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L.A.’s Garcetti, other mayors call for more state money for homelessness programs

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and mayors from a dozen other major cities met with Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders in Sacramento Wednesday to call for more state resources in the 2019 budget for homelessness programs. According to Garcetti’s office, the mayors highlighted the success of the Homeless Emergency Aid Program, which allocated $500 million in 2018 for homelessness programs. “Last year, California’s mayors fought hard for hundreds of millions of state dollars t...
Tags: News, California, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Legislature, Garcetti, Darrell Steinberg, Big City, Newsom, Top Stories LADN


LAPD civilian discipline option to be considered by City Council

LOS ANGELES — A new policy allowing police officers to chose a disciplinary panel composed of three civilian members is set to be considered Wednesday by a Los Angeles City Council committee. The City Council voted last year to have the city’s attorneys draft a proposed ordinance that would give Los Angeles police officers facing possible discipline the option of appearing before an all-civilian review board, or the current and only option of two command-level officers and a civilian. The ordina...
Tags: Politics, News, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Aclu, City Council, Local News, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Wesson, Los Angeles Police Protective League, Police Commission, Herb Wesson


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


Details for temporary homeless shelter in Wilmington set to roll out next week

After months of debate, plans for a temporary homeless shelter in Wilmington are set to be unveiled next week. But after an enthusiastic July 2018 launch of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s A Bridge Home program and with new funding in place, the city’s ambitious efforts to move the homeless off of local sidewalks has hit some snags, including rising costs and a slower pace for building permanent housing and community opposition delaying some of the proposed temporary shelter sites. Only one Bridge Home sh...
Tags: Hollywood, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Local News, Eric Garcetti, San Pedro, Homeless Shelters, Ginsberg, Wilmington, San Fernando Valley, Sherman Oaks, Griffith Park, Olvera Street, Eubank


Multiple agencies stage active-shooter drill at Los Angeles Civic Center

LAPD Chief Michel Moore talks to the media regarding the Los Angeles Police Security Services Division, SECSD event Saturday March 16,2019. A multi-agency MACTAC/Active Shooter Response Training Day at the Civic Center of Los Angeles. The training will focus on Active Shooter response with an emphasis on command and control of an evolving incident. Participating agencies will include the US Drug Enforcement Agency, US Marshals Service, Federal Protective Police, Los Angeles County Sheriff?s,...
Tags: News, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Pasadena, Local News, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, San Bernardino, Civic Center, Top Stories LADN, Gene Blevins, Michel Moore, Law-enforcement


Los Angeles increases police protection around area mosques

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti met with members of The Islamic Center of Southern California to show solidarity after the mosque shootings in New Zealand.            [Author: USA TODAY]
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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


Officials to tout 2.25-mile LAX Automated People Mover at groundbreaking

LOS ANGELES — A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Thursday for the 2.25-mile Automated People Mover at Los Angeles International Airport, which aims to cut down on auto traffic traveling in and out of the facility, officials said. The project has a targeted opening date of 2023. The groundbreaking ceremony will include Mayor Eric Garcetti, members of the City Council, officials from Los Angeles World Airports and other leaders. The Automated People Mover train is seen above the terminal l...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, City Council, Electric, Seattle, Eric Garcetti, Southern California, Lax, Los Angeles International Airport, People Mover, LAWA, Crenshaw LAX


Photos: LAPD marks 150 years with ceremonies, demonstrations and, of course, a badge-shaped cake

Cake shaped like old and new LAPD badges at the celebration to commemorate the Los Angeles Police DepartmentÕs 150th Anniversary at the Police Academy Wednesday in Los Angeles. The department will continue to celebrate it’s 150th anniversary throughout the coming year. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LAPD memorabilia was on display at the celebration to commemorate the Los Angeles Police DepartmentÕs 150th Anniversary at the Police Academy Wednesday in Los Angeles. The d...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Toyota, Chevy, Dodge, Local News, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Michael Moore, Tarzana, Charlie Beck, Police Academy, David Crane


LAUSD board race: Heather Repenning leaps over Graciela Ortiz to possibly face Jackie Goldberg in May runoff

New vote tallies in the LAUSD school board district 5 election released Friday afternoon revealed a jump by Mayor Eric Garcetti-backed Heather Repenning, as political veteran Jackie Goldberg remained comfortably in the lead with more than 48 percent of the vote. Because teachers union-backed Goldberg failed to secure a majority, she will face her runner up in a May 14 runoff. Friday’s results, updated to reflect approximately 2,000 counted mail-in ballots, showed Repenning ahead of Huntington Pa...
Tags: Elections, News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Bell, Heather, Goldberg, Rodriguez, LA County, Eli Broad, Austin Beutner


LA City Council votes to shut off utilities at illegal marijuana shops

The Los Angeles City Council voted Friday, March 8, 2019, to authorize the LADWP to shut off the utilities at illegal marijuana businesses. Mayor Eric Garcetti must sign the ordinance in order for it to become official. (AP file photo/Richard Vogel) LOS ANGELES — With hundreds of illegal marijuana shops continuing to operate in the city, the Los Angeles City Council on Friday unanimously approved an ordinance aimed at cracking down on the businesses by shutting off their utilities. “These are ...
Tags: Politics, News, California, Marijuana, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, San Bernardino, Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Police, LA City Council, Department of Water and Power


Sen. Harris’ troubling support for misguided housing policies

For a horrible idea that has long been dissected and revealed to be mere economic folly, rent control just won’t go away. And unfortunately, presidential candidate and United States Senator from California Kamala Harris has used her national prominence to give credence to the discredited idea. As Reason reported, last Sunday, Harris tweeted favorably about a new Oregon law capping rent increases statewide and restricting the ability of landlords to evict tenants. “Earlier this week, @OregonGovBr...
Tags: Supreme Court, California, Opinion, Oregon, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, United States, Editorials, Dianne Feinstein, Eric Garcetti, Kamala Harris, Sen Dianne Feinstein, HARRIS, Garcetti


LAUSD’s rushed parcel tax threatens local businesses

Looking for increased revenues to pay for the Los Angeles school strike settlement, the plan apparently is to largely target business. This will add to the perception that Los Angeles and California are not business friendly. Two types of property taxes are aimed at raising school revenue, one weighted toward business, the second aimed exclusively at business. The parcel tax put on the June 4 ballot by the Los Angeles Unified School District board affects both homeowners and businesses. However,...
Tags: California, Opinion, Stanford, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Unified School District, Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, David Crane, Pepperdine, Vica, Guest Commentary, Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce, Valley Industry and Commerce Association


LAUSD Election 2019: Jackie Goldberg takes lead in LA school board race that appears headed for May runoff

Political veteran Jackie Goldberg appeared to be headed for a May 14 runoff for a seat that could significantly alter the political balance of the Los Angeles Unified School District school board, after residents of the city’s northeast stretches took to the polls Tuesday. With mail-in and provisional ballots yet to be counted, Goldberg was comfortably in the lead with 48.26 percent of the vote, with all precincts reported, according to the L.A. County Registrar’s Office late Tuesday. Because sh...
Tags: News, Education, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, SEIU, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Bell, Daily News, Ortiz, Scott


LAUSD Election 2019: Goldberg, Repenning take early lead in race for northeast LA school board seat

Residents of the northeast stretches of the massive Los Angeles Unified School District’s  took to the polls on Tuesday in an election that could significantly alter the political balance of the current school board. Early results showed front-runner Jackie Goldberg with an early lead, with 46.89 percent of the vote and Heather Repenning with 13.45 percent with 10 out of 122 precincts reported. Goldberg, 73, is a veteran elected official who sat on the school board from 1983 to 1991 before servi...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, SEIU, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Bell, Board, State Assembly, Service Employees International Union, Goldberg


LAUSD Election 2019: Jackie Goldberg takes lead in LA school board race that appears headed for a May runoff

Residents of the northeast stretches of the massive Los Angeles Unified School District took to the polls on Tuesday in an election that could significantly alter the political balance of the current school board. Early results showed front-runner Jackie Goldberg in the lead with 45.84 percent of the vote, followed neck-and-neck by Graciela “Grace” Ortiz with 14.53 percent and Heather Repenning with 13.10 percent, respectively, with 66 out of 122 precincts reporting after 10 p.m. Goldberg, 73, i...
Tags: News, Education, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, SEIU, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Bell, Ortiz, Service Employees International Union, Goldberg


​Encino leaders look to zero in on homelessness in the Sepulveda Basin

Members of the Encino neighborhood council are looking into possible locations for a transitional housing facility for people who have experienced homelessness, as part of a focus on homelessness issues in the Sepulveda Basin. The council – an advisory board to the L.A. City Council – will hold a discussion on the topic Wednesday evening during its homeless committee meeting. According to the meeting’s agenda, residents are seeking “a suitable property for placement of a Bridge Housing facility ...
Tags: News, La, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, City Council, Local-news, Eric Garcetti, Homeless Shelters, Valley, LA County, Garcetti, Balboa Park, Lahsa, Encino, Paul Koretz


Old hotels are being converted to affordable housing — and it's changing communities

Los Angeles' homeless population has swelled to over 50,000 in recent years. While the local government has dedicated $138M to combat the problem, progress has been slow. Charitable organizations are stepping in to house as many people as possible. None One turn changes everything in downtown Los Angeles. Capturing the severity of Skid Row is impossible. The infamous tent city extends for blocks. Shuttered storefronts are backdrops to new cities, new economies, old problems. One moment you're p...
Tags: Hollywood, Activism, La, America, Los Angeles, Poverty, George Carlin, Homelessness, Infrastructure, Innovation, Pacific, Humanity, Baltimore, Eric Garcetti, Edward, Justice System


Meet the candidates for the LAUSD board seat left vacant by Ref Rodriguez

The 10 candidates in the race for L.A. Unified’s vacant school board seat have been in full swing participating in community forums and other public events as Tuesday’s special election approaches. The new board member for Board District 5 will represent about 100,000 students in some very different communities: from the heavily Latino southeast cities — including Huntington Park, Maywood and Bell — and from the more affluent neighborhoods north of downtown — like Silver Lake, Eagle Rock and Los...
Tags: Facebook, News, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Valencia, Silver Lake, Bell, Gavin Newsom, Salvador, Los Angeles County, Sánchez, Goldberg, YMCA


Meet the 10 candidates running for the LAUSD school board seat left vacant by Ref Rodriguez

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | LA School Report The 10 candidates in the race for L.A. Unified’s vacant school board seat have been in full swing participating in community forums and other public events as Tuesday’s special election approaches. The new board member for Board District 5 will represent about 100,000 students in some very different communities: from the heavily Latino southeast cities — including Huntington Park, Maywood and Bell — and from the more affluent neighborhoods north of d...
Tags: Facebook, News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New Orleans, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Berkeley, Eric Garcetti, Valencia, Usc, Silver Lake


San Fernando Gardens, a low-income housing project in Pacoima, could get its own cops

The cream-colored rows of apartment buildings in Pacoima’s San Fernando Gardens sit just to the southeast of Van Nuys Boulevard, their flashes of pastel-green and red highlights visible from behind tall, steel fences. During the height of Los Angeles’s crack cocaine epidemic in the 1980s, the public-housing project was the site of drugs deals and battles for control of territory between notorious gangs. But in the last 20 years, residents say, violence at San Fernando Gardens has become much mor...
Tags: News, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gang, Pasadena, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Luna, Jussie Smollett, Moore, San Fernando, Los Angeles Police Department, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti


L.A. City Council votes to restrict plastic straw use at eateries, bars

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Friday to join the growing number of cities restricting the use of plastic straws, and becomes the largest U.S. municipality to do so. The measure is stricter than the statewide straw law approved last year because it includes bars, coffee shops and fast-food eateries as among those that cannot automatically hand out straws. State law solely addresses hosted sit-down restaurants, mandating that they can provide straws only if requested by customers....
Tags: News, California, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, City Council, Orange County, Berkeley, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Malibu, Bay, Mitch O'Farrell, Top Stories LADN


A big LAUSD special election is on Tuesday. But Latino turnout will likely be small

By Esmeralda Fabián Romero | LA School Report Next week’s special election for the vacant school board seat is expected to draw “minuscule” voter turnout, and experts predict Latino participation will be even lower, particularly in the board district’s poorer southeast section, where Latinos make up almost the entire enrollment and where the most struggling schools are located. But despite the urgency of improving educational outcomes for students living in the southeast communities, most likely...
Tags: News, Education, California, Mexico, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Honduras, Voters, City Council, Local News, Berkeley, Eric Garcetti, Paul Goodwin


Metro inching toward taxing cars in LA County, even if you use Uber or Lyft

The Metro Board of Directors agreed unanimously Thursday to move forward with two feasibility studies on raising the cost of either driving in a vehicle or riding in an Uber or Lyft in Los Angeles County. Congestion pricing and levying a tax on companies like Uber and Lyft — referred to as transportation network company rides — are steps other jurisdictions have undertaken, according to Metro staff reports, which noted that Chicago levies a tax of 67 cents per ride-hailing trip, and congestion p...
Tags: Transportation, Lyft, Uber, News, Environment, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Clippers, Metro, Los Angeles County, LA County, Garcetti


Pete Buttigieg comes to Claremont to campaign for president – and talk about big ideas

Cheers greeted Pete Buttigieg when he took the stage at Scripps College in Claremont. “Wow! It’s like you’re (polling) at 2 percent,” quipped political journalist Peter Hamby, who interviewed Buttigieg in an hourlong public event Wednesday night, Feb. 27. Actually, 2 percent might be an uptick. The mayor of South Bend, Indiana (population 102,000), Buttigieg wasn’t even listed in a November poll of Democratic presidential candidates conducted by POLITICO/Morning Consult. “You start from zero and...
Tags: Supreme Court, California, Washington, White House, Elizabeth Warren, America, Sport, Indiana, Snapchat, Afghanistan, Harvard, Soccer, Medicare, Donald Trump, Eric Garcetti, Puerto Rico


LA County officials think they can do a better job than feds managing LA, San Gabriel rivers

The Los Angeles County Flood Control District has a message for the federal government: Thank you, but we’ll take it from here. The keepers of more than 500 miles of the Los Angeles, San Gabriel and Rio Hondo rivers — mostly concrete passages steering storm runoff away from homes and streets into catch basins and ultimately the ocean — want to take over about 40 miles of channels owned and operated by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. By a unanimous vote of the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, t...
Tags: News, Congress, California, White House, Environment, Sport, LA River, Soccer, El Nino, Local News, Donald Trump, Eric Garcetti, Army Corps, Los Angeles County, Board of Supervisors, Adam Schiff


California needs to boost education spending, says LA City Council

Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield, right, offers doughnuts to teachers picketing in front of the Sherman Oaks Center for Enriched Studies on Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, the third day of the LAUSD strike by UTLA teachers. The City Council voted Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019, to approve a resolution calling for the state to increase spending on education. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) LOS ANGELES — A little over a month removed from a strike by the Los Angeles teachers ...
Tags: Politics, News, Education, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, John Muir, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles Daily News, David Crane, United Teachers Los Angeles


Homelessness in Los Angeles County is a result of ‘racism in America,’ report says

In a report that treats Los Angeles’s homelessness crisis as a symptom of racism, city and county officials this week pointed to the high number of black people experiencing homelessness in Los Angeles and the need to address the disparity in order to address the crisis. Black people have long been overrepresented among Los Angeles County’s homeless population. In a 2017 survey, black people made up one in 10 people in the county, but were 40 percent of the homeless population, according to the ...
Tags: News, La, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Bill, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles County, U S Department of Housing and Urban Development, Waggoner, Mark Ridley Thomas, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories IVDB


Garcetti pledges L.A. will recycle 100% of wastewater by 2035

LOS ANGELES – Mayor Eric Garcetti pledged last week that Los Angeles will recycle 100 percent of its wastewater by 2035 as part of an effort to reduce the city’s dependence on imported water. “Conservation is about more than how we respond to a dry year — it should shape how we prepare our city for tomorrow,” Garcetti said. “Maximizing L.A.’s recycling capacity will increase the amount of water we source locally, and help to ensure that Angelenos can count on access to clean water for generation...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Mississippi River, Garcetti, Sustainable City, Bureau of Sanitation, Mike Bonin, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Enrique Zaldivar, Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant, L A Department of Water and Power