LACo formally extends mask requirement on public transit

LACo formally extends mask requirement on public transit

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — With COVID-19 case numbers steadily rising — enough to push Los Angeles County into the “medium” virus risk level — the mask-wearing requirement on public transit and at transportation hubs was officially extended Friday in the county. What You Need To Know The county issued a health order in late April … Read more

Alleged Chappelle attacker charged with roommate’s stabbing

Alleged Chappelle attacker charged with roommate’s stabbing

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The man accused of attacking comedian Dave Chappelle on stage this month at the Hollywood Bowl pleaded not guilty Thursday to attempted murder for allegedly stabbing his roommate at a transitional housing apartment last December. The latest case against Isaiah Lee, filed Wednesday, charges the 23-year-old man with attempted murder in … 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

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

Budget Committee advances 2022-23 budget to City Council

Budget Committee advances 2022-23 budget to City Council

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Los Angeles City Council Budget and Finance Committee finished revising Mayor Eric Garcetti’s proposed budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year Friday afternoon and will send it to the full Los Angeles City Council, which will begin its portion of the budget process on Wednesday. What You Need To Know Dozens … Read more

City Council approves settlement of LA homelessness lawsuit

City Council approves settlement of LA homelessness lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Los Angeles City Council approved a settlement with the LA Alliance for Human Rights Wednesday in which the city will spend up to $3 billion over the next five years to develop as many as 16,000 beds or housing units for the homeless , enough to accommodate 60% of the … Read more

LACo board to hold public hearing on $38.5B budget

LACo board to hold public hearing on .5B budget

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A public hearing is scheduled Wednesday for a $38.5 billion recommended Los Angeles County budget for fiscal year 2022-23. The recommended budget was presented by County CEO Fesia Davenport to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on April 19, the first step in a months-long budget process for Los Angeles … Read more

No bail reduction for man accused in Chappelle attack

No bail reduction for man accused in Chappelle attack

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The man accused of attacking comedian Dave Chappelle on stage at the Hollywood Bowl a week ago lost a bid Tuesday to have his $30,000 bail reduced. Isaiah Lee’s attorney, Chelsea Padilla, asked Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Armenui Amy Ashvanian to release the 23-year-old man on his own recognizance. But … Read more

Judge dismisses part of suit, photographer vs. Hilary Duff

Judge dismisses part of suit, photographer vs. Hilary Duff

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A judge Monday granted a motion by Fox Broadcasting Co. and Talk WW Production Inc., the producers of “The Wendy Williams Show,” to dismiss both companies as defendants in a photographer’s lawsuit alleging that he was libeled and slandered during an episode of Williams’ show dealing with his 2020 encounter at … Read more

De León targeted with 2nd recall notice from Adkins

De León targeted with 2nd recall notice from Adkins

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Los Angeles Councilman Kevin de León was served with a recall notice Tuesday, filed by the same constituent who targeted him with a recall effort last year before terminating the petition in November. What You Need To Know Pauline Adkins and other signees launched the recall campaign De León opened the … Read more