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Litttle change in area since riots

Economic conditions in areas that were heavily damaged during the 1992 Los Angeles riots have not dramatically changed over the past 25 years, and some areas have actually gotten worse, according to a UCLA study released this week.

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Most bosses nix political discussion in workplace

The familiar axiom of avoiding talk of politics, religion and race at work is apparently true. A majority of executives believe mum’s the word, when it comes to politics in the office, with 56 percent of respondents in a survey released this week saying that disclosure of their political affiliation could negatively impact their career.

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Bill would help clean water supply

Rep. Steve Knight (CA-25) introduced legislation recently that would assist efforts to provide clean water to areas like the Santa Clarita Valley that are reportedly effected by perchlorate contamination. Perchlorate is a manmade contaminant found in groundwater. It is primarily used for rocket fuel, missiles, fireworks and other explosives.

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Auditions set for ‘Rapunzel’

Auditions will take place on Monday, May 1 for the Missoula Children’s Theater (MCT) production of “Rapunzel” scheduled for two shows on May 5 at the Lancaster Performing Arts Center, 750 W. Lancaster Blvd. The curtain rises 11 a.m. (school show) and again at 7 p.m. for the public.

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New field for Paraclete High

Officials are installing a new football field at Paraclete High School in Lancaster. Thanks to the Calandri family, which owns locally-based Sonrise Farms, the team is expected to play on new turf, when football season begins in the fall.

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LA County declares May 2 as ‘Day to Change Direction’

Day of Dialogue and Global Summit to advance understanding of mental health

The LA County Board of Supervisors has proclaimed May 2nd as the “Day to Change Direction” for emotional well-being and has directed Jonathan Sherin, M.D. Ph.D., Director, LA County Department of Mental Health (DMH), to oversee a countywide discussion to advance a culture of awareness, understanding and dialogue around mental health issues and improve access to care for those living with a mental illness.

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Documentary project ‘K-TOWN ‘92’ examines 1992 L.A. riots 25 years later

An interactive documentary website and short film reveal new insights into the conflict through untold stories of diverse Angelenos

Peabody award-winning independent filmmaker Grace Lee will launch a groundbreaking documentary project to explore the impact and legacy of the 1992 Los Angeles riots on the upcoming

Strip mall under fire from city

The City Attorney’s Office this week sued the owners of a Vermont Avenue strip mall, seeking a cleanup of “a cesspool of lawlessness” that has allegedly existed there for two decades.

ACLU sues LAPD over denial of access to files

The ACLU Foundation of Southern California and Yale Law School’s Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic this week filed suit against the Los Angeles Police Department for its long time, flagrant violations of the California Public Records Act (CPRA).

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Mayor’s Fund for LA wins award for building stronger communities

The 2017 HUD Secretary’s Award recognizes MFLA and Summer Night Lights

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Council on Foundations (COF) this week announced that the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles was among the winners of the 2017 HUD Secretary’s Award for Public-Philanthropic Partnerships. “We created the Mayor’s Fund for Los Angeles to develop innovative collaborations that help make Angelenos’ lives better,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “That work, honored with this award, has made it possible for our public programs to have a broader reach with a real impact on safer, healthier neighborhoods throughout L.A.”

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