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The number of hospital patients with confirmed coronavirus infections jumped 41% in the last three weeks in Los Angeles County.

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In what officials Saturday described as an “alarming” increase, hospitalizations of patients with confirmed coronavirus infections in Los Angeles County have jumped 41% in the last three weeks.

Another 287 LAPD employees are currently quarantined at home after having been exposed to the novel coronavirus.

The City Council voted to move forward with the display at an emergency meeting Saturday, granting Mayor R. Rex Parris’ request for authority to issue a permit and sign a contract with a fireworks vendor for a show set for 9 p.m.

The Lancaster City Council has called an emergency meeting Saturday to vote on whether to defy a Los Angeles countywide ban on fireworks displays over the July Fourth weekend.

Authorities say two more California death row inmates have died from apparent complications of the coronavirus in the midst of an outbreak that’s infected 40% of inmates at San Quentin State Prison.

Riverside County truck driver Tommy Macias died of COVID-19 after attending a barbecue. His final message was a warning filled with regret.

For the past 16 years, Mauro Rios Parra has sold fruit bars and ice cream on the streets of Pico-Union, one of L.A.'s densest cities and among the hardest hit by the coronavirus.

Make-A-Wish and other organizations that help children are raising less money. Social workers and court services for families also face challenges.

In late March, Neal Brandenburg used street art to keep his daughters occupied. Months later, the Culver City chalk became a neighborhood sensation.


Housing & Homelessness

A federal judge ordered the city and county to provide beds and services for people. But options are scarce, and warehousing them in large congregate settings is the worst option. Outdoor camping is no better.

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