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Barbara Ferrer mourns the 24,000 dead in L.A. County and wonders if she did enough

Los Angeles County’s director of public health wonders whether she could have better protected people living in the county’s poorest neighborhoods, which bore the brunt of the pandemic.

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Racial gap among COVID-19 vaccine recipients still ‘very disturbing,’ L.A. county officials say

L.A. County must ensure vaccinations are far more accessible to Black and Latino residents if the region ever wants to see herd immunity and an end to the COVID-19 pandemic, officials said Tuesday.

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L.A. County considering $1,000 for 1,000 residents in basic income program

L.A. County Supervisors Holly Mitchell and Sheila Kuehl are proposing that the county provide at least $1,000 to at least 1,000 residents for three years.

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Nomination of ‘Dr. Drew’ for homeless commission is pulled after outcry

Critics accused celebrity doctor David ‘Dr. Drew’ Pinsky of promoting policies that criminalize homelessness.

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As L.A. County reopens, officials plan for COVID-19 economic recovery

The county saw a $735-million drop in sales tax revenue due to the pandemic-related economic slowdown, but layoffs and furloughs are not planned and the overall budget to large departments will remain largely unchanged.

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‘Dr. Drew’ eyed for homeless commission, angering advocates who wonder: Is this a joke?

L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger recommended Dr. David Drew Pinsky, more commonly known as “Dr. Drew,” to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority commission, prompting outcry among some homeless service advocates.

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L.A. County leaders move to expand anti-racist initiative to include Asian Americans

The move by the county Board of Supervisors follows several violent attacks against Asian Americans and would explore how to better combat hate crimes in the county.

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Four arrested in fatal shooting of man in Redondo Beach

No information was immediately available on the motive for the shooting, or whether the suspects knew the victim.

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Man dies after colliding with another surfer at Ventura County’s Rincon Point

Gerry Gilhool, 51, died Saturday after a collision with another surfer at Rincon Point left both men suffering head traumas.

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Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager declares victory in state Senate seat race

As of Tuesday evening, Assemblywoman Sydney Kamlager had pulled in two-thirds of the votes counted in the special election for the 30th Senate District race.