“Large scale vaccine adoption could change the pandemic’s trajectory with significant case and hospitalization reductions,” County Health Director Barbara Ferrer said.
The city has reported 6,274 COVID-19 cases this week alone, compared to 8,309 throughout all of December.
Both vessels were originally anchored near island White, one of the THUMS oil platforms about a mile from shore, according to Long Beach Fire Department’s Marine Safety Chief Gonzalo Medina.
Detectives are working to determine if the men are connected to a string of burglaries in the affluent neighborhood that stretch back to at least June of this year.
Testing at city-run sites doubled this week compared to last week, Hurtado said with 12,132 tests already administered as of 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
The Belmont Shore outage is centered on the western edge of Naples Island, with a restoration time not determined, according to SCE.
Ferrer said the county is not immediately considering a return to lockdown or other severe restrictions on public activity, but it will depend on the actions residents take to slow spread of the virus.
It’s unclear what caused the boat to sink, but “and we probably won’t know until it’s raised,” a marine safety official said.
A district official said it is working with the police department and has notified parents.
Despite the city’s best efforts, the development of affordable—and moderate-income—housing remains well below targets outlined by the state’s Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA), which projects housing needs and the number of units each city must create to keep up with that need.