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Study Reveals Disproportionate Police Interaction for Black Kids
November 1, 2018
The recently released “Policing Our Students” report revealed that there has been a significant disparity in police interactions with black elementary and middle school students. The report, ... read more »
Los Angeles Urban League and OmniWorks™ Promote Entrepreneurship as a Path to Success for Minorities and Women
October 30, 2018
Los Angeles Urban League and OmniWorks™ are proud to announce the launch of their Entrepreneurship Workshop, a free two-day workshop that will give aspiring and existing small business owners a chance to get their questions answered and learn best-practices for starting and growing successful businesses. The first workshop will start November 2nd from 1:00PM-6:00PM at Los Angeles Trade Tech College, and with more than 150 participants already registered, more workshops are being planned for early 2019. ... read more »
Voter Alert: Beware of Robocalls Making Misleading Statements 
October 12, 2018
Los Angeles County election officials are alerting residents about a misleading robocall now circulating that wrongly claims there is an error in one of the ballot titles for the November 6 General Election. ... read more »
Man Sentenced For 2014 Shootout with Sheriff’s Deputies
October 4, 2018
Travis Herr (dob 7/16/91) pleaded no contest yesterday to two counts of assault with a firearm on a peace officer. He was immediately sentenced to 25 years in state prison by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Alan Honeycutt. ... read more »
Gov. Brown Signs Bills to End Sentencing of 14-and 15-year-olds in Adult Criminal Court, Support Exonerated People After Prison
October 4, 2018
Gov. Brown today signed two research-based criminal justice reforms to improve rehabilitation and reduce the odds of re-offending. Senate Bill 1391 prohibits 14- and 15-year-olds from being tried as adults in criminal court and subsequently sent to adult prison. The bill reverses laws passed in the 1990s that allowed for sentencing the youngest teens to the adult criminal justice system.   ... read more »
Congresswoman Maxine Waters Attends Behavioral Health Services Community Fair in Gardena
October 4, 2018
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) joined Behavioral Health Services, Inc. (BHS) at the 7th Annual Art & Community Fair on Saturday, September 29 in Gardena. The event brought together hundreds of families from the 43rd Congressional District cities of Gardena, Hawthorne, Inglewood, Los Angeles, and Torrance for a day of health screenings, performances, and family-friendly activities.   ... read more »
Letter to the Editor: ‘Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is not used anywhere in Los Angeles County’
October 2, 2018
The September 20 article by Jennifer Bihm contains a significant inaccuracy in the headline and misleading statements in the article itself. The headline states that poor communities in Los Angeles “experience most fracking.” The fact is that hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, is not used at all anywhere in Los Angeles County. The term refers to a specific method of oil extraction which is not employed by any oil producers in the Los Angeles region. While oil production remains an important part of LA’s economy, the energy that is produced here is done under the strictest health, environmental and safety regulations in the world. ... read more »
20th Annual Alive & Running 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention Culminates September’s Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month 
Culminating September’s Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services will hold its 20th Annual Alive & Running 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention on Sunday, September 30, 2018 beginning at 7:00 a.m. at West 88th Street & La Tijera Boulevard just north of LAX. (Schedule of Events is listed below).  Actor/filmmaker Dennis Dugan (Happy Gilmore, Big Daddy) will serve as Emcee of the event, which also marks the 60th year that the Suicide Prevention Center has been saving lives. ... read more / view event »
Los Angeles County to Expand Opioid Use Prevention and Treatment Efforts
August 14, 2018
Prescription opioid overdose hospitalizations increased from 601 in 2006 to 765 in 2016. In 2017, 488 individuals in Los Angeles County died from an opioid overdose. In response to this growing epidemic, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis, and co-authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn, that will streamline prevention efforts and expand Medication for Addiction Treatment (MAT) for opioid users throughout the County. ... read more »
Foster Care Advocates at CASA LA, Carry Out Mission, But Need More Support
August 9, 2018
CASA started their first program in 1978 under the leadership of Judge Peter Giannini, who secured a four-year federal start-up grant. The program, then known as the Child Advocates Office, was under the guidance of Presiding Judge of Juvenile Court, Richard “Skip” Byrne and Supervising Judge Paul Boland. In 1983, Friends of Child Advocates, now CASA of Los Angeles, founded by Jacqueline Dolan, organized a public/private partnership to increase awareness and raise money for the recruitment, training and support of volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children under the care of the Dependency Court, according to the organization’s website. ... read more »
Missing L.A. County Voter Names Blamed on Software Bug
August 1, 2018
The Los Angeles Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk said roster problem ultimately affected approximately 12,000 voters who went to the polls and had to cast provisional ballots, which were processed and counted as part of the official election results. No voters were removed from voting rolls because of the roster error, and the right to vote was never at issue, the clerk's office said. ... read more »
Helicopter Noise Complaints Deserve Federal Funding, CA Politicians Say
July 27, 2018
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Burbank, Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and several other members of California's congressional delegation sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration asking it to reverse a decision to terminate funding for the Los Angeles Automated Complaint System. They also asked for improvements that would more accurately track helicopters across Los Angeles County. ... read more »
L.A. County Gets $40 Million for Housing and Infrastructure
July 12, 2018
The state of California recently awarded $40 million to Los Angeles County via three grants to support the development of affordable apartments and related infrastructure projects in the County’s unincorporated areas, said county officials. The projects will generate more than 320 new affordable apartments in a region beset by “skyrocketing housing costs”, they said. ... read more »
4th of July Fireworks Extravaganza in Exposition Park
July 12, 2018
Los Angeles City Councilmember Curren D. Price and The New 9th, presented the annual 4th of July Community Festival and Fireworks Show Wednesday, July 4, 2018. ... read more »
A Legacy of Community Healing
July 12, 2018
In 2006 Dr. Rabb founded the Center for the Empowerment of Families (CEF) after closing her private practice - a practice she had maintained for thirty-five years. Renee has chosen to continue the work necessary to realize her mother's dream of improving the mental health and coping skills of underserved communities in Los Angeles County. ... read more »
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