Tag: coronavirus

Pac -12 Postpones Games Due to Pandemic
Sports

Pac -12 Postpones Games Due to Pandemic

The Pac-12 CEO Group voted unanimously to postpone all sport competitions through the end of the 2020 calendar year. The decision was made after consultation with athletics directors and with the Pac-12 COVID-19 Medical Advisory Committee who expressed concern with moving forward with contact practice. The Conference also announced Tuesday that when conditions improve, it will consider…

L.A. County COVID-19 Rent Relief to Launch Aug. 17
News

L.A. County COVID-19 Rent Relief to Launch Aug. 17

To assist renters with limited means affected by the COVID-19 crisis, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has provided $100 million in CARES Act funds to create a COVID-19 Rent Relief program, operated by the Los Angeles County Development Authority (LACDA). The program is set to launch on Monday, Aug. 17, 2020, and will…

Newsom Says Trump Unemployment Plan Will Cost State $700M a Week
News

Newsom Says Trump Unemployment Plan Will Cost State $700M a Week

During Monday’s press conference, Governor Gavin Newsom said the state would face “massive” budget cuts if the state implements President Trump’s plan for unemployment, as outlined in an executive order signed Saturday. Under the president’s plan, states would have to provide $100 of a $400 supplemental weekly unemployment benefit, a decrease from the extra $600…

L.A. County Supervisors Seek to Keep Courthouses Clear of COVID-19
News

L.A. County Supervisors Seek to Keep Courthouses Clear of COVID-19

Seeking to keep Los Angeles County courthouses clear of COVID-19, the Board of Supervisors called for stronger health and safety measures to reduce the risk of exposure to the virus. “Enhancing our existing health and safety measures is critical — not only to slow the spread of COVID-19, but also to protect the constitutional and…

Energy and Gas Assistance Funds Provide Utility Assistance to Families
News

Energy and Gas Assistance Funds Provide Utility Assistance to Families

More support with energy bills is now available to people directly affected by the coronavirus pandemic due to job loss, closures, illness, or for seniors. United Way of Greater Los Angeles is partnering with Southern California Edison (SCE) and Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) to administer SCE’s Energy Assistance Fund (EAF) and SoCalGas’s Gas Assistance Fund…

How Are Small Businesses Coping During COVID-19?
Business

How Are Small Businesses Coping During COVID-19?

Supporting one another and shopping locally is imperative By Terry Miler Recently, we have focused a lot of our editorial attention on how local restaurants are managing during the coronavirus. Cities such as Monrovia, Pasadena, Arcadia and Sierra Madre have gone out of their way to make life a little easier for those eateries shuttered…

State Releases Youth Sports Guidance
Sports

State Releases Youth Sports Guidance

The California Department of Public Health released guidance for youth sports activities to re-open including school-based, club and recreational programs. The guidance document may be found here. Youth sports and physical education are permitted only outdoors, and tournaments, events and competitions are not allowed. Physical distancing of at least 6 feet must be maintained at…

L.A. County Will Not Consider Waivers to Re-open Schools
Education, News

L.A. County Will Not Consider Waivers to Re-open Schools

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) will not be considering waivers for re-opening of schools at this time, following new guidance from the California Department of Public Health. Th new guidelines recommend that counties with case rates at or above 200 cases per 100,000 residents do not extend waivers to resume…

Testing Capacity Expands at L.A. County-Supported Sites
News

Testing Capacity Expands at L.A. County-Supported Sites

As the need for COVID-19 testing continues to rise, the County of Los Angeles is expanding testing capacity at current sites and opening new sites in high-need areas. Due to this expansion, county-supported testing sites will have the capacity to test up to 55,000 residents a week.    Appointments are available at the following county-operated…

Survey Says 65% of Students Dislike Virtual Learning
Education

Survey Says 65% of Students Dislike Virtual Learning

A survey released in June to university students across North America, South America and Europe executed in 6 languages (English, Spanish, German, French, Portuguese and Italian) surfaced a number of critical insights concerning global virtual teaching and the recent transition away from campus classrooms. The survey is part of the “Excellence in Virtual Education” (EVE) project undertaken by Hap Klopp,…

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