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A person in a red sweatshirt administers COVID-19 vaccine to a young Black man. Both are wearing face masks.
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State Sets Aside Vaccines for Hard-Hit Areas, Speeds Reopening Efforts

Southern California counties and others across the state could be cleared to open more businesses and lift other restrictions sooner than anticipated under a plan announced today that will prioritize COVID-19 vaccines in communities hardest hit by the pandemic.
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L.A. City Council Passes Motion to Fund Second Round of COVID-19 Rental Assistance

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously today to approve funding from the federal and state governments for a second round of the city's COVID-19 Emergency Renters Relief Program, which will help thousands of families.
An education worker receives a vaccination at a mass vaccination site in a parking lot at Hollywood Park adjacent to SoFi stadium during the Covid-19 pandemic on March 1, 2021 in Inglewood, California.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Effort Expands to Teachers, Other Workers

The pool of residents eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations vastly expanded in Los Angeles County today, with teachers and other essential workers added to the list of those who qualify for vaccines.
Students at Manchester Ave. Elementary School have virtual meet and greet with teacher
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State Deal Encourages School Reopening by April; but Local Resistance Looms

Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders announced a multibillion-dollar deal today aimed at enticing schools to resume in-person instruction for young students by April 1, but it's unlikely L.A. Unified will meet that date.
The City of L.A. is staging a COVID-19 mobile vaccination clinic in Chinatown for senior citizens, in an attempt to improve access to the vaccine among vulnerable populations.
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Long-Awaited COVID-19 Vaccine Access Expanding in L.A. County Monday

Los Angeles County’s COVID-19 vaccination effort will expand vastly Monday, but health officials said today those workers will have to be patient as vaccine supplies remain limited and staff are trained to ensure only eligible people receive shots.
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Landlords Can Sign Up for Rent-Guaranteed Program to House Homeless Angelenos During the Pandemic and Beyond

The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority today urged property owners to sign up for a program that matches landlords with people experiencing homelessness, with rent guaranteed by the government.
Close up of a new parent's hand holding a baby's hand.
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Partly Due to COVID-19, L.A. City Council Gives City Employees Paid Parental Leave

The Los Angeles City Council today unanimously approved an ordinance to provide paid parental leave to all civilian city employees, though it's not a permanent change.
Medical workers load syringes with the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine to be administered by nurses at a vaccination site at Kedren Community Health Center, in South Central Los Angeles, California on February 16, 2021.
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Vaccines Heading to L.A. Held Up by Winter Storms; Appointments Postponed

Los Angeles' city-run vaccination sites will be closed today and all appointments rescheduled due to supply delays caused by winter storms throughout the nation.
A padlock keeps the campus of Venice High School shuttered in Venice on July 13, 2020.
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New Vaccination Site Brings LAUSD Closer to the Classroom, but Teachers Insist It’s Too Soon

As LAUSD opens its first school-based COVID-19 vaccination center and the rate of infections drops, schools could soon be resuming in-person classes, but many campuses will likely remain closed as teachers wait to get vaccinated.
Students follow along remotely with their regular school teacher's online live lesson from separated by plastic barriers at STAR Eco Station Tutoring & Enrichment Center on September 10, 2020 in Culver City, California
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New Interactive Map Shows School Reopenings Across California, but Many Angelenos Say It's Too Soon to Reopen

With debate continuing to rage about reopening schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic, California health officials today released an interactive map that allows people to track the status of campus reopenings.
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