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And Holly Mitchell Makes the L.A Board of Supervisors “The Fab Five”

Keith DeLawder, Contributor With a resounding victory in November’s general election, former State Senator Holly Mitchell is now representing the 2nd District on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors. Mitchell, who defeated former City Council President and veteran politician Herb Wesson by over 130,000 votes, cement…
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State’s Disaster Emergency Preparedness Effort Meets and Exceeds the Goals It Set

Antonio‌ ‌Ray‌ ‌Harvey‌ ‌|‌ ‌California‌ ‌Black‌ ‌Media‌  Gov. Gavin Newsom and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) announced that the state’s emergency preparedness campaign, which was launched last August, has surpassed the goal it set to engage at least one million socially vulnerable California…
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BLM L.A Discusses African American “Distrust” of the COVID-19 Vaccine

Steven Vargas | California Black Media Now that both Moderna and Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines have been authorized by the FDA and are beginning to roll out, hesitancy is growing among Americans about receiving them. According to a recent survey by COVID Collaborative, a bipartisan organization that provides recommendati…
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Mayor Eric Garcetti Issues Veto On City Council Plan to Reallocate LAPD Budget

By Dianne Lugo, Staff Mayor Eric Garcetti has vetoed the City Council’s plan that reallocated $150 million of the Los Angeles Police Department’s budget to Black and Brown communities. The motion, passed by a 13-2 vote last week, would fund youth work programs, local hire efforts and other social services as well as…
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Houses of Worship Can Now Hold Indoor Services in L.A County, Most Won’t for Now

Last month, Los Angeles County officials reversed a ban prohibiting houses of worship from holding indoor and outdoor services, effective immediately. The decision was prompted by three recent Supreme Court rulings for places of worship. In all three cases, the high court sided with churches in Colorado, New Jersey …
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LAPD Budget Reallocation Finalized, Councilman Curren Price’s District 9 to Receive $21 Million

By Dianne Lugo  In July, Councilman Curren Price introduced a motion, alongside Council President Nury Martinez and Councilman Herb Wesson, to identify and cut $100-$150 million from the Los Angeles Police Department’s proposed 2020-2021 budget. That money, they proposed, would instead be reinvested into Black and B…
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Governor Newsom Launches “Vaccinate All 58” Campaign As First Doses of COVID-19 Vaccine Arrive

Staff  California received its first shipment of vaccine doses on Sunday. On Monday, Governor Gavin Newsom launched a new campaign named “Vaccinate All 58” with the goal to bring the vaccine in a “safe, fair and equitable” way for all 58 counties in the state.  The campaign acknowledges that initial supplies of the …
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Vaccines Arrive In California, First Does Given to L.A Healthcare Workers As ICU Capacity Reaches Worrying Low

Dianne Lugo, Staff Writer COVID-19 vaccinations have begun in the United States. The first to receive the vaccine in the country, outside of the trial, was a New York ICU nurse named Sandra Lindsay at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. I Vaccinations also began in California after the first shipment landed at Los An…
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Garcetti’s Failed Police Commission Says Black Lives Matter

Stephen Oduntan, Staff Writer Jamie Garcia and Baba Akili of Black Lives Matter issued the following statement to LA Focus on Saturday after weeks of protests outside the mayor’s house aimed at blocking him from any role in the new administration: Garcetti’s residence has been the site of daily morning protests in r…
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Community Leaders Once Again Thwart Sale of the Crenshaw Plaza

By Stephen Oduntan Downtown Crenshaw, a Black-led community organization said on Tuesday they’d blocked the sale of the Crenshaw Plaza to LIVWRK and DFH Partners. The group told LA Focus that whatever negotiated agreement by LIVWRK and DFH Partners to acquire the Crenshaw Plaza shopping mall was terminated on Dec. 1…
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Local Community Rallies to Save The Serving Spoon, Raises Over $150,000

By Dianne Lugo, Staff Writer Angela and J.C Johnson were sure they were going to be forced to close the doors of The Serving Spoon, the Inglewood restaurant that’s stood in the same shopping center since 1983. The couple are in an industry with tight margins that have only gotten tighter since the pandemic began. Th…
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Local Community Rallies to Save The Serving Spoon, Raises Over $150,000

By Dianne Lugo, Staff Writer Angela and J.C Johnson were sure they were going to be forced to close the doors of The Serving Spoon, the Inglewood restaurant that’s stood in the same shopping center since 1983. The couple are in an industry with tight margins that have only gotten tighter since the pandemic began. Th…


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