Kevin Cody

COVID-19 hospitalizations at Providence Little Company rose with reopening of bars, restaurants

COVID-19 hospitalizations at Providence Little Company rose with reopening of bars, restaurants

In mid-April, the number of COVID-19 patients at Providence Little Company of Mary peaked at 83. The following month, while the Shelter At Home order was in place, the patient census dropped to 19.By lLast week, that number had doubled to 38.

 Dan Smith

Face Coverings: Our Actions = Results

Face Coverings: Our Actions = Results

Like seat belts, face coverings are an easy way to have a positive impact on your community

By Tom Bakaly, CEO, Beach Cities Health District It’s time to wear your face coverings. Like it or not, COVID-19 is going to be around for a while.  The safest thing to do is physically distance.  We did that and demonstrated that the strategy was not economically sustainable.  So, the Country opened while the threat […]

 Ryan McDonald

South Bay ham radio enthusiasts ready for socially distant Field Day

South Bay ham radio enthusiasts ready for socially distant Field Day

by Ryan McDonald   Brian Johnson loosened the drawstrings on a plush bag, which in its former life held a bottle of Crown Royal Canadian whisky. Today, it holds the means to talk to anyone in the world, or maybe even those outside it. Johnson is the club station manager for the Hughes Amateur Radio […]

 Dan Smith

Better Together

Better Together

Social connections are more important than ever

By Lauren Nakano, Director, Blue Zones Project, BCHD If you think about the paradigm of our lives right now, it’s confusing. As humans we are innately wired for social connection; science has proved our health and well-being depend on it. At the same time in this unprecedented pandemic, our health and well-being are also contingent […]

 Dan Smith

COVID-19 Is Still Out There

COVID-19 Is Still Out There

Physician urges diligence as businesses, community reopen amidst pandemic

By Dr. William Kim, Chief Medical Advisor, Beach Cities Health District As our restaurants, barbershops, salons and other businesses were preparing to re-open, COVID-19 took a back seat to the civil unrest taking place nationwide following the death of George Floyd in Minnesota. COVID-19 is still here. And it’s still highly contagious and deadly. Since […]

 Kevin Cody

Economists Thornberg to discuss “Understanding the economic consequences of the lockdown”

Economists Thornberg to discuss “Understanding the economic consequences of the lockdown”

Economist Christopher Thornberg made his name as a forecaster by predicting the 2008 Great Recession in 2006, which other economists failed to foresee. On Thursday, he will give an online talk on “Understanding the economic consequences of the lockdown.” And perhaps also discuss how he missed forecasting “The Great Recession of 2020.”

 Dan Smith

COVID-19 Test Site Moves to BCHD Campus Starting Monday

COVID-19 Test Site Moves to BCHD Campus Starting Monday

More than 17,000 County residents were tested at Galleria location

By Dan Smith, BCHD The Los Angeles County COVID-19 Test Site at the South Bay Galleria will relocate next week to the campus of Beach Cities Health District (BCHD) at 514 North Prospect Avenue in Redondo Beach. The site’s final day at the Galleria was Friday, with testing at the new location beginning Monday, June […]

 Ryan McDonald

Rate of new coronavirus cases may be starting to decline, county says

Rate of new coronavirus cases may be starting to decline, county says

by Ryan McDonald The coronavirus is spreading slowly enough to allow further relaxation of the restrictions put in place to battle it, Los Angeles County officials said Wednesday, and to begin to reopen sectors of the economy struggling to survive.    The average number of people infected by a person with an active case of COVID-19, […]

 Dan Smith

Community Services Teams Offers Assistance for Beach Cities Residents

Community Services Teams Offers Assistance for Beach Cities Residents

Care Managers from BCHD serve as the community’s 'health safety net' for Beach Cities residents of all ages

By Ali Steward, BCHD “We’re here to help.” Beach Cities Health District’s Community Services department doesn’t have an official tagline, but if it did, that altruistic mantra would be an appropriate contender. This team of helping professionals serves as the community’s health safety net for Beach Cities residents of all ages. In the era of […]

 Dan Smith

Dear Class of 2020

Dear Class of 2020

COVID-19 Leads to Creativity, New Rituals for this year's Grads

By Kerianne Lawson, Chief Programs Officer, Beach Cities Health District Dear Class of 2020, Spring has always been an optimistic time for high school seniors. Rituals, rites of passage and celebrations give us the opportunity to honor where we’ve come from before moving on to our next adventure.  But how do we do that this […]

 Ryan McDonald

South Bay beaches to reopen May 13

South Bay beaches to reopen May 13

by Ryan McDonald Beaches in the South Bay and the rest of Los Angeles County will reopen for certain activities Wednesday, more than six weeks after they were closed to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. Beaches countywide will be open from dawn to dusk, but will be limited to “active recreation,” said Public […]

 Dan Smith

Creativity Brings Connection during Physical Distancing

Creativity Brings Connection during Physical Distancing

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

By Kerianne Lawson, Chief Programs Officer, Beach Cities Health District May is Mental Health Awareness Month, a time when the mental health community works to engage the public to reduce the stigma related to mental illness and remind people “you are not alone.” In 2020, these words carry more meaning as the world battles COVID-19 […]

 Brad Jacobson

Surfing in the South Bay with Matt Pagan

Surfing in the South Bay with Matt Pagan

by Brad Jacobson Matt Pagan and I have chased swells across the South Bay region of Los Angeles for the past 6+ years. He’s an incredible surfer with one of those smiles that light up a room. I’ve never seen him get negative or act like he’s having a bad day. I’m sure he’s had […]

 Dan Smith

Community Teams to Make Galleria a County COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Facility

Community Teams to Make Galleria a County COVID-19 Drive-Thru Test Facility

L.A. County, Redondo Beach, Providence Little Company of Mary and Beach Cities Health District Bring COVID-19 Testing to the South Bay

By Dan Smith, BCHD The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health has been busy opening more than 30 COVID-19 testing sites throughout the county, including the first site in the South Bay at the Galleria in Redondo Beach. The Galleria location has administered more than 4,200 tests since it opened April 3. The drive-up […]

 Ryan McDonald

Good medicine: South Bay’s civic spirit remains healthy amid coronavirus pandemic

Good medicine: South Bay’s civic spirit remains healthy amid coronavirus pandemic

by Ryan McDonald About half way through the band Zeal’s Sunday afternoon set, a man in a white surgical gown, his face obscured by a respirator mask, threaded his way between an amplifier stack and a drum kit to apply some disinfectant. His feet were wrapped in sanitary plastic, and he walked with the deliberate […]

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