LA County gas prices drop for 60th straight day

LA County gas prices drop for 60th straight day

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County decreased for the 60th consecutive day Saturday since rising to a record, dropping six-tenths of a cent to $5.399, its lowest amount since March 6. The average price has dropped $1.063 since rising to a record high … Read more

Continued COVID precautions urged for LA County

Continued COVID precautions urged for LA County

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — One day after Los Angeles County escaped the federal government’s “high” COVID-19 activity category, advancing to the “medium” level, the public health director urged residents Friday to maintain precautions against virus spread, saying transmission remains high. The county moved into the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s “medium” virus-activity category on … Read more

LA moves forward on LAPD military equipment policy

LA moves forward on LAPD military equipment policy

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Los Angeles City Council moved forward on implementing an ordinance that would adopt the Los Angeles Police Department’s military equipment-use policy Friday, over objections from a few council members and activists who raised concerns about the LAPD’s proposed report. The council did not vote on adopting the report Friday, but … Read more

LA to change monkeypox vaccine doses

LA to change monkeypox vaccine doses

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Los Angeles County next week will transition to a newly approved method of administering smaller doses of the monkeypox vaccine, a move that officials say will lead to a five-fold increase in the availability of shots locally. What You Need To Know Making the change is designed to stretch the limited of … Read more

Padilla, Council President Martinez endorse Karen Bass

Padilla, Council President Martinez endorse Karen Bass

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Rep. Karen Bass secured several more key endorsements Wednesday in her run for Los Angeles mayor. Sen. Alex Padilla, D-California; Los Angeles City Council President Nury Martinez; Rep. Tony Cárdenas, D-Panorama City; and Assemblywoman Luz Rivas, D-Arleta; announced Wednesday they were backing Bass, D-Los Angeles, in her race against billionaire businessman … Read more

LA planning department proposal banning oil drilling

LA planning department proposal banning oil drilling

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Los Angeles is one step closer to banning oil drilling after the Department of City Planning released a draft ordinance Tuesday. What You Need To Know The City Council in January unanimously approved a series of recommendations aimed at banning new oil and gas wells Tuesday’s draft ordinance was released by … Read more

LA bank exec killed in lightning strike near White House

LA bank exec killed in lightning strike near White House

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A 29-year-old bank executive from Los Angeles has been identified as one of three people killed in a lightning strike across the street from the White House last week. Brooks Lambertson lived in downtown Los Angeles and was the manager of partnership marketing for the Los Angeles Clippers prior to joining … Read more

Gas prices drop for 53rd consecutive day

Gas prices drop for 53rd consecutive day

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County decreased for the 53rd consecutive day Saturday since rising to a record, dropping 4.1 cents to $5.509, its lowest amount since March 7. The average price has dropped 95.3 cents since rising to a record high of … Read more

LA residents reduce water use after restrictions

LA residents reduce water use after restrictions

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Los Angeles residents have continued to reduce water usage at a steady pace to offset a historic drought, and those efforts appear to be working, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power officials said at a council committee meeting Thursday. Officials projected an 11% reduction in water use for the month of … Read more

More suspects armed with firearms during police shootings

More suspects armed with firearms during police shootings

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — More Los Angeles Police Department shootings this year are involving suspects that are armed with firearms as opposed to knives or other weapons, which Deputy Chief David Choi called a “significant shift” Wednesday during a Public Safety Committee meeting. Last year, 15 of 37 police shootings involved suspects with firearms. LAPD representatives … Read more