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Garcetti says there’s no information suggesting any widespread plot to disrupt election with violence or intimidation

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday night there is “no intelligence” suggesting any sort of widespread plot to carry out violence or voter-intimidation locally during the upcoming election, but he said police will “prepare for the worst” while hoping for the best. “We are very prepared for the elections, but at the same time, I don’t want to buy into a narrative that there’s going to be chaos during our elections,” Garcetti said. “We prepare for the worst, but we are hoping and expe...
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City, county of Los Angeles announce rapid coronavirus test study

The city and county of Los Angeles County announced Tuesday, Oct. 27, a first-in-the-nation pilot study of two rapid coronavirus antigen tests that officials say could change the game in fighting back against a pandemic that has claimed more than 7,000 lives in the county and more than 226,000 lives nationally. “We understood early on what testing could do to get us back on track, save lives and stop the spread,” said L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti during a morning press briefing joined by L.A. County...
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LA County, city rolls out pilot program to respond to mental health crisis calls

Los Angeles County and city will create a new pilot program to provide response vans staffed with specially trained teams to each of the county’s five districts to help those experiencing mental health crises, officials have announced. Officials from the county and city announced the yearlong program on Monday, Oct. 26, declaring it time for a more compassionate approach to helping people having mental health crises — rather than having law enforcement, firefighters or paramedics respond. The Th...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Eric Garcetti, San Pedro, Los Angeles County, Barger, LA County, Garcetti, Hahn, Los Angeles Fire Department, Janice Hahn, Department of Mental Health, Top Stories LADN


LA needs to ‘aggressively’ cut services, costs as projected revenue gap may hit $600 million

The city of Los Angeles’s fiscal outlook has worsened, and leaders will need to cut services “aggressively,” including potentially moving forward with layoffs, in order to find as much as $600 million to close the revenue gap in this year’s budget, the municipality’s top budget adviser said in a report released Friday, Oct. 23. City officials had previously been projecting that amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, revenues could come up short by between $200 million and $400 million. But in a ne...
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Metro board OKs boost for bus services across L.A. County

Los Angeles County transportation officials have voted to initiate the NextGen Bus Plan, which is designed to create a faster and more reliable bus network with more routes. The county’s Metropolitan Transportation Agency board of directors said they expect some of the changes to bus routes to be implemented in December in areas that have the most need for service improvements. “…NextGen is the most important piece of work, in my mind, at Metro right now,” Metro Board Chair and Los Angeles Mayor...
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Metro aims for more buses, more often in first major overhaul of system in 25 years

Los Angeles County transportation officials have voted to initiate the NextGen Bus Plan, which is designed to create a faster and more reliable bus network with more routes. The county’s Metropolitan Transportation Agency board of directors said they expect some of the changes to bus routes to be implemented in December in areas that have the most need for service improvements. “…NextGen is the most important piece of work, in my mind, at Metro right now,” Metro Board Chair and Los Angeles Mayor...
Tags: Transportation, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Eric Garcetti, Metro, Los Angeles County, Barger, CRENSHAW, Garcetti, Redondo Beach, Metro Board, NextGen, Metro Green Line, Metropolitan Transportation Agency


LA County, city advancing plans for coronavirus rapid testing program

Two months after Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced a coordinated effort to establish wide-scale use of rapid, at-home COVID-19 tests, local health officials are poised to announce details of a pilot program next week that will employ an FDA-approved test and assess the feasibility of its widespread use. “There’s a lot of work that goes into developing plans and implementing these sorts of studies, and we are very excited about the partnership with the city of L.A. and USC that we have ma...
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Former deputy to LA mayor accused of sexually harassing and assaulting LAPD officer, political worker

LOS ANGELES — A former deputy chief of staff to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was accused Monday of sexual harassment and assault over the past six years, and Garcetti was accused of doing nothing about it. The accusation was lodged by Yashar Ali, a former deputy chief of staff to Gavin Newsom when he was mayor of San Francisco, against Rick Jacobs and alleged Jacobs used to “forcibly kiss me when I worked in politics.” Ali is now a contributor to New York magazine and HuffPost. In a lengthy a...
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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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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


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...
Tags: News, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Nba, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Los-angeles-lakers, Staples Center, Miami Heat, Lakers, Metro, Los Angeles Police Department, Garcetti


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


2 arrested in connection with disappearance of LA firefighter

Mexican authorities have arrested two people allegedly connected to the August disappearance of a Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter in Baja California, Mexico. The man and woman — only identified as Santos “N” and Fanny “N” — were arrested on a highway near Rosarito Beach south of Tijuana, and authorities believe they were the last two people to see Francisco “Frank” Aguilar, according to Border Report. They allegedly had his credit card when they were arrested, and the card had recently 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


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...
Tags: Hollywood, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles County, Norwalk, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti, Richter, Hilda Solis, Newsom


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 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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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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Gov. Newsom’s bid to drive California to a greener future: Doug McIntyre

Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a phaseout of fossil fueled automobiles in California by the year 2035, which sounds like forever, but is only 15-years away and will fly by like that. (Imagine a finger snap.) The governor’s order means the end of the road for the internal combustion engine in the car capitol of the universe. It also begs the question, is there anything Newsom can’t do? If Gavin Newsom can prohibit a technology that has served us brilliantly for more than a century — witho...
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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...
Tags: News, Shooting, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Cbs, Police Shooting, Lapd, Pacific, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, San Pedro, Compton, Los Angeles County, Moore


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


Poetic Kinetics wants you to speak out about the pandemic for its next art project

In Southern California, Poetic Kinetics is perhaps  best known for creating enormous iconic art installations such as the giant astronaut, a roaming caterpillar and butterfly and an 80-foot-long snail at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival through the years. Now, Los Angeles-based Poetic Kinetics needs your help for its next massive art project that may travel the country before waving through the air in Washington D.C. The art group, which specializes in large-scale art installations, ...
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200,000 COVID dead as Trump vilifies science, prioritizes politics

By JASON DEAREN | Associated Press NEW YORK — “I did the best I could,” President Donald Trump said. Huddled with aides in the West Wing last week, his eyes fixed on Fox News, Trump wasn’t talking about how he had led the nation through the deadliest pandemic in a century. In a conversation overheard by an Associated Press reporter, Trump was describing how he’d just publicly rebuked one of his top scientists — Dr. Robert Redfield, a virologist and head of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control an...
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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


Southern California leaders mourn Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Tributes poured in late Friday, Sept. 18, upon word that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lost her battle with cancer, with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and county Supervisor Janice Hahn among those hailing her as a legal pioneer who fought for women’s rights and gender equality for decades. “This is a tragedy for all those who believe in our Constitution, who believe in equality and who believe our daughters can grow up to whatever they want to be,” Garcetti said on Twitter. “T...
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Despite pandemic’s impact, Carousel Ranch fundraiser exceeds expectations

SANTA CLARITA >> The Heart of the West fundraiser for Carousel Ranch generates hundreds of thousands of dollars for the programs it offers for special needs children and families. But the organizers of the event had to make adjustments because of the coronavirus pandemic this year. Normally the fundraiser includes a dinner at the ranch with live auctions and horseback demonstrations by some oLDN-L-HEARTS-0911f the children from Carousel Ranch. This year, the Heart of the West fundraiser organize...
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