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A Labor Department report is expected to show millions more jobless.

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The coronavirus continued its punishing march on Wednesday as more United States governors ordered their citizens to stay at home, more states pleaded for rapidly diminishing stocks of emergency supplies, and more experts predicted that the devastating economic effects of the pandemic could stretch into next year. In Florida, the state’s Republican governor belatedly issued a stay-at-home order for residents — but only after a morning telephone call with President Trump, who later   Los Angeles News said he still had no plans for a similar national directive. In Washington, Democrats and Republicans in Congress, as well as President Trump, are increasingly looking toward enacting a huge new infrastructure plan that could create thousands of jobs. And in New York, where hundreds of new deaths pushed the tristate region’s toll past 2,300, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo pleaded for a supplies for his overwhelmed hospitals and desperate health care workers. “Really, the only hope for

L.A. County reports 9 new coronavirus-related deaths as cases explode to more than 1,200

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As both the number of confirmed coronavirus cases and deaths in Los Angeles County rose by more than half Thursday, public health officials warned that the trajectory of new infections would likely grow dire in the coming weeks. . Health officials reported nine new deaths, bringing the death toll to 21. Officials also reported 421 more confirmed cases of the virus, for a total of 1,229, an increase of 52% over Wednesday. “There is no projection in which a couple weeks from now, we’re doing fine,” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Thursday night. "... A week or two from now, we will have images like we’re seeing in New York here in Los Angeles.” New York, the national epicenter of the coronavirus crisis, has had 385 deaths, more  Los Angeles News than four times as many as California. Hospitals there need thousands more ventilators to keep the most serious COVID-19 patients breathing. Of the people in Los Angeles County who tested positive, 253 — or roughly

Stan Kasten discuss what comes next after coronavirus shutdown

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Team president and CEO Stan Kasten warned against any speculation about when a 2020 schedule might begin, though he said he remains optimistic a “substantial season” of games will be played. “In talking with the commissioner and the health authorities, I think it’s really important for us not to speculate on those things because different people have different guesses and we would be misleading fans if we convinced them that one opinion is right and one is wrong,” Kasten said. “We just don’t know.” Kasten did say that all “field-facing” elements of the stadium Los Angeles News renovation project are nearly completed and would have been ready for the Dodgers’ home opener, originally scheduled for Thursday against the San Francisco Giants. “Our guys are really highly motivated. So it’s not as much a concern (about their inactivity) as it is just keeping everyone connected as much as we can. (Strength and conditioning coaches) Brandon McDaniel and Travis Smith are kind of

California unemployment claims surge since coronavirus outbreak

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Rams quarterback Jared Goff and offensive lineman Andrew Whitworth are funding 2 million meals for Los Angeles residents to help kick off a virtual telethon that will be hosted by the Rams and ABC7 on March 24. The Rams' telethon, in partnership with ABC7, will benefit the United Way of Greater Los Angeles' pandemic relief fund. Goff and Whitworth are donating a combined $500,000 to the  Los Angeles News Regional Food Bank to finance the meals, according to a joint statement released Thursday. United Way LA creates a Pandemic Relief Fund to support most vulnerable populations Donations will be used to provide disease prevention services to the homeless, to support low income workers and those at risk of becoming homeless. "There are so many people in need right now and we want to do everything we can to help our Los Angeles community," Goff said. The fundraiser is scheduled to be held March 24 from 4 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. More details about

Amid coronavirus, West Hollywood’s LGBTQ community hears echoes of the AIDS crisis

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California already faced a shortage of more than 1 million homes for low-income families before the novel coronavirus hit. And now many advocates, economists and politicians say the pandemic is only going to make the situation worse. Major job losses, particularly in low-wage restaurant and hospitality sectors, and what will probably be severely depressed tax revenues for California and its cities, could create an even greater need for affordable housing at a time when the government has less money available to help finance it. “There are all these households that are one Los Angeles News paycheck away from not being able to pay their rent,” said Carolina Reid, faculty research advisor at UC Berkeley’s Terner Center for Housing Innovation. “Well, now that paycheck is gone. And there’s no prospect for when that paycheck is coming back.” On Thursday, Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all 40 million Californians to stay at home — with limited exemptions for crucial businesses, s

Tech, faith teams around region Mass amid coronavirus crisis

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“Being able to bring the celebration of the Eucharist and the Word of God directly to our community of faith is a great blessing,” said Los Angeles Archbishop José H. Gomez. “Our Catholic community is doing our part to limit the spread of this global public health threat by suspending Masses at all parishes for the first time in the history of our Archdiocese. Even though we cannot publicly gather in communion to celebrate our faith together during these difficult times, I encourage our faithful to continue to participate in the Holy Mass via television, radio and online so that we may continue to pray together for the Lord’s grace and mercy in our time of need.” The Archdiocese of Los Angeles made accomodations for Spanish-speaking churchgoers, and for parishioners without internet or cable access, through a special partnership   Los Angeles News   with Univision’s local UniMas KFTR-TV, Channel 46, Monday-Friday and Sunday at 7 a.m. In Orange County, Most Rev. Kevin Va

Garcetti vows more coronavirus tests, reminds LA: six feet matters

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Sunday, March 22, announced plans to increase testing for the novel coronavirus of those who are in the most high-risk categories and most vulnerable. Garcetti didn’t offer specifics on how the testing will work but said the numbers will increase day by day and eventually could be made available to neighbouring cities. “We’re going to launch a portal for people at high risk so they find information and get help,” Garcetti said referring to those who have symptoms, are 65 and older or both. Los Angeles news “They are at the greatest risks of dying if they contract Covid-19.” Garcetti also discussed the needed 6-foot social distance requirement, pleading for people to stay home and honour the rule. “This is serious,” he said. “Six feet matters. “There is no exception unless you’re a first responder or critical worker. These are difficult changes we are Press Release Distribution Services In Los Angeles  making but they are going to