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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...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

N. Cal Fire Set to Cover Murder

A California fire that killed two people last year was intentionally set to cover up a murder, investigators revealed in a press briefing. The Markley Fire was started in Northern California's Solano County on Aug. 18, 2020 near where police found th...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Fire Near Westlake High

Several Westlake Village homes were evacuated Thursday afternoon after a brush fire burned 24 acres north of Westlake High School. The fire in the 500 block of Country Valley Road, drew about 5...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Arrests In Attack on Lady Gaga's dog walker

Five people have been arrested and charged for their alleged involvement in the February shooting and robbery of Lady Gaga's dog walker, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Three of the...

 
 News    May 6, 2021

Cal Loses People, Builds More

Alyssa Erdley, Observer Staff Writer According to the 2020 Census, there was a net loss of 500,000 people from California over the last decade. Half a million people left the state, half of them apparently from the Los Angeles area. California is los...

 

Governor Newsom to Face Recall

California Secretary of State Dr. Shirley N. Weber Announces Threshold Hs been met to Trigger Recall of Governor Gavin Newsom. Signature Withdrawal Period. The valid signatures in the 10th report are...

 

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...

 

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