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Category: Public Safety

Uncle Sam Wants DACA Recipients to Avoid Tax Scams

The IRS said Wednesday that DACA recipients are not required to have health insurance — and won't face related tax penalties.
categories CrimeImmigrationPublic Safety

Feds Strike Deal to Close Exide Permanently

Deal will allow company to avoid criminal prosecution.
categories BusinessCrimeGreen NewsHealthPublic Safety

Roybal-Allard to Lead Dems on Powerful Homeland Security Subcommittee

The House Democratic Caucus formally approved Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) selection as the Ranking Democrat on the powerful House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security. She has been a member of the Homeland Security Subcommittee since its creation in 2003.
categories PoliticsPublic Safety

Homeless Man on Skid Row Shot Dead by LAPD

Police shot and killed a homeless man on Skid Row Sunday afternoon, March 1 during a struggle where he “forcibly grabbed” a rookie officer’s gun, Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck said.
categories City AffairsNeighborhoodsPublic Safety

Telemarketing Scam Team that Targeted Spanish Speakers Banned by FTC

The defendants in a scheme that targeted Spanish-speaking consumers have been banned from telemarketing.
categories BusinessCrimePublic Safety

Truck Driver Charged with Manslaughter for Killing LAPD Officer in Crash

The driver of a big rig truck that struck and killed an LAPD officer last year in Beverly Hills has been charged with gross vehicular manslaughter, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
categories City AffairsCrimePublic Safety

2 Deaths, Major Exposure Linked to ‘Superbug’ at UCLA Hospital

Infected bacteria from contaminated medical instruments is suspected in a “superbug” outbreak at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center that has infected at least seven patients, two of whom died. More than 170 others may have also been exposed to the antibiotic-resistant germs.
categories HealthPublic Safety

Calif. Measles May Have Started in The Philippines

California health officials have spent weeks searching for the source of the Disneyland measles outbreak that occurred last December, and some of their detective work points to a measles virus in the Philippines.
categories HealthPublic Safety

DTSC Accused of ‘Environmental Racism’

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Vernon last week to call for the closure of Exide Techonologoes, an embattled lead-acid battery recycler in the city.
categories BusinessCity AffairsHealthPublic SafetyRace/Ethnic Relations

Spotting and Avoiding Scams in Ethnic Communities

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched a campaign looking to highlight scams targeting ethnic and immigrant communities.
categories BusinessCrimePublic Safety
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