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LA Times (June 23)

2020/ 06/ 24 by jd in Global News

“Los Angeles County health officials reported 2,571 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, the third day in the last week that the county has reported more than 2,000 infections.” Authorities suspect a link to mass protests. In addition, the county’s death toll from COVID-19 has risen to 3,137. By comparison, the combined total for all 47of Japan’s prefectures is less than 1,000, and Tokyo prefecture, with a population roughly 4 million greater than LA county, has logged 321 deaths.


Los Angeles Times (September 1)

2014/ 09/ 02 by jd in Global News

“An increase in the minimum wage would not only be good for low-wage workers. It would also be good for the city, good for the economy and, in the long term, good for business. It is, simply put, the right thing to do.” September 1 marks Labor Day in the U.S. where the federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. Some states and cities adopt higher minimums as Mayor Eric Garcetti has proposed for Los Angeles, where 28% of the population lives below the poverty level. If the proposal passes, L.A.’s new minimum of $13.25 would still be lower than Seattle’s, which is set to rise to $15.



Los Angeles Times (September 28)

2010/ 09/ 30 by jd in Global News

“It was so hot Monday in downtown Los Angeles that the thermometer broke—literally.” Los Angeles hit 113 degrees at 12:15 p.m. on Monday. Then at 1:00, the official thermometer stopped working. (It has since been repaired). Los Angeles is just one of a string of cities and regions worldwide that have set record highs during 2010.