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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 »
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 »
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