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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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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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Challenger Villanueva increases lead in sheriff’s race

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — Retired Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Alex Villanueva dramatically increased his lead over incumbent Jim McDonnell Nov. 13, with an updated tally from last week’s election showing him with a 22,192-vote lead. When initial vote-counting ended after the Nov. 6 election, Villanueva had a 4,927-vote lead over McDonnell, but Read More…