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First Responders Encourage Vaccinations in Black Community
February 18, 2021
An online conference organized by Ethnics Media Services (EMS) and LA County COVID-19 Joint Information Center gathered doctors from the LA County Department of Public Health (Public Health), in that each doctor shared extensive data as well as a quality perspective. ... read more »
Unnecessary Proposed Food Handler Certification Will Further Harm Black-Owned Restaurants in LA County
January 7, 2021
Our country will remember this year as the year of COVID-19 and the uprising in activism for Black communities throughout the country. During a financially burdensome time for all restaurants, but especially for Black business owners, we started the Black Restaurant Coalition of Los Angeles. Our organization was founded to strengthen, support, and promote restaurateurs, small businesses and the entire Black restaurant community. ... read more »
Superintendent Austin Beutner Suspends School-Based Instruction And Childcare Due to Dangerous Increase of COVID-19
December 7, 2020
With COVID-19 case levels in Los Angeles at record highs – nearly three times higher than those in San Francisco and twice those in New York City – Superintendent Austin Beutner today announced the suspension of all school-based instructional and childcare programs for the rest of the Fall semester. Los Angeles Unified has been providing one-on-one and small-group tutoring for students, and those efforts will now shift to online. Los Angeles Unified is also temporarily suspending childcare which was provided on campus for children of school-based employees and high-needs families, as well as athletic conditioning programs for student athletes. The changes on school campuses will all be in effect by December 10. ... read more »
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LA County Revisits the Importance of Mental Health After COVID-19 Surge; The Work of Los Angeles Department of Mental Health is ‘Amplified’ Due to Current State of Pandemic
November 13, 2020
As news of an increase in the spread of the COVID-19 virus arises, it has also heightened the senses of worry about what more can be endured, the outbreak has been a rollercoaster filled with twists and turns. There has been extreme strain put on everyone to have stability and a light shined on the overall quality of life. The County of Los Angeles continue the stride to move into the unknown but with more resources to get the mental help needed on the journey to a new frontier. ... read more »
Why I Support District Attorney Jackie Lacey
October 29, 2020
Jackie Lacey has been a member of my church since she was five years old. She was baptized here and met her husband of 50 years in the youth choir group when she was 17. Today, she and her family have been active members and I know that her life has been shaped by the extraordinary church leaders that have counseled her over the years. ... read more »
L.A. County Moves to Buy Up Eight Motels for Homeless Housing
October 29, 2020
The Board of Supervisors voted today to approve funding for a range of new housing projects, including the acquisition and conversion of eight motel properties to apartments for formerly homeless residents under the state's Project Homekey. ... read more »
Congresswoman Bass Talks Voter Safety in Virtual Town Hall
October 29, 2020
Everything you need to know about casting your ballot for the 2020 election. ... read more »
Beutner: COVID-19 Numbers Still Too High to Reopen LAUSD Schools
October 1, 2020
Superintendent Austin Beutner said today that public schools in Los Angeles are not yet ready to reopen for in-person instruction amid the coronavirus, even as he detailed some of the challenges in virtual learning. ... read more »
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L.A. County Voters Urged to Join Citizens Redistricting Commission
September 8, 2020
Eligible Los Angeles County voters interested in having a say on how voting districts are mapped -- which can determine how much power various voting blocs have in deciding who runs the county -- can still apply to join the 2020 Citizens Redistricting Commission.  ... read more »
LABOR DAY HOLIDAY TO IMPACT TESTING LOCATION HOURS
September 3, 2020
Residents Urged to Make Appointments Early at Open Locations Due to the Labor Day holiday the following COVID-19 testing sites will be closed: All State-operated testing sites will be closed on Monday, ... read more »
STAPLES Center to Serve As General Election Vote Center
August 29, 2020
The Los Angeles Lakers, STAPLES Center, AEG and the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk have announced that STAPLES Center will serve as a Vote Center in the upcoming Presidential General Election. Voters can cast their ballot at STAPLES Center beginning Friday, October 30 through Election Day, November 3. STAPLES Center will also act as a Vote by Mail Drop Box location for those who prefer to drop off their voted mail-in ballot in an official drop box provided by the L.A. County Registrar's office. ... read more »
LA County owes $8M to man killed like George Floyd
August 14, 2020
Los Angeles County must pay a full $8 million damage award to the family of a Black man whose death had similarities to the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the California Supreme Court ruled Monday. ... read more »
New Regulations Will Help State Understand COVID-19 Impacts on California’s Diverse Communities
July 29, 2020
To better understand the impact of COVID-19 on California’s diverse communities, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) took regulatory action today, which goes into effect immediately, expanding data reporting requirements for providers and laboratories. The regulations require providers to continue to collect and report race and ethnicity data and also collect and report a patient’s gender identity and sexual orientation, so the state has more information on patients who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). Today’s action also requires labs to collect and report race and ethnicity data to the state. ... read more »
State Officials Announce Latest COVID-19 Facts
July 29, 2020
The California Department of Public Health today announced the most recent statistics on COVID-19. ... read more »
About A Dozen Protesters Arrested in Beverly Hills
July 24, 2020
About a dozen protesters were arrested tonight for failure to disperse, and at least one person for alleged ``assault on a police officer'' during a demonstration organized by the Black Future Project in Beverly Hills. ... read more »
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