Bronx public law library last to reopen in NYC, revealing misleading access info from courts – Bronx Times

Bronx public law library last to reopen in NYC, revealing misleading access info from courts – Bronx Times

The Bronx Supreme Court Law Library opened days, months, and even more than a year after the other boroughs’ public law libraries following the COVID-19 shutdown, and the court’s reasoning is unclear, revealing a lack of transparency over public access. Each courthouse in the five boroughs has a public law library with court cases, laws … Read more

Rat sightings arise as New Yorkers emerge from pandemic

Rat sightings arise as New Yorkers emerge from pandemic

They crawled to the surface as the coronavirus pandemic roiled New York City, scurrying out of subterranean nests into the open air, feasting on a smorgasbord of scraps in streets, parks and mounds of curbside garbage. As diners shunned the indoors for outdoor dining, so did the city’s rats. Now city data suggests that sightings … Read more

San Diego resists – but not completely – the invasion of Austin breakfast tacos

San Diego resists – but not completely – the invasion of Austin breakfast tacos

Photograph by Ian Anderson Lardeo Taco Company’s big bacon taco: A baseline example of the Austin breakfast taco. Is San Diego finally becoming more of a breakfast taco town? Photograph by Ian Anderson Nobody’s suggesting that tacos haven’t long been a part of San Diego’s balanced breakfast. They may not be what middle America would … Read more

Oft-arrested Bronx gunman dies after shootout with NYPD, ‘Who the hell will protect innocent New Yorkers,’ mayor rails – New York Daily News

Oft-arrested Bronx gunman dies after shootout with NYPD, ‘Who the hell will protect innocent New Yorkers,’ mayor rails – New York Daily News

An oft-arrested Bronx gunman has died after shooting at police with a stolen handgun in a wild gunfight where an NYPD veteran survived after taking a bullet early Wednesday, police said. Shooter Rameek Smith, 25, died at St. Barnabas Hospital about 3:30 am, roughly an hour after wounded Officer Dennis Vargas — shot in the … Read more

$32M Civil Case Settlement Reached in Anthony Avalos Death – NBC Los Angeles

M Civil Case Settlement Reached in Anthony Avalos Death – NBC Los Angeles

An attorney for family members of Anthony Avalos announced a tentative $32 million settlement in a civil case involving the torture and death of the 10-year-old Lancaster boy. The boy’s father, aunt, uncle and six of his half-siblings filed a lawsuit last summer against the county, alleging that multiple social workers failed to properly respond … Read more

Toni Atkins vacuums up $50K from apartment owners

Toni Atkins vacuums up K from apartment owners

City auditor lists waste and other petty crimes by city employees Toni Atkins received a hefty contribution of $50,000 from the California Apartment Association PAC on April 26. Landlords’ April 26 giving spree As post-pandemic controversy over eviction law still swirls in Sacramento, a political fund benefiting San Diego Democrat Tony Atkinsthe state Senate’s Pro … Read more