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Methodist Hospital To Host  Blood Drives During Severe Shortage
News

Methodist Hospital To Host Blood Drives During Severe Shortage

Methodist Hospital of Southern California and the American Red Cross will host four blood drives on the hospital campus during the coming weeks in an effort to relieve a local shortage. The entire country is facing a severe blood shortage as the coronavirus outbreak has reduced donations at a time when demand remains strong. Nearly…

What You Need to Know About Pets and COVID-19
News

What You Need to Know About Pets and COVID-19

Wondering what COVID-19 means for the animals in your life? The Department of Animal Care and Control has the information you need: The primary concern of Covid-19 is for human health. Dogs and cats have their own coronavirus that is NOT the same virus as COVID-19. There is no current evidence that you will get…

Arcadia Crime Blotters: March 8–14
Crime

Arcadia Crime Blotters: March 8–14

March 8 Shortly before 12:11 a.m., an officer responded to the 400 block of East Huntington Drive regarding a transient sleeping in a secured parking lot. A records check revealed the 33-year-old male from Pomona had five outstanding misdemeanor warrants. The suspect admitted to being in possession of a controlled substance and a methamphetamine pipe….

Newsom Issues Executive Order Protecting Renters and Homeowners
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Newsom Issues Executive Order Protecting Renters and Homeowners

The order authorizes local governments to halt evictions, slows foreclosures, and protects against utility shut offs Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order on Monday that authorizes local governments to halt evictions for renters and homeowners, slows foreclosures, and protects against utility shutoffs for Californians affected by COVID-19. The order comes as Californians are experiencing substantial…

Assistance Offered to Small Businesses Economically Impacted by COVID-19
Business

Assistance Offered to Small Businesses Economically Impacted by COVID-19

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering low-interest federal disaster loans for working capital to California small businesses suffering substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza announced Monday. SBA acted under its own authority, as provided by the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act that was…

Los Angeles County Buildings Closed
Community

Los Angeles County Buildings Closed

Los Angeles County closed all of its buildings to the public on Monday as a precautionary measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19. The announcement came as Gov. Gavin Newsom directed the closure of California’s bars, brewpubs and wineries, and called on people over 65 and others at higher risk of serious complications from...
Arcadia Proclaims Local Emergency
News

Arcadia Proclaims Local Emergency

Proclamation includes community protection provisions, city becomes eligible for emergency funding from state and federal sources Arcadia City Manager Dominic Lazzaretto issued a Proclamation of Local Emergency Monday paving the way for the city to enact emergency provisions designed to protect the community from further COVID-19 transmission, in addition to making the city eligible for…

LA County Orders Closure of Bars, Gyms & More
News

LA County Orders Closure of Bars, Gyms & More

On Monday, Supervisor Kathryn Barger, Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, announced additional precautions to prevent further spread of Covid-19. All bars, clubs, theaters, entertainment centers, and fitness centers are ordered to be closed until further notice. Restaurants will be permitted to serve take out or deliver food only, and grocery stores…

No Changes to Normal L.A. Superior Court Operations at This Time
News

No Changes to Normal L.A. Superior Court Operations at This Time

According to a statement released by the Superior Court of Los Angeles (Court), the Court is establishing protocols and guidelines to respond and adapt court operations to Coronavirus/COVID-19-related events. The Court is working to identify ways to reduce the need for in-person appearances while performing legally mandated functions and respecting litigants’ due process rights, including…

Dissecting ‘The Distance Between Us’
Arts & Entertainment

Dissecting ‘The Distance Between Us’

By Destiny Torres Today, the United States accounts for the largest population of immigrants. So many different assumptions are placed on immigrants, especially those who travel from Mexico. In times like these, we must learn from the experiences of those who have immigrated to the U.S., instead of the false portrayals we may see in…

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