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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 »
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 »
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 »
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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 »
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 »
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 »
Black Woman Tech Founder Survived Homelessness and Started a Movement to Increase Generational Wealth in South L.A.
November 26, 2021
Homeless at the age of 19, Cassie Betts has a riveting life story. She shares memories about befriending “questionable characters of the night,” with the tech-savvy inner-city youth she trains in her technology academy Made In South L.A. (MISLA), initially launched from the janitor’s closet of a South Central Los Angeles charter school. Betts has evolved, going from sleeping on bus stop benches and cardboard boxes in Honolulu, Hawaii, to acting and modeling in commercials, TV, and film in Los Angeles, to now blazing her own path in tech, while taking along anyone who believes that South L.A. produces geniuses, high-level entrepreneurs, and leaders who make an impact and change for better. ... read more »
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13-Year-Old Killed by Stray Bullet in Pasadena
November 25, 2021
A stray bullet struck and killed a 13-year-old boy in his Pasadena bedroom on Saturday evening, police said. ... read more »
CHP `Maximum Enforcement Period’ Announced for Thanksgiving Weekend
November 24, 2021
California Highway Patrol officers planned to ramp up operations on highways and roads throughout Los Angeles and Orange counties today to catch drunken and drug-impaired drivers, as well as other traffic violators, as part of the agency's annual Thanksgiving weekend enforcement campaign. ... read more »
Pasadena Offering $10K Reward in Killing of 13-Year-Old Boy
November 24, 2021
Authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information that helps find the killer of a 13-year-old Pasadena boy who police say was hit by a stray bullet fired through his bedroom window as he played video games. ... read more »
Transfiguration Church Supports Community with Homeless Connect in Leimert Park Village
November 24, 2021
The Church of the Transfiguration sponsored Homeless Connect with donations of clothes, shoes, toiletries, barbecue dinners, manicures, a mobile barber service, and entertainment. ... read more »
Mothers In Action’s Annual Thanksgiving Event Feeds Seniors
November 24, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic was hard for us all.  But no one was hit harder than our senior population.  For the past two years, Mothers in Action has been hosting a Thanksgiving dinner for seniors at Ward Villas and throughout the community to seniors in their apartments who don't have the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful meal, fello ... read more »
LAPD Creating Task Force on `Follow-Home Robberies’
November 23, 2021
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore announced today the agency will create a task force to investigate ``follow- home robberies,'' which have increased in frequency in recent weeks. ... read more »
LA City Council Passes Motion To Improve Hate Crime Reporting
November 23, 2021
The motion was introduced by Councilwoman Nithya Raman, who said before the vote that although the Los Angeles Police Department records hate crimes and hate incidents, comparison data from nonprofit organizations show a huge gap in reporting.    ``This means that the numbers from LAPD are likely a drastic undercount, and that prevents us from making better policy, that prevents us from making resources available that can actually target hate crimes,'' Raman added.    ... read more »
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