Month: May 2021

U.S. bill seeks to recognize native tribe of Mono Lake basin

They were expert hunters, gatherers and basket makers who lived for thousands of years on a trade route over the Sierra Nevada connecting them to the rest of California. The modern history of the people of Mono Kutzadika Paiute Lake is told primarily through economic hardship, displacement, and a 150-year struggle for federal recognition as […]

LA agrees to pay 4 LAPD agents $ 30,000 each for disputed “blue flu” claims

LOS ANGELES – The city of Los Angeles this week agreed to pay $ 30,000 each to four LAPD agents who alleged in state court that they were unfairly punished for participating in protest action against the “Blue flu” last summer. The four officers claimed they had legitimate reasons to call the sick over the […]

Essential California: New Attorney General Focuses On Golden State

Hello and welcome to Essential California bulletin. This is Monday May 24. My name is Priscella Vega and I write from Long Beach. After a year marked by civil and political unrest triggered by the murder of George Floyd, the new California prosecutor. General Rob Bonta has announced a series of initiatives to help tackle […]

Armenian Church benefits from post-COVID revival in Boyle Heights

On the outskirts of Boyle Heights, a remnant of the neighborhood’s historic Armenian past is experiencing a revival. Devotees come from as far away as Simi Valley and Cerritos to pray at Our Lady Queen of the Martyrs, a church once considered the center of Armenian Catholic life in Los Angeles. Founded in 1952, the […]

Boyle Heights Armenian Church experiences post-pandemic revival: ‘This is our home’

Usher Antoine Soumakian takes parishioners’ temperatures as they show up for Sunday service at Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, an Armenian church in Boyle Heights. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times) On the outskirts of Boyle Heights, a remnant of the neighborhood’s historic Armenian past is experiencing a revival. Devotees come from […]

Pollution, evictions block 710 Extension of the motorway

It is one of the country’s main trade corridors, connecting the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to the US consumer economy. But the 710 Freeway is a cluttered, creaky relic that strives to meet modern expectations. For more than two decades, Southern California transportation officials have thought about how to cope with the […]

SEC Chairman Gensler Says Cryptocurrency Exchanges Need More Regulation, Calls On Congress To Weigh – Bitcoin News Regulation

The new chairman of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Gary Gensler, is pushing for more regulation of cryptocurrency exchanges, citing the need to protect investors in this area. He asked Congress for a decision. SEC chairman calls for more crypto regulation SEC Chairman Gary Gensler spoke on cryptocurrency regulation on Thursday at […]

Los Angeles DA George Gascón recall is underway

It’s been less than six months since the reformist-minded Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. George Gascon took office. But around this time, he has already faced prosecutions from his own prosecutors, interference in the cases of other California law enforcement officials, and an outcry from some crime victims who claim his policies are against them. […]

Need weekend plans? Desert crater hike or scavenger hunt

By Rachel SchnalzerDesign and illustrations by Jade Cuevas Hello, adventurers. This week, before I get to an otherworldly crater in the desert and a retro glacier, I’d like to ask you a few questions. What do you look for in a travel newsletter? Unusual travel ideas and / or longer and more immersive readings? How […]

Civil disciplinary committee is more lenient towards accused LAPD agents, according to Inspector General’s review

A review of recent cases of police misconduct by the Inspector General of the Los Angeles Police Department found that hearing panels composed entirely of civilians were more lenient towards accused officers than more traditional panels with two officers and one civil. In the most serious cases, in which officers have been recommended for dismissal […]

New volunteer board examines how LA County can better serve victims of crime

Last December, LA County District Attorney George Gascón announced the formation of the Advisory Council for Victims of Crime, a program that brings together nine volunteers who, during their two-year tenure, will make recommendations on how the county can do better for victims of crime. This is a diverse group whose collective work experience ranges […]

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