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Establishing an Anti-Racist Los Angeles County Policy Agenda

The motion also calls for making legislative, policy and programmatic changes to prioritize physical and mental health, housing, employment, public safety, and justice in an equitable way for African Americans.

Gov. Gavin Newsom Lays Out Pandemic Plan for Learning and Safe Schools

California's Department of Public Health July 17, issued updated schools guidance that includes using existing epidemiological metrics to determine if school districts can start in-person instruction.

LA County Sees Highest Number of COVID-19 Hospitalizations Ever

At the beginning of June, the 7-day average of new cases was 1,452. Now the 7-day average is 2,859 new cases a day. This is double the rate from six weeks ago and higher than any point during this entire pandemic.

LA County Increases Law Enforcement Accountability and Invests in Community Health, Safety and Well-Being

The Board of Supervisors has moved to increase law enforcement accountability and expand its investments that promote community well-being and reduce the harm caused by an overreliance on law enforcement and incarceration.

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.

Harris, Bennet Urge Facebook to Strengthen Efforts to Protect Civil Rights, Combat Voter Suppression

The audit also urged the company to devote more resources to address hate against vulnerable populations on its platforms, root out white separatism and white nationalism in all its forms.

Charges Filed for Three Officers Involved in Falsification of Field Identification Cards

Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed charges against three Los Angeles Police Department police officers

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%.

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.

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LA County to Support Litigation Efforts to Protect DACA Dreamers

Since its inception, the DACA program has protected nearly 800,000 individuals, including tens of thousands of immigrants in Los Angeles County (County), from deportation.

Long Beach Unveils Proposed 2021 Budget and Racial Equity and Reconciliation Initiative – Initial Report

Long Beach city budget and Racial Equity and Reconciliation Initiative to be discussed at city council meeting.

COVID-19 EDD Assistance Information

Many Californians have suffered a loss of work and are struggling to stay afloat due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Let Your Voice Be Heard

During this unprecedented time, public comment during board meetings has transitioned from in-person to call-in, which has substantially increased public access and...