Articles in the “news” category

Unpaid Water Bills Top $1 Billion In California

Unpaid Water Bills Top $1 Billion In California

One in eight California households is late on water bills. They could face shutoffs when Gov. Gavin Newsom ends the state of emergency.

Over 100 Pedestrians Are Killed By Drivers In LA Every Year. Here's What We Found

Over 100 Pedestrians Are Killed By Drivers In LA Every Year. Here's What We Found

Not even a life-altering pandemic affected the number of people killed by drivers on L.A. streets. In fact, collisions were more deadly last year.

'We're Still Here!': Three Women Reflect On Increased Demands Of Motherhood In A Pandemic

'We're Still Here!': Three Women Reflect On Increased Demands Of Motherhood In A Pandemic

The stress and strain on working mothers isn't talked about widely anymore, in the midst of the pandemic's mounting death toll, society's racial reckoning and PTSD from the recent election. Here, three L.A. mothers share their stories.

California Activates Statewide 'MyTurn' Vaccine Clearinghouse Website

California Activates Statewide 'MyTurn' Vaccine Clearinghouse Website

Until now, there was no single government site where all Californians could go for information on vaccinations. People can register there, but in most cases they can't sign up for appointments yet.

Former L.A. City Councilman Mitch Englander Sentenced To 14 Months For Obstructing FBI Corruption Probe

Former L.A. City Councilman Mitch Englander Sentenced To 14 Months For Obstructing FBI Corruption Probe

'I hurt the very people I love the most,' Englander said. 'I apologize to the community, my former constituents, and most of all I apologize to my family, my wife and my daughters.'

Death In A Crosswalk: The Killing Of A 4-Year-Old Shows LA's Failure To Stop Traffic Violence

Death In A Crosswalk: The Killing Of A 4-Year-Old Shows LA's Failure To Stop Traffic Violence

In October 2019, Alessa Fajardo was killed by a driver while walking to her preschool. Her family is still waiting for the driver to be held accountable -- and for the city of Los Angeles to make their neighborhood streets safer.

Did The LA Sheriff's Department Systematically Violate People's Rights? The State Wants To Know

Did The LA Sheriff's Department Systematically Violate People's Rights? The State Wants To Know

"Credible reports" of excessive force, retaliation and other misconduct prompted the wide-ranging civil rights investigation by the California Department of Justice.

'The Separate And Unequal Health System' Highlighted By COVID-19

'The Separate And Unequal Health System' Highlighted By COVID-19

A South Los Angeles hospital has long provided for an underserved community where private insurance is scarce and chronic illnesses can flourish. And then came a devastating coronavirus surge.

Claiming My Dignity On A San Fernando Valley Street

Claiming My Dignity On A San Fernando Valley Street

A self-described "Black Valley Girl" pledges to prioritize her dignity after feeling forced to explain herself to a suspicious neighbor. "I don't owe it to anyone to make them feel safe."

How L.A.'s Hospitals Were Able To Avoid 'Last Resort' Medicine

How L.A.'s Hospitals Were Able To Avoid 'Last Resort' Medicine

There's been a slight decline in the number of people hospitalized since early January, and the state health department brought in additional staff and made it easier to discharge patients who could go to nursing homes.

With Trump's Exit, Angelenos Breathe A Sigh Of Relief --  And Prepare To Hold Biden Accountable

With Trump's Exit, Angelenos Breathe A Sigh Of Relief -- And Prepare To Hold Biden Accountable

"[Trump's] presidency only deepened America's social ills -- what we were already experiencing," said Umar Hakim Dey, board chair of L.A. Voice.

Biden Suspends Deportations, Stops 'Remain In Mexico' Policy

Biden Suspends Deportations, Stops 'Remain In Mexico' Policy

Under the new administration, the Department of Homeland Security looks set to roll back several Trump-era immigration policies and to establish a path to citizenship for immigrants.

Here's Why Getting A Coronavirus Vaccine In LA County Is So Hard

Here's Why Getting A Coronavirus Vaccine In LA County Is So Hard

L.A. County doesn't have enough doses for everyone who is eligible.

Gangs? Cliques? Subgroups? Call Them What You Will -- There've Been 18 (Yes, 18) In The LA Sheriff's Department

Gangs? Cliques? Subgroups? Call Them What You Will -- There've Been 18 (Yes, 18) In The LA Sheriff's Department

The report identified 11 "deputy gangs" and seven "subgroups." Some have tattoos, hand signals, and rituals that are similar to a criminal street gang, it said.

Photos: Joe Biden Is Now The 46th President Of The United States

Photos: Joe Biden Is Now The 46th President Of The United States

Photos from the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Poet Amanda Gorman's Journey From LA To Inauguration: 'The Way She Sees The World Is Amazing'

Poet Amanda Gorman's Journey From LA To Inauguration: 'The Way She Sees The World Is Amazing'

The author of the poem "The Hill We Climb," recited today at President Biden's inauguration, got her start at WriteGirl, an L.A.-based non-profit that helps teen girls hone writing skills.

'The Hill We Climb': Watch Poet Amanda Gorman Recite Her Poem At Biden's Inauguration

'The Hill We Climb': Watch Poet Amanda Gorman Recite Her Poem At Biden's Inauguration

The 22-year-old composed a poem, "The Hill We Climb," that acknowledges the recent insurrection attempt, but turns resolutely toward hope. "The new dawn blooms," she writes.

Trump Pardons Steve Bannon, Lil Wayne In Final Clemency Flurry

Trump Pardons Steve Bannon, Lil Wayne In Final Clemency Flurry

The lengthy list of 73 pardons and 70 commutations landed after midnight.

Biden's Inauguration Is Going To Look Very Different. Here's What To Know

Biden's Inauguration Is Going To Look Very Different. Here's What To Know

There will be no throngs of people massed beneath a platform at the Capitol. Also absent will be President Trump, who's skipping town early.

'History Has Its Eyes On Us.' LA Poet Amanda Gorman Seeks Right Words For Inauguration

'History Has Its Eyes On Us.' LA Poet Amanda Gorman Seeks Right Words For Inauguration

At 22 years old, the Los Angeles native will become the youngest poet in recent memory to deliver a poem at a presidential inauguration.

In South LA, Gang Intervention Workers Are Trying To Slow A Dramatic Spike In Gun Violence -- And They're Asking For Help

In South LA, Gang Intervention Workers Are Trying To Slow A Dramatic Spike In Gun Violence -- And They're Asking For Help

The LAPD blames gang conflicts for fueling the worst spate of violence in more than 10 years.

How The Capitol Siege Rewrote Lesson Plans In LA Schools

How The Capitol Siege Rewrote Lesson Plans In LA Schools

The tumult in Washington has teachers and students asking questions about civics education and the business of being an American.

Roughed Up, Shot With Projectiles, Threatened: The Life Of An 'Activist Journalist'

Roughed Up, Shot With Projectiles, Threatened: The Life Of An 'Activist Journalist'

The protest movement sparked by the killing of George Floyd motivated Vishal Singh to become 'a volunteer citizen/activist journalist.'

Racism 101 Asked And Answered: Mugs, Cocktails And Statues -- Is Tiki A Form Of Cultural Appropriation?

Racism 101 Asked And Answered: Mugs, Cocktails And Statues -- Is Tiki A Form Of Cultural Appropriation?

We solicited your awkward, silly and tough-to-ask questions about race as part of Racism 101. Now we're sharing the answers from our project panelists. This time, we're talking tiki. In terms of appropriation, is it a problem?

LA Opens Dodger Stadium To Help Vaccinate Half A Million Health Workers

LA Opens Dodger Stadium To Help Vaccinate Half A Million Health Workers

The drive-through site will join more than 75 other sites across the county; the goal is to inoculate all health workers by February.

The Day My Brother Learned To Fly

The Day My Brother Learned To Fly

The day the police came to the door, five-year-old Esther Lira was terrified. She cowered under the table as officers ran through the house. Then, her brother Charlie did something unexpected. 

SoCal Residents: Here's How To Figure Out When And Where You Can Get The Vaccine

SoCal Residents: Here's How To Figure Out When And Where You Can Get The Vaccine

If you live in LA County, Riverside, Orange County, San Bernardino County or Long Beach, here's what you need to know.

California Counties 'Flying The Plane As We Build It' In A Plodding Vaccine Rollout

California Counties 'Flying The Plane As We Build It' In A Plodding Vaccine Rollout

In California, the largest vaccination campaign in U.S. history is run largely by the same overworked and underfunded local health departments tasked with covid-19 testing and contact tracing.

This California Republican Broke Ranks When Congress Voted To Impeach Trump A 2nd Time

This California Republican Broke Ranks When Congress Voted To Impeach Trump A 2nd Time

Rep. David Valadao from the Central Valley was just sworn in on Tuesday. On Wednesday, he joined nine other House Republicans who voted for impeachment.

1.4 Million Californians Who Lost Unemployment Benefits Last Month Are Now Scrambling To Get Them Back

1.4 Million Californians Who Lost Unemployment Benefits Last Month Are Now Scrambling To Get Them Back

On New Year's Eve, California's unemployment system suspended a large number of claims due to potential "fraudulent activity." Some still don't know how to prove they're legit. 

House Votes To Impeach Trump, But Senate Trial Before Jan. 20 Unlikely

House Votes To Impeach Trump, But Senate Trial Before Jan. 20 Unlikely

Voting yes: 10 Republicans voted with 222 Democrats. 197 Republicans opposed. Trump is now the only president to be impeached twice.

With 25th Amendment Vote, California Republicans Grapple With Last Days Of The Trump Administration

With 25th Amendment Vote, California Republicans Grapple With Last Days Of The Trump Administration

Members of Southern California's GOP Congressional delegation joined nearly all of their Republican colleagues Tuesday night in voting against a House resolution urging Vice President Mike Pence and members of the cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove President Trump from office.

Pivot Or Die: How LA's Small Business Owners Survived 2020

Pivot Or Die: How LA's Small Business Owners Survived 2020

The pandemic is devastating L.A.'s small businesses. One upside? Innovation is alive and well.

My New Job Is Reporting About You (So Here's A Little About Me)

My New Job Is Reporting About You (So Here's A Little About Me)

The role is part of 'engagement journalism.' To clarify: that means 'engaged' with the public during reporting, not posts about your cousin getting 'engaged' to that dude.

Incarcerated Californians Can Soon Get Federal Aid For College. But Students Beware

Incarcerated Californians Can Soon Get Federal Aid For College. But Students Beware

The move to restore prisoners' eligibility for federal Pell Grants has been widely applauded. But some prison education advocates worry about a flood of low-quality programs.

Broadband Relief Coming For Some College Students Under Federal Relief Plans

Broadband Relief Coming For Some College Students Under Federal Relief Plans

Low-income college students could get $50 broadband reimbursement from federal COVID relief bill.

Gov. Gavin Newsom Presents $227.2 Billion 2021 California Budget Proposal

Gov. Gavin Newsom Presents $227.2 Billion 2021 California Budget Proposal

Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his budget proposal today, kicking off six months of negotiating with legislative leaders on a final budget.

A Million People In 10 Days? California Wants To Boost The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

A Million People In 10 Days? California Wants To Boost The COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout

Acknowledging that vaccinations have been too slow, state officials aim to ramp up the pace. But many questions remain.

Remembering The Dodgers' Tommy Lasorda, A Champion To The End

Remembering The Dodgers' Tommy Lasorda, A Champion To The End

When the Dodgers won the National League West title in 1988, NPR assigned me to cover the playoff series with the New York Mets, leading to an encounter I'll never forget.

Former LA Councilman Tom LaBonge, 'Mr. Los Angeles,' Has Died At 67

Former LA Councilman Tom LaBonge, 'Mr. Los Angeles,' Has Died At 67

Former L.A. City Councilman Tom LaBonge was known for his love of Los Angeles.

In The Process Of Becoming American: A Proud Son Of Immigrants Reflects On His Family's Past And Future

In The Process Of Becoming American: A Proud Son Of Immigrants Reflects On His Family's Past And Future

His parents left Mexico and moved their family to a country with better opportunities, "even though they knew the opportunities were not going to be for themselves," but for their children. Now it's up to him to complete his parents' American dream. 

In Los Angeles And Beyond, Oxygen Is The Latest COVID Bottleneck

In Los Angeles And Beyond, Oxygen Is The Latest COVID Bottleneck

The oxygen delivery infrastructure is crumbling under pressure in Los Angeles and other covid hot spots, jeopardizing patients' access to precious air and limiting hospital turnover.

LA Congresswoman Karen Bass Says Trump Should Be Kicked Out Of Office: 'The Nation Is In Danger Every Day That He Is In The White House'

LA Congresswoman Karen Bass Says Trump Should Be Kicked Out Of Office: 'The Nation Is In Danger Every Day That He Is In The White House'

Bass on invoking the 25th Amendment: "The best thing to happen would be for Vice President Pence to call the cabinet together and kick him out."

PHOTOS: Clashes In Downtown LA, As Trump Supporters Turn Out In Solidarity With US Capitol Extremists

PHOTOS: Clashes In Downtown LA, As Trump Supporters Turn Out In Solidarity With US Capitol Extremists

As a mob of Donald Trump supporters stormed a joint-session of Congress, triggering chaos and violence, another group took to the streets of downtown L.A. in solidarity.

'Will Not Be Intimidated': After Insurrection, Congress Blocks State Objections

'Will Not Be Intimidated': After Insurrection, Congress Blocks State Objections

The Capitol became engulfed in turmoil, as supporters of President Trump, responding to his call to head there, breached the complex, resulting in violence in the seat of America's federal government. By the end of an exhausting day that stretched well into the early morning hours, lawmakers had rejected all challenges to what is ordinarily a ceremonial acknowledgement of the presidential election outcome.

How To Process A Scary Day For The Nation With Your Kids

How To Process A Scary Day For The Nation With Your Kids

Confusion, unrest, fear, uncertainty... It's a lot, so we reached out to LA-based therapist for tips on how to make sense of a senseless event.

2021: The Biggest Stories We'll Be Following In The New Year

2021: The Biggest Stories We'll Be Following In The New Year

2020 was not a good year. So what does 2021 hold in store for us?

LA County Extends Eviction Moratorium To End Of February And Boosts Protections For Renters

LA County Extends Eviction Moratorium To End Of February And Boosts Protections For Renters

County leaders say more relief is needed to stop a "tsunami of evictions." 

You've Got Bats In Your Back Yard, And The Natural History Museum Wants Your Help Finding Them

You've Got Bats In Your Back Yard, And The Natural History Museum Wants Your Help Finding Them

Bats are more widespread, even in urban areas, than you might have thought.

Students Affected By The Pandemic May Face Extra Hurdles For Financial Aid. Here's What They Should Know

Students Affected By The Pandemic May Face Extra Hurdles For Financial Aid. Here's What They Should Know

Students can appeal their financial awards. But first they have to know they can.

LA County Makes 10-Day Travel Quarantine 'Mandatory.' But What Does That Really Mean?

LA County Makes 10-Day Travel Quarantine 'Mandatory.' But What Does That Really Mean?

"I think it's extremely difficult to enforce this," one doctor told us.

No Parade. No Rose Bowl. The Pandemic Takes A Bite Out Of Pasadena Business

No Parade. No Rose Bowl. The Pandemic Takes A Bite Out Of Pasadena Business

The annual New Year's Day parade and football game brought in an estimated $200 million to local businesses. 

A Quick Look At The Future Of Stores, Schools And Public Spaces

A Quick Look At The Future Of Stores, Schools And Public Spaces

What changes will be permanent in a post-pandemic world?

Don't Make Our Mistake. How To Avoid The Pandemic Dead Battery Curse

Don't Make Our Mistake. How To Avoid The Pandemic Dead Battery Curse

Not driving as much? To keep your car, and your battery, in good shape, try to drive it at least once a week for 30 minutes.

California's New Laws Starting Jan. 1, 2021

California's New Laws Starting Jan. 1, 2021

An interactive guide to California's new rules an and regulations for 2021.

'Black Enough?' Mixed Musings On My Skin Color, Hair, and Heritage

'Black Enough?' Mixed Musings On My Skin Color, Hair, and Heritage

She'd grown accustomed to the "sprinkling of macro- and micro-aggressions from some of my own people about my skin tone and hair texture" that comes with colorism. But there she was, scrambling to show photos on her phone of "my beautiful chocolate family" when yet another person brought up her light skin.

Local Hospitals Prepare To Ration Care As COVID Cases Surge

Local Hospitals Prepare To Ration Care As COVID Cases Surge

As COVID-19 cases surge, local hospitals are bracing for an overwhelming number of patients and the possibility of rationing care between them.

How Does A Zero Waste Store Survive A Pro-Plastic Pandemic?

How Does A Zero Waste Store Survive A Pro-Plastic Pandemic?

From double-bagged takeout to single-use utensils, COVID-19 hasn't helped the sustainability movement.

You Leaned On LAist To Get Through 2020. Now We're Asking For Your Help

You Leaned On LAist To Get Through 2020. Now We're Asking For Your Help

Quality local journalism isn't cheap. We are asking for your support to keep the LAist strong.

Politics Year-In-Review: Protests Sparked Bold Promises From City Leaders. Will They Deliver?

Politics Year-In-Review: Protests Sparked Bold Promises From City Leaders. Will They Deliver?

This year, Los Angeles politics has been caught in the crosscurrent of calls to reimagine public safety and the devastation COVID-19 has wrought on the city's budget.

Smog Is Contributing To Pine Tree Deaths -- And That's A Set Up For Huge Fires

Smog Is Contributing To Pine Tree Deaths -- And That's A Set Up For Huge Fires

While California's most majestic forests may seem far from the the toxic smog in cities, it turns out that all the junk we pump into the air can travel a long way and make our trees sick.

DA Gascón's Push For Shorter Prison Terms Runs Into Resistance From Judges, Prosecutors

DA Gascón's Push For Shorter Prison Terms Runs Into Resistance From Judges, Prosecutors

"I have to represent to the judge that I believe dismissing the enhancements and allegations are in the interest of justice," one prosecutor said. "I don't believe that."

Thousands Of California Child Care Providers Have Closed. A New Child Care Union Aims To Save The Rest 

Thousands Of California Child Care Providers Have Closed. A New Child Care Union Aims To Save The Rest 

It took two decades for the union to organize -- and now it has to save its members from the ravages of the pandemic. 

Six Months Of Race In LA (And More To Come!): Listen To A Few Of Our Contributors

Six Months Of Race In LA (And More To Come!): Listen To A Few Of Our Contributors

It's been six months since we launched the Race in LA series, and the personal essays we've been able to share from the community have surpassed our wildest expectations. KPCC's Take Two highlighted a few of them this week.

Coronavirus Pandemic: The Grim Reality Of Where Things Stand In SoCal Heading Into The Holidays

Coronavirus Pandemic: The Grim Reality Of Where Things Stand In SoCal Heading Into The Holidays

California's nearing a grim milestone: 2 million confirmed COVID-19 cases.

C'est Si Bon! Crepes Bonaparte Teams Up With Smart & Final To Bring A Petit Taste Of Paris To Southern California

C'est Si Bon! Crepes Bonaparte Teams Up With Smart & Final To Bring A Petit Taste Of Paris To Southern California

Though the pandemic has made us housebound and whatever the opposite of homesick is, we're still able to savor the flavors of France, thanks to Crepes Bonaparte, which specializes in the beloved Parisian street food. With a merci to Smart...

Garcetti Issues Rare Veto, Rejecting City Council's Plan For Spending Money Cut From LAPD Budget

Garcetti Issues Rare Veto, Rejecting City Council's Plan For Spending Money Cut From LAPD Budget

"Far too many of the proposed expenditures do not meet the demands of the moment or the call of history," Garcetti said in a letter.

Shortchanged Freelancers See Some Relief -- $100 more a week -- In New COVID Deal

Shortchanged Freelancers See Some Relief -- $100 more a week -- In New COVID Deal

Congress passed a $100 weekly unemployment boost for workers with multiple gigs. But some L.A. freelancers say it doesn't make up for nine months of artificially low benefits.

LA's Alex Padilla Appointed US Senator. First Latino To Represent California In Senate

LA's Alex Padilla Appointed US Senator. First Latino To Represent California In Senate

Growing up in Pacoima as the son of Mexican immigrants, Padilla was a political wunderkind in Los Angeles, vaulting to prominence as a 26-year-old member of the city council.

Mis Ángeles: Hanging On To Childhood Wonder On This Most Difficult Noche Buena

Mis Ángeles: Hanging On To Childhood Wonder On This Most Difficult Noche Buena

A classic song about holiday heartbreak and "the day that I lost you" brings back memories of bright Noche Buenas past -- and drives home the pain and loss that surrounds this present one.

Tenants Wonder When Evictions Will Resume As Their Landlord Faces Rebuke

Tenants Wonder When Evictions Will Resume As Their Landlord Faces Rebuke

Eviction looms over tenants unable to pay rent across California. The state's renters owe $1.7 billion in debt to their landlords, according to an estimate by the Philadelphia Fed.

'The Flood Just Continues': Inside L.A. Hospitals' Struggle With the COVID-19 Surge

'The Flood Just Continues': Inside L.A. Hospitals' Struggle With the COVID-19 Surge

L.A. County-USC Medical Center told us: "We have no ICU beds. We are just continually, 24 hours a day scrambling to move patients around."

California Students Rush To Apply For DACA For The First Time In Three Years

California Students Rush To Apply For DACA For The First Time In Three Years

Hundreds of high school and college students in California are rushing to apply, fearful it will be slammed shut again.

LAist Has A New Editor: Brian De Los Santos

LAist Has A New Editor: Brian De Los Santos

He comes to us from The Desert Sun where he steered digital strategy. He has also worked at NPR, KCRW and Marketplace.

Child Care Providers And Parent Anxiety Rises With Coronavirus Case Count

Child Care Providers And Parent Anxiety Rises With Coronavirus Case Count

Even a single case carries personal and financial risk for providers who are struggling to stay afloat during the pandemic.

With Congress Down To The Wire, More Than A Million Californians Are At Risk Of Losing Unemployment Benefits

With Congress Down To The Wire, More Than A Million Californians Are At Risk Of Losing Unemployment Benefits

Two federal unemployment programs are set to expire, leaving more than 320,000 jobless Angelenos hovering over a financial cliff.

Trump Plan to Remove Immigrants Without Legal Status From Census Could Still Happen -- What It Means For LA

Trump Plan to Remove Immigrants Without Legal Status From Census Could Still Happen -- What It Means For LA

The Supreme Court weighed President Trump's plan to remove immigrants without legal status from the 2020 Census, and decided it will wait until potential harm is more clear -- harm that could affect California's political clout.

Please Do Not Call Me A 'Mutt' (Not Even You, Mom)

Please Do Not Call Me A 'Mutt' (Not Even You, Mom)

Her mother used to refer to them both as "mutts" when it came to ancestry. Here's why this daughter of Mexican and European-ish parents rejects the label. (And her mom agrees.)

For The First Time In Over A Year, Villanueva Appears At Sheriff Watchdog Meeting

For The First Time In Over A Year, Villanueva Appears At Sheriff Watchdog Meeting

The sheriff testified after a judge ruled he had to honor a subpoena to appear.

We Don't Know Enough About Veteran Suicide. LA County Is Looking To Fix That.

We Don't Know Enough About Veteran Suicide. LA County Is Looking To Fix That.

In L.A. County there's a push to get a better understanding of not just the number of veterans who are lost to suicide, but more information on the individuals behind the numbers.

You're Fertilizing Invasive Grasses With Your Car, Making Wildfires Worse

You're Fertilizing Invasive Grasses With Your Car, Making Wildfires Worse

Pollution coming from cars, trucks, manufacturing, and agriculture, is feeding invasive grasses that are making our wildfires worse.

Not Enough Nurses: Even With Hazard Pay California Hospitals Face Fierce Competition For Fill-Ins

Not Enough Nurses: Even With Hazard Pay California Hospitals Face Fierce Competition For Fill-Ins

"There are more orders for traveling nurses than I've ever seen. And I've been doing this for 17 years."

Coronavirus Wipes Away Recent Wage Gains For Many California Workers, Report Finds

Coronavirus Wipes Away Recent Wage Gains For Many California Workers, Report Finds

New research finds the pandemic has stripped away most of recent worker wage gains, worsening income inequality. Jobs alone won't fix things.

Long Beach Swears In Its First-Ever Cambodian American City Councilmember

Long Beach Swears In Its First-Ever Cambodian American City Councilmember

Long Beach has the most Cambodians of any city outside Cambodia, but none have served on the City Council until now.

Motel Dwellers Say They Were Forced Into Homelessness--So The Motel Could House Homeless People

Motel Dwellers Say They Were Forced Into Homelessness--So The Motel Could House Homeless People

LA County has delayed the purchase of its 10th 'HomeKey' to deal with the claims of displacement at the Studio 6 motel. 

Police Commission: LAPD Shooting of Daniel Hernandez Partially Out Of Policy

Police Commission: LAPD Shooting of Daniel Hernandez Partially Out Of Policy

Officer Toni McBride shot 38-year-old Hernandez six times as he approached her with a boxcutter in his hand. The commission found her last two shots, fired while Hernandez lay wounded on the ground, violated department policy.

High-Poverty Neighborhoods Bear The Brunt Of COVID's Scourge

High-Poverty Neighborhoods Bear The Brunt Of COVID's Scourge

COVID infection rates in California are consistently higher in low-income neighborhoods than more affluent areas, according to an analysis by ZIP code.

Can Your Employer Require You To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine? Well, Yes. Maybe. But...

Can Your Employer Require You To Get A COVID-19 Vaccine? Well, Yes. Maybe. But...

It's possible some employers could try to mandate vaccination as a condition of employment. But there may also be reasons for them not to do so.

Should You Have To Be Over 25 To Become A Police Officer? Or Have A College Degree? A New California Bill Would Require It

Should You Have To Be Over 25 To Become A Police Officer? Or Have A College Degree? A New California Bill Would Require It

The bill was introduced last week by Democratic State Assemblyman Reggie Jones Sawyer, who represents Los Angeles.

How Safe Is Holiday Shopping? Or Going To The Dentist? A Virologist Helps Us Evaluate Personal Risk, During The Winter Coronavirus Surge

How Safe Is Holiday Shopping? Or Going To The Dentist? A Virologist Helps Us Evaluate Personal Risk, During The Winter Coronavirus Surge

As the numbers go from bad to worse, how do we carry on carrying on...while still being safe/responsible citizens?

ACLU Lawsuit Alleges Sexual Harassment And Unsafe Conditions At Emergency Homeless Shelters in OC

ACLU Lawsuit Alleges Sexual Harassment And Unsafe Conditions At Emergency Homeless Shelters in OC

The list of allegations includes unsanitary living conditions, coercive policies and abuse by homeless shelter employees.

Covid Is Everywhere, but Federal Pandemic Relief Cash Flowed Mostly To Big Cities

Covid Is Everywhere, but Federal Pandemic Relief Cash Flowed Mostly To Big Cities

From $12 per resident up to more than $173, cities got very different allotments of federal CARES Act money to deal with pandemic expenses.

Connecting Family Stories: A Latina Angeleña Explores Her Deep California Roots

Connecting Family Stories: A Latina Angeleña Explores Her Deep California Roots

A Latina with deep California roots writes: "Perhaps because of my physical appearance and surname, I have occasionally encountered inquisitive types, wondering how long I have lived in this country, or why I do not have an accent." But appearances can be deceiving, as her family history tells.

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