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

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

Evening Briefing: August 12, 2022

Evening Briefing: August 12, 2022

Good evening, SoCal. We’re wrapping up the day for you with the most important stories you need to know and your weather outlook. Your Weather Planner Saturday will start out with above normal temperatures and mostly sunny skies. That means those inland temperatures will climb quickly. So, if you have anything physical to do outside, … 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

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

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

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