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Southland’s Third Summer Heat Wave Begins
August 2, 2019
The heat wave results from high pressure aloft spreading into Southern California, combined with a weakening in the onshore flow, said National Weather Service meteorologist Curt Kaplan. Temperatures will begin declining Monday. ... read more »
JOB ALERT: Sick of Gerrymandering? Join California’s Redistricting Commission
July 19, 2019
California is looking for new commissioners to draw its redistricting maps, the maps that define who votes for California’s representatives in Congress, its state Senate, Assembly and Board of Equalization members. The deadline is coming up fast to apply for the job, which pays up to $300 per day. ... read more »
Teacher at Compton’s Dominguez High School Uses His Unique Story To Get Students Talking About Trauma and Creating Solutions to Battle PTSD
May 30, 2019
After a near-fatal attack, Vincent McLeod, a teacher at Compton’s Dominguez High School uses his traumatic experience to help students deal with their experiences. Through STEM education he uses his truth to relate to students and help them naturalize post-traumatic stress disorder  (PTSD). ... read more »
Man Charged With Murder for Scooter Attack on Woman in Long Beach
May 17, 2019
Amad Rashad Redding, 27, of Long Beach, was ordered to remain jailed in lieu of $2 million bail while awaiting arraignment May 29 at the Long Beach courthouse. ... read more »
Family of Mentally Ill Cambodian Woman Fatally Shot by Long Beach Police Receives Largest Jury Verdict in City’s History
March 29, 2019
Ivie, McNeill, & Wyatt and The Cochran Firm Obtain $9.8 Million Verdict in Wrongful Death of Woman Killed by Long Beach Police Officers ... read more »
Jazz ‘n Paz Presents Barbara Morrison and Her Trio
March 15, 2019
Curated by Performances à la Carte, the Pasadena based collaborative arts and social conscience entity, presents its Spring 2019 Jazz ‘n Paz intimate seasonal monthly early Sunday evening jazz series featuring a lineup of award-winning and internationally renowned jazz musicians. A staple on the jazz scene, Barbara Morrison and her Trio headline the second concert of the spring series on Sunday, March 24 at 5:00 p.m. at Neighborhood UU Church in Pasadena. Morrison’s trio features Charles Small, guitar; Michael Saucier, Bass; and Peter Buck, Drums.  ... read more »
City Councilman Opposes State Bill to Keep L.A. Bars Open Later
March 8, 2019
SB 58 is at least the third attempt by Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, to pass a law that would allow bars in some cities to stay open later than 2 a.m. A version of the bill was passed by the Legislature last year but was vetoed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown. ... read more »
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 »
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