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'Tom Bradley Center' Suggested as Name for New LAPD Headquarters
Scratch William Parker's name from the idea list, or so said the LAPD Commission today, who voted to oppose to name the new LAPD headquarters with his name, which stirs up a controversial racist past.
Instead, Councilmember Richard Alarcon wants to name the building after Mayor Tom Bradley. Here is the councilman's take on his bio:
Tom Bradley arrived in Los Angeles in 1924, the son of sharecroppers and the grandson of slaves. In 1940, he became a member of the Los Angeles Police Department and subsequently became a lieutenant, the highest rank held by an African-American police officer at that time. When he was elected Mayor, he opened the doors of City Hall - his staff and administrative appointees represented the rich cultural fabric of Los Angeles. He worked to attract business to the City and his policies helped spearhead the resurgence of Downtown. During his 20 years as Mayor he showed his commitment to fair law enforcement and community partnership with the Police Department.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.