It’s that time of the year again. During the holiday season, people will start to make their 2022 resolutions, and try to stick to them. While many might wait until New Year’s Day to start this process, there’s absolutely no harm in getting a head start. 

City Council Approves Curren Price Motion for $5 Million to Help South LA Recover from Bomb Squad Blast

The Los Angeles City Council today passed a motion introduced by Councilman Curren Price to identify $5 million in funding — some of which would come from the Los Angeles Police Department budget — to help a South Los Angeles neighborhood recover from a massive explosion set off by an LAPD bomb squad error that injured 17 people and forced many residents from their homes.

Los Angeles Sparks Host a Discussion on Public Health

The Los Angeles Sparks continue to bring awareness to health and social issues by having a panel discussion with L.A. County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer. Sparks stars Nneka Ogwumike and Candace Parker along with head coach Derek Fisher hosted the discussion.

Flavor Bans Multiply, But Menthol Continues to Divide

As states and communities ban the sale of flavored tobacco products linked to vaping, anti-smoking activists are piggybacking on the momentum to target menthol cigarettes. But some African Americans say menthol cigarette bans will lead to discrimination.

Officials Tout Three-Year Effort to Reduce Crime in Compton

The reduction in crime — including double-digit declines in gang- related shootings and killings — was the result of a three-year partnership between the city, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, which patrols Compton, and federal agencies, officials said at a news conference at Compton City Hall.

California Set To Raise Tobacco Purchase Age to 21

California could become the second state in the nation to raise the legal age for tobacco consumption to 21.

A package of tobacco control bills passed the Assembly floor on March 3 causing uproar amongst the parties. Senate Bill 7 increases the age of sale for tobacco from 18 to 21 and SB 5 regulates e-cigarettes as tobacco products.