EXPOSITION PARK — The California Science Center is launching virtual reality tours of Space Shuttle Endeavour May 15, giving the spacecraft a new mission: educating and entertaining those staying at home.
LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District’s summer classes will begin June 24 online due to the coronavirus pandemic, and almost every student in the district has been connected to the internet, Superintendent Austin Beutner announced May 11.
HAWTHORNE — U.S. Rep Maxine Waters held a virtual meeting with Hawthorne High School manufacturing and engineering coordinator Lucas Pacheco, and two student volunteers to discuss their efforts to produce personal protective equipment for local health care workers and first responders.
Through the school’s partnership with the South Bay Workforce Investment Board, Pacheco, Cameron Hartley, a Hawthorne High School senior, and Elias Marquez, a recent Hawthorne High School graduate, have produced 1,275 surgical mask “ear savers” for local frontline workers.
The “ear savers,” which protect workers from injuries related to wearing surgical masks for extended periods of time, have been distributed to many local hospitals and police departments in Waters’ 43rd District, including Kaiser Permanente South Bay Medical Center, Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center, Long Beach Medical Center and the Hawthorne Police Department.