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L.A. County Suspends Dining Amid Surge in COVID-19 Cases
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L.A. County Suspends Dining Amid Surge in COVID-19 Cases

As new COVID-19 cases remain at alarming levels and the number of people hospitalized continue to increase, Los Angeles County will suspend dining at restaurants, breweries, wineries and bars as the five-day average of new cases increased to more than 4,000 cases. The change will take effect Wednesday at 10 p.m. “To reduce the possibility for…

L.A. County Records Highest Number of New COVID-19 Cases
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L.A. County Records Highest Number of New COVID-19 Cases

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) recorded the highest number of daily new cases Thursday (excluding days where case backlogs were included), confirming 29 new deaths and 5,031 new cases of COVID-19. Over the last two days, there have been a total of 8,975 new cases reported; a two-day average of…

California Announces Curfew in Purple Tier Counties
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California Announces Curfew in Purple Tier Counties

In light of an unprecedented, rapid rise in COVID-19 cases across California, Governor Gavin Newsom and the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) announced Thursday a “limited” stay-at-home order requiring generally that non-essential work, movement and gatherings stop between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. in counties in the purple tier. The order will take effect at 10…

Arcadia Police Department Awarded $67K Grant From the OTS
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Arcadia Police Department Awarded $67K Grant From the OTS

The safety of everyone traveling is the focus of a grant awarded to the Arcadia Police Department. The $67,000 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS) will assist in the Arcadia Police Department’s efforts to reduce deaths and injuries on Arcadia roads. “These are trying times, and now more than ever, it is…

L.A. County Launches Digital COVID-19 Contact Tracing to Reduce Notification Times
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L.A. County Launches Digital COVID-19 Contact Tracing to Reduce Notification Times

L.A. County and its partner, Healthvana, on Wednesday announced a feature that empowers patients to anonymously and immediately notify close contacts of a positive COVID-19 test result, using a mobile phone. By reducing COVID-19 exposure notifications from days to hours, officials hope to further reduce community spread by encouraging close contacts to quickly quarantine and obtain…

L.A. County to Implement Tighter Restrictions to Fight COVID-19 Spread
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L.A. County to Implement Tighter Restrictions to Fight COVID-19 Spread

Starting this Friday, new restrictions will be in place as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increase Effective Friday, Los Angeles County will tighten pandemic safeguards and restrictions as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to increase significantly, officials announced Tuesday. COVID-19 cases have more than doubled since the beginning of November and hospitalizations have increased from an…

Arcadia Crime Blotters: Nov. 8-14
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Arcadia Crime Blotters: Nov. 8-14

Nov. 8 At 3:17 a.m., an officer responded Clinic Gym, located at 24 N. First Ave., regarding a vandalism report. Surveillance footage revealed a suspect threw a rock through the front glass door. The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male, with a medium build, and was seen wearing a dark blue or…

L.A. County at ‘Dangerous Point’ in Coronavirus Surge
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L.A. County at ‘Dangerous Point’ in Coronavirus Surge

As COVID-19 cases surge and hospitalizations continue to rise across California, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health, warned Monday that the county is “at a very dangerous point in the pandemic.” L.A. County’s adjusted case rate has nearly doubled, from 7.6 per 100,000 people last week to 13.7…

California Pulls ‘Emergency Brake’ in Attempt to Curb COVID-19 Spread
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California Pulls ‘Emergency Brake’ in Attempt to Curb COVID-19 Spread

As COVID-19 cases sharply increase across the country and California, Governor Gavin Newsom and state public health pulled the “emergency brake” in the Blueprint for a Safer Economy on Monday to slow the spread of the virus. When the changes go into effect Tuesday, 94.1% of California’s population will be living in the most restrictive reopening tier….

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