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LA County Hopes to Move Out of ‘High’ COVID Activity Category

Thursday, August 4, 2022 | 5:34 am

Los Angeles County could move out of the federal government’s “high” COVID-19 activity category Thursday based on recent drops in the rate of people being hospitalized with the virus, although the number of people being treated in local medical centers has ris... More »

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REAL ID Enforcement Date Now Nine Months Away

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 | 12:09 pm

Nearly a half million California drivers will need to renew their driver’s licenses this month, and the California Department of Motor Vehicles suggests this is the perfect time to upgrade to a REAL ID. Driver’s licenses expire on a customer’s birthday every f... More »

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Board of Supervisors Ratifies Local Emergency Due to Monkeypox

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 | 4:26 pm

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors ratified a local emergency declaration Tuesday in response to the monkeypox outbreak. Board Chair Holly Mitchell issued a proclamation late Monday declaring the emergency in Los Angeles County, where 400 monkeypox ca... More »

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LA County Supervisors Set Ballot Measure Allowing Sheriff Removal

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 | 4:10 pm

As expected, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to place a measure on the November ballot that would give the board authority to remove a publicly elected sheriff from office for cause. The board made the move on a 4-1 vote, with Supervi... More »

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Pasadena Confirms First Cases of Monkeypox in Residents

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 | 3:04 pm

Pasadena Public Health Department has received reports of the first cases of monkeypox infection in four Pasadena residents, according to a city statement Tuesday afternoon. “We have been coordinating with our healthcare partners who are managing cases of monk... More »

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National Night Out Events Planned Tuesday In Pasadena, Around Southland

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 | 6:03 am

Community gatherings are planned in Pasadena and neighboring communities Tuesday for residents to gather with police officers, firefighters, sheriff’s deputies and other first responders as part of the annual National Night Out crime-prevention event. The even... More »