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‘This is life or death’: homeless families reclaim vacant homes to survive virus outbreak

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Several Los Angeles families who have been forced to live in cars, shelters and other unsafe situations have seized control of 13 vacant homes owned by the government, with the goal of staying indefinitely – and staying alive. The takeover comes as California’s homelessness crisis and the Los Angeles News escalating coronavirus outbreak have collided to create a catastrophe threatening thousands of lives. 'If I get it, I die': homeless residents say inhumane shelter conditions will spread coronavirus  Read more “To me, this is life or death,” said Benito Flores, 64, who has been living out of his van for years and moved into a vacant two-bedroom house on Wednesday. Wearing a face mask and standing inside the dusty home as volunteers cleaned, Flores explained that he is diabetic and at risk of serious illness or worse if he catches Covid-19. “By doing this, I’m giving myself a chance at living and surviving this crisis.” The homeless residents and their sup

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

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

Los Angeles In Danger News Update

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Los Angeles In Danger? Public university systems to classes online beginning March 19 and will ask students to work remotely for the remainder of the academic year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.The news of system closures for both the State University of New York and the City University of New York, which collectively enrol more than 700,000 students at 90 campuses, is just the latest in a wave of colleges and universities making aggressive decisions to stem the spread of the coronavirus. The announcement makes New York the first state with such a sprawling public higher education system to do so."CUNY and SUNY, starting March 19th, will move to a distance learning model," Cuomo said. "Both systems will be doing that. CUNY will help reduce the density in New York City. SUNY will help reduce the density in downstate New York."   Danger News Update A man looks over the city as he walks his dog on March 17, 2020, in Barcelona, Spain. As part of t