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L.A. County Emergency Medical Services Designates St. Mary Medical Center as Comprehensive Stroke Center

St. Mary Medical Center has earned the designation of Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Rumble podcast with Laurie Garrett

Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer Laurie Garrett joins Michael for a sobering discussion about all aspects of the pandemic.

Deadline Extended For Families To Get $365 Toward Groceries

The card can be used like a debit card to buy food and groceries for your children at most grocery stores and farmers markets, as well as online through Amazon and Walmart.

Governor Closes Additional Indoor Operations

COVID-19 cases now number 5,616 in Long Beach, and 149 people have died from the virus. Ninety-seven residents are hospitalized—an all-time high for the city, and the positivity rate is at 15.1%.

From Memorial Day to Fourth of July Weekends 2020:The COVID-19 Case Rate Increase in California

But there was a blind spot in the state’s aggressive measures. While some essential workers, such as physicians and nurses, were provided with N-95 masks and personal protective equipment (PPE), other essential workers were overlooked:

San Pedro Opens A Bridge Home

San Pedro Bridge Home opens.

Hospitalizations, Deaths and New Cases Continue to Increase

The daily positivity rate (a composite of a 7-day rolling average) is 10.4%, a rate that Los Angeles County hasn’t seen since late-April

LA County Announces New Cases of COVID-19

Friday marked the highest report of new cases to date with 3,187 new cases of COVID-19.

Supreme Court Introduces Pandemic Preparedness Diplomacy Act

The legislation was also introduced as an amendment to the fiscal year 2021 national defense authorization act. Instead of working with the international community, the Donald Trump administration has taken a series of steps that make responding to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and prepare for future outbreaks more difficult, including announcing that the United States would withdraw its support of the world health organization.

Gov. Newsom Unveils New Tool For Tracking COVID-19

The goal is to refine California’s and LA County’s insights and knowledge, and to spur collaboration with other states and researchers.

Harris, Baldwin, Colleagues Introduce NDAA Amendment to Increase National Production of Testing Supplies and PPE as COVID-19 Cases Rise

“This is simple: as COVID-19 cases continue to rise, there must be an increase in the production of testing supplies, personal protective equipment, and other needed resources,” said Senator Harris.

Long Beach Leads $550 Million Nationwide Class Settlement Over Environmental PCB Claims With Monsanto

Over a dozen lawsuits have been filed by governmental entities since March 2015 seeking cost recovery for stormwater and environmental contamination caused by chemicals known as polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, which Monsanto manufactured between the 1930s and 1977.

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Help for Homeowners: Webinar Aug. 12

Join a webinar on the foreclosure process

Rancho Palos Verdes Forms First Sister City Relationship with Sakura City

During a virtual ceremony held Aug. 4, officials in both cities highlighted a long-running student exchange program and signed proclamations establishing their sister city relationship.

Gov. Newsom Announces $81.8 Million in Commitments to Support Isolation and Quarantine Efforts in Communities Disproportionately Impacted by COVID-19

This new initiative expands on the previously announced grant funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Port of Long Beach, City Partner for Free Drive-In Movies

Twilight Cinema movies come to Long Beach