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Annual count of homeless residents begins in Los Angeles

Jan. 25, 2023 02:40 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County's annual count of homeless residents began Tuesday night — a crucial part of the region's efforts to get tens of thousands of unhoused people off the streets. Up to 6,000 clipboard-toting volunteers with the Los Angeles Homeless Services...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Jan. 20, 2023 18:16 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del.; Mayors Eric Adams of New York, Karen Bass of Los Angeles and Sylvester Turner of Houston. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va.; Rep. Nancy...

Los Angeles chief 'deeply concerned' by 2 police shootings

Jan. 12, 2023 00:14 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles police chief said Wednesday he is concerned about two recent fatal police shootings, including one in which officers failed to call for a specially trained mental health team during an interaction with a man in crisis. Chief Michel Moore said...

Memorial service held for homeless who died on LA streets

Dec. 22, 2022 00:11 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A memorial service for homeless people who died on the streets of Los Angeles County was held Wednesday on the first day of winter during the longest night of the year. A service attended by newly installed Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, other lawmakers and clergy...

LA taps hotel rooms as estimated 40,000 people live homeless

Dec. 18, 2022 16:54 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The new mayor of Los Angeles, Karen Bass, said Sunday her administration will start moving homeless people from tent encampments into hotels and motels through a new program that launches Tuesday. Bass told NBC's “Meet the Press” host, Chuck Todd, that her...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Dec. 16, 2022 19:00 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Gov. Greg Abbott, R-Texas; Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Calif.; Dr. Ashish Jha, White House COVID-19 response coordinator; Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S. Oksana Markarova. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sen. Sherrod Brown,...

LA racism scandal prompts new round of city council protests

Dec. 13, 2022 20:01 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The City Council was disrupted Tuesday by another round of boisterous, foul-mouthed protests after a councilman facing widespread calls to resign for his involvement in a racism scandal defiantly returned to the chamber and took his seat. Councilman Kevin de...

New LA mayor Bass declares homeless emergency as term begins

Dec. 12, 2022 18:15 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass began her first day in office Monday by declaring a state of emergency to grapple with the city's out-of-control homeless crisis, bidding to move swiftly to get thousands of unhoused people off her city's streets. Bass called the...

Fallout from LA racism scandal keeps shaking City Council

Dec. 12, 2022 10:10 AM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two months after becoming entangled in a racism scandal that shook public trust in Los Angeles government, disgraced City Councilman Kevin de Leon has refused calls to resign and is attempting to rehabilitate his reputation as he faces a politically uncertain future. ...

Free ride: DC unveils bold plan to boost public transit

Dec. 12, 2022 08:17 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic laid bare for the District of Columbia and other major cities that public transit was a lifeline for essential workers and that even modest fares could be a burden to them. So the nation’s capital is introducing a groundbreaking plan: It will begin...