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SPPD HOPE | Officers Aid and Educate Homeless About Coronavirus (COVID-19) During Uncertain Times
They’re tasked daily with fighting crime and keeping the public safe, but in recent weeks members of the South Pasadena Police Department have found themselves at the frontlines educating a highly vulnerable group about what President Trump calls the “silent enemy” on America. [Article]
by , . 2020-04-03
 
Second AV testing site opens today
A second drive-up COVID-19 testing site is expected to open today at the Antelope Valley Mall, a partnership with Los Angeles County and the city of Palmdale. [Article]
by , . 2020-04-03
 
LA-area subway construction expedited as virus cuts traffic
Los Angeles County transportation officials are taking advantage of light traffic during the coronavirus pandemic to expedite construction subway construction by shutting down a section of a major thoroughfare. [Article]
by , . 2020-04-03
 
Disney Announces Mass Worker Furloughs As Pandemic Pummeling Continues
In good times, few media giants were more successful than the Walt Disney Co. [Article]
by , . 2020-04-03
 
'10 To A Room, A Few Feet Apart': Advocates Say LA County's Incarcerated Youth Are At High Risk
Attorneys and advocates for youth offenders say children and young people held at juvenile facilities across L.A. County lack basic protections from the novel coronavirus, despite living under a national emergency and multiple orders from authorities to restrict physical contact with others. [Article]
by , . 2020-04-03
 
UCI Nurses Allege They Run Risk of COVID-19 Infection Because They Are Told to Conserve Masks
About 35 nurses protested Friday outside UCI Medical Center in Orange, charging that they are risking their lives on the frontline against the COVID-19 outbreak because they are told to not wear surgical masks throughout their shifts and don’t have easy access to more protective N95 masks. [Article]
by , KCET - SoCal Public TV. 2020-04-03
 
L.A. County is coronavirus epicenter as deaths, cases jump
The death toll from the coronavirus jumped again Thursday to 78 in Los Angeles County as officials warned residents “many weeks of work” were ahead before the region might see signs that the spread was slowing. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2020-04-03
 
Where can you get coronavirus testing in L.A. county?
Three new drive-up coronavirus testing locations are up and running in Los Angeles County as officials work to expand their capacity to detect infections in the region. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2020-04-03
 
Why coronavirus cases have surged in wealthy L.A. areas
As a potent new coronavirus continues its lethal spread across California, many of Los Angeles County’s whitest and wealthiest enclaves are reporting far higher rates of infection than are poorer neighborhoods of color. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2020-04-03
 
Amid coronavirus, L.A. targets businesses that refuse to close
Mayor Eric Garcetti said eight businesses had been referred for criminal prosecution for failing to comply with the city’s strict Safer at Home order that prohibits nonessential work in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2020-04-03
 
CDC recommends wearing face masks during the coronavirus pandemic
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued new guidelines Friday recommending that the public voluntarily wear a non-medical basic cloth or fabric mask that can be either purchased online or simply made at home. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2020-04-03
 
1,000 U.S. coronavirus deaths happen in a single day
The United States on Friday recorded at least 1,000 COVID-19 deaths in a single day, a sad milestone in the nation’s war to stop the spread of the novel virus, according to figures maintained by Johns Hopkins University. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2020-04-03
 
Trump administration ended coronavirus detection program
Two months before the novel coronavirus is thought to have begun its deadly advance in Wuhan, China, the Trump administration ended a $200-million pandemic early-warning program aimed at training scientists in China and other countries to detect and respond to such a threat. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2020-04-03
 
A record 6.6 million Americans seek jobless aid as layoffs mount amid coronavirus
Soaring layoffs due to the coronavirus pandemic pushed a record 10 million Americans to apply for jobless benefits in the last two weeks, the government said Thursday, raising the specter of an economic crisis so extreme it could end in another Great Depression. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2020-04-03
 
Coronavirus could deliver blow to struggling rural hospitals
Rural hospitals nationwide are bracing for a wave of high-risk coronavirus patients that could break an already fragile healthcare system, one facing shortages of supplies and a scarcity of doctors so dire that some centers might have to shut down if a single physician contracts the disease. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2020-04-03
 
Why China’s wildlife ban won't stop an outbreak like coronavirus
When SARS hit the world in 2003, China went after the civet. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2020-04-03
 
Amid coronavirus, felons have firearms and gun sales pick up
California has made little progress in reducing the number of felons and mentally ill people who improperly own firearms even as state agents have confiscated thousands of weapons from prohibited owners, according to a new report from the state Department of Justice. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2020-04-03
 
Orange County coronavirus infections now top 700
Orange County reported 57 new coronavirus infections Friday, hiking its total number of cases to 711 — more than double what it was a week ago. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2020-04-03
 
Orange County coronavirus infections now top 700
Orange County reported 57 new coronavirus infections Friday, hiking its total number of cases to 711 — more than double what it was a week ago. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2020-04-03
 
Tents dot local hospital campuses in preparation for coronavirus rush
At Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, multiple tents are going up and down and up again as staff trains for a possible rush due to the coronavirus. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2020-04-03
 
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