Tag: Los Angeles 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…

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…

Board of Supervisors Votes to Establish Antiracist L.A. County Agenda
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Board of Supervisors Votes to Establish Antiracist L.A. County Agenda

Acting on a motion by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Establishing an Antiracist Los Angeles County Policy Agenda. “It is incumbent upon those of us who sit in positions of authority to begin dismantling systemic racial bias within the entities for which we are responsible,” Supervisor Ridley-Thomas said. “It’s no longer sufficient…

Los Angeles County Imposes Third Night of Curfew
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Los Angeles County Imposes Third Night of Curfew

Los Angeles County will be under a countywide curfew that runs from 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 2, through 6 a.m. on Wednesday, June 3. The curfew does not apply to individuals voting in Special Elections occurring today in the City of Commerce and in El Rancho Unified School District in Pico Rivera. In both elections,…

L.A. County Extends Curfew
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L.A. County Extends Curfew

The County of Los Angeles is extending the curfew order to tonight at 6 p.m. until Tuesday at 6 a.m. The County first announced a curfew on Sunday in response to numerous protests across the region that, at times, turned violent. At the direction of Sheriff Alex Villanueva, and until further notification, the county-wide curfew…

L.A. County Board of Supervisors Unveils Roadmap to Economic Recovery
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L.A. County Board of Supervisors Unveils Roadmap to Economic Recovery

Supervisor Kathryn Barger introduced a motion, co-authored by Supervisor Hilda Solis and unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, that outlines the framework for economic recovery and development in Los Angeles County following the COVID-19 pandemic. “Although the Safer at Home order remains in place, Los Angeles County must put forward a comprehensive…

Los Angeles County Unveils Recommended Budget
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Los Angeles County Unveils Recommended Budget

Board of Supervisors will review the budget Tuesday Los Angeles County Chief Executive Officer Sachi A. Hamai has released the County’s 2020-21 recommended budget, a $35.5 billion spending plan expected to undergo extensive changes in the months ahead as revenues decline and costs rise due to the COVID-19 emergency. The County expects an estimated $1…

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