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UPLIFT Concert Focuses on Black Futures Month, Hosted by BLM at the Miracle Theater in Inglewood
March 10, 2022
Damon Turner’s cultural organization, Trap Heals, worked in collaboration with BLM to usher in a free local event, the UPLIFT concert was “in honor of Black Futures Month.” ... read more »
Los Angeles City Council Redistricting Commission’s Comments on Adoption of City Council District Map
October 25, 2021
The Commission is very proud to send the map adopted at last night’s meeting to the City Council for its review. Our work has been informed by Census data, the federal Voting Rights Act, countless hours of public testimony, and core values and guiding principles that commissioners committed to at the start of our work. ... read more »
LAPD Launches Program For Mental Health Clinician To Respond To Some Calls
February 12, 2021
 The Los Angeles Police Department has begun a program to dispatch a mental health response team, consisting of a sworn officer and a Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health clinician, to certain mental health calls, Assistant Chief Horace Frank announced today. ... read more »
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Department of City Planning Improves Online Application System Due To COVID-19
February 4, 2021
The Los Angeles Department of City Planning announced that it has improved its online application system to minimize the need for people to visit its Development Services Centers in person during the COVID-19 pandemic. The online system's recent additions include a portal for accessory dwelling unit permit clearances, wireless telecommunication facilities, and other planning applications. ... read more »
COVID-19 on the rise; Los Angeles City Mayor Issues a ‘Hard Pause’ on Reopening Anymore Businesses
July 2, 2020
L.A. has seen a resurgence of outdoor activity, there has been added testing sites to handle the projected rise in positive cases. Gradually, Los Angeles has been opening different sectors in the work industry with the modified health directives. They serve as the armor against the spread of COVID-19 between guests and staff members. Small businesses are advised to open only when they are aligned with the public health mandates. ... read more »
Prioritize the Health of Black Americans
June 11, 2020
Public health concerns have taken a backseat in conversations about reopening our economy and returning to what we fondly remember as “normal life”. Memorial Day historically signals the unofficial start of summer and because COVID-19 cases were on the decline, many hoped it would also mark the beginning of a return to normalcy. Even before the Governor and Mayor began lifting restrictions, some residents dismissed the stay at home orders. On Memorial Day weekend, people flocked to beaches and parks in droves, hosted gatherings with more than ten people in attendance, and did so without wearing protective face masks. ... read more »
Reopen Los Angeles? Communities of Color Will Pay the Price, Says Wesson
May 13, 2020
"People of color are being hit by this pandemic physically, mentally, and financially," Wesson begins. "A long history of unequal access to health care has left Black, Latino, and the working poor in a position to be disproportionately killed by the virus. As we begin to reopen, we need to take a hard look at ways to protect those who will be the most negatively impacted." ... read more »
Los Angeles City Controller Releases Emergency Preparedness Map
September 18, 2019
The Get Ready L.A. map -- at www.lacontroller.org/getreadyla -- lists emergency preparation resources and maps the locations of fire stations, police stations and other civic buildings that residents can access before and after a disaster, City Controller Ron Galperin said. ... read more »
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History Detectives 
August 24, 2016
How many generations back can you trace your family lineage? Many people who consider themselves “native Angelenos” have a history that dates back to the South. ... read more »
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