Top LA news: LA will shut off water, power to businesses that won't close; teen dies of virus; more

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Los Angeles will shut off water and power for nonessential businesses that refuse to close

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti opened his daily briefing Tuesday recognizing what may have been the first teenage COVID-19 death in L.A. County and went on to announce actions against nonessential businesses that don’t close and a new portal for recruiting medics.

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Teen dies of COVID-19 in California, becoming 1st known minor to die from virus in US

A teenager has died from COVID-19 in Los Angeles County, becoming the first known juvenile in the United States to die as a result of the new coronavirus.

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LA County releases 1,700 inmates to reduce jail population due to coronavirus

Los Angeles County has released approximately 1,700 inmates to lessen the inmate population during the COVID-19 crisis, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Tuesday.

Read the full story on NBC LA.

Gov. Newsom: 1 million Californians have filed for unemployment since March 13

Four of the nation’s largest banks agreed to temporarily suspend residential mortgage payments for Californians affected by the coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday.

Read the full story on CBS13 CBS Sacramento.

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