More than 200 COVID-19 outbreaks have affected police, fire agencies in Los Angeles County

Public health officials have identified more than 200 coronavirus outbreaks at police or fire agencies throughout Los Angeles County since the start of the pandemic, according to data obtained by the Los Angeles Times. The 211 outbreaks, accounting for more than 2,500 cases between March 2020 and last month, represent 9% of total workplace outbreaks […]

L.A. County escaped post-Labor Day coronavirus surge, but officials continue to urge residents to get vaccinated

Los Angeles County appears to have avoided a coronavirus surge associated with Labor Day, with officials hailing an ongoing reduction in weekly coronavirus cases, which have fallen to their lowest level since mid-July. “Higher vaccination rates and safety precautions at Labor Day celebrations helped avert the usual increase in cases we experience after major holidays,” […]

L.A. County begins giving Pfizer COVID boosters to eligible residents

Los Angeles County on Friday announced it has begun administering booster shots of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The announcement came a day after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed giving a third dose of the vaccine to certain groups at increased risk of getting COVID-19, in order to offer added protection to those […]

2.7 magnitude quake strikes Carson after last week’s bigger temblor

A magnitude 2.7 earthquake hit in Carson Thursday evening and was felt across the South Bay, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake had an epicenter across the street from Carson Park, a few blocks away from where the 4.3 magnitude temblor that rattled the area last week was epicentered. Thursday’s quake struck about […]

Appeals court strikes down order to house entire homeless population on L.A.’s Skid Row by October

A panel of judges from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a judicial order that would have required Los Angeles to offer some form of shelter or housing to the entire homeless population of skid row by October. The order, which was issued by U.S. District Judge David O. Carter in the spring, sent […]

Proof Of Vaccination Must Be Shown With Photo ID To Get Into LA County Indoor Events Of 1,000 Or More Attendees

Now that proof of vaccination is required at indoor events with 1,000 or more attendees across the state, Los Angeles County is specifying which types of COVID-19 vaccination records are acceptable.

Business leader Jessica Lall joins L.A. mayor’s race, vows to take on homelessness

The head of a downtown-based business group entered the race for Los Angeles mayor on Monday, making the fight against homelessness the central message of her campaign. Jessica Lall, president and chief executive of the Central City Assn., promised to build more housing for those experiencing mental health crises, change zoning rules to allow for […]

Vaccination Required For Bars, Wineries, Breweries And More

BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills indicated in a press release that the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) will issue a new Health Officer Order that requires customers to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccination prior to entering indoor bars, wineries, breweries, nightclubs and lounges. Under the modified Order, employees and customers […]

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L.A. County confirms 1st West Nile virus death of 2021

Los Angeles County on Friday reported its first West Nile virus death of 2021. A resident of east L.A. County was hospitalized and died from a neuro-invasive disease associated with West Nile virus, according to an L.A. County Department of Public Health news release. “To the family and friends feeling the sorrow of losing this […]

L.A. County needs to see increase in COVID vaccinations or risk ‘cycle of repeated surges,’ health director warns

The pace of COVID-19 vaccinations in Los Angeles County is so slow that there’s a risk of a “cycle of repeated surges every few months,” Los Angeles County’s public health director warns. There was an increase in vaccinations in late July and early August as the effects of the Delta surge became apparent, but that […]