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Los Angeles OKs one of strictest US vaccination mandates

Oct. 06, 2021 20:44 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles leaders on Wednesday approved one of the nation's strictest vaccine mandates — a sweeping measure that requires the shots for everyone entering bars, restaurants, nail salons, gyms or even a Lakers game. The City Council voted 11-2 in...

The Latest: LA OKs vaccine mandates for restaurants, bars

Oct. 06, 2021 14:46 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles leaders have voted to enact one of the nation’s strictest vaccine mandates. The sweeping measure requires the shots for everyone entering bars, restaurants, nail salons, gyms and a Lakers game. The City Council on Wednesday voted 11-2 in...

LA considers sweeping vaccination mandate for businesses

Sep. 29, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A vote was abruptly delayed Wednesday on a Los Angeles proposal to impose one of the nation's strictest vaccine mandates to enter indoor businesses and venues, after questions were raised about it creating public confusion and even if it could be enforced. ...

Racial alliances, rivalries on display in LA mayor's race

Sep. 27, 2021 19:18 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The diversity of Los Angeles is on display in the emerging race to replace Mayor Eric Garcetti and the winning candidate who emerges from the growing field of hopefuls will need to navigate rivalries and forge alliances across the city’s racial and ethnic communities. ...

US Rep. Karen Bass planning to run for Los Angeles mayor

Sep. 24, 2021 19:11 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Karen Bass, a prominent figure in national Democratic politics who was on President Joe Biden's short list when he was considering a vice presidential pick, is planning to run for Los Angeles mayor, a person familiar with her plans said Friday. ...

As COVID-19 vaccine mandates rise, religious exemptions grow

Sep. 15, 2021 22:46 PM EDT

An estimated 2,600 Los Angeles Police Department employees are citing religious objections to try to get out of the required COVID-19 vaccination. In Washington state, thousands of state workers are seeking similar exemptions. And in Arkansas, a hospital has been swamped...

First responders nationwide resist COVID vaccine mandates

Sep. 06, 2021 11:58 AM EDT

March 11, 2021. It was supposed to be a turning point in the coronavirus pandemic for Erin Tokley, a longtime Philadelphia police officer, Baptist minister and 47-year-old father of three. It was supposed to be the day of his vaccine appointment. Instead it was the date...

Los Angeles passes measure limiting homeless encampments

Jul. 28, 2021 16:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council has passed a sweeping anti-camping measure to remove widespread homeless encampments that have proliferated across the city. Supporters billed it as a compassionate approach to get people off streets and restore access to...

LA requires city workers to get vaccinated or regular tests

Jul. 27, 2021 21:32 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles will require city employees to show proof vaccination against COVID-19 or be regularly tested, officials said Tuesday, a policy in line with a new state rule announced by the governor a day earlier. Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council...

Class-action suit targets LA over restrictions on RV parking

Jul. 27, 2021 16:29 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Parking restrictions imposed by the city of Los Angeles violate the civil rights of people who live in recreational vehicles because they have no other place to live, according to a class-action lawsuit filed in federal court. The Los Angeles Times...