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Virus causes serious illness in all ages, official says

LOS ANGELES — The coronavirus death toll grew by 11 April 1 in Los Angeles County, pushing the county’s total to 65, while 513 more cases were confirmed — and local health officials joined a growing movement by suggesting that people wear cloth masks when going out in public. Nine of the 11 new deaths Read More…

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Convention center turned into federal field hospital

LOS ANGELES — Hospitals across the area are making plans for an anticipated surge in coronavirus cases in the coming weeks, county officials said March 30.  The Los Angeles Convention Center has been set up as a federal field hospital, with California National Guard members helping to prepare the facility over the weekend. Los Angeles Read More…

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Judge continues hearing on homeless suit to March 26

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles federal court hearing to discuss possible solutions to the Skid Row homeless crisis in light of the worsening coronavirus pandemic is expected to resume March 26. U.S. District Judge David Carter scheduled the hearing in a lawsuit brought by Skid Row business owners against the City and County of Read More…