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Six Black LAFD Employees Allege ‘Good Old White Boys Club’ Exists
June 13, 2021
Six Black Los Angeles Fire Department employees who work within the Fire Prevention Bureau are suing the city, alleging the department is governed by a ``good old white boys club'' where the plaintiffs are targeted for criticism and denied fair and equal chances for promotions. ... read more »
Lindsey Directs LADWP’s Water Distribution System
June 10, 2021
Breonia Lindsey, one of the agency’s top African Americans, oversees maintenance and construction of the city’s 7,300-mile pipeline ... read more »
LAUL & PEDC Team Up for Black Wealth Attainment And Retention Program
June 10, 2021
Legendary Banker and Philanthropist Darrel Brown and expert Tax Accountant and Real Estate specialist David Murphy are featured speakers for the Black Wealth Attainment And Retention Program ... read more »
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California Reopens in a Week, Cal/OSHA Gives Recommendations, Vax for Win Program Awards 15 People
June 10, 2021
On June 15, a new normal will be the case for the state of California. ... read more »
Local Communities Standing Together Through EmpowerLA
June 10, 2021
The City of LA Department of Neighborhood Empowerment or EmpowerLA puts the power back in the hands of the community. It is the “primary support agency” for the neighborhood council system. They are calling on every Angeleno to strengthen the voice of the community; Neighborhood Council is the closest form of government to the people. ... read more »
LA County Seeks Dismissal of Sheriff’s Bid to Quash OIG Subpoena 
June 4, 2021
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva's legal bid to avoid meeting with Inspector General Max Huntsman to discuss deputy ``secret societies'' that many criminal justice advocates characterize as gangs should be dismissed, a lawyer for Los Angeles County argues in new court papers.  ... read more »
Garcetti Signs $11 Billion Budget, With Nearly $1 Billion for Homeless Crisis 
June 4, 2021
Mayor Eric Garcetti today signed the city's $11.2 billion budget for the 2021-22 fiscal year, which allocates historic spending of nearly $1 billion to combat Los Angeles' homelessness crisis.  ... read more »
  Bill to Ban Police Use of Restraints that Cut Off Oxygen Passes Assembly Floor 
June 4, 2021
With a 49-5 vote, AB 490 passed the Assembly Floor today. Authored by Chair of Select Committee on Police Reform, Mike A. Gipson (D-Carson), AB 490 seeks to ban law enforcement from using restraints that cause positional asphyxia.   ... read more »
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Board Approves Creation of Countywide Poverty Alleviation Policy Agenda and Guaranteed Income Pilot Program
June 4, 2021
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell and co-authored by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, to create a first of its kind countywide Poverty Alleviation Policy Agenda and Guaranteed Income Pilot Program. This pilot will provide at minimum of 1000 residents up to $1,000 a month for three years. ... read more »
LA County Publishes First-Ever Online Jail Decarceration Dashboard
June 4, 2021
The County of Los Angeles, in partnership with the Vera Institute of Justice, has published an online decarceration dashboard which provides a visual breakdown and analysis of the County’s jail population on a daily basis. The goal of this dashboard is to help policymakers, advocates, and academics better understand the makeup and changes in the population of people in LA County jails in order to craft public policy to safely reduce the jail population. ... read more »
The Play Equity Fund Launches the #SPRINGINTOPLAY Campaign to Support Youth Sports and Play Programs
June 4, 2021
As schools, parks and sports programs reopen after youth have lived within the constraints of home confinement for over a year, the Play Equity Fund is responding by launching the #SpringIntoPlay campaign to support youth sports organizations and nonprofits who are providing access to opportunities for kids to play but are facing critical needs for funding. ... read more »
Jason Foster on Bringing Community’s Vision for an Economic Catalyst to Life in Destination Crenshaw
June 3, 2021
Destination Crenshaw was originally conceived as a way to respond to the devastating impacts of the Metro LAX line construction project along Crenshaw and gentrification concerns around transit development. ... read more »
Gov. Newsom Okays Inquiry Into Death Row Inmate’s Clemency Request
June 3, 2021
 Cooper has served over 35 years on death row at San Quentin State Prison for the crimes.  “Mr. Cooper maintains that he is innocent of the crimes of which he was convicted and contends that the evidence introduced at trial against him was manufactured, mishandled, planted, tampered with, or otherwise tainted by law enforcement,” said Newsom in executive order N-06-21, which he signed on May 28. ... read more »
Emma Sharif Elected Mayor of Compton
June 3, 2021
In a runoff election held on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 Councilwoman Emma Sharif was elected Mayor of the City of Compton.  Sharif who defeated newcomer Christian Reynaga by almost 10% of the vote is replacing Mayor Aja Brown who after 8 years decided not to seek re-election. ... read more »
2 LA River Recreation Areas Set To Reopen On Memorial Day
May 31, 2021
With the COVID-19 pandemic receding, two stretches of the Los Angeles River will reopen today for recreational activities such as fishing, walking and kayaking. ... read more »
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