🌱 Abandoned Truck At LAX Terminal + Phasing Out Renter Protections?
Hello, neighbors; today is World UFO Day, which dates back to 1947, when Kenneth Arnold reported seeing one! It's me, Sylvia, your host of the Daily. Let's get this Friday started off right, with a quick review of everything you need to know about what's happening in town...
Who left a U-Haul truck outside the airport's central terminal? Also, COVID-related renter protections may come to an end. Finally, a large landlord proposes to settle a four-year suit.
First, today's weather:
Plenty of sunshine. High: 84 Low: 64.
? Three Of The Cheapest Gas Stations In Los Angeles ?
- United Oil at 705 N Eastern Ave., £5.93
- La Brea Gas at 4701 W Slauson Ave., £5.95
- 76 at 3070 Glendale Blvd., £5.99
? Fireworks Poll!
Fireworks are illegal in the City of Los Angeles. Scofflaws may be fined £500, £1,000, or more.
How do you feel about that? Please let me know your thoughts! (As of today, 77.4% don't want fireworks, 14% want "safe and sane fireworks," 7.5% want to choose what to buy, and another 1.1% don't care one way or the other.)
Here are the top five stories in Los Angeles today:
- What appeared to be an abandoned U-Haul truck at the LAX central terminal closed down the departure level on Wednesday. The vehicle remained in place for about 30 minutes. The bomb squad cleared the truck right around 6 p.m. "Traffic backup persisted long after the threat had been cleared and the top levels of the terminals were back open to traffic, but eventually returned to normal congestion levels." (Fox)
- On Wednesday, the City Council signaled that COVID-related renter protections are on the way out.
Council members asked the housing department to "reassess the eviction moratorium to suit the needs of Angelenos." Landlords have been complaining a long time that the protections are hurting them. (LAist)
- Speaking of landlords, we learned on Thursday that GHP Management Corp. may settle a four-year lawsuit brought by "more than 19,000 tenants" who did not receive their deposits when vacating apartments. Now, a judge has until July 18 to decide whether to approve the £12.5 million settlement proposal. (Final Remedies)
- Although breathing can be difficult for some residents, the air quality in L.A. has greatly improved since the smog days of the 1950s. Thursday's report shows that after 30 years, pollution "levels fell beneath the national standard of 9 parts per million throughout the region." (KTLA)
- Are you hip to the Metro Micro?
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Wednesday that it is a ride-share shuttle for short, local trips. Right now, there are several service zones such as El Monte, the Northwest San Fernando Valley, UCLA/Westwood/VA Medical Center, Watts/Compton, and other neighborhoods. (Mayor of LA, Micro Metro)
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Today in Los Angeles:
- June Adoption Event with fee waivers at the West Los Angeles Animal Shelter (8 a.m.)
- Virtual NoHo Book Club with the North Hollywood Regional Branch Library (10 a.m.)
- Celebrate Wellness at Next Health's Grand Opening at The Shops at Sportsmen's Lodge! (11 a.m.)
- The Polykleitos Problem: Illusions of the Ideal in European Anatomical Images at the Getty (noon)
- Cinespia features Selena at the LA Historic Park (7:30 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- Have you seen it?
The iconic Venice sign is lit up in rainbow colors for Pride 2022 ? (County of Los Angeles via Instagram)
- A neighbor in the SORO North area is wondering if anyone can suggest a good medic alert system for seniors. They want one she can wear in shower too. Sleep with. (Nextdoor)
- A Rose Hills neighbor is missing their large yellow shepherd mix.
A few of our neighbors have spotted her earlier in the day. (Nextdoor)
- Hilda Solis announces the Girls Basketball Free Program. The Gasol Foundation is inviting girls ages 9-12 to their free Basketball program every Thursday evening starting June 23. Dates: Thursdays, June 23 and 30. Thursdays, July 7, 14, 21, and 28.
Time: 6pm (Nextdoor)
- Our Silver Lake Reservoir neighbor is wondering what might be considered a reasonable hold time for the LAPD's non-emergency line? They've been on "hold" for over 56 minutes. So do 99+% of all callers throw in the towel? (Nextdoor)
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I'll see you around! -- Sylvia Cochran About me: Sylvia Cochran works out of sunny Southern California and has been freelance writing full-time since 2005.
She loves dogs, cats, books, plays Best Fiends (don't judge), embraces social justice, and tries to live out Micah 6:8.
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