Keep Local News Thriving in the San Fernando Valley.

Support the San Fernando Valley Sun Today!

$
$
$

Your contribution is appreciated.

Posted inNewsNews

Group Expects Thousands to Protest Trump Victory Claim Saturday in DTLA

A coalition of labor unions and advocacy groups — which could include thousands of participants — plan to hold a protest Saturday in downtown Los Angeles against President Donald Trump’s premature election victory declaration. The coalition said that now that Trump has also claimed the election is being “stolen” from him, the protest will be […]

Posted inNewsNews

LA Council Votes to Create Pilot Program of Unarmed Mental Health Responders

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted  to create a pilot program to divert nonviolent emergency calls involving mental health issues from armed police officers to unarmed professionals. The city will now seek to partner with a nonprofit organization to implement the pilot program, and will receive recommendations from relevant departments […]

Posted inNewsNews

CA Attorney General Says DOJ Will Audit LAPD Gang Field Reports

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — Following allegations that some Los Angeles police officers falsified data collected during traffic stops and wrongly labeled some motorists as gang members, Attorney General Xavier Becerra said his office will audit the department’s records and policies on the use of the state’s gang database. “Right now, LAPD’s (CalGang) inputs are under […]

Posted inNewsNews

LA Council Temporarily Bans Private Immigrant Holding Centers

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to temporarily ban private companies from establishing or operating immigrant detention centers or similar facilities within the city. The temporary ban also applies to so-called “shelters” for unaccompanied immigrant minors, like one proposed by the company VisionQuest in Arleta, a predominantly Latino community. City […]

Posted inNewsNews

LA Council Takes First Step to Ban Private Immigrant Facilities

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously backed a proposal to temporarily ban private companies from establishing or operating immigrant detention centers or similar facilities within the city. City Council President Nury Martinez, who championed the proposal, criticized the federal government and detention center operators, saying on Wednesday, Jan. 22, the […]

Posted inNewsNews

LA Council Votes to Stop ‘No-Fault’ Evictions Until State Law Takes Effect

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The Los Angeles City Council has unanimously adopted an emergency ordinance aimed at halting “no-fault” evictions of many rental-unit tenants until Jan. 1, when a new state law takes effect providing similar protections. Gov. Gavin Newsom earlier this month signed AB 1482, the Tenant Protections Act of 2019, which is designed […]

Posted inNewsNews

LA Council Discusses, Takes No Action, on Homeless-Sleeping Restrictions

LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A proposal to restrict locations where homeless people can sleep appeared to be dead on arrival at a raucous Los Angeles City Council meeting Tuesday, Sept. 24, that was disrupted by jeering audience members who shouted “Shame on you” at the council for even considering the idea. The proposal was introduced […]