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A 'Great Big Digital Divide' Is Hampering LA Schools Efforts To Teach Remotely

A 'Great Big Digital Divide' Is Hampering LA Schools Efforts To Teach Remotely

Teachers are working around the clock to produce online coursework. But device shortages and poor internet access have meant some students can't access the lessons.

Chronically Ill And Facing Eviction During A Pandemic

Chronically Ill And Facing Eviction During A Pandemic

One renter finds herself self-isolating in her trailer, facing eviction during a pandemic, as a chronically ill person.

California's Mass Casualty Plan For Pandemic Deaths Hasn't Been Stress-Tested

California's Mass Casualty Plan For Pandemic Deaths Hasn't Been Stress-Tested

State and local officials jointly plan with the funeral industry for hundreds or even thousands of pandemic casualties, but we've never seen anything remotely that bad.

'I Don't Want to Feel Like A Sitting Duck.' COVID-19 Stokes Fear Inside A California Prison

'I Don't Want to Feel Like A Sitting Duck.' COVID-19 Stokes Fear Inside A California Prison

Inmates at a prison near Bakersfield worry the virus could spread among them "like wildfire."

LA Metro Is In 'Uncharted Territory' And Waiting For Federal Aid To Get Back On Track

LA Metro Is In 'Uncharted Territory' And Waiting For Federal Aid To Get Back On Track

Average weekday ridership on Metro's trains is down more than 80% and bus ridership is down nearly 70%. But that's just one part of the shortfall the agency faces.

A Plea From LA's Top Health Official: 'We Need Everyone To Do Their Part All Of The Time'

A Plea From LA's Top Health Official: 'We Need Everyone To Do Their Part All Of The Time'

L.A. County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer told us: 'We need everyone to do their part. And we need everyone to do their part all of the time.'

Senate Strikes Deal For $2 Trillion 'Wartime Level Investment' To Rescue Economy From Pandemic

Senate Strikes Deal For $2 Trillion 'Wartime Level Investment' To Rescue Economy From Pandemic

The plan marks the largest rescue package in American history.

How Did LA Cope With The Influenza Pandemic Of 1918?

How Did LA Cope With The Influenza Pandemic Of 1918?

And what lessons can we learn from that experience?

COVID-19 Map: Tracking Worldwide, U.S. And Local Coronavirus Cases

COVID-19 Map: Tracking Worldwide, U.S. And Local Coronavirus Cases

Tracking the spread of COVID-19 in Southern California, the U.S. and the world.

COVID-19 Tests Are In Short Supply. Even People With Symptoms Are Left In The Dark

COVID-19 Tests Are In Short Supply. Even People With Symptoms Are Left In The Dark

"I'm extremely anxious, I'm scared for my family," said one Angeleno who's had a fever for more than a week.

The Presidential Election In November May Be Held At Your Mailbox Thanks To COVID-19

The Presidential Election In November May Be Held At Your Mailbox Thanks To COVID-19

Might the coronavirus crisis have us all voting by mail more in the future? Maybe. But expanding mail-in voting isn't without its challenges -- even in California.

Already On The Margins, Child Care Providers Look For Coronavirus Relief

Already On The Margins, Child Care Providers Look For Coronavirus Relief

Child care providers around the state are closing as parents whose jobs are deemed non-essential have been told to stay home with their kids.

What It's Like To Be Homeless During A Pandemic

What It's Like To Be Homeless During A Pandemic

For the thousands homeless in Los Angeles, the pandemic is just one thing among many that makes life difficult.

Doctors Fear For Their Health As The Coronavirus Surge Looms

Doctors Fear For Their Health As The Coronavirus Surge Looms

Physicians in Southern California fear for what's to come in the days and weeks ahead, as supplies run short and coronavirus case numbers rise. 

Where To Get Financial Assistance, Food And More During The Coronavirus

Where To Get Financial Assistance, Food And More During The Coronavirus

We've compiled a list of organizations that are working to help put money, food and necessities back into the community.

LA Schools Are Now Shut Until May -- And So Far, Online Learning Is Falling Short

LA Schools Are Now Shut Until May -- And So Far, Online Learning Is Falling Short

With L.A. schools closed at least until May, district leaders are scrambling to find ways to save finances while increasing learning time.

CDC Sent Same Size Coronavirus Test Kits To Large Cities, Small Towns

CDC Sent Same Size Coronavirus Test Kits To Large Cities, Small Towns

Each kit contained material to test a mere 300 to 400 patients.

Coronavirus Cost You Your Job? These SoCal Employers Are Hiring

Coronavirus Cost You Your Job? These SoCal Employers Are Hiring

L.A. grocers, nanny services and home gym companies say they're hiring as fast as they can to meet increased demand.

Your No-Panic Guide To The Coronavirus In LA

Your No-Panic Guide To The Coronavirus In LA

One very important way we can all combat fear is to be prepared.

Map: COVID-19 Cases Top 380K Worldwide; 536 Confirmed In LA County

Map: COVID-19 Cases Top 380K Worldwide; 536 Confirmed In LA County

The latest numbers on COVID-19 cases on L.A. County, the U.S. and worldwide.

Fact-Check: 5 Times President Trump's Statements On Coronavirus Were Off The Mark

Fact-Check: 5 Times President Trump's Statements On Coronavirus Were Off The Mark

Trump has made a lot of promises about actions that his administration is taking to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Here's a reality check.

I Can Sew Homemade Masks. Will Hospitals Use Them Against Coronavirus? 

I Can Sew Homemade Masks. Will Hospitals Use Them Against Coronavirus? 

Sew shops and hobbyists with extra fabric and newfound time on their hands want to help frontline health workers.

Why Many Californians Are Still Confused About What They Can And Can't Do

Why Many Californians Are Still Confused About What They Can And Can't Do

The breadth of Gov. Gavin Newsom's order has so far not been matched with many specifics.

An ER Doctor Wonders If California's Stay At Home Order Is 'Too Little, Too Late'

An ER Doctor Wonders If California's Stay At Home Order Is 'Too Little, Too Late'

It's a question ER doctors contemplate as they watch the Italian hospitals buckle under the demand of the fast-spreading virus.

LA County Election Results: With 20K Ballots Still To Count, DA Race Heads To Runoff

LA County Election Results: With 20K Ballots Still To Count, DA Race Heads To Runoff

The DA primary race was tough. The runoff may be tougher.

Coronavirus Has The Census Bureau Pushing Back Deadlines

Coronavirus Has The Census Bureau Pushing Back Deadlines

Census Bureau leaders say the count is still meeting and exceeding goals. But recently hired enumerators are feeling uninformed and unprotected.

LA Metro Ridership And Sales Tax Revenue Are Plummeting Because Of Coronavirus

LA Metro Ridership And Sales Tax Revenue Are Plummeting Because Of Coronavirus

The county's transit system is moving to a "hybrid service" schedule and has reached out for state and federal aid, CEO Phillip Washington said Friday.

College Students: Here's Your Guide To Keeping The Financial Aid Tap Flowing

College Students: Here's Your Guide To Keeping The Financial Aid Tap Flowing

A significant part of financial aid is used by students for non-tuition costs such as rent, food, and transportation.

The Food In Your Fridge Is Safe(ish) From Edison Power Outages

The Food In Your Fridge Is Safe(ish) From Edison Power Outages

Southern California Edison has canceled many planned power outages to spare families who are home during the Coronavirus outbreak.

LAUSD Will Pay Its Substitute Teachers During Shutdown

LAUSD Will Pay Its Substitute Teachers During Shutdown

L.A. Unified substitutes will receive a daily wage during the shutdown based on how many days they've worked since August.

L.A. Fundraiser Pleads Guilty To Coordinating $500,000 Bribe Involving Councilmember

L.A. Fundraiser Pleads Guilty To Coordinating $500,000 Bribe Involving Councilmember

A fundraiser pled guilty on a charge connected to his coordination of a $500,000 bribe to a city councilmember. It's the latest domino to fall in an FBI investigation into corruption at Los Angeles City Hall.

A Guide For Seniors On Coping In The Age Of Coronavirus

A Guide For Seniors On Coping In The Age Of Coronavirus

Here are some tips for surviving and thriving while stuck at home.

Inmates' Families Struggle With COVID-19 Suspension Of Jail Visits

Inmates' Families Struggle With COVID-19 Suspension Of Jail Visits

The suspension prevents a mother and father from making the 230-mile drive to see their son in Avenal State Prison, and keeps a woman from visiting her cousin - who has schizophrenia - in Men's Central Jail.

2nd Coronavirus Death In LA County Announced; Returning To Normal Life In A Couple Weeks Unlikely

2nd Coronavirus Death In LA County Announced; Returning To Normal Life In A Couple Weeks Unlikely

The public health department is planning for worst-case scenarios, with the virus potentially lasting for weeks or months.

Your No-Panic Guide: Am I Doing Social Distancing Right?

Your No-Panic Guide: Am I Doing Social Distancing Right?

So what is and isn't OK in our new world of social distancing? Can I have people over or go visit grandma? Here's what the new CDC guidelines and other health experts have to say.

Love In The Time Of Coronavirus: Canceled Weddings

Love In The Time Of Coronavirus: Canceled Weddings

Wanna get married? Hope you got a marriage license before most government offices closed to the public.

University Of California Withdraws Tuition Hike, Student Leaders Demand More Help

University Of California Withdraws Tuition Hike, Student Leaders Demand More Help

UC student leaders asked the university system to give student workers paid leave, emergency housing and other aid to ease coronavirus impacts.

How LA Metro And Other Public Transit Agencies Are Adapting To Our New Coronavirus Reality

How LA Metro And Other Public Transit Agencies Are Adapting To Our New Coronavirus Reality

If you can stay home, do so. But if you can't, public transit is still an option for healthy individuals (who take precautions and observe social distancing).

Dear LAist: Will My Child's Day Care Center Or Preschool Close?

Dear LAist: Will My Child's Day Care Center Or Preschool Close?

Amid school closures, LA child care providers have a lot of questions and few answers.

Social Distancing? Not If You Live in A Chinese Immigrant 'Boarding House'

Social Distancing? Not If You Live in A Chinese Immigrant 'Boarding House'

Chinese immigrant "boarding houses" or "family motels" are all over the San Gabriel Valley, especially in Monterey Park. And they're packed.

Your No-Panic Guide To The Coronavirus In LA

Your No-Panic Guide To The Coronavirus In LA

One very important way we can all combat fear is to get prepared.

The Case For Not Panic Buying A Gun

The Case For Not Panic Buying A Gun

This is a really stressful time, but society's not going to collapse. Having a gun in the home can hurt more than help.

Concerns About Coronavirus At A Trailer Park We Investigated

Concerns About Coronavirus At A Trailer Park We Investigated

In the face of a global pandemic, things are even more challenging for tenants at the bottom rung of the rental market.

Governor Newsom Says It's 'Unlikely' That Schools Will Reopen Before Summer

Governor Newsom Says It's 'Unlikely' That Schools Will Reopen Before Summer

The governor noted that all precautions were a result of "common sense."

Are LA Hospitals Ready for Coronavirus? Here Are Nine Different Scenarios.

Are LA Hospitals Ready for Coronavirus? Here Are Nine Different Scenarios.

In Los Angeles region, intensive care units would be especially overwhelmed and require additional capacity.

Older Workers Face A Tough Decision: Stay Inside... Or Earn A Paycheck?

Older Workers Face A Tough Decision: Stay Inside... Or Earn A Paycheck?

Telling retirees to stay home is one thing. But one in five Californians age 65 and older still has a job, and some can't sacrifice the income.

Flattening A Pandemic's Curve: Why Staying Home Now Can Save Lives

Flattening A Pandemic's Curve: Why Staying Home Now Can Save Lives

From school closures to event cancellations, the disruptions are real -- and vital. It's all to slow the spread of coronavirus so hospitals don't get so overwhelmed that they can't treat the sickest.

What To Know About California's 'Lockdown' Of Seniors And The Chronically Ill

What To Know About California's 'Lockdown' Of Seniors And The Chronically Ill

California Gov. Gavin Newsom called for seniors and people with chronic conditions to isolate themselves during the coronavirus pandemic, raising questions about the state's capacity to ensure delivery of food, medicine and services to some of its most vulnerable residents. 

California Lawmakers Pass $1.1 Billion In Emergency Coronavirus Funds And Then Shut Down The Capitol

California Lawmakers Pass $1.1 Billion In Emergency Coronavirus Funds And Then Shut Down The Capitol

In an urgent attempt to prepare California for a surge of critically ill coronavirus patients, state lawmakers Monday allocated up to $1 billion for an unprecedented ramp-up of hospital capacity.

Cigarettes, Water And Weed: Some LA Businesses Are Slammed, While Others Are Closing Their Doors

Cigarettes, Water And Weed: Some LA Businesses Are Slammed, While Others Are Closing Their Doors

Businesses not under orders to close down, here's the question: Do I stay or do I shutter?

2020 Census Mailers: Explained

2020 Census Mailers: Explained

The coronavirus is shaking up everyone's schedules, but one schedule remains the same (at least for now). The 2020 Census.

Adding To The Weirdness, A Storm Is Heading Our Way

Adding To The Weirdness, A Storm Is Heading Our Way

Rain, wind and snow are expected through Wednesday.

Your Guide To Los Angeles County School Closures (Right Now All Of Them)

Your Guide To Los Angeles County School Closures (Right Now All Of Them)

All public school campuses in Los Angeles and Orange counties are closed.

LAUSD Is Switching To 'Distance Learning.' What Will That Look Like?

LAUSD Is Switching To 'Distance Learning.' What Will That Look Like?

The two-week schools shutdown will be a test of LA Unified's capacity to instruct hundreds of thousands of students from a distance.

This Coronavirus Is Unlike Anything in Our Lifetime. The Facts You Need To Know

This Coronavirus Is Unlike Anything in Our Lifetime. The Facts You Need To Know

ProPublica's Charles Ornstein says that comparing the novel coronavirus to the flu is dangerously inaccurate.

Here's What The Federal Coronavirus Relief Act Could Do For You

Here's What The Federal Coronavirus Relief Act Could Do For You

Free virus testing, food aid, sick leave and more. Now it has to pass the Senate and get President Trump's signature.

What We Know About Long Beach Unified's Plans So Far For 5 Weeks Of No School

What We Know About Long Beach Unified's Plans So Far For 5 Weeks Of No School

School officials are scrambling to work out a number of logistical details, including how students will access educational materials and turn in work.

Your No-Panic Guide: What We Do (And Don't) Know About The U.S. Medical Stockpile

Your No-Panic Guide: What We Do (And Don't) Know About The U.S. Medical Stockpile

Almost everything about the stockpile is secret, for security reasons, although the broad outlines of its holdings are known.

Your No-Panic Guide: Sanitizer, Toilet Paper, Medicine -- When Will Everything Be Back In Stock?

Your No-Panic Guide: Sanitizer, Toilet Paper, Medicine -- When Will Everything Be Back In Stock?

Panic buying has all but wiped some of the biggest stores clean.

Dear LAist: Will I Get Paid If Coronavirus Puts Me Out Of A Job?

Dear LAist: Will I Get Paid If Coronavirus Puts Me Out Of A Job?

The president is poised to sign a relief bill that guarantees sick leave for workers. But not everyone will qualify.

How LA Is (Or Is Not) Protecting Homeless People From Coronavirus

How LA Is (Or Is Not) Protecting Homeless People From Coronavirus

Officials are scrambling to prevent an outbreak in a highly vulnerable population of people.

Drills And Tents: Local Hospitals Prep For A Surge In COVID-19 Patients

Drills And Tents: Local Hospitals Prep For A Surge In COVID-19 Patients

One worker said training should have been ramped up months ago.

Mis Ángeles: Living On LA's Margins, There's Not Much Time To Obsess About Coronavirus

Mis Ángeles: Living On LA's Margins, There's Not Much Time To Obsess About Coronavirus

It's just hard to worry about stuff you have very little control over when you're under constant pressure to pay the bills, avoid bad situations and overcome institutional obstacles like racism and sexism. 

All LAUSD Schools Are Closing Monday. Here's What You Need To Know

All LAUSD Schools Are Closing Monday. Here's What You Need To Know

District officials said Friday there are still no known links between any virus cases and LAUSD schools.

Timeline: Follow The FBI's Sweeping LA City Hall Corruption Investigation Through The Years

Timeline: Follow The FBI's Sweeping LA City Hall Corruption Investigation Through The Years

The full scope of the FBI investigation into pay-to-play schemes at city hall is still a mystery, but here's what we know.

Kids Stuck At Home? Here's How To Keep Them Busy And Grow Their Brains At The Same Time

Kids Stuck At Home? Here's How To Keep Them Busy And Grow Their Brains At The Same Time

Yes, laundry can be educational- and fun! We went to the experts for tips on keeping the learning going even if school's out.

Why The Question Of Quarantining Grandma Has California Families Scrambling

Why The Question Of Quarantining Grandma Has California Families Scrambling

Government policy is one thing, real life another. What happens if your germ-carrying preschoolers suddenly pose a lethal threat to their elderly grandparents?

Pepperdine Is Clearing Out Its Dorms, But Some Students Can Stay

Pepperdine Is Clearing Out Its Dorms, But Some Students Can Stay

The Malibu campus told it's 2,400 students to leave by 3 p.m. on Sunday as it moves its classes online on Monday.

LAUSD Will Team Up With Public TV To Teach Kids If Schools Close

LAUSD Will Team Up With Public TV To Teach Kids If Schools Close

The Los Angeles Unified School District will partner with local public television stations to provide educational programming in the event schools close.

Newsom Bars Large Events To Slow COVID-19 Spread

Newsom Bars Large Events To Slow COVID-19 Spread

All gatherings of 250 or more people "should be canceled or postponed," state public health officials recommend.

Your Guide To Working From Home (...Or The Library, Or A Coffee Shop)

Your Guide To Working From Home (...Or The Library, Or A Coffee Shop)

If you're used to going into an office, this can be a big change.

Coronavirus Is Hitting Port Of Los Angeles Truckers Hard -- Some Harder Than Others

Coronavirus Is Hitting Port Of Los Angeles Truckers Hard -- Some Harder Than Others

As Chinese shipments dry up, some port truck drivers aren't just losing income, they're getting deeper in debt.

Your No-Panic Guide To The Coronavirus In LA

Your No-Panic Guide To The Coronavirus In LA

COVID-19 is officially a pandemic. Here's what you need to know.

How LAUSD Is Responding To Coronavirus Worries

How LAUSD Is Responding To Coronavirus Worries

The superintendent can take "any and all actions necessary" to keep schools running. What exactly does that mean?

Deep Cleaning, Disinfectant And 'Death Stares': LA Public Transit In The Age Of Coronavirus

Deep Cleaning, Disinfectant And 'Death Stares': LA Public Transit In The Age Of Coronavirus

Are you at increased risk of getting coronavirus on public transit in L.A.? That largely depends on the behavior of people who may be infected -- and the response from transit agencies.

More Colleges Shift To Online Classes As Coronavirus Spreads. Here's What's Happening Locally.

More Colleges Shift To Online Classes As Coronavirus Spreads. Here's What's Happening Locally.

Here's a list of how local colleges are responding to the spreading coronavirus.

USC Is Moving To Online Classes. Here's How That Will Work

USC Is Moving To Online Classes. Here's How That Will Work

USC moves 7,000 classes online for three days this week, joining Columbia, Princeton, and others.

Coronavirus Fears Drive Chinese Immigrants To SGV Gun Shops

Coronavirus Fears Drive Chinese Immigrants To SGV Gun Shops

Chinese customers say they're increasingly scared for their personal safety as the coronavirus crisis deepens in the U.S.

LA County Leaders Consider Alternatives To Jail For Sick, Vulnerable Inmates

LA County Leaders Consider Alternatives To Jail For Sick, Vulnerable Inmates

Voters passed Measure R to change the criminal justice system. County leaders may beat them to it.

$169M And Counting: What Presidential Hopefuls Spent In California So Far

$169M And Counting: What Presidential Hopefuls Spent In California So Far

The biggest spenders in California have two things in common: Both are billionaires who have dropped out of the race.

Former City Councilman Mitch Englander Surrenders To FBI -- Indictment Cites Female Escorts, Cash Payouts In Bathrooms, Thousands On Alcohol

Former City Councilman Mitch Englander Surrenders To FBI -- Indictment Cites Female Escorts, Cash Payouts In Bathrooms, Thousands On Alcohol

In 2018, Englander -- who represented L.A.'s 12th city council district -- stepped down in the middle of his term to take a private sector job with an entertainment and sports facilities company.

 How To Talk To Your Little Kids About Coronavirus

How To Talk To Your Little Kids About Coronavirus

Tips from a clinical psychologist: First, take a deep breath.

The 2020 Census Is Coming Soon. How California Will Be Counted

The 2020 Census Is Coming Soon. How California Will Be Counted

California is teeming with people -- roughly 40 million of them, more than in 21 of the smallest states combined. Why an undercount is so worrisome.

What DIY Democracy Looks Like In An Underserved Slice Of LA

What DIY Democracy Looks Like In An Underserved Slice Of LA

Want L.A. City Hall to pay attention to abandoned cars and potholes near you? Neighborhood councils play a vital role.

Why Chicharito's Home Debut Has LA Galaxy Fans Stoked

Why Chicharito's Home Debut Has LA Galaxy Fans Stoked

The player arrived to a fanfare in L.A., and now it's time for fans to see him in action.

The Scramble To Fix Los Angeles Voting Before November (And What Went Wrong)

The Scramble To Fix Los Angeles Voting Before November (And What Went Wrong)

"Voters who waited patiently for hours deserve our praise for their commitment to democracy. Voters deserve better," said Secretary of State Alex Padilla.

How Health Care Workers Are Meeting Homeless Patients Where They Live

How Health Care Workers Are Meeting Homeless Patients Where They Live

USC healthcare workers hit the streets of L.A. County to meet patients where they live.

Are Voters Angry Enough About Homelessness To Start Voting Out Incumbents?

Are Voters Angry Enough About Homelessness To Start Voting Out Incumbents?

Behind the scenes, the competition for Council District 4 is likely already affecting homeless policy in L.A

Helping Preschoolers Work Through Trauma, One Breath At A Time

Helping Preschoolers Work Through Trauma, One Breath At A Time

The LA Unified School District knows many of its students will experience trauma before they graduate and it's preparing teachers to help those students.

Election 2020: Primary Results For LA County Races

Election 2020: Primary Results For LA County Races

The latest vote tallies for key races in Los Angeles city and county.

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