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Judge blocks 19,300-home Tejon Ranch construction project over environmental issues

LOS ANGELES >> A judge cited environmental concerns in blocking a proposed large-scale residential and commercial project in the Tejon Ranch area 65 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Mitchell Beckloff ruled in favor of the environmental group Climate Resolve and found that the Tejon Ranchcorp Development’s environmental review failed to account for the increased wildfire risk the 12,000-acre project would pose to surrounding wildlands. The Los Angeles County B...
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Alarmed by anti-Asian incidents, LA County leaders seek to build fund to study hate

Faced with increasing racist incidents reported against Asian-Americans, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an effort Tuesday, April 6, that could lead to a county fund that would support research into hate and xenophobia. With the board’s unanimous vote, the L.A. County Equity and Diversity Fund — if ultimately found feasible by county human relations officials — would start with $1 million in county seed money. It would then look to tap into philanthropic partnerships to buil...
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6 candidates compete for state Assembly seat representing areas from Westwood to Inglewood

LOS ANGELES — Five Democrats and a Socialist Workers Party candidate will appear on the ballot for the May 18 special election to fill the 54th Assembly District seat, Secretary of State Shirley N. Weber announced. The Democrats are Isaac Bryan, an educator and community organizer; Heather Hutt, a former state director for then-Sen. Kamala Harris; Dallas Fowler, a businesswoman and nonprofit executive; Samuel Robert Morales, a financial advisor and entrepreneur; and Cheryl C. Turner, an attorney...
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LA County OKs DA Gascon’s request for a special prosecutor on police misconduct

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 23, approved a special prosecutor to assist investigations of alleged police misconduct. With the board’s go-ahead, District Attorney George Gascon can now appoint former federal prosecutor Lawrence Middleton to a four-year term at a cost of no more than $1.5 million each year. Middleton would provide recommendations on cases and assist in prosecuting cases under Gascon’s direction. The move comes in the context of the Board’s own pus...
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Can coronavirus vaccines be home delivered? LA County is working on it

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 23, gave the green light to an effort that would deliver coronavirus vaccine to homebound people. The Board’s unanimous vote instructs the county’s Public Health Department and other county agencies to assess the needs of people who for health reasons or age cannot get to any site in the network of nearly 400 vaccination clinics throughout the county. Related links LA County agrees to partner with Blue Shield on vaccination netw...
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LA County Board condemns anti-Asian hate, two mass shootings

Launching its meeting on an urgent tone, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 23, denounced the wave of hate against Asian Americans and decried the eruption of deadly gun violence in the past week Supervisors held a moment of silence in memory of the eight people killed in a series of attacks on massage businesses in Atlanta on March 16, as well as the mass shooting that killed 10 people Monday in a Boulder, Colo. supermarket. Related links LA County leaders decry...
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Long Beach hotel workers protest their replacement by new owners

Employees who were replaced when Los Angeles County assumed ownership of the Holiday Inn Long Beach to house the homeless held a protest Wednesday, alleging the move violates the city’s worker retention ordinance. The employees gathered in front of the former hotel armed with multi-colored signs reading “Worker Retention Now!” and “Call Us Back to Work!” The county bought the property in December to be run as part of Project Homekey, a collaborative effort by the state, county and Los Angeles Ho...
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LA County businesses get ‘breathing room’ as Public Health told to ease up on coronavirus citations

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 16, approved changes in how Public Health inspectors cite businesses that violate COVID-19-era rules, hoping to ease up on health order enforcement protocol as businesses are beginning to re-open indoors. In a unanimous vote, the board required inspectors from the county’s Environmental Health Enforcement teams to refrain from citing businesses over the county’s COVID-19 health order with monetary fines on their first visit, and only ...
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3 LA grocery stores run by Kroger will close after City Council OK’s ‘Hero Pay’ ordinance

Kroger Co. will close three Los Angeles stores following the City Council’s vote last week to require large grocery and pharmacy retailers to pay employees an additional $5 per hour in hazard pay amid the coronavirus pandemic. A Food4Less at 5420 W. Sunset Blvd., and two Ralphs, one at 9616 W. Pico Blvd. and the other at 3300 W. Slauson Ave., will close on May 15, the grocery giant announced on Wednesday, March 10. The company, based in Cincinnati, has already drawn criticism after announcing on...
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California Counties Increasingly Ask To Opt Out Of Blue Shield’s Vaccine Program

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — California counties are increasingly asking to opt out of the state’s centralized vaccination program run by Blue Shield, further complicating Gov. Gavin Newsom’s plan to smooth out what has been a confusing and disjointed rollout of coronavirus vaccines. None of the state’s 58 counties have signed contracts with the insurance giant even as the state moved ahead with plans to bring 10 counties in the inland sections of central and Southern California under Blue Shield ov...
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Fast-food workers in LA face unmasked customers and unsafe workplaces, and are punished for speaking up about COVID-19, a damning new report says

A McDonald's in Littlerock, California has been linked to 32 COVID-19 cases, the UCLA and UC Berkeley researchers said. Yaoinlove/Shutterstock Fast-food workers in LA are "especially vulnerable" to COVID-19, a new report says. Some restaurants in Los Angeles County aren't following COVID-19 rules and punish staff for speaking out, the report found. Restaurants sometimes didn't tell workers when colleagues caught the virus, according to complaints. Visit the Business section of Insider ...
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Special election: Seven candidates vying for L.A.-area state Senate seat

After winning a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in November, Supervisor Holly Mitchell left the state Senate, and on Tuesday, seven candidates were vying to be her successor to represent the 30th Senate District. The crowded field will be whittled down to just the top two candidates during a special election on Tuesday, March 2 — that is, unless one candidate can get a majority of votes and win the contest outright. If no one gets a majority, then top two contenders will go h...
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With coronavirus trending downward, LA County inches to within reach of less-restrictive red tier

Los Angeles County took a huge leap Tuesday, March 2,  in hopes to reopen its economy and further loosen its public health limits, watching its coronavirus case rates fall to just shy of the threshold for the state’s less-restrictive red tier. According to the state’s latest update, the county’s adjusted case rate stood at 7.2 cases per day per 100,000, right on the cusp being able to move out of the most restrictive “purple” public health tier — a status it has never attained since the state in...
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Judge rules in Long Beach’s favor in ‘hero pay’ lawsuit, keeping grocery wage bump in place

A federal judge on Thursday, Feb. 25, denied a bid by the California Grocers Association to temporarily overturn a Long Beach ordinance requiring an additional $4 in hourly “hero pay” for supermarket workers who face greater risk performing their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic. U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II concluded that in its argument for a preliminary injunction — a temporary stop to the law — the CGA failed to establish a likelihood of success on its claims. “Amazing news,” Lo...
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Los Angeles County will mandate an extra $5 per hour in 'hero pay' for frontline grocery and drugstore workers

Jeffrey Greenberg/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images Grocery workers in Los Angeles County will get an extra $5 per hour beginning on Friday. The temporary raise will last for 120 days. Other West Coast cities have implemented hazard pay measures.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Some grocery store employees will get an additional $5 per hour in "hero pay" in Los Angeles County after a vote from the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on T...
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Supervisors OK rewards for leads in 3 unsolved killings in L.A. County

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved or increased rewards Tuesday in three unrelated shootings that took the lives of a 29-year-old woman shot in West Covina, a 28-year-old college grad gunned down in Compton and a 4-year-old killed by an errant bullet in a 2016 gang shooting in Altadena. Supervisor Hilda Solis recommended a $15,000 reward in the Jan. 3 car-to-car shooting of Gabriella Deharo Perez, who was felled by a bullet to the head near the intersection of Azu...
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With more federal coronavirus relief likely, LA County scrutinizes impact of CARES dollars

Gearing up for more federal coronavirus relief money, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, Feb. 23, called for a detailed report on the impact of CARES Act dollars the county received last year. A key element of the 2020 CARES Act was the Coronavirus Relief Fund, through which the county received $1.057 billion. Coupled with state funding, county coronavirus aid totaled $1.22 billion, which helped pay for such efforts as virus testing, food distribution, personal protective eq...
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LA County leaders affirm crime victims remain priority amid criminal justice reform

By Elizabeth Marcellino LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a measure Tuesday, Feb. 23, to ensure that crime victims’ rights remain a priority for the District Attorney’s Office. Supervisor Kathryn Barger submitted a motion recommending that county lawyers provide an analysis of the Victims’ Bill of Rights Act of 2008 and related state laws and the county policies that support those laws. Barger also asked that lawyers review any relevant pending court ...
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L.A. supervisors to consider motion supporting victims’ rights

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO | City News Service The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set to consider a proposal on Tuesday, Feb. 23, to ensure that crime victims’ rights remain a priority for the District Attorney’s office. Supervisor Kathryn Barger submitted a motion recommending that county lawyers provide an analysis of the Victims’ Bill of Rights Act of 2008 and related state laws and the county policies that support those laws. Barger also asked that they look at any relevant pending ...
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LA County leaders seek faster release of FEMA funds to help extend hotel rooms for homeless

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, Feb. 9, to lobby the federal government to more quickly fund the sheltering people experiencing homelessness in programs such as Project Roomkey — if not provide the funding upfront. The approval of the motion, authored by Supervisors Janice Hahn and Hilda Solis, comes on the heels of the Biden Administration’s announcement last month that the Federal Emergency Management Agency would provide 100% reimbursement, rather than the typical 7...
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LA County’s new probation chief is known for San Diego County juvenile justice reforms

LOS ANGELES — Adolfo Gonzales began work Monday as Los Angeles County’s chief probation officer, overseeing a system that supervises more than 40,000 juveniles and adults and managing an annual budget of over $1 billion. A former San Diego County probation chief, Gonzales brings 43 years of law enforcement experience to his new position, including being chief of the National City Police Department and assistant chief with the San Diego Police Department. Gonzales was appointed to the position la...
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Vaccine shipments unpredictable, says LA County’s chief science officer

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors met in closed session on Friday with Department of Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer to discuss new potential restrictions or other mitigation tactics to slow the spread of new coronavirus infections, though the conclusions of those conversations is still unclear. The board still had not emerged from closed session as of 4 p.m. Friday. Within Los Angeles County, about 219,000 healthcare workers have received their first vaccine doses while about 60...
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United States: Proposed "Hero Pay" For Grocery Store Employees In Los Angeles And Long Beach - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and Long Beach's City Council directed their attorneys to prepare ordinances requiring that certain grocery stores...
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Coronavirus: Dodger Stadium to convert from testing to vaccination distribution

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Sunday that testing operations at Dodger Stadium will conclude Monday, and in conjunction with the county, vaccine distribution will begin by the end of the week. A statement from the mayor’s office said local leaders decided to shift testing away from testing at Dodger Stadium and the Veterans Affairs Lot 15 at Jackie Robinson Stadium in Brentwood so that public health officials could immediately focus personnel, equipment and other resources on vacci...
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L.A. County supervisors consider ‘hero pay’ for essential workers

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is considering a proposal to require certain grocery and drug retail stores to pay employees an extra $5 an hour in so-called “hero pay” for serving as essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic. According to a motion introduced by board Chair Hilda Solis and Supervisor Holly Mitchell on Tuesday, Jan. 5, grocery and drug retail stores in unincorporated parts of the county that are publicly traded or that employ more than 300 people nationwide an...
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The folly of California’s outdoor dining ban

“No fair.” That’s what a five-year-old child would say to a set of rules that applied different restrictions to different people for no discernible reason. Even a five-year-old child would recognize that something has gone terribly wrong in California. A double standard of pandemic restrictions is forcing restaurants out of business for no valid reason. Los Angeles County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer issued a new order closing outdoor dining – the only type of restaurant dining then all...
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New LA County Supervisor Holly Mitchell’s state Senate seat to be filled in special election

LOS ANGELES — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Thursday scheduled a May 4 special election to fill the state Senate seat vacated by Holly Mitchell, who was recently sworn in to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. The primary election will be held March 2. The 30th Senate District covers a large swath of the Metro area, including Culver City, Mar Vista, Century City, Ladera Heights, Exposition Park, South Los Angeles, Westmont and much of downtown Los Angeles. Related Articles Va...
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Pandemic hypocrisy is creating a societal rift this holiday season

“Do as I say, not as I do.” So the aphorism goes. Americans want to see family this holiday season. It’s the reason those who can afford it are braving hours-long COVID-19 testing lines in major cities—to get the green-light for interstate travel so they can hug Mom and Dad for the first time in eight months. Democratic leaders, however, aren’t playing by their own rules. Instead of following the guidelines they’ve laid out for the masses trying their best to comply with onerous state-by-state r...
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LA City Council wants Pacoima’s Whiteman Airport to close

A resolution calling for the closure of Whiteman Airport was unanimously supported by the Los Angeles City Council. Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez called the 182-acre general aviation airport a blight on the Pacoima neighborhood, where it was founded as Whitman Air Park in 1946 and purchased by Los Angeles County in 1970. “Today’s vote in council is a step toward demanding environmental and economic justice for the residents of Pacoima and the surrounding neighborhoods,” Rodriguez said on Wednesd...
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David Ryu, Herb Wesson bid farewell to LA City Council

By ERIC HEINZ, City News Service Councilmen David Ryu and Herb Wesson bid farewell to the Los Angeles City Council, as Ryu was defeated in the November general election and Wesson was termed out. Wesson thanked everyone in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Dec. 9, including those who criticized or said hurtful things to him. He even thanked the children who used to beat him up in his native city of Cleveland because he said those experiences made him “tough.” “Even though this is a bittersweet moment be...
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