POLITICS & GOVT
Biden Bails Out Borrowers, $1.2 Billion in Loans Zapped in Education Earthquake with L.A. at Epicenter
President Biden has announced the automatic discharge of $1.2 billion in student loans, impacting 153,000 borrowers, as part of the SAVE Plan, with Mayor Bass emphasizing the broader societal benefits of reducing student debt.
Malibu City Council Enacts Ordinance for Safety Inspections of Multi-Unit Building Balconies and Decks
Malibu City Council has passed an ordinance for regular inspections of multi-unit building exterior elements like balconies, aiming to prevent tragedies similar to the 2015 Berkeley balcony collapse. Initial inspections are due by January 1, 2025.
Long Beach Launches "Data Walks" to Educate Residents on Personal Data Use and Smart City Technologies
Long Beach is hosting "data walks" to show residents their data collection methods and promote transparency and trust. This is part of the Smart City Initiative and includes a digital rights platform launch.
LA County Probation Chief Responds to Juvenile Facility Concerns, Vows Top Priority Care Amid Oversight Critique
LA County Probation Chief Guillermo Viera Rosa responded to concerns about youth detention facilities' conditions, reassuring that detainee welfare is a priority and compliance with state regulations is underway.