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Los Angeles City Mayor Announces ‘SERVE’ Initiative; $800 Grant Available for 4,000 Employees Affected by COVID-19 in the Restaurant Industry
December 2, 2020
There are new adjustments to the working sector that the mayor outlined, the mayor noted that four out of ten people already lost their jobs this year. Garcetti stated, “ With limited federal support, and the County Public Health Department new orders about outdoor dining, the city must step up to provide relief to restaurants, so tonight I can announce the launch of Secure emergency relief for vulnerable employees.”  This fund is open to a plethora of eateries including wineries and food trucks. ... 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 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 »
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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 »
Ending Workforce Discrimination is Up to Us
March 19, 2020
During my tenure at the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO), it became clear to me that access was the foundation of economic opportunity. The transportation sector lacked diversity, equity and inclusion, and this was glaringly obvious to both leadership and employees. Pathways began to emerge to grow a diverse pool of talent, but it was obvious that a more organizational framework was needed to operate at full capacity to best serve veterans, women, underrepresented, and underserved workers; groups that had been previously overlooked. ... read more »
Newsrooms Still Lack Women and Individuals of Color
March 7, 2019
“The media is in a state of great disruption, but despite all of the change, one thing remains the same: the role of women is significantly smaller than that of men in every part of news, entertainment and digital media,” Julie Burton, president of the Women’s Media Center (WMC), said in a news release. ... read more »
Digital Media Industry Creating Local Jobs
February 23, 2018
The growing digital media industry is the creator of almost to 207,000 jobs in Los Angeles and Orange counties, according to a new report. ... read more »
Why Should California Protect Legal Cannabis Activities?
January 18, 2018
20 years ago, the people of California spoke and overwhelmingly passed the Compassionate Use Act, which made us the first state to legalize medical cannabis. California, as usual, was the trendsetter and innovator, recognizing the medicinal qualities of the cannabis plant. This trend then spread to 29 states, as well as the District of Columbia – where California goes, others follow. ... read more »
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