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SM Council Delays Discussion on Gascon

by Observer Staff July 29, 2021 The City Council did not end up discussing a resolution regarding Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon that had been proposed by Councilmember Phil Brock. The...

 

Gov. Newsom Signs Historic Homeless Hiring Tax Credit

Governor Newsom has signed AB 150 – a budget trailer bill – which includes the groundbreaking California Homeless Hiring Tax Credit. State officials said the tax credit "simultaneously confronts t...

 

LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT SECURES UNPRECEDENTED STATE BUDGET FUNDING TO SECURE FUTURE HIGHER EDUCATION IN CALIFORNIA

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) thanks Governor Gavin Newsom for signing the Higher Education trailer bill yesterday, which in conjunction with the main budget bill, delivers unprecedented resources for the state’s community...

 

Bear Cub and Mom Splash Around in Backyard Pool

By Polly Hansen Two bears found some relief from the Southern California heat in a backyard pool in Glendale. A backyard pool provided a much-needed break from the Southern California heat for a...

 

Larry Elder to Be on Recall Ballot

By David Ganezer Conservative radio talk show host Larry Elder has won his fight to be on the September 14th recall ballot. The son of a restaurant owner, Elder has electrified Republicans with the possibility that they could defeat Gov. Gavin...

 

Local Briefs

Rat Birth Control for LA Los Angeles is on its way to becoming the nation’s “rattiest” city. Downtown LA in particular has a rat problem, centered on the homeless encampments located throughout the area. A new rat contraceptive is being...

 

Newsom Approves Money for Studios

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill on Wednesday that provides an extra $330 million for the film and TV industry, and also carries a new incentive to promote diversity on sets. Newsom signed the bill at...

 

Recall Petition Approved For Circulation By City Clerk

A draft petition has been filed and approved on 07July 13 for circulation to recall Mike Bonin Los Angeles City Councilmember. In accordance with Charter Section 431(a RECALL), to qualify for...

 

State Hate Crime Bill Moves Forward

Legislation to address the growing epidemic of hate crimes has just passed the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill, AB 1126, authored by Assembly member Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica), would...

 

Local Briefs

House Fire in Pacific Palisades A fire destroyed a hillside Pacific Palisades house at 766 North Paseo Miramar early Thursday morning, reports the Los Angeles Fire Department. A resident called in the fire at 3:49 a.m. Thursday. LA Firefighters...

 

Black Bears Join Lake Tahoe Beachgoers

6/2: An afternoon on the lake unexpectedly turned into a close encounter with wildlife for beachgoers in California. A large adult black bear and three cubs took to a South Lake Tahoe beach on Sunday...

 

Local Briefs

LA County Says Masks Up On Monday, health officials in Los Angeles County followed suit, recommending that “everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear masks indoors in public places as a precautionary measure.” Barbara Ferrer, the county...

 

Local Briefs

Busses Won’t take Coins Bus riders will no longer be able to pay for their rides in cash. Starting Monday July 12, the Big Blue Bus Co. has announced that it will no longer accept cash from writers. Customers must pay with TAP cards purchased from...

 

Earthquake Near LAX

A magnitude 3.4 earthquake rumbled through southern California on Wednesday afternoon, centered just northeast of Los Angeles International Airport. The mainshake which hit at 5:11 pm PST, was felt...

 

Southern California Hospital Responds to 'Hero Pay' Mandate

Southern California Hospital officials this week called the new "hero pay" mandate as an "arbitrary and inequitable" law and expressed hopes the Culver City Council will revisit the issue before its t...

 

DOJ Settles with Landlord Accused of Sexually Harassing Tenants

By Jack Simon The Justice Department has reached an agreement with a California landlord to resolve a Fair Housing Act lawsuit alleging that he sexually harassed female tenants for two decades, including offering “to reduce their rental payments...

 

Cal. To Legalize Psychedelic Drugs

By Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff Writer Courtesy of the brainiac who is pushing to densify our neighborhoods, California State Senator Scott Wiener, Senate Bill 519 to legalize psychedelic drugs,...

 

Local Briefs

Summer Travel Ramps Up Unlike last summer where the entire country was stuck at home, millions of Americans are expected to travel this summer. Many will be expected to travel to Los Angeles, where the Santa Monica Pier of course is a favorite...

 

Butterly Dreams

Article by Cara Duggan, SF Chronicle The Western monarch butterfly is disappearing before our eyes. The number of graceful, black-and-orange winged insects overwintering in coastal California this...

 

Local Briefs

Disneyland Opens Avengers Theme Park As Covid retreats, Disney is advancing with the world's very first Avenger's theme park. The Avengers Campus will open on June 4 at Disney California Adventure Park. "In just a few days, you'll be invited to team...

 

Cal to End Social Distancing in June

(AP) - California no longer will require social distancing and will allow full capacity for businesses when the state reopens on June 15, the state's top health official said Friday. "We're at a...

 

Local briefs 2

2 Acre Brush Fire in LA LA County Firefighters responded to the area of 15820 Pacific Coast Highway around 6 p.m. Monday May 21, as flames burned in medium to heavy brush. About an hour later, crews established a perimeter around the 2-acre fire....

 

Unarmed Crisis Response in LA

By Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff Writer Mike Bonin and the City of Los Angeles is sending out an online survey for residents and others who work in the city soliciting opinions on what types of calls armed police should answer and what should...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

DPSS Launches Annual CalFresh Awareness Month Campaign

The Department of Public Social Services (DPSS) has launched its annual CalFresh Awareness Month campaign to publicize the CalFresh Nutrition Program and acknowledge community partners throughout the...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Officer Safety Bills Stall in Appropriations Committee

As acts of violence and threats towards code enforcement officers rise, two California Senate bills aimed at increasing safety measures have stalled after being placed on the Senate Appropriations Committee’s suspense file. At a time when violent...

 

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