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LOS ANGELES COUNTY GOLF COURSES AND TRAILS REOPEN SATURDAY, MAY 9; PARKS REMAIN OPEN MOTHER’S DAY, SUNDAY, MAY 10
May 7, 2020
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation (LA County Parks) will reopen its golf courses and trails on Saturday, May 9. Local, community, and regional parks will stay open on Sunday, May 10. LA County Parks invites the public to safely enjoy its parks, golf courses, and trails by following guidelines and precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. ... read more »
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Leads Efforts to Secure Coronavirus Relief Funding for Small, Minority & Women Owned Businesses
April 30, 2020
In the interim emergency relief package that was recently signed into law and replenished the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) with $310 billion, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), chair of the House Financial Services Committee, led the fight to target $60 billion of those funds towards small, minority, and women-owned businesses. The bill, which is known as the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act (H.R. 266), also provides $50 billion for Small Business Administration disaster funding, translating into more than $350 billion in small business loans and $10 billion in emergency disaster grants. ... read more »
L.A. Board of Supervisors look to create “Action Plan” to Re-open local Economy; COVID-19 Death Rate Still Rising in African American Communities
April 27, 2020
The relationship with coronavirus death rates and race and ethnicity were disclosed. For the 865 people who passed away and the race information was collected 14% were African American, 18% were Asian, 1% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 37% were LatinX, 28% were white, and 1% identified who passed away, were from a different race or ethnicity. The disproportionate death rate within the African American and Asian communities were acknowledged. Through a pro-rated formula, the health department determined that African Americans have the highest COVID-19 related death rate than all other races. An in-depth study presented those who lived below the poverty line, had three times the rate of death from COVID-19. ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti Reveals Connection to Climate Change and Fatal Reactions to COVID-19
April 23, 2020
Wednesday, April 22. L.A. City Mayor Eric Garcetti shared current L.A. County efforts made in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Los Angeles City Mayor welcomed LAPD Chief Michel Moore, to disclose events happening within Los Angeles Police Department regarding the coronavirus. Mayor Garcetti is looking for solutions from all L.A. county departments and federal government direction, as we experience the second month of the Stay at Home Order. ... read more »
L.A. County Appointed Strategic Leader to Oversee Urgent Response for Unsheltered Populations during COVID-19
April 21, 2020
Barbara Ferrer, Director of Public Health shared the latest updates on the COVID-19 Virus. Ferrer shared Tuesday, April 21. there were 46 additional deaths, 33 of these individuals were between the ages of 65 and over, 19 of them with underlining health conditions. This brings the total COVID-19 related deaths in the L.A. County to 663. Barbara disclosed as of April 20. There are 567 new COVID-19 reports. In summary, there is a total amount of 15,140 coronavirus cases in the Los Angeles region. ... read more »
Mayor Garcetti Foresees Extreme Budget cuts in the future; L.A. faces one of the worst Fiscal seasons due to COVID-19
April 21, 2020
Monday, April 20. The Mayor of Los Angeles provided an update surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Mayor Eric Garcetti outlined city structures that were directly affected by coronavirus. From a fiscal perspective, L.A. is in its worst economic shape since the recession. Eric Garcetti put a budget in place to stabilize the city’s economy. Within the Annual State of the City Address, Eric Garcetti confirmed a second wave of the virus. The second wave will factor into decisions made around lifting the Stay at Home Order. Mayor Garcetti covered the CARES Corps. He stated it would help with testing, that focuses on contact tracing of the virus. The CARE Corps. Is looking to be a long-term solution for the current systematic disparities that Los Angeles is facing. ... read more »
SAME-DAY COVID-19 TESTS NOW AVAILABLE FOR ALL LA COUNTY RESIDENTS SHOWING COVID-19 SYMPTOMS
April 18, 2020
Health equity is central to Los Angeles County’s mission to build a network of free COVID-19 testing sites. There are currently 29 operational sites throughout the County. There are both drive-up and walk-up sites. To ensure the sites prioritize people who need it most, only people who are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 are eligible for these testing services at this time. ... read more »
Ice Cube `Check Yo Self Before You Wreck Yo Self’ Shirts to Help Hospitals
April 10, 2020
According to the 50-year-old rapper, actor and entrepreneur, the funds will be donated directly to hospitals to get much-needed supplies. The shirt manufacturer, Black Out, has partnered with Ice Cube on the project. ... read more »
Los Angeles Hospital Workers Have New Child Care Options
April 10, 2020
The workers can apply for a $100-per-shift stipend to help pay for child care services, receive free referrals to licensed childcare providers, and the city will open five recreation centers from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. for children ages 6 to 14 for parents to drop them off while they head back to work, Garcetti said during his daily briefing on the coronavirus outbreak. ... read more »
Assemblymember Gipson Hosts Tele-Townhall To Discuss COVID-19 Concerns
April 9, 2020
Assembly Democratic Caucus Chair and 64th District Assemblymember Mike Gipson hosted a tele-townhall for stakeholders and constituents to discuss the growing concerns of the Coronavirus outbreak. On the call, he was joined by Dr. Sheila Young of Charles Drew University and other guests from the Governor’s office and healthcare community to discuss what the state is doing to help California residents as well as share available resources within the 64th district.   ... read more »
State of California, County of Los Angeles Partner with Dignity Health, Kaiser Permanente to Open ‘Los Angeles Surge Hospital’
April 6, 2020
Facility to treat expected surge of patients with COVID-19 in LA region  Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the establishment of the Los Angeles Surge Hospital, a temporary facility in Los Angeles that will expand access to additional beds and expand ICU capacity for patients who contract COVID-19. ... read more »
10 L.A. First Responders contracted the COVID-19 virus, most recovered and went back out to the frontlines
March 31, 2020
Barbara Ferrer, Director of Public Health shared the latest updates on the COVID-19 Virus. As of Tuesday, March 31. Over 19,300 people have been tested for COVID-19, and 12% tested positive for the virus. Ferrer shared on Tuesday that there were 10 additional deaths, these individuals were between the age of 41-65. One of the fatal cases reported on Monday was a health care worker, they are the first in the health care occupation that has passed in Los Angeles. This brings the total COVID-19 related deaths in the L.A. County to 54. Barbara disclosed that as of March 31. There are 548 new COVID-19 reports, in summary there is a total amount of 3,011 cases in the Los Angeles region. The cases in the L.A. region have more than tripled within a week. ... read more »
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, Do You Qualify For the $1,200 Payment?
March 30, 2020
On Friday, March 27, 2020, the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was signed into law after the House of Representatives passed it earlier that day. The bill is the largest relief package signed into law in United States history and will impact nearly every person in this country. ... read more »
Rep. Maxine Waters Helps Americans Fly Back From Morocco Amid Pandemic
March 22, 2020
Los Angeles Congresswoman Maxine Waters has announced that the U.S. State Department has chartered emergency flights for U.S. citizens stranded in Morocco after the government there suspended international flights to and from its airports as a protective measure against the spread of the coronavirus. ... read more »
LADWP Tells Customers to Disregard Shutoff Notices, Late Fees for Now
March 22, 2020
The Los Angeles Department of Water Power told customers today to disregard any shutoff notices they may receive in the mail, as the utility is temporarily halting disconnections amid the coronavirus pandemic. ... read more »
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