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1935 - Gladys Carter convicted of manslaughter in fatal shooting of Frances Walker, of the Placerita Walkers [story]
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The Civilian Oversight Commission for the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department hosted its monthly Commission meeting on Tuesday, and unanimously condemned the use of a “Fort Apache” seal at the East L.A. Sheriff’s Station.

Other topics included:

* Election of Commission leadership
* Status of active settlement agreements involving L.A. County jails

Fort Apache Insignia
The Commission unanimously voted to support a resolution that condemns the use of the Fort Apache seal by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department personnel. It also calls for the immediate removal of the seal from all areas of the East L.A. Sheriff Station and the Sheriff’s Department as a whole.

The resolution outlines:
* The Fort Apache seal was created as a negative critique of former Sheriff Pitchess’ order that East L.A. sheriff station deputies refrain from using force against anti-Vietnam War protestors during the 1970 Chicano Moratorium in a purported effort to de-escalate a tense situation;
* The Fort Apache seal portrays riot gear and mottos that may suggest the sheriff station is a lone outpost where deputies are at war with local communities;
* Former Sheriff McDonnell banned the seal in 2016 to address concerns about the divisive impact of the seal and to correct misimpressions about the East L.A. sheriff station;
* Countless members of the community find the Fort Apache seal offensive and culturally insensitive and it serves as a reminder of the tension between the community and the East L.A. sheriff station;
* Sheriff Villanueva reignited controversy in 2019 by reinstating the seal in the East L.A. sheriff station.

View the full Resolution here.

Commission Leadership
The Commission unanimous voted to re-elected Patti Giggans to serve another term as chair and to approve Lael Rubin as vice-chair. The Commission expressed appreciation to Priscilla Ocen, who has served as vice-chair for the last year.

L.A. County Jails
Steve Edwards and Amie Park from L.A. County Counsel presented a status of active settlement agreements involving mental health services, suicide prevention, and the use of force in the county jails. Richard Drooyan, a court-appointed federal monitor for L.A. County jail reforms responded to additional questions.

“It’s important for the public to know how the department is doing,” Drooyan stated. “I think the department does take that very seriously and they want these numbers to improve.”

To check out the presentation, click here.

To listen to the meeting, click here.

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  1. Dennis valentino says:

    Is this a step to stop the gangs behind the badge?The very gangs turned revenue collectors?The very thought that they were once public servants is a joke.They serve them selves not the people.They dont allow any one to complain or challenge how they treat the very people who used to pay there salarys now they just steal your car or if you just got paid and cashed your check 5 to 800 dollars they just take it and say its drug money or take your car so you cant get to work.This is a problem a big problem that will never go away until these gangs behind the badge are held accountable to the people its sicking they stole 600 cars from people last month alone and you wonder why the homeless population is rising if you cant get to work u lose your job then your home its not hard to see the truth California is broken and im leaving i cant stand it here any longer you can have it rat infested disgusting totalitarian ruled state it ain’t worth it you can thank the demoncrats for the shut they created !!

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LOCAL NEWS HEADLINES
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021
L.A. County Follows FDA, CDC Recommendation Pausing Use of J&J Vaccine
Out of an abundance of caution, Los Angeles County is following the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to pause the use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after reports that six women between the ages of 18 and 48 developed unusual types of blood clots 6 to 13 days after receiving the vaccine.
Tuesday, Apr 13, 2021
Santa Clarita Celebrates The Cube Grand Opening
After a roller coaster of a year, the Santa Clarita Valley’s skating community once again took to the ice to celebrate the grand opening of The Cube, the city of Santa Clarita’s newly rebranded ice rink.
Monday, Apr 12, 2021
April 15: L.A. County to Modify Health Officer Order to Align with State
Los Angeles County Public Health officials will modify the Health Officer Order on Thursday, April 15, to align with changes to the state Blueprint for a Safer Economy regarding indoor live events and performances, private events such as conferences, receptions and meetings, and private informal gatherings.
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Out of an abundance of caution, Los Angeles County is following the recommendation of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to pause the use of Johnson & Johnson vaccine after reports that six women between the ages of 18 and 48 developed unusual types of blood clots 6 to 13 days after receiving the vaccine.
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1935 - Gladys Carter convicted of manslaughter in fatal shooting of Frances Walker, of the Placerita Walkers [story]
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Garces statue
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Red Schoolhouse
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Tiburcio Vasquez
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The California Community College Athletic Trainers Association has named longtime athletic trainer, and current College of the Canyons associate athletic director, Chad Peters its 2021 Athletic Trainer of the Year.
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The Santa Clarita City Council Legislative Committee briefly met Thursday morning to recommend that the City Council oppose four pieces of state legislation that would expand the state’s land-use authority.
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