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The State of Re-Entry in South Los Angeles
May 28, 2020
In response to public outcry about the safety of low-level offenders during this Coronavirus pandemic, thousands of men and women are being released and re-entering our communities from prisons and jails. They face all of the traditional barriers to re-entry and are forced to navigate a world devastated by COVID-19. ... read more »
Will Effective K-12 Education Survive Gov. Newsom’s May Revise Budget?
May 28, 2020
The projected drop in revenues significantly impacted how Newsom plans to fund California’s K-12 public education system. ... read more »
Covid-19 Is An Urgent Reminder That Food Insecurity Is a Pressing Problem
May 28, 2020
We knew many of our fellow Angelenos worked on the margins of the previously healthy economy, but that reality didn’t hit home until we saw reports that less than half of adults in Los Angeles County had a job post pandemic. We all probably had at least heard that minorities had worse health outcomes than white Americans, but perhaps that didn’t really register until statistics about the shockingly high death rates of black and Latinos from Covid-19 became reality.  ... read more »
Supervisors Vote to Appoint First Inspector General for Skilled Nursing Homes Amid COVID-19 Deaths
May 28, 2020
Acting on a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Board Chair Kathryn Barger, the Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to appoint – for the first time – an Inspector General to oversee skilled nursing facilities, which account for more than half of all deaths from COVID-19 in Los Angeles County. The Board also approved bringing in the Auditor-Controller to ensure closer monitoring of skilled nursing facilities immediately.   ... read more »
L.A. County Starts to Move Rapidly into Economic Recovery; COVID-19 Related Death Rate Remains the Same
May 27, 2020
Wednesday, May 27, will mark the day retail stores across L.A. are available for indoor shopping since coronavirus took hold of the city. Permitted activities now include the gathering of faith-based services, all retail including those located in-doors can operate at 50% capacity. Dr. Ferrer provided the latest numbers surrounding coronavirus. As of Wednesday, May 27, there were 53 additional deaths, 35 of these individuals were between the ages of 65 and over. ... read more »
State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
May 25, 2020
The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 94,558 confirmed cases and 3,795 deaths. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Announces Largest COVID-19 Testing Site at the Dodger Stadium
May 22, 2020
There is a daily average of 940 new cases. Within the Los Angeles City, there were 450 new positive incidents of COVID-19, bringing the city’s total to 20,391 total reports. The infection rate before the Safer at Home initiative fell between a ratio of 3.0 to 5.0. Presently, the infection ratio sits at 1.0; These numbers help flatten the curve.  Over 433,000 Angelenos have been tested for coronavirus. ... read more »
L.A. Public Officials Announce New Openings of Beach Bike Paths, Indoor Mall Curbside Service, and Permission for Car Parades.
May 22, 2020
Public officials are looking for ways to make life safer amid this viral pandemic, earlier today L.A. County announced three new openings in light of the holiday weekend. Beach bike paths, malls, and indoor retail shoppes are now open for curbside pickup. ... read more »
The Trifecta of Black Disempowerment: Poverty, Pollution, and the Pandemic
May 22, 2020
The country’s largest cities released numbers showing the novel coronavirus is having a disproportionate impact on racial minorities. Epidemiologists say this is because my Black and Brown brothers and sisters often live close together in multigenerational households, work in jobs in which we interact closely with others, and have higher rates of asthma, hypertension, cardiovascular disease and other conditions. Officials in Los Angeles County said that Black people alone accounted for 17% of COVID-19 deaths where race was known – yet African-Americans make up only about 9% of the county’s population.    ... read more »
L.A. Public Officials Acknowledge the Inequality of Resources within Underserved Communities Escalated After COVID-19
May 21, 2020
Public officials acknowledged that COVID-19 has magnified the struggle within underserved communities. The goal is to find a new way to equality and recovery, at a safe distance. Supervisor Hilda Solis stated, “Economic recovery cannot come at the expense of more lives,” Los Angeles Director of Public Health Barbara Ferrer disclosed the latest numbers behind the positive cases of coronavirus and the fluctuating death rate due to COVID-19. ... read more »
Let’s keep our promise to South L.A.
May 21, 2020
By any measure, South Los Angeles is one of the most vulnerable communities in California—and the nation. ... read more »
Representative Karen Bass Holds Town Hall to Discuss Heroes Act
May 21, 2020
With the House’s passing of HEROES Act on May 16, a bill created in effort to start negotiations on the next relief effort to the COVID-19 pandemic, many questions arise on how the legislation will aid in federal relief and assist to combat COVID-19. ... read more »
L.A. County is Expecting to have a “Fast Track” Plan by the End of June, In Order to Re-open Diverse Businesses by July
May 20, 2020
L.A. County is in collaboration with the leaders in different branches of business, developing a “fast-track” plan to accommodate the progression of workflow. A multitude of businesses are looking to propose a motion to resume operating safely by July. Sectors looking to be liberated by July 4 include Bio-science, hospitality, education, and entertainment. ... read more »
State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
May 20, 2020
SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. California now has 84,057 confirmed cases and 3,436 deaths Testing in California As testing capacity continues to increase across the state, ... read more »
L.A. County Economic Resiliency Task Force Contemplate July 4 Reopening; Over One Million Angelenos Applied for Unemployment
May 19, 2020
the L.A. County Economic Resiliency Task Force deliberated the possibility of reopening the Los Angeles economy on July 4. The task force is developing a “fast-track” plan to accommodate the progression of workflow and safety measurements. A multitude of businesses are looking to propose a motion to resume operating safely by July. ... read more »
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