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A Revolutionary Activist’ is a documentary about a local hero – Pasadena Star News

“We know who the gangsters are,” Pasadena civil rights activist Michael Zinzun tells me in a video clip on my laptop here in Pasadena from 2022. “We are not the gangsters,” he continues. “The gangsters are talking about building more prisons and more prisons. We know who the gangsters are. The question is: do you […]

LA Just Launched America’s Largest Free Ride Experience

Photo: Brian van der Brug/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images In March 2020, Los Angeles transit agency Metro stopped collecting fares for its buses as a COVID-19 safety measure. Over the next 22 months, Metro scrapped fares for anyone who wanted to continue using its buses wherever they wanted to go (as long as they […]

COLLABORATIVE UNPLUG ANNOUNCES 2022 DATES FOR THE 13TH “NATIONAL UNPLUGGING DAY”

A 24-hour technological respite will take place in 2022 from sunset on Friday March 4 to sunset on Saturday March 5 LOS ANGELES, January 11, 2022 / PRNewswire / – “National day of disconnection”, the 13th annual call to action and awareness campaign under the direction of Disconnect the collaborative (Kim cavallo, executive Director; Claudia […]

Members of Parliament shot an autistic man, then the justice system terrorized him. There is a better way.

Lawyer Austin Dove speaks at a press conference in April on the shooting of Isaias Cervantes by sheriff’s deputies at his Cudahy home on March 31. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times) Isaias Cervantes had become restless and started pushing his mother. Autistic and deaf, suffering from anxiety and possibly intellectual disability, the […]

Alliance for Hockey Diversity: NHL stars launch campaign against racism

Akim Aliu recalled that no one knew what to expect when he and four NHL players of color sat in a circle in a dimly lit locker room and, with the cameras on, were invited to share their most personal experiences. and painful involving racism. “Everyone was really worried – because obviously we’re not actors […]

State Education Officials Seek to Accelerate Addition of 10K School Counselors

Faced with a shortage of mental health counselors in schools, the state Department of Education is seeking to bring 10,000 more professionals to campuses at a time when federal public health officials are calling for action to address the growing youth mental health crisis in the country. The adviser’s effort, which requires legislative approval, would […]

California labor laws of 2022 include higher minimum wage and more

An explosion of COVID-19 infections at large businesses such as supermarket chains, meat packers, fast food outlets and warehouses has highlighted the weak penalties in California’s worker safety laws. And the Cal / OSHA workplace safety agency, with one inspector for every 103,000 workers, said it was understaffed to visit 80 percent of sites where […]

Drakeo the Ruler slaughter: feuds, security under surveillance

On Saturday night, just after Al Green finished serenading tens of thousands of fans at the Once Upon a Time in LA festival with classic love songs like “Let’s Stay Together” and “Love and Happiness”, rapper Drakeo the Ruler has been brazenly ambushed. behind the scenes and stabbed in the neck. The incident occurred as […]

Francis celebrates his 85th birthday and becomes one of the oldest popes in history

ROME – Pope Francis celebrated his 85th birthday on Friday, a milestone made even more remarkable given the COVID-19 pandemic, his intestinal surgery during the summer and the weight of history: his predecessor, Benedict XVI, took his retirement at that age, and the last pontiff to have lived longer was Leo XIII over a century […]

Ted Nugent Says Gene Simmons’ Anti-Vaxxer Comments Are “Not Truth, Logic and Common Sense”

Legendary rocker Ted nugent criticized again Gene Simmons for calling unvaccinated people an “enemy”, saying that the TO KISS The bassist / singer’s comments are “not truth, logic and common sense”. In an appearance on Talkshoplive‘s Rock n roll channel two weeks ago, Simmons said many people were turned away from the recently terminated group […]

Crime rises on trains and buses in LA as COVID eases

While waiting for a subway train in Hollywood, Maritza Mancilla sheltered behind the escalator bringing passengers into the subway lit by fluorescent lamps. She wanted to see the newcomers before they could see her. The 55-year-old woman, who uses public transport to get to her job as a cleaner, has seen fights break out on […]

Police Commission supports $ 213 million increase in LAPD budget

The Los Angeles Police Board on Tuesday approved a $ 213 million budget increase for the police department next year, a plan that would increase police numbers. The committee voted to approve LAPD leader Michel Moore’s request for a budget of $ 1.9 billion, which represents a 12% increase in general fund spending this year. […]

Crime on trains and buses rises as pandemic abates

While waiting for a subway train in Hollywood, Maritza Mancilla sheltered behind the escalator bringing passengers into the subway lit by fluorescent lamps. She wanted to see the newcomers before they could see her. The 55-year-old woman, who uses public transport to get to her job as a cleaner, has seen fights break out on […]

Editorial: Arm LA city park rangers? This idea should be shot

Here’s a looming disaster: Park rangers with guns patrolling LA city parks. On Tuesday, a Los Angeles City Council committee will consider a motion from City Councilor Joe Buscaino to arm the city’s park rangers. It’s an extremely bad idea at any time – let alone when the city is supposed to reinvent public safety […]

Mono Lake is a source of fine powder air pollution

Lee Vining, California – For those who live near the brackish shores of Mono Lake in California, October can be a dreadful month. That’s when turbulent winds scour Mono’s exposed lake bed, or “tub ring,” and toss clouds of fine dust that blanket homes, ranch lands, and scenic trails. For 50 years, the vast lake […]

Annoyed by dust pollution, authorities around Mono Lake call on Los Angeles to stop water diversions

Passing clouds provide a striking backdrop to the exposed tuff towers along the shore of Mono Lake. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times) For those who live near the brackish shores of Mono Lake in California, October can be a dreadful month. This is when turbulent winds scour Mono’s exposed lake bed, or […]

Criticize Villanueva as much as you want. West LA is behind him

For the publisher: I wish Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva along with the rest of law enforcement would support the county’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. That said, that doesn’t take away from my immense admiration for the sheriff’s proactive stance on cleaning up homeless settlements, which without him would still linger on the Venice Beach […]

Town to clean up Koreatown collector’s house

Cardboard boxes, aluminum cans and other trash are stacked 8 feet high in the front yard of the Koreatown house, obscuring the front windows and threatening to spill over onto the sidewalk. Neighbors say they have been complaining to city officials for years. On Tuesday, the owner, a 90-year-old woman, agreed to allow city workers […]

Long Term Care Insurance Association Campaign Gets Notoriety

Los Angeles, CA October 29, 2021 – (PR.com) – The first consumer awareness campaign in conjunction with Long Term Care Awareness Month 2021 has garnered national media attention. The effort was undertaken by the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance. “We were hoping to kick off Long Term Care Awareness Month and I’m happy to […]

Ridley-Thomas charges add to uncertainty at LA city hall

In a town where the mayor is halfway there, a former city councilor has been sentenced to jail and another is awaiting trial, the indictment of City Councilor Mark Ridley-Thomas has dealt another blow to the stability of the government of the city of Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti is still awaiting a confirmation hearing […]

Inaugural FosterMorey Awards presented to inspiring leaders

LOS ANGELES, October 11, 2021 / PRNewswire / – FosterPlus has focused on shaping the public discourse around foster care placement to showcase the potential and promise of young people in foster care nationwide since its inception in 2012. In partnership with media companies, businesses and non-profit organizations, FosterMore strives to infuse positive portrayals of […]

Biden to restore Bear Ears, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monuments to original boundaries – CBS Denver

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Joe Biden will restore two sprawling national monuments in Utah that have been at the center of a long-standing dispute over public lands, and a separate marine conservation area in New England that was recently used for commercial fishing . The environmental protections of the three monuments had been removed by […]

Residents support city of Central Valley amid drought in California

STRATFORD, Calif .– Ramon Chavez was 7 years old in Culiacán, Mexico when his parents told him they were going to the United States. He thought he was going to Disneyland. They ended up in Stratford. Chavez spent his childhood and adolescence running in the small farming town in the Central Valley and swim with […]

Community determined to raise awareness about domestic violence remembers woman killed in Clinton – NBC4 Washington

A mourning community gathered on Saturday to remember Moyonna Tillman, 24, a woman from Prince George County who police say was murdered by her boyfriend. Relatives of Tillman, affectionately known as “Yonnie,” held a vigil at her alma mater, Charles Flowers High School, and spoke of their determination to help fellow victims of domestic violence. […]

COVID outbreaks in Los Angeles police, firefighters: the numbers

Hello and welcome to Essential California bulletin. It is Tuesday September 28. I am Justin Ray. A revealing new report reveals reluctance to vaccinate among those charged with ensuring public safety. Los Angeles County health officials have identified hundreds of coronavirus outbreaks in police and fire departments since the start of the pandemic. They have […]

Whittier’s “Live Like Jack” campaign for organ donation continues to grow – Orange County Register

Three and a half years ago, the tragic death of a 10-year-old boy from La Habra who attended Murphy Ranch Elementary School in Whittier led a community to commit to living a better life under the slogan “Live Like Jack. Since then, Jack Salas’ parents have embraced the organ donation cause and during this time […]

Newsom’s anti-Trump recall strategy offers warning for mid-term 2022

SAN LEANDRO, Calif .– California is bathed in its foresight. “The future comes here first,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said, calling his state “America’s coming attraction.” However, in categorically rejecting efforts to recall him from his post, Mr Newsom made it clear that California’s cherished role foreshadowing tomorrow’s politics was not as important as another bigger […]

Hiltzik: COVID vaccination mandates and the quitting myth

It’s no secret that the pandemic has been a rich breeding ground for infectious nonsense of all kinds. Get ready for a whole new genre. We are talking about reports of massive resignations caused by vaccination warrants. These are starting to spread in the press and social networks. For the most part, there is less […]

Bill to revoke police certification for gross misconduct approved by legislature

California has put in place some of the strongest legal protections for law enforcement officers in the country over the decades. This is why a Danville policeman accused of falsely shooting a man in 2018 was able to stay in the street, only to kill again earlier this year. And that’s why officers who are […]

LA cut police budget, then put $ 47 million in overtime on the city’s “credit card”

LAPD agents at the headquarters of the city center department. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times) Faced with massive protests against the murder of George Floyd, Los Angeles City Council took dramatic and symbolic action last year, cutting $ 150 million from the Police Department’s budget and promising to put that money into […]

Smoke from Northern California wildfires moves to LA

Smoke from several wildfires in northern California is moving south, creating potentially hazardous air quality for the Los Angeles area. The South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued an advisory until Thursday morning for much of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties. “The wildfires in northern and central California produce thick smoke that […]

FDA Fully Approves Pfizer’s COVID Vaccine / Can Employers Mandate Vaccinations? / CDC urges COVID vaccines during pregnancy / B Street Theater full season

Update requiredTo play audio, update the browser or Flash plugin. Nurse Nicole Chang celebrates after receiving one of the first injections of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 in Westwood, California. Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool We learn how the […]

Ventura and other SoCal counties fall into worst drought category as dry conditions persist

As sweltering drought conditions continue to worsen across California, Ventura and other counties in southern California have gone from “extreme” to “exceptional” drought conditions, according to the US Drought Monitor report. Along with Ventura County, northwestern Los Angeles County, most of Kern County, and eastern San Bernardino County are also in the higher range of […]

Southern California drought worsens, with Ventura County in worst category

An aerial view of Lake Casitas near Ojai in Ventura County shows a receding waterline on June 22. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times) As sweltering drought conditions continue to worsen across California, Ventura and other counties in southern California have gone from “extreme” to “exceptional” drought conditions, according to the US Drought […]

Rams, Chargers will require fans to wear masks during games

The Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers will continue to enforce COVID-19 protocols in 2021. All fans attending Chargers or Rams games in 2021 will be required to wear masks when seated at SoFi Stadium, except whether they eat or drink, the Rams said Tuesday. . The teams will adopt the policy after the […]

LAPD officer is tased as he resists arrest on suspicion of assaulting his adult son

A Los Angeles police officer was tased by Ventura County sheriff’s assistants trying to arrest him on suspicion of causing bodily harm to his adult son on Saturday. Armando Magana, 46, a training officer in the Van Nuys division of the LAPD, was severely drunk when he violently resisted attempts to arrest him before being […]

COVID Vaccines Important As Los Angeles ‘Breakthrough’ Cases Rise

Los Angeles County has seen an increase in ‘breakthrough’ coronavirus cases lately, but data continues to show that those vaccinated for COVID-19 enjoy vigorous protection – even against the contagious Delta variant – and are much less likely to be hospitalized if they become infected. The latest figures highlight how the county’s recent wave of […]

California sees little push for COVID vaccine, needs more

With the summer coronavirus outbreak in California worsening, authorities are unveiling new rules, stepping up efforts to get more people to wear masks, and even using a few sharp remarks as part of an urgent campaign to stimulate vaccinations and slow the rapid spread of the highly infectious Delta variant. The state on Wednesday urged […]

Ojai Residential School Drops Former Campus Principal’s Name After Sexual Abuse Report

Thacher School, one of California’s most elite private schools, announced Thursday that it will be removing its former principal’s name from the campus dining hall and athletic field. The move is part of a series of steps following a report last month that detailed decades of allegations against faculty members of student sexual misconduct, harassment […]

California urges wear masks indoors as coronavirus worsens

Health officials are urging fully vaccinated Californians to resume wearing masks in indoor public places amid the latest sustained and significant wave of COVID-19. “The Delta variant has caused a sharp increase in hospitalizations and case rates statewide. We recommend masking in indoor public places to slow the spread while continuing our efforts to get […]

WNBA Launches FIT Month, Part of League Social Justice Council Initiatives

WNBA FIT month guidance on 2021 WNBA All-Star and will run throughout August which includes a series of comprehensive programs and events dedicated to promoting physical and mental health and well-being among the league and the fans of all ages. One of the pillars of the WNBA Social Justice Council is health inequalities, with a […]

LA Metro plans to increase ridership to pre-pandemic levels

With the threat of COVID-19 receding, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to focus on increasing ridership levels that fell 70% during the pandemic and expanding transportation service by common to low-income communities, according to senior transit officials in the agency’s annual report. of the Agency’s event. For the first time in 28 […]

GOP candidate for governor John Cox says California should force homeless people to undergo treatment before providing housing

John Cox, a Republican candidate for governor of California, said Monday he would force homeless people into mental health or addiction treatment before providing them with housing as part of his efforts to halve homelessness in five years. In his second gubernatorial candidacy, Cox also said he would step up law enforcement against people living […]

Californians must look for work to qualify for unemployment assistance

item CANOGA PARK, CA – MAY 14: Brenda Bermudez came to seek information on her unemployment claim but found the California State Employment Development Department closed on Thursday, May 14, 2020 in Canoga Park, CA. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles SACRAMENTO, California. – California will stop paying unemployment benefits to people who are […]

COVID has hit an LA Black-owned business, but a bike store has sprouted

In April 2020, during the first days of the pandemic shutdown, Kellie Hart found herself anxious to get out of the house. A former athlete who played college basketball, she craved activity. A social butterfly, she missed going out with friends and meeting people. To alleviate these desires, she created a bicycle club. Over a […]

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 […]

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 […]

The shooter in the murderous Los Angeles rampage had an arsenal of weapons at home, sources say

A man who engaged in a shootout in Los Angeles on Tuesday died after exchanging gunfire with police on 91 Freeway in Fullerton. (Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times) An armed man who engaged in a shootout in Los Angeles on Tuesday – killing two people and injuring two others – had an arsenal of […]

LAPD fatally kills suspected gunman who killed 2 people, including a newlywed, in seemingly random madness: cops

Los Angeles Police fatally injured a man they claim led a violent shootout in the downtown area of ​​the city, where he allegedly shot several people and killed two, before leading the officers in a chase by car for several hours, officials said recently. The suspect, described only as a man in his late 40s […]

LAPD officials slam Oscar celebrities for anti-law rhetoric at police-monitored event

The stars at Sunday’s star-studded Oscars took aim at law enforcement as they stepped onto the podium for an event protected by personnel from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), among other agencies. Now union officials are criticizing the big names in Hollywood for their own “contribution to the glorification of guns, drugs and crime,” […]

Oscar ceremony at Union Station disrupts COVID testing site

While people like Glenn Close, Daniel Kaluuya and Zendaya were quietly escorted to Union Station on Sunday for the 93rd Academy Awards, a different kind of procession was taking place around the corner: Angelenos struggled to find a COVID-testing site. 19 that had been moved from the front of the transit station to the back […]

The best travel spots in California to celebrate Earth Day 2021

By Rachel SchnalzerDesign and illustrations by Jade Cuevas Hello, fellow travelers, and happy Earth Day 2021. Over the past year, record numbers of people have found solace in nature, from America’s vast system of national parks to the comfort of their backyard or neighborhood. In this edition of Escapes, you will find several adventures that […]

Why did the White Lives Matter Huntington Beach gathering fail?

When white nationalists did not come out in threatening numbers on Sunday at a rally in Huntington Beach, many counter-protesters saw it as a victory. “We won the day,” Los Angeles activist Najee Ali said hours after the protest began. “They won’t show up. They are vastly outnumbered. The community of Huntington Beach won. Yet […]

Tension between rival protesters at Huntington Beach rally

On Sunday, a crowd of White Lives Matter protesters and anti-racist counter-protesters filled the streets near Huntington Beach Pier, but quickly dispersed after police declared a gathering illegal amid more clashes. and more hostile between supporters of Donald Trump, those who displayed allegiance to white supremacist groups and their opponents. Several hundred people gathered in […]

LA County worries about declining vaccination rates among men, while other disparities persist

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be out of date. Please look at the history’s timestamp to see when it was last updated. As vaccine eligibility expands in Los Angeles County, authorities are working to ensure equitable distribution and address persistent disparities in immunizations across communities. Many counties are […]

Tiger Woods did not receive preferential treatment after the crash

There was an obvious question raised by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s statement that Tiger Woods’ car crash in February was caused by excessive speeding. Why didn’t Woods get a speeding ticket or reckless driving ticket if he was driving almost twice as fast as the allowed speed on the twisty road where he lost […]

UCLA to study vaccine efficacy in health workers

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – UCLA has received a $ 4.9 million grant from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in healthcare workers, announced Monday the university. Researchers at the David Geffen School of Medicine will study both vaccinated and unvaccinated health workers from 16 medical […]

Anti-Asian racism on the rise during COVID – HS Insider

Harassment and abuse against Asians had been around for a long time before the coronavirus, but it has worsened throughout the pandemic. Clark Magnet High School sophomore Winnie Ann Masaoy has noticed the growth in insults against Asians. “I think these racial phrases are utterly disrespectful and racist, as Asians have already been criticized for […]

Essential California: Why the Vaccine Honor System Matters

Hello and welcome to Essential California bulletin. This is Wednesday March 17th, and I write from Los Angeles. Bulletin The stories that shape California Stay up to date with our Essential California newsletter, sent six days a week. Enter e-mail address Sign me up You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. […]

Black Lives Matter Launches $ 3M COVID Relief Fund for Black Community

Brian van der Brug As the country waits for Congress to adopt a COVID-19 relief plan, the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation and BLM Grassroots announced Thursday that they will give $ 3 million to members of the black community who have been financially crippled by the pandemic. To date, more than 506,000 Americans […]

A century-old fight for tribal recognition is brewing

In a feverish quest for wealth, white ranchers and gold miners began flocking to the remote Mono Lake basin east of Yosemite in the 1850s, seizing the ancestral lands of the Native Americans that had existed there ever since. time immemorial. For the members of the Mono Lake Kutzadika Paiute tribe, it was an attack […]

A century-old fight for tribal recognition simmers on Mono Lake in the eastern Sierra Nevada

View from Black Point on the north shore of Mono Lake on February 4 in Lee Vining, California. The north shore of the lake was a site of Native American massacres in the 1800s. (Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times) In a feverish quest for wealth, white ranchers and gold miners began flocking […]

50 years after the San Fernando-Sylmar earthquake, aging dams face new peril: extreme weather conditions

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be out of date. Please look at the history’s timestamp to see when it was last updated. It was a heartbreaking vision of the vulnerability of aging California dams – crews working feverishly to put sandbags and drain the lower San Fernando reservoir, […]

Ventura County Now Vaccines Residents 65 and Over Against COVID-19

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be out of date. Please look at the history’s timestamp to see when it was last updated. Ventura County now allows residents 65 and over to be vaccinated against COVID-19, officials said on Tuesday. Previously, Ventura County had only made the vaccine available […]

COVID wave hits LA ports, increasing need for vaccines

Nearly 700 dockworkers in the twin ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have contracted COVID-19 and hundreds more are taking virus-related leave, raising fears of a severe slowdown in the multi-billion dollar logistics economy of the region. A growing infection rate of longshoremen, which parallels the virus outbreak across California, is exacerbating a massive […]

Latinx Files: As 2020 draws to a close, a time for reflection and hope

At this time tomorrow, 2020 will be gone. Congratulations, you have succeeded! No kidding, you should feel a sense of pride and accomplishment for having endured a global pandemic, economic uncertainty, and a racial calculation that dates back to the 1960s. You’ve faced the loneliness that comes from doing the right thing. You were separated […]

Essential California: Understanding the Regional Stay-at-Home Order

Hello and welcome to Essential California bulletin. It is Friday 4 December, and I write from Los Angeles. Bulletin The stories that shape California Stay up to date with our Essential California newsletter, sent six days a week. Enter e-mail address Sign me up You may occasionally receive promotional content from the Los Angeles Times. […]

California boat captain charged with manslaughter in fire that killed 34

The captain of a dive boat that caught fire off the coast of California last year, killing 34 people, was indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury with 34 counts of marine manslaughter. Investigators said the captain, Jerry Boylan, 67, neglected key safety precautions and this contributed to the rapidity of the blaze. According to […]

Election 2020: LAPD on tactical alert before election night

The Los Angeles Police Department said it was going on tactical alert Tuesday afternoon, a move expected as law enforcement is on guard for any trouble or other issue related to the election. Police said they had no information suggesting problems but wanted to be prepared. The alert allows more officers to be available. LAPD […]

Almost 25 years after boyle Heights teen’s murder, DNA leads to arrest

Almost 25 years after a boyle Heights teenager was brutally beaten and sexually assaulted, authorities say they identified the man who killed her and dumped her body in a ravine. Gladys Arellano’s partially clad body was discovered on January 30, 1996 in the Topanga Canyon. An autopsy concluded that the 17-year-old had been sexually assaulted, […]

Los Angeles protest camp cleaned up following MPs shooting

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputies closed a month-old protest camp in downtown Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles early Sunday in a move that activists criticized as retaliation for the recent protests against a shooting involving an MP. The encampment first appeared in Grand Park across from City Hall in June amid protests over the […]

ICE arrests more than 300 people in Los Angeles area in month-long operation

Over the summer, even as the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department withdrew from cooperation with immigration and customs officials, federal immigration officials arrested more than 300 people in the area. as part of a one-month national operation. The operation, which ran from July 13 to August 20, focused on those who were arrested or have […]

Illegal campfires sparking fear of California wildfires

Big Bear Lake, CA – As darkness recently fell over a campsite in a well-hidden valley in the San Bernardino Mountains, the soft click of a laptop keyboard on a portable picnic table was joined by the sound of footsteps stomping on the undergrowth as two US Rangers walked forward and said, in turn, “Hi.” […]

Law enforcement agencies, including in Los Angeles, see new push to train officers to stop abuse in their own ranks

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be out of date. Please look at the history’s timestamp to see when it was last updated. Despite policies in place for years that require officers across the United States to prevent their colleagues from using excessive force, little or no effort has […]

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