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Health official ‘cautiously optimistic’ about latest coronavirus numbers

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — With the county representing smaller shares of the state's coronavirus cases and deaths, Los Angeles County's public health director...

Free COVID-19 testing offered at Montebello Civic Center

By Jose Ivan Cazares, Contributing Writer MONTEBELLO — Los Angeles County has opened a COVID-19 test site at the Montebello Civic Center to expand testing access...

Lynwood votes to freeze public safety contract increases

By Jose Ivan Cazares Contributing Writer LYNWOOD — The City Council voted unanimously July 21 to approve its public safety contracts with the Los Angeles...

Bellflower places proposed sales tax increase on ballot

By Arnold Adler Contributing Writer BELLFLOWER — Local voters will be asked to approve a three-quarters-cent sales tax increase on the Nov. 3 ballot. The City Council...

Bell Gardens residents caravan for rent protections

By Ashley Orona Contributing Writer BELL GARDENS — Residents from a local tenant organization organized a car caravan outside City Hall July 24, presenting their elected...

New COVID-19 testing site opens in South Gate

By Ashley Orona Contributing Writer SOUTH GATE — A new drive-through COVID-19 testing site opened July 27 as part of Los Angeles County’s efforts to expand...

Suspended councilman receives September trial date

From City News Service LOS ANGELES — A Sept. 29 trial date has been set for suspended Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar, who faces...

County introduces ‘green zone’ land-use redesign in East L.A.

By Ashley Orona, Contributing Writer EAST LOS ANGELES — A green zone program that would create new standards for hazardous businesses to become environmentally sustainable is...

Coalition of cities asks county to share federal funds

From 2UrbanGirls CARSON — A coalition of 28 Southern California cities is demanding the county Board of Supervisors divvy up the $1.8 billion in coronavirus...

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