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Independent contractors lose jobs teaching park programs

DOWNEY — Randy Ignacio saw the coronavirus’ infliction of economic pain firsthand as the deadly disease forced the city of Downey to shut down all recreational tennis classes for youth and adults. A contracted class instructor, Ignacio was scheduled to teach 36 short-term classes from beginning to intermediate and advanced players, as part of a Read More…

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Budget proposal adds funds for LAPD computers

LOS ANGELES — Police Chief Michel Moore said that extra money earmarked for new computers and digital technology in Mayor Eric Garcetti’s proposed budget will result in a significant boost to the percentage of time officers spend in the field. Garcetti’s proposed 2019-20 budget includes $14 million for new computers and other tech for the Read More…

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Community groups want Metro pulled from South L.A.

LOS ANGELES — A dozen community organizations Feb. 5 called for the removal of an elite Los Angeles Police Department division from South Los Angeles in response to a report that the unit oversaw a surge in traffic stops involving African-American drivers. In a letter addressed to the mayor, LAPD chief and the Police Commission, Read More…