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L.A. Zoo unveils five-year conservation plan

Wave Wire Services GRIFFITH PARK — The Los Angeles Zoo has unveiled a five-year conservation plan that focuses on using evidence-based methods for conservation, promoting...

Backpack giveaway gets students ready for school year

By 2UrbanGirls Contributing Writer COMPTON — More than 1,000 backpacks, school supplies and groceries were distributed to Compton residents at Roosevelt Elementary School July 24. City Councilman...

Billboard honors cows from Pico Rivera slaughterhouse

Wave Wire Services PICO RIVERA — A billboard has gone up to call attention to the recent slaughterhouse escape of 41 cows that ended with...

Drummin’ up happiness wherever he goes

Anthony Sheriff plays the drums from the back of his pickup truck By Darlene Donloe Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — For the last five years, Anthony Sheriff...

State expands tax credit for film production

Staff and Wire Reports HOLLYWOOD — Joined by state legislators at Sunset Gower Studios, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation July 21 to expand California's Film...

City Council votes for policy that protects hotel workers

Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — The City Council voted 4-1 July 19 in favor of a policy that would provide thousands of hotel workers...

Bonin program takes 160 homeless off boardwalk

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — City Councilman Mike Bonin said July 26 that 160 people who were living along the Venice boardwalk have been...

State acts to speed up rent relief application process

By Alfredo Santana Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — State housing officials have hired managers to accelerate rent relief applications for the emergency program that covers 100%...

Paramount develops climate action plan

Wave Staff Report PARAMOUNT — Information on climate change and how to counter its effects will soon be available to residents online, a city official...

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