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LA County Tightens Policy on Face Masks in Courthouses
October 15, 2020
Face masks with valves were banned in all Los Angeles County courthouses under an order issued today by the system's presiding judge.  The order issued by Presiding Judge Kevin C. Brazile also requires face masks to be worn under face shields except as required by a physician.  ``We all have gotten used to evolving science and public health guidance during the pandemic,'' Brazile said in a statement issued by the court. ... read more »
Kaiser Invests Over $4Million to Combat Homelessness in SoCal
September 12, 2019
Kaiser Permanente officials are aiming to become a part of the homeless solution in Southern California with a $4.3 million grant to Los Angeles and San Diego for more affordable and secure homes. Those counties, officials said, have the highest rates of homeless with the least affordable housing. The grant will help to create and preserve 75 affordable and/or permanent supportive housing units in the two areas. ... read more »
New Bill Could Have Consequences for California Communities’ Health
July 11, 2019
California has long been our nation’s leader in environmental stewardship. But in its narrow focus to push for new environmental policies, the state legislature is now proposing regulations that would come at the expense of access to safe, clean drinking water — particularly for California’s most disadvantaged communities. ... read more »
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ALERT: Over 1,000 Quarantined in Measles Scare at LA Universities
April 26, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — More than 1,000 students and staff members at two Los Angeles universities were quarantined on campus or sent home this week in one of the most sweeping efforts yet by public health authorities to contain the spread of measles in the U.S., ... read more »
Let’s Clamp Down on Tobacco and Vaping Product Access for Young People
March 21, 2019
Nearly half a million people die every year from complications from smoking. About a tenth of them never put a cigarette to their lips – they die from exposure to second-hand smoke. Death from tobacco is, according to the Centers for Disease Control, the leading cause of preventable death. But too many people, enticed by advertising, think that smoking is so "cool" that they embrace it. And the tobacco industry spent more than $9 billion on smoking advertising, or about a million dollars an hour. ... read more »
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