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Two UC Irvine Men’s Basketball Games Called Off Due To COVID-19 Protocols
December 27, 2021
UC Irvine's men's basketball games against Cal State Northridge and UC Santa Barbara will not be played at this time due to COVID-19 protocols, the university announced today. ... read more »
“Reclaiming My Time”: Ed Chief Thurmond Weighs Successes, Setbacks
December 23, 2021
When Tony Thurmond, State Superintendent of Public Instruction (SSPI) was elected in 2018, he became the second African American in the office since the 1849 California Constitution established it.  ... read more »
Jury Begins Deliberating Cop’s Case in Daunte Wright Death
December 21, 2021
 The suburban Minneapolis police officer who says she meant to use her Taser instead of her gun when she shot and killed Black motorist Daunte Wright made a ``blunder of epic proportions'' and did not have ``a license to kill,'' a prosecutor told jurors on Monday shortly before they began deliberations in her manslaughter trial. ... read more »
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Grand Park Cancels Its Invite-Only NYE Celebration
December 20, 2021
Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles has canceled its invite-only audience event to celebrate Countdown to 2022 on New Years Eve. ... read more »
LA Metro Service Changes Go Into Effect Today
December 20, 2021
Metro will launch a series of service improvements to its bus and rail lines today, including realigning bus routes for easier access to key destinations and increasing the frequency of rail stops. ... read more »
LA County Settles Assault Claims Against Deputies for $2.75M
December 7, 2021
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved a $2.75 million settlement with a Compton man who suffered from mental illness and was beaten by sheriff's deputies who encountered him smoking cannabis in the summer of 2014. ... read more »
LA City and County Seek Dismissal of Amended Homelessness Lawsuit
December 4, 2021
Attorneys for the city and county of Los Angeles have filed motions seeking dismissal of a revised lawsuit demanding local government find shelter for the thousands of people camping on sidewalks and near freeways. ... read more »
Justice for Jacqueline Avant: Suspect Connected to Her Murder Arrested
December 2, 2021
Devastating news broke on Wednesday, December 1, detailing the murder of Jacqueline Avant. The Beverly Hills Police Department held a conference on Thursday, December 2, 2021, to report the arrest of the suspect connected to the shooting. ... read more »
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Justifying Kyle Rittenhouse’s Killings in Kenosha: Lived Lessons of White American Justice   
November 25, 2021
The racial, indeed racist character of American justice, how it is conceived, carried out and justified, cannot be sensibly, seriously or honestly denied. We, as a people have lived with and resisted this kind of justice, in reality injustice, for centuries. ... read more »
LAPD Creating Task Force on `Follow-Home Robberies’
November 23, 2021
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore announced today the agency will create a task force to investigate ``follow- home robberies,'' which have increased in frequency in recent weeks. ... read more »
Civil Rights Groups Sue Feds Over Detention of Riverside County Man
November 22, 2021
Two civil rights groups today sued U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on behalf of a Riverside County man who allegedly was unlawfully transferred to an ICE immigration lockup for deportation proceedings even though he is a citizen. ... read more »
LA Police Commission to Consider Department’s Proposed 12% Budget Increase
November 22, 2021
The Los Angeles Police Commission tomorrow will consider a proposed budget increase of $213 million, or 12.11%, in the 2022-23 fiscal year, but the City Council and mayor have final approval. The increase would take the department's operating budget from $1.761 billion to $1.974 billion. ... read more »
Jackson to join Kenosha march to protest Rittenhouse verdict
November 22, 2021
The Rev. Jesse Jackson is scheduled to join his Rainbow PUSH Coalition and other groups on a march in Kenosha on Sunday afternoon to demand criminal justice reform following the acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse. ... read more »
Oklahoma governor grants clemency, spares Julius Jones’ life
November 18, 2021
Oklahoma’s governor spared the life of Julius Jones on Thursday, just hours before his scheduled execution that had drawn widespread outcry and protests over doubts about his guilt in the slaying of a businessman more than 20 years ago. ... read more »
DTLA Federal Jail Guard Pleads Guilty to Lying to Investigators
November 10, 2021
A correctional officer at the federal jail in downtown Los Angeles pleaded guilty today to a felony charge of lying to investigators about his sexual activity with an inmate. Abel Concho, 53, of East Los Angeles, pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. ... read more »

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