Why LA County Extended a Mask Mandate – NBC Los Angeles

Why LA County Extended a Mask Mandate – NBC Los Angeles

The mask requirement for public transit due to expire soon was extended Friday in Los Angeles County after an uptick in coronavirus cases and hospitalizations pushed the region into a higher COVID risk category last week. The state’s most populous county moved from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “low” risk category to … Read more

Brooklyn residents live with mice and mold in the shadow of a luxury building with the same landlord – New York Daily News

Brooklyn residents live with mice and mold in the shadow of a luxury building with the same landlord – New York Daily News

Residents on a tree-lined block in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, are caught in a clash between misery and luxury. On one side of Chauncey St. stands the sprawling Fulton Park Plaza: once a shining example of affordable housing built by former Brooklyn Dodgers star Jackie Robinson, now fallen into disrepair. Apartments are rife with mold, mice … Read more

Caribbean-rooted, city attorney handles legal side of disasters – New York Daily News

Caribbean-rooted, city attorney handles legal side of disasters – New York Daily News

Whether bracing for a severe storm or coping with the shock of a terrorist attack, New Yorkers rely on immediate aid from the city’s well-known first responders — and the NYC Emergency Management agency. Part of the city’s team of dedicated first responders, NYC Emergency Management staffers and volunteers not only work at disaster scenes, … Read more

Supervisor Kathryn Barger endorses recall of DA George Gascón

Supervisor Kathryn Barger endorses recall of DA George Gascón

(L to R) Lo Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger and District Attorney George Gascón. [Images via Facebook] Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger has become the latest prominent voice to support the effort to recall District Attorney George Gascon — saying “the last straw” for her was a report detailing how zero-bail policies are diminishing … Read more

Cancers of the uterus finally headed to list of 9/11 illnesses — boon to female first responders, downtown NYC residents – New York Daily News

Cancers of the uterus finally headed to list of 9/11 illnesses — boon to female first responders, downtown NYC residents – New York Daily News

After being ignored for two decades, cancers of the uterus are expected to be added to a list of 9/11-related health conditions — bringing a measure of equality to the women who breathed the toxic soup that hung over Ground Zero. But the news did little to comfort Con Edison retiree Cheryl Hall, who worked … Read more

Why Trees Are Not Part of LA’s Outdoor Watering Restrictions – NBC Los Angeles

Why Trees Are Not Part of LA’s Outdoor Watering Restrictions – NBC Los Angeles

Two-day-per-week outdoor watering restrictions are set to begin June 1 in Los Angeles. But there’s an important exception to the rule in place to reduce water use during the region’s dry spell. Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday that the water restrictions do not apply to tree watering. The mayor said the region needs its trees … Read more