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LAUSD, Sen. Padilla pitch power of transitioning to electric school buses

A vender sells apparel in front of a LAUSD gas school bus lot across the street from a news conference on electrifying America’s school bus fleet on Thursday, May 6, 2021 in another bus yard in Los Angeles. U.S. Sen. Alex Padilla and Rep. Tony Cárdenas were on hand to discuss their legislation, Clean Commute for Kids Act, that would invest $25 billion to replace diesel buses with electric buses. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) In front of a LAUSD electric school bus ...
Tags: Health, Energy, News, Education, Congress, Government, Environment, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House, Community, Lausd, SEIU, City Council


LA City Council weighs legislation to combat perinatal depression

Four Los Angeles City Council members on Tuesday, May 4, introduced a legislation package aimed at helping pregnant women and new mothers who are struggling with depression and other mental health issues. The package introduced by Council President Nury Martinez, Councilman Paul Koretz and Councilwomen Nithya Raman and Monica Rodriguez includes two resolutions and a motion in an effort to raise awareness, destigmatize and support women who suffer from perinatal depression and other mental health...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Council, Terry, Sierra, Assembly, Martinez, Joanna, Rodriguez, Raman, Reseda


LA City Council creates new youth council, hearkening back to Tom Bradley’s era

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday, May 4, unanimously voted to create a youth council similar to one created by former Mayor Tom Bradley, which two of the council members served on. Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley in 1982. Associated Press The motion, introduced by Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez and Councilmen Mark Ridley-Thomas and Paul Koretz, instructed the Department of Neighborhood Empowerment to create the “Olivia Mitchell Youth Council” made up of two youth representatives from eac...
Tags: News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Los Angeles City Council, Mitchell, Bradley, Rodriguez, Tom Bradley, LA City Council, Mark Ridley Thomas, Tom LaBonge


Glendale elementary schools to resume in-person classes starting March 29

GLENDALE — Public elementary schools in Glendale will begin a phased return to in-person instruction on March 29, as coronavirus rates across Southern California continue to drop. On Tuesday, the Glendale Unified School District’s Board of Education directed district leaders to move forward with its plan for a phased return of elementary students to campuses. Teachers will return to campus on March 23, following the spring break holiday. Students in transitional kindergarten through second grade...
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Coronavirus: Pasadena Unified schools will reopen for in-person learning on March 29

At the end of a nearly seven-hour meeting, the Pasadena Unified Board of Education voted on Thursday, March 4, to bring its youngest elementary school students back on campus for in-person instruction by the end of the month.  The first to return will be students in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten, who will come back to campus on March 29. First and second graders will come back on April 1. They’ll all leave for spring break one week later, coming back on April 13. That’s when students in thir...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Pasadena, McDonald, Los Angeles County, Bailey, Goh, Fredericks, CDC Centers for Disease Control, Brian McDonald, Top Stories WDN


LA City Council will boost unarmed crisis response, universal basic income to reinvest LAPD dollars

In December, Mayor Eric Garcetti took the unusual step of vetoing a City Council plan for reinvesting Los Angeles police department dollars into communities of color. Garcetti said he would be happy to sign off on a revised proposal that included some changes, including the creation of an unarmed crisis response program to respond to 911 calls, especially when it involves someone experiencing a mental health episode. The mayor will get that chance on Tuesday, March 2. A revamped spending plan sh...
Tags: Business, Politics, Hollywood, News, Minnesota, Education, Government, Senate, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gop, Community, City Council, Lapd, Eric Garcetti


Here’s what’s next for West Covina, as it builds its own health department

The West Covina City Council made a bold statement by voting to terminate services with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health last week as the community — and other local cities, many contemplating their own such moves — looked on. The hard part, however, lies ahead: Creating a team that can deliver all the state-mandated services of an independent health department. It’s not just the roles amplified during the county’s response to COVID-19 outbreak, but also scores of other tasks i...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Senate, Paul Simon, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Healthcare, Community, Lausd, City Council, Pasadena, Amy


L.A. Business Council calls for significant expansion of Project Roomkey for homeless

The Los Angeles Business Council, which represents 500 L.A. businesses and civic leaders, has called on Mayor Eric Garcetti and the City Council to pursue obtaining 15,000 hotel rooms to house unsheltered people during the COVID-19 pandemic. LABC, which is hosting its annual Mayoral Housing, Transportation and Jobs Summit, said the city should take advantage of the federal government’s commitment to reimburse 100% of the costs of hotel and motel rooms to house homeless people through September. ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Fema, Community, Homeless, City Council, Eric Garcetti, Carter, Norwalk


LAUSD’s Beutner appeals to local, state officials to join 60-day challenge to reopen schools

In a more conciliatory tone than the statement he fired off Friday — in which Los Angeles Unified schools chief Austin Beutner accused L.A. City Councilman Joe Buscaino of political grandstanding after the council member suggested looking at legal options to force LAUSD to reopen schools — the superintendent  on Monday, Feb. 8, appealed to “all who care so much about schools” to work toward a common goal. At the same time, Beutner, who also told city leaders to “stop scapegoating schools” in his...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, San Pedro, U S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, San Pedro High School, LA County


LA City Council focuses on equitable distribution of coronavirus vaccines

Several Los Angeles City Council members on Wednesday, Jan. 27, grilled county health and fire department officials about their efforts to roll out vaccines in communities that have been the most vulnerable to COVID-19, such as Boyle Heights, Pacoima, MacArthur Park and South Los Angeles. Those areas have among the highest COVID-19 death and case rates, but recent statistics from the county have shown that vaccination rates have been higher in more affluent areas, such as the west San Fernando V...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, City Council, Disneyland, Los Angeles City Council, Usc, Parks


Government leaders, houses of worship pause to honor victims of pandemic

Beth Gramling rings a bell during a vigil in remembrance of all who have died from COVID and all families who have suffered from loss at Altadena Community Church in Altadena on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. (Photo by Libby Cline-Birmingham, Contributing Photographer) Church members join in the vigil in from a safe distance in their car during a vigil in remembrance of all who have died from COVID and all families who have suffered from loss at Altadena Community Church in Altadena on Tuesday, J...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Religion, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Biden, Pasadena, Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles County, Martinez, Altadena, City News Service


Councilman Kevin De Leon calls for 25,000 units for LA’s homeless by 2025

Los Angeles City Councilman Kevin De Leon unveiled a plan on Tuesday, Jan. 12, aimed at creating 25,000 dwelling units by 2025 for people experiencing homelessness, saying that local officials need to follow a “North Star” when addressing the city’s housing  crisis. De Leon, who first took office last October, said the current pace of housing people experiencing homelessness has not met the needs of the “crisis that’s unfolding on our city streets every single day.” “It’s not acceptable,” he sai...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Housing, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, City Council, Eric Garcetti, City Hall, Affordable Housing


Garcetti vetoes, sends back LA City Council’s spending plan for reimagining public safety

Mayor Eric Garcetti has vetoed the Los Angeles City Council’s plan for how to reinvest funding from the Los Angeles Police Department into Black communities and other groups experiencing racial inequities, declaring that the proposals fell short of “the call of history.” The council approved a $150 million reduction to the proposed police department budget earlier this year, spurred by the protests against police brutality that swept the nation months — including Los Angeles. The cut represented...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, Elections, News, Protest, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Community, City Council, Biden, Lapd


Black Lives Matter L.A. urges Biden not to select Garcetti for cabinet

By ERIC HEINZ, City News Service Members of the Los Angeles chapter of Black Lives Matter protested on Tuesday, Nov. 24, in front of the official mayoral residence in Windsor Square, saying Mayor Eric Garcetti should not be picked for a cabinet position in President-elect Joe Biden’s administration. Garcetti, who was a co-chair of the Biden-Harris campaign, has repeatedly said he is not seeking a cabinet position at this time, and his political team has told City News Service since Election Day ...
Tags: News, Protest, Education, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Community, City Council, Biden, Lapd, BLM, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council


City Council President Nury Martinez leads team giving away 500 turkeys to LA’s needy

Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez loads food into a vehicle during a drive through food giveaway. Martinez worked with local providers and partners to pass out as many as 500 Thanksgiving turkeys and two-weeks’ worth of groceries in 40 lb. boxes. Recipients were pre-selected low-income families during a drive through Thanksgiving giveaway outside her Sun Valley district office, Monday, November 23, 2020. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Workers load food ...
Tags: Health, News, Thanksgiving, Education, La, Government, Charity, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Local News, Los Angeles City Council, Southern California, San Pedro


Voters backing $7 billion LAUSD bond measure

A $7 billion school bond measure to upgrade aging facilities and equip buildings to comply with new COVID-19 safety standards appears likely to pass, as early returns show strong support among voters in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Measure RR, known as the School Upgrades and Safety Measure, would extend the current tax rate that homeowners are paying, which is $21.74 for every $100,000 of assessed value on their homes, through 2055. If the measure doesn’t pass, tax rates would decre...
Tags: Politics, Elections, News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Mendoza, San Fernando, LA County, LA City Council, Mark Ridley Thomas, Business Council, 2020 Elections


To bridge ‘homework gap,’ LA parks facilities could serve as childcare, ‘learning centers’

Los Angeles parks facilities could soon look more like classrooms under a proposed program to convert 50 recreational centers in low-income neighborhoods into alternative learning and after-school centers for middle-school students. The program, which needs the approval of the Los Angeles City Council, comes as the Los Angeles Unified School District’s online classes have begun, forcing many parents to face the challenge of balancing work and finding adequate care and supervision for their child...
Tags: News, Education, California, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, City Council, Disneyland, Los Angeles City Council, Parks, Shanghai Disney, Los Angeles Unified School District, Temecula Valley


Pasadena’s new med school welcomes its first class amid pandemic

If you’re going to be on campus anywhere during a pandemic, it might as well be a medical school, right? The Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine opened its doors Monday, July 27, welcoming its inaugural class of 50 students to Pasadena. The physically-distanced students will be taking some in-person and other online-only classes during the next year in a four-story building at 98. S. Los Robles Ave. The Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine in Pasadena, Mond...
Tags: Education, Kaiser Permanente, Los Angeles, Sport, Hospital, Soccer, Higher Education, City Council, Pasadena, Local News, Parks and Recreation Department, OB GYN, Los Angeles Daily News, Schuster, Glenn Kaino, Top Stories LADN


Torrance protesters work out in support of woman who endured racial tirade while exercising

About 100 black-clad protesters held an early-morning workout at Wilson Park on Friday, June 12, the day after a video went viral on Twitter that showed a white woman cursing and screaming racial epithets at a woman who identified herself as Filipino-American as she filmed her exercise routine. The incident occurred at steps leading to the bandstand not far from the ball field at the park. After Friday’s protest, some participants performed the same exercise routine that the victim of the tirade...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, Minneapolis, Congress, California, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Taiwan, Soccer, Community, City Council, Black Lives Matter, Lapd, Public Safety


Coronavirus economy could cost LAUSD $500 million

The coronavirus economy will deliver a $507 million hit for Los Angeles Unified’s coming academic year, officials said on Tuesday, May 19, at the district’s first board meeting since the outbreak forced campuses to shutter. District Chief Financial Officer David Hart offered the grim post-pandemic budget projections for the nation’s second largest school district, which he said was already operating with a structural deficit and facing declining enrollment. According to his projection, L.A. Unif...
Tags: Budget, News, Education, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Garcia, Hart, LA County, David Hart


10 Cal State Long Beach students, 2 advisors self-quarantine after possible coronavirus exposure

Ten students and two community-member club advisors at Cal State Long Beach have self-quarantined after possible exposure to the new coronavirus, the university’s co-director of student health services, Dr. Kimberly Fodran, announced over the weekend. The measures were taken out of an abundance of caution, Fodran wrote in a message to the CSULB community; there are still no suspected or confirmed cases of the virus on campus. The students attended a large event in Washington, D.C., where three o...
Tags: Cook, Education, Washington, Stanford, China, Sport, Soccer, United States, Long Beach, World Health Organization, City Council, Local News, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Bnp, CSU, Cal State Long Beach


Here’s why LA, Long Beach, Pomona schools are among 960 to get $2 million for 2020 Census count

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Office of Education announced Monday that it will dedicate $2 million to help historically undercounted communities conduct an accurate 2020 Census. LACOE said it will partner with more than 960 schools in districts that include Los Angeles, Long Beach, Compton, Glendale, Lynwood, Montebello, Mountain View, Paramount and Pomona, giving each school $2,000 for census outreach to students and families. “Schools are trusted messengers and play a critical role in ...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Muslim, Westminster, Lausd, City Council, Donald Trump, Los Angeles City Council, Trump, Pomona, Los Angeles County, South Los Angeles


LAUSD board runoff election will bring new member to the panel

LOS ANGELES — Former Los Angeles Unified School District board member Jackie Goldberg will look to rejoin the seven-member panel Tuesday when she faces former teacher and mayoral aide Heather Repenning in a runoff election. Goldberg and Repenning are vying for the Board of Education seat left vacant by the resignation of Ref Rodriguez, who stepped down last July after pleading guilty to conspiracy and other charges for laundering campaign donations from family and friends. In the March 5 primary...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Silver Lake, Board of Education, Anti, Goldberg


LAUSD wants property owners to give schools $500M a year, but can district spend it wisely?

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero || LA School Report Parents and community advocates are divided on L.A. Unified’s Measure EE, a parcel tax on the June ballot that would raise about $500 million a year over a 12-year period for schools. However, a common thread connects them: They agree schools need more funding, but there’s also “distrust” over whether the district would use the money to advance student learning. “We have concerns about oversight of those funds,” said Vanessa Aramayo, executive direc...
Tags: News, Education, Abc, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Venice, Lausd, SEIU, City Council, Local News, Chamber of Commerce, Eric Garcetti, Baz, Valley


As LAUSD parcel tax looms, can parents and advocates trust giant school system to be a ‘good steward’?

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero || LA School Report Parents and community advocates are divided on L.A. Unified’s Measure EE, a parcel tax on the June ballot that would raise about $500 million a year over a 12-year period for schools. However, a common thread connects them: They agree schools need more funding, but there’s also “distrust” over whether the district would use the money to advance student learning. “We have concerns about oversight of those funds,” said Vanessa Aramayo, executive direc...
Tags: News, Education, Abc, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Venice, Lausd, SEIU, City Council, Local News, Chamber of Commerce, Eric Garcetti, Baz, Valley


After a little more than a year on Seattle’s school board, Zachary DeWolf announces City Council campaign

If his campaign is successful, DeWolf's departure could mark even more potential change for the School Board. Four of seven seats are up for reelection this November.
Tags: News, Education, Local Politics, City Council, Seattle, Local News, Northwest, Education Lab, Puget Sound, Zachary DeWolf, DeWolf


LAUSD continues to struggle to stay afloat as it waits for new revenue, latest financial report shows

By Taylor Swaak | LA School Report School board members have approved L.A. Unified’s latest budget, even though the district is still far from being financially sustainable. The revised fiscal stabilization plan lays out the district’s response to county concerns about deficit spending, inadequate reserve levels and reliance on non-guaranteed funds to keep itself afloat. But instead of providing clarity, the latest budget highlighted the district’s deepening reliance on new funding sources as it...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Price, Local News, Gavin Newsom, Reliance, Scott Schmerelson, LA school, Reseda, Local Control Funding Formula


LAUSD parcel tax measure gets backing from L.A. City Council

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles City Council went on record Tuesday in support of a parcel tax measure on the June ballot in hopes of generating hundreds of millions of dollars for local schools. The City Council’s resolution is non-binding and simply expresses support of the ballot measure, which the Los Angeles Unified School District board last month agreed to put before voters. Several school board members and LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner spoke to the council before the 13-0 vote in sup...
Tags: News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Social Security, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Unified School District, Austin Beutner, Top Stories LADN


Repenning claims victory, looks to spot in runoff against Jackie Goldberg for LAUSD school board seat

Heather Repenning’s campaign claimed victory on Friday after a final round of vote tallies in the LAUSD school board primary election solidified her lead by a fractional margin over Graciela Ortiz, meaning she will likely face Jackie Goldberg in a May 14 runoff for the seat. The County Registrar’s office said there are no outstanding votes left to be counted from the March 5 primary, although the election results have yet to be certified. Earning 13.13 percent of the vote, Repenning’s edge over ...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ortiz, Legislature, Goldberg, Top Stories LADN, Ref Rodriguez, LAUSD Board District, Jackie Goldberg, Heather Repenning


Repenning claims victory, looks ahead to spot in runoff against Jackie Goldberg for LAUSD school board seat

Heather Repenning’s campaign claimed victory on Friday after a final round of vote tallies in the LAUSD school board primary election cemented her lead by a fractional margin over Graciela Ortiz, meaning she will likely face Jackie Goldberg in a May 14 runoff for the seat. The County Registrar’s office said there are no outstanding votes left to be counted from the March 5 primary, although the election results have yet to be certified. Earning 13.13 percent of the vote, Repenning’s edge over Or...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ortiz, Legislature, Goldberg, Top Stories LADN, Ref Rodriguez, LAUSD Board District, Jackie Goldberg, Heather Repenning



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