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Governor Newsom Announces Appointments
April 2, 2020
Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: ... read more »
Oprah Fell and She Got Back Up: A Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the midst of COVID-19
April 2, 2020
I’m sitting inside my home not only because I’m working but I have little choice now about going outside. I’m following the order from California Governor Gavin Newsom to stay- at -home as the Corona virus aka COVID-19 is gaining momentum and spreading throughout the United States. ... read more »
L.A. Officials Apply Pressure to Participate in 2020 Census, Due to Heavy Under Count in 2010
April 1, 2020
The U.S. Census only takes ten minutes of your time, it can lead to ten years of resources in the community. The funding we receive supports medical services, childcare centers, parks, head-start programs, and affordable housing. During this time of crisis, it is crucial to get an accurate count in order to get the proper federal support that the L.A. County needs. The information is confidential and will be used privately by the government for statistics. The cities’ infrastructure is very dependent on the numbers calculated by the census. School lunches, highway plans, and first responder occupations rely heavily on the results from the L.A. Census count. You can participate online at: 2020census.gov ... read more »
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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 »
L.A. County unable to extend property tax deadline for property owners during COVID-19 pandemic
March 30, 2020
Monday, March 30. Los Angeles city officials publicized latest updates surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The county has partnered with local cities to secure additional hotels and motels to be used for multiple functions at this time. The Los Angeles tax collector and treasurer disclosed more information about payment arrangements for property tax, as we approach the deadline on April 10. The Emergency Operations center remains to be the focal resource for information during this time of crisis. ... read more »
California Prepares for Coronavirus Surge in Week Ahead
March 30, 2020
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mayor of the nation’s second-largest city warned that the coronavirus may become so pervasive, families ought to prepare for how they will isolate themselves at home without infecting others in their households. ... read more »
Two Trillion-dollar federal relief bill passed through senate; Los Angeles County Officials provide projected update surrounding Corona Virus Pandemic
March 26, 2020
Thursday, March 26. Chairwoman of the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, Kathryn Barger and Chair Pro Tem, Hilda Solis collaborate with the L.A. Public Health Department to disclose new developments regarding the COVID-19 virus. Considering the relief bill that passed through senate with no opposed vote, Los Angeles city officials decipher what this will mean for L.A. residents during this time of crisis. ... read more »
L.A. County COVID-19 Update: Los Angeles Department of Mental Health discusses the psychological effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic
March 26, 2020
Tuesday, March 24. The director of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health, Dr. Jonathan E. Sherin reviewed the psychological effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we practice social distancing, new mental challenges have surfaced. Dr. Sherin disclosed the resources available for all L.A. County residents, as well as the available aid throughout the region. ... read more »
LADWP Will Not Disconnect Water and Power Service During COVID-19 Emergency Response
March 26, 2020
Customers who receive a disconnect notice should disregard the letter and not panic. While letters may still be sent out as our systems catch up with this emergency, the City will not shut off water or power to residents of Los Angeles during the local emergency. ... read more »
COVID-19 Updates from LAUSD Board Member George J. McKenna III
March 26, 2020
District schools are closed in order to comply with the Safer at Home orders issued by state, local and public health leaders. Minimizing contact with others will help to flatten he curve on community spread of COVID-19. School campuses and facilities are currently closed for this purpose. ... read more »
Governor Gavin Newsom Updates the State on Steps to Curtail COVID-19
March 22, 2020
Newsom said he is directing more than $42 million in emergency funding to expand California's healthcare infrastructure as hospitals brace for an influx of patients. ... 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 »
Congressional Black Caucus Holds Coronavirus Town Hall Addressing COVID-19’s Impact On Black Americans
March 22, 2020
Leaders in the Black community are pivoting to digital and sustaining their position on the frontlines during this global pandemic. Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) hosted countless a tele-townhall meeting on Friday, March 20th, to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on Black Americans and the initiatives taking place to supplement and support marginalized citizens during this health and economic crisis. ... read more »
New L.A. city order passed, “Safer at Home, Stay at Home”
March 20, 2020
Thursday, March 19. county and city officials gathered to explain new California Executive Order N-33-20, also known as, “Safer at Home, Stay at home” order. The new state regulation mandates all non-essential businesses to comply with social distancing guidelines by closing, secondary businesses in L.A. will be closed until April 19, with a possibility of an extension. The Safer at home, stay at home order suspends “any public or private gatherings of any size that would occur outside of a single home.” There are occupations exempt from the juridical act of the stay home order. Jobs such as emergency personnel, first responders, and government employees are permitted to go to work in order to keep the city’s infrastructure. Mayor Garcetti expressed this “new way of living” will be beneficial for overall health and human preservation, it will also provide support in flattening the curve of the spread COVID-19. ... read more »
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