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Los Angeles City, County Debut Response Teams for Mental Health Incidents
October 29, 2020
Los Angeles city and county officials announced the start of a partnership to dispatch unarmed mental health responders to situations where they can help, rather than police officers or firefighters. ... read more »
Crushing COVID-19 Crisis: 9 Steps For Voting In-Person Safely
October 29, 2020
With mail-in options ending, voters can be safe during the pandemic ... read more »
There’s Nothing Haunting About Safe Halloween Decorations
October 22, 2020
Public health officials are not recommending trick-or-treating and other traditions- Opens in new window like haunted houses and parades while banning altogether large indoor and outdoor gatherings and parties with non-household members. ... read more »
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Air Quality Board Votes to Assist South Los Angeles with Pollution Issues
October 9, 2020
The South Coast Air Quality Management District's Governing Board voted today to add South Los Angeles to a list of areas considered disproportionately affected by pollution and in need of assistance. ... read more »
Chief Deputy Emada Tingirides Serves as the Bridge to a Better Relationship Between the Community and Law Enforcement
October 8, 2020
The law enforcement culture is going through a deep conditioning within Los Angeles, recent incidents triggered a global awareness of the imbalance in community protection. It unveiled a disconnection between the purpose of the police and the spirit of trust among the community. Los Angeles has looked to bridge that gap by designing the Community Safety Partnership Program in 2011. Captain Emada Tingirides has been the Coordinator Sergeant for CSP, she has embodied the mission and now leads the programs as Deputy Chief. ... read more »
South Coast AQMD Governing Board Selects South Los Angeles for AB 617 Program to Accelerate Air Pollution Reduction in Community
October 8, 2020
Last week, the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s (South Coast AQMD) Governing Board approved a recommendation to add the South Los Angeles community to the Assembly Bill 617 (AB 617) program. AB 617 requires the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and local air districts to reduce emissions in communities disproportionately impacted by air pollution. The Governing Board also directed staff to pursue additional funding to help support emissions reduction efforts in this community. ... read more »
Planning for the Worst: Black Californians Among Groups State Is Targeting for Emergency Preparedness
September 24, 2020
Black Americans were already in the midst of two disasters this year – the disproportionate toll of the COVID-19 pandemic and a spate of horrifying incidents of police brutality -- when fire season in California started early. Wildfires have burned over 3.1 million acres in California since the beginning of the year, breaking the record for the deadliest year of wildfires in the state, according to CalFire. ... read more »
The Mayor of Los Angeles Announces ‘Small Cohorts’ Will be Hosted In-Person for K-12 Student Learning
September 2, 2020
The mayor announced schools in L.A. County can offer on campus services for “small stable cohorts” for k-12 students who need the educational support. Starting September 14, the “cohort approach” is to monitor and observe the adjustment to see what works on a smaller scale before reopening schools.  This method is being handled with caution because of the severity of what can go wrong if there was an outbreak among students and faculty. ... read more »
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Los Angeles Mayor Announces Progress Made Under Community Safety Partnership in LAPD; Captain Emada Tingirides Appointed Deputy Chief of CSP Bureau
July 27, 2020
Garcetti stressed the co-ownership of protection from both local legislation and the community they represent. He shared the progress of the Community Safety Partnership Bureau in the Los Angeles Police Department. “This bureau makes CSP both a program and a philosophy,” Mayor Garcetti stated. The program cultivated a set of procedures that hold the body of the organization accountable to maintaining a civil approach to policing. ... read more »
South L.A. Community Patrol Works to Keep Parks and Rec Safe
July 16, 2020
Areas of misconception that created a snag in concise protection from the city’s police force, stems from the reasons they are called. “Over-policing” is tethered to overwhelming agendas that do not match the skill sets of law enforcement. Most escalations do not require the restraints or interrogation from the police, in most cases people who are from the neighborhood, who are familiar with those around them, can have a gentle approach to resolving minor confrontation or mental health related incidents. ... read more »
L.A. Metro to Require Use of Face Coverings on Metro Transit System Beginning May 11
May 7, 2020
Consistent with the countywide public health order requiring the use of face coverings in public places, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will require all transit riders to wear face coverings when using the Metro Bus and Rail system beginning Monday, May 11. ... read more »
L.A. City Mayor Announces, “Life Saving” Deal
April 29, 2020
Tuesday April 28. The Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti reported the latest updates surrounding the coronavirus outbreak. The elected official shared yesterday, the L.A. economy in its entirety will not open on May 15. The ideal vision for recovery is to open L.A. in sanctions and manage the spurts of COVID-19 outbreaks, as they begin to allow small to medium gatherings. A partnership with Honeywell will supply first responders and emergency sanctions with over 24-million masks, Eric Garcetti described this as a “lifesaving deal.” ... read more »
3.7 Earthquake Shakes South L.A. and Inglewood
April 22, 2020
An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.7 rattled parts of Southern California this morning, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. ... read more »
Los Angeles City Mayor Speaks with Experts from Medical and First Response Industries about COVID-19 Pandemic
April 17, 2020
According to her years of study in the HIV Pandemic, Cynthia Davis stressed the differences in behavior between the two viruses. HIV took over 40 years to reach 1.5 million cases globally, coronavirus took 2-3 months to reach 500,000 positive cases within the U.S. alone. Dr. Davis stressed the physical guidelines and the importance in testing to combat the spread of COVID-19. Cynthia Davis declared, “...You want to use what is called, Universal Precautions, which means you treat everyone as if they have been infected with COVID-19 and take the appropriate precautions.” This includes hand washing, wearing a mask, and practicing social distancing. ... read more »
Rep. Maxine Waters Working for the 43rd District During the Coronavirus Pandemic
April 16, 2020
On March 19 and April 2, Congresswoman Waters conducted the first two in a series of 43rd District telephone town hall meetings that included approximately 19,000 and 15,000 local residents, respectively. Her calls featured presentations by the Los Angeles County Department of Health, the IRS, the Small Business Administration, all of the school districts in the 43rd District, LA Metro, LA Homeless Services Authority, LA Regional Food Bank, Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, Watts Health Care, South Bay Family Health Clinic, and UMMA Community Clinic.  ... read more »
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