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Legislators Introduce Bills to Regulate Police Use of Force
February 14, 2019
Police killings continue to be a significant problem in California. According to the Department of Justice figures, California police killed 162 people in 2017, and half of them were unarmed. Cities such as Bakersfield, Stockton, Santa Ana, Long Beach, and San Bernardino ranked in the top 15 when it came to nationwide police killings. ... read more »
L.A. Care Awards $3.6 Million for Physician Recruitment
January 25, 2019
L.A. Care Health Plan, the largest publicly-operated health plan in the country, has announced the first round of Provider Recruitment Program grants as part of its Elevating the Safety Net initiative. The mission of the $31 million initiative is to recruit highly-qualified primary care physicians to the Los Angeles County safety net. The safety net is comprised of health care providers who offer access to care regardless of a patient’s ability to pay, and whose patient population includes a substantial share of the Medicaid population and the uninsured.  ... read more »
Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Releases Its 2018 Dodgers RBI Impact Report: 5 Years Strong
December 28, 2018
Since 2014, LADF has invested $4 million in local communities, including Compton, East Los Angeles, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Long Beach, Lynwood, Northeast Los Angeles, South Los Angeles and Watts ... read more »
Three Charged in Shooting Deaths of Two 15-Year-Old Boys
December 6, 2018
Three people are facing capital murder charges stemming from a May 13 gang-related shooting in South Los Angeles, in which two 15-year-old boys were killed and two other teens were wounded, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced today. ... read more »
Members of Inglewood Gang Targeted in Drugs, Weapons Crackdown
November 2, 2018
Over the course of its investigation, task force members working with the Inglewood Police Department executed controlled purchases through which they acquired firearms, cocaine, ecstasy and meth, according to prosecutors. ... read more »
Starz Signs Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson to New Multi-Year Overall Deal
October 11, 2018
Under the new deal, which includes a three series commitment, the addition of a dedicated development executive accompanied by a discretionary fund for use in developing G-Unit projects, Jackson will also have access to the full breadth of the Starz and Lionsgate platforms, including access to additional distribution channels and input into the merchandising and licensing of G-Unit developed brands and content. The scope of this new deal, in combination with his current television series and development, solidifies 50’s position as one of the most successful crossover artists of the modern television era. ... read more »
Man Sentenced to LWOP for Murder, Robbery of Elderly Woman in Montrose
September 27, 2018
James Wesley Trotter, aka Man-Man of Long Beach, was found guilty on Aug. 15 of one count each of murder with a special circumstance allegation of murder during the commission of a robbery; second-degree robbery; and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.  ... read more »
Data Reveals Poorest Communities in L.A. County Endure Heavy Indecencies of Oil Drilling
September 20, 2018
To date more than 800 organizations have signed on. Meanwhile, eleven of the 15 zip codes, CBD analysts said, include neighborhoods like Wilmington that are considered “disadvantaged” by the California Environmental Protection Agency. ... read more »
Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles Emerges from Bankruptcy
September 14, 2018
The parent company of several Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles restaurants emerged from bankruptcy this week when a Los Angeles judge confirmed a modified confirmation plan to repay creditors, it was announced today. ... read more »
Three Sentenced for Robbery, Beating in Long Beach
September 6, 2018
Patrick John Adams (dob 5/10/94) of San Diego was sentenced to 17 years in state prison. On July 31, Adams pleaded no contest to one felony count each of assault with a semiautomatic firearm and dissuading a witness by force or threat. He admitted inflicting great bodily injury and using a pistol in the assault. ... read more »
2018 Women’s Veterans Summer Event
On August 24th, the LA County Department of Military & Veterans Affairs (MVA) will present a day focusing on how female vets can successfully complete their educational goals. Speakers and attendees will discuss issues faced when returning to school, including financial obligations, childcare, and how to successfully balance family, work and school. ... read more / view event »
TLC’s Trading Spaces Now Casting In Los Angeles!
The second season (10th season overall) of TLC’s hit show TRADING SPACES is now casting in Los Angeles! We’re looking for sets of homeowners in the LA area who are ready to redesign and decorate one room in each other’s houses. ... read more / view event »
Optimizing Your Health: Preventative Measures and Latest Treatments for Colorectal Cancer
Cancer can be a difficult topic, and Cedar-Sinai’s Dr. Zuri Murrell is known for his engaging discussions about this topic (even on YouTube). A nationally-recognized, board-certified, ... read more / view event »
CPUC to Hold Public Forums and Information Sessions on Request of SoCalGas and SDG&E to Increase Rates
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) will hold several public forums and Information Sessions to provide an opportunity for customers of Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) to give their perspective and input to the CPUC about the request of the utilities to increase rates in 2019-2022. ... read more / view event »
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