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Attorney general conditionally approves hospital sale

LYNWOOD — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has given his conditional approval to the sale of St. Francis Medical Center to Prime Healthcare. The announcement came July 18, about a week after a health care workers union filed a formal objection with Becerra — whose office must approve the sale — calling for him to Read More…

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Coronavirus-related hospitalizations continue record pace in county

LOS ANGELES — For the fourth time in the past week, Los Angeles County reported a record number of COVID-19 patients in area hospitals July 20, while health officials said the recent spike in cases can be attributed to people failing to adhere to social distancing and other infection-control measures. According to the county Department Read More…

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Workplaces are major source of COVID-19 cases, official says

LOS ANGELES — For the second time in three days, Los Angeles County set a daily record July 16 for new coronavirus cases and announced more than 50 additional deaths, while the county’s top health officer warned that workplaces have become a major source of virus transmission. The county Department of Public Health announced 4,592 Read More…