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Three Covid Outbreaks Reported at Entertainment Industry Facilities

Three Covid outbreaks have been reported over the last week at entertainment industry facilities, as the delta variant causes a spike in cases in Los Angeles County. The worst of the three hit the Motion Picture Industry Pension & Health Plan offices in Studio City, where six people tested positive. Mpiphp has since imposed a vaccine mandate for its staff, which is set to take effect on Sept. 7.
Los Angeles,

Back To School?

I want to believe that California’s public schools will reopen this fall. I really do. When the Los Angeles Unified School District and United Teachers Los Angeles finally reached an agreement in late June to fully reopen schools this fall, I was cautiously optimistic. Los Angeles was the major holdout in the state, remaining more locked down and more vocal than other, smaller districts, with the union demanding more and more giveaways as time went on. If they, the largest school district in the state, could commit to a full reopening, surely, schools up and down the state would be back-to-normal by August.
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Newsletter: Essential California Week in Review: Masks, sports trades and anti-camping rules

Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Saturday, July 31. Here’s a look at the top stories of the last week. Masks are back as coronavirus cases rise again. Health officials are urging even fully vaccinated Californians to resume wearing masks as the Delta variant spreads and vaccinations sputter. The situation has frustrated state officials; Gov. Gavin Newsom compared choosing to remain unvaccinated to drunk driving.

Week in Review: Top Pasadena Stories of The Week

The Editors of Pasadena Now go through over 100 articles published this week on our site and cull the top 42 most newsworthy, informative, and readable. Pasadena’s COVID-19 Vaccination Rate Reaches 81.2%. Coalition Details Plan for Rally Next Monday to Present City Council With List of 25 Housing “Demands”. Education:
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Initiative To Clear Encampment From Venice Boardwalk Brings 191 People Indoors

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – On the last official day of the Encampment to Home initiative to offer a pathway to permanent housing to people living along the Venice Boardwalk, Councilman Mike Bonin and Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday that 191 people have been brought indoors. “A metric that people are judging this by is how the boardwalk looks, and that’s a reasonable one, but the metric that really matters is how many people have been brought indoors and how many lives are being transformed for the better,” Bonin said.”It has demonstrated that when offered real housing, people jump to say yes,...
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Bacteria At Some Beaches Near Dockweiler Continues To Exceed State Standards

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Special water sampling has determined several Los Angeles County beaches near Dockweiler State Beach continue to exceed state standards for bacteria in water, the Department of Public Health announced Friday evening. Public Health is cautioning residents who are planning to visit several Los Angeles County beaches near Dockweiler & El Segundo to be careful of swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers. For more: — LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) July 29, 2021 The department advised the public to be careful of swimming, surfing and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm...