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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 »
Los Angeles County Begins Hazardous Waste Removal Following Woolsey Fire
December 3, 2018
The L.A. County Fire Department alongside teams from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will begin assessing and removing household hazardous waste from properties burned by the Woolsey Fire. ... read more »
Measure H Helped 10,000 Homeless People Into Permanent Housing, Officials Say
November 29, 2018
A half-cent sales tax passed by Los Angeles County voters nearly two years ago to fund homeless programs has been a significant success, some government leaders said today as they urged the public to volunteer for the upcoming homeless count. ... read more »
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 »
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