By Dan Smith, Beach Cities Health District We’re now into the eighth month of the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve all learned to wash our hands for 20 seconds or more at a time and we know how far six feet is between us and the next closest person. When we leave our homes, we’ve always taken […]
After more than six months of canceling shows, several local bands have found a way around restrictions on large indoor gatherings. They’ve been playing in the ocean.
Modern Healthcare honors BCHD for the eighth consecutive year
By Dan Smith, BCHD REDONDO BEACH, Calif. — Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) has been selected by Modern Healthcare as one of the 2020 Best Places to Work in Healthcare. BCHD is ranked number six in the Provider/Insurer category of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work for 2020. The complete list of this year’s winners […]
Health professionals urge residents to get vaccinated against the flu; looking to prevent a ‘twindemic’ of COVID-19 and influenza
By William Kim, M.D., Chief Medical Advisor, Beach Cities Health District Flu season is upon us and every year, I have patients who ask if they should get a flu vaccine. My answer to them – with rare exceptions – is yes. I’ll get right to it: health professionals around the country, including the California […]
A wreath laying ceremony was held at the Hermosa Beach September 11 Memorial on Friday. But in respect for County restrictions on large public gatherings, only half a dozen city officials attended the event. The public was not invited, but was encouraged to visit the memorial throughout the day. ER
Dozens of Manhattan Beach residents, all wearing masks, defied the Los Angeles County ban on public gatherings to meet Friday morning at the 9-11 Memorial in front of the Manhattan Beach Police and Fire department.
Dr. Eric Daar watched President Donald Trump’s White House press conference on the eve of the Republican convention out of professional interest, then with apprehension and then with a feeling of oh no, not again.
Despite beach closures and race cancellations, paddlers from the throughout Southern California kept the stoke alive by gathering at Two Harbors on Catalina Island on Saturday morning and paddled 32 miles to the Manhattan Beach pier.
BCHD Partners with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, School Districts to Establish COVID-19 Screening Protocol
School staff and students will use web-based symptom assessment tool to gain access to campus
By Dan Smith, Beach Cities Health District With daily health screenings now required for students attending school in-person in Los Angeles County, Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) has teamed with Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), the Hermosa Beach City School District, Manhattan Beach Unified School District and Redondo Beach Unified School District to launch […]
Face coverings will be required to be worn by staff & students when campuses re-open
By William Kim, MD, Chief Medical Advisor, Beach Cities Health District Six months after our Beach Cities schools closed their doors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have become accustomed to wearing face coverings to prevent the spread of the disease. Now, with a new school year starting, students are still taking classes at home/doing […]
Three kids and their mom driving 800 miles down Highway 5, to spend four days with the grandparents on a boat not much bigger than the mom’s SUV. Where’s the risk in that?
Three-time Grammy Award winner and Time Magazine’s 2002 “America’s Best Songwriter” Lucinda Williams performs live this evening (Thursday, Aug. 20) at 6 p.m., as part of the BeachLife Summer Concert series.
By Dan Smith, BCHD Beach Cities Health District is launching the virtual Safe in the South Bay series, bringing health experts, cities, chambers of commerce, schools and community members together around this fast-moving pandemic. The live-streamed series will cover a variety of COVID-19 topics, including testing, navigating the new normal, mental health and personal resilience. […]
by Paul Teetor Remember the Battle in the Bubble that was supposed to pit the Lakers against the Clippers in the Western Conference Finals — with the winner advancing to the NBA Finals? The series the LA Times and other local media treated as an inevitability, an epic match-up to look forward to during August […]