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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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Grant help is on the way for breweries in LA County

A new grant program will be rolled out — on a fast track — to help level the COVID-19 playing field for breweries and other small businesses that are caught between contradictory health orders issued by Los Angeles County and the state of California. A motion by Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn, who represents the 4th District, was approved Tuesday, Sept. 15, by the board to establish a $10 million grant program to help businesses that have remained closed or restricted by L.A. County h...
Tags: California, Sport, Soccer, Disneyland, Grant, Los Angeles City Council, Gavin Newsom, San Pedro, Los Angeles County, Health Department, Los Angeles City, Knott, LA County, Hahn, Newsom, Joe Buscaino


How LA’s lost Bunker Hill neighborhood comes alive in a new book

In the early 1990s, when Nathan Marsak moved to Los Angeles after graduate school, he ended up at the bars near Central Library. He recalls locals pointing to the hill that stood outside the dingy windows and telling him how, decades earlier, it had been covered with mansions. Marsak would ask about those mansions. The locals would ask for another drink. “Then we would get drunk and mount a charge up to the hill looking for remnants of the old Bunker Hill,” the historian recalls by phone from hi...
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Nancy Pelosi and the hypocrisy of the elite: Gloria Romero

There are four quick lessons we little people can learn from Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s spa day in violation of local orders mandating the closure of such establishments due to COVID-19: Lesson One: Laws are for thee, not for me Lawmakers and government officials grant themselves privileges and exemptions from the rules they set for the rest of us. Days after a maskless Pelosi was exposed for hypocritically enjoying services at a spa ordered shut down to its own owners, worker, and the rest of us, i...
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LADWP reports 244 without power, SCE reports 1,671 in LA and Orange counties

LOS ANGELES — Hundreds of Southern California Edison and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers — a huge reduction from Tuesday — are still without power Wednesday morning. Both utilities were plagued by widespread failures over the Labor Day weekend as temperatures soared to record levels across the Southland. As of 2:30 a.m., SCE reported 1,671 customers in Los Angeles and Orange counties were without electricity while the LADWP reported 244 customers without service. It was uncle...
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LADWP reports 90 without power, SCE reports 970 in LA and Orange counties

LOS ANGELES — Hundreds of Southern California Edison and Los Angeles Department of Water and Power customers — a huge reduction from Tuesday — are still without power Wednesday morning. Both utilities were plagued by widespread failures over the Labor Day weekend as temperatures soared to record levels across the Southland. As of 7:30 a.m., SCE reported 806 customers in Los Angeles County and 164 customers in Orange County were without electricity, while the LADWP reported 90 customers without s...
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Congressman and councilwoman demand answers on Valley LADWP methane leak

LOS ANGELES – Rep. Tony Cárdenas, D-Van Nuys, said Thursday he sent letters to the Department of Water and Power and the South Coast Air Quality Management District demanding answers regarding a confirmed methane leak at the Valley Generating Station in Sun Valley. “I was outraged to learn that LADWP has been aware of the situation for nearly a year and has no repairs scheduled until later this November,” Cardenas wrote. “We know the harmful effects caused by such gas leaks and the health risks ...
Tags: Politics, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Los Angeles City Council, Dwp, Martinez, Sun Valley, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Nasa Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Los Angeles Daily News, Martin Adams, Cardenas, Department of Water and Power


Amid ‘fiscal emergency,’ LA city employee furloughs loom; police raises, bonuses safe for now

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday, Sept. 2, to declare a fiscal emergency, and moved forward with a plan to furlough nearly 16,000 civilian city employees, but declined to back an effort to push for the deferral of raises and bonuses promised to police officers. Top city budget officials warned that cuts to city services are inevitable in the coming months. They estimate that with the economy unlikely to recover in the near future, amid the novel coronavirus pandemic, revenues from lo...
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LA leaders to take up fiscal emergency declaration, paving way for employee furloughs

The Los Angeles City Council is set to consider declaring a fiscal emergency on Wednesday, Sept. 2, amid an economic slowdown brought on by safer-at-home orders issued in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. The declaration would pave the way for a furlough plan estimated to save the city as much as $104 million this fiscal year. It would required that most civilian employees take up to 18 days off starting on Oct. 11, according to estimates by city officials. Just under 1,300 employees h...
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LA commits $50 million to help workers infected with COVID-19 stay home

LOS ANGELES — The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to use $50 million of Los Angeles’ federal CARES Act funding to provide people with two weeks pay if they are infected with COVID-19 and cannot work. “Beating the COVID-19 pandemic means keeping folks at home when they’re sick,” Councilman David Ryu said. “But too many Los Angeles workers are being forced to decide between their paycheck and public health. We need a program that ensures all workers are able to stay home, no matter what wor...
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Crime dropped to historic lows as police spending swelled to historic highs. Now what?

Wafts of stinging tear gas still hung in the air. Officers hoisted rifles, tracking unarmed protesters in the cross-hairs. “Less lethal! Less lethal!” officers shouted as they gave chase. “Clear the area!” C.J. Montano, a music student at the Los Angeles Recording School, had already been tear-gassed and hit in the hip and stomach by sponge grenades and rubber bullets that chaotic afternoon of May 30, according to . People had flooded the streets in the Fairfax District to demand changes to pol...
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LA wants to make Juneteenth a city holiday to celebrate end of slavery

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to initiate the process of making Juneteenth an official city holiday to celebrate the end of slavery in the United States. Councilmen Curren Price, Herb Wesson and Marqueece Harris-Dawson filed the initial motion to have the city holiday established. “For myself and nearly a half million Black Angelenos that call LA home, we understand the significance and we recognize the value and the cultural impact that Juneteenth has,” Pr...
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San Pedro rep presses for county to review coronavirus brewery closures

San Pedro’s Brouwerij West celebrated its 4th anniversary with live music, food trucks and new craft beers Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (Hunter Lee, Press-Telegram/SCNG) San Pedro’s Brouwerij West celebrated its 4th anniversary with live music, food trucks and new craft beers Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. It’s outdoor spaces allow the business to accommodate social distancing, owners say. (Hunter Lee, Press-Telegram/SCNG) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Patrons enjoy the atmosph...
Tags: Business, News, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Disneyland, Pasadena, Local News, Los Angeles City Council, San Pedro, Los Angeles County, Southland, South Bay, Board of Supervisors


On Mamba’s day, councilmen aim to create Kobe Bryant Boulevard

People pose for photos after Los Angeles City Councilmembers Curren Price and Herb Wesson announced plans to introduce a motion to legally rename Figueroa Street from Olympic Boulevard to Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard as “Kobe Bryant Boulevard” in honor of the late Lakers star. The announcement was made during a press conference outside the Staples Canter on Kobe Bryant Day, Monday August 24th in Los Angeles.. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) People listen as Los An...
Tags: News, La, Government, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Gigi, Nba, Community, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Orange County, Los-angeles-lakers, Staples Center, Martin Luther King Jr


Councilmembers move to make Kobe Bryant Boulevard an LA street

LOS ANGELES — Monday is Kobe Bryant Day in Los Angeles and Orange County, honoring the late Los Angeles Lakers star, and it’ll be highlighted by a move to rename a downtown stretch of Figueroa Street outside Staples Center in recognition of his legacy. “This is a gift to the city of Los Angeles and to all the Kobe Bryant fans around the world,” City Councilman Curren Price said in a statement announcing a proposal to rename the street. “L.A. streets will rise in honor of the ‘King of L.A.’” Pric...
Tags: News, La, Sports, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Nba, Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, Orange County, Los Angeles Lakers, Staples Center, Martin Luther King Jr, Los Angeles City Council, Los Angeles Dodgers


Attorneys for homeless facing encampment sweeps: LA leaders ‘in contempt’ of judge’s order

A judge in April struck down a city code that allowed sanitation crews to cart away belongings stored in a public area, using the reason that those items are bulky. But attorneys representing homeless individuals and their advocates say the city is acting “in contempt” of that order by continuing to tell encampment residents that the rule is being enforced. Over the past two weeks, Los Angeles sanitation crews have posted notices telling homeless individuals living at encampments that they are p...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, La, Government, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, City Council, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, San Pedro


To bridge ‘homework gap,’ LA parks facilities could serve as childcare, ‘learning centers’

Los Angeles parks facilities could soon look more like classrooms under a proposed program to convert 50 recreational centers in low-income neighborhoods into alternative learning and after-school centers for middle-school students. The program, which needs the approval of the Los Angeles City Council, comes as the Los Angeles Unified School District’s online classes have begun, forcing many parents to face the challenge of balancing work and finding adequate care and supervision for their child...
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LA leaders request state AG review of police shooting involving daughter of union official

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday, Aug. 19, to request that office of state Attorney General Xavier Becerra investigate the fatal shooting of Daniel Hernandez by officer Toni McBride, the daughter of a powerful police union official. City staffers will make a request that Becerra’s office perform an independent review of the April 22 shooting in South Los Angeles, at San Pedro St. and 32nd Street. Typically, independent reviews of shootings by police officers are done by the Office of...
Tags: News, La, Police, Office, City, Sport, Soccer, Lapd, Los Angeles City Council, OIG, Newton, Los Angeles County, McBride, South Los Angeles, Hernandez, AG


New trial date set for José Huizar, additional defendants possible

By FRED SHUSTER, City News Service A federal judge on Wednesday, Aug. 19, set a June 22 trial date for suspended Los Angeles City Councilman José Huizar on corruption charges, and prosecutors indicated that additional defendants and charges are possible in the City Hall development scandal. Lawyers for both sides recommended the continuance from the tentative Sept. 29 trial date due to the voluminous amount of evidence and the fact that the government anticipates the grand jury will “consider ad...
Tags: Crime, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Courts, Kim, Los Angeles City Council, Walter, Southern California, City Hall, Los Angeles City, City News Service, Boyle Heights


LA Councilman aims to prohibit hotels from holding immigrants

Councilman Gil Cedillo introduced a motion on Tuesday, Aug. 18, to prohibit Los Angeles hotels from holding migrant children and families who have been detained by private security companies for being in the country illegally. Cedillo said he was “absolutely appalled” by a report of migrant children and families who illegally entered the country being detained at hotels — including one in his district — by private security firm MVM Inc. “This is yet another reason why elections matter,” Cedillo ...
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LA City Council OKs environmental study for port terminal, but activists vow to regroup

Anti-pollution activists and the state’s clean-air watchdog agency say they will regroup and could head back to court following a Los Angeles City Council vote this week that denied all of their appeals demanding stricter environmental protections as part of a massive, long-planned expansion for a Port of LA terminal. “Doing nothing is not an option,” said David Pettit, senior attorney for the nonprofit Natural Resources Defense Council, who indicated the appellants will gather and come to a dec...
Tags: News, California, La, Sport, Soccer, Port Of Los Angeles, City Council, Local News, Los Angeles City Council, San Pedro, California Air Resources Board, Natural Resources Defense Council, Air Resources Board, NRDC, LA City Council, Pettit


De Leon expected to be appointed early to seat of suspended LA Councilman Huizar

Former state Sen. Kevin de León is expected to join the Los Angeles City Council as soon as mid-October to take over a downtown Los Angeles and Eastside district seat that became empty after Jose Huizar was suspended in the wake of his arrest in a federal corruption case. But until then, the Chief Legislative Analyst’s office will be supplying a staffer to oversee the district, which includes downtown Los Angeles, Boyle Heights, Highland Park and other communities. In a letter sent Tuesday to th...
Tags: Politics, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Lausd, Council, Los Angeles City Council, Kamala Harris, Eastside, Kevin de Leon, LA City Council, De Leon, South Pasadena


LA City Council starts process to redraw city, LAUSD political boundaries

The Los Angeles City Council pressed the start button Tuesday, Aug. 11, on an often-contentious process to re-draw the political boundaries for the city and L.A. Unified School District every 10 years, according to the latest U.S. Census data. Depending on how lines are drawn, the political representation of various city neighborhoods, as well as the fortunes of elected officials, can shift significantly — and occasionally lead to heated power struggles. As soon as next month, city leaders are e...
Tags: Politics, News, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, Trump, South Los Angeles, U S Census, Los Angeles Unified School District, LA City Council


LA City Council will create ‘transparency office’ amid sweeping corruption probe

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday, Aug. 11, to initiate the process of establishing an Office of Anti-Corruption and Transparency, which would oversee, investigate and subpoena city officials. The council voted to also establish an Inspector General for Land Use and Development, whose position would focus on preventing corruption and increasing transparency on land use and planning decisions, according to Councilman David Ryu, who introduced both proposals. The motion cites similar offi...
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Jolted by corruption probe, LA City Council will create ‘transparency office’

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday, Aug. 11, to initiate the process of establishing an Office of Anti-Corruption and Transparency, which would oversee, investigate and subpoena city officials. The council voted to also establish an Inspector General for Land Use and Development, whose position would focus on preventing corruption and increasing transparency on land use and planning decisions, according to Councilman David Ryu, who introduced both proposals. The motion cites similar offi...
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LA leaders, accused of failure to address homelessness, try to show progress to federal judge

A parade of top Los Angeles politicos appeared before a federal judge Friday, Aug, 7, to lay out their plans for creating cabin villages, shared housing programs, safe parking sites and other options for sheltering more than 6,000 unhoused Angelenos who could be relocated from encampments near freeways. The six-hour hearing, held in the chambers of the Los Angeles City Council, was the latest in an unusual series of hearings in this ongoing case, which has created some unprecedented public momen...
Tags: Business, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Community, Homeless, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, Ucla, San Pedro, Page, Carter, Lee, John Lee


Dockless scooter, bike companies get 3-month reprieve from stricter regulations in LA

Los Angeles’ cavalcade of dockless scooters and bikes will avoid stricter requirements, including new fees and a requirement for locks, at least until the end of the year while the Los Angeles Department of Transportation irons out several key regulations for the fledgling industry. The Los Angeles City Council’s transportation committee technically approved a series of proposed regulations by the LADOT this week, but it delayed the rollout until Dec. 31 and sent the toughest rules back to the d...
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LA leaders tackling homelessness seek more advice from people directly affected by crisis

As dozens of shelters, housing projects and initiatives move forward as part of efforts to tackle the city’s worsening homelessness crisis, Los Angeles city leaders are now taking some steps to seek the advice of those most directly affected by the challenges of being unhoused. On Wednesday, the Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to explore the forming of a committee made up of people experiencing homelessness, and who could provide their perspectives and expertise on policies affecting ...
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Longtime LA city employee Ron Deaton dies at 77

LOS ANGELES — Friends and colleagues are remembering Ron Deaton, a longtime Los Angeles city employee and former adviser to the City Council, who died on Tuesday at age 77. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer called Deaton “one of the great problem-solvers in L.A. history.” “He was incredibly smart and effective, full of integrity and deeply committed to the people and institutions of Los Angeles,” Feuer wrote on Twitter. “It was a privilege to work alongside him when I served on the City Counc...
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LA Councilman Jose Huizar’s trial to begin in September; he could get more than 100 years in prison

LOS ANGELES — A Sept. 29 trial date was set Wednesday for suspended Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar, who faces federal charges alleging he ran a $1.5 million pay-to-play scheme in which developers were shaken down for cash bribes and campaign donations in exchange for his support of downtown-area development projects. Prosecutors told U.S. District Judge John Walter that they expect the trial to last about 20 days and that it will involve between 40 and 45 witnesses. Walter questioned wh...
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