Everyone 16 years and Older Eligible For Vaccines Tuesday
California passed another grim coronavirus milestone of more than 60 thousand deaths, but the state has a lot to be thankful for - vaccinations are happening at a rapid rate across the state and we've avoided the spring surge that some other states are experiencing. But it remains a critical time for our fight against this virus.
- Bay Area pediatrician Dr. Rhea Boyd.
Los Angeles Unified Welcomes Back Students - And Proposes Plan For an Extended School Year
LAUSD starts reopening campuses on Tuesday for elementary students. We break the basics down, and add a list of other district reopening that week. Plus, talk about how an extended school year might work...if it gets approved.
- KPCC's Kyle Stokes
How to Prepare the Youngest Students for Going Back to School in Person
As LAUSD begins to reopen its early education centers on Tuesday, we ask experts re how to talk to the youngest children about returning to school; some may be attending kindergarten for the first time after doing so virtually all year, for example.
- KPCC Early Education Reporter Mariana Dale
Some Firefighters Hesitant to Get Vaccine - What's Being Done About it
Distrust of the COVID-19 vaccine amongst firefighters has led to fewer of them getting the shot in California, even though chronic exposure to smoke makes them more vulnerable than the rest of the population to illness. That's led to tensions within units and questions about their health during the upcoming fire season -- when Californians will need all the help they can get. Jacob Margolis has the story.
Process Has Begun to Return Bruce's Beach Back to the Black Family it Was Taken From
Back in the 1920's, Black families in LA County flocked to Bruce's Beach… a popular coastal resort in Manhattan Beach. It had a dinner area and a dance hall...and it was one of the few places Black beachgoers could go to enjoy themselves amid Jim Crow era segregation. But the owners, Willa and Charles Bruce… and the black-owned homes and businesses that grew up around the resort were, for years, the targets of harassment and attacks from the Klu Klux Klan. The city council at the time joined in the efforts, blocking all nearby parking and putting up trespassing signs, and when that didn't work, Manhattan Beach used eminent domain laws to seize their land, paying them a fraction of its worth. The land remained vacant for decades to follow. Now, in a landmark move, LA County is taking steps to return two parcels of that land back to the Bruce Family.
- Supervisor Janice Hahn is leading the effort and she talks to A Martinez.