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South Coast AQMD Issues Advisory Due to Smoke from California Wildfires
September 23, 2021
Valid: Thursday, September 23 through Friday, September 24, 2021 This advisory is in effect through Friday afternoon. South Coast AQMD will issue an update if additional information becomes available. ... read more »
Local Kappa Alpha Psi Chapter Donates PPE to Pasadena Seniors
September 23, 2021
As part of their efforts to help battle the COVID-19 pandemic and help protect local seniors within their community, the Men of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Pasadena Alumni Chapter, took time out of their busy schedules to donate much-needed personal protection equipment (PPE) to the residents of The Terraces at Park Marino Assisted Living Facility in Altadena, California. ... read more »
Heading to a Bar in LA County? Bring Your ID and Proof of COVID Vaccination
September 23, 2021
Going to an indoor bar or nightclub in Los Angeles County will soon require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, while attending a theme park or large outdoor event with 10,000 people or more will require vaccination or a negative COVID test, the county's public health director announced today. ... read more »
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Black Community Urged to Get the Flu Vaccine This Year as They are Traditionally Under-Vaccinated, Putting Them at Risk of Acquiring Other Diseases, Including COVID-19
September 23, 2021
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, African Americans are a vulnerable population with low flu vaccination rates who experience disproportionately higher rates of chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, heart diseases and obesity. ... read more »
Illegal Cannabis Warrant Service Turns Out 26 People in Illegal Housing
September 23, 2021
On Tuesday, September 21, the Fire Prevention Bureau Legal Unit / Illegal Cannabis Section served a warrant with LAPD 77th Division Narcotics Enforcement Detail at 5710 S. Western Avenue. Discovered during the warrant service on an illegal cannabis business were six residential units of illegal housing. ... read more »
Congressmember Karen Bass speaks on Haitian migrants & seeking asylum
September 21, 2021
Seeking asylum in this country is a legal process. What's happening is unconscionable. Border patrol agents on horseback whipping Black immigrants is reminiscent of the 1800s. ... read more »
Congressional Black Caucus Issues Statement on Treatment of Haitian Migrants
September 21, 2021
“The images that we’ve seen over the last 24 hours are horrific and I share the outrage being expressed by Americans across the country. This sort of mistreatment is an affront to the very conscience of this nation, and it is absolutely unacceptable.” ... read more »
City Council Approves Curren Price Motion for $5 Million to Help South LA Recover from Bomb Squad Blast
September 21, 2021
The Los Angeles City Council today passed a motion introduced by Councilman Curren Price to identify $5 million in funding -- some of which would come from the Los Angeles Police Department budget -- to help a South Los Angeles neighborhood recover from a massive explosion set off by an LAPD bomb squad error that injured 17 people and forced many residents from their homes. ... read more »
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Man Who Filmed Rodney King Beating by LAPD Officers Dies at 61
September 20, 2021
George Holliday, a plumber who gained local and national fame 30 years ago when he used his videocamera to tape the infamous Los Angeles police beating of motorist Rodney King in Lake View Terrace, has died from COVID-19, it was reported today. ... read more »
Judge Mulls Fate of Some of Woman’s Claims Against Inglewood, Mayor
September 20, 2021
A judge said today he is inclined to trim portions of a lawsuit brought by a former girlfriend and executive assistant of Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. ... read more »
The California Legislative Black Caucus Endorses Cecil Rhambo for Los Angeles County Sheriff
September 17, 2021
CLBC recognizes Mr. Rhambo as a respected community leader with a wealth of experience in law enforcement, protecting Los Angeles County citizens for more than 33 years. Mr. Rhambo is currently the Chief of LAX Airport. He has a strong track record of community policing and successfully reducing crime in Compton and South L.A. ... read more »
Report Reveals that Los Angeles Sheriff Department Rife with Gangs and Cliques
September 17, 2021
Approximately 16 percent of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies and supervisors continue to operate and recruit personnel to join in secret cliques or gangs like “Banditos” and the “Executioners,” according to an explosive new report authored by The Rand Corporation. ... read more »
L.A. County Moves to Ban Oil Wells in Unincorporated Areas
September 17, 2021
``L.A. County has had a long history of oil and gas development and poor land use decisions, which has resulted in oil and gas operations occurring too close to places where people live, work, play, go to school and pray,'' Mitchell said. ``Many residents may not even realize it, but tens of thousands of people in L.A. County live in close proximity to an oil well and 73% of them are people of color.'' ... read more »
Developers File Application For $500 Million Office Campus in Hollywood
September 16, 2021
Developers today filed an application with the city of Los Angeles to build a $500 million, 22-story ``creative office campus'' on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood. ... read more »
Man Killed at Metro Station, Suspect at Large
September 16, 2021
A search was continuing today for the person who fatally shot a man who had just stepped off a Metro train south of downtown Los Angeles. ... read more »
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