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L.A. County Plans to Require $5 Per Hour ‘Hero Pay’ For Grocery Workers
January 7, 2021
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today in favor of drafting an ordinance that would require national grocery and drug retailers operating in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County to pay frontline workers an additional $5 per hour in "hero pay.'' ... read more »
LACoFD POSTPONES PUBLIC EVENTS DUE TO CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)
March 13, 2020
Due to efforts to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) is postponing all public events for the next 60 days to ensure the health and safety of our first responders, business professionals, residents, and communities. ... read more »
6 L.A. Firefighters Quarantined After Treating Woman With COVID-19 Virus
March 13, 2020
Six Los Angeles city firefighters will be under quarantine until Monday after learning a patient they treated at Union Station earlier this month eventually tested positive for coronavirus, the fire department announced today. ... read more »
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L.A. County Confirms 8 More Coronavirus Cases, Bringing Total to 40
March 13, 2020
Los Angeles County health officials confirmed eight more local cases of coronavirus today, including three with unknown sources of exposure, further increasing the evidence of ``community transmission'' of the illness. The eight new cases bring the overall county total to 40, including four cases being overseen by Long Beach health officials and one by Pasadena health officials. ... read more »
Public Defender Leads $1.2 Million Mental Health Diversion Grant
February 7, 2020
  The LA County Public Defender’s Office is the lead agency for a $1.2 million grant to divert people suffering from mental illness out of jail and into treatment. LA County has been awarded the two-year grant from the MacArthur Foundation to directly address the over-incarceration of the mentally ill. ... read more »
State Plans to Relax Cannabis Rules, Roll Licensing Into One Agency
January 17, 2020
New plans to consolidate licensing in the state for cannabis-related businesses may lower entry barriers to the potentially lucrative industry for interested entrepreneurs. ... read more »
Methods Revealed for De-escalation Among Police at 2nd Annual Community Policing Conference
November 21, 2019
Saturday, November 16 at the St. Anne's Conference Center, gathered 250 community members, academics, and law enforcement to discuss how to re-define public safety. The objective was to share insight on community-based strategies to combat police escalations leading to the fatality of civilian life. The format of the discussion was broken up into two parts; the shared responsibility for peace and the paradigm shifts of power between community and city government. This event was hosted by the LA County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission and the Department of Public health. ... read more »
Homeless Deaths Exceeded 1,000 in 2018
October 31, 2019
Pointing to ``sobering'' statistics showing that the number of homeless people dying in Los Angeles County nearly doubled from 2013-18, the Board of Supervisors voted today to deploy health care workers to encampments and shelters to assess health needs among the homeless. ... read more »
 
L.A. County Aims to Sign Up Motels to House Chronically Homeless
June 20, 2019
Supervisor Janice Hahn recommended exploring master lease agreements with motels and also seeing whether the same motel parking lots could be safe parking sites for homeless people living in their cars or recreational vehicles. ... read more »
Los Angeles County to Expand Opioid Use Prevention and Treatment Efforts
August 14, 2018
Prescription opioid overdose hospitalizations increased from 601 in 2006 to 765 in 2016. In 2017, 488 individuals in Los Angeles County died from an opioid overdose. In response to this growing epidemic, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, and co-authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn, that will streamline prevention efforts and expand Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) for opioid users throughout the County. ... read more »
Large Percentage of Angelenos Suffer Food Insecurity 
October 5, 2017
More than a half-million households in Los Angeles County earning less than 300 percent of the federal poverty level suffer from food insecurity, according to a report released Thursday by the Department of Public Health.  ... read more »
Los Angeles County Department of Parks And Recreation Announces 2016 Free Summer Food Service Program
June 23, 2016
Monday through Friday during each week of the program, children 18 years of age and under are invited to receive a nutritious lunch and snack ... read more »
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