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Compton to launch nation’s largest city-led universal basic income pilot program

Compton is set to launch the nation’s largest city-led universal basic income pilot program later this year, officials announced Monday, Oct. 19. About 800 low-income residents in the city of roughly 95,000 people will receive regular payments of anywhere from $300 to $600 for two years. The frequency of the payments will vary, but participants will be informed of their payment schedule ahead of time so they can budget accordingly. The program, known as the Compton Pledge, is funded entirely thr...
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LA city employees to be furloughed on Nov. 3, plus 1 day next year

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to defer its planned furloughs of city employees until Jan. 17 and to reduce the number of furlough days they will have to take due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The council essentially approved Mayor Eric Garcetti’s agreement with 10 of the city’s public employee unions to delay the furlough plans, and workers will have just one unpaid day off before the end of the year. The council approved a plan last month to force more than 15,000 city wo...
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Los Angeles Comic Con cancels plans for in-person 2020 event, postpones to 2021

Los Angeles Comic Con, which created a stir two weeks ago when it announced plans for an in-person convention in December, reversed course on Tuesday and postponed the event to September 2021. Convention organizers had hoped their plans to incorporate extensive safety measures would allow them to hold L.A. Comic Con even as the coronavirus pandemic continues. On Sept. 29 they opened ticket sales even as the state coronavirus czar expressed skepticism that an event of that type could be held so s...
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L.A. Supervisors support Armenians, condemn Azerbaijan’s military operations in Artsakh

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, Oct. 13, to support a U.S. House of Representatives resolution condemning Azerbaijan’s military operation in Nagorno-Karabakh against the Armenian community and denouncing Turkey’s interference in the conflict. Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn recommended sending a letter in support of the bipartisan House Resolution 1165, sponsored by Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo. “The atrocities in Armenia at the hands of Azerbaijan and Tu...
Tags: Politics, News, Government, Russia, Los Angeles, Sport, Turkey, Soccer, United States, Glendale, United Nations, Beverly Hills, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Un, Eric Garcetti


Lakers fans gather to celebrate at Staples Center, despite warnings to avoid the area — arrests reported

Thousands of Lakers fans gathered outside the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the team’s 17th NBA championship late Sunday, despite pleas by city leaders to avoid the area and large crowds because of the coronavirus. Police on horseback move people back as rowdy fans celebrate, Sunday, Oct. 11, 2020, in Los Angeles, after the Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in Game 6 of basketball’s NBA Finals to win the championship. (AP Photo/Jintak Han) Los Angeles police ...
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Lakers fans gather to celebrate at Staples Center, despite warnings to avoid the area

Thousands of Lakers fans gathered outside the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles to celebrate the team’s 17th NBA championship late Sunday, despite pleas by city leaders to avoid the area and large crowds because of the coronavirus. Helicopter footage showed a large raucous and jubilant crowd cheering and setting off fireworks in the streets outside the Staples Center. Many yelled “Kobe!” Shortly after 8:30 p.m., the CHP announced that the Pico Boulevard and 9th Street off-ramps from the Nor...
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At least 76 arrested after Laker fans crowd into Downtown LA

Police arrested 76 people after more than 1,000 Los Angeles Lakers fans gathered near Staples Center on Sunday following the team’s NBA Finals win, with fans packing Figueroa Street just outside the arena to wave flags and chant. Ten were injured and 30-plus buildings damaged. “KOBE. KOBE. KOBE.” STAPLES Center is the place to be rn. pic.twitter.com/BCRHxMHgDy — SLAM (@SLAMonline) October 12, 2020 After a line of Los Angeles Police Department officers arrived on foot and in their vehicles, s...
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Kobe Bryant in Lakers’ hearts, on their minds after winning NBA title

Now it’s done. The torch has been passed again, handed from George Mikan to Jerry West and Wilt Chamberlain to Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar to Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal to Bryant and Pau Gasol and now to LeBron James and Anthony Davis. One must imagine Bryant proud, smiling and cheering. The Lakers won their record-tying 17 NBA championship with a commanding 106-93 victory Sunday over the Miami Heat in the decisive Game 6 of the Finals, a win that was 10 years in the making, thro...
Tags: Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Davis, Nba, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Kobe Bryant, Pau Gasol, Eric Garcetti, Magic Johnson, Staples Center, Miami Heat, NBA finals, James


LA city, county awarded $55.6 million for eight more projects to house homeless

Eight projects to create permanent housing options for people experiencing homelessness were awarded $55.6 million under the state’s Project Homekey program, an offshoot of an earlier program aimed at temporarily sheltering people who would otherwise not have a place to quarantine during COVID-19, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday. Six of the projects are in the city of Los Angeles, and would offer up 243 units, which includes five motels and an apartment, and two additional projects proposed b...
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L.A. city, county awarded $55.6 million for eight more projects to house homeless

Eight projects to create permanent housing options for people experiencing homelessness were awarded $55.6 million under the state’s Project Homekey program, an offshoot of an earlier program aimed at temporarily sheltering people who would otherwise not have a place to quarantine during COVID-19, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Friday. Six of the projects are in the city of Los Angeles, and would offer up 243 units, which includes five motels and an apartment, and two additional projects proposed b...
Tags: Hollywood, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Norwalk, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti, Richter, Hilda Solis, Newsom, Mark Ridley Thomas, Roomkey


Mayor announces free internet for 9,000 people in LA public housing

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a new initiative Friday designed to deliver six months of free internet access to residents in four public housing communities across Los Angeles, making low-cost, high-quality broadband options available to 9,000 people in nearly 3,600 housing units. The initiative stems from a partnership between the Mayor’s Office of Budget and Innovation, the Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles, Starry Internet and Microsoft Corp., a city statement reporte...
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LA Metro offering free rides on Election Day, plus ballot drop boxes right now

Ballot boxes like this one being installed at the Baldwin Hills branch library by workers from StreetsLA, a city agency formerly known as the Bureau of Street Services, have also been placed at 19 LA Metro bus and rail stations. (Image via Twitter and courtesy of StreetsLA) LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials announced Thursday that free service will be provided on Election Day, Nov. 3, and vote-by-mail ballot drop-off boxes have been placed at 19 r...
Tags: Politics, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Willow, Metro, Trump, Norwalk, Rosa Parks, Union Station, Baldwin Hills, 2020 Elections, Alameda Street


LAUSD board condemns Azerbaijan for ‘unprovoked’ attacks on ethnic Armenians

The Los Angeles Unified school board passed an emergency resolution late Tuesday, Oct. 6, condemning Azerbaijan’s “unprovoked” attack on ethnic Armenians in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Artsakh, as board members became the latest local officials to weigh in on the ongoing conflict overseas. The board also voted unanimously in a separate resolution to give students the day off on April 24 of each year, starting next school year, to observe the Armenian Genocide. Los A...
Tags: News, Education, Government, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Iran, Soccer, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Lausd, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Trump, Chino, Nagorno Karabakh


LA city workers win deal to delay furloughs to January, amid fiscal crisis

Furloughs that are set to go into effect this month for nearly 16,000 civilian employees at the city of Los Angeles would be pushed to Jan. 17, under a tentative deal struck between city leaders and labor unions. The furloughs are now scheduled to begin Oct. 11, but under a new pact with representatives of 10 labor units that still needs the City Council’s approval, employees agreed to wait a year before getting payments for excessive unused sick time that are scheduled to go out this January. E...
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At LA City Hall, officials urge U.S. to take steps to end Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

Los Angels Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez speaks to the press as elected leaders gather on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall to call on the U.S. to take action to halt Azerbaijan’s aggression on Armenia and Artsakh and to condemn Turkish President Erdogan’s involvement in the conflict on Monday, October 5, 2020. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (via Zoom) speaks to the press as elected leaders gather on the steps of Los Angeles City Hal...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Iran, Soccer, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Associated Press, Erdogan, Council, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, Adam Schiff, Nagorno Karabakh, RIA Novosti


DA race: LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas endorses George Gascon, joining LA mayor

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas on Monday endorsed George Gascon in the race for Los Angeles County district attorney, a day after Mayor Eric Garcetti dropped his endorsement of incumbent Jackie Lacey. Using his campaign account, Ridley-Thomas tweeted at midday that he was endorsing Gascon. “Our values and priorities are aligned when it comes to ending mass incarceration, investing in diversion, re-entry and real mental health solutions for the homeless,” he wrote....
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Activists protest homeless encampment sweeps outside LA mayor’s home

A protestor wearing a clown outfit sweeps in front of LAPD officers as advocates against the inhumane and dangerous sweeps of homeless encampments by Mayor Garcetti???s sweep policies of unhoused neighbors in front of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti home in Los Angeles on Saturday, October 3, 2020. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/ SCNG) Advocates some wearing clown noses and outfits protest against the inhumane and dangerous sweeps of homeless encampments by Mayor Garcetti???s ...
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2020 elections: L.A. County’s Assembly races at a glance

Here’s a glimpse of Assembly races coming up on Nov. 3 that involve Los Angeles County voters. District 36: Tom Lackey (R) vs. Steve Fox (D) The district: Encompasses a wide swath of people in Eastern Kern, Northern L.A., and Western San Bernardino counties, and includes the cities of California City, Mojave, Rosamond, Acton, Lancaster, Littlerock, Palmdale, Quartz Hill, Piñon Hills, Wrightwood, and parts of Phelan. Of the 463,038 people living in District 36, the majority are Latino (41.60%)...
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LA City Council considers resuming parking enforcement

The relaxed parking enforcement measures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic are scheduled to expire Thursday, and the Los Angeles City Council is expected to vote Wednesday, Sept. 30, on new schedule related to them. If the schedule is approved, Los Angeles would resume parking enforcement and impounds when applicable on Thursday for street cleaning, abandoned vehicles, oversize and overnight restrictions, peak-hour and anti-gridlock zones, and expired registration. On Oct. 15, the city would r...
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Officer assaulted at LAPD station in San Pedro; suspect took officer’s gun and opened fire — no one struck in exchange of shots

Gunfire broke out in the lobby of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Harbor Station in San Pedro on Saturday night after a man came in, got into a fight with a desk officer and gained control of his gun. Police said the man then opened fire and a supervisor returned fire, but no one was struck by the shots. The desk officer was being treated for an assault, possibly a pistol-whipping, and a 29-year-old suspect was later arrested. A suspect in an altercation and shooting at the LAPD Harbor S...
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Officer treated for non-life-threatening injuries after altercation at LAPD Harbor Station in San Pedro

A police officer who was injured at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Harbor Station in San Pedro on Saturday night was expected to recover. The officer involved in this incident was transported to a local hospital and is receiving medical attention for non-life-threatening injuries. The suspect involved in this incident is in custody. This is preliminary information, as this is an active and ongoing investigation. — LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) September 27, 2020 LAPD Harbor Division officers cl...
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Officer injured in altercation at LAPD Harbor station in San Pedro

A police officer who was injured at the Los Angeles Police Department’s Harbor Station in San Pedro on Saturday night was expected to recover. The LAPD’s stations are currently closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, but officers do answer the door when there’s a knock, and in this case, an officer who opened the door was injured in the head, ABC7 reported. Reports are Officer is in stable condition. Enroute now to hospital https://t.co/KewqiylCud — Chief Michel Moore (@LAPDChiefMoore) Septembe...
Tags: News, Shooting, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Cbs, Police Shooting, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, San Pedro, Compton, Los Angeles County, Department, San Bernardino County, LA County


2020 elections: LAUSD District 7 voters to decide new office holder

Los Angeles Unified school board District 7 The District: Covers the Watts-to-Harbor area of L.A. County The Incumbent: There is no incumbent. Outgoing board President Richard Vladovic is leaving office due to term limits. The Challengers: Patricia Castellanos, 50, is the mother of a second-grader in the district and serves as L.A. County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl’s deputy on workforce and economic development issues. Tanya Ortiz Franklin, 36, is senior director of school culture and restorati...
Tags: Elections, News, Education, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Eric Garcetti, Harbor, Democratic Party, Watts, Franklin, Los Angeles Police Department, San Fernando Valley, Castellanos


100 miles of rail — plus freeway, bus and bicycle projects — included in $400 million LA Metro plan

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors approved a $400 billion, 30-year transportation plan that seeks to address needs across the county. Approved on Thursday, Sept. 24, the 2020 Long Range Transportation Plan lays out a vision for bringing more mobile and sustainable transportation options to the Metro service area. “Los Angeles is entering a transportation renaissance, a chance to redefine our city’s relationship with public transit and r...
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A plan for solving California’s energy problem: Dan Brouillette

For more than a month, Californians have lived with government energy reduction mandates and rolling blackouts during an intense heat wave. Recently, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti cheerfully tweeted, “It’s almost 3 p.m. Time to turn off major appliances, set the thermostat to 78 degrees…” Already paying some of the highest electricity rates in the country and now undergoing energy reduction mandates and rolling blackouts, California residents are rightly asking: Is this what our state leaders ...
Tags: California, Opinion, Sacramento, America, Sport, Soccer, United States, Eric Garcetti, Socalgas, State Water Resources Control Board, Manhattan Institute, Los Angeles County Superior Court, Dan Brouillette, Guest Commentary


Garcetti says USC Pharmacy school teams will give free flu shots around LA in October

By ERIC HEINZ, City News Service LOS ANGELES >> Teams from USC’s School of Pharmacy will administer free flu shots to people in Los Angeles beginning in October in anticipation of influenza season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday, Sept. 23. Garcetti referenced recent reports from health experts who fear there could be a surge this fall in the number of hospitalizations due to a second wave of COVID-19 and cases of influenza, which traditionally begin to rise in the ...
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L.A.’s botched job of housing the homeless

Government officials in California could do something about the problem of garbage-strewn tent shantytowns that seem to toss around used hypodermic syringes like a popcorn machine with the lid removed. They could do something. They just won’t. They claim that they’ll be sued, and that’s probably true, but lawsuits can be fought. It has been the choice of our government officials to surrender, settle, and then claim that their hands are tied. So it’s interesting that Los Angeles city officials ha...
Tags: California, Opinion, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, 101, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Carter, Cirque Du Soleil, Woodland Hills, Garcetti, Caesars Palace, Susan Shelley, Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority


With Lacey, Gascon billing themselves as reformers, L.A.’s DA election sets up fascinating showdown

Los Angeles County District Attorney The largest local prosecutor’s office in the United States, the District Attorney’s Office employs nearly 1,000 attorneys who prosecute more than 71,000 felony crimes – including murder, rape, gang activity, child abuse and robbery – and about 112,000 misdemeanor crimes in 78 of the county’s 88 cities that do not have their own city prosecutors. The office holds jurisdiction in nearly 4,100 square miles from the Antelope Valley to Long Beach and Pomona to th...
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4.5 earthquake rattles Southern California

An earthquake shook Southern California late Friday. The quake struck just after 11:30 p.m. and was initially rated as a magnitude-4.6 temblor, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. It was centered about 1.8 miles west southwest of El Monte. No immediate reports or damage or injuries were logged, law enforcement agencies said. Now that it's properly morning…Last night's M4.5 appears to be another of the deep, "high stress drop" quakes that we sometimes see in the Los Angeles area. Th...
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Watch the Full ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ Table Read with Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston & More

As promised last month, a star-studded table read of the classic coming-of-age high school comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High unfolded this past week to raise funds for CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), a nonprofit charity co-founded by Sean Penn, one of the film’s co-stars. But the cast of the table read didn’t include any other actors from the original movie. Instead, the Fast Times and Ridgemont High table read (virtually) starred the likes of Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Julia Robe...
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