LOS ANGELES - A motion that combats the perpetrators of “swatting” was given final approval by the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday, November 6.
Motion 13-0430 was authored by Councilman Paul Koretz, who presented the motion in April. The new ordinance is designed to amend Section 19.123 of the Los Angeles Administrative Code, which itself allows the City Council to offer rewards that lead to the arrest of “the willful misconduct of one or more persons,” according to the Administrative Code.
On Oct. 31, City Hall filed a complaint against the Federal Aviation Administration in federal court to establish the city’s right to control the future use of Santa Monica Airport (SMO) property. If City Hall wins, subsequent land use decisions will have a tremendous impact on residents in both Santa Monica and Los Angeles.
Some activists and officials are pushing for flight restrictions or even a total airpstrip closure
By Gary Walker With some residents pushing for reduced flight operations at Santa Monica Airport and others calling for the airfield’s conversion to a public park, Santa Monica officials filed a lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration last week seeking control of the property.
The Hollywood Schoolhouse was very proud to host a Los Angeles Regional Anti-Bullying Kick Off event in October that began a month-long focus on byllying in Los Angeles. Hollywood Schoolhouse 4th graders discussed the adverse effects of bullying with California State Senator Ted Lieu, along with representatives from local TV and radio stations. They also discussed how other schools can stop bullying in their own environments.
Even with tougher state laws on the books and a sharp decline in the number of incidents, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a plan calling for rewards as needed to help track down those responsible for “swatting.”
SACRAMENTO- Gov. Brown signs Lieu legislation Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law three bills authored by State Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Santa Monica) over the weekend, all of which will take effect Jan. 1, 2014.
Senate Bill 57 establishes severe penalties for registered sex offenders who remove or disable monitoring devices assigned to them as a condition of parole. If convicted of disarming their devices, first-time offenders face 180 days of parole revocation in county jail.
SACRAMENTO -- Sex offenders on parole who remove their electronic tracking bracelets will no longer be eligible for early release from county jail under legislation signed Saturday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Early release has been common in some counties with their own severe jail crowding problems, but the legislation by state Sen. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) will mandate that those who remove GPS devices be sentenced to 180 days and require that the sex offender serve the entire parole revocation in county jail.