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LAUSD board approves $13.8 billion budget, but bid to further cut school police falls short

Flush with a record amount of state and federal funding to support COVID-19 relief efforts, the Los Angeles Unified school board on Tuesday, June 22, passed a $13.8 billion operating budget for the new fiscal year that begins July 1 — a 62% increase over the current year’s budget. Related links LAUSD board approves labor deal with teachers for Fall campus instruction LAUSD board approves labor deal with teachers for Fall campus instruction Hollywood celebrities to advise LAUSD film and tel...
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Stop running fireworks ads in LA, city attorney tells 4 online platforms

In an effort to reduce the use of illegal fireworks in Los Angeles during the Fourth of July, City Attorney Mike Feuer said Tuesday, his office’s Consumer Protection Unit sent cease-and-desist letters to major online platforms that were hosting fireworks advertisements in the city. The online platforms — which included Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, OfferUp and 5Miles — agreed to remove the advertisements targeting customers in Los Angeles, Feuer’s office said. The letters informed the corpor...
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Just 50% of LAPD employees are vaccinated. Do police need a vaccine mandate?

Only around half of Los Angeles Police Department employees have received at least one vaccine dose protecting them against COVID-19, the chief of police said Tuesday. That rate lags far behind the general public — as of last week, 67% of L.A. County residents have had at least one dose, according to the most recent numbers from the Department of Public Health. At least 58% were fully vaccinated. And LAPD fell behind despite employees having priority access to vaccine appointments for months — w...
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Chris Brown Accused Of Hitting A Woman At Los Angeles Home

The LAPD is investigating the singer for battery after the unnamed woman claimed he assaulted her during an argument.
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LA Councilman Mike Bonin to offer housing options to homeless living on Venice Boardwalk

Los Angeles Councilman Mike Bonin announced on Tuesday, June 22, that starting next week, all people living along Ocean Front Walk in Venice will be offered services and a pathway to permanent housing. “We’re launching a major effort to confront the homelessness crisis at Venice Beach, address the safety needs of the housed and the unhoused, and fully reopen the park and beach for general public use. How? We’re offering housing, not handcuffs,” Bonin tweeted Tuesday morning. Beginning Monday, St...
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Cops Got Freebies to Sell Ring Doorbell Cameras

Los Angeles police officers who convinced their colleagues to purchase products from Amazon’s home security company, Ring, received compensation in the form of free and discounted Ring products, an arrangement that LAPD appears to deny violated any rules against officers accepting paid endorsements.Read more...
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Ring Once Gave Free Cameras to 100 Los Angeles Police Officers

"In a bid to bolster its claims as a crime-fighting tool, Ring deployed a tactic popular in the business world: influencer marketing," reports the Los Angeles Times. "It selected a cadre of brand ambassadors, rewarded them with free gadgets and discount codes, and urged them to use their connections to promote the Santa Monica security camera startup via word of mouth. "In this case, the brand ambassadors were Los Angeles Police Department officers." "You are killing it, by the way. Your code...
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Grey Man Tactical Now Offering Vehicle Seatback RMP Kit

The new Grey Man Tactical Seatback RMP. IMG Grey Man Tactical U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Grey Man Tactical is proud to announce the introduction of the Vehicle Seatback RMP Kit. With limitless mounting options, this kit from Grey Man Tactical offers a streamlined process to organize everyday gear. Every Vehicle Seatback RMP Kit comes with the best-selling 15.25 X 25 RMP and headrest/ seat bottom straps. Next are accessory choices from the most popular attachment categories: GEAR, MEDICAL, and UTI...
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LA County sheriff investigating oversight commissioner’s nonprofit, search warrants show

A previously undisclosed search warrant served at the headquarters of the L.A. Metro in March indicates sheriff’s detectives are digging into a potential felony involving a contract between Metro and Peace Over Violence, a nonprofit run by a civilian oversight commissioner critical of Sheriff Alex Villanueva in the past. The search warrant sought Peace Over Violence’s contracts; call logs from the “Off Limits” harassment hotline the nonprofit operated for Metro; surveys about sexual harassment c...
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Abandoned newborn found in Lynwood park restroom trash can

LYNWOOD — Two women were wanted Friday morning for questioning in connection with the discovery of a newborn baby boy in a restroom at Yvonne Burke-John D. Ham Park in Lynwood. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said it received a call about 8 a.m. June 11 regarding the infant. “The baby was found by a park visitor as she entered the restroom and heard what she described as a whimpering noise coming from the trash can,” said Lt. John Adams of the LASD Special Victim’s Bureau. “She check...
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Amazon's Ring recruited LAPD officers as brand ambassadors to help sell its products through influencer marketing

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers wear facial covering while monitoring an "Open California" rally in downtown Los Angeles, on April 22, 2020. - Over the past week there have been scattered protests in several US states against confinement measures, from New Hampshire, Maryland and Pennsylvania to Texas and California. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty Images Amazon-owned Ring enlisted LAPD officers to help promote its products, the LA Times reported. Ring gave the officers free ...
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Court access in Southern California remains limited to public despite re-openings elsewhere

As the masks come off and pandemic rules are relaxed across California after Tuesday’s re-opening, state courthouses in Southern California are keeping their COVID-19 restrictions in place. That means that for courts in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside and San Bernardino counties, masks are still required inside. Social distancing will be enforced, which limits capacity. Members of the public are only allowed inside the courts if they have a scheduled appointment or are summoned by officials for t...
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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 ...
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James Ellroy gets personal in ‘Widespread Panic,’ talks ‘Hollywood Death Trip’ podcast

James Ellroy lives in a black-and-white Hollywood, his novels set in a mid-century Los Angeles filled with faded film stars and corrupt cops, movie moguls with morals missing, and beautiful, beleaguered women. It’s a world he’s captured in books from “The Black Dahlia” to “American Tabloid” to most recently, “This Storm.” And in his new book, “Widespread Panic,” Ellroy gets personal. Its protagonist, Freddy Otash, was a real person, an LAPD cop turned private investigator for Confidential, a rut...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Hours ahead of eased coronavirus rules, LA County makes pre-July 4 vaccine push

LOS ANGELES — Hours before most COVID-19 restrictions are lifted across the state, Los Angeles County health officials on Monday, June 14, made another push for residents to get vaccinated, particularly with the Fourth of July holiday on the horizon. The county Department of Public Health noted that unvaccinated residents who get the single-dose Johnson & Johnson shot by Sunday will be fully vaccinated by July 4. People who opt for the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccines are too late to be fully...
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FBI raids North Hollywood home of actor seen at Capitol riot

FBI agents last week raided the North Hollywood home of an actor seen in social media videos inside the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6. Laura Eimiller, a spokeswoman for the FBI, confirmed that agents searched the home of Siaka Massaquoi in the early morning hours of Thursday, June 10. She said no one was arrested. Why the FBI raided Massaquoi’s home was unclear Sunday — a search warrant filed in advance of the raid was under seal, and the agency declined to comment about the investigation. But...
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Venice groups condemn Sheriff Villanueva’s actions toward homeless

LOS ANGELES — Several Venice organizations have criticized the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department; saying it is calling for the “forced displacement and criminalization of unhoused people” on the boardwalk. “This week, the L.A. County Sheriff and others unfamiliar with Venice and its unhoused residents held press events on the Venice Boardwalk calling for the forced displacement and criminalization of unhoused people in order to ‘clean up’ the Boardwalk,” according to the statement released...
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Ex-Garcetti adviser says mayor’s father told him of pending suit

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti’s former senior adviser testified in a deposition that the mayor’s father, former District Attorney Gil Garcetti, alerted him in 2020 that he could be sued for sexual harassment by a Los Angeles police officer assigned to protect the mayor, according to a deposition obtained on Friday, June 11. Rick Jacobs gave the testimony during questioning by lawyers for Los Angeles police Officer Matthew Garza, who alleges in a Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit that he was...
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Charges won’t be filed against protesters, journalists arrested at Echo Park

Criminal charges will not be filed against the 179 protesters, legal observers and journalists who were arrested for failure to disperse during demonstrations against the city’s clearing of a large homeless encampment that had developed at Echo Park Lake during the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the demonstration on March 25, the Los Angeles Police Department reported that 182 people were arrested. It was not immediately clear if charges were brought against the remaining three people, but the Rob...
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Bosch Season 7: Release Date, Cast and More

(Welcome to …And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.) Calling all you Bosch-heads out there, Bosch season 7 is almost here. The latest season of the hit Amazon Prime Video series will also be the last. But don’t worry – Bosch isn’t going anywhere. IMDB TV has already ordered a spin-off, with star Titus Welliver set to reprise his role. But for now, let’s talk about the final season ...
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4 Glendale officers on administrative leave after video surfaces of teen punched and kicked during arrest

GLENDALE — Four Glendale police officers were on administrative leave Wednesday night after video surfaced of the rough arrest of a 17-year-old shoplifting suspect at the Glendale Galleria. Video of the Saturday night arrest inside the Dick’s Sporting Goods store showed three plainclothes officers and one in uniform attempting to arrest the teenager, with two officers striking the boy in the head and another kicking him in the face. The video can be seen here. As a warning, some may find it dist...
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Latest homeless shelter ‘village’ is ready for occupancy in Wilmington

The 15th Council District’s first Tiny Home Village in Wilmington held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, June 9, 2021. The village is adjacent to Harbor Community College which will be working to enroll all residents of the village at the college and house homeless students. This site is part of the Los Angeles City Council’s initiative which brought online 5,000 new beds during a pandemic year to address homelessness in Los Angeles. (Photo by Brittany Murray, Press-Telegram/SCNG) The 1...
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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. ...
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In combating anti-Asian hate incidents, a growing debate in Southern California over law enforcement’s role

A racist verbal attack she endured while jogging through her Los Angeles neighborhood last year, just as the pandemic was about to take hold, left Khinn Ung frightened and confused, and prompted her to make a simple vow: Don’t go out alone. “Are you from Wuhan? Are you from Wuhan, China? Why do you bring the virus to us?” Ung, who is Asian American, recalled a man chasing and yelling at her during the February 2020 incident in Chinatown. Luckily, a bystander intervened, scaring off the culprit. ...
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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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Hemet police arrest man suspected in North Hollywood killing and kidnapping

NORTH HOLLYWOOD — A 37-year-old man wanted on suspicion of fatally shooting a man who intervened in his dispute with his ex-girlfriend in North Hollywood, whom he allegedly kidnapped, was in custody Wednesday following his arrest in Riverside County, and the woman was found with him, authorities said. Shane Winfield Rayment was arrested about 5 p.m. Tuesday by Hemet police officers who conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The woman, 31-year-old J...
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Policing, body cameras, and the power of images explored in ‘All Light, Everywhere’

Filmmaker Theo Anthony isn’t a traditional documentarian, which his new movie, “All Light, Everywhere,” makes clear. “I’m not a linear person,” Anthony says. “I can’t really do a beginning, middle, and end thing. And rather than fight that, I just tried to embrace it. “All Light, Everywhere,” won the U.S. Documentary Special Jury Award for Nonfiction Experimentation at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year. With unorthodox creativity, Anthony examines the intersections between cameras and...
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