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Fierce Capitol attacks on police seen in body-cam videos

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER | Associated Press Videos released under court order provide a chilling new look at the chaos at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, including body camera footage that shows a man charging at a police officer with a flagpole and tackling him to the ground. Federal judges ordered the release of the videos after media organizations, including The Associated Press, went to court to request that the Department of Justice provide access. The videos are being presented as evidence in p...
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Gov. Newsom’s coronavirus reopening tour rolls into Six Flags Magic Mountain

VALENCIA — Gov. Gavin Newsom renewed this week’s celebration inspired by the lifting of widespread pandemic measures by rolling into Six Flags Magic Mountain on Wednesday, June 16, aiming to encourage Californians to enjoy the state’s attractions to help rekindle the economy — and to roll up their sleeves if they have yet to be vaccinated. I’m at an event this morning where @GavinNewsom will be speaking. Park President Don McCoy is ramping up toward the governor’s remarks. pic.twitter.com/lZu8h...
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LA City Councilman Mike Bonin served recall notice

Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin was served with a recall notice on Tuesday, June 15, making him the second progressive council member to be the target of a recall effort in less than a week. “This recall campaign is an extravagant waste of taxpayer money, a thinly disguised attempt to derail my efforts to provide real solutions to our homelessness crisis, and the latest in a series of recall attempts to silence strong progressive voices,” Bonin said in a statement released Tuesday afterno...
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Pandemic restrictions will largely vanish this week. Politics? Or science?

At the stroke of midnight on June 15, the spell will break. Masks can fall. Churches and gyms and movie theaters can fill up. We’ll finally be able to tell a smile from a scowl, and sales of lip balm — and, perhaps, breath mints — will surely rise. As California stands on the precipice of normalcy after more than a year of pandemic drama and trauma, some worry. Are we really ready? Is the state that valiantly vowed to follow the science really following the science? Juliana Ibaraki, a junior ...
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Councilman Buscaino seeks to resume LA ban on sidewalk encampments during daytime; Councilman Lee seconds motion

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino requested Wednesday that the city resume its ban on sidewalk encampments. Buscaino requested the City Council amend the mayor’s Declaration of Local Emergency and resume enforcement of Los Angeles Municipal Code Section 56.11, which regulates the storage of personal property in public areas. It prohibits people from configuring a tent in any public area from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m., except when raining, or if the temperature dips below 50 degrees. ...
Tags: Politics, News, Housing, La, Office, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Venice, City Council, Local News, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council


LA County Democrats call for Sheriff Villanueva to resign; his spokesman hits back

LOS ANGELES — The call by the Los Angeles County Democratic Party for Sheriff Alex Villanueva to resign is part of a “radical agenda,” a sheriff’s department spokesman told City News Service Wednesday. “Yesterday, Sheriff Alex Villanueva began solving the homeless problem on the Venice Boardwalk while simultaneously conducting the largest illegal drug bust operation in the history of the department,” said Capt. John Satterfield, a spokesman for the sheriff’s department. “Violent crime rates have...
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LA considers adding Neutra Reunion House to list of historic monuments

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday will consider adding the Dion Neutra/Reunion House, designed by modernist architect Richard Neutra, to the city’s list of Historic-Cultural Monuments. The hillside home, at 2440 Neutra Place in Silver Lake, was built in 1951 as a speculative home. It was named the “Reunion House,” as it was envisioned to be a house where grandparents would live and family reunions would happen, according to the cultural monument nomination form. Neutra woul...
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LAUSD redistricting panel expected to discuss who will perform demography tasks

The Los Angeles Unified School District Redistricting Commission’s members have been exploring a plan to amend the existing contract of a long-time City Hall staffer, rather than go out to bid to seek out a demographer, and they are expected to discuss the issue on Wednesday, June 9. Commissioners in the last month have been looking into whether they should amend the contract of Andrew Westall, who was recently hired to serve as the commission’s executive director, saying it could save money and...
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Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas calls for ‘Right to Housing’ in LA

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles City Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas spoke Tuesday about the need for federal aid and a “Right to Housing” ahead of the City Council’s approval of a resolution to support any legislation that increases rental assistance resources, including housing vouchers, to help the region address its homelessness crisis. “We need to aggressively seek a new paradigm of federal legislation that would effectively support our attempt to scale up our response to this crisis. I think all o...
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VP Kamala Harris seeks cooperation with Mexico on complexities of migration

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE | Associated Press MEXICO CITY — Vice President Kamala Harris told Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on Tuesday that the United States and Mexico are “embarking on a new era” during her first in-person meeting with the leader, as she seeks to foster greater cooperation with Mexico on immigration to the U.S. Speaking at the start of their bilateral meeting at the Mexican national palace, Harris emphasized the longstanding “interdependence and interconnection” of the...
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Arcadia donor who obstructed Trump probe must go to prison while he appeals

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles-area businessman and political fundraiser who obstructed a federal probe into donations to former President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee and falsified records to conceal his work as a foreign agent while lobbying high-level U.S. government officials was refused his bid Monday to stay out of prison while he appeals his conviction. Imaad Zuberi, 50, of Arcadia, must surrender to the U.S. Marshals Service in Los Angeles before noon on June 18 to begin his 12-year s...
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LA councilman running for mayor calls for eliminating county’s homelessness agency

Joe Buscaino speaks at a press conference on the Venice Boardwalk to announce his Plan for a Safer Los Angeles in Venice on Monday, June 7, 2021. Joe Buscaino is a candidate for Mayor of Los Angeles. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Joe Buscaino held a press conference on the Venice Boardwalk to announce his Plan for a Safer Los Angeles in Venice on Monday, June 7, 2021. The boardwalk has become a congested homeless encampment. Joe Buscaino is a candidate for Mayor of Los Angel...
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Woman with knife arrested following Buscaino campaign speech in Venice

Los Angeles Councilman Joe Buscaino’s mayoral campaign speech on homelessness ended in chaos early Monday morning, June 7, when a woman brandishing a hunting knife moved behind the candidate and was quickly arrested by Los Angeles police officers. Three plain clothes security officers from the Black Knight Patrol in San Pedro — hired by the campaign after weekend Twitter activity indicated a push for activists to turn out for the event at Venice Beach — spotted the woman first and advised Buscai...
Tags: Politics, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Venice, Portland Oregon, Local News, Eric Garcetti, San Pedro, Venice Beach, Joe Buscaino, Buscaino, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


A Black soldier’s valor in the D-Day landing may have been under recognized

D-Day, June 6, 1944, is known as the longest day. Today we look at the invasion and a renewed effort to recognize a hero’s valor. Waverly B. Woodson Jr. of Pennsylvania was in his second year of college when he enlisted in the Army a year after the attack on Pearl Harbor. He tested high enough for Officer Candidate School, but after basic training was told there were no spots available. Instead, Woodson trained as a medic for the 320th Barrage Balloon Battalion, an all-Black unit that would even...
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California vaccine lottery: 5 things to know about the prizes

The first of three drawings for cash prizes to Californians who have received the COVID-19 vaccine will take place Friday, June 4. Here are five things to know about the Vax for the Win program: How much money is it? On June 4 and again on June 11, 15 people will be picked to receive $50,000 each. On June 15, 10 people will win $1.5 million each. The prizes are taxable. Who’s eligible? People 12 and over residing in California who have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination. Incarcerated peo...
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LA City Council condemns police violence against protesters in Colombia

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, June 2, unanimously condemned police violence against protesters in Colombia and called for a suspension of U.S. arms and crowd control equipment aid to the Colombian government. Colombia’s national police force is accused of beating, detaining and killing protesters over the last month. President Ivan Duque said he does not believe the violence was systemic, according to the New York Times, which reported based on dozens of interviews with witnesses an...
Tags: News, Protest, Congress, Government, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Colombia, Soccer, United States, New York Times, United Nations, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Usc, Leon


Katie Hill case: Judge awards Daily Mail more than $100,000 in attorneys’ fees

LOS ANGELES >> A judge who previously cited First Amendment grounds in dismissing the Daily Mail as a defendant in former Rep. Katie Hill’s revenge porn suit on Wednesday, June 2, awarded the publication its entire demand for more than $100,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs. The Daily Mail’s website in October 2019 published nude photos of Hill taken by her former spouse, Kenneth Heslep, according to the former congresswoman’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit, which was filed Dec. 22 and allege...
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Judge poised to award Daily Mail more than $100,000 in attorneys’ fees in Katie Hill suit

LOS ANGELES >> A judge who previously cited First Amendment grounds in dismissing the Daily Mail as a defendant in former Rep. Katie Hill’s revenge porn suit indicated on Tuesday, June 1, that she is poised to award the publication its entire demand for more than $100,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs. The Daily Mail’s website in October 2019 published nude photos of Hill taken by her former spouse, Kenneth Heslep, according to the former congresswoman’s Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit, which ...
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Gold Star mothers remember their sons claimed by war on Memorial Day

The five women, all dressed in traditional white attire, proudly cradled photos of their sons. A heartbreaking, however inspirational, connection bonds them together on this Memorial Day weekend. Each is a Gold Star Mother. Each lost a son, killed during warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan. They all reside in the Gold Star Manor, a collection of 348 apartments on the west side of Long Beach. The complex houses veterans, their families and other eligible seniors. American Gold Star Mothers is a nonpr...
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Judge says ‘structural racism’ fuels Skid Row homelessness

LOS ANGELES — Attorneys from the city and county of Los Angeles Thursday morning are expected to address what a federal judge refers to as “structural racism” that he believes created and sustains the sprawling Skid Row area of downtown Los Angeles. U.S. District Judge David O. Carter wrote in April that the city and county of Los Angeles “created a legacy of entrenched structural racism,” leaving Black people — and especially Black women — “effectively abandoned on the streets. Such governmenta...
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What happens if Garcetti leaves? Political experts offer their takes on growing ambassador buzz

National media outlets are reporting that the Biden administration could announce as soon as next week that Mayor Eric Garcetti had been selected for an ambassadorship to India. If that comes to pass, what would that mean for Angelenos? It might mean that the city would need to find a caretaker to fill the remainder of Garcetti’s unfinished term, said Jessica Levinson, a law professor at Loyola Marymount University and an expert in the political process. “People might be looking for a caretaker ...
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Housing for homeless at Westside parks, beaches? LA will study it.

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council agreed Wednesday to move forward with a feasibility study on the possibility of housing homeless people in temporary cabins or camping sites in certain westside parks and beach parking lots — a proposal that has drawn heated opposition from some neighborhood groups. City Councilman Mike Bonin, who proposed the idea, insisted that the action asks only for a “feasibility study,” and was not a final decision on whether such housing would actually be instal...
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AP source: Biden picks LA Mayor Eric Garcetti, envoy for key ambassador posts

By MICHAEL BALSAMO and MICHAEL R. BLOOD | The Associated Press WASHINGTON >> President Joe Biden is expected to announce he is nominating former senior State Department official Nicholas Burns to serve as his ambassador to China and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to be his ambassador to India, according to a person familiar with the matter. With the selections, Biden is turning to a seasoned diplomat and a longtime political ally to serve in two of the country’s highest-profile diplomatic posti...
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LA Controller Ron Galperin announces run for Board of Supervisors

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin announced plans Wednesday to run for the county Board of Supervisors being vacated next year by Sheila Kuehl. Kuehl has indicated she will not seek re-election to the District 3 seat, which represents the bulk of the San Fernando Valley, Calabasas and parts of Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. Kuehl has held the seat since 2014. “L.A. is at a turning point,” Galperin said in a statement. “Our region has always been the home of creativity, inno...
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Rep. Maxine Waters seeks $53k in attorney’s fees from GOP opponent who sued her

LOS ANGELES — Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, is seeking more than $50,000 in attorneys’ fees and costs from the Republican opponent she defeated in the November election as compensation for defending herself against a libel and slander suit that a judge dismissed last month. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Yolanda Orozco found April 5 that there was no evidence Waters acted with malice toward her political foe, Joe E. Collins III, who alleged the 82-year-old congresswoman’s campaign materia...
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Former Sen. John Warner dies at 94, married Elizabeth Taylor

By EILEEN PUTMAN | Associated Press ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Former Sen. John W. Warner of Virginia, a centrist Republican who served as Navy secretary and one of the Senate’s most influential military experts, has died at 94, his longtime chief of staff said Wednesday. Warner died Tuesday of heart failure at home in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife and daughter at his side, Susan A. Magill said. “He was frail but had a lot of spirit and was involved until his last days,” Magill said. Warner was a c...
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Justice Sotomayor: Americans need to take critical look at policing

By JESSICA GRESKO | Associated Press WASHINGTON — As communities nationwide are re-examining law enforcement practices, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor says Americans should think critically about how they want police to interact with citizens. Sotomayor said that what “we as a society accept in the name of justice” is an “incredibly important topic of discussion.” And, she said, “it’s one that people should not discuss or think they need to discuss as a ’Do I respect the police or not?’ I...
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As pandemic spread pain and panic, Democratic congressman chased profit

By BRIAN SLODYSKO | Associated Press WASHINGTON — In the early days of the pandemic, New Jersey Rep. Tom Malinowski scolded those looking to capitalize on the once-in-a-century health crisis. “This is not the time for anybody to be profiting off of selling ventilators, vaccines, drugs, treatments, PPE (personal protective equipment), anywhere in the world,” the two-term Democrat and former assistant secretary of state told MSNBC in April 2020. He did not heed his own admonition. Since early 2020...
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LA spends too much outside of the city, losing sales tax revenue, says controller

LOS ANGELES — The city of Los Angeles could generate millions of dollars in additional tax revenue by putting more emphasis on giving municipal contracts to local businesses, a move that would also support the city’s economy and create jobs, City Controller Ron Galperin said Thursday. Galperin sent a letter to the mayor and City Council, saying city agencies paid $7 million in sales taxes that went to other California jurisdictions for commodity purchases between the 2018 and 2020 fiscal years d...
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Free LA Metro rides for students and low-income riders? Board votes Thursday.

By MARGARET SHUTTLEWORTH | City News Service LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Executive Management Committee will consider approving a 23-month pilot program Thursday to make L.A. Metro buses and trains free to students starting in August and all low-income riders starting in January. If approved by the committee, the pilot program will next go to L.A. Metro’s Board of Directors for final approval. L.A. Metro currently offers discounts to people who ma...
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