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Using LA's Vacant Commercial Properties to House the Homeless, Vaccine Passports, LAUSD getting 25,000 vaccine doses




LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01: Homeless people mill around on a Skid Row sidewalk after packing up their tents for the day and before businesses open on May 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. The newly released 2017 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count indicates a 20 percent jump in the city of Los Angeles while Los Angeles County has spiked 23 percent. Voters have approved a record number of funds for homeless services with the passage of Measure HHH in the city and Measure H countywide.  (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 01: Homeless people mill around on a Skid Row sidewalk after packing up their tents for the day and before businesses open on May 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. The newly released 2017 Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count indicates a 20 percent jump in the city of Los Angeles while Los Angeles County has spiked 23 percent. Voters have approved a record number of funds for homeless services with the passage of Measure HHH in the city and Measure H countywide. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Using LA's Vacant Property to House the Homeless 

LA County Supervisor Kathryn Barger recently pushed through a motion to use vacant commercial properties for affordable or temporary homeless housing. She joins us to discuss this and how the county plans to boost COVID-19 vaccinations.

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So What Exactly is a Vaccine Passport?

With vaccine distribution rates increasing in certain countries, governments around the world are increasingly interested in the idea of "vaccine passports": certifications showing who has been inoculated that could potentially allow holders to return to normal life.
 

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How the Pandemic is Affecting English Language Learning Students 

As the momentum builds to reopen schools in California, education experts say they're concerned achievement gaps between students are widening.  As CapRadio's Pauline Bartolone reports, English language learners will be among the students who struggle the most to get back in sync with their peers. 

Gov. Newsom's Plan to Get Kids Back to School in April - and LAUSD gets 25,000 vaccines

Earlier today, Governor Gavin Newsom outlined a plan to get California's kids back in to the classroom in April. It stems from a deal that was hammered out with state legislators over the weekend... to provide TWO BILLION DOLLARS to districts that reopen in-person learning for students in transitional kindergarten through second grade by April FIRST. Plus, the state will provide more vaccines doses for teachers and staff. We check in on what this means for Los Angeles area schools - including the largest district LA Unified.

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