Month: June, 2020

Where to Get a COVID-19 Test in Los Angeles County
News

Where to Get a COVID-19 Test in Los Angeles County

CVS opens new testing locations in the Southland Officials for Los Angeles County and the City of Los Angles admitted on Tuesday that all available appointments for COVID-19 testing this week were already full. According to officials, the lack of availability was primarily due to L.A. City not opening slots for registration at City-operated sites…

California COVID-19 Assessment Tool Unveiled
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California COVID-19 Assessment Tool Unveiled

Governor Gavin Newsom this week released tools, technology, and data that will allow scientists, researchers, technologists, and all Californians to better understand the impact of COVID-19. This includes the California COVID Assessment Tool, or CalCAT, a “model of models” that contains assessments of the spread of COVID-19, short-term forecasts of disease trends, and scenarios of the…

Los Angeles County Temporary Eviction Moratorium Extended to July 31
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Los Angeles County Temporary Eviction Moratorium Extended to July 31

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors issued an executive order which extends an existing temporary moratorium on evictions in parts of Los Angeles County in response to the coronavirus/COVID-19 health emergency. The eviction moratorium, which can be extended on a month-to-month basis, will remain in place until July 31, 2020 The temporary eviction…

Governor Newsom Declares Budget Emergency to Help California’s Response to COVID-19
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Governor Newsom Declares Budget Emergency to Help California’s Response to COVID-19

Governor Gavin Newsom proclaimed a budget emergency on Thursday to make additional resources available to fund the state’s ongoing emergency response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring the availability of funding for personal protective equipment, medical equipment and other expenditures as necessary to support a potential hospital surge and provide necessary services to vulnerable populations. The proclamation clears…

PCC Executive Order Prohibits Use of Chokehold
Education

PCC Executive Order Prohibits Use of Chokehold

PCC Superintendent/President Erika Endrijonas signed an executive order on Monday that immediately prohibits the use of carotid restraints, or chokeholds, by PCC Campus Police.  The order also creates a 13-member Campus Police Policy Task Force with the charge of completing a top-to-bottom review of the police force’s policy manual and training handbook. PCC Police Chief Steven Matchan will report on…

Career Corner: Better Times Are Ahead
Columns

Career Corner: Better Times Are Ahead

By Angela Copeland A friend said something to me this weekend that took me by surprise. They said, “Better times are ahead of us.” What took me by surprise was less the statement than my own reaction to it. In the moment that it was said, I had a realization as to just how tough…

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