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Nurse retires from Cedars-Sinai after 50 years

Independent Staff Report LOS ANGELES — Last week nurse Patsi Saoud took off her scrubs for the last time and retired after 50 years on...

Official says COVID surge will continue through September

Wave Wire Service LOS ANGELES — Saying the area is enduring an “explosion” of COVID-19 infections, Los Angeles County's public health director warned Aug. 7...

Delta variant continues to drive rise in COVID-19 cases

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — The highly infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus continues to cause sharp increases in the number of new cases...

City considers requiring vaccinations for all employees

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — City officials began hashing out details July 28 of a proposal to require all municipal employees to show proof...

Sewage spill notification was late due to ‘multiple failures’

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — The failure to more quickly notify the public of a 17-million-gallon sewage spill that ultimately closed beaches from El...

Silent killer infiltrates the Black community

ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer For reasons unknown, Alzheimer’s disease is disproportionately impacting the Black community and after decades of studying and researching the stealthy,...

New policy requires state employees to show vaccination proof

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — All state employees and all workers at hospitals and health care facilities across California will be required to show...

Delta variant continues to spark increase in COVID cases

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County's COVID-19 hospitalization numbers and testing positivity rate continued their steady climbs, as the county marked its...

New coronavirus cases top 1,000 mark for four straight days

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — For the fourth day in a row, the number of new COVID-19 infections reported in Los Angeles County topped...

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