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Supervisors Aim to Retain Lower Jail Population Post COVID-19 Crisis
June 11, 2020
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously supported a proposal authored by Supervisor Janice Hahn and co-authored by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas to maintain a lower jail population after the COVID-19 crisis is over. ... read more »
L.A. County Renews $10,000 Reward in Unprovoked Westmont Fatal Shooting
May 28, 2020
   Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended extending the reward, which was set to expire May 29 but will now be available for at least another 90 days. Investigators say Corey Devaughn Pickett was visiting a friend about 11:30 p.m. last July 12 in the 1000 block of West 94th Street, near Vermont Avenue and the border with Los Angeles, when his brother drove up in a new Maserati.  ... read more »
Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority Intend to House 15,000 People with COVID-19 Recovery Plan
May 28, 2020
The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA) presented its recovery plan to house 15,000 at-risk people experiencing homelessness as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday morning. ... read more »
Representative Karen Bass Holds Town Hall to Discuss Heroes Act
May 21, 2020
With the House’s passing of HEROES Act on May 16, a bill created in effort to start negotiations on the next relief effort to the COVID-19 pandemic, many questions arise on how the legislation will aid in federal relief and assist to combat COVID-19. ... read more »
L.A. Board of Supervisors look to create “Action Plan” to Re-open local Economy; COVID-19 Death Rate Still Rising in African American Communities
April 27, 2020
The relationship with coronavirus death rates and race and ethnicity were disclosed. For the 865 people who passed away and the race information was collected 14% were African American, 18% were Asian, 1% were Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, 37% were LatinX, 28% were white, and 1% identified who passed away, were from a different race or ethnicity. The disproportionate death rate within the African American and Asian communities were acknowledged. Through a pro-rated formula, the health department determined that African Americans have the highest COVID-19 related death rate than all other races. An in-depth study presented those who lived below the poverty line, had three times the rate of death from COVID-19. ... read more »
L.A. County Gathering Additional Data on COVID-19 Impact by Race, Ethnicity
April 16, 2020
``The fact that many communities of color fare poorly in health outcomes, and are more susceptible to COVID-19, is not an accident,'' Solis said. ``Decades of institutional racism have made our communities more vulnerable, so we must consider this reality in our policy solutions. We need our public health experts to keep robust data collection on COVID-19 patients to ensure resources are distributed equitably to high-need areas.'' ... read more »
Supervisors Up Requirements for County Massage Parlors to Help Prevent Human Trafficking
February 7, 2020
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to increase regulations for massage establishments operating within LA County. The new requirements are the result of an ongoing effort by Supervisor Janice Hahn to help prevent human trafficking at massage establishments.  ... read more »
Los Angeles County Leaders Honor McNair as Tuskegee University’s First Female President
October 24, 2019
The Board of Supervisors presented McNair with a scroll commemorating her day of honor at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration in Downtown Los Angeles. ... read more »
Seven Ways California’s New ‘Rent Cap’ Law Would Affect You
October 3, 2019
The film – with sentimental flashbacks of a bygone era - centers on the ongoing gentrification in California’s largest city and how it has sapped the blackness out of The Fillmore neighborhood in San Francisco, once a thriving African-American political and cultural hub in the Bay Area. ... read more »
L.A. County Offers $10,000 Reward in Westmont Killing
September 6, 2019
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $10,000 reward today for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever gunned down a man in Westmont in July.  ... read more »
Public Help Sought to Solve 2015 Shooting Death of Man in South LA
July 26, 2019
Authorities today sought public help to solve the drive-by killing four years ago of a young man in the south Los Angeles Area. ... read more »
The South LA Community Farm Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
May 24, 2019
On Saturday May 18, Los Angeles residents gathered at the First Year, South LA Community Farm ribbon cutting ceremony. The All Peoples Community Center (APCC) and American Friends Service Committee’s (AFSC) Roots for Peace Program dismantle structural racism within the food industry, transforming a vacant parking lot into an urban farm. ... read more »
L.A. County Looks to Expand Welfare Payments to Residents Living in Cars
March 22, 2019
About 80,000 residents of the more than 10 million countywide receive general welfare benefits from the county. Those who typically qualify are single adults, ages 19-40, who live alone, have no income or resources, and are unable to work but are ineligible for federal or state programs, according to the Department of Public Social Services. ... read more »
Los Angeles County Proposes to Ban the Sale of Menthol Cigarettes But Serious Unintended Consequences
March 14, 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 »
OIG Report Raises Concerns About Overcrowded Jails, Lack of Care
March 1, 2019
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today postponed discussion of a report by the Office of Inspector General that raises concerns about overcrowded jails, poor quality of medical and mental health care for inmates and the persistence of dangerous social cliques in the Sheriff's Department. ... read more »
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