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Migrant children at Pomona shelter reunited with family, sponsors tops 700

The number of migrant children moving from an emergency shelter at Fairplex into homes with relatives or sponsors saw an uptick in the past two weeks, officials said, and more children are arriving at the center from other detainment facilities. A total of 715 children who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border alone have been reunified with families or other sponsors as of Friday, June 18, according to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regional Director Bonnie Preston. The figure is almost d...
Tags: News, Mexico, Government, Immigration, Sport, Soccer, Preston, Long Beach, Pomona, HHS, Fairplex, Pomona Fairplex, Top Stories IVDB, Pomona Long Beach, Bonnie Preston, Pomona Community Foundation


LA City Councilmembers introduce motion to identify, dismantle systemic inequities

A trio of Los Angeles City Councilmembers on Friday, June 18, introduced a motion to have the city’s Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department draft a “Racial Equity Audit” of L.A.’s programs, policies and practices. Mark Ridley-Thomas, Curren Price and Marqueece Harris-Dawson want to determine whether systemic barriers block Black Angelenos and other underserved communities from accessing benefits and opportunities in the city. “It is incumbent upon those of us who sit in positions of authorit...
Tags: Health, News, Education, California, Government, Los Angeles, Diversity, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Black, Curren, Los Angeles City, California Department of Justice, Marqueece Harris Dawson


Amid declining COVID-19 and reopening businesses, LA County urges Father’s Day, Juneteenth caution

Although most COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted in the state, Los Angeles County health officials urged residents today to continue exercising care as they mark Juneteenth and Father’s Day, particularly if they plan to interact with populations vulnerable to infection. “If you’re celebrating the holidays with someone elderly or with underlying health conditions, and they haven’t been vaccinated, I encourage you to celebrate safely outdoors with masks and distancing or virtually,” Los Angele...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, California, Government, India, Israel, US, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Delta, Community, Lausd


Driving Dystopia: Speed Camera Rule Change Creates Ticketing Explosion in Chicago

At the start of the year, the city of Chicago announced that it would be changing rules pertaining to traffic enforcement as part of Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s updated 2021 budget package. But the one that was causing the most concern among motorists was a provision to have speed cameras issue tickets to anybody traveling 6 […] The post Driving Dystopia: Speed Camera Rule Change Creates Ticketing Explosion in Chicago appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Budget, Safety, Government, Chicago, Cameras, Editorials, Autos, Speeding, Big Brother, Policing, Red Light Cameras, Ticketing, Traffic Cameras, Lori Lightfoot, News Blog, Speed Cameras


Coronavirus: UTLA members ratify agreement on health/safety protocols for LAUSD’s new school year

Teachers in Los Angeles Unified have ratified a tentative agreement with the school district, paving the way for the nation’s second largest K-12 system to fully reopen campuses for the upcoming academic year. Ninety-four percent of the teachers, counselors, librarians, school nurses and other certificated employees who voted supported the deal, the union announced late Thursday, June 17, at the conclusion of a three-day voting period. According to United Teachers Los Angeles, 12,193 of its more...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Community, Lausd, Local News, Westbrook, CRENSHAW, LA County, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner


‘I feel whole today’: LA ceremony welcomes 26 new U.S. citizens

Weary of being treated like a second-class citizen, Mona Farhangi left her home country of Iran for the United States in 2013. On Thursday, June 17, she felt a first-class rush. Seera Doreen, 31, of Long Beach who came from Uganda five years ago, celebrates becoming a U.S. citizen during U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services World Refugee Day naturalization ceremony at the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily ...
Tags: Japan, News, Education, La, Government, Immigration, Los Angeles, Sport, Society, Iran, Uganda, Soccer, United States, Glendale, Long Beach, Ethiopia


Planning panel begins dissection of proposed Downtown LA community plan

The Los Angeles Planning Commission on Thursday, June 17, took up the proposed Downtown Community Plan, but following several hours of presentation, public comment and some discussion, opted to resume deliberations on Aug. 26. Whatever draft version the Planning Commission eventually signs off on will go to the City Council’s Planning and Land Use Committee and then the full City Council for approval. The purpose of the plan is to outline the vision for downtown, guide development and establish ...
Tags: News, La, Government, Los Angeles, City, Sport, Development, Soccer, Community, City Council, Land Use Committee, Bruce, state Senate, Hollywood Park, Studio City, Kevin de Leon


Bolton’s Bet Pays Off Bigly

Garland dumps DOJ suit over Bolton's book.
Tags: Law, Government, Department Of Justice, Bolton, Doj, John Bolton, Garland


Anduril raises $450M as the defense tech company’s valuation soars to $4.6B

The AI-powered defense company founded by tech iconoclast Palmer Luckey has landed a $450 million round of investment that values the startup at $4.6 billion just four years in. In April, reports suggested that the company was on the hunt for fresh investment and headed for a valuation between four and five billion, up from $1.9 billion in July 2020. The new Series D round was led by angel investor and serial entrepreneur Elad Gil, a former Twitter VP and Googler with a track record of investmen...
Tags: TC, Facebook, Technology, Government, Tech, Department Of Defense, Nasa, Artificial Intelligence, Border, Marine Corps, Andreessen Horowitz, Customs, Air Force, General Catalyst, Science and Technology, Founders Fund


Gusto makes first acquisition, buying Ardius to expand into R&D tax credits

Free money from the government sounds like winning the lottery, but the reality is that most tech startups and even local retail businesses and restaurants can potentially qualify for tax credits related to research and development in the United States. Those credits, which is what helps tech giants keep their tax rates to near zero, are hard for smaller companies to receive because of extensive documentation requirements and potential audit costs. So a number of startups have been launched to s...
Tags: Enterprise, La, Government, New York City, Los Angeles, Tech, HR, United States, SaaS, M&a, R&D, Tax Credit, PPP, Gusto, Reeves, San Francisco Denver


City of LA requests dismissal of homelessness lawsuit

By FRED SHUSTER | City News Service The city of Los Angeles on Wednesday, June 16 filed a motion seeking dismissal of what it calls a “misguided” lawsuit that attempts to compel local government to provide shelter to thousands of indigent people living on downtown sidewalks and next to freeways. Lawyers for the city argue that while homelessness is “among the greatest challenges facing our region,” efforts to address the crisis through the lawsuit filed in federal court last year against the cit...
Tags: Health, Business, News, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Venice, Carter, Wilmington, Alliance, Raman, City News Service


LA County urges continued vigilance after lifting of most coronavirus rules

Los Angeles County officials urged continued vigilance on Wednesday, June 16, following the lifting of most COVID-19 health restrictions, with about one-third of the county’s eligible population still not vaccinated against the virus. “As physical distancing requirements, capacity limits, and masking mandates are now relaxed, ensuring the safety of those who are not yet vaccinated is essential,” county Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said in a statement. “Workplaces need to offer sensible ...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Ucla, Robert Durst, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Newsom, Barbara Ferrer


Mammoth Tech Bill Clears Senate With Bipartisan Support

A huge round of financing aimed at keeping U.S. technology competitive with China advances with 68 votes.
Tags: Law, Finance, Government, China, Jonathan Wolf, ATL Finance, COVID-19, Finance Docket


LA City Council unanimously confirms Matt Szabo as new city administrative officer

By MARGARET SHUTTLEWORTH | City News Service LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, June 16 unanimously confirmed Mayor Eric Garcetti’s appointment of his deputy chief of staff, Matt Szabo, to replace Richard Llewellyn as city administrative officer. Szabo, whose appointment becomes effective July 4, will report to the mayor and City Council and be responsible for overseeing the city homelessness coordinator, negotiating labor agreements, working to use tax dollars efficiently ...
Tags: News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, City Council, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Rich, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Vernon, San Fernando Valley, Garcetti


Rep. Jim Jordan Outraged About DOJ Refusal To Investigate Italian Space Laser Election Fraud

Well, it's less stupid than 2020, but 2021 is stilly pretty ridiculous.
Tags: Law, Government, Donald Trump, Jim Jordan, Election Law


UCLA: Research finds links between air quality and COVID-19 vulnerability

LOS ANGELES — Long-term exposure to poor air quality increased the risk of COVID-19 throughout the country last year, according to research announced on Wednesday, June 16, from a UCLA-led team. The research found that counties with higher exposures to poor air quality historically, saw higher county-level COVID-19 mortality rates in 2020, with a 7.6% increase in COVID-19 risk with a one-unit increase of 2.5 micrometers, or PM2.5. The use of preventative measures — like stay-at-home orders and m...
Tags: Health, News, Government, US, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Ucla, Robert Durst, LA County, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Mount Wilson Observatory, David Geffen School of Medicine, Jody Heymann, Heymann


Researchers at UCLA, international team, say variants may change coronavirus treatment, vaccines

An international team of researchers, including participants from UCLA, have detailed how an increasing number of variants could cut down on the ability of vaccines and treatments to manage the coronavirus. The team published an article in the peer-reviewed journal “EMBO Molecular Medicine.” Dr. Christina Ramirez, a professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and co-author of the study, noted that the number of variants has skyrocketed since last April, jumping from 10 to 100. “The sp...
Tags: Health, News, La, Government, Sport, Soccer, Italy, Community, Eric Garcetti, Ucla, Robert Durst, Ramirez, LA County, Garcetti, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Mount Wilson Observatory


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...
Tags: Health, Politics, News, Education, California, Government, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Community, Cbs, Republican Party, James Corden, Valencia, Gavin Newsom, Robert Durst


LA County celebrations of Mass return to indoor services with no distancing or capacity limits

As the pandemic continued to ease, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles implemented new liturgical guidelines on Tuesday, June 15, replacing the more severe restrictions implemented during the coronavirus outbreak. In response, Catholic churches in Los Angles County planned in-person indoor Masses for Saturday and Sunday. The new guidelines allow for indoor liturgical celebrations — including weekend and daily Mass celebrations as well as First Communion, confirmation, baptisms, weddings, funerals and...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Religion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Catholic, Birmingham, Robert Durst, Los Angeles County, Gomez, Westlake, LA County


LA City Council to support assault-weapon ban with amicus brief for state appeal

By MARGARET SHUTTLEWORTH City News Service LOS ANGELES — In its first in-person meeting since March 2020, the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday, June 15, directed City Attorney Mike Feuer to file an amicus brief in support of the California Attorney General’s appeal of a San Diego federal judge’s ruling that overturned California’s three-decade-old ban on assault weapons. Attorney General Rob Bonta and Gov. Gavin Newsom announced last Thursday that an appeal was filed in response to U.S. Dist...
Tags: News, California, Washington, Government, Los Angeles, Spain, Sport, Soccer, United States, House, San Diego, Courts, District Of Columbia, Lapd, Los Angeles City Council, Gavin Newsom


LAPD announces diversion program in attempt to reduce recidivism

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Police Department on Tuesday June 15 announced the launch of an adult diversion program that will place individuals arrested for certain crimes in support programs in lieu of other legal consequences. The LAPD, in cooperation with Los Angeles County’s Alternatives to Incarceration Office, established the ATI Pre-File Diversion Program on Monday, according to a police statement. The program will direct people arrested for “select misdemeanors and non-violent felonies...
Tags: News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Lapd, Los Angeles County, The Los Angeles Police Department, Mike Feuer, Crime and Public Safety, Incarceration Office, ATI Pre File Diversion Program, Office Arrestees, LAPD Metropolitan Detention Center


Attorneys for Robert Durst lose latest bid for mistrial or delay in trial

INGLEWOOD — A judge on Tuesday, June 15, denied the defense’s latest bid for a mistrial or an immediate delay in Robert Durst’s murder trial based on the New York real estate scion’s health condition. Durst’s lead attorney, Dick DeGuerin, told Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mark Windham that his 78-year-old client is a “very ill person,” and that Durst’s ability to assist in his own defense is “severely” impacted. Deputy District Attorney John Lewin countered that the defense will do “anything...
Tags: Health, Hbo, New York, Texas, News, Government, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Beverly Hills, New Orleans, Community, Courts, Black, Ucla


Photos: After seemingly endless days of fires and pandemic, beloved Mount Wilson Observatory reopens

It’s been a long while since stargazers last got a chance to visit the historic Mount Wilson Observatory. First, the Bobcat Fire, which raged for weeks last year, came within yards of the observatory that sits on the summit of Mount Wilson in the San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles. Telescope operator Darrell Dooly and Mt. Wilson Institute Board Member Camille Lombardo look at the 60-inch telescope at the Mount Wilson Observatory, Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2021. The observatory reopened o...
Tags: Health, News, Education, La, Government, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, Community, Southern California, Altadena, San Gabriel Mountains, LA County, Los Angeles Daily News, Griffith Observatory, Langer


Be smart, LA County officials say, and hang on to that coronavirus mask for some situations

Los Angeles County businesses whisked away many coronavirus restrictions on Tuesday, June 15 and many residents shed their long-required masks for rolling around town. But officials warned amid the celebrations, they folks shouldn’t toss those masks in the garbage just yet. Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said that unvaccinated people should continue to wear face coverings as statewide capacity and physical distancing restrictions are lifted, noting that many people in the county still are...
Tags: Health, News, Education, Government, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Los Angeles County, Ferrer, LA County, Los Angeles Daily News, City News Service, La Face, Langer


Photos: At Langer’s Deli, diners dig in as COVID-19 rules lift in LA

A man visits Langer’s Deli as the Los Angeles restaurant reopens in-person dining during the reopening of California on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Langer’s Deli reopens in-person dining during the reopening of California on Tuesday, June 15, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Manager Jaime Castaneda cuts pastrami with employees at Langer’s Deli as the Los Angeles restaurant reopens in-person dining during th...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, La, Government, Restaurants, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Dining, Pasadena, Lapd, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles City


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...
Tags: Health, Business, Politics, Hollywood, News, Supreme Court, Putin, Government, Jerusalem, Los Angeles, Sport, Ap, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Geneva


As coronavirus fades, LA County officials pause for smiles (and words of caution) on Reopening Day

Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the L.A. County Department of Public Health, center, during a press conference at the Music Center Plaza in Los Angeles to observe the reopening of L.A. County following more than 15 months of pandemic-imposed restrictions, Tuesday, Jun. 15, 2021. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) Dr. Barbara Ferrer, director of the L.A. County Department of Public Health during a press conference at the Music Center Plaza in Los Angeles to observe the reop...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, La, Government, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Vaccinations, Pasadena, Los Angeles County, Johnson Johnson, Department of Public Health


Emails Show Biglaw Lawyer Was In Deep With Donald Trump Election Case When Firm Claimed To Have No Idea

A quick response to bad news is only the first step.
Tags: Law, Government, Donald Trump, Biglaw, Cleta Mitchell


Trump Lackeys Asked DOJ to Investigate Random Italian Guy's Claim Biden Stole Election With Satellites

GOP complaints about voting procedures in Michigan, phantom “anomalies” on ballots in Georgia, and Italian satellite hackers: Emails released by the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday show to what ridiculous extremes officials in Donald Trump’s White House went to enlist the Department of Justice in its attempt to…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Nbc, Government, White House, Georgia, Joe Biden, Gop, Michigan, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trumpism, Trump, Mark Meadows