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COVID Outbreak Among Students Forces Closure of LA School
October 22, 2021
Students at View Park Preparatory Accelerated Charter High School were expected to undergo a new round of COVID-19 testing today, after a sudden spike in cases among students last week prompted the school to return to remote learning -- the first known virus-related campus closure in the county since schools welcomed students back. ... read more »
Ridley-Thomas Suspended from LA Council, Hours Before Not Guilty Plea
October 21, 2021
City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas was suspended from office by a divided Los Angeles City Council today, hours before he entered a not-guilty plea to federal bribery and conspiracy charges stemming from his time serving on the county Board of Supervisors. ... read more »
Reported: L.A. Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas will ‘Step Back’ From Civic Duties
October 21, 2021
Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas said, “I have no intention of resigning my seat on the City Council or neglecting my duties.” Fellow Councilmembers plan to vote on his suspension. ... read more »
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Councilmember Mark Ridley-Thomas’ Statement on Today’s Council Vote
October 20, 2021
"I am humbled by the support of my colleagues who did not rush to judgment and disappointed in those who did. 11 members of this Council have stripped the constituents of the 10th District of their representation, of their voice and of their right to the services that they deserve. " ... read more »
FDA Update on COVID-19 VACCINE BOOSTER DOSE
October 20, 2021
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration took action to expand the use of a booster dose for COVID-19 vaccines in eligible populations. ... read more »
NO NEED TO RUSH TO JUDGEMENT
October 20, 2021
Every man is supposed to be afforded the right to be considered innocent until proven guilty.  Today the Los Angeles City Council is considering a motion to suspend 10th District Council Member Mark Ridley-Thomas before he has been afforded the right to defend himself or even face his accusers. ... read more »
LAPD Vehicle Involved in Crash in Downtown L.A.; Four Injured
October 19, 2021
A traffic crash involving a Los Angeles police vehicle in downtown Los Angeles today left four people injured, one seriously, authorities said. ... read more »
LA City Council to Consider Suspending Mark Ridley-Thomas From Office
October 19, 2021
On the day Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley- Thomas is scheduled to be arraigned on federal bribery and conspiracy charges, his council colleagues will vote tomorrow on whether to immediately suspend him from office. ... read more »
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City Council Might Expand Skid Row Clean Team Citywide
October 19, 2021
The Los Angeles City Council today took a first step toward expanding citywide the Skid Row Clean Team, which works to prevent trash and debris buildup in the area. ... read more »
L.A. County Considers Call to Ramp Up Services for LGBTQ+ Jail Population
October 19, 2021
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will consider a motion today to expand mental health treatment and other supportive services for LGBTQ and transgender people, both inside and out of county jails. ... read more »
Lakers Sign Jay Huff to Two-Way Contract
October 18, 2021
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed Jay Huff to a two-way contract, it was announced today. ... read more »
Colin Powell has Died of COVID-19 Complications, Family Says
October 18, 2021
Colin Powell, former Joint Chiefs chairman and secretary of state, has died from COVID-19 complications, his family said Monday. ... read more »
COVID Hospitalizations Continue Dropping in Los Angeles County
October 11, 2021
Black residents also had the highest hospitalization rates among both vaccinated and unvaccinated residents, with a rate of 62 hospitalizations for every 100,000 unvaccinated people ... read more »
Southwest Airlines Cancels More Than 1,000 Flights
October 11, 2021
Hundreds of Southwest Airlines flights were canceled over the weekend, a result of air traffic control issues and weather, according to media reports. ... read more »
Carson City Council to Declare Foul Odor a `Public Nuisance’
October 11, 2021
On Friday, Mayor Lula Davis-Holmes wrote on Facebook that the cause of the odor had been identified as ``a hydrogen sulfide leaking pipeline,'' but by Sunday, she wrote that the leaking-pipeline theory ``has been ruled out,'' saying investigators again were focusing on ``organic waste material drying out after being exposed during low tide.'' ... read more »
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