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Homeless agency to treat crisis like a natural disaster

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, which oversees the region’s efforts to combat homelessness but has faced some questions over the speed and scope of its work, unveiled an operational strategy Feb. 18 that it says will mirror responses to natural disasters. Heidi Marston, interim executive director of the authority, said the Read More…

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Stereotypes blamed for unfounded coronavirus fears

LOS ANGELES — County officials are urging the public to resist yielding to anti-Asian stereotypes, panic and misinformation related to unfounded fears that the coronavirus may be spreading in the Southland. At a news conference in downtown Los Angeles Feb. 13, community leaders emphasized that the risk to most people outside China remains very low, Read More…

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Officials offer reminder on switch to Real ID

LOS ANGELES — State and federal officials gathered at Los Angeles International Airport Feb. 13 to offer a reminder to California residents to apply for a Real ID card. State Transportation Agency Secretary David Kim and representatives with Los Angeles International Airport, the Department of Motor Vehicles and the U.S. Transportation Security Administration reminded Californians Read More…