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L.A.’s morning commute is about to change dramatically

More than 600,000 students in the Los Angeles Unified School District, the second-largest school district in the nation, return to class on Monday. Under new California state law, public high schools cannot start earlier than 8:30 a.m. and middle schools can’t start before 8 a.m. As KTLA’s Ginger Chan...
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Riot police storm city hall as LA votes on controversial homelessness rule

The Los Angeles city council passed a controversial new plan to expand parts of city land where it’s illegal to be homeless, prompting fiery protests that ended in an arrest and riot police filling city hall.Officials voted 11-3 on Tuesday to massively expand so-called 41.18 zones, making it a crime to be living unhoused within 500 feet of schools and daycare centres across the city.One person was arrested in the demonstrations, the Los Angeles Police Department told The Independent, and city council president Nury Martinez said during Tuesday’s vote one individual jumped over a barrier and “charged” at councilmembers....
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The Rudest Cities & States In America, As Ranked By Americans

If you’re reading this blog, I’ll assume that you’ve done some traveling in your life. The extent of it may vary from person to person but I’d hazard a guess that you’ve been to at least a couple of states in the United States. And I bet you’ve made your opinion of, of the states you’ve been to, which states had people who were the nicest and which had ones who were not. Or maybe you’ve not been to some certain states but have heard stories or stereotypes about them that least you to believe how nice or not nice they are.

Proposed gondola project connecting Union Station, Dodger Stadium meets opposition from residents

A proposed gondola ride hoping to take fans to Dodger stadium through the air has met opposition from some of the residents who live directly below its path. Since 2010 Metro has successfully operated the Dodger Stadium Express busses from Union Station but an outside group proposed to get fans to the ballpark "by air."This is arguably the most exciting project taking place in CA," said Climate Resolve Executive Director Jonathan Parfrey.The proposed 1.5-mile gondola ride would fit roughly 70 fans per cab and could take about 5,000 people in an hour according to Parfrey. "It'll take around seven minutes from Union...
Santa Clarita Radio

One Airlifted From Santa Clarita After Suffering Medical Emergency

One person was airlifted to the hospital Tuesday after suffering from a medical emergency in Santa Clarita. At around 8 p.m. Tuesday, first responders received reports of a medical emergency on Garnet Canyon Drive in Santa Clarita, according to officials with the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Helicopter 22 was...

LA Sets New Monthly Water Conservation Record in July

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) announced on Tuesday that they received an 11% reduction in water use, quickly rushing to meet state and local goals. In the last few years, with the drought in California being reclassified as a megadrought extended across much of the American west, Governor Gavin Newsom and local officials across the state have set reduction benchmarks to get residents to conserve water in preparation for dry years ahead. In July of 2021, Newsom set the goal at 15% reduction statewide, with Los Angeles aiming at lower usage. While many counties and cities had reductions in the first month, especially in hard hit Northern and Central California, the state only saw a 1.8% reduction in the first month, with LA and San Diego actually seeing 1% increases. By the end of 2021, the state only saw a reduction of 7.7% when compared to the year previous.
Santa Monica Daily Press

City wins Section 8 tenants’ rights lawsuit

The City of Santa Monica announced this week it had won the latest in a string of legal victories in tenant protection cases, successfully defending its Anti-Housing Discrimination Ordinance in LA County Superior Court last month. The decision in the lawsuit, City of Santa Monica v. Lee, came down on...