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Two Teens Fatally Shot in South Los Angeles
October 16, 2020
Two teenage boys were found with fatal gunshot wounds in a vehicle that crashed into a parked car in the South Los Angeles area, and the shooter or shooters were at large today. ... read more »
L.A. County Board Expected to Fund Body Cameras for Sheriff’s Deputies
September 1, 2020
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to vote today to transfer $25.5 million to the Sheriff's Department to fund the roll-out of body-worn cameras to five stations over the next year. ... read more »
L.A. County Begins Program to Combat Acts of Hate
August 27, 2020
  Responding to what officials called increased acts of hate in recent years, most notably against Asian-Americans due to the coronavirus pandemic, Los Angeles County today announced a campaign aimed at encouraging reporting of such incidents and responding to them.  ... read more »
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Garcetti Signs Order to Make City Services More Available Remotely Amid COVID
August 27, 2020
   Mayor Eric Garcetti said today that he signed an executive directive to make city services more accessible online and contact-free whenever possible amid the COVID-19 pandemic.     Garcetti said people can already pay bills online, and contact-free pickup services of materials from libraries is available, but ``this directive is a critical step to not only modernize government but to keep us safe as we open up city services, or the city services that have stayed open and that you depend on don't put you at risk.''  ... read more »
L.A. County Recruiting Residents for COVID-19 Text Survey
August 26, 2020
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Ten thousand Los Angeles County residents have enrolled in a voluntary weekly text survey that officials use to track the spread of COVID-19, and county health officials announced today that they are seeking 10,000 more volunteers.  ... read more »
Judge Mulls Motion by Pilot in Kobe Bryant Suit to Move Case to OC
August 21, 2020
A judge today took under submission a motion by the estate of the pilot in the Jan. 26 helicopter crash that killed Kobe Bryant and eight others to move a lawsuit brought by Bryant's widow to Orange County to ensure a fair trial.     Vanessa Bryant brought the case on Feb. 24 in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of herself and her surviving three daughters, including the youngest, Capri, who turned one-year-old on Sunday.     The case was later transferred to Van Nuys Superior Court and names as defendants the estate of the late chopper pilot, Ara Zobayan, plus Island Express Helicopters and Island Express Holding Corp. Judge Virginia Keeny heard arguments on the change-of-venue motion, then took the case under ... read more »
LACCD to Hold Second Districtwide Online Open Registration Fair
August 19, 2020
A second districtwide online open enrollment fair for the upcoming semester will be held today for the nine campuses in the Los Angeles Community College District.    The district, which held its first virtual enrollment fair on Aug. 12, is highlighting its flexible class schedules, guaranteed admission and affordability to would-be applicants.    First-time, full-time students may be eligible for two years of free tuition, plus a free Chromebook, under the district's L.A. College Promise Program. More information can be found at lacollegepromise.org. ... read more »
L.A. County Sheriffs Reach Agreement for Body-Worn Cameras
August 14, 2020
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced today that the department has entered into an agreement with Axon Enterprise Inc. to deploy body-worn cameras on deputies.     ``This was a 20-month battle since the very first week I took office to get this program up and running, and it is very important to transparency (and) my commitment to reform the department,'' Villanueva said.  ... read more »
Apparent “Swatting” Call Brings Officers to Home of BLM-LA Co-Founder
August 14, 2020
Officers were sent shortly before 9 a.m. to Abdullah's home near Crenshaw and West Washington boulevards on a call that three people were being held hostage by a man with a gun, according to the LAPD.     "After the officers were able to verify the safety of the residents, the on-scene investigation determined the call was a hoax," according to an LAPD statement that said the Major Crimes Division will assist in the investigation.  ... read more »
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 »
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