How NY is preparing for potential dismantling of Roe v. Wade

How NY is preparing for potential dismantling of Roe v.  Wade

When news broke earlier this month of the leaked United States Supreme Court draft majority opinion to overturn Roe v. Wade, many New Yorkers braced themselves for the worst. Though abortion rights advocates had been preparing for this potential reality for years, the news that the country’s landmark 1973 case that legalized abortion throughout the … Read more

Progressives target Democratic incumbents on LA City Council

Progressives target Democratic incumbents on LA City Council

LOS ANGELES — If you’re looking to change the way Los Angeles handles its homeless crisis, Mike Rose says the City Council is a good place to start. He lives near the border of two separate districts and is part of an effort to shake things up at City Hall. What You Need To Know … Read more

$230M settlement reached over 2015 California oil spill

0M settlement reached over 2015 California oil spill

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The owner of an oil pipeline that spewed thousands of barrels of crude oil onto Southern California beaches in 2015 has agreed to pay $230 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought by fishermen and property owners, court documents show. What You Need To Know On May 19, 2015, oil gushed … Read more

Budget Committee advances 2022-23 budget to City Council

Budget Committee advances 2022-23 budget to City Council

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Los Angeles City Council Budget and Finance Committee finished revising Mayor Eric Garcetti’s proposed budget for the 2022-23 fiscal year Friday afternoon and will send it to the full Los Angeles City Council, which will begin its portion of the budget process on Wednesday. What You Need To Know Dozens … Read more

Parks faces maintenance staff deficit going into summer

Parks faces maintenance staff deficit going into summer

Last summer, the city’s parks were flush with maintenance crews as New Yorkers streamed into green spaces after a long pandemic winter. The parks department was able to hire about 3,500 workers, their salaries paid with a one-time injection of federal COVID-19 relief funds, to pick up litter and protect greenery amid another spring awakening … Read more

Officers broke woman’s elbow in arrest at precinct: suit

Officers broke woman’s elbow in arrest at precinct: suit

A group of NYPD officers violently arrested a woman after she came to their Brooklyn precinct to pick up a police report, a lawsuit charges — and footage provided by her attorney shows the alleged incident unfolded. Patricia Rodney went to the 62nd Precinct in Bath Beach on Nov. 30, 2020 after her insurance company … Read more

Investors spent $18B on SoCal apartments this past year

Investors spent B on SoCal apartments this past year

LOS ANGELES — Investors are capitalizing on the high demand for housing in Southern California. In the past four quarters, investors spent more than $18.6 billion buying apartments, duplexes and other multifamily properties in the Greater Los Angeles region, Coldwell Banker Richard Ellis reported. What You Need To Know Investors spent more than $18.6 billion … Read more

LACo board to hold public hearing on $38.5B budget

LACo board to hold public hearing on .5B budget

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A public hearing is scheduled Wednesday for a $38.5 billion recommended Los Angeles County budget for fiscal year 2022-23. The recommended budget was presented by County CEO Fesia Davenport to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on April 19, the first step in a months-long budget process for Los Angeles … Read more

California water reservoirs peaked a month early this year

California water reservoirs peaked a month early this year

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California’s water reservoirs have already peaked, one month earlier than normal, according to the state’s Department of Water Resources. Following the driest January and February on record, the state saw a single inch of precipitation during the month of March, which was also 3.6 degrees warmer than average. What You Need To … Read more

State Assembly committee advances New York Health Act

State Assembly committee advances New York Health Act

Assembly Democrats in the Codes Committee voted along party lines Tuesday to advance the New York Health Act to establish a statewide single-payer health care system, but not without challenges by Republicans. Democrats in the 21-member committee, excluding Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz, of Brighton Beach, voted to send the measure to the Ways and Means Committee … Read more