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LA County supervisors tackle future of dining today amid relentless coronavirus surge

A showdown over the status of in-person dining in Los Angeles County was widely anticipated at the Tuesday, Nov. 24, Board of Supervisors meeting. The meeting was underway Tuesday, with discussion of the county’s deepening coronavirus crisis expected by mid-day. On Sunday, the county surpassed public health officials’ recently set benchmarks for triggering tougher anti-coronavirus business restrictions. The new rules, set to launch Wednesday at 10 p.m., will restrict dining at restaurants, brewe...
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Sacramento Sees Surge In Demand For COVID-19 Tests Ahead Of Thanksgiving

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Trump team requests recount of Georgia’s presidential race

President Donald Trump’s campaign requested a recount of votes in the Georgia presidential race on Saturday, a day after state officials certified results showing Democrat Joe Biden won the state, as his legal team presses forward with attacks alleging widespread fraud without proof. Georgia’s results showed Biden beating Trump by 12,670 votes out of about 5 million cast, or 0.25%. State law allows a candidate to request a recount if the margin is less than 0.5%. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp forma...
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Thanksgiving anything but normal as coronavirus cases surge

Kate Parent simply did not have the heart to cancel Thanksgiving this year. For this Fontana resident, Thanksgiving typically means a whole week with her five siblings and their families, the aroma of homemade rolls, going on long hikes and watching movies together. “It’s the most important holiday for my family because it’s the one time of the year we all get together and really spend time with each other,” she said. This year, the coronavirus pandemic, which is ripping through Southern Califor...
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Sheriff Villanueva faces contempt hearing for ignoring civilian board’s subpoena

Sheriff Alex Villanueva must show in a hearing early next year why he should not be held in contempt for defying a subpoena to appear before the civilian board that oversees his department and talk about the coronavirus problem in the jails, a judge ruled on Friday, Nov. 20. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Holly Fujie rejected arguments by Villanueva’s attorney, Linda Miller Savitt, that the subpoena was “procedurally and substantively deficient” and an abuse of power by the Civilian Oversight ...
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L.A. County moves to create worker-driven coronavirus compliance councils

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, Nov. 10, to create worker-run public health councils in an attempt to stem the spread of the coronavirus in work environments. “This is an all-hands-on-deck moment and I’m proud that L.A. County is launching this first-in-the-nation program,” said Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, who authored the motion. “As COVID-19 caseloads rise again, it is imperative that every employer and employee do their utmost to fully implement public health protocols...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, Government, Sport, Soccer, Community, County, Department of Public Health, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Mark Ridley Thomas, Sheila Kuehl, LA Convention Center, Barbara Ferrer, Ridley Thomas


Leaders move swiftly on L.A. County Measure J oversight

Fueled by voters’ approval of a ballot measure to ‘re-imagine’ L.A.-area criminal justice, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Nov. 10, approved the creation of a committee tasked with making sure funding for the effort is allocated properly and fairly. The new Measure J advisory committee is essential, officials said, to establish “an inclusive and transparent process on the allocation of funds” from the measure. Related links LA County supervisors will study options t...
Tags: Sport, Soccer, County, Board of Supervisors, Barger, LA County, Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, VILLANUEVA, Sheila Kuehl, Alex Villanueva, Kathryn Barger, Re Imagine LA Advisory Committee


Coronavirus cases in L.A. County remain at frustratingly high levels

There were more signs on Tuesday, Nov. 10, that Los Angeles County was enduring higher rates of coronavirus infections that will almost certainly keep the county in the state’s most restrictive tier for at least another month, Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer told the County Board of Supervisors. The county on Tuesday reported 2,318 new cases, surpassing 2,000 daily cases for five out of the past six days, as Ferrer repeated her call for residents to work together to slow the spread of the ...
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LA County may tap schools as COVID vaccine sites

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO | City News Service LOS ANGELES — As the possibility of a vaccine for COVID-19 takes shape, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to look at using schools as a key resource in rolling out vaccinations. Supervisor Janice Hahn recommended that the Department of Public Health work with school districts to evaluate the feasibility of setting up mass vaccination sites at local schools. “We’re going to be faced with one of the largest vaccination efforts eve...
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LA County leaders to once again take up concept of removing Sheriff Alex Villanueva

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Nov. 10, were set to consider an effort to investigate ways to remove Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva from office. The effort was delayed on Tuesday, Oct. 27, after its main sponsor on the Board of Supervisors offered to give more time to his colleagues to weigh it. But there were early glimpses at what could be a major debate over the sheriff’s authority versus that of board to essentially impeach an elected department head. ...
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Elections 2020: Smith overtakes Garcia in LA County’s roller-coaster 25th Congressional District

Christy Smith appears to have retaken the lead against Mike Garcia in the race for the 25th Congressional District in northern L.A. County, according to the latest results from the Los Angeles and Ventura county registrars. The district — which includes Santa Clarita Valley, the Antelope Valley and Simi Valley — overlaps both counties. Related links Elections 2020: In the 25th Congressional District, Mike Garcia and Christy Smith collide in Trump-era showdown Coronavirus throws local polit...
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Sounds of students ring out at Las Virgenes Unified schools for first time since pandemic kicked in

Elementary schools in the Las Virgenes Unified School District felt a long-coveted slice of normalcy Monday, Nov. 9, as the first groups of students returned to campuses after the district received waivers from the county to reopen schools for kindergarten to 2nd grade students. The cheerful noise of students meeting teachers for the first time in a long time provided the soundtrack of the day, after the children returned to schools at the Calabasas-headquartered district after more than 50 days...
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More schools in L.A. County granted TK-2 reopening waivers

Forty-five more schools in Los Angeles County have received permission to welcome students in transitional kindergarten through the second grade back to campus, bringing the total number of schools granted reopening waivers under a county program to 74. Eleven of the 45 latest schools to receive waivers are public schools, with the rest representing private schools. To date, the county’s health department has approved 74 TK-2 school reopening waivers. Almost three-quarters of those waivers — 53 ...
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Gascon maintains lead over Lacey in election for L.A. County district attorney

Former San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon is maintaining his lead in his effort to unseat Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey. According to updated results from Tuesday’s election, Gascon had 53.7% of the vote to Lacey’s 46.2% as of Thursday. In terms of pure numbers, Gascon had a lead of 229,022 votes, a gain of 6,779 from Wednesday’s result totals. According to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office, there were still an estimated 791,200 votes ...
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Hawaii sends its 4 electoral votes to Biden; Blangiardi, Roth win county mayoral races, Kahele takes Tulsi Gabbard's congressional seat, voter turnout slows results, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii ballot sorting ©2020 All Hawaii News Full Hawaii election results as of 1:13 a.m. HST  Wednesday. Hawaii Office of Elections.Hawaii picks Biden in race for the White House. As expected, Hawaii voted overwhelmingly to support Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in Tuesday’s general election. In results released about 11 p.m., Biden had secured about 65% of the vote. Hawaii News Now.Hawaii’s general election voter turnout was the best its been since 1998.  High-profile races ...
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Election 2020: Early tally shows support for LA County’s Measure J

The fate of Measure J, the Los Angeles County measure that would shift millions of dollars away from law enforcement and toward criminal justice reform efforts, hung in the balance Tuesday night, Nov. 3. See the latest election results after 8 .p.m. Early mail-in ballots show the measure off to a lead, though it was still early. In-person voting on Tuesday was yet to be included in the results, so the trend was expected to change. The measure made its way to the ballot amid the social unrest pro...
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Motion to study options for removing Sheriff Alex Villanueva on hold

An effort to investigate ways to remove Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva from office was delayed on Tuesday, Oct. 27, after its main sponsor on the Board of Supervisors offered to give more time to his colleagues to weigh it. While no action was taken, there were early glimpses at what could be a remarkable debate — pitting a sheriff who calls him the most transparent in the county’s history against a board intent on exerting what it says is its rightful authority to manage him. The st...
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LA County reports another 2,773 COVID cases, 23 deaths

LOS ANGELES >> As it continues to resolve a backlog of testing results caused by technical problems in its reporting systems, Los Angeles County announced 2,773 new COVID-19 cases Friday, along with 23 more deaths. The county had reported unusually low daily case numbers earlier this week due to the unspecified technical problems. The issues began to resolve Thursday, when the county announced 3,600 new cases, the largest number since a surge that occurred after the Fourth of July holiday. Count...
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A Christian School Sued Over Michigan’s Mask Mandate. Officials Just Shut It Down.

The Libertas Christian School, a “Bible-based” institution that local officials say is grappling with an “ongoing” coronavirus “outbreak,” has had enough of Michigan’s COVID-19 guidelines.In a lawsuit filed in federal court last week against top state officials—including Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan attorney general, and the director of the Department of Health and Human services—the school alleges the state government has made “repeated, unreasonable demands” since it re-opened last mont...
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LA County, city advancing plans for coronavirus rapid testing program

Two months after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a coordinated effort to establish wide-scale use of rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests, local health officials are poised to announce details of a pilot program next week that will employ an FDA-approved test and assess the feasibility of its widespread use. “There’s a lot of work that goes into developing plans and implementing these sorts of studies, and we are very excited about the partnership with the city of L.A. and USC that we have ma...
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PA’s Rejection of 372K Ballot Applications Bewilders Voters and Strains Election Staff

ProPublica is a Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative newsroom. Sign up for The Big Story newsletter to receive stories like this one in your inbox. Pennsylvania, one of the most hotly contested battlegrounds in the presidential election, has rejected 372,000 requests for mail-in ballots, straining election offices and bewildering voters. More than 90% of those applications, or about 336,000, were denied as duplicates, primarily because people who had requested mail-in ballots for the state’s J...
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LA County’s new coronavirus cases top 1,200 for 4th straight day

For the fourth day in a row, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported more than 1,200 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, in an unexpected spike officials last week vowed to keep close watch on as more business sectors reopened amid the enduring pandemic. County health officials on Saturday, Oct. 10, posted 28 new deaths and 1,285 new cases. Health officials said last week they would be closely monitoring the case numbers, but said the elevated numbers should be a re...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Community, Lausd, Pasadena, County, Trump, Los Angeles County, Greg Laurie, Los Angeles Superior Court


LAUSD students to get in-person tutoring, assessments

Students who have been struggling with distance learning may soon be able to receive in-person tutoring or assessments, now that the Los Angeles Unified School District has reached agreements with the teachers union to provide the services. Exactly how students will be selected for the services, or how many will benefit from them, is unclear. A district spokeswoman said Friday, Oct. 9, that details have been delegated to administrators overseeing the district’s 42 Communities of Schools, which a...
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Palmdale brewery sues LA County over one-day reservation rule

A Palmdale brewery is challenging Los Angeles County’s recently enacted health order that requires customers to make reservations one day in advance before visiting a brewery or winery without an in-house kitchen. Attorneys for Transplants Brewing contend the one-day advance reservation requirement isn’t imposed on breweries that have in-house kitchens. The requirement “places breweries and wineries which lack onsite kitchens in a competitive disadvantage vis-a-vis restaurants, breweries and win...
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LA County eases coronavirus rules, allows breweries and wineries to open with food

Los Angeles County has officially revised its coronavirus health order, authorizing breweries and wineries that don’t have their own food kitchens to reopen for outdoor sit-down service if they partner with a caterer or food truck. The revised language includes some peculiar requirements such as purchasing alcohol with food in the same transaction, and customers must make a “prior reservation for a table at least one day in advance.” The news was nonetheless welcomed among the roughly 70 breweri...
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Botched ballots for Nov. 3 election mailed to Woodland Hills precinct; new ones on the way

The Los Angeles County Registrar on Tuesday, Oct. 6, mailed new ballots to at least 2,100 Woodland Hills residents, who a day before received faulty ballots with duplicate options for a proposition — but with no opportunity to vote for president. The ballots came in the mail Monday — the first day of a massive first-time effort to send vote-by-mail ballots to the county’s 5.6 million registered voters in the lead-up to the Nov. 3 General Election. While the Woodland Hills precinct is a small fra...
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New Green Building Tax Credit is a Progressive Effort

At a time when the building industry is principally concerned with the impact of COVID-19 and the luster is off green building, the Montgomery County Council last Tuesday unanimously approved legislation “to accelerate the construction of highly energy efficient buildings and green retrofitting of existing buildings.” Bill 10-20 dramatically upgrades the Maryland county’s existing green building real property tax credit, prioritizing energy reduction in the name of GHG emission reduction, in new...
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2020 Elections: Measure J seeks to shift funds in L.A. County to community investment

The moment has come for voters to weigh in on criminal justice funding in L.A. County. Measure J, on the ballot for the Nov. 3 election and mail-in ballot period leading up to it, asks the county’s residents for the greenlight to shift hundreds of millions of general-fund dollars — pegged at about $360 million — away from law enforcement, diverting it instead to help people pay for such things as affordable housing and securing substance-abuse treatment and other social programs. If approved, th...
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New health equity metric will help decide counties’ tier in pandemic tracking system

Starting next week, Orange County and others around California will have to show they’re paying close attention to neighborhoods that have been hit harder than others by the coronavirus pandemic. That’s the goal of the state Department of Public Health’s new health equity metric, a third test that will decide in which of the pandemic tracking system’s four tiers a county falls into – and therefore which business and public sectors can reopen. The new measure, announced Wednesday, Sept. 30, will ...
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LA Supervisors consider plan to purchase 8 hotels, part of larger effort to house county’s homeless

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider a motion on Tuesday, Sept. 29, to purchase eight motels as part of a wider effort to provide permanent housing to homeless people, many of whom may otherwise be forced out of a temporary program that placed them into hotel rooms during the novel coronavirus pandemic. County officials plan to fund the purchase of the inns using a combination of COVID-19 relief funds and state funding from a program known as Project Homekey, a follow-up to ...
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