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Community College District Announces Info on Classes Amid Coronavirus Crisis 
March 26, 2020
The head of the Los Angeles Community College District announced today that any of its classes that cannot be converted into an online learning platform when remote instruction begins next Monday will be temporarily postponed until at least May 4 amid the coronavirus crisis.  ... read more »
Garcetti Plans to Bring 6,000 Beds in Weeks for Homeless Amid Coronavirus
March 19, 2020
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said today the city is making an emergency effort to provide immediate temporary housing for thousands of homeless people in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. ... read more »
Garcetti Says No Plan to Lockdown City, Announces Small Business Loan Program
March 19, 2020
Los  Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday ``there is no plan to lock down this city,'' because of the coronavirus outbreak.  ... read more »
LAUSD To Open Student Food Centers as Coronavirus Closures Continue
March 19, 2020
The Los Angeles Unified School District will open 60 ``Grab & Go'' food centers tomorrow to provide students with meals during the district's coronavirus-prompted closure, while the governor warned that schools across the state may remain shuttered for the rest of the school year.  ... read more »
Lack of Approvals Means LAUSD Family Resource Centers Will Be Food Centers
March 17, 2020
Beutner said the centers, which were expected to open Wednesday, will instead open on that day as ``Grab and Go Food Centers,'' 20 of which were already planned in addition to the 40 Family Resource Centers. The switch means a total of 60 Grab and Go centers will be available between 7 and 10 a.m. weekdays, beginning Wednesday, and each child will receive two meals. ... read more »
50 More Coronavirus Cases Reported in L.A. County
March 17, 2020
Saying dramatic rises in coronavirus cases should be anticipated given increases in testing, Los Angeles County's public health director announced 50 new cases of the illness today, bringing the county's total to 144. ... read more »
Animal Shelters Closed Across L.A. County
March 17, 2020
``In alignment with the city of Los Angeles' activation of emergency operations related to COVID-19, effective immediately, all six Los Angeles Animal Services (LAAS) centers and the administrative office will be closed to the public through March 31, unless rescinded earlier or extended further,'' staff announced Monday night. ``Be assured that we will have staff available to feed, clean, and provide enrichment for the animals in our care. Our animal control officers will respond to emergency calls such as dangerous dogs, animal cruelty, and humane calls.'' ... read more »
WATCH: Garcetti Updates on Closures, New Measures to Protect Businesses, Residents
March 15, 2020
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti addressed the city tonight in a live-streamed news conference, outlining the latest coronoavirus-related shutdowns and recovery measures, saying, ``the city is strong and won't shut down.'' ... read more / watch video »
Temporary Housing Facility Opens in Venice for Homeless People
February 27, 2020
A temporary-housing shelter providing 100 beds for homeless adults and 54 beds for youth opened today in the Venice area.  ... read more »
Tina Turner’s Son Dead In Apparent Suicide
July 5, 2018
The 59-year-old firstborn son of singer Tina Turner was found dead today in his Studio City home from what was believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. ... read more »
Hundreds of Caregivers March for Better Pay
June 29, 2018
Hundreds of in-home care workers marched through downtown today to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting to ask for higher wages, with labor leaders' last request set at $1 above minimum wage. ... read more »
Black Lives Matter Activists Criticize Selection of Moore as LAPD Chief
June 11, 2018
Garcetti was given three finalists to choose from by the board, the civilian body that oversees the LAPD. They were Moore, San Francisco Police Chief William “Bill” Scott and Deputy LAPD Chief Robert Arcos. Moore has been with the department since 1981. ... read more »
American Red Cross Los Angeles Seeks Blood Donors to Address Winter Shortage
January 16, 2018
January is National Blood Donor Month -- one of the most challenging times of year to collect enough blood and platelet donations to meet patient needs ... read more »
LAX Plans Improved Screening Process
November 23, 2017
"The project is expected to be completed in the spring, and allow the checkpoint to screen nearly 1,000 more passengers per hour than its previous capacity," Pannunzio said in a statement. ... read more »
Edison Scholarship Application Process Open Until December 1
November 10, 2017
The Rosemead-based parent company of Southern California Edison will award $40,000 scholarships, paid over four years, to 30 scholars enrolled in a four-year accredited U.S. college or university after high school graduation. ... read more »
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