Communities Preparing for Disaster

Communities Preparing for Disasterby Bob Gelfand CitywatchLAGELFAND’S WORLD - In a week of sometimes depressing news, I would like to take a pause to explain some good things that are happening in terms of emergency preparedness here in Los Angeles. They are currently going on at the neighborhood council level. The topic is…

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Has misuse taken the spark out of fireworks in California?

Has misuse taken the spark out of fireworks in California?By DAVID DICKSTEIN Orange County Register Decked out in patriotic red, white and blue, the Fourth of July is a federal holiday commemorating our nation’s declaration of independence from England. But with skyrocketing prices, an upswing in illegal lighting, tougher regulations and myriad other challenges facing the use of pyrotechnics in California, it seems to…

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All LA residents can now put food scraps and more compostable items in green trash bins

All LA residents can now put food scraps and more compostable items in green trash binsBy CITY NEWS SERVICE |This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">LOS ANGELES — LA Sanitation’s citywide organics program began Monday, with officials encouraging residents to begin disposing of food scraps and food-soiled paper in their green bins along with existing yard waste.The…

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Mayor Bass launches ‘Inside Safe’ to tackle LA’s street homelessness

Mayor Bass launches ‘Inside Safe’ to tackle LA’s street homelessnessBASS SAYS IT WILL FOCUS ON OUTREACH TO GET PEOPLE INDOORS, AND WILL DIFFER FROM CITY’S 41.18 ORDINANCE BY LINH TAT |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Los Angeles Daily NewsLos Angeles Mayor Karen Bass on Wednesday, Dec.…

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LA County reports 10,000+ COVID-19 cases over 3 days

LA County reports 10,000+ COVID-19 cases over 3 days plus 29 deaths The current surge is being blamed largely on a pair of new variants of the virus, known as BQ.1 and BQ.1.1. Both are offshoots of the BA.5 variant that was blamed for rises in infection numbers earlier this year.The county Department of Public…

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Mayor-elect Bass to declare state of emergency over homeless crisis on Day 1

Mayor-elect Bass to declare state of emergency over homeless crisis on Day 1U.S.  Rep. Karen bass, who will be sworn in as LA's first female mayor December 12 also sites principles by which she will govern.By Linh Tat  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Published in Los Angeles Daily News…

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Battling climate change is task of new LA County Office of Environmental Justice and Climate Health

Battling climate change is task of new LA County Office of Environmental Justice and Climate HealthSupervisors create new department to address global warming and industrial pollution hot spots across LA countyBy STEVE SCAUZILLO | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Daily NewsPUBLISHED: November 15,…

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Obama endorses Karen Bass for L.A. mayor

Obama endorses Karen Bass for L.A. mayorBY BENJAMIN ORESKES LA TIMES STAFF WRITER[The LA Times and The Neighborhood News Also Endorse Karen Bass for Mayor]The Democratic circling of the wagons for Rep. Karen Bass is complete.Former President Obama endorsed the congresswoman on Saturday in her bid to be the first female and second Black mayor…

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Bid to recall de Leon filed as LA City Council furor continues

Bid to recall de Leon filed as LA City Council furor continues The notice of intent was signed by five residents of the 14th District, including Pauline Adkins, who made two prior recall attempts against de León. A notice of intent to recall embattled Los Angeles City Councilman Kevin de León was filed on Thursday, Oct. 27, the City Clerk’s Office confirmed.The notice…

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The Way Los Angeles Is Trying to Solve Homelessness Is ‘Absolutely Insane’

The Way Los Angeles Is Trying to Solve Homelessness Is ‘Absolutely Insane’OPINION PIECE PUBLISHED IN THE NY TIMES OCT. 23EZRA KLEINIn 2016 the people of Los Angeles overwhelmingly passed Proposition HHH, a ballot measure that raised $1.2 billion through a higher property tax to create 10,000 new apartments for the homeless. “The voters of Los Angeles have radically reshaped our…

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