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65+ LA County Residents Can Now Sign Up For Vaccine Appointments, If They Can Get The Website To Work
Starting today, L.A. County residents 65 and older can book an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine, with slots open as early as Wednesday. [Article]
by , . 2021-01-19
In South LA, Gang Intervention Workers Are Trying To Slow A Dramatic Spike In Gun Violence — And They're Asking For Help
The Los Angeles Police Department is calling attention to a dramatic spike in gun violence in South L.A., where 10 people were killed in the first half of January — more than double the rate of last year. During the same time, 59 people were shot in South L.A., compared to only seven in 2020. [Article]
by , . 2021-01-19
Roughed Up, Shot With Projectiles, Threatened: The Life Of An 'Activist Journalist':
They've become fixtures at political protests: "citizen journalists" unaffiliated with traditional news organizations who document the causes they support. [Article]
by , . 2021-01-19
Solis Orders COVID-19 Vaccines For Older Residents Despite Supply Concerns
In a major policy shift, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda Solis has signed an executive order making COVID-19 vaccines available to residents 65 and older — despite health officials’ desire to finish inoculating medical workers amid a limited supply of medication. [Article]
by , . 2021-01-19
Nearly 90 more COVID deaths reported in Los Angeles County
The number of people hospitalized due to COVID-19 in Los Angeles County continued trending slowly downward today, while the county announced key progress in its vaccination program. [Article]
by , . 2021-01-19
Barger, Hahn want expansion of vaccinations
Los Angeles County Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn called for additional flexibility in vaccinating as many residents as possible, to include a process to vaccinate those 65 and older. [Article]
by , . 2021-01-19
COVID-19: SCV surpasses 22K cases
Los Angeles County Public Health officials released the following updated COVID-19 statistics Tuesday: [Article]
by , . 2021-01-19
Prop 22 Hits Workers Hard. Here’s How They’re Fighting Back
After hundreds of millions of dollars were spent to pass Proposition 22 this November, we’re beginning to see its impact play out. [Article]
by , . 2021-01-19
$2-Billion Angels Landing Complex Takes Another Step Forward
Three years after securing the rights to Bunker Hill's coveted Y-1 parcel, a trio of minority-led development firms is taking another step forward with plans for a $2-billion skyscraper complex on the property. [Article]
by , . 2021-01-19
From Forum to Fairplex to Six Flags: 5 vaccination mega-centers roll out in L.A. County
Thousands of residents rolled in to roll up their sleeves as Los Angeles County health department teams rolled out five new large-scale vaccination centers, all at familiar, high-profile settings, on Tuesday, Jan. 19. [Article]
by , San Gabriel Valley Tribune. 2021-01-19
Does a plastic bag stuck on whale’s mouth indicate more ocean trash?
The floating object in the humpback whale’s path at first looked like an ocean sunfish, which are roundish and can often be seen lazily floating on the water’s surface. It wasn’t until photographer Mark Girardeau got home, where he could see the drone video he shot up close during an excursion aboard Newport Coastal Adventure, that he realized it was no fish, but instead was a plastic bag stuck in the whale’s mouth. [Article]
by , Long Beach Press Telegram. 2021-01-19
Coronavirus: 7,902 new cases, 186 new deaths reported in Los Angeles County on Jan. 19
The County of Los Angeles Public Health reported 7,902 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, Jan.19, increasing the cumulative total in the county to 1,031,874 cases since tracking began. There were 186 deaths reported by the county on Tuesday, raising the total number of reported deaths to 14,122. [Article]
by , Long Beach Press Telegram. 2021-01-19
Pandemic’s other toll: Record number of stolen cars
In the days immediately after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti issued the stay-at-home order last March, cars began disappearing from streets at a quickening pace.  [Article]
by , . 2021-01-19
What The LA Smallpox Epidemics Of The 1800s Can Teach Us About Covid Today
As the bleak winter of 1862 dragged on into 1863, the isolated, ramshackle town of Los Angeles, was visited by a terrifying scourge — smallpox. [Article]
by , . 2021-01-19
L.A. County opens 5 COVID vaccine sites. Target: 20,000 daily
Los Angeles County opened five large-scale coronavirus vaccination sites Tuesday morning, with plans to inoculate 20,000 people daily. The sites are at the Forum in Inglewood, Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, Cal State Northridge, the Fairplex in Pomona and the L.A. County Office of Education’s Downey Education Center. Another site run by the city of Los Angeles is at Dodger Stadium. Only front-line healthcare workers, including those working at nursing homes, were eligible to receive the vaccine when the sites opened Tuesday morning, said Kenichi Haskett, a spokesman for L.A. County. That group is part of what’s known as Phase 1A under the state’s vaccination plan. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2021-01-19
Some older Californians get COVID vaccine; others strike out
It was a weekend of frustration and confusion for many Californians 65 and older who tried to figure out how to get the coronavirus vaccine. The state announced last week that it was opening up vaccinations to older people. But it soon became clear that, in many counties, those shots were going to be in short supply in part because there were still many medical workers and first responders in line ahead of them. Some people 65 and older did get vaccinated at retail stores that had supplies available. But many others could not find a location offering appointments. Here’s how matters stand across Southern California: [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2021-01-19
A single dose of COVID vaccine may help, but it's not enough
The all-important push to vaccinate Americans against COVID-19 faces a true dilemma: Two doses are required for the vaccines available right now. But because Americans — like people in many countries — would not refrain from holiday gatherings and keep their masks on, cases are surging higher than they’ve ever been. A single dose of vaccine would provide significant protection, but it’s not enough for long-term immunity. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2021-01-19
Editorial: L.A. and Long Beach want 'hero pay' for some workers but not others
Elected officials in Los Angeles, Long Beach and other California communities have declared that they want to honor essential workers by requiring employers to provide up to $5 an hour in supplemental “hero pay” for the next several months. But not all essential workers are heroes in eyes of local lawmakers, apparently, as the proposals would exclude the vast majority of front-line employees. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2021-01-19
COVID-19 vaccine shortages hit older L.A. residents hard
Severe limits in the supply of COVID-19 vaccine will restrict how many older residents of Los Angeles County get vaccinated in the coming days and weeks, public health officials said Tuesday. Officials said residents ages 65 or older could begin scheduling appointments on Tuesday to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, but slots were limited to about 50,000 this week, largely due to a shortage of doses. The decision to open the vaccine eligibility list to seniors was made to accelerate access to a population that has been disproportionately affected by the virus. But it will take time to vaccinate all 1.3 million residents in the age group, officials said. “We do not have enough of the COVID-19 vaccine for everyone,” said L.A. County Board of Supervisors Chair Hilda Solis. “That includes all those 65 and older, but we will get there. Patience.” [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2021-01-19
California passes 3 million coronavirus cases
California passed 3 million confirmed coronavirus cases Tuesday — a mind-boggling milestone that arrived amid promising signs that the pandemic has plateaued following a months-long surge, as well as fresh concerns that recently confirmed variants could add more fuel to the viral wildfire. The 3-million case mark, established through a Times survey of county and city health departments, demonstrates how widely the coronavirus has spread throughout the nation’s most-populous state. Clearing that threshold means roughly 1 out of every 13 Californians have tested positive at some point during the pandemic. But officials have long believed that testing captures only a certain percentage of those who are infected, because many with the virus have mild symptoms or none at all. [Article]
by , Los Angeles Times. 2021-01-19
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