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Probation Officers Rally to Demand Support of County Supervisors
August 25, 2022
On Tuesday, Aug. 16, more than 300 Los Angeles County Deputy Probation and Detention Services Officers, Supervisors, and Managers rallied before the L.A. County Board of Supervisors Hearing Room to demand that the County Supervisors support Probation by implementing policies and procedures to protect the officers who are suffering unprecedented injuries when breaking up escalating youth-on-youth fights in the juvenile halls and camps. ... read more »
Baldwin Vista Residents Oppose County’s Opening Public Trail in Their Neighborhood
March 2, 2022
At 3:30 a.m., on December 14, 1963, less than two years after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s famous visit to Los Angeles, the Baldwin Hills Reservoir Dam, in South Los Angeles broke, releasing 250 million gallons of water, destroying homes and killing five people. ... read more »
LA County Sees Another Big Drop in COVID Hospitalizations
February 10, 2022
The number of COVID-positive patients in Los Angeles County hospitals has plunged below 3,000, falling to 2,841, according to the latest state numbers. ... read more »
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Rhambo Earns Recommendation of LA Co. Dem Party Endorsement CMTE in Sheriff’s Race
December 23, 2021
In a powerful demonstration of his extensive grassroots support from L.A. County Democrats in the race for Los Angeles County Sheriff,  LAX Police Chief Cecil Rhambo was formally notified by the Los Angeles County Democratic Party (LACDP) that he earned a recommendation for endorsement from the Screening and Early Endorsement Recommendation (SEER) Committee. ... read more »
Community Build Supports PlayLA Youth and Adaptive Sports Launch
November 11, 2021
Community Build, Inc. partnered with PlayLA on Saturday, Nov. 6 in Algin Sutton Park to launch the City’s Youth and Adaptive Sports Program.  Children and young adults enjoyed a day of sports adapted fun to meet varying mental and physical abilities and had the opportunity to meet some of L.A.’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes.  Community Build donated 100 food boxes and sponsored swimwear for Inclusion Matters’ aquatics programs. ... read more »
LA City Policy of Full Vax Proof at Many Indoor Spaces Begins Monday
November 11, 2021
Angelenos patronizing indoor restaurants, gyms, entertainment and recreational facilities, personal care establishments and some city buildings will technically need to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 starting Nov. 4 -- though enforcement of the new law won't ... read more »
L.A. County Wants Vanessa Bryant to Undergo Mental Health Exam in Photos Suit
October 18, 2021
Attorneys for Los Angeles County are asking a federal judge to order the widow of NBA legend Kobe Bryant to undergo a psychiatric exam before trial in her invasion of privacy lawsuit alleging that sheriff's deputies shared unauthorized photos taken at the site of the helicopter crash that killed the athlete, his daughter and seven others, according to court papers obtained today. ... read more »
Taste of Soul to Bring A ‘Day of Service & Soul’ to the Community
October 14, 2021
The drive-thru only event to give away free groceries, PPE supplies, and more ... read more »
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Los Angeles County Records 8 More COVID Deaths
October 12, 2021
Los Angeles County reported another eight COVID-19 deaths and 826 new cases in its latest data, but health officials said the unusually low numbers are likely the result of weekend reporting delays. The new fatalities lifted the countywide death toll from the virus to 26,320, while the cumulative case total from throughout the pandemic rose to 1,471,645. Officials have said that about 90% of the fatalities associated with COVID-19 occurred in people with underlying health conditions. ... read more »
Los Angeles Chargers Update Gameday COVID-19 Policy in Conjunction with New LA County Department of Public Health Order
October 7, 2021
The LA County Department of Public Health’s newest requirement for stadium events with at least 10,000 attendees goes into effect tomorrow, Oct. 7. Under the new public health order, fans ages 12 and over must provide proof of either COVID-19 vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test result taken within 72 hours of gameday. Children under 12 do not need a negative test result for entry but, along with all other fans, must continue to wear a mask. ... read more »
Bearing the Brunt
July 8, 2021
We are the least vaccinated segment of the population, with less than 40% having received at least one dose. ... read more »
Police Force Cutting into Family Ties: 23-Year-Old Targeted by an Order Given by His Uncle
May 20, 2021
On Tuesday, May 10, Attorney Carl Douglas, and Black Lives Matter Los Angeles Co-founder Melina Abdullah joined 23-year-old filmmaker Jamal Shakir to announce a lawsuit against the City of Los Angeles and LAPD police officer, Eric Anderson. The premise of the case sounded like many others, law enforcement using overly aggressive force to manage a peaceful protest, but for Shakir, the order for his attack came directly from a family member. ... read more »
Board of Supervisors, Led by Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, Make Strides Towards Justice Reform
May 8, 2021
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell’s motion to create a plan for strengthening investments in the County’s justice system by ensuring Public Defender's have the budgeted resources and staffing capacity to sustainably address its case backlog as a result of COVID-19 and provide legal representation for lowincome residents, who rely heavily on indigent defense services. ... read more »
Increasing Diversity in Lineworker Skilled Trades
May 6, 2021
Athennia, 10, Eric Jr., 9, and Aliyiah, 7, know that when there is a storm or a wildfire, their father, Eric Jones, a field supervisor for Southern California Edison - Opens in new window, is going to be very busy and may be called out to work at night. ... read more / view gallery »
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Leads Powerful Women’s Coalition in Support of Heather Hutt for Assembly
April 29, 2021
Heather Hutt, former California State Director for then-U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, earned a high-profile and powerful endorsement from United States Congresswoman Maxine Waters in the special election race for California's 54th State Assembly District seat. ... read more »
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