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Los Angeles County Bans Flavored Tobacco Products
October 2, 2019
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County on Tuesday banned flavored tobacco products including e-cigarettes, chewing tobacco and menthol cigarettes amid concerns that the products appeal to young people. ... read more »
Trump’s Changes to Title X Program Would Hurt the Black Community’s Access to Family Planning
September 27, 2019
Recent efforts by the Trump administration to undermine the federal Title X family planning program could significantly impede access to essential preventive health services for low-income patients across the state of California and throughout the country. ... read more »
L.A. County Adopts ‘Socially Conscious’ Animal Shelter Practices
August 9, 2019
Animal rights activists today praised Los Angeles County's decision to adopt "socially conscious'' operating practices for its animal shelter, warning that alternative "no-kill'' policies often result in unsafe, overcrowded facilities and dangerous dogs on the street. ... read more »
Advocacy Groups Call L.A. County Mental Health Jails ‘Potential Death Traps’
July 18, 2019
Black Lives Matter co founder Patrisse Cullors along with advocacy group Reform L.A. Jails, launched the #CancelMcCarthyContract campaign this month, in an effort to stave off Los Angeles County’s proposed Mental Health Jail to be built downtown. ... read more »
Cardinal To Sponsor Police K-9 Demo And Safety Fair
July 15, 2019
LOS ANGELES – Cardinal Pet Care has announced that it will sponsor the Los Angeles County Police Canine Association’s (LACPCA) 20th Annual Police Canine Demo and Safety Fair, ... read more »
Southland Heat Wave Enters Day 2
July 12, 2019
High temperatures of 95 to 102 degrees are expected across most of the Los Angeles County valleys today through Sunday, with the warmest expected today and Saturday across the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys, according to a National Weather Service statement. Minimum temperatures will be in the mid 60s to lower 70s. ... read more »
Homelessness Spikes Up 12 Percent in L.A. County
June 6, 2019
    Homelessness in Los Angeles County spiked by 12% over the past year to reach an estimated 58,936 people, according to figures released today, with the region’s housing costs outpacing wages and forcing people onto the streets faster than authorities can find them shelter. ... read more »
Man Sentenced to 25 Years to Life for Robbery Spree
May 31, 2019
Michael Anthony Tapia of Pico Rivera pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon to one felony count of second-degree robbery and admitted allegations of two prior felony convictions. He was immediately sentenced by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Stacy Wiese. ... read more »
Man Indicted for Nipsey Hussle Killing
May 23, 2019
A 29-year-old man pleaded not guilty today to a grand jury indictment charging him with the March 31 killing of Nipsey Hussle and the wounding of two other men in front of the rapper’s clothing store in South Los Angeles. ... read more »
Call 2 Worship – May 23
May 22, 2019
Grace United Methodist Church plans a “Karaoke Fundraiser” on May 25, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., at 4112 W. Slauson Ave., in Los Angeles, said Pastor Cedric Bridgeforth. ... read more »
L.A. County Approves $460 Million in Homeless Initiatives
May 17, 2019
The five elected officials who govern Los Angeles County today approved $460 million in Measure H spending on homelessness, increasing their commitment to the problem in the face of a widely anticipated rise in the numbers of people without a permanent home. ... read more »
Black Teens Receive 11 Life Sentences in Crime Where No One Was Hurt
May 9, 2019
A 2012 Human Rights Watch report noted that the state of California had de facto sentenced 301 people to die in its prisons for crimes they committed when they were under the age of 18. ... read more »
Arbor Day Foundation Honors CSU Dominguez Hills with 2018 Tree Campus USA Recognition
May 3, 2019
CSUDH achieved the recognition by meeting Tree Campus USA’s five standards: maintaining a tree advisory committee; developing a campus tree-care plan; dedicating annual expenditures for its campus tree program; hosting an Arbor Day observance; and creating a student service-learning project.  ... read more »
Appeals Court Denies Rehearing of Ex-Sheriff Lee Baca’s Appeal
April 26, 2019
The 76-year-old former sheriff, who has Alzheimer's disease, was sentenced in May 2017 to three years in federal prison, but has remained free pending appeal. In February, a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Pasadena rejected his first attempt. ... read more »
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 »
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