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.
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.
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.
Critics accused celebrity doctor David ‘Dr. Drew’ Pinsky of promoting policies that criminalize homelessness.
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.
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.
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.
No information was immediately available on the motive for the shooting, or whether the suspects knew the victim.
Gerry Gilhool, 51, died Saturday after a collision with another surfer at Rincon Point left both men suffering head traumas.
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.