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Caltrans Launches New Program Offering Volunteers up to $250 for Highway Litter Removal as Part of Clean California
October 20, 2021
Caltrans today announced a new Clean California pilot program that offers Adopt-a-Highway volunteers up to $250 for picking up highway litter. The Adopt-A-Highway program has been one of the longest-standing and successful government-public partnerships in the state. Since its inception in 1989, more than 120,000 Californians have cleaned and enhanced over 15,000 shoulder-miles of roadside. The new pilot program will augment the overall goals of the Clean California program by providing additional resources to maintain and beautify the state's roadways. ... read more »
Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas’ Statement on Today’s Council Vote
October 20, 2021
"I am humbled by the support of my colleagues who did not rush to judgment and disappointed in those who did. 11 members of this Council have stripped the constituents of the 10th District of their representation, of their voice and of their right to the services that they deserve. " ... read more »
FDA Update on COVID-19 VACCINE BOOSTER DOSE
October 20, 2021
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took action to expand the use of a booster dose for COVID-19 vaccines in eligible populations. ... read more »
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NO NEED TO RUSH TO JUDGEMENT
October 20, 2021
Every man is supposed to be afforded the right to be considered innocent until proven guilty.  Today the Los Angeles City Council is considering a motion to suspend 10th District Council Member Mark Ridley-Thomas before he has been afforded the right to defend himself or even face his accusers. ... read more »
October 20: Calvin Broadus Also Known as Snoop Dog was Born,1971
October 20, 2021
October 20: Calvin Broadus Also Known as Snoop Dog was Born,1971 ... read more »
LA Archdiocese Begins Mental Health Ministry Workshops
October 19, 2021
The Office of Life, Justice and Peace at the Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced today a series of workshops aimed at training parish leaders and lay people to help them build mental health ministries at their respective parishes throughout Los Angeles, Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Could Seek Law to Crack Down on Street Racing Promoters
October 19, 2021
The Los Angeles City Council today will vote on whether to explore the feasibility of making it illegal to encourage, promote, instigate, assist, facilitate, aid or abet a street race or reckless driving exhibition. The idea for the ordinance -- which would be modeled after one adopted by San Jose -- was introduced by Councilman John Lee. "Over recent years, the internet and social media have made it even easier for organizers of these illegal events to organize and promote them, despite the best efforts of law enforcement,'' Lee said in his motion. ... read more »
LAFD Women Firefighters Group: Chief Ignored Abuse Reports, Should be Removed
October 19, 2021
A coalition of women firefighters at the Los Angeles Fire Department today called for Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas to be removed for allegedly ignoring allegations of sexism, harassment and abuse endured by women at the department. In a letter to Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles Women in the Fire Service alleged that Terrazas ``has ignored, downplayed, denied or actively obstructed any investigation into the cultural problems with LAFD.'' ... read more »
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LAPD Vehicle Involved in Crash in Downtown L.A.; Four Injured
October 19, 2021
A traffic crash involving a Los Angeles police vehicle in downtown Los Angeles today left four people injured, one seriously, authorities said. ... read more »
LA City Council to Consider Suspending Mark Ridley-Thomas From Office
October 19, 2021
On the day Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley- Thomas is scheduled to be arraigned on federal bribery and conspiracy charges, his council colleagues will vote tomorrow on whether to immediately suspend him from office. ... read more »
Lewes Beach Renamed to Honor Former Black Business Owner
October 19, 2021
An eastern Delaware town has voted to change the name of one of its Delaware Bay beaches in honor of a former Black business owner. ... read more »
City Council Might Expand Skid Row Clean Team Citywide
October 19, 2021
The Los Angeles City Council today took a first step toward expanding citywide the Skid Row Clean Team, which works to prevent trash and debris buildup in the area. ... read more »
L.A. County Considers Call to Ramp Up Services for LGBTQ+ Jail Population
October 19, 2021
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider a motion today to expand mental health treatment and other supportive services for LGBTQ and transgender people, both inside and out of county jails. ... read more »
As Bitcoin goes mainstream, Wall Street looks to cash in
October 19, 2021
Love cryptocurrencies or hate the very idea of them, they’re becoming more mainstream by the day. Cryptocurrencies have surged so much that their total value has reached nearly $2.5 trillion, rivaling the world’s most valuable company, Apple, and have amassed more than 200 million users. At that size, it’s simply too big for the financial establishment to ignore. ... read more »
Soul Train Awards headed to Apollo for the first time
October 19, 2021
The annual Soul Train Awards will be presented for the first time at New York City’s Apollo Theater, the legendary Harlem performance venue, as two icons of Black culture team up. The 2021 awards show, which honors the year’s best in soul, hip-hop and R&B, will be taped and debut on BET and BET Her on Nov. 28 at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific. BET has aired the show since 2009, taping in Las Vegas in recent years. ... read more »
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