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L.A. County Officials Face Concerns of Hospital Availability as L.A. Prepares for Surge in Positive COVID-19 Cases
April 6, 2020
Monday, April 6. L.A. County officials provided an update surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic. Chairwoman of the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, Kathryn Barger ensured that the county is “working around the clock” to increase coronavirus testing capacity; ... read more »
L.A. Emergency Operation Center Discuss County Assistance for Residents and Small Businesses during COVID-19 Pandemic
April 5, 2020
Hilda Solis delivered news regarding aide for small businesses and reducing lay-offs. Solis paraphrased Governor Newsom’s announcement, L.A. County will be receiving state funding to assist local workers and businesses. Within the two million dollars allocated to L.A. County, $500,000 will be used as grants to eligible businesses that were impacted by the SARS-CoV-2 virus. This is put in place to keep businesses operational and retain employees. Supervisor Solis disclosed there is a new central portal that focuses on L.A. workers and small businesses, called “Business and Worker Disaster Help Center.” Within its first week of launching, they have taken over 1,000 calls from business owners and workers looking for guidance during the COVID-19 crisis. ... read more »
LOS ANGELES COUNTY OPENS NEW DRIVE-UP TESTING SITES
April 2, 2020
Dr. Kazan continues to reach out to healthcare stakeholders all across Los Angeles County. Los Angeles County seeks to support and scale the efforts of cities and health care providers who have begun their own testing programs, merge them into the county-wide network and ensure that they have adequate supplies. Additional sites in Northridge, Long Beach, Lancaster, and Pasadena are presently in planning stages. ... 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 »
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 »
Long Beach Coming Together to Address Challenges of Coronavirus Outbreak
March 26, 2020
The COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak is an extremely challenging time for everyone.  The new normal of “Safer at Home” and social distancing is putting an unprecedented burden on families, workers, businesses, our health care system and local governments. ... read more »
L.A. County Coronavirus Cases Up to 231
March 20, 2020
The overall number of coronavirus cases in L.A. County stood at 231 today -- out of a state total of 675 -- and a second person in the county has died from the virus. ... read more »
County Orders Stricter Restrictions to Start at Midnight Due to COVID-19
March 19, 2020
Stepping up restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of coronavirus, Los Angeles County and city officials issued a ``Safer At Home'' order today, calling on people to remain home as much as possible and for businesses that don't provide essential goods or services to close. ... read more »
L.A. Officials deliver update on COVID-19 for the Los Angeles Region
March 19, 2020
There has been city issued orders to close public placements, that includes restaurants, movie theaters, and bars. Health inspectors are out assuring exposed environments are compliant with social distancing guidelines. Barbara closed by showing gratitude to all essential service workers which include; grocery store employees, hospitals, pharmacist, first responders, public safety, and public health agencies, she recognized these groups are the foundation to maintaining the city’s infrastructure. ... read more »
L.A. County Reports Second Death From Coronavirus
March 19, 2020
Dr. Barbara Ferrer, head of the county Department of Public Health, said the person who died was between 30 and 50 years old and had an unspecified underlying health condition. The person lived in a ``small community'' near Pasadena. ... read more »
Black Lives Matter Founder Holds Jail Reform Event in Pasadena
December 12, 2019
Activist, public speaker, co-founder of Black Lives Matter Global Network and Chair of Reform L.A. Jails Patrisse Cullors, joined by four candidates for L.A. County District Attorney, held a panel in Pasadena Saturday, November 9 aimed at raising awareness around mass incarceration and mental illness. During the festive evening event, the panelists/ candidates talked about the importance of redirecting the mentally ill from jail to treatment. Their mission statement has been summed up in the social media hashtags: #REFORMLAJAILS #CARENOTCAGES #CARINGISEASY. ... read more »
CDU and APLA Health Host Rare ‘Indoor Ground Breaking’ On New Health Facility
December 12, 2019
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU) and APLA Health (APLA) officially announced plans to move forward on a new building located on the CDU campus that would house a new CDU Wellness Center and an APLA clinic during a symbolic “indoor ground breaking” ceremony on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. Plans for the upcoming 10,000 square-foot facility were formalized with a signed agreement between the two organizations in February 2019. ... read more »
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
October 24, 2019
West Coast’s largest family festival attracts thousands from L.A. area and beyond ... read more »
A Humble Leader Prepares for a Great Pilgrimage Hajj
August 8, 2019
On July 27, 2019, business, religious leaders, Imams, former gang leaders, and families from Pasadena, Orange County, San Bernardino, San Diego, Riverside and parts in-between came to Masjid Bilal Ibn Rabah, located in the heart of the Crenshaw district, to pay respect and express well wishes to a legend and probably one of the most important and influential leaders in the southern California African American Muslim community, Naim Shah Sr. ... read more »
Southland’s Third Summer Heat Wave Begins
August 2, 2019
The heat wave results from high pressure aloft spreading into Southern California, combined with a weakening in the onshore flow, said National Weather Service meteorologist Curt Kaplan. Temperatures will begin declining Monday. ... read more »
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