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  • Los Angeles And Seattle Announce First Coronavirus Cases Among The Homeless: How many of the homeless were already carriers?

    03/30/2020 5:54:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/30/2020 | John Sexton
    Weeks ago it was clear that the coronavirus presented a unique threat to homeless people who often have underlying conditions that make them more vulnerable than the rest of the population. Cities up and down the west coast have rushed to take emergency measures to get as many people as possible inside, but that has its own risks as shelters are often overcrowded and put ill people a few feet apart from other vulnerable people as they sleep. Now we’re starting to see the first confirmed cases of the virus among the homeless population. In Seattle, four people have...
  • One of the Navy's Biggest Hospital Ships Just Arrived to Help Los Angeles Deal with the Wuhan Coronavirus

    03/27/2020 1:42:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2020 | Julio Rosas
    9cf6-4830-9f9b-3b9e7724d15a.jpg> The USNS Mercy pulling into L.A. World Cruise Center. Credit: Julio Rosas San Pedro, Calif. — The USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) arrived in Los Angeles on Friday after leaving San Diego as part of the national effort to combat the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. The Mercy's mission in LA will be to house and treat non-COVID-19 patients so the shore-based hospitals can focus on treating coronavirus cases. "The men and women of the USNS Mercy and the United States Navy are honored to be here in Los Angeles supporting FEMA, the state of California, the county and the city in...
  • US navy hospital ship reaches virus-struck Los Angeles

    03/27/2020 10:18:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    France24 ^ | March 27, 2020
    Los Angeles (AFP) - A giant US naval hospital ship arrived in Los Angeles Friday, where it will be used to ease the strain on the city's coronavirus-swamped emergency rooms. The USNS Mercy, which docked in the Port of Los Angeles, will quickly become the city's largest hospital with 1,000 beds. It will not receive coronavirus patients, but will instead take patients with a wide range of other conditions or injuries, in order to free up facilities on land. The ship will help "ease the burden on our emergency rooms and ICUs when the cases of Covid-19 grow in the...
  • Prince Harry, Meghan Markle, and Baby Archie Move Permanently to Los Angeles

    03/26/2020 4:32:05 PM PDT · by terart · 183 replies
    The Daily Beast via Yahoo ^ | March 26. 2020 | Tom Sykes
    Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have moved permanently to Los Angeles, having fled Canada before the borders between the countries were closed, in a bombshell move that will throw the royal family into fresh turmoil. U.K. paper the Sun reported Thursday night that the couple took a private flight with their 10-month-old baby Archie to the L.A. area and plan to set up a new, permanent home in Hollywood; the paper also helpfully supplied a list of new neighbors who are also friends, like Victoria and David Beckham and James Corden.
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti warns of mass death, condemns 'false hope,' and tells us his city will be on lockdown for another 2 months — and to 'be prepared for longer'

    03/26/2020 10:29:53 AM PDT · by vespa300 · 149 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 3/26/2020 | Charles Davis
    Los Angeles residents will be confined to their homes until May at the earliest, Mayor Eric Garcetti told Insider on Wednesday. "I think this is at least two months," he said. "And be prepared for longer."
  • L.A. County gives up on containing coronavirus, tells doctors to skip testing of some patients

    03/20/2020 5:33:40 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 47 replies
    The nation’s second-largest municipal health system has told its staff that it is essentially abandoning hope of containing the coronavirus outbreak and instructed doctors not to bother testing symptomatic patients if a positive result won’t change how they would be treated. The guidance, sent by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services to its doctors on Thursday, was prompted by a crush of patients and shortage of tests, and could make it difficult to ever know precisely how many people in L.A. County contracted the virus. The department “is shifting from a strategy of case containment to slowing disease...
  • Virus adds to constant fear of life as undocumented immigrant

    03/23/2020 2:11:06 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 53 replies
    France24 ^ | March 23, 2020
    Los Angeles (AFP) - James can't afford to quarantine: he lost his job as a waiter in a Los Angeles restaurant and is two weeks away from running out of money for rent and food. But as an undocumented immigrant, the 30-year-old Colombian cannot turn to the social aid programs being offered by the US government to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. James is not his real name. It is the name on his fake social security card that, like many in his precarious position, he uses to get low-paying, hourly jobs. He usually gets by on around $400 a...
  • L.A., other SoCal cities cracking down on crowds at parks, beaches to stem spread of COVID-19

    03/23/2020 12:45:30 AM PDT · by L.A.Justice · 10 replies
    KTLA NEWS ^ | March 22, 2020 | Brian Day
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced new measures Sunday to help fight the spread of the coronavirus in L.A., as well as speed up testing for high-risk residents. While many Californians have been adhering to stay at home orders and social distancing guidelines, like keeping six feet distance from other people, far too many are not, the mayor said. "This weekend we saw too many images of too many people crowding beaches or canyons beyond their capacity. Too many people, too close together, too often," Garcetti said. "The longer we do that, the more people will get sick, and the...
  • Los Angeles Is Releasing Inmates Early And Arresting Fewer People Over Fears Of The Coronavirus In Jails

    03/16/2020 5:14:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 33 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | March 16, 2020 | Salvador Hernandez
    Law enforcement agencies across the county have cut down the average number of daily arrests from 300 a day to just 60 over the weekend.Officials in Los Angeles County are releasing inmates and making fewer arrests to reduce the risk of a coronavirus outbreak in the jail and prison systems. "Our population within our jails is a vulnerable population just by who they are, where they are located, so we're protecting that population from potential exposure," Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva told reporters Monday. The potential for an outbreak of the coronavirus inside jails and prisons has been a growing...
  • Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski Delivers Remarks at the Project Python Press Conference

    03/11/2020 8:10:40 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 5 replies
    justice.gov ^ | 3/11/20 | DOJ
    Washington, DC ~ Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Remarks as Prepared for DeliveryGood afternoon, everyone.  Thank you for joining us.Today, we are announcing the results of Project Python, a multilateral interagency operation targeting the Jalisco New Generation Cartel, also known as CJNG.  This operation was led by the DEA, and on behalf of the Department, I want to thank Acting Administrator Dhillon for his strong leadership in the fight against transnational organized crime. And I want to express my appreciation for the courageous law enforcement professionals of the DEA – the men and women who, day in and day out, put...
  • ‘Flood the Streets’: ICE Targets Sanctuary Cities With Increased Surveillance

    03/07/2020 9:04:18 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 21 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 5, 2020 | By Caitlin Dickerson, Zolan Kanno-Youngs and Annie CorreaL
    Intensifying its enforcement in so-called sanctuary cities across the country, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has begun 24-hour-a-day surveillance operations around the homes and workplaces of undocumented immigrants. The agency plans to deploy hundreds of additional officers in unmarked cars in the coming weeks to increase arrests in cities where local law enforcement agencies do not cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. ICE leadership has requested at least 500 special agents who normally conduct long-term investigations into dangerous criminals and traffickers to join the enhanced arrest campaign rolling out in sanctuary cities, according to an internal email reviewed by The New York...
  • Los Angeles Declares Emergency After Confirming Six New Coronavirus Cases Over 48 hours

    03/04/2020 9:47:15 AM PST · by blam · 51 replies
    VIN News ^ | 3-4-2020
    CALIFORNIA (VINnews) – Los Angeles-area officials declared an emergency, saying they’ve discovered six new COVID-19 cases in the county over the last 48 hours. “I have just signed a proclamation declaring the existence of a local emergency. I want to reiterate that this is not a response rooted in panic,” Kathryn Barger, chairwoman of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, said at a press conference. Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti joined county health officials and supervisors, along with the City of Long Beach health officer, at the news conference. County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis said the county declared the...
  • Man brandishes gun at Black Lives Matter activist at L.A. County DA’s Granada Hills home

    03/02/2020 9:30:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 46 replies
    ktla ^ | Mar 2, 2020 | Eric Spillman, Kristina Bravo
    A Black Lives Matter activist said Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey's husband brandished a gun at her as she, along with other protesters, rallied outside the couple's home in Granada Hills early Monday morning. Melina Abdullah, one of the the most vocal Black Lives Matter organizers in Los Angeles, released video of the confrontation she said happened between her and Lacey's husband David at around 5:40 a.m. The footage opens with a man holding up a firearm at his door saying: "Get off of my porch, right now. Get off." A woman is heard responding: "Good morning. Are...
  • ‘Get Off Of My Porch!’: Los Angeles DA’s Husband Pulls Gun On BLM Protesters

    03/02/2020 12:50:24 PM PST · by aimhigh · 44 replies
    DailyWire ^ | 03/02/2020 | Eric Quintanar
    The husband of Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey allegedly pointed a gun at Black Lives Matter protesters who knocked on the man’s front door during a protest outside of his home. Melina Abdullah, a professor of Pan-African studies at California State University, Los Angeles, told NBC News she was attending a protest Monday morning outside of the man’s home, and rang the doorbell to invite the district attorney to talk to other BLM activists gathered outside. After Abdullah rang the doorbell, an elderly African American man opened the front door and pointed a gun at her chest and at...
  • Filthy Streets: LA Has 16 Porta Potties For 36,000 Homeless People

    02/21/2020 8:24:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/20/2020 | John Sexton
    NBC LA published a story this week focused on the problem of human feces on the streets of Los Angeles. There are an estimated 36,000 homeless in the city (60,000 in LA County) but the city only has 16 portable toilets and those are removed at night. The result is people using streets, sidewalks, and even businesses as bathrooms: In one act caught on camera, a homeless man is seen waking up on South Hope Street. He unbuckles his belt, walks over to the front door of a business, pulls down his pants, and defecates right on the door...
  • Trump slams LA mayor for 'urging illegals to beat the system'

    02/18/2020 2:00:08 PM PST · by karpov · 14 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | February 18, 2020 | Spencer Neale
    President Trump slammed the mayor of one of America's biggest cities after he tweeted a video assuring illegal immigrants of their constitutional rights. Trump is visiting Los Angeles as part of a three-day West Coast tour that includes plans to speak with the organizers of the 2028 Olympic Games. On Sunday, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti tweeted his support for illegal immigrants, reminding them that the LA Police Department "does not coordinate with ICE or participate in immigration enforcement." "No matter their immigration status, I want every Angeleno to know their rights and how to exercise them," Garcetti said. "Remember,...
  • LA Mayor and Police Chief Record PSA Assuring Illegals They Can Get Away With Breaking American Laws

    02/17/2020 3:48:20 PM PST · by lowbridge · 26 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | February 17, 2020 | MEGAN FOX
    In what can only be described as giving the middle finger to the United States of America and law and order, the mayor of Los Angeles and his equally law-breaking police chief recorded a public service announcement letting illegal aliens know they will not be held accountable to U.S. laws while living in L.A. "Regardless of your immigration status, I want every Angeleno to know your city is on your side," said Mayor Eric Garcetti. "Here in Los Angeles, our police department does not coordinate with ICE or participate in immigration enforcement." It's amazing to me that he found a...
  • The Moral Crisis of Skid Row. Los Angeles’s addiction epidemic is creating a permanent underclass, cut off from the rest of the city.

    02/17/2020 4:09:32 AM PST · by karpov · 53 replies
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2020 | Christopher F. Rufo
    ... Skid Row is the epicenter of L.A.’s addiction crisis. More than 12,000 homeless meth and heroin addicts pass through here each year, with thousands living in the vast network of tent encampments that line the sidewalks. For decades, L.A. has centralized public services in this tiny city-within-a-city. The result: it’s become an iron cage of the social state, with the highest concentration of homelessness, addiction, and overdose deaths in Los Angeles County. Fire Station 9, which covers Skid Row, is now the busiest firehouse in America, responding to 35,518 calls for service last year, including a record-high number of...
  • Amazon founder Jeff Bezos buys 'most expensive home' in Los Angeles

    02/13/2020 8:45:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    SKY News ^ | February 13, 2020
    Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has bought a Beverly Hills mansion from media mogul David Geffen in a record-breaking transaction for Los Angeles, according to the Wall Street Journal. The world's richest man is said to have paid $165m (£126m) for the property - known as the Warner Estate - which would make it the most expensive home in the Los Angeles area. It beats the previous record set last year when Fox Corporation chief executive Lachlan Murdoch bought the Chartwell estate in the city's Bel Air neighbourhood for $150m (£115m). The 9.4-acre Warner Estate was built in 1937 by its...
  • Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signs city’s enhanced ‘Green New Deal’

    02/10/2020 11:16:10 PM PST · by knighthawk · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 10 2020 | Bradford Betz
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Monday signed an executive directive aimed at boosting the city’s Green New Deal initiative to fight climate change. In signing the executive directive – Garcetti’s 25th since taking office – the 49-year-old mayor insisted the “stakes could not be higher.” “We must act this decade to save the planet and create a more equitable prosperous and healthy future for our children and grandchildren,” he said, according to the Los Angeles Daily News.