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County CEO put in charge of emergency operations

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted unanimously March 31 to put the county CEO in charge of coordinating emergency operations, a role that Sheriff Alex Villanueva had insisted should be his. The board said the county had never officially put any sheriff in that role. It originally voted to update its plan Read More…

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City Council approves moratorium on evictions

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The City Council approved several emergency measures at a marathon City Council meeting March 27 intended to help people through the coronavirus pandemic, including extending a moratorium on residential and commercial evictions, requiring paid sick leave for certain employees and protections for people who are working for businesses deemed “essential.” “I’ve Read More…

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Judge continues hearing on homeless suit to March 26

LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles federal court hearing to discuss possible solutions to the Skid Row homeless crisis in light of the worsening coronavirus pandemic is expected to resume March 26. U.S. District Judge David Carter scheduled the hearing in a lawsuit brought by Skid Row business owners against the City and County of Read More…