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Coronavirus Sick Time Rights, Coronavirus Hospital Prep, Never Before Seen Malcolm X LA Press Conference




A laboratory operator wearing a protective gear handles patients' samples in a laboratory of the National Reference Center (CNR) for respiratory viruses at the Institut Pasteur in Paris on January 28, 2020. - The CNR analyses the tests for respiratory viruses among which coronavirus. The deadly new coronavirus that has broken out in China, 2019-nCoV, has so far killed 106 people and infected over 4,000 -- the bulk of them in and around Wuhan. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP) (Photo by THOMAS SAMSON/AFP via Getty Images)
A laboratory operator wearing a protective gear handles patients' samples in a laboratory of the National Reference Center (CNR) for respiratory viruses at the Institut Pasteur in Paris on January 28, 2020. - The CNR analyses the tests for respiratory viruses among which coronavirus. The deadly new coronavirus that has broken out in China, 2019-nCoV, has so far killed 106 people and infected over 4,000 -- the bulk of them in and around Wuhan. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP) (Photo by THOMAS SAMSON/AFP via Getty Images)
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Coronavirus Sick Time Rights

There have been 33 confirmed positive tests for the coronavirus — called COVID-19. It's a cause for concern but not necessarily alarm. A study by the Chinese government says the vast majority of COVID-19 cases — 81 percent — were mild and that those affected made a full recovery. Most mild cases resembled the common cold so to stop its spread means taking simple steps that many of us are familiar with, like washing hands with soap. But there's another important one that many of us might not even use to our benefit —paid sick leave.

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Coronavirus Hospital Prep

After the Centers for Disease Control warned the U-S to be prepared for the spread of COVID-19, we wanted to check in to see how hospitals through the LA area were getting ready for an increase in cases — or visits from those with cold or flu symptoms who just want to be cautious.

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Prop 13 Developer

On its face, Proposition 13 would delegate money for public school construction and renovation.... but the statewide ballot measure includes an unusual rider that you might miss if you don't read the fine print: Reducing and waiving fees for developers building multi-unit housing near public transit. 

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OSCA Oversight

Lawsuits, complaints, and late-night board meetings – those have been the backdrops in the ongoing drama between the Orange County School of the Arts and Santa Ana Unified. The district says the school isn't serving kids in the neighborhood. KPCC's Carla Javier went to find out why.

Throwback Thursday: Malcolm X

On May 4th, 1962, Malcolm X held a press conference in downtown LA ...in response to a bloody altercation between LAPD officers and members of the Nation of Islam. This press conference - held at the old Statler Hilton Hotel - was one of the few opportunities during Malcolm X's life where the press could ask direct questions of him...and that tape you just heard is the only footage that remains.

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