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County’s Hate Crimes Report Cites 15% Rise in Anti-Black Attacks
November 15, 2018
African Americans were victims of 50 percent of hate crimes in Los Angeles County in 2017 with anti-Black assaults rising by 15 percent over 2016, from 112 to 129. ... read more »
HHS Secretary Azar declares Public Health Emergency in California due to Wildfires
November 14, 2018
“We are working closely with state health authorities and monitoring the needs of healthcare facilities to provide whatever they may need to save lives and protect health,” Secretary Azar said. “This declaration will help ensure that Americans who are threatened by these dangerous wildfires and who rely on Medicare, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program have continuous access to the care they need.” ... read more »
Accessory Dwelling Unit (AKA Granny Flat) Workshop
An Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) also known as granny flat can be a garage, add on room or existing main dwelling room all built or remodeled to become a livable space with kitchen and bath. State legislation was passed in January 2017 to allow home owners to use this law. While many local laws regarding such use are still being worked out, it is now legal to add an ADU to almost any single family residential property. ADU's might help to ease the housing crisis. ... read more / view event »
Check Before You Burn This Season to Help Improve Air Quality
November 2, 2018
The seasonal air pollution prevention program extends from Nov. 1 through Feb. 28, 2019. During this four-month period, residents living in the South Coast Air Basin, including all of Orange County and the non-desert areas of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, are asked to help improve Southern California’s air quality by not burning firewood on No-Burn Days. ... read more »
Alex Villanueva –Our Vote for LA County Sheriff 
November 1, 2018
In honor of the upcoming general election, the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper spoke with LA County Sheriff candidate Alex Villanueva about his campaign platform and mission to “reform, rebuild, and restore the LA Sheriff’s department.”  ... read more »
CPUC to Hold Public Forums on Park Water Rate Increase Requests
Park Water is requesting CPUC approval (A.18-01-003) to increase revenues by $1.1 million (3.21 percent) in 2019 over current revenues; by $1.77 million (4.98 percent) in 2020; and by $1.94 million (5.24 percent) in 2021. In total, the increases would amount to $4.83 million over three years, resulting in a $20.70 bi-monthly increase to the average customer bill by the year 2021. ... read more / view event »
Consumer Beware! Thieves are Using Gift Cards and Other New Scams to Steal Your Money
September 27, 2018
Over 1 million people filed fraud complaints with the Federal Trade Commission last year, according to its Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book.  The secure, online database is based on unverified reports filed by consumers and is available only to law enforcement.  They use the data collected to spot trends, identify questionable business practices and targets, and enforce the law, indicates the FTC.   ... read more »
Data Reveals Poorest Communities in L.A. County Endure Heavy Indecencies of Oil Drilling
September 20, 2018
To date more than 800 organizations have signed on. Meanwhile, eleven of the 15 zip codes, CBD analysts said, include neighborhoods like Wilmington that are considered “disadvantaged” by the California Environmental Protection Agency. ... read more »
Beware of Political Donation Scams 
During Election Season
September 14, 2018
In the Political Donation Scam, thieves pose as campaign workers and call people seeking contributions. The fraudsters may spoof a candidate's phone number and even use recordings of the politician or a purported virtual town hall to make the ruse appear legitimate. ... read more »
California State Parks Encourages Visitors to End Summer Safely this Labor Day Weekend
August 27, 2018
Labor Day weekend unofficially marks the end of the summer, but for many outdoor enthusiasts, it is another opportunity to enjoy a long weekend in the outdoors. Whether visitors plan on enjoying the outdoors in boats, bikes, horses, off-highway vehicles or surfing, camping, exploring the lakes or mountains, or simply enjoying time with friends and family, it is important to plan and learn about the parks they are visiting.  ... read more »
Former Detective Garry McFadden Recounts Busting One of the Country’s Most Notorious Serial Killers, ‘Bad’ Henry Louis Wallace 
August 23, 2018
Recently, McFadden spoke with the LA Sentinel to discuss more in-depth how he and his team brought justice to the city and apprehended a monstrous killer.  ... read more »
Los Angeles County to Expand Opioid Use Prevention and Treatment Efforts
August 14, 2018
Prescription opioid overdose hospitalizations increased from 601 in 2006 to 765 in 2016. In 2017, 488 individuals in Los Angeles County died from an opioid overdose. In response to this growing epidemic, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, and co-authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn, that will streamline prevention efforts and expand Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) for opioid users throughout the County. ... read more »
Heat Centers
The heat can be very dangerous, especially for our elders and young folks. Please keep yourself cool and safe by visiting one of the heat centers across the District. They include all of our recreation centers, senior centers, and libraries. ... read more / view event »
Wildfire Impacts on California’s State Parks
August 10, 2018
California State Parks advises outdoor enthusiasts to plan carefully their next outdoor adventure in areas near wildfires. Some parks are closed, while others around the north Sacramento Valley and Sierra north of Calaveras County are impacted by smoke. Visitors with health issues or smoke sensitivity may want to reconsider visiting parks until the air quality improves. To ensure safety, the public is prohibited from entering closed areas. ... read more »
JUUL Labs Offers New Device to Help Smokers Monitor, Change Their Habits
August 9, 2018
Company also Launches Education Efforts to Combat Underage Use. ... read more »
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