It’s Monday, Mar. 9 And Here Are The Stories We’re Following Today
As coronavirus spreads in the L.A. area, city and county officials are focused on safeguarding vulnerable populations, including schoolchildren and people experiencing homelessness. Several City Councilmembers have weighed in with ideas, and LAX has reportedly ramped up precautions.
Meanwhile, an effort to create a plan that will address Cali's ballooning homelessness crisis is asking for billions.
Here’s what else we’re...
- Josie Huang looks into reports that Chinese Americans are stockpiling guns and ammo in fear of being targeted for coronavirus.
- Carla Javier finds out what steps schools are taking to improve cleanliness in the face of coronavirus.
- Mariana Dale has some advice about how to talk to your little kids about coronavirus.
- The Long Beach City College campus is still waiting for answers about why the school's president was ousted in a closed door session last week. Adolfo Guzman-Lopez has been following the story.
- Two Los Angeles City Council members presented a motion to install sanitation stations at homeless encampments, reports Brianna Flores.
- San Pedro High School teacher David Crowley's classroom will become home to the nation's first all-LGBTQ+ library, dubbed the Pride Library. Pablo Cabrera brings us the story.
- Check out our list of events coming up this week.
In Case You Missed It:
- Californians with Medi-Cal or commercial health plans won’t have to pay for coronavirus testing, if it’s deemed medically necessary.
- Here’s a quick look at California’s changing demographics.
- A list of priests who were credibly accused of sexual abuse and then sent overseas to continue working includes a handful of men from the L.A. Archdiocese.
- Some state and local leaders are hoping to pass a bill that would allot $2 billion to fight homelessness.
- Eight LAX passengers have been quarantined over coronavirus fears.
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The news cycle moves fast. Some stories don't pan out. Others get added. Consider this today's first draft.