Cross streets only at intersections
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—With little ghosts and goblins heading out into the night for tricks and treats, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation is offering some safety tips to keep everyone safe this Halloween.
Here are some guidelines for demonstrating safe pedestrian behavior as children walk through neighborhoods today and tonight.
- • Adults should accompany children, carry a flashlight and cross streets only at intersections, walking within crosswalks whenever possible;
- • Parents and children should look both ways when crossing streets and driveways, and walk in well-lit areas;
- • Trick-or-treaters are urged to wear bright, flame-retardant costumes, or use reflective tape on clothes and treat bags so drivers can see them. Also, remove masks that limit vision before crossing streets.
“Halloween is a perfect time to teach pedestrian safety because parents and children will be walking together,” said LADOT general manager Jaime de la Vega.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The City Council voted unanimously to approve Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s choice to lead the embattled city Department of Transportation.
Villaraigosa nominated Jaime de la Vega, one of his top deputies, to take over the department, which was the subject of scathing audits and embarrassing headlines throughout April and May.
Los Angeles police say two suspects have been arrested for the murder of 5-year-old Aaron Shannon, and are being held without bail. Leonard Hall Jr., 21, was taken into custody today (Friday) about at 2:10 a.m. at an apartment in the 200 block of West. 27th Str. Marcus Denson, 18, was arrested Thursday evening by Sheriff’s deputies in the 1100 block of East 83rd Street. Law enforcement officials say both suspects are active gang members.
The recent revelations of alleged long-term sexual abuse and inappropriate conduct by Los Angeles Unified School District personnel involving students has shocked the city, state and nation.
But even more devastating, it has shocked parents and made many ask the question: “How can I keep my child safe at school?”
Veteran licensed clinical psychologist Steve Ambrose recommends that parents have a conversation with their child about how it went at school.
As each October creeps up on Cindy Flanagan, DDS, MAGD, spokesperson for the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), her mind always wanders to the amount of sweets both children and adults will be consuming during the last few months of the year.
“Too many sweets can cause a spooky mouth,” says Dr. Flanagan. “People have the tendency to graze on the sugary treats lying around the house during the holidays, and this increases the likelihood of cavities.”
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The Los Angeles Department of Transportation said today it is investigating allegations that two of its employees were involved in filming a porn movie, now circulating online, while on duty.
The department placed the two employees on paid administrative leave.
"The Department of Transportation does not condone or tolerate unacceptable or inappropriate behavior from any of our employees,'' said LADOT General Manager Amir Sedadi.