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L.A. County Halts Use of Popular Weed Killer on County Property
March 22, 2019
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors directed all departments to stop using a popular weed killer until more is known about its potential health and environmental effects. ... read more »
L.A. County Set to Expand Ban on Smoking in Unincorporated Areas
March 22, 2019
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to expand prohibitions on smoking on county property and in and around bars and restaurants in unincorporated areas, also making clear that smoking includes e-cigarettes and cannabis. ... read more »
African Americans More Likely to Be Misdiagnosed with Schizophrenia, Rutgers Study Finds
March 22, 2019
The study, which appears in a recent issue of the journal Psychiatric Services, examined the medical records of 1,657 people at a community behavioral health clinic that included screening for major depression as part of its assessment for schizophrenia in new patients.   ... read more »
Coastal Commission Approves Sweeping New Environmental Justice Policy to Increase Coastal Protections for All Californians
March 22, 2019
The commission adopted the policy on Friday, March 8 at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles. Since 1999, California has passed a series bills advancing the concept of environmental justice, which emerged out of the civil rights movement. In recent years, the push to correct long-standing inequities that have disproportionately burdened lower-income communities of color has been increasing with a number of state agencies working to adopt similar policies. ... read more »
L.A. County Seeks Public Comment on Vision Zero Draft Action Plan for Traffic Safety
March 15, 2019
Zero traffic fatalities on County roadways. That’s the vision. It’s global. It’s local. It’s ambitious. And, it’s vitally important for everyone. Los Angeles County is launching its draft Vision Zero Action Plan to guide the first five years of this effort. It’s a plan with a role for everyone. ... read more »
Choice Canning Company, Inc. Recalls Chicken Fried Rice Products Due tto Misbranding and Undeclared Allergens
March 15, 2019
Choice Canning Company, Inc., a Pittston, Pa. establishment, is recalling approximately 35,459 pounds of chicken fried rice products due to misbranding and undeclared allergens, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The products contain milk, a known allergen, which is not declared on the product label.   ... read more »
AARP Issues Fake Charity, Jury Dury, Social Media Scam Alerts
March 14, 2019
Never provide your financial information to someone who claims you’ve qualified for a “free” product, service or prize. ... read more »
City Councilman Opposes State Bill to Keep L.A. Bars Open Later
March 8, 2019
SB 58 is at least the third attempt by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, to pass a law that would allow bars in some cities to stay open later than 2 a.m. A version of the bill was passed by the Legislature last year but was vetoed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown. ... read more »
Airbnb Partners with Los Angeles Emergency Management and the American Red Cross for Safety Workshop
March 7, 2019
Airbnb hosts learn about disaster preparedness while gaining info about the company’s Open Homes Program ... read more »
WATCH: LAPD – Know Your Rights PT4
March 1, 2019
Over the next several months, the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper and L.A. Watts Times Newspaper will be partnering with the Los Angeles Police Department to bring candid conversations about policing to the community. Our hope is that you will engage with us, ask questions, and use this opportunity to learn more about the role the police department plays in the community and how we can each shape the department so that it can better serve our neighborhoods and families. Visit www.JOINLAPD.COM ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: LAPD – Know Your Rights PT3
March 1, 2019
Over the next several months, the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper and L.A. Watts Times Newspaper will be partnering with the Los Angeles Police Department to bring candid conversations about policing to the community. Our hope is that you will engage with us, ask questions, and use this opportunity to learn more about the role the police department plays in the community and how we can each shape the department so that it can better serve our neighborhoods and families. Visit www.JOINLAPD.COM ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: LAPD – Know Your Rights PT2
March 1, 2019
Over the next several months, the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper and L.A. Watts Times Newspaper will be partnering with the Los Angeles Police Department to bring candid conversations about policing to the community. Our hope is that you will engage with us, ask questions, and use this opportunity to learn more about the role the police department plays in the community and how we can each shape the department so that it can better serve our neighborhoods and families. Visit www.JOINLAPD.COM ... read more / watch video »
WATCH: LAPD – Know Your Rights PT1
March 1, 2019
Over the next several months, the Los Angeles Sentinel Newspaper and L.A. Watts Times Newspaper will be partnering with the Los Angeles Police Department to bring candid conversations about policing to the community. Our hope is that you will engage with us, ask questions, and use this opportunity to learn more about the role the police department plays in the community and how we can each shape the department so that it can better serve our neighborhoods and families. Visit www.JOINLAPD.COM ... read more / watch video »
Wrongful Death Civil Rights Lawsuit Filed by Mother of Man Who Died in Calif. Democratic Major Donors Home 
February 28, 2019
Attorneys for the estate of Gemmel Moore and his mother LaTisha Nixon say the death of Timothy Dean could have been avoided had Ed Buck been prosecuted for the death of Gemmel Moore in 2017. Both Moore and Dean died as a result of drug overdoses at Buck’s West Hollywood home  ... read more »
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