Vision Zero, the city initiative to cut traffic deaths, calls for steps like increased traffic enforcement, raising red flags in low-income neighborhoods of color like South L.A., where residents are already leery of interactions with police.
Under a new U.S. Supreme Court order, travelers from six targeted countries — Syria, Libya, Iran, Sudan, Yemen and Somalia — should not be affected by the ban if they have an established, bona fide relationship with a person or entity in the United States. But much depends on how the order is implemented at airports like LAX.
Boyle Heights tenants living near Mariachi Plaza have been receiving eviction notices after they refused to pay rent increases as high as 80 percent. Rents have been shooting up as newcomers forced out by expensive housing costs elsewhere move into the community.
The fire has burned 902 acres with no containment since breaking out Tuesday afternoon. A red flag warning remains in effect for the area.
The rural West just got its biggest pay-out ever from the federal government under the PILT program. But it could be short-lived: President Trump wants to cut PILT funding by 17 percent.
Five local organizations had appealed the expansion of the landfill in the Santa Clarita Valley, but the county is running short on landfill space.
Hutchens was praised for her reforms, but the Sheriff's Department was criticized last year after an inmate escape and has been accused of illegally using jail informants to obtain confessions.