NPR: Los Angeles will require proof of a COVID-19 vaccine for indoor establishments

NPR: Los Angeles will require proof of a COVID-19 vaccine for indoor establishments. “Under this mandate, eligible patrons will need to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination to enter restaurants, bars, coffee shops, stores, gyms, spas or salons. People attending large, outdoor events will also need to show evidence of either vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test to attend the event.”

Los Angeles County: Centralized Resource Hub for Older Adults in LA County

I don’t normally cover county-specific resources, but the population of Los Angeles county is a bit smaller than the population of North Carolina – just over 10 million. Los Angeles County: Centralized Resource Hub for Older Adults in LA County. “The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services (WDACS), in collaboration with 18 other County departments and agencies, is pleased to announce a new centralized resource hub for older adults, linking residents to 120+ unique senior services available throughout L.A. County.”

California State University, Dominguez Hills: CSUDH Gerth Archives Obtains L.A. Free Press Collection

California State University, Dominguez Hills: CSUDH Gerth Archives Obtains L.A. Free Press Collection. “The CSUDH Gerth Archives and Special Collections just got a lot ‘freakier’ with the acquisition of the archives of the L.A. Free Press, one of the first and most important underground newspapers of the late 1960s and early 1970s. The collection had belonged to Art Kunkin, the publisher and editor of the Free Press from its inception in 1964 until 1972. When Kunkin passed away in 2019 at the age of 91, his daughter began looking for an archive to house the large collection. She chose the Gerth Archives due to their dedication to archiving alternative voices from the local community.”

The Guardian: LA officers sue over vaccine mandate as police across California threaten to resign

The Guardian: LA officers sue over vaccine mandate as police across California threaten to resign. “Los Angeles police department (LAPD) employees have sued over requirements they get vaccinated for Covid-19, alleging that the department has created a ‘hostile work environment’ for the unvaccinated and that the mandate violates employees’ privacy and civil rights.”

USC Libraries: New Digital Resources for L.A. Community Histories

USC Libraries: New Digital Resources for L.A. Community Histories. “The new digital collections include 15,755 pages of paper records such as broadsides, posters, correspondence, postcards, and ephemera; 1,000 historic photographs; 2,000 video recordings totaling 3,155 hours; and photographs of 95 cultural objects. The archival resources document the lived experiences and perspectives of African American, Asian American, Jewish, and Mexican American communities in Southern California from the late 1800s to the present and are freely accessible online via the USC Digital Library, Calisphere, Digital Public Library of America, and websites maintained by the participating community archives.”

Revealed: LAPD officers told to collect social media data on every civilian they stop (The Guardian)

The Guardian: Revealed: LAPD officers told to collect social media data on every civilian they stop . “Copies of the ‘field interview cards’ that police complete when they question civilians reveal that LAPD officers are instructed to record a civilian’s Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media accounts, alongside basic biographical information. An internal memo further shows that the police chief, Michel Moore, told employees that it was critical to collect the data for use in ‘investigations, arrests, and prosecutions’”, and warned that supervisors would review cards to ensure they were complete. The documents, which were obtained by the not-for-profit organization the Brennan Center for Justice, have raised concerns about civil liberties and the potential for mass surveillance of civilians without justification.”

KABC: About 3,000 LAUSD students test positive for COVID-19 amid return to school

KABC: About 3,000 LAUSD students test positive for COVID-19 amid return to school. “About 3,000 Los Angeles Unified School District students had to go into isolation after testing positive for COVID-19 as they returned to school last week. In addition, 3,500 others had to go into quarantine for being in close contact with those who tested positive. The LAUSD has about 600,000 students in total.”

KCAL: Advocacy Group Creates LAUSD-Wide Dashboard Of Positive COVID-19 Cases In Each School

KCAL: Advocacy Group Creates LAUSD-Wide Dashboard Of Positive COVID-19 Cases In Each School. “An advocacy group has created a comprehensive dashboard of all positive COVID-19 cases in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Parents Supporting Teachers, an L.A.-based advocacy group, said that after repeated requests to create a comprehensive database of positive COVID-19 cases across LA’s school districts was ignored, they created one on their own.”

Los Angeles Experiencing “Alarming Increase” In Covid Hospitalizations, With 8% Of Everyone Infected Now Requiring Admission (Deadline)

Deadline: Los Angeles Experiencing “Alarming Increase” In Covid Hospitalizations, With 8% Of Everyone Infected Now Requiring Admission. “With the bulk of new Covid-19 infections occurring among the unvaccinated, the pace of Los Angeles County residents being hospitalized due to the virus has begun rising at an equivalent rate of new cases, while the rate of people dying is also creeping higher, according to figures released today.”

Los Angeles Times: LAPD officers are supposed to wear masks. They keep getting caught without them

Los Angeles Times: LAPD officers are supposed to wear masks. They keep getting caught without them. “With coronavirus cases once again rising across Los Angeles and within the ranks of the city’s police, LAPD officers have been ordered to wear face masks ‘whenever in public or in the workplace.’ More than a few cops, however, are ignoring the directive — and getting caught.”

CBS Los Angeles: LA County COVID-19 Hospitalizations Nearly Quadruple In One Month

CBS Los Angeles: LA County COVID-19 Hospitalizations Nearly Quadruple In One Month. “Five deaths and 2,361 new cases of COVID-19 were reported by Los Angeles County Monday, and the number of people hospitalized with the virus has nearly quadrupled in the last month. The new infections brought the county’s total from throughout the pandemic to 1,305,704. The additional five deaths raised the county’s death toll of 24,690.”

Deadline: Los Angeles Covid Surge Being Driven By White, Affluent Neighborhoods

Deadline: Los Angeles Covid Surge Being Driven By White, Affluent Neighborhoods. “Covid cases continued to rise in Los Angeles County on Thursday, albeit more slowly. The raw number of daily cases rose 17% in the past week, to 3,248. That’s roughly half of the 7,458 cases recorded in California on Thursday, even though Los Angeles County’s population accounts for only roughly 25% of the state’s residents.”

Deadline: Los Angeles Suffers 40% Increase In Covid Cases In Past 24 Hours; Delta Surge Hitting Younger People

Deadline: Los Angeles Suffers 40% Increase In Covid Cases In Past 24 Hours; Delta Surge Hitting Younger People. “The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed 2,551 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday. According to officials, this is a 20-fold increase in a month, up from 124 new Covid-19 cases reported on June 21. It’s also a 40% increase just over the past 24 hours, when the daily count hit 1,821.”