L.A. Increases Financial Incentives for Large Scale Water Conservation Systems

Los Angeles’ financial incentive for multi-family, commercial and industrial building owners who install large-scale water conservation systems was increased from $250,000 to $2 million, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Wednesday. “At a time of historic drought, we all have a role to play in conserving water,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “Through this increased rebate, building owners…


Man, 26, With Schizophrenia Reported Missing in Cerritos

Authorities sought the public’s help Wednesday to locate a 26-year-old with schizophrenia man who was reported missing in Cerritos. Abraham Miguel Aguiniga was last seen about 9:45 a.m. in the 10800 block of College Place, near Cerritos College, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Aguiniga is Hispanic, 5-feet-8 inches tall and weighs 160…

State Adds $50,000 Reward for Information Leading to 16-Year-Old Girl’s Killer

The state has added $50,000 to the reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the shooting death of a 16-year-old girl whose body was dumped alongside the Harbor (110) Freeway in South Los Angeles, officials said Wednesday. Meanwhile, two Los Angeles City Council members introduced a motion asking…

91 More COVID Deaths Reported in LA County, Including 15-Month-Old Child

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed its youngest victim in Los Angeles County, with health officials confirming Wednesday that a 15-month-old child was among 91 newly reported deaths from the virus. Details about the 15-month-old child were not released by the county Department of Public Health, but the agency confirmed the child is the “youngest resident…

Orange County Passes 6,000 Deaths for COVID-19

Orange County Wednesday sprinted past a grim milestone of 6,000 COVID-19 deaths, while hospitalizations and other data indicated this winter’s Omicron variant-fueled surge is slowing. The county logged 28 more fatalities Wednesday, with all but one occurring this month. The…


Los Angeles Takes Major Step Toward Banning New Oil, Gas Drilling In City

The City Council took a major step Wednesday toward banning new oil and gas wells in Los Angeles, as well as to begin the amortization process necessary before phasing out existing oil and gas drilling. Members unanimously approved a series of recommendations from the council’s Budget and Finance Committee, including: — having the Department of…

91 More COVID Deaths Reported in LA County, Including 15-Month-Old Child

The COVID-19 pandemic has claimed its youngest victim in Los Angeles County, with health officials confirming Wednesday that a 15-month-old child was among 91 newly reported deaths from the virus. Details about the 15-month-old child were not released by the county Department of Public Health, but the agency confirmed the child is the “youngest resident…

Student Stabbed at Miguel Contreras Learning Complex in Westlake

A student was stabbed by another student at a Westlake high school Wednesday, prompting a nearly three hour lockdown as police searched for the suspect. Los Angeles School Police Department officers responded at about 1:10 p.m. to the stabbing, which was reported at Miguel Contreras Learning Complex at 322 Lucas Ave., according to the department.…

LA City Council Begins Preparation For 2022 Summit of the Americas

Los Angeles City Council members Wednesday began steps to prepare the city to host this year’s Summit of the Americas, which takes place every three years as an opportunity for leaders of North, South and Central America and the Caribbean to meet. The summit, which will be held in June, will focus on “Building a…

Super Bowl Organizers Encourage Attendees To Plan Transportation in Advance

Super Bowl organizers encouraged attendees Wednesday to get to the game via Metro or plan their transportation in advance, as SoFi Stadium has limited onsite parking. The Super Bowl, which takes place on Feb. 13, is offering shuttle services from various parking locations outside the stadium, which can be found at parksuperbowl.com. The general public…

Over Three Dozen Dogs Impounded at Cathedral City Home at Homeowner’s Request

The Riverside County Department of Animal Services Wednesday assisted a Cathedral City man in impounding 37 dogs at his residence. According to department spokesman John Welsh, officials received a call from the man about a week ago when he learned he would be evicted if he didn’t reduce the number of dogs at his home.…

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