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California to Reduce Number of Medical Surge Sites

The California Health and Human Services Agency and Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Wednesday announced reductions in medical surge sites set up throughout the state. Two leased hospital sites are expected to close next month and several other alternate care facilities will be...

Al Fresco Dining Options Being Considered In Area Cities

By Terry Miller The massive economic effect of COVID-19 has been acutely arduous on restaurants which were already financially fraught before the pandemic caused a shutdown of watering holes and eateries. Initially, many restaurants tapped into the take-out and delivery options only to find out that...

L.A. County Supervisors to Consider Appointing IG for Skilled Nursing Homes

Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Board Chair Kathryn Barger will ask the Board of Supervisors to appoint — for the first time — an Inspector General (IG) to oversee skilled nursing facilities, which account for more than half of all deaths from COVID-19 in Los...

Community Report: Assisted Care Facilities During COVID-19

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Rachel Tate, regional director at Wise & Healthy Aging, sits down via Zoom to discuss the current challenges nursing homes and assisted care facilities are facing. Rachel answers your questions: what to do if you have a loved one you're considering for assisted care,...

Supervisor Barger Identifies Target Date of July 4 for Safe Reopening

On Tuesday, Supervisor Kathryn Barger chaired the second convening of the Los Angeles County Economic Resiliency Task Force, collaborating with key leaders to discuss the business and cultural interests of the County, and expressed a goal for the safe reopening of Los Angeles County...

L.A. County Increases COVID-19 Testing With A New Site

Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent announcement to add more than 80 community-testing sites across the state focused on underserved communities, a new testing site opened last Wednesday, May 13, in Los Angeles County at ChapCare’s Vacco Health Center located at 10408 Vacco St., Suite A, South...

Monrovia Canyon Park to Open on Tuesday, Reservations Required

Map of modifications made at Canyon Park. – Courtesy illustration / City of Monrovia Monrovia Canyon Park will reopen to the public on Tuesday, May 26. All park visitors must have a reservation to access the trails in Canyon...

Monrovia Crime Blotters: May 7–13

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May 7 At 10:09 a.m., two motorists collided at the intersection of California and Huntington. Officers responded and found one vehicle had rolled over, but no one was injured. After investigation and speaking with witnesses, the driver found at fault was issued...

L.A. County to Launch App for Reporting Price Gouging, Scams

During the COVID-19 emergency, consumer fear and anxiety have led certain individuals to try and profiteer at the expense of those in need. Reports of price gouging of essential goods have been widespread during the pandemic. In response, the L.A. County Department of Consumer...

California Task Force Calls on Congress for $1T in Aid for Local Governments

Members of Governor Gavin Newsom’s Task Force on Business and Jobs Recovery sent a letter to congressional leaders asking them to pass $1 trillion in direct relief for state and local governments. “State, local and tribal governments are critical to our recovery. In the short-term, they must be...
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