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COVID-19 Surge Concerns L.A. County Health Officials and Warns Public to Follow Restrictions
December 3, 2020
The latest surge is bigger than the last and public officials warn it could get worse if the public doesn’t do its part in fighting COVID-19. ... read more »
L.A. County Votes to Settle Ryan Twyman DIS Shooting for $3.9 Million
November 12, 2020
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to approve a $3.9 million settlement of a federal lawsuit brought by the family of Ryan Twyman, an unarmed 24-year-old Compton man shot to death in his car by sheriff's deputies in Willowbrook. ... read more »
Los Angeles City and County Officials Join USC Schaeffer to Launch COVID-19 Rapid Testing Pilot
October 29, 2020
Pilot will explore use of rapid testing among first responders and school-aged children ... read more »
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The 15th Annual Taste of Soul Reveals Virtual Concert and Community Food Distribution
October 15, 2020
Despite COVID-19 Taste of Soul is still delivering food and music to the community. ... read more »
L.A. County Board of Supervisors Launch STAY HOUSED L.A. COUNTY
September 17, 2020
Stay Housed L.A. County is a partnership between the county of Los Angeles, legal aid groups and community-based organizations to provide emergency support to tenants in need. ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti Channels 100-Million Dollars into Renter’s Assistance
June 25, 2020
Mayor Garcetti is looking for ways to change the narrative for underserved and overlooked groups within the city, through multiple levels of resources that include renters assistance, Angeleno Cards, and a number of programs geared towards families that are currently experiencing their darkest days.Garcetti declared 100-million dollars towards renters relief program. ... read more »
Davion Pilgrim says There is Still Time for Unity; 16-year Old Talks About the Power of Peace in Protest
June 2, 2020
Davion Pilgrim, a 16-year old student from Morning Side High school shared his story of recently being racially profiled and accused of gang affiliation by the police. He is an athlete and president of the youth department at Greater Zion Church in Compton. Pilgrim promoted Conversations of understanding are needed. ... read more »
Los Angeles Director of Public Health Links Murder of George Floyd to Injustice Seen Within the Black Community Facing COVID-19
June 1, 2020
Numbers surrounding coronavirus shared on Monday, June 1, reflected 22 additional deaths. The racial background collected from a number of fatal cases shown 12% were African American. Ferrer expressed the lifetime of stress associated with being black in America, contribute to the health conditions found in the collective culture and it starts at birth. ... read more »
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Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Intend to House 15,000 People with COVID-19 Recovery Plan
May 28, 2020
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) presented its recovery plan to house 15,000 at-risk people experiencing homelessness as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning. ... 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 »
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 »
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 »
Los Angeles Public Health Department Continue to Study Disproportionate Death Rates Within Underserved Communities
May 19, 2020
Looking at the effects of COVID-19 within race and ethnicity, the data reflects the disproportionate death rate and financial fall within the African American and Latino communities. Black people make up 7% of the positive cases and 12% of the county rate, even though only 8% of the L.A. population are African American. An in-depth study presented those who lived below the poverty line, had three times the rate of death from COVID-19. ... read more »
L.A. County Launches ‘WiFi Finder’ to Reduce Digital Divide During COVID-19
May 15, 2020
The L.A. County acknowledged the critical necessity for internet to be widely available across Los Angeles. Schools and other academic programs are only accessible online due to the COVID-19 outbreak. According to American Community Survey Data for L.A. County, approximately 210,000 children have a computer. However, they do not have access to a broadband, nearly 300,000 students do not have internet access.The L.A. Board of Supervisors announced the WiFi Finder; a tool co-created by the 2-1-1 and LA County, equips L.A. County residents with a “one-stop approach to getting access.” ... read more »
Civilian Oversight Commission Subpoena’s L.A. Sheriff Alex Villanueva
May 14, 2020
In retaliation for being absent for three consecutive meetings, the Civilian Oversight Panel utilized its new authority of granting a subpoena, by ordering the Inspector General to summon Alex Villanueva and his representatives to attend the next meeting on May 21 ... read more »
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