Get the Ready Set Go Guide and Prepare for Fire Season

Santa Ana winds and low humidity have brought wildfires to LA County. As our firefighters continue to work night and day to protect the communities impacted by the Saddleridge Fire, make sure that you and your loved ones have a plan in case of a wildfire near you. 

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Supervisor Hahn Proclaims Local Emergency in LA County to Support Saddleridge Fire Response

LOS ANGELES – Chair of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Janice Hahn has proclaimed a local emergency in the County of Los Angeles in response to the Saddleridge Fire. The Saddleridge Fire has burned 7,500 acres and threatens more than 13,000 residences in the San Fernando Valley. Mandatory evacuations are taking place for approximately 100,000 people.


The proclamation of a local emergency allows Los Angeles County to enact emergency powers to support the response to the fire. This includes an expedited procurement process for resources and allows the County to enforce emergency evacuations. It also allows the County to be eligible for cost recovery from the State and Federal Governments and may allow individual citizens to qualify for disaster relief.

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Missing 67-Year-Old Inglewood Resident with Alzheimer's Found Safe Thanks to LA Found

Los Angeles, CA— A missing 67-year-old woman with Alzheimer’s has been found safe thanks to the County’s L.A. Found program.

Bobbie Fisher, an Inglewood resident, was reported missing by her family Tuesday, October 8 at 8pm after being gone for several hours. In September of this year, Ms. Fisher's family had enrolled her in LA County’s L.A. Found program which supplied her with a Project Lifesaver bracelet so that the Sheriff’s department could track her location if she went missing.

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Board Approves Countywide Anti-Hate Initiative

Los Angeles, CA—Hate crimes in Los Angeles County increased in 2018, reaching their highest level in nearly a decade, according to an annual report by the County’s Commission on Human Relations. With 521 cases, LA County has seen five consecutive years of rising acts of hate reported against African Americans, the LGBTQ+ community, Jews, and Latinos. In response, today the Board of Supervisors approved a motion authored by Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda L. Solis and Supervisor Janice Hahn that directs the launch LA County’s first anti-hate initiative to strengthen support for victims of hate crimes.

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Hahn Votes for Body-Worn Cameras

Los Angeles, CA—Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted to begin implementation of a body-worn camera program for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department.  Chair of the Board, Supervisor Janice Hahn released the following statement:

“I have long been an advocate of body-worn cameras. They increase transparency and accountability and encourage civility on both sides of the law enforcement aisle.  I look forward to seeing these cameras on the deputies of the largest sheriff’s department in the nation.”

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Board Passes Ordinance to Ban Sale of Flavored Tobacco in Unincorporated Areas

Los Angeles, CA— Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted in favor of an ordinance banning the sale of flavored tobacco in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Chair of the board Supervisor Janice Hahn released the following statement after the vote:

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Plan to Replace Former South Whittier Library with Housing Moves Forward

South Whittier, CA—Today, Supervisor Janice Hahn recommended that the LA County Board of Supervisors approve the next step in her plan to build affordable apartments for transition-age-youth at the site of the former South Whittier Library.

 

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Supervisors Back Hong Kong Citizens in Struggle for Democracy

Los Angeles, CA— Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, led by Chair Janice Hahn voiced their support for the residents of Hong Kong engaged in massive peaceful protests for freedom and democracy.

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Community Health Outreach: Quemetco

Quemetco is a Battery Recycling plant in the City of Industry neighboring Hacienda Heights. According to the Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) operations at the plant may have released harmful levels of lead and arsenic into surrounding communities of Hacienda Heights, La Puente, and Avocado Heights. Exposure to high levels of lead and arsenic may cause significant health risks. 

 

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West Coast’s First Mobile Stroke Unit Now in South Bay

Torrance, CA— On Wednesday, September 18, LA County Supervisor Janice Hahn, Torrance Mayor Pat Furey, and other local officials and medical professionals held a press conference to mark the UCLA Mobile Stroke Unit’s expansion to several cities in the South Bay. 

(From Left to Right) Torrance Mayor Pat Furey, Supervisor Janice Hahn, Dr. May Nour, Henry Gluck

 

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