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Proper Dental Care Needs to Start Early
April 26, 2021
Major findings from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Oral Health Program study determined: by the time youth enter kindergarten, nearly half of children in Los Angeles County will have experienced cavities (tooth decay) and by the time they enter third grade, more than 60 percent will have had dental disease. ... read more »
LA Public Health Hosts COVID-19 Vaccine Town Hall
December 24, 2020
In a recent virtual town hall led by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, experts address the development of the vaccination, what to expect, distribution timeline, myths, traveling safety, and the difference between the Pfizer and the Moderna vaccines.  ... read more »
LOS ANGELES COUNTY GOLF COURSES AND TRAILS REOPEN SATURDAY, MAY 9; PARKS REMAIN OPEN MOTHER’S DAY, SUNDAY, MAY 10
May 7, 2020
The Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation (LA County Parks) will reopen its golf courses and trails on Saturday, May 9. Local, community, and regional parks will stay open on Sunday, May 10. LA County Parks invites the public to safely enjoy its parks, golf courses, and trails by following guidelines and precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. ... read more »
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Los Angeles County Announces 38 New Deaths Related to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) 691 New Cases of Confirmed COVID-19 in Los Angeles County
May 2, 2020
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 38 new deaths and 691 new cases of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Twenty-eight people who died were over the age of 65 years old, seven people who died were between the ages of 41 to 65 years old, and one person who died was between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Twenty-eight people had underlying health conditions including 23 people over the age of 65 years old, four people between the ages of 41 to 65 years old and one person between the ages of 18 and 40 years old. Two deaths were reported by the City of Pasadena. ... read more »
COURT ADVISES THE PUBLIC TO BE AWARE OF CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 SCAMS
April 6, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is resulting in a surge of phishing scams and other cyber attacks. The Court is advising the public to exercise caution when opening any COVID-19 or pandemic-themed email or when responding to calls from anyone alleging to offer assistance. ... read more »
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Hosts Telephone Town Hall to Discuss COVID-19 with Over 19K Listeners
March 26, 2020
More than 19 thousand individuals joined in on a live telephone town hall hosted by Congresswoman Maxine Waters to discuss the Coronavirus pandemic. Thursday, March 19, the masses gathered to gain insightful information that is and will be affecting Los Angeles residents’ immediate surroundings and future.   ... read more »
THE BROAD STAGE SUSPENDS PERFORMANCES THROUGH APRIL 8, 2020
March 14, 2020
We at The Broad Stage consider the safety and security of our patrons, visitors, artists and employees our absolute highest priority. Given the widespread escalation of efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we have decided to exercise caution and suspend performances through April 8, 2020, effective immediately. In making this decision, we consulted with Santa Monica College, public health officials and many of our peer institutions in the field. ... read more »
Supervisors Up Requirements for County Massage Parlors to Help Prevent Human Trafficking
February 7, 2020
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to increase regulations for massage establishments operating within LA County. The new requirements are the result of an ongoing effort by Supervisor Janice Hahn to help prevent human trafficking at massage establishments.  ... read more »
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Rep. Waters Hosted Emergency Town Hall to Discuss The Delta Airlines Fuel Dump
January 30, 2020
Congresswoman demands answers for the community ... read more »
The New 2019 California Dashboard Release Shows Outstanding Progress Across Compton Unified School District
December 27, 2019
Compton Unified School District today announced the release of class of 2019 student data by the California Department of Education, which shows that the district remains on an upward path in high school graduation rates, and other important student success indicators. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Gathered for a Public Hearing to Discuss The Ban of Flavored Tobacco, Menthol and Hookah Across The City
December 13, 2019
Reports of illnesses and deaths caused by vaping, many states and health officials have taken a stance on products and the dangers of their consumption. Los Angeles City Council faced the rising issue during a controversial public hearing regarding a city-wide ban of flavored tobacco, menthol cigarettes and hookah. ... read more »
South LA Beauty Shops Become a Safe Haven for Reducing Depression for African American Women
June 27, 2019
Depression affects more than 12 million women in the United States annually, according to Mental Health America; and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, African American women are at the highest risk for experiencing major depression. ... read more »
Citing Threat To Public Health From Schools That Don’t Satisfy Mandatory Vaccination Reporting Requirement, City Attorney Mike Feuer, La County Officials Direct Schools To Comply Or Face Possible Legal Action
June 21, 2019
In the wake of an unprecedented rise in the number of vaccine-preventable diseases including measles in California in 2019, City Attorney Mike Feuer today was joined by officials from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health to announce they have put non-conforming schools with kindergartens on notice that they must report the number of students vaccinated, or face possible legal consequences. ... read more »
Assemblymember Holden Introduces Idle Oil Well Emission Reporting Bill 
February 28, 2019
Assemblymember Chris Holden reintroduced legislation that requires operators of idle and abandoned oil and gas wells to report hydrocarbon emissions found during the well plugging process. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Department of Public Health “About the City and Community Health Profiles Report”
January 10, 2019
The reports reveal large disparities in community conditions that impact health, including community assets and potential opportunities for health improvement. ... read more »
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