Thursday, August 10, 2017

Dennis Romero - LA Weekly

Los Angeles–area state Assemblyman Miguel Santiago is proposing a law, AB 390, that would stop this madness. Advocates have been lobbying for the legislation because, they argue, those tickets disproportionately affect the poor and people of color.
Deborah Murphy, founder and executive director of Los Angeles Walks, says the high-traffic intersections where pedestrians have been targeted for countdown violations are often downtown or in minority areas. The tickets, which can cost about $200, amount to a regressive tax for a populace facing soul-crushing rents.
"When you look at the pedestrian population of the city, and where these tickets are issued, like at Seventh and Figueroa, there are a lot of transit-dependent people targeted," Murphy says. "I think police are being overzealous."
Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Jon Regardie - Los Angeles Downtown News

At lunchtime on Dec. 9, 2016, Samuel Chu stepped off the curb outside the 7th Street/Metro Center station. He saw the police officer on a motorcycle on the other side of the street, but dismissed it.

When he reached the far side of the street, the cop intercepted Chu and wrote up a citation. It turned out that in stepping into the intersection after the countdown clock had begun, Chu was unknowingly breaking the law, even if he reached the other side before the light turned red.

That ticket wound up costing Chu $202.

“I knew he was there, but I didn’t know crossing the street was illegal,” Chu said. “I cannot support a practice that goes against common sense and decency.”

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


A California bill would change the language in a law that outlines when it's ok to cross the street. Video broadcast Wednesday Aug. 9, 2017 on Today in LA.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Tony Barboza and Ben Poston - LA Times

By this fall, California’s Department of Toxic Substances Control plans to begin removing lead-tainted soil from 2,500 residential properties near the shuttered Exide Technologies battery recycling plant in Vernon.

The cleanup — the largest of its kind in California history — spans seven southeast Los Angeles County neighborhoods, where plant operations have threatened the health of an estimated 100,000 people.

More than two years after the possibility of federal criminal charges forced the plant to shut down, however, the state has refused to release crucial information about the contamination and cleanup requested by lawmakers, community members and reporters.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

수령금 인상' '인터넷 정보 갱신' 한다며 - 공무원 사칭 전화나 방문 개인정보 요구 - 지난해 노인 5명 가운데 1명 사기 피해

Thursday, August 3, 2017

시니어들의 개인정보를 도용해 돈을 빼돌리는 사기가 기승을 부리고 있습니다. 노인들이 영어에 취약한 점을 이용한 것인데, 검찰은 개인정보를 보호하고 수상한 청구서는 신고하라고 조언했습니다.