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Californians Need Mental Health Care Now More Than Ever. Now is Not the Time to Abandon Them.
November 8, 2019
As California deals with raging wildfires and unprecedented power shut-offs, residents are grappling with the roller coaster of emotions that often come with personal loss and an uncertain future. The reality is many residents who have been displaced will need mental health and other support services as they try to piece their lives back together.  ... read more »
West Basin Kicks Off Annual Winter Rain Barrel Giveaways to District Residents
November 7, 2019
West Basin Municipal Water District is hosting a series of distribution events to give away free rain barrels to qualified District residents. The 55-gallon eco-friendly rain barrels help residents collect rainwater to use for landscaping and prevent runoff to storm drains. ... read more »
Information About Fire Preparedness
November 1, 2019
It’s important that you wear a breathing mask if you smell smoke. Don’t wait until you see ash floating in the air. Check the air quality at https://airnow.gov/.  ... read more »
Council President Asks Cannabis Head to Suspend Special Retail Applications
November 1, 2019
Amid questions about the fairness of the process and potential problems with the online application system, City Council President Herb Wesson announced today he has asked the Department of Cannabis Regulation to suspend processing of requests for specialized marijuana retail licenses. ... read more »
Residents Demand Greater Restrictions from City on Oil, Gas Drilling
October 18, 2019
Members of a Los Angeles City Council committee today asked for additional information before moving ahead with a proposal requiring more buffer space between oil- and gas-drilling sites and sensitive areas and restricting new extraction sites. ... read more »
South Coast AQMD Issues Smoke Advisory Due to Four Fires in Los Angeles and Riverside Counties
October 11, 2019
This advisory is in effect through Saturday morning. South Coast AQMD will issue an update if additional information becomes available. ... read more »
Urgent Fire Weather Message – Red Flag Warning
October 9, 2019
The National Weather Service has announced that a moderate to strong Santa Ana wind event will bring widespread critical fire weather conditions to Los Angeles County beginning early Thursday morning and continuing through Friday evening, possibly into Saturday. The combination of strong winds, low relative humidity, and warm temperatures can lead to the increased possibility of a wildfire event. ... read more »
October 2019 State Scam Alerts
October 4, 2019
October is National Cyber Security Month and there are three keys to staying safe online: Own it, Secure it, and Protect it. The “it” is your digital profile –  the personal things about yourself that you put online.  Living in the digital age means putting a lot of personal information online like your home address, where you work, family members, and much more. Keeping that information safe requires a bit of work. First, you need to own itby understanding what you’re putting out there (such as what you’re posting on social media). Next, you have to secure itwith strong passwords or using a password manager and enabling two-step authentication where available. Lastly, you need to protect itby staying current with the latest security updates on your devices and using Public Wi-Fi safely. Learn more at staysafeonline.org. ... read more »
Governor’s Council of Regional Homeless Advisors Convenes in LA
October 3, 2019
Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s signed multiple legislative rulings to aid in the war against homelessness, LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg reconvened to discuss the matter. ... read more »
SCAQMD and Sentinel host Community Leaders
October 3, 2019
South Coast Air Quality Management District educates and solicits community support for cleaner air within our neighborhoods. ... read more »
The Human and Economic Toll of Gun Violence is Staggering
October 3, 2019
The September 18 state-by-state examination of the economic costs of gun violence, reveals numbers that the committee called "staggering." For instance, in 2017, for the first time, the rate of firearm deaths exceeded the death rate by motor vehicle accidents. Nearly 40,000 people were killed in the United States by a gun in 2017, including approximately 2,500 school-age children – or more than 100 people per day and more than five children murdered each day. Sixty percent of gun deaths each year are firearm suicides, researchers said. ... read more »
Public Safety Program Helps Youth Find Positive Alternatives
September 26, 2019
Following historic lows in gun violence, the month of May saw an alarming spike in violent crime. Unwilling to accept the rise in violence, including the murder of South Los Angeles’ beloved Nipsey Hussle, Counclimember Marqueece Harris-Dawson launched a robust effort to address the root causes and effects of gun violence in South L.A. Traditionally, the summer tends to display an increase in violence. This summer program meets residents where they are with the resources they need to deal with trauma and intervenes to prevent youth from joining gangs and continuing cycles of violence. ... read more »
Camouflaged Vaping Devices Are Hoodwinking Parents And Schools
September 20, 2019
In yet another twist for worried parents: Meet the vaping hoodie. This high school fashion mainstay — defined by a hood with drawstrings — is now available as a vaping device, ready to deliver a puff of nicotine (or marijuana) anywhere, anytime. Including in the classroom. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Controller Releases Emergency Preparedness Map
September 18, 2019
The Get Ready L.A. map -- at www.lacontroller.org/getreadyla -- lists emergency preparation resources and maps the locations of fire stations, police stations and other civic buildings that residents can access before and after a disaster, City Controller Ron Galperin said. ... read more »
Los Angeles Launches Cybersecurity System To Detect Malicious Emails
September 17, 2019
LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti today announced L.A. Cyber Lab’s new Threat Intelligence Sharing Platform, as well as a free mobile app that will help people detect malicious email. ... read more »
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