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Oil spill in Baldwin Hills

Someone left a valve open on a long-distance crude oil shipping pipeline at the Inglewood Oil Field and more than 1,600 gallons of oil spilled yesterday near the Kenneth Hahn Regional Park. The spill...

 

California Plans to Lift Most COVID Restrictions June 15

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on Tuesday that the Golden State could lift most COVID-19 restrictions by June 15 if vaccine supply is sufficient for everyone over 16 and hospitalizations are...

 

LA County Library to Reopen 30 Out of its 85 Locations on April 19

he Los Angeles County library system will reopen 30 of its 85 locations for "select in-person service" this month following the county's move into the orange tier of the state's economic reopening...

 

California Eviction Moratorium Extended to June 30, 2021

By Observer Staff 4/2/21 – Gov. Gavin Newsom today signed legislation to extend the eviction moratorium through June 30, 2021. He said the law was intended to help "millions of Californians...

 

L.A. County Goes Orange

By Alyssa Erdley LA County has met the threshold for the less restrictive orange tier in the State's Blueprint for a Safer Economy. A revised Los Angeles County Health Officer Order will go into effect on Monday, April 5 at 12:01 a.m. to reflect newl...

 

County Libraries Reopen

LA County Library announce it will reopen 30 of its 85 libraries for select in-person service beginning April 19. “With Los Angeles County entering the orange tier of the State’s Blueprint for a Safer Economy, libraries have been cleared to...

 

Water Main Break in Pacific Palisades

A water main break in Pacific Palisades Sunday night after 9 pm, flooded an apartment building's parking garage in Pacific Palisades. The breach on Sunset Blvd was centered across the street from Palisades Charter High School, from El Medio Drive to...

 

No Kill Shelters in LA

Los Angeles has officially become a no-kill shelter city, making it the largest city in the country to do so, according to Best Friends Animal Society, the organization that gives the ratings. LA's save rate is now up to 90.4%, which is over the 90%...

 

Misdemeanors to Receive Mental Health Care

The Board of Supervisors approved a policy that those accused of misdemeanors and who have been found “incompetent to stand trial,” will receive community-based restoration treatment instead of jail-based treatment. Sheila Keuhl, who represents...

 

LA Now Closing Echo Lake Park As Protests Disperse

3/25 Echo Park Lake was the scene of a confrontation Wednesday night, between about 100 LAPD officers, homeless rights advocates, and homeless people themselves. Los Angeles’ Echo Park Lake is being shut down today, as a homeless camp is cleared....

 

Meeting to Discuss the Agency's Fareless System Initiative

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will host a live interactive telephone town hall meeting from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 31, to discuss Metro’s Fareless System Initiative. Metro is currently in t...

 

Cal. Quietly Okays Prison Vaccines

By Alyssa Erdley March 9, 2021 - The California Department of Corrections, which runs the state's prisons quietly began offering Covid-19 vaccines to the staff and also incarcerated individuals at the state's prisons on December 22, 2020....

 

UCLA: State Economy to Come Roaring Back

The U.S. and California economies will experience near-record growth this year thanks to widespread vaccinations for COVID-19 and massive federal relief for struggling workers and businesses, UCLA...

 

Gascon Recall Effort Launched

3/7/21: The organizers of an effort to recall George Gascon as Los Angeles County District Attorney, have announced that they have served him with legal papers announcing their intention to recall...

 

Repairs Begin on PCH Washout

A 150-foot piece of PCH that fell into the Pacific Ocean in early February 2021 is now under repair. Cal Trans hopes to reopen the road just south of Big Sur by the end of Summer. For now, travelers...

 

OC Students Sue Newsom

"I've been watching college volleyball for a while now and it's frustrating seeing them play cause we're not able to," Danet said. "We're not able to play the season and have the experience needed...

 

Wolf Prowls Yosemite for a Mate

By Jason Murdock A GPS-tracked gray wolf has been branded a "beacon of hope" after traveling far south into California from Oregon, likely in search of a mate. The gray wolf, a nearly two-year-old...

 

LA County Schools Reopen

Los Angeles County Dept. of Public Health has cleared county elementary schools to fully re-open for the first time in nearly a year. The decision is due to dropping coronavirus rates, health officials confirmed Monday night. But it isn’t clear...

 

Cal. State Prisoners Get iPads

By Amber Jackson, Inmate at Corona Institute for Women That's right.iJpay is out as the prisoner email provider! A brand new deal between CDCR and www.gtl.net is in place and signed. This will widely expand the tablet program, allowing the use of...

 

LA Kids Resume Contact Sports

As of Friday, updated State guidance allows for all outdoor youth and adult recreational sports, including moderate contact and high contact sports, to resume practice, training and competitions in co...

 

Dolphin Super Pod

These dolphins did not get the social distancing memo. A "super pod" or "mega pod" of dolphins was caught on camera on Saturday, with more than 1,000 dolphins, some soaring to the sky and all tightly...

 

Lawsuit To Stop, Err, Courts from Hearing Lawsuits

A lawsuit seeks to limit in-person L.A. County civil trials because of COVID-19 risk A number of public interest attorneys filed a lawsuit Tuesday seeking to halt in-person traffic and eviction trials held in Los Angeles County, claiming COVID-19...

 

State Bar Called Racist

A civil rights group has threatened to sue the California State Bar. The suit alleges that bar exam facial scans designed to identify test takers, are in fact just another example of systemic racism. A prominent civil rights group is threatening to...

 

LAUSD Fires Police, Hires Climate coaches

The Los Angeles Unified School District has voted to ax 133 members of its police force — and replace them with school “climate coaches” to help underserved students. The district’s board voted Tuesday night to cut the Los Angeles School...

 

Fatal Car Crash at Olympic & Overland

2/17: A woman was killed and a teenager was hospitalized in a West Los Angeles car crash Wednesday, an LAFD spokesman said. Witnesses called 911 about a two-car collision in the area of West Olympic...

 

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