Supervisor Janice Hahn Releases Statement in Support of UTLA Teachers

San Pedro, CA—Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn released the following statement regarding negotiations between LAUSD and UTLA to avoid a teacher strike.

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Home for the Holidays: 63-year-old Woman with Dementia Found Safe Using L.A. Found Bracelet

A 63-year-old woman with dementia is home safe after wandering away and going missing, thanks to the L.A. Found program.  She was found by an LA County Sheriff’s Sergeant who tracked her location using the Project Lifesaver trackable bracelet system.

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County Supervisors Take Stand for Southwest Airlines Workers

“The decision by Southwest Airlines to contract with a company best known for robbing its employees of their hard-earned wages is concerning,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. 

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Supervisor Hahn Seeks Full Investigation and Replacement of Buses after KCBS Report on Burning Metro Buses in South Bay

Supervisor Janice Hahn is calling for the dangerous buses to be replaced and for a complete investigation into the incidents.

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Metro Board Votes to Study Two Route Alternatives for the South Bay Green Line Extension

Los Angeles, CA — Today, Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn voted in her capacity as a Metro Director to authorize Metro to move forward in studying two alternative routes to extend the Green Line to Torrance.

“Extending the Green Line will finally give South Bay residents access to fast, easy public transportation and an alternative to the gridlock that has become so synonymous with the 405,” said Supervisor Hahn. “By moving to study these two routes, we are keeping this project on its accelerated schedule and bringing it one step closer to a reality.”

 

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LA County Will Notify Doctors of Patient Opioid Overdoses in Effort to Reduce Opioid Deaths

“This is a simple concept that works,” said Supervisor Janice Hahn. “When San Diego tried sending out these letters, doctors who learned about patient overdoses chose to reduce the number of opioids they prescribed.  This is a creative and easy strategy that will save lives and I am eager to implement it in LA County.”

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Supervisor Janice Hahn Installs New Traffic Signal at Notorious East Whittier Intersection

East Whittier, CA  Today, Supervisor Janice Hahn celebrated the installation of a new traffic signal and crosswalk at a notorious intersection in unincorporated East Whittier.  The installation comes just months after the Supervisor demanded action after a young boy was hit by a car while crossing that street.

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Supervisor Janice Hahn Addresses the Bringing Our Loved Ones Home Task Force

Los Angeles, CA - On April 6, Supervisor Janice Hahn addressed the inaugural meeting of the Bringing Our Loved Ones Home Task Force. The objective of the task force is to research the most effective ways to find individuals with autism, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other memory-related diseases in the event that they wander away from their caretakers. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 60% of people with dementia will wander at some point. Wandering is a common and often dangerous symptom associated with these conditions.

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Supervisors Honor Legendary Photographer Nick Ut

Los Angeles, CA — Today, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recognized the long career and achievements of Associated Press photographer Nick Ut. In honor of his retirement from the AP, the Supervisors presented him with a County scroll and will proclaim April 4, 2017 to be “Nick Ut Day” in LA County.

Nick Ut has been working for the AP in Los Angeles for decades but is perhaps most well-known for his photography during the Vietnam War and his iconic photo of “Napalm Girl” Kim Phuc after her clothes had been burned off in a napalm attack.

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Supervisor Hahn Releases Statement on Beating of 15-Year-Old Evan Jimenez

San Pedro, CA — Today, Supervisor Janice Hahn released the following statement regarding the brutal beating of San Pedro High student Evan Jimenez:

“I join the San Pedro community in praying for the recovery of SPHS student Evan Jimenez who was attacked and brutally beaten in San Pedro late Thursday night. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies are working to identify the two men suspected in the attack. This crime was barbaric and cruel and I will do everything in my power to assist the Sheriff’s Department in bringing those responsible to justice. As a mother and grandmother, my heart goes out to Evan’s family during this difficult time."