LA Controller urges city to use vacant land for housing

LA Controller urges city to use vacant land for housing

LOS ANGELES — Standing on a blighted and sprawling piece of vacant land owned by the city of Los Angeles, LA Controller Ron Galperin called on city leaders to use government-owned properties to house people experiencing homelessness. “We need a lot more permanent housing, but also, we need more temporary and interim housing and shelter … Read more

Los Angeles City Council to review 2022-23 budget

Los Angeles City Council to review 2022-23 budget

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Los Angeles City Council will review the 2022-23 fiscal year budget Wednesday that was proposed by Mayor Eric Garcetti and revised by the council’s Budget and Finance Committee. Garcetti proposed an $11.77 billion budget on April 20, up from the current fiscal year’s $11.2 billion. Among the most significant changes … Read more

SCVNews.com | County Launches Help Me Grow LA to Support Child Development

SCVNews.com |  County Launches Help Me Grow LA to Support Child Development

The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health and First 5 LA have announced the launch of Help Me Grow LA, a community-driven effort to ensure every family that has developmental concerns about their child receives guidance and support. Help Me Grow will also help families navigate what can be a fragmented and challenging network … Read more

LA-based rental furniture startup expands to East Coast

LA-based rental furniture startup expands to East Coast

GARDENA, Calif. — The coronavirus pandemic created a lot of mobility among working professionals, which was good for a Los Angeles-based furniture rental startup. Last month, Fernish, a furniture rental company, expanded its services to the East Coast, launching in New York and Washington DC What You Need To Know Fernish, a Los Angeles-based rental … Read more

Evening Briefing: May 17, 2022

Evening Briefing: May 17, 2022

Good evening, So Cal. We’re wrapping up the day for you with the most important stories you need to know and your weather outlook. Your Weather Planner Low clouds will arise inland again Wednesday morning but clear faster than Tuesday. Faster clearing plus high pressure briefly building overhead will lead to 10 degrees of warming … Read more

1st African surf shop in US opens in California

1st African surf shop in US opens in California

LOS ANGELES — Surf shops and Southern California go together like sand and beaches. But there’s a new surf shop like no other, and it’s in Venice Beach. Mami Wata is the first African surf shop in the country. Selema Masekela is a surfer and has stepped into a wetsuit many times. What You Need … Read more

LA judge rules more women on boards is unconstitutional

LA judge rules more women on boards is unconstitutional

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A California law requiring increased membership by women on corporate boards is unconstitutional and violates the right to equal treatment, a Los Angeles judge has ruled. What You Need To Know Passed in 2018, the law applies to publicly held corporations with principal executive offices located in California and required them … Read more

Proposed legislation aims to curb anti-Asian violence

Proposed legislation aims to curb anti-Asian violence

LOS ANGELES — Native Angeleno and mother of two, Lisa Fu, says she’s never felt the need to carry a personal safety alarm until recently when she went on a trip. “What you do is if you feel like you are unsafe or in a situation where you might be harassed, you just pull it … Read more

SCVNews.com | LA County ‘Parks at Sunset’ Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month

SCVNews.com |  LA County ‘Parks at Sunset’ Celebrate Mental Health Awareness Month

Join ghost hunter Marie Mason to explore Paranormal Investigation: Tools, Tactics, and Tales at the Rancho Camulos Museum Sunday, May 22, at 1:30 pm College of the Canyons softball was represented with two selections on the 2022 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) California JC All-American Team with slugger Ashlynn Heck and pitcher/utility player Allyson Melgar … Read more

Progressives target Democratic incumbents on LA City Council

Progressives target Democratic incumbents on LA City Council

LOS ANGELES — If you’re looking to change the way Los Angeles handles its homeless crisis, Mike Rose says the City Council is a good place to start. He lives near the border of two separate districts and is part of an effort to shake things up at City Hall. What You Need To Know … Read more