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L.A. County Plans to Require $5 Per Hour ‘Hero Pay’ For Grocery Workers
January 7, 2021
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today in favor of drafting an ordinance that would require national grocery and drug retailers operating in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County to pay frontline workers an additional $5 per hour in "hero pay.'' ... read more »
L.A. County Takes First Steps Toward New Youth Justice Department
December 2, 2020
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted last week to take the first steps in transitioning to a rehabilitative, `care- first' model of juvenile justice, a plan expected to ultimately move funding and responsibility out of the probation department and into a new Department of Youth Development by 2025. ... read more »
County Proclaims ‘Rev. James M. Lawson, Jr. Day’
September 24, 2020
September 22, 2020, will mark the 92nd Birthday of a statesman who, since the 1950s, continues to be actively involved in training countless men and women on nonviolent resistance to achieve social justice. He has taught at the University of California, Los Angeles, California State University, Northridge, and countless other educational institutions–and even in retirement continues to travel across the country to teach nonviolence. ... read more »
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L.A. County Board Expected to Fund Body Cameras for Sheriff’s Deputies
September 1, 2020
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is expected to vote today to transfer $25.5 million to the Sheriff's Department to fund the roll-out of body-worn cameras to five stations over the next year. ... read more »
L.A. Joins Lawsuit to Block Census Bureau from Changing Response Deadline
August 20, 2020
City Attorney Mike Feuer announced that Los Angeles has joined other cities and national organizations in filing a lawsuit to block the shortening of the U.S. Census response deadline, now set for the end of September. ... read more »
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 »
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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 »
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