First Flu Death in LA County Confirmed

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health (Public Health) confirmed the first flu-associated death for the 2018-2019 flu season. The individual who died was an elderly resident with underlying health conditions. Continue reading “First Flu Death in LA County Confirmed”

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L.A. County Beach Water Use Advisory

LOS ANGELES – Because of the recent rainfall, Los Angeles County Health Officer, Muntu Davis, MD, MPH, is cautioning residents who are planning to visit Los Angeles County beaches to avoid swimming, surfing, and playing in ocean waters around discharging storm drains, creeks, and rivers. Continue reading “L.A. County Beach Water Use Advisory”

Woolsey Fire fully contained, Board of Supervisors Chair Sheila Kuehl pledges unwavering L.A. County support for those affected

As the devastating Woolsey Fire hit the 100% containment mark today, Los Angeles County released a new public service announcement in which Board of Supervisors Chair Sheila Kuehl promises continuing assistance to the thousands of people and businesses affected. Continue reading “Woolsey Fire fully contained, Board of Supervisors Chair Sheila Kuehl pledges unwavering L.A. County support for those affected”

Food Safety Alert: Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce

LOS ANGELES – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), no one should eat any romaine lettuce, and retailers and restaurants should not serve or sell any due to a multistate outbreak of E.coli. The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is working closely with CDC to investigate any possible connection between cases. Continue reading “Food Safety Alert: Do Not Eat Any Romaine Lettuce”

County Officials Facilitate Property Tax Relief for Homeowners Affected by Wildfires

LOS ANGELES, CA – Homeowners in the County of Los Angeles whose properties have been damaged or destroyed by the Woolsey, Hill, or Pike fires may be eligible for property tax relief. The offices of Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang, Treasurer and Tax Collector Joseph Kelly, Auditor-Controller John Naimo, and Executive Officer Celia Zavala are working in partnership to provide information and accommodate affected property owners. Continue reading “County Officials Facilitate Property Tax Relief for Homeowners Affected by Wildfires”

Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration in California Wildfires

LOS ANGELES – The Major Disaster Declaration requested Sunday by California Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. was approved by President Donald J. Trump on Monday evening, November 12, 2018. Federal funds will be available to help communities recover from wildfires that started on November 8, 2018. Continue reading “Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration in California Wildfires”