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Articles from the July 2, 2021 edition

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  • Quick, Someone Give Barbara Ferrer a Sedative: LA County Health Department Recommending Masks Indoors, Even for Vaccinated People

    Alyssa Erdley, News with Attitude|Jul 2, 2021

    6/29: Yesterday, the Los Angeles County Health Department, headed by Barbara Ferrer, PhD, MPH, MEd, changed their mind - yet again - about the efficacy of the various Covid-19 vaccines. Noting that the Delta variant now comprises half of all sequenced variants sequenced across the county, the department is now recommended that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask when in a public indoor setting. They did not go so far as to issue an order, but just wait. Various agencies have...

  • LA County Reports that COVID-19 Cases Among Pregnant Women Remain Low

    Observer Staff|Jul 2, 2021

    The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) has confirmed 5 new deaths and 172 new cases of COVID-19. Of the five new deaths reported today, three people that passed away were over the age of 80, one person who died was between the ages of 50 and 64, and one person who died was between the ages of 30 and 49. To date, Public Health identified 1,247,899 positive cases of COVID-19 across all areas of L.A. County and a total of 24,445 deaths. There are 220 people with...

  • How to Keep Your Pet Safe on Independence Day

    LA County Animal Care and Control|Jul 2, 2021

    With the Fourth of July approaching, the Los Angeles County Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) would like to remind pet owners that extra precautions are necessary in order to protect pets during celebrations. To ensure the safety of your pets, here are a few tips: • Make sure your pet has a collar and tags with your personal information. Include a phone number where you can be reached. • Get your pet microchipped and make sure you register your pet with the company. Do not take you...

  • City Names Advisory Board of We Are Santa Monica Fund

    Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer|Jul 2, 2021

    The City of Santa Monica has announced the seven appointees to the newly-formed We Are Santa Monica Fund Board. They include business executives, a RAND analyst and a social services commissioner. The We Are Santa Monica Fund – a donor advised fund (DAF) – was established last year, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, to provide a pathway for the community to donate emergency goods, services, and monetary funds to aid recovery efforts, city officials said. The seven-member board will adv...