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New Law Prohibits Cemetery Abandonment and Brings Justice to Grieving Families
October 14, 2021
AB 651 addresses an issue that was highlighted by the deplorable conditions at one of the oldest cemeteries in Los Angeles County ... read more »
COVID Hospitalizations Continue Dropping in Los Angeles County
October 11, 2021
The number of coronavirus patients in Los Angeles County hospitals continues to fall, declining from 670 on Saturday to 656, according to the latest data released by the state. The number of those patients in intensive care remained the same at 202. It was the 36th time in the past 41 days that the number of COVID patients in county hospitals declined, down from a summer peak of nearly 1,800 brought on by the more contagious Delta variant. ... read more »
Southland Gas Prices Drop After Reaching Nine-Year Highs
October 11, 2021
The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County dropped slightly today, down one-tenth of a cent to $4.441, a day after reaching its highest amount since Oct. 22, 2012. ... read more »
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COVID Hospitalizations Continue Dropping in Los Angeles County
October 11, 2021
Black residents also had the highest hospitalization rates among both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents, with a rate of 62 hospitalizations for every 100,000 unvaccinated people ... read more »
Minority owned businesses in LA to receive financial boost
September 30, 2021
Los Angeles has the largest small business economy in the U.S., with over 250,000 small businesses. However, there’s a shortage of capital available for these small businesses, and entrepreneurs of color are disproportionately affected. Earlier this month, the Entrepreneurs of Color Fund (EOCF) program was launched in Los Angeles to address this shortage. With $2.65 million in funding to support historically disadvantaged small business owners in Los Angeles, the fund is designed to help increase the availability of capital and business resources to strengthen small businesses owned by underserved entrepreneurs. ... read more »
Appeals Court Overturns Judge’s Order to House L.A. Skid Row Homeless
September 29, 2021
A federal appeals court today overturned a Los Angeles judge's sweeping order forcing local government to offer shelter to every unhoused person on downtown's Skid Row by the middle of next month, and sent the case back to the lower court for further proceedings. A panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the district court had ``abused its discretion'' because it did not have authority to issue the preliminary injunction order based on claims not pled in the complaint brought last year by the L.A. Alliance for Human Rights, an association of downtown residents, homeless individuals and property owners seeking to compel the county and city of Los Angeles to find shelter for the thousands of people camping on city sidewalks. ... read more »
LACo to Require COVID Vaccine/Test for Outdoor Events, Vaccines at Indoor Bars
September 15, 2021
(File Photo) Los Angeles County is preparing a revised health order that will impose new COVID-19 vaccine mandates, requiring proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test for outdoor mega-events of 10,000 people or more, ... read more »
LA County Assessing Regional Need for Parks, Recreation
August 5, 2021
Los Angeles County residents are being asked for input on their parks and recreation needs in a series of virtual workshops and online surveys conducted over the next month, officials said today. ... read more »
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COVID SURGE IS SPREADING THROUGHOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY
July 29, 2021
Over 3,000 new cases of the COVID-19 virus have been reported in Los Angeles County over the past several days.  This is the largest number of new cases since that Los Angeles County has reported since February of this year.  ... read more »
WEST BASIN ACTIVATES WATER SHORTAGE CONTINGENCY PLAN
July 29, 2021
Board declares shortage level one; calls for voluntary reduction in water use ... read more »
LAPD Harass Black Couple Immediately After Their First Child Was Born
July 22, 2021
On June 27, L.A. Sentinel Contributing Sports Reporter, Khari Jones and his fiancé, Kayla K. Love, shared a life-changing experience; what was labeled a “health and wellness check,” turned into a terrifying reflection of the current abuse of power by the LAPD. ... read more »
COVID – Delta Variant On Rise Throughout Black Community
July 15, 2021
Los Angeles County, has issued a recent warning that COVID-19 cases, and in particular the Delta variant, throughout the county are on the rise.   African Americans in particular are suffering the effects of the virus more than other communities at an alarming rate and are encouraged to get vaccinated. Dr. Elaine Batchlor, president and CEO of MLKCH said, “If you’ve been waiting to get your COVID vaccine, now is the time to stop waiting and do it." ... read more »
Mandatory Face Mask Requirements to Remain in LA County Courthouses
June 17, 2021
Mandatory face mask requirements, along with social distancing, will remain in place in Los Angeles County courthouses into effect today, the presiding judge of the county's court system announced. ... read more »
UCLA Releases Model to Guide Which Areas Should Be Given Vaccine Priority 
June 4, 2021
 A team of UCLA researchers today announced a predictive model to help guide public health officials on which neighborhoods in Los Angeles County should be prioritized for vaccine distribution based on residents' risks of COVID-19.  ... read more »
Leimert Park Village is Reopening: Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas Says “All Hands on Deck”
May 20, 2021
The heritage and culture of Los Angeles flows through the veins of the Leimert Park Village community. Businesses that took root near historic Leimert Boulevard reflect the neighborhood’s progress and elevation.  In this quaint, Black artistic-mecca, comprised mostly of store fronts, restaurants and vendors in South L.A., there is a history pride for the community and culture. ... read more »
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