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1987 - Director John Landis acquitted of charges in deaths of Vic Morrow and two child actors on Valencia set of "Twilight Zone: The Movie" [story]
John Landis and Harland Braun


Update as of Saturday, April 4:

Los Angeles County has added Hansen Dam Recreational Center as one of its locations for COVID-19 Drive-Up Testing.

The Center is located at:

11798 Foothill Blvd.

Lake View Terrace, 91342

Entrance on Osborne Street

NOTE: Important reminder: An appointment is required – no drop-ins are allowed.

Click here to view more locations or to schedule a COVID-19 Test.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions.

Original post, Thursday, April 2, 2020:
L.A. County is ramping up COVID-19 testing sites, opening three locations on Friday, April 3, including Antelope Valley Mall, located at 1233 Rancho Vista Blvd., Palmdale, 91768.

The other two are at the Pomona Fairplex, Gate 17 – W. McKinley/Fairplex Drive, and the South Bay Galleria, located at 1815 Hawthorne Blvd., Redondo Beach, 90278, with more developing countywide.

NOTE: The testing is by appointment only. Walk-up appointments are not available.

At this time, COVID-19 testing is limited to the most vulnerable Los Angeles County residents who are:

– 65 and older; and/or

Have underlying health conditions including:

– Diabetes
– Heart disease
– Hypertension
– Chronic lung disease
– Moderate to severe asthma
– People who are immunocompromised, including as a result of cancer treatment; and/or
– Have been subject to a mandatory 14-day quarantine period because they have been exposed to an individual with a confirmed case of COVID-19 and have more than 7 days of the 2-week quarantine period remaining.

Anyone interested in getting tested must first register on the screening website, coronavirus.lacity.org/Testing. This first step determines if people are eligible to be tested. At the website, individuals are asked to answer basic questions including name, date of birth, address, and whether they are exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms such as fever, coughing, and difficulty breathing. The website (in real time) determines and confirms an individual’s testing eligibility. Those who receive confirmation of testing eligibility will then be given a selection of testing sites, available appointment times to complete the test registration process. The registration number will be required information at the testing site.

All of the testing locations are “drive-up” — clients stay in their cars for tests (though pedestrian clients with appointments can be tested as well). The test is a self-administered oral swab, meaning clients must swab their own mouths/throats using instructions provided to them at the site. The testing process takes between 5 and 10 minutes, however waiting times may vary. More information and frequently asked questions are available at covid19.lacounty.gov/testing.

“The goal is to increase testing capacity as quickly as possible in Los Angeles County to meet the community’s needs, which are growing every day,” said Dr. Clayton Kazan, Medical Director of the LA County Fire Department, and is leading the county-wide coordination of COVID19 testing.

Dr. Kazan continues to reach out to healthcare stakeholders all across Los Angeles County. Los Angeles County seeks to support and scale the efforts of cities and health care providers who have begun their own testing programs, merge them into the county-wide network and ensure that they have adequate supplies. Additional sites in Northridge, Long Beach, Lancaster, and Pasadena are presently in planning stages.

For more information and FAQs: covid19.lacounty.gov/testing.

To register and see if you are eligible for a test: coronavirus.lacity.org/testing.

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LOS ANGELES COUNTY HEADLINES
Friday, May 29, 2020
California Department of Public Health officials gave Los Angeles County the OK Friday to reopen restaurants for in-person dining and allow barbershops and hair salons to resume offering services.
Friday, May 29, 2020
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed Friday 1,824 new cases of COVID-19 and 50 new deaths due to the virus countywide, and a total of 1,306 cases reported in the Santa Clarita Valley since the pandemic began, 122 more than reported Thursday.
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A task force led by the Los Angeles County Office of Education on Wednesday released a schools reopening plan for the 2020-21 academic year during the COVID-19 pandemic, which forced the physical closure in March of all K-12 campuses in the region.
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