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THE FIGHT OVER REDISTRICTING MOVES TO THE 2ND SUPERVISORIAL DISTRICT
November 30, 2021
Every ten years in the United States, new political lines are drawn to create "more equitable districts" at every level of government.   In 2020 - 2021, for the first time a Citizens Redistricting Commission is drawing lines for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. ... read more »
California City Apologizes for Bulldozing Blues Community
November 30, 2021
A California city has apologized to Black and Latino residents and descendants of a tight-knit community that was torn down more than half a century ago. ... read more »
Ex-Lawyer for DWP to Plead Guilty in Probe of Botched Billing System
November 30, 2021
A lawyer who represented the city of Los Angeles following the botched rollout of a Department of Water and Power billing system in 2013, but was simultaneously representing a DWP ratepayer suing the city over the system, has agreed to plead guilty to receiving a $2.2 million kickback from another attorney stemming from the arrangement, federal prosecutors said today. ... read more »
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Boy, 17, Last Seen In Compton Reported Missing
November 30, 2021
 Authorities today sought the public's help to find a 17-year-old boy who was last seen in Compton and may be in Manhattan Beach. Jasyre Robinson was last seen about 2:40 p.m. Tuesday in the 2400 block of East 126th Street, according to Deputy Eva Jimenez of the Sheriff'sInformation Bureau. ... read more »
As Omicron Variant Looms, County Urges Vaccinations Against COVID-19
November 30, 2021
 Again claiming the numbers are proof of COVID-19 vaccine effectiveness, Los Angeles County health officials reported in its latest data a sharp decline in the number of virus infections among residents and staff of skilled nursing facilities, where inoculations and booster shots have been widely administered. ... read more »
Sheriff Says His Department Won’t Use County Testing Provider
November 30, 2021
A Temple City-based COVID-19 testing firm that contracts with Los Angeles County vehemently denied allegations today by Sheriff Alex Villanueva that the company shares patient DNA data with the Chinese government, a concern that prompted the sheriff to announce his department will no longer use the county's chosen testing provider. ... read more »
Garcetti Hands Over Chair of C40 Cities Climate Group to London Mayor
November 30, 2021
Today is Mayor Eric Garcetti's last day as chair of the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group, a network of 97 mayors working together to address the climate crisis and reduce emissions. ... read more »
LA Seeking Proposals for Development at Marlton Square in South LA
November 30, 2021
Los Angeles is seeking proposals for a community-serving development at Marlton Square, formerly called Santa Barbara Plaza, in Baldwin Village. ... read more »
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Reaction to death of Lee Elder, 1st Black golfer at Masters
November 30, 2021
``Lee Elder was a pioneer, and in so many ways. Yes, he was the first black golfer to play in the Masters Tournament, but that simply underlined the hard work Lee put in to further the cause of everyone who has a dream to play on the PGA Tour and perhaps thinks there were too many barriers before them...." ... read more »
Los Angeles City Council to Consider Ban on Ghost Guns
November 30, 2021
The City Council is scheduled to vote today on an ordinance that would prohibit the possession, purchase, sale, receipt and transportation of ``ghost guns'' in Los Angeles. ... read more »
USC Set to Introduce New Football Coach
November 29, 2021
Lincoln Riley is scheduled to be introduced as USC's football coach today one day after his unexpected hiring after five seasons as Oklahoma's coach drew praise from Trojan legends and college football analysts. ... read more »
LA Luxury Mall Latest to be Hit by Smash-and-Grab Thieves
November 29, 2021
A group of thieves smashed windows at a department store at a luxury mall in Los Angeles, triggering a police pursuit just days after high-end stores throughout the San Francisco Bay Area were targeted. ... read more »
Nonprofit to Redevelop Bank Damaged during Floyd Protests
November 29, 2021
 A Minneapolis bank that was badly damaged during protests over the death of George Floyd is giving the property to a nonprofit developer to build affordable housing, commercial space and a home for cultural organizations. ... read more »
Israel to allow 3,000 Ethiopian Jews to immigrate
November 29, 2021
Israel's government on Sunday approved the immigration of several thousand Jews from war-torn Ethiopia, some of whom have waited for decades to join their relatives in Israel. ... read more »
Community systems offer alternative paths for solar growth
November 29, 2021
Strolling his church's rooftop among 630 solar panels, Bishop Richard Howell Jr. acknowledged climate change isn't the most pressing concern for his predominantly Black congregation _ even though it disproportionately harms people of color and the poor. ... read more »
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