Health News

Governor declares state of emergency over hepatitis outbreak

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Jerry Brown’s declaration of a state of emergency Oct. 13 due to a widespread hepatitis A outbreak will help secure more vaccinations that are needed to fight the disease, officials said. The California Department of Public Health has vaccinated more than 80,000 at-risk people in the state with doses mostly received Read More…

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Supervisors to spend $259 million on the homeless

LOS ANGELES  — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a wide-ranging set of recommendations June 13 to combat homelessness, committing to spend nearly $259 million over the next 12 months. Chief Executive Officer Sachi Hamai said the county’s plan will move 45,000 families and individuals into permanent housing over the next five years Read More…

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County plans new strategy against illegal pot shops

LOS ANGELES — Lawyers for Los Angeles County recommended a “surge strategy” April 18 to shut down medical marijuana dispensaries operating illegally in the face of a ban in effect in unincorporated areas. The county’s legal team told the Board of Supervisors that they had closed 60 dispensaries between 2011-16 and another 31 after the Read More…