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Health official says some positive data seen in COVID-19 stats

LOS ANGELES — Rising coronavirus cases and fatalities remain concerning — with four dozen more deaths confirmed July 23 — but there are signs Los Angeles County is beginning to turn the corner in efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, according to one of the county’s top health officer. “At least this week, we’re Read More…

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Leimert Park woman tells tale of surviving COVID-19

LEIMERT PARK — While attending the annual weeklong National Brotherhood of Skiers summit in Sun Valley, Idaho, Feb. 29-March 7 Nyla Jefferson contracted COVID-19. At the time, the coronavirus had not yet become a menace in the U.S. Four months later, the COVID-19 health crisis has exploded across the country, hitting California particularly hard. Due Read More…

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Supervisors vote to establish anti-racist policies

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted unanimously July 21 to establish an antiracist policy for the county. Acting on a motion authored by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the lone Black member of the governing body, the board declared that racism is a matter of public health and that eliminating biases from county operations Read More…