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Supervisors Propose LA County Youth Advisory Body
April 16, 2019
Los Angeles County Supervisors Janice Hahn and Sheila Kuehl recommended creating a permanent Youth Advisory Body to give young people a voice in the creation and implementation of County policy matters that impact them.  ... read more »
National Report Indicates Low Rate of Premature Death in LA County, But Challenges Remain
March 25, 2019
A new report on the health of counties across the nation has ranked Los Angeles County among the California health jurisdictions with the lowest rates of premature death. The County’s result also fared better that those of the other three most populous counties in the nation. ... read more »
Cold Temperatures Expected in Parts of Los Angeles County
March 14, 2019
 The Los Angeles County Health Officer is extending a Cold Weather Alert due to the National Weather Service’s forecast for low temperatures. Wind chill temperatures are expected to be below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Proposes to Ban the Sale of Menthol Cigarettes But Serious Unintended Consequences  
March 12, 2019
The National Action Network (NAN),one of the nation’s leading civil rights organizations with chapters throughout the entire United States, is focused on promoting a civil rights agenda that includes the fight for one standard of justice and equity for all people regardless of race, religion, nationality or gender.  ... read more »
Lawyer Says LA County Should Pay $35 Million to Former Inmate
March 8, 2019
Libman disagreed and said one of the deputies on watch when Shabsis used his fingers to gouge out his eyes -- leaving him permanently blinded -- admitted he was trained only to look for visible signs of distress. As a result, when Shabsis screamed for help when he suffered a broken hip in jail prior to the Jan. 1, 2014, mid-afternoon self-mutilation, he was left lying nude on his cell floor without the immediate aid he needed, Libman said. ... read more »
First-of-its-Kind Study Identifies Institutional Racism as Main Driver of Black Homelessness
February 28, 2019
LAHSA report shows how structural racism, discrimination, and unconscious bias in housing, employment, criminal justice, and child welfare policies have led to overrepresentation of Black people experiencing homelessness    ... read more »
GLAAACC Honors Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Janice Hahn with Public Service Award
February 21, 2019
The awards ceremony pays tribute to individuals, small businesses and corporations who have contributed to the economic growth and development of the African American small business community. ... read more »
Governor: “This is not Flint, Michigan. This is the state of California”
February 14, 2019
Last month, at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration breakfast, hosted by the California Legislative Black Caucus in Sacramento, Newsom mentioned visiting Monterey Park Tract located in the Central Valley a few days before the breakfast with members of his administration. ... read more »
Villanueva Stands Ground on Deputy Reinstatement
January 31, 2019
In a confrontational surprise appearance before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Sheriff Alex Villanueva defended his reinstatement of a deputy fired after allegations of domestic violence and stalking. ... 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 »
County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs Reaches Settlement with Business that Failed to Pay Correct Minimum Wage
January 16, 2019
The County of Los Angeles Department of Consumer and Business Affairs’ Wage Enforcement Program has reached a monetary settlement with a business in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County that the Department alleges was not paying 12 employees the correct minimum wage. ... read more »
Department of Consumer and Business Affairs to Enforce Rent Stabilization Ordinance in Unincorporated Los Angeles County
December 20, 2018
Temporary, six-month ordinance goes into effect today, limiting rent increases to three percent a year. ... read more »
L.A. City, County Move Forward with Restrictions on Plastic Straws
December 6, 2018
Videos going viral on social media have focused on the harmful efforts of single-use straws on marine life ... read more »
L.A. County to Honor Unclaimed Dead
December 6, 2018
Los Angeles County officials and interfaith leaders will preside tomorrow over the burial of the cremated remains of 1,467 individuals in a mass grave. ... read more »
Funding Increased for LADA Training, Prosecution of DUI Cases Involving Marijuana, Other Drugs
December 4, 2018
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office section dedicated to investigating and prosecuting driving under the influence cases involving alcohol, marijuana and other drugs will be receiving more than $980,000 to cover the program into next year.  ... read more »
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