Ben Welsh is the former editor of the Data and Graphics Department, a team of reporters and computer programmers who collect, organize, analyze and present large amounts of information. Welsh has contributed to projects that have won the Pulitzer Prize, the Library of Congress’ Innovation Award, a Knight News Challenge grant and numerous other prizes for investigative reporting, digital design and online journalism. He is also a co-founder of the California Civic Data Coalition, a network of journalists and computer programmers dedicated to opening up public data, and the leader of Pastpages, an open-source effort to better archive digital news. Welsh is originally from Swisher, Iowa.
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Oct. 26, 2021
Los Ángeles ha reabierto sus puertas, pero muchos de los empleados de emergencia siguen sin vacunarse. Poco más del 50% de los bomberos y policías de la ciudad se han vacunado.
June 21, 2021
Los Angeles has reopened, but many first responders remain unvaccinated. Just over 50% of the city’s firefighters and police officers have gotten one shot.
June 19, 2021
Just 55% of the Los Angeles firefighting force has received the COVID-19 vaccine, a lower number than originally announced, fire officials said.
Feb. 1, 2021
The L.A. Fire Department has seen a “sharp decline” in coronavirus cases following the rollout of vaccines, according to a memo from the fire chief.
Jan. 27, 2021
Late last year, firefighters were the first city workers given access to the shots. After an initial burst of activity, the number showing up to get the vaccine has plummeted.
Jan. 16, 2021
Los altos mandos de la LAFD están usando paseos gratuitos de Lyft, equipo Google Nest y sistemas de seguridad para atraer a los bomberos que no están dispuestos a recibir la vacuna COVID-19
Jan. 5, 2021
According to The Times tracker, 1 of every 16 people in the state has tested positive for the virus at some point during the pandemic.
Jan. 6, 2021
Top LAFD brass are using free Lyft rides, Google Nest gear and home security systems to entice firefighters unwilling to get a COVID-19 vaccine.
Jan. 5, 2021