to cover their faces in efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus. But should they be doing it? That question reportedly is under review by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials. The CDC’s current guidance states that only people who are sick need to wear masks when they are around other people or before entering a health provider’s office, according to the agency’s website. But ...
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April 1 message from LAUSD Superintendent Beutner regarding closed schools amid coronavirus outbreak

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner released this message on Wednesday evening, April 1, an update on the district’s status amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. The absence from school creates hardship for students – loss of stability and friendships, loss of learning and loss of a big part of their social safety net. Their world has been turned upside down and we need to make sure students have the support they need. On Thursday, April 2, CBS-2/KCAL-9, iHeartRadio ...
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L.A. County superintendent recommends campus closures through end of school year

Los Angeles County Superintendent of Schools Debra Duardo recommended Wednesday, April 1 that school campuses remain closed through the end of the academic year. Duardo’s recommendation followed a similar recommendations in recent days by Governor Gavin Newsom and State Superintendent Tony Thurmond to plan for remote learning through the 2019-20 school year as the coronavirus epidemic unfolds across California. Extending a school closure is a local decision that will be made by each individual s...
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Communities join fight, making masks to stop coronavirus spread

Two weeks ago, Johana Hernández was running a high-end boutique store in Beverly Hills, Gayle Fleury was tailoring old wedding dresses from a San Pedro studio and eighth-grader Nicholas Zuiderveld was busy finishing up a science project at his Orange County home. Today, they are all connected by a single thread: Creating thousands of face masks for hospital workers, first responders and nursing home employees and residents across Southern California to help fight the coronavirus outbreak. “I wou...
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Coronavirus: Florida in cruise-ship standoff, New York collects its dead

By MICHAEL R. SISAK, NICOLE WINFIELD and MARK SHERMAN NEW YORK — Florida officials were locked in a standoff with two cruise ships steaming toward the coast Tuesday as more coronavirus hot spots flared around the country and embattled New York City used forklifts to load bodies onto refrigerated trucks in plain view outside overwhelmed hospitals. Across the country, Americans braced for what President Donald Trump warned could be a “hell of a bad two weeks,” with the White House projecting 100,0...
Tags: Health, Florida, New York, London, News, Navy, Washington, France, La, White House, China, Germany, Russia, Berlin, New York City, Uncategorized


Global stock markets skid as coronavirus infections soar

By STAN CHOE NEW YORK  — U.S stocks joined a worldwide downdraft Wednesday as more signs piled up of the economic and physical pain being caused by the coronavirus outbreak. The S&P 500 dropped close to 3% in morning trading after President Donald Trump warned the country to brace for “the roughest two or three weeks we’ve ever had in our country.” The White House is projecting that 100,000 to 240,000 people in the U.S. could die from COVID-19. Long-term Treasury yields sank as investors moved i...
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Construction sites will be shut if they do not comply with coronavirus guidelines, LA mayor says

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday that new guidelines are now up for ensuring construction sites are taking the necessary precautions against COVID-19, and the city is proactively enforcing them. City inspectors are going out to construction sites each day “to verify compliance with these safety guidelines,” he said Tuesday, March 31. “Any (construction) sites that put lives at risk will be shut down,” he said. “It is as simple as that.” Those guidelines are available at the Building ...
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March 31 message from LAUSD Superintendent Beutner regarding closed schools amid coronavirus outbreak

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner released this message on Tuesday evening, March 31, an update on the district’s status amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. Our biggest effort at Los Angeles Unified is to transition almost 500,000 K-12 students to online learning and 75,000 employees to support them, all remotely. The challenge is made more difficult by the extraordinary circumstances facing students and families and our educators and their families. We estimate ...
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March 31message from LAUSD Superintendent Beutner regarding closed schools amid coronavirus outbreak

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner released this message on Tuesday evening, March 31, an update on the district’s status amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. Our biggest effort at Los Angeles Unified is to transition almost 500,000 K-12 students to online learning and 75,000 employees to support them, all remotely. The challenge is made more difficult by the extraordinary circumstances facing students and families and our educators and their families. We estimate ...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Cbs, Lausd, Los Angeles Chargers, Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles Unified, KCAL, Austin Beutner, Beutner, Top Stories LADN, Coronavirus, LA Students Most in Need


Despite coronavirus closures, L.A. county’s budding scientists participated virtually in science fair

Stanley Liu’s love for the field of microfluidics began with the toys of his childhood, equipment his mechanical engineer father would bring home from work. Science fairs became a way for the two to bond over the years, as Liu began to research scientific questions on his own. Like many budding scientists, the Arcadia High junior was concerned that the L.A. County Science and Engineering Fair might join a growing list of cancelled events last week as the novel coronavirus epidemic worsened. I...
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Coronavirus: LA Sheriff now says he won’t order or recommend closure of gun stores

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Monday that after receiving input from the federal government, he would not order or recommend the closure of gun stores or businesses that sell or repair firearms and ammunition. Monday’s statement from Villanueva came almost a week after he said the Sheriff’s Department had the authority to shut down gun stores. Villanueva noted in his statement that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on March 28 included gun sellers as “critical” infrastru...
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Amid coronavirus response, LA Sheriff says he should continue as county emergency coordinator

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva continued to push back Monday, March 30, against a county ordinance that would remove him as lead coordinator for emergency operations, putting the county’s CEO in his place. During an afternoon briefing from the county’s Emergency Operations Center, the sheriff said he had a message for the board. “This will impact public safety and public health,” Villanueva warned. “They’re going to reassign the job to a financial analyst, and not a first responder w...
Tags: News, Guns, Police, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, Barger, Garcetti, City News Service, Woolsey, Office of Emergency Management


Map shows coronavirus cases in San Bernardino County cities

San Bernardino County’s health department is releasing information on how many people in cities and towns have tested positive for the coronavirus. If a city or unincorporated community isn’t on the map, officials say it hasn’t had any confirmed cases yet. As of Sunday, March 29, the county had 111 confirmed cases and three deaths. Officials had not provided another update as of 7:30 p.m. Monday. Here are the places where those patients live: Barstow: 3 Big Bear Lake: 1 Bloomington: 2 Chino...
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LAUSD struggles to reach significant number of students online, many of them homeless

Out of some 120,000 students at Los Angeles public high schools, about one-third have not logged into online instruction every day and 15,000 have been entirely absent from all online learning, according to the L.A. Unified School District officials On Monday, LAUSD Supt. Austin Beutner shared the figures in a distance learning update two weeks after he decided to close school campuses amid the worsening coronavirus epidemic. The numbers, he said, reflects the district’s most vulnerable students...
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March 30 message from LAUSD Superintendent Beutner regarding closed schools amid coronavirus outbreak

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent Austin Beutner released this message on Monday evening, March 30, an update on the district’s status amid the novel coronavirus outbreak. At Los Angeles Unified School District, amid the coronavirus-forced closure of our campuses, our focus remains on helping students continue to learn, connecting with students and families most in need and making sure employees are safe and have what they need to educate students under these circumstances. Here...
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