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State, county slow to fill leased hotel rooms for homeless

LOS ANGELES — Only about half of the 15,000 hotel and motel rooms that California has leased for mostly homeless people to slow the spread of the coronavirus are now occupied, it was reported May 19. More than a month into Gov. Gavin Newsom’s program to get homeless people off the streets, the occupied rooms Read More…

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Area cities resume residential parking tickets

LOS ANGELES — As businesses slowly reopen under special COVID-19 county guidelines, several cities in Southeast Los Angeles County have restored street sweeping parking enforcement, ordered trash placed in plastic bags and opened drive-through coronavirus testing sites. Downey notified residents of its intent to issue tickets the first week of April after residents and businesses Read More…

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Virus’ spread is slowing, county health officials say

LOS ANGELES — The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Los Angeles County topped 40,000 May 20, while results of the latest antibody testing showed a drop in the percentage of residents believed to have been infected at some point, an indication the virus’ spread is slowing. Health officials warned, however, that there could be Read More…