Since his election as mayor, public records show L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti has used the mechanism to raise $31.9 million in large donations to his favored causes from individuals, businesses and foundations, some of which have won sizable contracts and crucial approvals from the city in recent years.
Aramazd Andressian, Sr. admitted to killing his 5-year-old son amid a bitter custody battle. The boy's remains were found in Santa Barbara County two months after his disappearance in April. The 35-year-old did not speak at the sentencing hearing but his estranged wife, Ana Estevez, called him a failure as a father, as a man and as a human being.
The so-called "linkage fee" would apply to new construction in the city to help pay for affordable housing. Officials say it would raise up to $114 million a year to address the city's lack of housing, while critics warn the fee would stifle new housing production. If adopted, L.A. would join cities like San Francisco and San Diego with similar fees.
If approved by the police commission, the LAPD would fly a seven-and-a-half foot drone in similar situations during a one-year pilot program. About 30 California law enforcement agencies, including the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, have drones.
"He said he was going to put immigration on us — can you imagine how that feels?"said Eva Del Rio, one of the plaintiffs. The alleged incident took place in 2015 when she was attempting to drop off the child she cares for at the entrance of Madison Elementary. Former principal John Ruelas took another position within the school district this year following other controversies at the school.
"That's not a choice we should be required to make," L.A. City Attorney Michael Feuer said Tuesday, regarding the restrictions placed on a federal grant by the Trump Administration. New DOJ policy says local police must give immigration officials access to jails and provide 48 hours notice before releasing someone in the country illegally.
A new study shows how a mother's response to her baby in distress can lead to a secure or insecure bond. Researchers had 6-month-olds and their moms engage in normal play until the mom stopped with a vacant face and kept it no matter how much the baby called out for her. The method tested the mom's ability to regulate her emotions and the child's awareness.