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Coronavirus cases total 670 in county; death toll hits 11

LOS ANGELES — The death toll from coronavirus rose to 11 March 24 in Los Angeles County, while the overall number of cases reached nearly 670. One of the newly announced deaths involved a person under age 18 from the Lancaster area, according to Dr. Barbara Ferrer, head of the county Department of Public Health. Read More…

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Overtime costs lead to Sheriff’s Dept. budget deficit

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is running a projected $40 million budget deficit and using dollars allocated for services, supplies and equipment to pay out an estimated $142 million in unbudgeted overtime, according to a report presented to the Board of Supervisors April 10. Chief Executive Officer Sachi Hamai told the Read More…

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Walk commemorates birthday of city of Los Angeles

The 236th birthday of the founding of the city of Los Angeles is observed Aug. 26 with the walk to Los Angeles beginning at the San Gabriel Mission, 428 S. Mission Drive, and continuing to the El Pueblo Historical Monument (Olvera Street) in downtown Los Angeles. The walk begins at 6 a.m. and follows the Read More…