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City News Service is an independent wire service that serves Los Angeles area news outlets. Posts identifying them in a byline means KCET-TV has used their story, either in full or close to full.

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Two Former Chicano Arts Buildings Approved As L.A. Historic-Cultural Monuments

The Los Angeles City Council Tuesday approved the additions of the Centro de Arte Publico and the Mechicano Art Center in Highland Park to the city's list of Historic-Cultural Monuments as locations important to the Chicano arts movement.
a pink sign on a door reads "If You Don't Wear a Mask Please Do Not Come Inside"

Indoor Mask Mandate is Back for L.A. County

In the face of steadily increasing COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations, Los Angeles County residents will again be required to wear masks indoors starting Saturday night.
a row of tents on the sidewalk next to a Walt Disney Concert Hall directional sign

L.A. City Council Votes to Restrict Encampments

The Los Angeles City Council voted 13-2 yesterday to tentatively approve an ordinance to restrict sleeping and homeless encampments in certain areas of the city.
Los Angeles Metro E Line (Expo) train during COVID-19 Era

Metro Board Votes to Enable More Affordable Housing Development Near Transit

The board, which is chaired by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, seeks to make the transit system more effective by ensuring that the surrounding land includes housing, jobs, schools and amenities.
Homeless beach tent

Effort To House Venice Homeless to Start Monday Despite Delayed Funding Vote

Beginning Monday, St. Joseph Center outreach teams are scheduled to offer housing, shelter and services to the approximately 200 people who live in boardwalk encampments, which have grown amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Thu Giang, a LVN, left, administers a Pfizer vaccine to Sibelle Yuksek, at newly inaugurated vaccine site at Union Station on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 in Los Angeles, CA.

Already Had COVID? Health Officials Say You Still Need a Vaccination

As COVID-19 cases drop, those who caught the virus are still being advised to get vaccinated.
A family wearing masks sits on a bench at the Santa Monica Pier amid the coronavirus pandemic on April 20, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

'Delta' COVID Variant a Growing Concern in L.A. County as Vaccine Rates Fall

The variant is blamed for rampant infections ravaging India and select other areas worldwide.
A server waits on a customer at Langer's Deli in Los Angeles, California

Hallelujah! L.A. County Celebrates Lifting of Most COVID-19 Restrictions

A celebratory atmosphere was felt in the Southland as businesses in Los Angeles County and across the state returned to mostly normal operations today with the lifting of COVID-19 restrictions.
A person pulls a trash container past an apartment building in South Los Angeles, California, U.S. on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

City Council Expands Definition of Tenant Harassment Ahead of Ordinance Vote

The definition was expanded to include a wider range of harassment tactics. Under the draft ordinance, if harassment occurs, a tenant who prevails in court may be awarded compensation for damages, rent refunds for reduction in housing services, reasonable compensation for attorney's fees and more.
Travelers with face masks wait for public transportation services at the International Airport in Los Angeles, California, on Feb. 1, 2021.

Most COVID Restrictions Set to Vanish June 15, but not Everywhere

While the bulk of COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted on June 15, Los Angeles County's public health director warned that rules requiring masking and physical distancing will remain in place in some settings.
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