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People Are Finally Getting Serious About Face Coverings
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People Are Finally Getting Serious About Face Coverings

Some cities are citing non-compliance with $2,000 fine To mask, or mask-not? That indeed is the question. Cover up or cough up some cash. That is what many municipalities are now saying, in a growing effort to enforce the ongoing battle against COVID-19 transmission. Experts say, to prevent infection, you must cover your nose and…

Arcadia Nursing Home Sees Spike in COVID-19 Cases
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Arcadia Nursing Home Sees Spike in COVID-19 Cases

With 2,708 new laboratory confirmed COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County as of Tuesday, the county trend indicates some good news, seeing falling virus-related death numbers in nursing homes and long-term care facilities. On Monday, Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of Public Health, confirmed that the curve is going down in nursing homes in the County…

Newsom Says Planned Minimum Wage Increase Will Go Into Effect Next Year
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Newsom Says Planned Minimum Wage Increase Will Go Into Effect Next Year

Governor Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday that Californians will see scheduled minimum wage increases next year. Although current economic conditions authorize him to suspend the scheduled increase in the minimum wage for 2021, Newsom will move the increase forward as reflected in the 2020 state budget. The minimum wage will increase on January 1, to $13…

Arcadia Crime Blotters: July 19-25
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Arcadia Crime Blotters: July 19-25

July 20 At 11:01 a.m., an officer responded to a residence in the 700 block of Arcadia Avenue regarding a fraud report. While conducting a credit check, the victim discovered someone obtained a loan in her name for nearly $5,000. The victim does not know how the suspect obtained her personal information nor the identity…

Southern California Edison Installs New Infrastructure in Chantry Flat Area
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Southern California Edison Installs New Infrastructure in Chantry Flat Area

On Friday, July 17, Southern California Edison (SCE) experienced a failure within their system that caused Emergency Services within the area to have communications issues. Upon inspection, SCE discovered that their infrastructure was no longer in working condition.  This week, SCE will begin a three- to four-week project to replace the infrastructure. During this time,…

Newsom to Deploy Support Teams to Combat COVID-19 in Central Valley
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Newsom to Deploy Support Teams to Combat COVID-19 in Central Valley

During a press conference in Stockton Monday afternoon, Governor Gavin Newsom announced additional support for the Central Valley — a region seeing concerning virus spread, with 14-day positivity rates ranging from 11.9-27.5 percent, that is disproportionately impacting Latinos. The governor announced $52 million for Central Valley counties — San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings,…

City of Arcadia Accepting Donations for First Responders
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City of Arcadia Accepting Donations for First Responders

The City of Arcadia is accepting donations. As coronavirus cases increase daily, the city still needs donations. The higher demand items needed for first responders are: N95 or K95 face masks. Large or extra-large nitrile gloves. Hand sanitizer. Sanitizing wipes. Disposable isolations gowns. Monetary donations. If you or someone you know would like to donate…

Governor Newsom Announces New Protections for Essential Workers
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Governor Newsom Announces New Protections for Essential Workers

Governor Gavin Newsom announced Friday new safeguards for California workers who face the greatest risk of COVID-19, including agricultural and farmworkers. In addition to support for workers to isolate and quarantine, the governor unveiled an education campaign for workers and employers. He also committed to working with the Legislature to expand critical protections like paid…

L.A. County Public Health Unveils Compliance Plan to Enforce Health Officer Orders
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L.A. County Public Health Unveils Compliance Plan to Enforce Health Officer Orders

As health inspectors conduct visits to ensure infection control measures are in place in businesses across the county, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has created a tiered compliance and enforcement plan that will include citations and fines for businesses that continue to violate Health Officer Orders. Since March, Public Health received…

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