Jovana Lara, ABC7 Eyewitness News

Jovana Lara

ABC7 Eyewitness News

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Jovana:

ABC7 Solutions: Tutoring with a twist! South LA Ed Center helps fill gap in distance education learning

The Ed Center in South LA is offering a solution to help parents struggling with distance learning, filling the gap in education for those with few options. → Read More

Contact tracing: Innovative tracking device could help stem coronavirus pandemic

An innovative "COVID-19 tracker" that can detect when an individual was possibly exposed to the coronavirus might soon be coming to your school or workplace. → Read More

Head of DCFS says home of Lancaster decapitations received police call in 2013

Bobby Cagle, head of DCFS, said the home of the brutal Lancaster decapitations received an "unrelated" police call in 2013. → Read More

Facebook group offers lifeline to San Gabriel Valley restaurants

The SGV Eats Facebook page has helped San Gabriel Valley restaurants connect with the community and stay in business amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

'It brings light from the dark': Families see smiles on children's faces thanks to Spark of Love Toy Drive

Even with the pandemic, the Spark of Love Toy Drive helps brighten the season for many families. → Read More

East Side Riders Bike Club keeping kids safe and active during COVID-19

For about two hours a day, Monday through Friday, kids are able to grab their masks and hit the streets with the East Side Riders Bike Club in Watts. They have also provided tens of thousands of free meals to the community during the pandemic. → Read More

South LA native leads students in combating gun violence in their neighborhoods

A gun violence survivor from South L.A. has started a program where students develop ideas and proposals to end gun violence in their neighborhoods. → Read More

Cerritos College offers food, housing, laptops to students during COVID-19 pandemic

Cerritos College has offered over $200,000 in emergency financial aid, meals, laptops, and even housing to help students deal with the hardships of the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

Tips for parents considering learning pods for children amid COVID-19 pandemic

Health experts warn learning pods aren't as risk free as you might think. Here are suggestions for parents considering the option amid the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

ABC7 Solutions: 'Wound Walk' program offers first aid to homeless in Orange County

Volunteers in Santa Ana are helping the homeless not only with basic supplies but with treating wounds so they don't develop infections and other health problems. → Read More

Glendale's extended summer program helps families who can't home-school kids

Homeschooling has become a way of life for most families. The city of Glendale has come up with one solution to help parents who can't home-school their kids by offering distance learning from five supervised sites through an extended summer program. → Read More

Don't avoid a call from COVID-19 contact tracers

It's important to answer a call you might receive from contact tracers tracking the coronavirus - their work is saving lives. "Everyone always asks 'what can I do?' You can do this. This is huge." → Read More

Compton deputy alleges savage beating by member of LASD-based 'Executioner' gang

A deputy with the L.A. County Sheriff's Department says he endured five years of "bullying and intimidation" by members of a gang of deputies at the Compton sheriff's station known as the "Executioners." → Read More

COVID-19 safety: Tools to help parents prepare young students for eventual return to classroom

A child development expert offers several smart solutions to help minimize fear, maximize empathy and get children ready for an uncertain school year. → Read More

LASD captain under fire for comments that 18-year-old shot 5 times in the back by deputy 'CHOSE his fate'

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva's Chief of Staff John Burcher is under fire for comments he made on Facebook about the case of Andres Guardado, the 18-year-old shot in the back five times by a deputy in Gardena last month. → Read More

COVID pandemic: Local agency helps personal trainer's Hollywood-based small business stay afloat

Before gyms reopened in June, Osamoje Imoohi had real fears that COVID-19 would wipe out his personal training business in Hollywood and the steady income he had come to rely on. → Read More

LA day care centers give glimpse of what classrooms could look like after schools reopen

A group of 11 day care centers throughout L.A. have incorporated new safety measures to protect staff and children from COVID-19. → Read More

Emergency fund helps struggling LA street vendors during coronavirus crisis

From street vendors to mom-and-pop shops, small businesses in Southern California are in need of help. → Read More

Looking to get hired during COVID-19 pandemic? Here's what you need to know

If you're looking for a job, here's what you need to know to give yourself an advantage during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

How to manage money and protect yourself financially amid COVID-19 pandemic

As the coronavirus pandemic creates an economic crisis for millions, a financial expert offers solutions on how to manage your money. → Read More