LA City Council allocates $ 10M to forgive trash pickup debt

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council allocated $ 10 million to forgive trash pick-up debt that low-income Los Angeles residents accrued in 2020 and 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. About 23,000 Bureau of Sanitation accounts qualify for the funding, which totals $ 7.95 million in debt for trash pickup services, according … Read more

Some COVID-19 protocols to be relaxed on Hollywood sets

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – COVID-19 protocols on Hollywood sets and other productions will be relaxed in areas with low hospitalization rates under a new agreement between producers and the unions representing directors, actors and other industry professionals. “The new agreement creates a more flexible set of protocols for areas of the United States and Canada … Read more

LA City Attorney calls on Biden abortion access task force

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles city officials continued their efforts Friday to distinguish the city from parts of the country seeking to restrict abortion access pending the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade. What You Need To Know A letter from City Attorney Mike Feuer to President Joe Biden urged him to convene … Read more

LA hospital sued for racism in death of Black mother

LOS ANGELES (AP) – The husband of a Black woman who died hours after childbirth in 2016 sued Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Wednesday, saying she bled to death because of a culture of racism at the renowned Los Angeles hospital. Charles Johnson IV said he discovered the disparity in care women of color receive at … Read more

April was deadliest month in 4 years

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Last month was Los Angeles’ deadliest April due to homicides in at least four years, with 36 reported, compared to 21 last year and 24 in 2020, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore said Tuesday. “This is at least a four-year high,” Moore told the Los Angeles Police Commission. What … Read more

Average LA gas price records largest increase since March 25

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County rose 2 cents Saturday to $ 5,818, the third consecutive increase following a run of 28 decreases in 30 days, totaling 29.6 cents. The average price increased 4.4 cents over the past three days, including 2 cents … Read more

25-day streak of dropping average LA County gas prices ends

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A 25-day streak of decreases to the average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County ended Saturday with an increase of a half-cent to $ 5,787. The average price dropped 28.8 cents during the streak, including four-tenths of a cent Friday, according to figures from the … Read more

Ordinance to reduce plastic waste expands to all restaurants

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Los Angeles city ordinance aimed at reducing plastic waste is scheduled to expand to all restaurants for Earth Day Friday, making disposable food ware, including utensils and napkins, available at all city restaurants and beverage facilities only when requested by customers. The ordinance, which was approved by the City Council … Read more

Caltrans celebrates Earth Day with Dump Day program

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – In celebration of Earth Day, Caltrans is promoting Dump Day throughout California and inviting people to take advantage of free disposal programs for non-hazardous, unwanted items, it was announced Friday. The statewide Dump Day events, set for Saturday, are part of Gov. Gavin Newsom’s Clean California initiative, a $ 1.1 billion … Read more

Recovered cultural items returned to representatives of Peru

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Federal authorities Friday held a “repatriation ceremony” to return 16 recovered cultural items, some of which are 400 years old, to representatives of the Peruvian Consulate. The items were recovered following investigations by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Art Crime Team, according to the agency. The ceremony was held Friday morning … Read more