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New COVID-19 Cases Decline in L.A. County
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New COVID-19 Cases Decline in L.A. County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 21 new deaths and 943 cases of COVID-19 on Monday. The lower number of deaths and cases may reflect reporting delays over the weekend. Monday’s daily test positivity rate was 3.4%. The seven-day average number of daily cases peaked to more than 15,000 cases on Jan….

Caltech Presents Matt Steinberg’s ‘Socially Unacceptable’
Arts & Entertainment

Caltech Presents Matt Steinberg’s ‘Socially Unacceptable’

Directed by Caltech Theater’s Brian Brophy, “Socially Unacceptable” follows three Facebook content moderators who are hired to work remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Feeling lucky to have a job, these new employees spend their days in a virtual world, Zoom conferencing with teammates for full workdays. As they screen the site’s most violent and offensive posts, these…

Equity Issues Remain With Vaccine Distribution in L.A. County
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Equity Issues Remain With Vaccine Distribution in L.A. County

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health says it is working to address persisting racial inequities in vaccine distribution. The rate of vaccination among white and Asian residents in L.A. County continues to be significantly higher than that among Black/African American and Latino/Latinx residents, according to the Department of Public Health. Black/African Americans have…

Cold Temperatures Expected in Parts of L.A. County
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Cold Temperatures Expected in Parts of L.A. County

The Los Angeles County Health Officer is extending a cold weather alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures. Wind chill temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Los Angeles County mountain areas will be affected through Thursday. “Children, the elderly, and people with disabilities or special medical needs are…

L.A. Small Business Recovery Fund: Round 3 Now Open
Business

L.A. Small Business Recovery Fund: Round 3 Now Open

Applications for the third round of the FOUND/L.A. Small Business Recovery Fund are now open. Grant sizes range from $5,000 to $25,000. Applications close Sunday, Feb. 21, 2021 at 11:59 p.m.  Applicants will need to submit complete applications and required documents. Those who meet the eligibility requirements will be entered into a pool of eligible…

Proposed Legislation Aims to Support Restaurants Through More Outdoor Dining and Delivery Options
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Proposed Legislation Aims to Support Restaurants Through More Outdoor Dining and Delivery Options

As small restaurants across California struggle to survive, Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Woodland Hills) announced progress on legislation that will help facilitate more outdoor dining, and expanded take-out and delivery options, in a manner consistent with public health guidance. Introduced jointly with Senate Majority Leader Robert M. Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys), Assembly Bill (AB) 61 would empower…

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