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25-Year-Old Man Killed in Ladera Heights Shooting, Investigation Underway
July 24, 2020
A 25-year-old man was fatally shot at a house party in the unincorporated Ladera Heights area of Los Angeles County, and the shooter remained at large today. ... read more »
USC Welcomes Reggie Bush Back as 10-Year Ban Expires
June 11, 2020
Former USC football star Reggie Bush was welcomed back into the Trojan family today as his 10-year, NCAA-mandated ban from the school over a recruiting scandal officially expired.     In a letter to Bush, USC President Carol L. Folt wrote, ``I am pleased to inform you that all restrictions and prohibitions on your involvement in our athletics program are officially removed and you will be afforded the privileges and courtesies extended to all Trojan football alumni.''  ... read more »
 7 LAPD Employees Removed from Field Amid Protest Misconduct Investigations
June 11, 2020
 Nearly five dozen allegations of misconduct by Los Angeles Police Department officers during recent protests against police brutality are being investigated, and seven employees have been removed from field duty, the department announced today.  ... read more »
Police: Pedestrian Killed in Hit-And-Run Amid Street Race in South L.A. Area
May 2, 2020
A pedestrian was killed today in a hit-and-run that apparently occurred while two motorists were involved in a street race in South Los Angeles, police said. ... read more »
L.A. County Gathering Additional Data on COVID-19 Impact by Race, Ethnicity
April 16, 2020
``The fact that many communities of color fare poorly in health outcomes, and are more susceptible to COVID-19, is not an accident,'' Solis said. ``Decades of institutional racism have made our communities more vulnerable, so we must consider this reality in our policy solutions. We need our public health experts to keep robust data collection on COVID-19 patients to ensure resources are distributed equitably to high-need areas.'' ... read more »
Community College District Announces Info on Classes Amid Coronavirus Crisis 
March 26, 2020
The head of the Los Angeles Community College District announced today that any of its classes that cannot be converted into an online learning platform when remote instruction begins next Monday will be temporarily postponed until at least May 4 amid the coronavirus crisis.  ... read more »
Garcetti Plans to Bring 6,000 Beds in Weeks for Homeless Amid Coronavirus
March 19, 2020
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said today the city is making an emergency effort to provide immediate temporary housing for thousands of homeless people in the face of the coronavirus outbreak. ... read more »
Garcetti Says No Plan to Lockdown City, Announces Small Business Loan Program
March 19, 2020
Los  Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday ``there is no plan to lock down this city,'' because of the coronavirus outbreak.  ... read more »
LAUSD To Open Student Food Centers as Coronavirus Closures Continue
March 19, 2020
The Los Angeles Unified School District will open 60 ``Grab & Go'' food centers tomorrow to provide students with meals during the district's coronavirus-prompted closure, while the governor warned that schools across the state may remain shuttered for the rest of the school year.  ... read more »
Lack of Approvals Means LAUSD Family Resource Centers Will Be Food Centers
March 17, 2020
Beutner said the centers, which were expected to open Wednesday, will instead open on that day as ``Grab and Go Food Centers,'' 20 of which were already planned in addition to the 40 Family Resource Centers. The switch means a total of 60 Grab and Go centers will be available between 7 and 10 a.m. weekdays, beginning Wednesday, and each child will receive two meals. ... read more »
50 More Coronavirus Cases Reported in L.A. County
March 17, 2020
Saying dramatic rises in coronavirus cases should be anticipated given increases in testing, Los Angeles County's public health director announced 50 new cases of the illness today, bringing the county's total to 144. ... read more »
Animal Shelters Closed Across L.A. County
March 17, 2020
``In alignment with the city of Los Angeles' activation of emergency operations related to COVID-19, effective immediately, all six Los Angeles Animal Services (LAAS) centers and the administrative office will be closed to the public through March 31, unless rescinded earlier or extended further,'' staff announced Monday night. ``Be assured that we will have staff available to feed, clean, and provide enrichment for the animals in our care. Our animal control officers will respond to emergency calls such as dangerous dogs, animal cruelty, and humane calls.'' ... read more »
WATCH: Garcetti Updates on Closures, New Measures to Protect Businesses, Residents
March 15, 2020
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti addressed the city tonight in a live-streamed news conference, outlining the latest coronoavirus-related shutdowns and recovery measures, saying, ``the city is strong and won't shut down.'' ... read more / watch video »
Temporary Housing Facility Opens in Venice for Homeless People
February 27, 2020
A temporary-housing shelter providing 100 beds for homeless adults and 54 beds for youth opened today in the Venice area.  ... read more »
Tina Turner’s Son Dead In Apparent Suicide
July 5, 2018
The 59-year-old firstborn son of singer Tina Turner was found dead today in his Studio City home from what was believed to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. ... read more »
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