What you need to know today: Order cams on your street, LAPD mental health calls, and hikes in Ascot Hills

JGood morning LA It’s Friday, September 30th.

Today in How To LA: What you need to know to order a speed bump to slow traffic in your area; Plus, LeBron James is buying a professional pickle ball team. Who knew this was a thing?

Unfortunately for me, I’ve seen a lot of car accidents in my life. I also have several family members in Los Angeles who have lost their lives due to road crashes. The fact of the matter is that the streets of Los Angeles are very dangerous. In fact, it was last year The deadliest year About collisions in nearly two decades.

I’m sure you also wish people would slow down, especially on the streets where you live and where the kids play. So what is the solution to this?

Speed ​​bumps one. they can Forcing vehicles to slow downwhich reduces the chance of a severe or fatal collision.

And imagine what? The Los Angeles Department of Transportation just announced that it will take applications again for speed bumps in eligible neighborhoods beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, October 6. This next week!

Here’s what Los Angeles Interim Director General of Transportation Connie Lanos had to say about it:

“By re-launching the speed hump program after a gap caused by the pandemic, larger than before, we will be able to lower speeds on hundreds of residential streets across our city, and support safer, more comfortable neighborhoods for all Angelenos to enjoy.”

– Connie Lanos of the Los Angeles Department of Transportation

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my colleague Ryan Fonseca’s latest story It has all the information you need to order a speed bump in your area, including directions on eligible residential streets. But he writes, you’d better act fast if you want one — there’s a limit to the number of requests the city will accept.

As always, stay happy and healthy, folks. There’s more news below – keep reading.

The news you need after you stop postponing

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  • The Mental Assessment Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department (MEU) Teams default When it comes to answering the mental health calls they’ve received. They’re getting more calls than the department can handle.
  • a Candlelight vigil She was detained in West Hollywood Thursday night in honor of Mohsa Amini, a 22-year-old Iranian woman who witnesses say was beaten by police after she was arrested for not wearing a headscarf properly. Her death sparked ongoing protests in Iran and around the world against the oppression of women.
  • Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Expand eligibility requirements Who can get Monkeypox vaccine.
  • Governor Gavin Newsom finally agreed to it Signing the farmer’s labor bill After facing pressure from President Joe Biden and labor union leaders. Allows farm workers to form unions more easily.
  • How Honest are those mysterious ads I recently saw it on TV, websites and billboards About legalizing sports betting? Well, CalMatters works What you need to know About those ads and the two suggestions you focus on.
  • The US Department of Education has quietly done it changed direction About who is qualified to run Biden Student loan forgiveness plan.
  • Did you know that there is a file Pickleball’s major league organization? I want to communicate with Dr. Whatsapp. I might give it a try now that I’m a LA Lakers star LeBron James buys a pickle ball team.
  • It’s finally Halloween season. If you are playing for a very scary, scary and scary time then check out jack nights And the Urban Death Tour of Terror Throughout October and Beyond Festival 2022 Until October 11th. check all List of events for the weekend over here.

wait! One more thing…Take a tour of Ascot Hills

A man and a woman stand close to each other on a hilltop overlooking Los Angeles.

Maria Patiño Gutierrez poses with her husband now while on a date at Ascot Hills Park in 2010

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Courtesy Maria Patiño Gutierrez)

I think we’ve established the fact that you love being outside and I love being outside. That’s why we regularly recommend a nice place to spend some time in the great outdoors of Los Angeles. This week we bring you the calming nature of Ascot Hills ParkAnd the Courtesy of LAist reader Maria Patiño Gutierrez.

Clad between Interstates 110 and 5 near El Sereno, Ascot Hills has hiking trails, critters, and great views of downtown Los Angeles. You are in nature when you walk the Ascot Trails.

The land was used before Tongfa people For hunting and gathering. There is even evidence that they lit wildfires to alter landscapes to improve their hunting needs. Today, it is a place where it is easy for you to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city – it is located in the center of the city! – And to meet with friends and family. For Maria, it’s a place to keep Fond memories of first dates and the time she spent with her children and her mother. It is her happy place. Hear her story at Ascot Hills on How to LA Podcast. If you want to tell us about your favorite place to spend time outdoors in Los Angeles, share your story over here.

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