The Affordable Care Act recently upheld by the Supreme Court would allow 80 percent of Los Angeles County’s 2.2 million uninsured residents access to affordable insurance coverage, according to a report released this week.
NBCUniversal has killed a controversial proposal to build 3,000 homes on its property, officials announced Monday. Instead, it wants to beef up its movie and TV studios and theme park as part of a $1.6 billion long-term makeover.
The Los Angeles River opens this week to seasonal recreation. Paddlers will be able to kayak along a small stretch of the waterway. Tickets are $50 for two-hour tours and are available online. Tickets go on sale starting Tuesday at 7 a.m.
Steve Barr, the founder of a well-known group of unionized charter schools, announced Tuesday a new project to develop innovative academies within the Los Angeles Unified School District. The schools would resemble independently managed charter schools but would remain under direct district supervision with substantial control entrusted to teachers and the school’s administration, he said.
At a press conference on Monday at the venue where thousands of Democratic delegates will gather on Sept. 4-6, the man who will chair the convention, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, said that they are “working hard” to transform the way in which the Democratic convention has been held in the past.