Hollywood Reporter: Finding Overlooked Midcentury Beauty in South L.A.

Hollywood Reporter: Finding Overlooked Midcentury Beauty in South L.A.. “Frustrated by circular conversations about gentrification with no clear solutions offered, [Jerald] Cooper realized that many people in his community didn’t even know the architectural significance of the buildings around them. ‘You want to save the hood, but what are the basic things that you could know?’ recalls the architecture aficionado of what led to him launching his Instagram account … which documents for its 63,000 followers midcentury modern architecture in Los Angeles, as well as other cities.”

Business Wire: LA Business Council Institute and USC Sol Price School of Public Policy Center for Economic Development Launch Groundbreaking Database of Over 31,000 Small Businesses in LA County (PRESS RELEASE)

Business Wire: LA Business Council Institute and USC Sol Price School of Public Policy Center for Economic Development Launch Groundbreaking Database of Over 31,000 Small Businesses in LA County (PRESS RELEASE). “Developed in collaboration with the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy’s Center for Economic Development, Compete4LA aims to help level the playing field for local businesses seeking to support the region’s major sports, entertainment, and cultural events, as well as major public infrastructure projects. The online database will host and maintain over 31,000 publicly accessible, verified business profiles for Los Angeles County businesses, featuring small firms under $1 million in annual sales and fewer than 20 employees, and other refining criteria.”

UCLA: New website offers Korean American view of 1992 L.A. uprising

UCLA: New website offers Korean American view of 1992 L.A. uprising. “Compiled by a group of researchers, editors and students, the site contains hundreds of articles, images, and videos from the past 30 years that can help anyone better understand Sa I Gu in a way that centers the viewpoints of Korean Americans. The project was inspired by Pulitzer-nominated Korean American journalist K.W. Lee, who has been a trailblazer in American media during the past 50 years. It was made possible with the support of Jerry Kang, Korea Times-Hankook Ilbo Endowed Chair in Korean American Studies and Law.”

Port of Los Angeles: New Website Provides Close-Up Look At Port Of Los Angeles Marine Habitats, Wildlife

Port of Los Angeles: New Website Provides Close-Up Look At Port Of Los Angeles Marine Habitats, Wildlife. “As part of ongoing efforts to promote a deeper understanding of the diverse habitats of Los Angeles Harbor, the Port of Los Angeles has unveiled an educational website showcasing the abundant marine life thriving above and below Port waterways…. The LA Harbor Habitats site creates a visual and three-dimensional representation of marine life at the Port, providing users with various ways to explore the trade gateway’s biology, including by habitat—from the shore to seafloor. Underwater videos, interactive games and stunning photography of the undersea world of the Port add to the experience.”

Deadline: 3 Times More Los Angeles Residents Infected With Covid Than Previously Reported, Says Study

Deadline: 3 Times More Los Angeles Residents Infected With Covid Than Previously Reported, Says Study. “A new state study suggests the number of people in Los Angeles County who have been infected with Covid-19 during the pandemic is far greater than the number confirmed through standard testing. That’s due largely to the number of people who never developed symptoms and so never got tested, or who couldn’t access tests, L.A. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said today.”

Deadline: Los Angeles Covid Cases Up 78% In Past Four Days As Officials Warn About Holiday Gatherings, Outbreaks

Deadline: Los Angeles Covid Cases Up 78% In Past Four Days As Officials Warn About Holiday Gatherings, Outbreaks. “Indeed, the 7-day test positivity has risen 50% since Tuesday, from 0.8% to 1.2% today. That kind of jump in a 7-day average is worth noting, even though the percentages are still relatively low. Cases have risen even more sharply. On Tuesday, L.A. County reported 708 new cases. Today, the number had risen 78% to 1,263 new cases, up from 1,088 yesterday.”

Downtown Los Angeles News: Library to preserve photographer’s theater shots

Downtown Los Angeles News: Library to preserve photographer’s theater shots. “For four decades, photographer Ed Krieger was the go-to theater guy in the Los Angeles area. Before he died on Dec. 16, 2020, he snapped production stills and headshots for such venues as The Fountain Theatre, Skylight Theatre, Boston Court, El Portal, Laguna Playhouse, Rubicon Theatre, Downey Civic Light Opera, Ford Amphitheatre, Hollywood Bowl and others.”

Deadline: Covid Was The Leading Cause Of Death In Los Angeles Over The Past Two Years, Data Show

Deadline: Covid Was The Leading Cause Of Death In Los Angeles Over The Past Two Years, Data Show. “According to L.A. officials, Covid has been the leading cause of death in L.A. county over roughly the past two years. Offering data from March 2020 through December 2021, Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said 24,947 lives lost to Covid. Second on the list is coronary heart disease, which was responsible for 21,513 deaths. For comparison — since it is often made — the flu took 3,422 lives in Los Angeles over the same period.”

KCAL: Los Angeles Fire, Police Departments Grappling With COVID Outbreaks

KCAL: Los Angeles Fire, Police Departments Grappling With COVID Outbreaks. “First responders in the City of Los Angeles have been hit hard by this latest surge of COVID-19 infections. The Los Angeles City Fire Department is grappling with a major outbreak. Chief Ralph Terrazas says 7% of his staff – nearly 300 firefighters – have been infected and are not working. That’s the highest number of positive cases in the department since the start of the pandemic.”

Los Angeles Records Highest Number Of New, Daily Covid Cases Ever; Count Nearly Doubles In 48 Hours Amid “Explosive” Transmission (Deadline)

Deadline: Los Angeles Records Highest Number Of New, Daily Covid Cases Ever; Count Nearly Doubles In 48 Hours Amid “Explosive” Transmission. “Los Angeles reported the highest number of new, daily Covid cases since the pandemic began on Friday. The previous record was set almost exactly one year ago, during the peak of the winter surge. On January 4, the county saw 21,849 new infections, according to its data dashboard. Today, the 24-hour count rose to 27,091, a new record and up about 35% from the 20,198 infections yesterday.”

Politico: L.A. schools tried to mandate vaccines. Then they faced having to send 30,000 students home.

Politico: L.A. schools tried to mandate vaccines. Then they faced having to send 30,000 students home.. “In September, the nation’s second-largest school district imposed strict vaccine requirements on children 12 and older, with almost no exemptions. The district blinked at the last minute, however, as community activists and Gov. Gavin Newsom questioned the idea of moving more than 30,000 unvaccinated students back into distance learning.”

Deadline: Los Angeles Covid Positivity Rate Soars As California Models Predict Hospitalization Surges Due To Omicron

Deadline: Los Angeles Covid Positivity Rate Soars As California Models Predict Hospitalization Surges Due To Omicron. “Last Monday, L.A.’s 7-day average test positivity rate was 3.4%. Today, that same 7-day average has risen more than 300% to 12.4%. That’s a shockingly steep rise over the course of 8 days in a data point that is an average, not a raw number. The one-day numbers are equally shocking.”

ABC 7: LA County moves back into ‘high transmission’ category as COVID cases increase, health officials say

ABC 7: LA County moves back into ‘high transmission’ category as COVID cases increase, health officials say. “Exactly two weeks after the Thanksgiving holiday and its associated gatherings of family and friends, Los Angeles County is seeing a resulting increase in COVID-19 cases, the public health director said today, calling the trend a possible start of yet another winter surge of infections.”

Los Angeles Times: L.A. firefighter accused of ‘despicable act’ in protest over vaccine mandate

Los Angeles Times: L.A. firefighter accused of ‘despicable act’ in protest over vaccine mandate. “The LAFD member responded to receiving the non-compliance letter by dropping his pants and wiping his buttocks with the letter, leaving fecal matter on the document, before dropping it to the ground, according to the Stentorians of Los Angeles City, a group representing African American firefighters.”