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Bill to Double Number of Health Clinics on School Campuses Headed to Gov. Newsom

A bill that would double the number of health clinics on school campuses is headed to Gov. Gavin Newsom for approval despite objections from anti-abortion groups that contend the clinics would make it...

 

County Residents Urged to Suspend Outdoor Watering for 15 Days

More than 4 million residents in Los Angeles County are being urged to suspend outdoor watering for 15 days — starting this week — while the Metropolitan Water District repairs a leak in a major...

 

Customers Asked to Reduce Energy Use from 3-10 p.m. to Prevent Power Outages

As the unprecedented Western heat wave and high demand on electricity resources are projected to continue through tomorrow, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has again declared an Energy Emergency Alert 2 for Sept. 8 urging...

 

Triple Digit Heat Wave

A heat wave is forecast for Southern California this week. A new week, a new month, a new heat wave — this one the hottest so far this year. The National Weather Service has issued an excessive...

 

Governor Issues Flex Alert

California and the western U.S. will experience extreme heat this weekend that will strain the grid with increased energy demands. In response, Governor Gavin Newsom has proclaimed a State of...

 

Governors Summit with Local Water Leaders Urges Increased Drought Response

The State of California once again finds itself in the midst of a severe drought, with historically dry conditions expected to continue indefinitely. While this news should come as no surprise to...

 

Pandemic-Related Emergency Bail Schedule

As the statewide judicial branch Emergency Rules Related to COVID-19 are set to expire on June 30 and after the Governor has lifted most of his pandemic orders since he declared a state of emergency on March 4, 2020, the Court this week is...

 

California Crime Victims' Rights Week

California Governor Gavin Newsom recognized April 24-April 30 as Crime Victims' Rights Week in California. In a letter, Newsom wrote that "we celebrate the energy, perseverance and commitment that...

 

Vector Control District Celebrates Seven Decades of Working to Rid the County of Mosquitos

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of providing public health service, the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District (District) will host an open house at its Santa Fe Springs Headquarters on...

 

Eviction Moratorium Extended

By David Ganezer Hours before California's eviction moratorium was set to expire, the State Legislature extended renter protections through the end of June. The extension only applies to tenants impacted by COVID who applied for rental assistance by...

 

Drivers go to Mexico for cheaper gasoline

As gasoline prices across the US continue to rise, Americans are looking for cheaper ways to fill their tanks - and some are even seeking deals in another country. In the US state of California, which consistently ranks among the highest in the...

 

Average Price of Gas in LA County $6 a Gallon

Wire Services Prices have gone up for 24 days in a row in Los Angeles County as of Friday morning, with the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline now $5.908. 3.18.22: The price of a barrel of oil has fallen about 20% from its recent high of...

 

Local Briefs

ABC Toys Burns in Downtown LA Part of the ABC Toys building's roof collapsed during the fire. 2/18/22—Firefighters battled a fire early Friday at a two-story commercial building in downtown Los Angeles. The fire was in the 600 block of South San...

 

Metro Offer Bonus to New Bus Drivers

Metro Operators are crucial to keeping LA moving. Metro is currently hiring more than 500 bus operators and is offering a $3,000 bonus for coming aboard. This is a great career opportunity. Metro offers competitive hourly rates starting at $17.75...

 

Court Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Culver City's Hero Pay Ordinance

A United States District Court has rejected a lawsuit by Southern California Hospital at Culver City (SCHCC) challenging the city’s hero pay for hospital workers ordinance. On January 19, the court issued an order dismissing the First Amended...

 

Short Briefs

Grammy’s Move Out of LA The 64th edition of the Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from Las Vegas on April 3, the Recording Academy has announced. Harvey Mason Jr, CEO of the Recording Academy, shared the update in a statement on Grammy's...

 

Calif. Drought Not As Severe

California’s drought is showing signs of improvement, after last week’s rains dropped 7 inches on the region. The US Drought Monitor says, as of Tuesday, roughly 17-percent of the state is in the Extreme or Exceptional Drought categories. This...

 

New California Laws Taking Effect New Year's Day

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed 770 bills into law in 2021; many of them impacting people’s daily lives will take effect as soon as New Year’s Day. A handful of laws, such as a ban on the sale of gas-powered leaf blowers and lawnmowers and a requirement...

 

Golf Courses to Become Housing

By Observer Staff A bill now pending in the California State legislature proposes to convert the State's municipal and public golf courses into affordable housing. AB 672, authored by Christina...

 

Local Briefs

LA County Expands Testing Sites The L.A. County Department of Health Services announced that it is moving to deliver an "urgent expansion" of the county's free testing services. This as long lines hav...

 

Bear Necessities

A screaming 7-Eleven clerk in Olympic Valley, California got a closer wildlife encounter than she desired after a black bear strolled into the store and "used" the hand sanitizer station. A clip of...

 

California Establishes Commission To Monitor, Track Hate Crimes

California has approved new legislation to address the growing epidemic of hate crimes and incidents in the state. The new bill, AB 1126, establishes the first statewide commission to monitor and track hate crimes and recommend policy to the state...

 

L.A. Controller Galperin Suspends Ridley-Thomas's City Pay

Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin is terminating Mark Ridley-Thomas's City pay following today's City Council vote to suspend him: "After today's City Council vote, Mark Ridley-Thomas is no...

 

New State Law Will Free 'Blood Slave' Donor Dogs

California has passed a new law that will phase out the inhumane practice of keeping "blood slave" donor dogs in captivity. Over the weekend, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a law, AB1282, which lets...

 

Recycling Makes a Comeback

By Jack Simon, Observer Staff Writer Californians will soon see the return of glass beverage bottles to their supermarkets. Governor Gavin Newsom this week signed a bill, AB 962, which paves the way for reusable glass bottles to flow through the stat...

 

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