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L.A. County COVID-19 Toll Rises Over Deadly Weekend

From Friday to Sunday, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health reported 705 new COVID-19 deaths. The county saw its deadliest day for COVID-19 with 318 fatalities. Then on Saturday, the county reported 221 new fatalities, surpassing 12,000 cumulative deaths. Sunday, the county...

Dodger Stadium Set to Become Vaccination Site by Friday

The City of Los Angeles announced that COVID-19 testing operations at Dodger Stadium ended Monday, and in collaboration with the County of Los Angeles, will transition the site into a mass vaccination center by the end of the week. Local leaders decided to shift...

L.A. County to No Longer Use Curative COVID-19 Tests

The LA County Department of Health Services (DHS) announced Sunday that it will discontinue the use of the Curative COVID-19 PCR tests at county-run pop-up testing sites. The change, which will take place this week, comes nearly a week after the U.S. Food and...

Drug Overdoses Behind Rising Deaths Among L.A. County Homeless

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced Thursday that deaths amongst people experiencing homelessness increased to a record 1,267 in 2019 and drug overdose was the leading cause with the greatest increase. In 2018, there were 1,114 deaths among people experiencing homelessness. This is a...

Vehicle Slams Into House in Monrovia, Driver Bolts

Early Thursday morning, a driver lost control of a car when it raced through the stop sign at Foothill Boulevard and Mountain Avenue and ended up embedded in the living room of an unoccupied home. The incident took...

L.A. County Reports More Than 200 COVID-19 Deaths for Second Day in a Row

COVID-19 hospitalizations surpass 8,000 L.A. County Public Health is now reporting more than 200 deaths a day, according to public health officials. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 258 new deaths and 11,841 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. On Tuesday, when...

Methodist Hospital Convenes Triage Team Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

As Los Angeles County sees more than 200 daily COVID-19 deaths and hospitalizations from the virus surpass 8,000, Methodist Hospitals of Southern California in Arcadia has convened a triage team that will “make the difficult, but necessary decisions about allocating limited resources,” to critically...

Newsom Proposes $600 Cash Payments for Low-Income Californians

Calls for extension of eviction moratorium  As millions of Californians struggle to make ends meet as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday proposed giving low-income Californians a $600 stimulus and called to extend the state’s eviction moratorium. The Golden State Stimulus...

Monrovia Crime Blotters: Dec. 24–30

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Dec. 24 At 10:08 a.m., a resident in the 1000 block of Royal Oaks reported her husband battered her the previous night. Officers responded and conducted an investigation. The female victim still had visible injuries. The suspect was arrested for domestic violence.

Methodist Hospital Faces ‘Severe Shortage of Available Nurses’

Nurses protest outside Methodist Hospital. | Courtesy photo By Terry Miller On Saturday, socially distanced union representatives and exhausted nurses protested the patient-to-staffing ratio during the pandemic at Methodist Hospital of Southern California.

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