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Sparked by pandemic fallout, homeschooling surges across US
July 26, 2021
Black households saw the largest jump; their homeschooling rate rose from 3.3% in the spring of 2020 to 16.1% in the fall. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Sees Rising COVID-19 Hospitalizations
July 26, 2021
The latest Los Angeles County COVID-19 numbers show 2,089 new cases, four additional deaths and a continued rise in hospitalizations, though officials said the number of cases and deaths likely reflect reporting delays over the weekend. ... read more »
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Suns’ Chris Paul Out Indefinatley in Health and Safety Protocols
June 17, 2021
The Phoenix Suns might have to go into the Western Conference Finals without their starting guard Chris Paul after he was placed on the league's Health and Safety Protocols indefinitely. ... read more »
Governor Newsom Announces New Rewards for Vaccinated Californians as Second Round of Vax for the Win $50K Winners is Drawn
June 11, 2021
In San Diego County, alongside a Vax for the Win program winner from last week’s drawing, Governor Gavin Newsom today helped announce the selection of the second round of 15 Californians to receive $50,000 as part of the state’s $116.5 million Vax for the Win program – the largest vaccine incentive program in the nation.  ... read more »
Dispel myths about clinical trials and vaccines to protect the Black community
June 10, 2021
As a clinical research professional, I see that when recruiters for participants in studies encounter hesitancy from the Black community, they presume Tuskegee is the barrier. In my experience personally and professionally, I can say this is an oversimplification. Let's dig deeper. ... read more »
Let’s Build on What We’ve Learned from Covid
June 10, 2021
On June 15, the State of California will officially reopen. It’s a time when we can all exhale and give thanks for what we hope will mark the end of a terrible pandemic.  ... read more »
UCLA Releases Model to Guide Which Areas Should Be Given Vaccine Priority 
June 4, 2021
 A team of UCLA researchers today announced a predictive model to help guide public health officials on which neighborhoods in Los Angeles County should be prioritized for vaccine distribution based on residents' risks of COVID-19.  ... read more »
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The Play Equity Fund Launches the #SPRINGINTOPLAY Campaign to Support Youth Sports and Play Programs
June 4, 2021
As schools, parks and sports programs reopen after youth have lived within the constraints of home confinement for over a year, the Play Equity Fund is responding by launching the #SpringIntoPlay campaign to support youth sports organizations and nonprofits who are providing access to opportunities for kids to play but are facing critical needs for funding. ... read more »
2 LA River Recreation Areas Set To Reopen On Memorial Day
May 31, 2021
With the COVID-19 pandemic receding, two stretches of the Los Angeles River will reopen today for recreational activities such as fishing, walking and kayaking. ... read more »
How COVID-19 vaccines will work for kids in US
May 14, 2021
Children ages 12 and older can now roll up their sleeves for COVID-19 vaccines in the U.S., offering parents and schools a chance to relax their pandemic precautions and bringing the country a step closer to controlling the virus. ... read more »
States Push Jobless From Virus Recession to Return to Work
May 11, 2021
After more than a year of coronavirus restrictions on his business, Piecasso Pizzeria & Lounge, he's expecting a breakout summer tourism season, but like employers across the country he's worried he won't have enough workers. ... read more »
COVID-19 Cases and Deaths are Down Among Blacks in Los Angeles County
May 8, 2021
The Los Angeles County Public Health Department reported 378 new Covid-19 cases among Blacks (down by 81). The County also recorded 10 deaths among Blacks since last Tuesday (down by eight souls). ... read more »
LA County Library Continues Work Ready Program to Enhance Job-Readiness
May 6, 2021
LA County Library announces the continuation of its Work Ready series, a workforce development program launched in December, designed for Library customers who are looking to build job skills or discover new career opportunities, but who lack the device or internet connection to make it happen. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Authorizes Leases For Two New Interim Housing Shelters
May 4, 2021
The Los Angeles City Council voted today to authorize the city to execute leases for homeless shelters in Harbor City and Tarzana. ... read more »
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