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Barack Obama Issues Strong Statement Following Florida School Shooting
Feb16

Barack Obama Issues Strong Statement Following Florida School Shooting

Former President Barack Obama hasn’t spoken much since leaving the White House but he couldn’t remain silent after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida that claimed the lives of 17.

 
 Kobe Bryant Gears Up For Oscars
Feb16

Kobe Bryant Gears Up For Oscars

 With his chiseled 6’6” frame, Kobe Bryant looked like a fish out of water amidst Hollywood’s A-list actors and actresses who’d gathered to pose for the traditional class photo at the annual Oscar Nominees Luncheon, but in fact his animated short film “Dear Basketball” earned the retired Los Angeles Laker superstar a nomination with partner Glen Keane.

Assemblymember Holden Introduces Legislation to Protect Children From Lead Poisoning
Feb16

Assemblymember Holden Introduces Legislation to Protect Children From Lead Poisoning

Earlier this week in New York City, a court ordered the city’ Housing Authority to pay a mother $57 million after the jury found it responsible for a serious case of lead poisoning that has left her daughter developmentally disabled.

New Motion Could Dismiss and Reduce Minor Cannabis Convictions
Feb16

New Motion Could Dismiss and Reduce Minor Cannabis Convictions

A new motion— introduced by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas— may lead to the reclassification and resentencing of minor cannabis convictions. The motion, unanimously approved by the Board of Superviors, calls on the Office of Cannabis Management, in collaboration with various Los Angeles County departments and community stakeholders, to develop a countywide plan to facilitate the resentencing of minor cannabis convictions.

Jury Finds in Favor of LAPD Officers in Brutality Lawsuit
Feb16

Jury Finds in Favor of LAPD Officers in Brutality Lawsuit

A Los Angeles Superior Court jury returned a verdict of 10-2 in favor of LAPD officers who were accused in 2015 of using unreasonable force on a disabled woman.  Zennea Foster alleged that in 2015 Los Angeles police officers repeatedly punched her, including in the face, and pinned her non-functioning arm underneath her body.

California Family Sues Starbucks After Drinking Barista’s Blood
Feb09

California Family Sues Starbucks After Drinking Barista’s Blood

One year after a San Bernardino, California family was exposed to a Starbucks Coffee Company barista’s blood in their drinks, the family is suing the company.

First Ladies High Tea
November will mark the 20th Anniversary of our Annual First Ladies High Tea, honoring the contributions of female leaders and women of faith to the Los Angeles community. For more information, visit www.firstladieshightea.com
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