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L.A. County-Supported Testing Sites Continue To Expand; Targeting Vulnerable Communities
Monday, August 3, Los Angeles received updates regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. To meet high demand for testing, the county continues to expand COVID-19 testing sites. [Article]
by , . 2020-08-04
 
LA County Health Officials Won't Grant School Reopening Waivers Until COVID Rate Drops
Los Angeles County health officials announced on Tuesday that they will not consider requests for waivers to reopen elementary schools until the coronavirus case rate falls. [Article]
by , . 2020-08-04
 
California Coronavirus Update: 'Many Weeks And Months To Come'
The state noticed some discrepancies in the state testing system, Ghaly said, so they're working on manually validating that data. They are also working with local health departments to address those discrepancies. [Article]
by , . 2020-08-04
 
LA Bars Are Still Closed And Parties Are Still Banned. People Aren't Complying
Cooped up from months of quarantining, Angelenos are itching to party (maybe they always were) and some of them don't think too much of masks. [Article]
by , . 2020-08-04
 
DA Jackie Lacey's Husband Charged For Pointing Gun At Protesters
When District Attorney Jackie Lacey's husband pulled a gun on protesters who showed up on their doorstep before 6 a.m. on March 2, it was because he feared for their lives, she said. [Article]
by , . 2020-08-04
 
'It's Going To Be A Herculean Task': Stress In Hard-To-Count LA As Census Shortens Counting Time By A Month
The U.S. Census Bureau has announced it will complete the 2020 census count a month earlier than planned, with the new deadline to end door-knocking and self-response set for September 30, instead of Oct. 31. [Article]
by , . 2020-08-04
 
Foraging In A Pandemic Means Digging Up A New Business Model
"People are so used to seeing food come in plastic," Jess Starwood says as she scrambles up the side of a wild cherry tree, just north of Santa Clarita. [Article]
by , . 2020-08-04
 
LA County pays $4.5 million settlement to child molester held 17 years
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved a $4.5 million settlement payout to a convicted child molester who was held in a state hospital for 17 years awaiting trial on whether he could be committed as a sexually violent predator. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Daily News. 2020-08-04
 
Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey's husband will face charges
The husband of Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey has been charged with multiple counts of assault in connection with a March incident caught on video in which he waved a gun at protesters outside the couple’s Granada Hills home, according to court filings made public Tuesday. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2020-08-04
 
Los Angeles deputy says colleagues are part of violent gang
A violent gang of Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies who call themselves “The Executioners” control a patrol station in Compton through force, threats, work slowdowns and acts of revenge against those who speak out, a deputy alleges in a legal claim. [Article]
by , . 2020-08-04
 
For Black officers, the fight for justice is personal
After days of protests over police brutality in Los Angeles County, a young sheriff’s deputy on the front lines reached out to her commander, reeling. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2020-08-04
 
Families of those killed by police want autopsies made available
It is a roster of tragedy and violence, a list populated with those famous in life and those plucked from obscurity by the exceptional circumstances of their death. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2020-08-04
 
As California COVID-19 surge slows, rapid reopening unlikely
There are growing glimmers of hope that California’s surge in coronavirus cases could be peaking — but don’t expect the pandemic-shattered economy to share much of this progress in the short term. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2020-08-04
 
In South Los Angeles, Art Is a Force for Community Empowerment
South Los Angeles comprises a wide swath of the city south of the 10 freeway, stretching from West Adams down to Inglewood, encompassing Leimert Park and the Crenshaw District, and bounded by Watts on the southeast corner. [Article]
by , . 2020-08-04
 
Coronavirus is battering the Hollywood Boulevard economy
Javie Rubio, better known as the Mickey Mouse who greets pedestrians along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, stood under an awning, staring into a mostly empty street. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2020-08-04
 
Amid COVID-19, L.A. River fishing provides a safe respite
“It’s my new therapy,” Bryant Recinos says before raising his fishing rod and whipping a hook tipped with a single corn kernel — plunk! — into the swirling blue-brown water of the Los Angeles River on an early Saturday evening. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2020-08-04
 
Hiltzik: How California insurers dodged the COVID-19 bullet
Amid the patchwork of state-level approaches to healthcare reform, California has always stood out for its all-in embrace of the Affordable Care Act. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2020-08-04
 
Don’t Count on Lower Premiums Despite Pandemic-Driven Boon for Insurers
When COVID-19 smacked the United States in March and April, health plans feared medical costs could skyrocket, jacking up premiums drastically in 2021, when millions of the newly unemployed might still be out of work. [Article]
by , California Healthline. 2020-08-04
 
California GOP Consultant Rues ‘Big Mistake’ That Led to Family’s COVID Infections
The tweet Richard Costigan posted July 23 was bluntly honest: “We tried our best to limit exposure to #COVID19 but we slipped up somewhere.” [Article]
by , California Healthline. 2020-08-04
 
Technical issue has California under-reporting virus cases
technical problem has caused a lag in California’s tally of coronavirus test results, casting doubt on the accuracy of recent data showing improvements in the infection rate and number of positive cases, and hindering efforts to track the spread, the state’s top health official said Tuesday. [Article]
by , . 2020-08-04
 
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