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5 books temporarily removed from reading list for Burbank schools amid outcry from parents

5 books temporarily removed from reading list for Burbank schools amid outcry from parents

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy BURBANK, Calif. (KABC) -- The iconic novel "To Kill A Mockingbird" is among five books on race that have been temporarily removed from the required reading list in the Burbank Unified School District after complaints from parents.Among many issues, several of the books include the "N" word.Carmenita Helligar raised a red flag when her daughter, the only Black student in her class, was confronted and berated by another student after studying one book."The boy said, 'I now know how to count you. And he started saying, 'One, 'N-word,' two 'N-word,' three...

November 14, 2020
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Mutual admiration between Nixon and Trump revealed in letters archived at presidential library in Yorba Linda

Mutual admiration between Nixon and Trump revealed in letters archived at presidential library in Yorba Linda

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy A dive into the archives at the Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda took two years but at the end of the exploration curators uncovered evidence of a fondness between President Donald Trump and former President Richard Nixon."We were able to find that there exists thirteen letters between the two men from 1982 to 1993. They had a real friendship," says Jim Byron, Vice President of the Nixon Foundation.Museum archivists learned about the relationship from a comment Trump made in 2016. He referred to a note the former President sent after Trump's...

September 26, 2020
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New 'Stay Housed LA County' program provides free legal aid for renters at risk of eviction

New 'Stay Housed LA County' program provides free legal aid for renters at risk of eviction

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An information campaign is underway in Los Angeles County to prevent evictions by supplying renters with legal aid and even lawyers to help them in eviction court."When tenants have legal representation, a family's chance of avoiding homelessness due to eviction increases by more than 70%," said Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl, who authored the motion to create the program, "Stay Housed L.A. County."The county is supplying over $10 million dollars to provide the outreach and legal aid. It comes as the county is struggling to...

September 15, 2020
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Mysterious boulders appear on West LA sidewalk as apparent deterrent to homeless encampments

Mysterious boulders appear on West LA sidewalk as apparent deterrent to homeless encampments

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutIt's a mystery: No one knows who placed dozens of heavy boulders under a West LA overpass in an apparent effort to deter homeless encampments.By WEST LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The work of anti-homeless vigilantes is suspected in the overnight placement of dozens of massive boulders on a West Los Angeles sidewalk."It was a shock. I had never seen an example of 'hostile architecture' that was so blatant and honestly obtrusive," said Dan Donohue with the fair housing advocacy group Koreatown for All.It would have taken heavy equipment to transport and place the rocks...

September 10, 2020
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COVID: Glendale City Council approves policy to issue fine for not wearing mask; $400 for first offense

COVID: Glendale City Council approves policy to issue fine for not wearing mask; $400 for first offense

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutOther cities enforcing a similar rule include Calabasas, Manhattan Beach, West Hollywood, Santa Monica, and Beverly Hills.By GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- In an effort to stem the spread of the coronavirus, the Glendale City Council on Tuesday approved a policy to issue a minimum $400 fine to anyone who does not wear a facial covering in public.Glendale's face covering order allows businesses to refuse service to any person does not wear a mask or comply with physical distancing. "Businesses must also take all reasonable steps to ensure those in line or entering...

July 23, 2020
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Deputy gang with matching tattoos rules Compton patrol station, LASD deputy alleges

Deputy gang with matching tattoos rules Compton patrol station, LASD deputy alleges

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy and Lisa Bartley LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The Los Angeles County sheriff's Compton patrol station "has been permeated" by a violent deputy gang called the "Executioners," according to a new legal claim.What stands out in this complaint is that it was filed by an LASD deputy, Art Gonzalez, who worked at the Compton station for five years.The filing comes as Loyola Law School's Center for Juvenile Law and Policy releases a new report detailing what it calls a persistent pattern of deputy gangs violating the rights of citizens and engaging in excessive force.Deputy...

July 31, 2020
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LA could see wave of evictions if more protections not offered, UCLA study says

LA could see wave of evictions if more protections not offered, UCLA study says

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutLA could see a wave of evictions if more steps aren't taken to protect renters, a UCLA study says.By LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The working poor who have lost their jobs are at risk of losing their homes too, according to studies by UCLA justice researchers.Unlawful detainer notices, which are lawsuits to evict tenants, could go out as early as Aug. 14 when the Los Angeles County moratorium on evictions potentially could be lifted.About 365,000 renter households in Los Angeles are in imminent danger of homelessness unless elected leaders take sweeping action.Proposals...

July 28, 2020
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Compton amputee, 10, has endured 5 surgeries since neighbor handed him a lit firework: 'I want to tie my shoes'

Compton amputee, 10, has endured 5 surgeries since neighbor handed him a lit firework: 'I want to tie my shoes'

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutBy COMPTON, Calif. (KABC) -- Fireworks might be fun for a moment, but the cost of mishandling them can last a lifetime.Aaron Carreto of Compton turned 10 years old on the day that he watched neighborhood men fiddling with a small object.The next thing Aaron knew, the sizzling device was tossed into his hands and it exploded with enough shock to set off car alarms."They gave me the firework, lit up. I want them to be in jail so they don't do this to other kids," said Aaron, crying in a hospital.It has been a year and five surgeries since it happened.Aaron lost...

July 4, 2020
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State superintendent Tony Thurmond releases guidance for reopening California schools

State superintendent Tony Thurmond releases guidance for reopening California schools

Welcome, Your AccountLog OutCalifornia's Department of Education on Monday released a detailed how-to guide to safely reopen schools in the age of face masks and physical distancing.By and Alix Martichoux SAN FRANCISCO (KABC) -- California's Department of Education on Monday released a detailed how-to guide to safely reopen schools in the age of face masks and physical distancing.State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Thurmond released a new manual titled He says it will serve as a road map for school districts as they prepare for the return of classes. Schools across California...

June 8, 2020
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