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In Four Large Cities, California Homicides Increase
March 4, 2021
Los Angeles recorded over 300 homicides in 2020, a statistical high mark it had not reached in 11 years. ... read more »
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson Connects Hundreds of South Los Angeles  Residents to EMPLOYLA Career Opportunities
March 4, 2021
Councilmember Harris-Dawson hosted six EMPLOYLA jobs events aimed at directly connecting local employers to prepared job-seekers over the past. In collaboration with three South Los Angeles WorkSource Centers, hundreds of residents were able to learn about resume building, networking and virtual interviewing skills. ... read more »
KJLH Radio Presents #LEVELUP: Black Women entrepreneurs establishing their own mark, making moves, Boss moves.
March 3, 2021
#LEVELUP is is a joint production; this exciting 3-city contest, celebrating Women’s History Month, will call on young Black women entrepreneurs to share their empowering stories and compete for a Marketing campaign valued at $10,000.00 ... read more »
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Councilmember Harris-Dawson Provided Vaccines for the People
February 25, 2021
Councilmember Marqueece Harris-Dawson, channeling his instincts as an organizer, launched a community-based effort to get South Los Angeles residents that are 65 and older vaccinated as quickly as possible. Harris-Dawson and his staff personally called nearly 1,000 seniors who had participated in the Emergency Senior Meals program that provided over 50,000 meals to seniors during the pandemic’s onset. This time, the councilmember was calling to connect them to local vaccines rather than free meals prepared by local restaurants. Despite the different goal, the team had incredible success calling residents 65 and older. Over 2,000 seniors and healthcare workers received vaccines at local sites across South Los Angeles as a result. ... read more »
Bridging the Digital Divide Is More Important Than Ever During the COVID Pandemic
February 12, 2021
policymakers have examined and talked about the “digital divide,” the shorthand term for the disparities in internet access that has contributed to many being excluded from the benefits of the Information Age. But it has taken the COVID-19 pandemic to bring home the seriousness and urgency of the problem. ... read more »
NAACP Welcomes Entertainment Executive Kyle Bowser as Senior Vice President of Hollywood Bureau
February 11, 2021
The NAACP is pleased to announce that Kyle Bowser will serve as its Senior Vice President of the Hollywood Bureau. In this capacity, Mr. Bowser will be responsible for advancing NAACP’s Hollywood projects, relationships, and overseeing NAACP’s Image Awards production. ... read more »
UPDATE: Lauren London Confirms She is Not Pregnant
February 8, 2021
Actress Lauren Nicole London has confirmed via Twitter that she is not pregnant. ... read more »
Report Shows Racial Pay Gap For L.A. City Workers
February 5, 2021
  Los Angeles' city workforce has a large racial pay gap, with city workers on average earning $53 per hour, while Black and Latino city employees earned an average of $44 per hour during the 2020 fiscal year, according to a report released today by Controller Ron Galperin. ... read more »
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Kobe Bryant’s Legacy Lives Forever
February 5, 2021
One year ago, Kobe Bryant passed away in a tragic helicopter crash with his daughter Gianna Bryant and seven others. The world shattered as millions mourned the tragedy. Fans in Los Angeles posted in front of Staples with flowers, jerseys, and candles. ... read more »
Lakers’ Second-Half Push Helped to Defeat the Denver Nuggets
February 5, 2021
Although they were slow to start in their Western Conference Finals reunion with the Denver Nuggets, the Los Angeles Lakers made key runs in the second half to secure a 114-93 victory. Seven Lakers players scored in the double digits in the contest. ... read more »
L.A. County Supervisors Hear Options For Removing Sheriff
February 4, 2021
Los Angeles County supervisors were briefed today on four legal options for removing Sheriff Alex Villaneuva from his elected post, but it was not clear if the board is ready to take action. Supervisor Hilda Solis, the board's current chair, noted that to date, the board has sued the sheriff, held back funding and granted subpoena power to watchdog dog agencies to strengthen oversight. ... read more »
Department of City Planning Improves Online Application System Due To COVID-19
February 4, 2021
The Los Angeles Department of City Planning announced that it has improved its online application system to minimize the need for people to visit its Development Services Centers in person during the COVID-19 pandemic. The online system's recent additions include a portal for accessory dwelling unit permit clearances, wireless telecommunication facilities, and other planning applications. ... read more »
L.A. Metro To Host Three Traffic Reduction Study Meetings This Month
February 4, 2021
The Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority will hold three virtual public meetings this month to present the public with ideas for a potential pilot program to study reducing traffic, ... read more »
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a mobile vaccination program today aimed at bringing COVID-19 vaccines to neighborhoods with the highest rates of the virus and coronavirus-related deaths.
February 4, 2021
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a mobile vaccination program today aimed at bringing COVID-19 vaccines to neighborhoods with the highest rates of the virus and coronavirus-related deaths. ... read more »
Judge Calls Meeting On Skid Row To Discuss Worsening Conditions
February 4, 2021
   Combined with the COVID-19 pandemic and soaring mental health and substance abuse issues, homelessness in the region is comparable to ``a significant natural disaster in Southern California with no end in sight,'' U.S. District Judge David Carter wrote in an order filed late Sunday in federal court. ... read more »
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