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🌱Hamilton HS Student Allegedly Assaulted + EPA Offers $224M Loan

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Happy Wednesday, Los Angeles! Here's everything you need to know in town today.

First, today's weather:

Beautiful with plenty of sun. High: 80 Low: 62.

Here are the top stories in Los Angeles today:

  1. A Hamilton High female student was allegedly sexually assaulted last week in a restroom by at least one male student — a reported attack partially captured on video and circulated to others. The report is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department. Officials with the Los Angeles Unified School District declined to discuss specifics of what happened, citing the ongoing investigation and the privacy of students. (The Bakersfield Californian)
  2. Los Angeles sanitation officials received a $224 million loan from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to finance a San Fernando Basin water recycling project. The loan, part of the Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act, will help fund the city's Donald C. Tillman Advanced Water Purification Facility, which will purify 15.5 million gallons of the city's wastewater every day to replenish the San Fernando Basin and its aquifers. (The Daily Breeze)
  3. The largest Guaranteed Basic Income pilot program in the country was approved by the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday, expanding the city's initial $6 million investment to nearly $40 million to benefit 3,000 Angelenos. The BIG:LEAP program will give $1,000 in direct cash payments to families each month for 12 months. The no-strings-attached payments will be given to families who were impacted by the pandemic and are living in poverty. (KABC-TV)
  4. Authorities are investigating the murder of a man on Tuesday morning in an area of Unincorporated Los Angeles. The shooting occurred off of the 8100 block of Alix Avenue, near East 81st Street. Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported that the shots were heard around 7:40 a.m., and deputies who responded to the area found a man, Kevin Hernandez, with multiple gunshot wounds to the chest. Hernandez is reported to have been a Los Angeles local. (CBS Los Angeles)
  5. The Los Angeles Children’s Chorus Tuesday announced a five-year extension of Fernando Malvar-Ruiz’s contract as artistic director. The contract extension runs through the conclusion of the 2025|26 season, which will be Malvar-Ruiz’s eighth as artistic director. (Pasadena Now)

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Today in Los Angeles:

  • Halloween Spirit Week-Mean Girls Movie Day (Events) (All Day)
  • Minimum Day (Data) - Cesar E. Chavez Learning Academies-Arts/Theatre/Entertain Mag (All Day)
  • LDC Joyful Disruption Planning Meeting (Events) (All Day)
  • Vaccine (Oral Arts) Must bring attached parent consent (Events) (All Day)
  • JAPAN HOUSE Webinar: MA in Contemporary Cuisine (6:00 AM)
  • NHMLAC Internal Event - Exposition Park (8:30 AM)
  • 123Movies or 123movieshub was a system of file streaming sites (9:00 AM)
  • College Information Session - English (9:00 AM)
  • Hallowine! A Virtual Wine & Candy Pairing Event. (9:00 AM)
  • English Language Advisory Council Meeting (10:00 AM)
  • Learning Libby with the Experts - Miraleste Library (10:00 AM)
  • Runway Kids Club: Books & Cookies (10:00 AM)
  • Open Access Publishing: Costs, Benefits and Myths (11:00 AM)
  • Free Sing-a-long Sessions for Seniors from Music Mends Minds (11:30 AM)

Los Angeles Patch Notebook

  • Discover Los Angeles: "❤️ 😍 ❤️ Official James Bond vehicles, now on view @petersenmuseum, in the "Bond in Motion" exhibit. Visit Petersen.org for info and tickets." (Instagram)
  • Discover Los Angeles: "#Tacotuesday: What’s your 🌮go to? @sanpedrofish’s Long Beach location is celebrating #diadelosmuertos with taco and lobster specials Saturday, October 30 through Monday, November 1. Tacos, Micheladas, Margaritas, and…Lobsta Poutine? 🦞🍟 We’re in. More info at Sanpedrofish.com" (Instagram)
  • LAFD: "Your LAFD has two Swift Water teams at the ready today. They patrolled the LA River, working to clear out anyone present to prevent the need for potential rescues while still remaining ready to respond at a moment's notice...like this afternoon in Boyle Heights." (Instagram)

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  • Louise Reichlin & Dancers /Los Angeles Choreographers & Dancers performs at the Fiesta La Ballona (October 31)
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Sean Peek

About me: Sean Peek is a writer and entrepreneur with a degree in English Literature from Weber State University. Over the years, he has worked as a copywriter, editor, SEO specialist, and marketing director for various digital media companies. He currently co-owns and operates content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.

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