Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Random Highlights

The Presidential Election: “A 200-Pound Sack of Concrete” vs. “The Orange Menace”

If there’s a President Biden, we’ll need to fight him from day one -- and we’ll actually have a chance to move policy.

Police Response to Press at Black Lives Matter Protests Tests First Amendment

Journalists have been tear-gassed, hit by rubber bullets and detained

Long Beach Issues New Health Order Protocols for Higher Education Institutions and School-Aged Childcare Providers

Colleges and universities in Long Beach will not be able to resume all in-person academic instruction at this time.

Public Health Recommends Testing for Individuals Possibly Exposed to COVID-19 and Closely Monitors Data After Labor Day Weekend

Public Health is carefully monitoring data over the next couple of weeks to see the impact of the holiday weekend on the transmission of the virus across County communities and recommends testing for individuals possibly exposed to COVID-19.

Murder Investigation And Arrest 10th St. and Cherry Ave.

Long Beach Police Officers responded to a report of shots fired in front of a residence in the area of 10th Street and Cherry Ave.

L.A. County And City Leaders Join Forces With Citizen to Launch SafePass Partnership

SafePass will allow users to self-report their symptoms for COVID-19 and receive notifications and alerts directly from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

TODAY – Community Forum On Police Reform

The recommendations will be used by the police Commission and the Advisory Committee in building a roadmap for continued police reform.

Gov. Newsom Signs Bills to Support Small Businesses Grappling with Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic, Bolster Economic Recovery

California small businesses are drivers of economic growth – creating two-thirds of new jobs and employing nearly half of all private sector employees.

Help for Small Businesses and Nonprofits

Sustaining small businesses and community groups through this pandemic is a critical part of responding to COVID-19.

City of Long Beach To Receive $1 Million Grant For Development of A Black Infant Health Program Public Awareness Campaign

Evidence suggests that negative birth outcomes of black women may be linked to chronic stress associated with social factors including racial discrimination.

Elections

Long Beach Convention Center will serve as LA County Vote Center

Every Vote Center will be open every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. during the early voting period.

Millionaires versus Markets: Big Money Battles Prop. 15

The corporate owner of Terranea Resort has spent $250,000 to defeat Proposition 15, while Carson’s largest landowner, the Watson Land Corp., has...

Campaigning in a Different World

Top District 7 vote-getters in school board race look to distinguish themselves in new political environment The District 7...

Prop. 22 — The Great Wage Theft

Uber, Lyft and DoorDash have spent $47.5 million each on Prop. 22. It’s a cheap price compared to what they owe

Health

More COVID Testing Available

By law, the insurance company may not charge you any co-pay, deductible, or any out-of-pocket expense for the test.

Washington and Oregon Join California in Pilot Project Using Google and Apple Exposure Notification Technology to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

The app confidentially notifies individuals who may have been exposed to someone who tested positive for the virus.

After Labor Day COVID-19 Numbers See Increase In L.A. County – 38 New Deaths and 1,160 New Positive Cases Confirmed

There are 780 people now hospitalized with COVID-19 and 31% of these people are in the ICU. The number of daily hospitalizations has returned to levels seen early in the pandemic.

Public Health Recommends Testing for Individuals Possibly Exposed to COVID-19 and Closely Monitors Data After Labor Day Weekend

Public Health is carefully monitoring data over the next couple of weeks to see the impact of the holiday weekend on the transmission of the virus across County communities and recommends testing for individuals possibly exposed to COVID-19.