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Southern California DACA recipients hope for the best, brace for the worst as Trump readies announcement

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LA County residents warned of Lancaster street vendor infected with hepatitis A

Customers who bought fruit from a streetside vendor in Lancaster last month may have been exposed to hepatitis A, Los Angeles County health officials warned on Monday. The vendor was diagnosed with the disease and he may have transmitted it bet...

By Susan Abram|

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  • Wildlife

    Is there a Maury for mountain lions? Asking for two adorable LA kittens

    Two blue-eyed mountain lion kittens born to a young mother and a father that gets around were found earlier this month in the Santa Monica Mountains, marking the 13th litter discovered by researchers in the area, officials announced Tuesday. The female and male siblings have been dubbed P-59 and P-60, and were discovered by National Park Service and California Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists. The kittens will now be part of a long-term study by the National Park Service on...

    Susan Abram
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  • Seniors

    Successful Aging: It all depends on how you look at the greatness of 80

    Q I am 79 years old and soon will be celebrating my 80th birthday. Although I am grateful to have lived this long I feel so different about this birthday. I recently dreamed that I was about to wander through an arch and at the last minute stopped, which is when I woke up with heart palpitations. Turning 80 makes me nervous. Could you speculate reasons for my apprehension in addition to the fact that for a woman, 80 is seriously getting old? — S.J. A Dear...

    Helen Dennis
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  • News

    Home visits help new parents overcome tough histories, raise healthy children

    EL CENTRO >> Seated at a kitchen table in a cramped apartment, Rosendo Gil asked the young parents sitting across from him what they should do if their daughter caught a cold. Blas Lopez, 29, and his fiancée, Lluvia Padilla, 28, quickly answered: Check her temperature and call the doctor if she has a fever they can’t control. “I’m very proud of both of you knowing what to do,” Gil said, as 3-year-old Leilanie Lopez played with a pretend...

    By Anna Gorman California Healthline|

  • Childhood learning disorders

    Dyslexia, once the reading disability that shall not be named, comes into its own in California

    Jamie Bennetts created a spreadsheet of every child’s reading scores in the small Knightsen Elementary School District a few summers ago, identified the laggers and greeted them in the fall with state-adopted reading interventions. She was new to her job as a reading interventionist, a position she sought after the unnerving experience of teaching 7th-graders, many of whom she’d taught as 1st- or 2nd-graders, and discovering that the 6- and 7-year-olds she’d known as...

    By Jane Meredith Adams EdSource|

  • Public health

    Rodent droppings, cockroaches and flies force closures at 13 LA restaurants

    Thirteen restaurants in Los Angeles were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between Aug. 13 to Aug. 19, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach, rodent and fly infestations, a lack of hot water and sewage discharge, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department. Restaurants and markets whose permits are suspended must close until another inspection determines the problems have been fixed.

    Stephanie K. Baer
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  • Public health

    Cockroaches, lack of hot water force closures at 7 San Fernando Valley restaurants

    Seven restaurants in the San Fernando Valley were temporarily closed last week due to major public health hazards. Between Aug. 13 to Aug. 19, those facilities had their health permits suspended for cockroach infestations and a lack of hot water, according to a report from the Los Angeles County Public Health Department. Restaurants and markets whose permits are suspended must close until another inspection determines the problems have been fixed. Closures can occur during...

    Stephanie K. Baer
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  • Child and teen health

    From lice to mental health, here’s what LAUSD parents need to know as school year begins

    Summer is over and children are back in school, picking up all sorts of germs, eating junk food (after school!) and playing football. Nowadays, there are a host of concerns for parents on how to keep their kids safe. Dr. Kimberly Uyeda, a pediatrician and director of student medical services for the Los Angeles Unified School District, has some advice for parents and students for a safe school year. And chief among her recommendations: teach students to wash their hands. General...

    Antonie Boessenkool
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  • Health

    California needs health-care workers, and it’s asking for help

    Health and education leaders across California have joined forces with business and labor leaders to address workforce shortages in health care. The new group aims to create a blueprint for policymakers. The California Future Health Workforce Commission, unveiled Wednesday, includes two dozen representatives from businesses, organized labor, schools and hospitals. It will meet throughout the year to discuss the state’s current and future health staffing needs and suggest ways to...

    By Anna Gorman California Healthline|

  • Health

    LA-area porn industry slams leaders over ‘terrible’ permit fees

    Adult film producers across Los Angeles County will now have to pay more than $1,600 every two years for health inspections in their studios, after the Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to set fees meant to enforce condom use on all porn sets. The 4-0 vote by the board was made after about a dozen performers from the adult film industry spoke out against the effort during a public hearing in downtown Los Angeles. Many asked the board to consider how those fees could hurt smaller...

    Susan Abram
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  • Homelessness

    LA County strikes deal with cities to ‘streamline’ homeless services

    Hoping to place thousands of homeless people into affordable housing regionwide, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to partner with all cities across the county that step up and help in the effort. A motion introduced by supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sheila Kuehl will allow county officials to fund supportive services to all 88 cities that provide rental vouchers, for example. The supportive services will be paid for by Measure H...

    Susan Abram
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