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Coalition seeks ban on flavored tobacco products

LOS ANGELES — City and county officials have examined the idea of banning flavored tobacco products in recent months, and a coalition of health experts, educators and students gathered Aug. 14 to voice their support of such a prohibition. The L.A. Families Fighting Flavored Tobacco coalition hosted a news conference in front of the Kenneth Read More…

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Airport apprentice program places 100th graduate in job

LOS ANGELES — The HireLAX Apprenticeship Readiness Program celebrated another milestone as the program placed its 100th graduate into a job building the future of Los Angeles International Airport. “Thanks to HireLAX, 100 local workers have earned jobs where they have a direct role in building the future of Los Angeles,” said Justin Erbacci, chief Read More…

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Wesson leads call for ban on assault weapons

LOS ANGELES — Two Los Angeles City Council members — ironically named Smith and Wesson — introduced a resolution Aug. 6 calling on state and federal lawmakers to pass gun-control legislation such as banning the sale and possession of assault weapons. The resolution, introduced by City Councilman Greig Smith and Council President Herb Wesson, demands Read More…