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LA Launches Community College Program In Central American Studies, First Of Its Kind In The Us

Central Americans are the second largest Latino group within the LA community colleges, right behind students who identify as Mexican or Chicano.

1m
Aug 19
Nearly 40% Of LASD Jail Buses Are Out Of Service. The Courts Are Feeling The Effects

So many of the buses the LASD uses to transport people from jail to court are in the shop for maintenance that people are missing court dates. The culprit seems to be COVID-19, which has infected a number of people who work at one of the main shops that services the buses.

57s
Aug 19
Audio Version: How Can Schools Help Students With Dyslexia? In California, Responses Are Far From Consistent

Advocates say Sacramento’s reluctance to hand down clear mandates means some schools’ approaches to literacy instruction remain woefully out of date. But there are signs of progress.

24m
Aug 19
Former LAPD Officer Pleads No Contest To 2020 Assault

Former officer Frank Hernandez was caught on a bystander's video pummeling a man he had rousted from a vacant lot. He was sentenced to two years' probation.

55s
Aug 19
Southern California Has A Plan To Ease The Colorado River Crisis. And It Starts Right Under Your Feet

The Colorado River is the backbone of the West’s water supply. The river provides water to hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland and 40 million people in seven U.S. states (California, Colorado, Wyoming, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona and Nevada) and northern Mexico. But overuse, a 23-year “megadrought” and aridification fueled by the climate crisis has left the river stretched far too thin.

1m
Aug 19
Monkeypox Cases In L.A. County Continue To Climb

New Monkeypox cases in have grown by 33 percent since last week. Now 1,036 people in Los Angeles County have tested positive for monkeypox since the outbreak began in May. 

49s
Aug 18
Nearly $5B Will Be Dedicated To Mental Health Services For You Californians

California governor says the plan will prioritize mental health screening and preventive care for youth up to age 25. 

1m
Aug 18
Displaced Chesapeake Apartments Tenants Want Compensation

People displaced from their apartments at the troubled South L.A. complex have been put up in hotels while the landlord makes repairs, but they say they've been placed far from their communities and so need help covering the extra costs they've incurred.

56s
Aug 17
In California, Educating Students With Dyslexia Is A Study In Contrasts

Advocates say Sacramento’s reluctance to hand down clear mandates means some schools’ approaches to literacy instruction remain woefully out of date. But there are signs of progress.

4m
Aug 17
Sacramento Bill Would Create An LA Affordable Housing Agency

Tenants rights groups and homeless advocates support SB 679, which would create an agency that would fund and support affordable housing development across L.A. County. 

1m
Aug 16
Disneyland Passholders Get Long-Awaited Update On (Pricey) Renewals

Disney cut off sales of new annual passes more than a year ago, leaving current passholders in limbo on what was next for them – even as theme park fans headed back in huge numbers. Now Disney's announced those long-awaited details on renewals. Mike Roe reports.

49s
Aug 16
Second Attempt To Recall LA DA George Gascón Fails

Organizers turned in more than 715,000 signatures on recall petitions, but the county registrar says only 520,000 were valid, leaving the effort nearly 47,000 signatures short of the number needed to qualify for the ballot.

51s
Aug 15
Nearly 50 Years Later, Film Academy Apologizes To Sacheen Littlefeather

The Motion Picture Academy has issued an apology to Sacheen Littlefeather, who made history when she appeared on behalf of Marlon Brando at the 1973 Academy Awards and rejected his Oscar win for 1972’s The Godfather. That apology was issued in June just days after LAist Studio's released an in-depth interview with Littlefeather as part The Academy Museum podcast. It was made public today. Mike Roe reports.

1m
Aug 15
FBI Says Gun That Shot "Rust" Cinematographer Could Not Have Fired By Itself

Actor Alec Baldwin, who fatally shot cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the movie set last October, said he didn’t pull the trigger on the gun that killed her. But a new FBI report casts doubt on Baldwin’s explanation.

1m
Aug 15
One Year After Kabul's Fall, Afghan Refugees In SoCal Settling In

A local resettlement group says many of the Afghans who fled the Taliban now have housing and jobs. Their long-term immigration status remains unclear, however.

1m
Aug 15
School's Back But COVID Hasn't Gone Away And Monkeypox Is Also Here

Advice from L.A. County public health officials as students return to school. Julia Paskin reports.

52s
Aug 15
SAG Adds Abortion Travel Benefits As Studios Respond To Calls To Do More

On Friday, the union announced new reimbursements for health plan members seeking an abortion, including both travel and lodging. While abortion remains legal in California, this would cover those members if they were working on a project in a state with greater restrictions, along with members who live in those states.

55s
Aug 13
LAFC Co-Owner Will Ferrell Joins Commentary Team — But Only If You’re In The Crowd

Actor/comedian Will Ferrell is a part-owner of LAFC and has been a prominent booster of the team. On Saturday, he’s putting on a headset and providing commentary for fans at Band of California Stadium who choose to listen along, joined by tennis personality John McEnroe for some extra-colorful color commentary.

1m
Aug 13
Probation Had Little Contact With Killer Of El Monte Police Officers

The L.A. County inspector general's office has found that probation officers only contacted Justin Flores six times during 16 months he was on probation before he killed two El Monte officers in June. The department requires monthly appointments.

1m
Aug 12
California Will Lose 10% Of Its Water Supply By 2040. Here’s How The State Plans To Adapt

A plan announced by Governor Gavin Newsom aims to generate enough water to supply more than 8 million households by 2040. 

1m
Aug 11
Stephanie López Ruvalcaba On Working To Pay Off Loans

Stephanie López Ruvalcaba majored in communications at the University of La Verne and worked hard to graduate without accumulating too much debt. She did well in high school and received grants and scholarships for college, but they didn’t cover all the costs.

4m
Aug 11
Anaheim Hires Law Firm To Investigate Campaign Contributions Of Ex-Mayor And Others

The city of Anaheim will hire an outside law firm to conduct an independent audit of campaign contributions to former Mayor Harry Sidhu and members of the city council. 

1m
Aug 10
Audio Version: Dyslexia Is The Most Common Learning Disability. Why California Doesn’t Screen For It Early

Dyslexic students often fall through the cracks and miss the chance to get help when it would make the biggest difference.

14m
Aug 10
Dyslexia Is The Most Common Learning Disability For All Students. Why California Doesn’t Screen For It Early

Dyslexic students often fall through the cracks and miss the chance to get help when it would make the biggest difference.

3m
Aug 10
With Dyslexia, A Lack Of Early Intervention Creates More Problems Later

Dyslexic students often fall through the cracks and miss the chance to get help when it would make the biggest difference.

4m
Aug 10
Why Are LA Probation Officers Still Pepper Spraying Kids?

L.A. County probation was supposed to ditch the spray in 2020. It says that hasn’t happened because of funding and staffing shortages.

1m
Aug 10
Inflation Reduction Act Would Help L.A.’s Hardest Hit Climate Communities

If signed into law, the Democrats’ climate, health and tax bill —called the Inflation Reduction Act— will be the largest single investment in U.S. history to address the climate crisis. That means a lot more money for cities and states to deal with the issue.

58s
Aug 10
For LA, The Water Situation Could Get Worse

According to the city’s water and power authority, Angelenos are conserving more water to face the drought. But there’s a catch: it’s getting hotter, and that means water use tends to go up.    

1m
Aug 10
What Do We Know About Dyslexia?

The nation's most common learning disorder is thought to affect somewhere between 5% and 20% of the population.

4m
Aug 09
Los Angeles Unified Superintendent Tells District To Brace For Impact

Superintendent Alberto Carvalho gave his first back-to-school address to district administrators as the head of LAUSD. He predicted difficult times ahead, but also bore good news.

1m
Aug 09