More than 450 guns acquired in LA buy back

More than 450 guns acquired in LA buy back

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A total of 459 firearms were collected Saturday during two Los Angeles Police Department events allowing people to exchange the weapons for gift cards. Both events were conducted between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. with one at Exposition Park, 2986 Hoover St., and the other at the Valley Traffic Division, at … Read more

CicLAvia returns to South Los Angeles on Sunday

CicLAvia returns to South Los Angeles on Sunday

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — More than seven miles of streets in South Los Angeles will be closed to vehicles Sunday for the year’s final CicLAvia event, in which city officials encourage residents to explore what different neighborhoods have to offer on foot or via other modes of transport. CicLAvia-South LA will take place from 9 … Read more

Dodgers give $1 million to Elton John AIDS Foundation

Dodgers give  million to Elton John AIDS Foundation

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Los Angeles Dodgers donated $1 million to the Elton John AIDS Foundation in honor of the pop star’s final tour in the United States, which culminates with three shows at Dodger Stadium this weekend, the team announced Sunday. Dodgers Chairman and principal owner Mark Walter and tennis legend and Dodgers … Read more

Councilwoman-elect Eunisses Hernandez announces top staffers

Councilwoman-elect Eunisses Hernandez announces top staffers

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Councilwoman-elect Eunisses Hernandez has announced two top staffers for her council office as she prepares to take office on Dec. 12, with both coming from Councilwoman Nithya Raman’s office. Ivette Serna, currently Raman’s deputy director of legislative affairs, will serve as Hernandez’s chief of staff. Serna, who was raised in the … Read more

Councilman Koretz moves $250K to LAPD for overtime funding

Councilman Koretz moves 0K to LAPD for overtime funding

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — City Councilman Paul Koretz announced Thursday he was providing $250,000 in overtime funding for the Los Angeles Police Department. The funds will come from Koretz’s office, which said the councilman has provided $750,000 in LAPD overtime funding to date. Koretz said the funds will help lower crime rates. “We did something … Read more

Committee recommends ordinance banning oil drilling in LA

Committee recommends ordinance banning oil drilling in LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A council committee recommended adoption of a proposed ordinance Thursday that would phase out oil and gas extraction in Los Angeles, moving the city a step closer to banning oil drilling. The Energy, Climate Change, Environment Justice, and River Committee voted unanimously to advance the recommendation to the City Council. The … Read more

Committee recommends ordinance banning oil drilling in LA

Committee recommends ordinance banning oil drilling in LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A council committee recommended adoption of a proposed ordinance Thursday that would phase out oil and gas extraction in Los Angeles, moving the city a step closer to banning oil drilling. The Energy, Climate Change, Environment Justice, and River Committee voted unanimously to advance the recommendation to the City Council. The … Read more

10 more COVID-related deaths in LA County reported

10 more COVID-related deaths in LA County reported

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Ten more COVID-19-related deaths were reported by Los Angeles County health officials Wednesday, along with more than 1,000 new infections. The new fatalities gave the county an overall death toll from throughout the pandemic of 33,719. On Tuesday, the county reported the virus- related death of a person under age 18 — the … Read more

LAX completes pedestrian bridge for automated people mover

LAX completes pedestrian bridge for automated people mover

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Los Angeles International Airport announced the completion of the final Automated People Mover pedestrian bridge structure over World Way Thursday, moving one step closer to connecting the Tom Bradley International Terminal with the future West Central Terminal Area station. The construction on the sixth and final bridge closed some roads at … Read more

LA County to consider creation of sexual assault council

LA County to consider creation of sexual assault council

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Tuesday will decide whether to start the process of developing a Sexual Assault Council, which would coordinate response and prevention services for survivors of sexual violence. Introduced by Supervisors Sheila Kuehl and Hilda Solis, the motion going before the board requests that the county’s … Read more