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Mayor Eric Garcetti Nominates First Woman to Lead LA Fire Department
January 27, 2022
The mayor announced the appointment alongside City Council President Nury Martinez, Crowley and Terrazas outside the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center. The Los Angeles City Council will have to confirm the appointment. Crowley already made history within the LAFD when she became the city's first female fire marshal in 2016. ... read more »
LAFD Women Firefighters Group: Chief Ignored Abuse Reports, Should be Removed
October 19, 2021
A coalition of women firefighters at the Los Angeles Fire Department today called for Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas to be removed for allegedly ignoring allegations of sexism, harassment and abuse endured by women at the department. In a letter to Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles Women in the Fire Service alleged that Terrazas ``has ignored, downplayed, denied or actively obstructed any investigation into the cultural problems with LAFD.'' ... read more »
Firefighters Still Battling Intense Boyle Heights Blaze
September 28, 2021
Fire crews have extinguished most of what is now a great alarm fire in Boyle Heights today but are still unable to access parts of the burning structure. ... read more »
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COMMAND LA BUILDS THE NEXT GENERATION OF FIRE FIGHTERS
August 12, 2021
One of only a handful of African American fire fighters currently in the department to rise to the rank of Assistant Chief in LAFD’s 135 year history ... read more »
Celebration of Life
July 22, 2021
Reginald Ballard, Sr. ... read more »
Two-Day Public Viewing Set For Rev. Frederick K.C. Price
March 5, 2021
The public will have a chance to say farewell to Rev. Frederick K.C. Price beginning tomorrow after the renowned L.A. pastor's death last month at the age of 89. ... read more »
Report Shows Racial Pay Gap For L.A. City Workers
February 5, 2021
  Los Angeles' city workforce has a large racial pay gap, with city workers on average earning $53 per hour, while Black and Latino city employees earned an average of $44 per hour during the 2020 fiscal year, according to a report released today by Controller Ron Galperin. ... read more »
Los Angeles Looks to Rebuild Swiftly after Damage from Uprising and Looting; Over 100 Businesses Affected.
June 1, 2020
The small businesses in L.A. are suffering the most, the damage from the looting and destruction impacts employees who were looking to start re-building a life with a consistent paycheck. They were counting on conditions improving, only to be met with property damage and uncertainty. The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety has been conducting safety assessments to property owners who request one at no cost. ... read more »
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Los Angeles City Mayor Speaks with Experts from Medical and First Response Industries about COVID-19 Pandemic
April 17, 2020
According to her years of study in the HIV Pandemic, Cynthia Davis stressed the differences in behavior between the two viruses. HIV took over 40 years to reach 1.5 million cases globally, coronavirus took 2-3 months to reach 500,000 positive cases within the U.S. alone. Dr. Davis stressed the physical guidelines and the importance in testing to combat the spread of COVID-19. Cynthia Davis declared, “...You want to use what is called, Universal Precautions, which means you treat everyone as if they have been infected with COVID-19 and take the appropriate precautions.” This includes hand washing, wearing a mask, and practicing social distancing. ... read more »
6 L.A. Firefighters Quarantined After Treating Woman With COVID-19 Virus
March 13, 2020
Six Los Angeles city firefighters will be under quarantine until Monday after learning a patient they treated at Union Station earlier this month eventually tested positive for coronavirus, the fire department announced today. ... read more »
Woman Killed in Crash ID’d’; Two Boys in Serious Condition
December 6, 2019
Two boys remained hospitalized today in serious condition with injuries they suffered in a two-car crash in the Green Meadows area of South Los Angeles, while authorities identified the woman in their car who died at the scene, authorities said. ... read more »
Build with Strength Applauds Los Angeles City Council for Ensuring Safer Buildings
December 5, 2019
Unanimous 4-0 vote moves “Building a Safer Los Angeles” ordinance forward ... read more »
Arraignment Set for Motorist Charged in Building Crash that Killed Woman
July 12, 2019
Connie Jo Howard, 59, was charged Thursday with one count each of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage causing injury and driving with a 0.08 percent blood alcohol content causing injury in connection with the July 3 crash. ... read more »
4.0 Aftershock Hits Ridgecrest Area
July 12, 2019
A magnitude 4.9-magnitude aftershock to last Friday's 7.1 earthquake hit the Ridgecrest area of Kern County today, the U.S. Geological survey reported. ... read more »
“Are You Prepared? Shift Happens!” Conference Friday, January 11th at CSUN: Transforming Disaster Into Prosperity
January 7, 2019
The Valley Economic Alliance in partnership with Valley Nonprofit Resources and Cal State University, Northridge (CSUN) College of Social and Behavioral Sciences will present a disaster preparedness conference this Friday, January 11, 2019 from 7:30am to 1:30pm at CSUN Student Union Center.   ... read more »
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