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White House Announces the National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking
December 16, 2021
The updated National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking responds to this predatory behavior by addressing the needs of underserved individuals, families, and communities. As such, officials said it reflects the administration’s commitments to gender and racial equity by taking action against the systemic injustices that communities experience, including underserved populations. ... read more »
Community Leaders Support LAPD, BHPD Efforts to Deter Crime
December 9, 2021
African American community leaders joined with L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and L.A. Police Chief Michel Moore to show support for increased efforts to deter law-breakers. ... read more »
FEMA Changing Rules That Have Historically Deprived African Americans of Crucial Aid
November 11, 2021
As floodwaters and the after-effects of Hurricane Ida ravaged Louisiana, Mississippi, and eventually wreaked havoc in the northeast, FEMA officials announced that there will be significant changes in how they verify the ownership status of disaster relief applicants, noting that the objective in making the changes is to better assist applicants whose property was inherited without a will. ... read more »
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HOMEOWNERS CAN APPLY FOR UP TO $3,000 IN SEISMIC RETROFIT GRANTS
November 11, 2021
More California homeowners will be eligible for up to $3,000 in seismic retrofit grants through Earthquake Brace + Bolt (EBB), a program jointly administered by the California Earthquake Authority (CEA) and the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services. The grants help offset the cost of seismic retrofits that brace the cripple walls of older homes, when present, and bolt houses to their foundations, making them less vulnerable to earthquake damage. ... read more »
LA City Policy of Full Vax Proof at Many Indoor Spaces Begins Monday
November 11, 2021
Angelenos patronizing indoor restaurants, gyms, entertainment and recreational facilities, personal care establishments and some city buildings will technically need to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 starting Nov. 4 -- though enforcement of the new law won't ... read more »
COVID-19 Cases Rise Slightly, Cases Among Healthcare Workers Have Decreased
November 4, 2021
COVID-19 cases have decreased nationally among healthcare workers from 257 at the beginning of October to 166 towards the end of the month. Out of the more recent cases, 78 cases were reported among vaccinated healthcare workers and 88 among unvaccinated workers. ... read more »
Federal Regulators Approve Pfizer Vaccine for Children; Ages 5 to 11 Immediately Eligible for Shots
November 4, 2021
Children ages 5 to 11 can now receive vaccination against COVID-19. On Tuesday, November 2, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky signed off on a recommendation from the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. ... read more »
No Leads in Fatal Shooting of Compton Pastor
November 4, 2021
Pastor Reggie Moore, an associate minister at God of Christ Church in Compton, was fatally shot on October 24 near his church. According to the L.A. Sheriff’s Department, there are no suspects, motive, or vehicle description in the homicide. ... read more »
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CD-9 Welcomes Residents Applying for BIG:LEAP Program
November 4, 2021
South L.A. residents lined up on October 29, at the field office of Councilmember Curren Price, Jr. to apply for the BIG:LEAP - the Basic Income Guaranteed: Los Angeles Economic Assistance Program. The citywide program, which accepts applications until November 7, will provide 3,000 recipients with $1,000 per month for 12 months with no-strings-attached or conditions on how the funds must be spent. ... read more »
Cal DOJ: Look Out for Illegal Cannabis Edibles Mimicking Popular Snacks, Candy
November 4, 2021
Last week California Attorney General Rob Bonta issued a “consumer alert” warning Californians that cannabis-infused edibles are being packaged and sold as copycat versions of popular food and candy products.  ... read more »
Mozee Named General Manager of City’s StreetsLA Bureau
August 26, 2021
Keith Mozee believes in doing his best, regardless of the task, and that mindset paved the way for his journey from truck driver to general manager of StreetsLA, the Los Angeles city department formerly known as the Bureau of Street Services. ... read more »
Jimmie Woods-Gray Elected President of L.A. Fire Commission
August 12, 2021
Jimmie Woods-Gray, a veteran educator and community activist, is the new president of the City of Los Angeles Fire Commission and she faces some pressing issues in her new assignment. ... read more »
Cal Top Educator Tony Thurmond Says Schools on Track for Safe Reopening
July 29, 2021
California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond says school districts across the state are prepared to open safely in the fall even as COVID-19 cases surge in California and around the country. The new spike in COVID-19 positive rates across the state are driven by infections involving the more contagious Delta variant. ... read more »
One-Fifth of Officers Slow to Turn on Body Cameras in Use-of-Force Incidents
July 22, 2021
Officials told the Los Angeles Police Commission that while 96.3% of officers involved in use of force incidents during a one-year period activated their body-worn cameras, nearly 20% of them did so late and inconsistent with department policy. ... read more »
New Strain of Covid Proving Fatal to Unvaccinated People
July 15, 2021
According to medical doctors, the United States is currently dealing with a new strain of the virus, the Delta variant, which is more lethal and virulent than previous strains. The Delta variant originated in India towards the end of last year and was first identified in America in March.  ... read more »
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