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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

For years, law enforcement departments across the country have used the controversial carotid artery restraint technique to forcibly subdue and detain suspects, despite its troubled history. 

In the aftermath of George Floyd’s death, California Assembly Member Mike A. Gipson has introduced AB 1196, which would make it illegal for police officers to continue to employ this tactic.

“This bill is important because it calls for the elimination of carotid artery restraint by law enforcement, a practice that is not meant to be fatal but has proven fatal far too many times,” said Assembly Member Miguel Santiago, who has joined Gipson and other state leaders in announcing the legislation.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Chiquita Brands International, working with Feeding America, the YMCA, school districts and hospitals, has donated a million bananas during the COVID-19 crisis.

“At the heart of Chiquita, we are farmers and banana growers who recognize our responsibility to provide nutritious bananas to people facing food insecurity during these uncertain times,” Chiquita President Carlos Lopez Flores said in a news release.

Recipients include Feeding America and member food banks, and school districts in the Los Angeles area, hospitals and non-profits.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Work starts early at the Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA. Volunteers from USC, the local neighborhood and partner organizations are there by 6 a.m. sharp. As the COVID-19 pandemic impacts L.A. communities, USC and its partners have organized a food drive for those in need.

Sunday, March 8, 2020

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- California leaders are banding together to seeking long-term funding for major efforts in the fight against homelessness.

They are seeking state legislation that sets aside $2 billion every year from the state budget to help people get off the streets and into housing.

Assembly Bill 3300 would provide $1.1 billion to counties and service organizations, $800 million to cities with a population over 300,000 and $100 million to nonprofit housing developers.

Friday, March 6, 2020

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — State and local leaders are requesting $2 billion in funding to combat homelessness.

Mayor Eric Garcetti says the state has a surplus, so the money is available.

Assembly Bill 3300 would appropriate $2 billion, beginning with the 2020-21 fiscal year and each following fiscal year, to provide grant funds to address homelessness challenges, including affordable housing, rental assistance and other services.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

At a town hall 16 months ago, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Councilman Mike Bonin endured a public flogging from residents who were incensed by a plan to build a homeless shelter across the street from some of the priciest real estate in Venice.

The opposition continued, first with a scathing social media campaign and then with a lawsuit.