Los Angeles County

Indoor Masking Mandate May Return to LA County 

Los Angeles County is poised to return to requiring the wearing of indoor masks on Friday, July 29. Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer, Ph.D., MPH, MEd, announced during a recent press conference that if the county remains at the high virus-activity level as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for two consecutive weeks, the indoor mask mandate will return.  

Black Women Are Still Dying from Childbirth in 2022. Why? 

Black women in Los Angeles County are four times more likely to die because of pregnancy and its complications than women of any other race. In one of the wealthiest countries in the world, Black mothers are dying from preventable causes at rates that continue to rise. 

Tioni Theus Deserves Better 

When 24-year-old, UCLA grad student Brianna Kupfer was murdered at a furniture store in Los Angeles, I was quite shocked at how quickly the police and news media worked together to put the suspect’s description and photo out to the public.