Ron Lin, LA Times

Ron Lin, LA Times

Rong-Gong Lin II, reporter for @LATimes' metro desk and @LANow. #earthquakes, #breakingnews, #investigative and more.

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ACCUSATION OF CORRUPTION: L.A. City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas charged by federal grand jury of taking bribes from a former USC dean in exchange for supporting millions of dollars in government contracts @finneganLAT 

Major California earthquake would knock out cell service, communications, USGS study finds Formal briefing to begin at 10:30

BREAKING: L.A. to require proof of COVID vaccination at indoor restaurants, salons and other venues @AlpertReyes 

97% of LAUSD teachers, administrators meet COVID-19 vaccination deadline @howardblume 

Confronted with losing their jobs, 99% of Los Angeles Unified School District teachers meet COVID-19 vaccine requirements @howardblume  @MelissaGomez004 

UPDATE: Assistant director who gave Alec Baldwin *the gun* was, in 2019, fired from a film after someone was injured when a prop gun “unexpectedly discharged,” according to a producer who declined to be named. @AmyKinLA  @thewendylee 


California doing much better with Delta variant than Florida, Texas. Here’s why @LukeMMoney  @mollyhf 

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Op-Ed by L.A. ER doctor: “We’re tired of seeing patients who got the virus after their kid’s ‘limited’ birthday party or because they went out to a restaurant dinner with ‘close friends’ or flew to a celebration in a state ‘that didn’t have much COVID.’”

Chance of big San Andreas earthquake increased by Ridgecrest temblors, study suggests

“We’re showing the first signs of starting to lose this battle against COVID-19,” Dr. Robert Levin, the Ventura County health officer, said. “It worries me. And it should worry you.”

To put it in perspective: 3,000 people worldwide have died from the new #coronavirus  , a death toll worse than SARS and MERS combined. Here's some context: in the U.S. alone, 18,000 people have already died from flu this season, which began in October.

A @UCSF  study of thousands of workers in the Mission District found that of those testing positive for the coronavirus, those who had to leave home to work accounted for 90% of the positive cases. Staying home seemed to make a difference.

Latino&Black residents have died from COVID-19 at TWICE the rate of white residents in L.A. County • Of every 100,000 Latino residents, 38 have died • Of every 100,000 Black residents, 37 have died • Of every 100,000 white residents, 19 have died

Yes, #coronavirus  is a big concern, but some experts continue to say the true death rate may be far lower than the 2% figure floating around. Lots of people who have mild illness aren't being counted.

Nearly half of all patients at one Kaiser hospital — in San Jose — believed to have #coronavirus , physician tells medical journal. Kaiser is also finding adults in their 30s and 40s unable to breathe on their own, and needing a ventilator