Tag: L.A. County

Drug Overdoses Behind Rising Deaths Among L.A. County Homeless
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Drug Overdoses Behind Rising Deaths Among L.A. County Homeless

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health announced Thursday that deaths amongst people experiencing homelessness increased to a record 1,267 in 2019 and drug overdose was the leading cause with the greatest increase. In 2018, there were 1,114 deaths among people experiencing homelessness. This is a second annual report on mortality among people experiencing homelessness in L.A. County…

What is in L.A. County’s New Stay-at-Home Order?
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What is in L.A. County’s New Stay-at-Home Order?

With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations surging, a new round of restrictions went into effect on Monday in L.A. County and will remain in effect for three weeks through Dec. 20. Under the new order, residents are advised to stay home as much as possible and always wear a face covering over their nose and mouth…

Appellate Court Upholds L.A. County’s Ban on Indoor Religious Services
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Appellate Court Upholds L.A. County’s Ban on Indoor Religious Services

Saturday, the California Court of Appeal set aside a lower court order that would have allowed indoor services to take place at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley.  The Court of Appeal’s decision temporarily upholds the County’s Health Officer Orders prohibiting indoor worship services. The court ordered the church to provide a formal response to…

Trash, Illegal Fires Pose Health Concerns for L.A. County Beachgoers
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Trash, Illegal Fires Pose Health Concerns for L.A. County Beachgoers

Visitors reminded to ‘pack in, pack out’ their trash To the record numbers of beachgoers descending on Los Angeles County’s iconic beaches, the Department of Beaches and Harbors (DBH) has a message regarding your trash: pack in, pack out. Since late May, nearly 8 million people have visited the beach—a 60% increase over the same time…

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