Metro expands GoPass program in LA County

Metro expands GoPass program in LA County

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined other local leaders at LA Valley College to accept a $1 million federal grant with help from Sen. Dianne Feinstein. That money helps extend Metro’s GoPass program, allowing it to offer free transit passes to all community college students in Los Angeles County. What You Need To Know Local … Read more

More companies using Bossware to monitor employees

More companies using Bossware to monitor employees

LOS ANGELES — More employers across the country are using what’s referred to as Bossware to monitor their employees’ work habits and determine whether their workers are productive.  What You Need To Know Bossware is software employees can use to track their employees’ online habits A Digital.com survey found that 60% of employers with remote … Read more

Exploring LA’s history with water

Exploring LA’s history with water

LOS ANGELES — More than 4 million people across LA County continue to be affected by a 15-day outdoor watering ban that began last week so crews can make critical repairs to a pipeline that carries water from the Colorado River.   What You Need To Know LADWP customers used 10% less water in August, the … Read more

Private group provides free books through reading program

Private group provides free books through reading program

LOS ANGELES — If it sounds unusual for a math teacher to get excited about reading, then you probably haven’t met Ms. Zatchell Fortin. What You Need To Know Gordon Philanthropies has donated more than 50,000 books in the past year to some of the most underserved schools in Los Angeles Students sign up to … Read more

Latest heat wave poses challenges for landscapers

Latest heat wave poses challenges for landscapers

SILVER LAKE, Calif. — In a backyard in Silver Lake, local landscape architect Vanessa Rutter and her crew from Foundation Design are pulling out plants scorched by the recent summer heat wave. “Anytime you’re planting in high heat, even for drought-tolerant and native plants, they need a transition period to establish,” Rutter said. She’s seen growing demand … Read more

Thrift stores thrive amid rising costs

Thrift stores thrive amid rising costs

Danielle Darnault says her store is the place to be for shoppers who are looking for an adventure.  “It’s all about discovering the treasures, not necessarily knowing what you want to buy, [but] just coming in and seeing what calls to you,” she said. What You Need To Know Thrift stores say they’re seeing more … Read more

Ballona Creek Trash Interceptor aims to clean up the ocean

Ballona Creek Trash Interceptor aims to clean up the ocean

Each year, Los Angeles County Public Works says as much as 30 tons of trash and debris end up in the Ballona Creek, which leads straight to the Pacific Ocean. “Ideally, those soda bottles, water bottles, the containers from fast-food restaurants, that wouldn’t even find its way into the creek, but once it’s in the … Read more

211 LA keeps contract after county fails to pass motion

211 LA keeps contract after county fails to pass motion

They chanted on the steps of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, sending a powerful message to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. “211 callers need and deserve service from experienced professionals dedicated to their needs and interests,” said Maribell Marin, Executive Director of 211 LA. What You Need To Know The Los Angeles … Read more

Councilmember-elect determined to give back to Angelenos

Councilmember-elect determined to give back to Angelenos

LOS ANGELES — There were just two candidates on the ballot to represent Los Angeles’ Council District 1 in the 2022 election. Eunisses Hernandez captured slightly more than 54% of the vote, ousting incumbent Gil Cedillo. It was just the third time an outsider has beat someone already working inside city hall in 25 years. … Read more

SoCal cartoonist uses public art to fight pandemic

SoCal cartoonist uses public art to fight pandemic

LOS ANGELES — As an editorial cartoonist, Lalo Alcaraz is used to working with smaller images. He is the creator of the nationally syndicated comic strip, “La Cucaracha” and best known for his contributions as a cultural consultant on Pixar’s “Coco” and Nickelodeon’s “The Casagrandes.” What You Need To Know A local cartoonist created a five-story … Read more