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L.A. County Adopts ‘Socially Conscious’ Animal Shelter Practices
August 9, 2019
Animal rights activists today praised Los Angeles County's decision to adopt "socially conscious'' operating practices for its animal shelter, warning that alternative "no-kill'' policies often result in unsafe, overcrowded facilities and dangerous dogs on the street. ... read more »
L.A. Council Members Smith, Wesson Call on Legislators to Act on Gun Control
August 9, 2019
Two Los Angeles City Council members – ironically named Smith and Wesson -- introduced a resolution today calling on state and federal lawmakers to pass gun-control legislation such as banning the sale and possession of assault weapons. ... read more »
Ex-UCLA Employee Awarded Nearly $1.6M in Harassment Suit
August 9, 2019
The Los Angeles Superior Court jury rejected Nicole Birden's claim that she was fired in 2016 due to her race, but the panel determined she was subjected to severe or pervasive harassment because she is black and that her supervisors failed to take corrective actions. ... read more »
Arraignment Delayed for Reputed Gang Member Charged in USC Student’s Slaying
August 9, 2019
Hernandez was charged July 2 with one count each of murder and attempted second-degree robbery -- the latter charge involving a friend who was with McElhaney. Hernandez appeared in court after being charged, but his arraignment was postponed. On Wednesday, it was postponed again until Sept. 9. ... read more »
Destination Crenshaw Honors L.A. Sentinel
August 8, 2019
The post features photos and a history of the 85-year-old publication. ... read more »
Terrazas and LAFD Blaze Trails Towards a Safer City
August 8, 2019
Excelling in a variety of incidents has helped LAFD chalk-up impressive statistics in preserving life and property and promoting public safety.  Last year, the department answered to 382,128 emergency medical calls, 4,024 structural fires and 66,674 additional incidents.  Response times to all calls occurred in less than seven minutes, which many consider a significant feat in light of L.A.’s congested streets. ... read more »
Investigations Continuing into DWP Destruction of Endangered Plants
August 2, 2019
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the California Department of Parks and Recreation and the California Coastal Commission are trying to determine if any laws were broken. They are also trying to determine the extent of the damage to the overall plant population, which consists of just a dozen colonies, all in the mountains surrounding the Los Angeles Basin. ... read more »
Customer on Front Line of DWP Billing Debacle Files $25,000 Claim Against City
August 2, 2019
The man who sued the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power over grossly inaccurate utility billing he received years ago has filed a claim against the city over the way in which it handled the case, documents obtained by City News Service today show.  ... read more »
Authorities Seeking Fugitives in a Dozen Unrelated Violent Crimes in LA Area
August 2, 2019
Authorities today sought public help to find a dozen fugitives who allegedly committed violent crimes in the Los Angeles area in unrelated cases and who are believed to have fled to Mexico. The suspects are being sought by the FBI's Fugitive Task Force, said Laura EImiller of the FBI. ... read more »
Appellate Court Sides with Opponents of Hollywood Skyscraper Project
August 2, 2019
Opponents of a proposed development that would put two skyscrapers adjacent to the Capitol Records building in Hollywood declared victory today in response to an appeals court panel ruling that the project's environmental review failed to meet state standards. ... read more »
Man Shot, Killed in Compton
August 2, 2019
Deputies responded to a gunshot victim call and found the victim with at least one gunshot wound to his upper body, the sheriff's department reported. ... read more »
FLAIR 2019 Charity Fashion Celebrates African Americans in the Industry
August 1, 2019
The Fashion Legacy Association for Industry Recognition (FLAIR, Inc.) hosted their #OOTD, charity fashion show reflecting its theme of “The Jazz Age of Fashion,” a VIP reception and dinner on Saturday, ... read more »
Mother’s In Action’s 21st Annual Back to School Health & Family Festival
August 1, 2019
The health and family festival continues the tradition of helping youth get ready for their future. ... read more »
Senator Bernie Sanders Makes His Case with Ethnic Media Outlets
August 1, 2019
The Los Angeles Sentinel, along with other ethnic-based independent media platforms, met with Senator Bernie Sanders last Friday, to discuss issues affecting the communities they cover. From topics like the racial wealth gap and environmental racism, to gentrification, immigration and affordable healthcare — Sen. Sanders addressed it all. ... read more »
Central Ave. Jazz Fest Returns To L.A.
August 1, 2019
Beginning in 1996, the free event is known for featuring live jazz. ... read more »
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