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Anti-hate mural unveiled in South LA by Black & Latino youth

Black and Latino youth in South Los Angeles share their ability resistance against racism, creating instead community and empathy

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Courtesy of the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – The Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, or CHIRLA, the largest immigrant rights organization in California unveiled a new art mural painted by high school students in South Los Angeles in a collaborative effort.

Black and Latino youth in South Los Angeles collaborated with LA-based artist Sally Hwang, Creative Director for yummyham design.

Also participating in the mural effort was the Kaiser Permanente Hate Violence Prevention Partnership Los Angeles, the Asian American Drug Abuse Program, and Los Angeles City Councilman Curren D. Price, Jr..

The mural was created as part of the “L.A. vs. Hate” campaign, and highlights CHIRLA’s work with multi-cultural youth to fight racism and hate in the city.

From a press release from CHIRLA:

Here are a few highlights from the unveiling of the solidarity mural painted by high school students in South Los Angeles. Creating art is a political act, and through this piece, the students share their ability resistance against racism, creating instead community and empathy.

Compartimos unos momentos especiales de la presentación de nuestro mural de solidaridad, pintado por estudiantes de prepa en el sur de Los Ángeles.Crear arte es un asunto político, y a través de esta pieza, los estudiantes comparten su resistencia contra el racismo, creando en su lugar comunidad y empatía.

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KABC – The largest immigrant rights organization in California unveiled a new anti-hate mural over the weekend:

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Los Angeles Mayor: Supreme Court decision “fundamentally un-American”

Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke to the Los Angeles Blade reflecting on Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (Blade photo from video by Troy Masters)

LOS ANGELES – During the Los Angeles Mayor’s Pride Garden Party held at The Getty House, the official residence of the mayor Saturday afternoon, Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke to the Los Angeles Blade reflecting on Friday’s U.S. Supreme Court reversal of Roe v. Wade.

Garcetti noted that “here in LA we defend those rights” after taking aim at the actions of the high court Friday in the ruling on the Mississippi case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health clinic. “Make no mistake, we have to be active,” Garcetti added.

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Reminder: 101 closed through DTLA until 10pm Sunday

The closure began at 10 p.m. Saturday and will be completed by 10 p.m. Sunday, the Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering announced

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Photo Credit: County of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES – (KTLA) Motorists are being reminded that the stretch of 101 through the downtown area of Los Angeles is shut down for road restoration and reconstruction work.

KTLA reported the closure began at 10 p.m. Saturday and will be completed by 10 p.m. Sunday, the Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering announced.

The 24-hour closure between State Route 60 and the 10 Freeway interchange is needed for the Sixth Street Viaduct Replacement Project, which aims to replace the original, seismically-deficient structure built in 1932, authorities said.

During the closure, the California Department of Transportation will also be doing slab replacement work along the same stretch of the 101 Freeway.

The closure will center around the east side of the viaduct construction site in Boyle Heights. While the stretch is closed, drivers headed west on State Route 60 from the Pomona area will not be able to access the 101, officials said.

Off-ramps and on-ramps in the area will also be closed during as road work gets underway.

Drivers who reach the closure will see signs directing them to a detour.

(The City of Los Angeles Bureau of Engineering)

The new $588 million viaduct is expected to be completed in Summer of 2022, stretching between Boyle Heights and the Arts District.

Officials say it is the largest bridge project in the history of Los Angeles.

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LA-DWP & Mayor Garcetti announce new outdoor watering restrictions

Sprinkler watering will be allowed Monday & Friday at odd-numbered addresses in the city, and even-numbered addresses on Thursday & Sunday

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LOS ANGELES – In a press conference Tuesday Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and officials from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) announced that outdoor watering in the city will be restricted to two days a week starting June 1.

The announcement comes as the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California declared an unprecedented water shortage emergency two weeks ago, imposing restrictions after MWD’s board voted to adopt the emergency measures to “reduce non-essential water use” in certain areas. Cities and smaller water suppliers that get water from MWD are required to start restricting outdoor watering to one day a week, or to find other ways to cut usage to a new monthly allocation limit.

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In Tuesday’s press conference Mayor Garcetti said L.A.’s two-day limit was still more lenient than the one imposed by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, which has ordered many of its member agencies to restrict outdoor watering to once a week.

Sprinkler watering will be allowed on Monday and Friday at odd-numbered addresses in the city, and even-numbered addresses on Thursday and Sunday.

For more information visit the LADWP webpage here.

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