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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 »
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 »
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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 »
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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 »
Stephanie Wiggins Appointed CEO of L.A. Metro
April 15, 2021
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors gathered to discuss Stephanie Wiggins’ new role as CEO of the company, leading L.A. Metro. ... read more »
Update: Hahn Moving Forward With Effort To `Right The Wrongs’ Of Bruce’s Beach
April 8, 2021
County Supervisor Janice Hahn on Friday will announce initial steps to return a scenic parcel of Manhattan Beach land to the ancestors of a couple who were subjected to years of harassment for operating a Black beach resort that was ultimately condemned and seized by city. ... read more »
LA County To Provide Grants For Small Personal Care and Retail Businesses
April 1, 2021
Small Los Angeles County businesses in the personal care and retail sector can apply for $10,000 grants starting April 5, county officials announced March 31. ... read more »
L.A. Music Performer Reflects on California’s Plan to Re-open; Local Theme Parks and Stadiums Looking to Open April 1st 
March 10, 2021
California has been making consistent strides towards lowering COVID-19 related deaths and reducing person-to-person transmission. This is creating an opportunity for less restrictive guidelines to be applied to the golden state.  Leilia is an L.A. native, born to perform and share her musical talents. She reflected on the opportunity of performing again as Los Angeles prepares to reopen. ... read more »
First Responders Encourage Vaccinations in Black Community
February 18, 2021
An online conference organized by Ethnics Media Services (EMS) and LA County COVID-19 Joint Information Center gathered doctors from the LA County Department of Public Health (Public Health), in that each doctor shared extensive data as well as a quality perspective. ... read more »
Unnecessary Proposed Food Handler Certification Will Further Harm Black-Owned Restaurants in LA County
January 7, 2021
Our country will remember this year as the year of COVID-19 and the uprising in activism for Black communities throughout the country. During a financially burdensome time for all restaurants, but especially for Black business owners, we started the Black Restaurant Coalition of Los Angeles. Our organization was founded to strengthen, support, and promote restaurateurs, small businesses and the entire Black restaurant community. ... read more »
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