Public Safety

Fireworks are Illegal in Los Angeles County

Fireworks are Illegal in Los Angeles County

In anticipation of a high-danger fire season, Supervisor Kathryn Barger reminds residents preparing to celebrate the Fourth of July, that fireworks of any kind are illegal in Los Angeles County unincorporated communities and in many of its 88 cities. “While some cities allow ‘safe and sane’...
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County Establishes U-C.A.N. Program to Fight Growing Opioid Epidemic

County Establishes U-C.A.N. Program to Fight Growing Opioid Epidemic

On a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, and coauthored by Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, the Board of Supervisors established the U-C.A.N. (Conquer Addiction Now) working group to specifically examine drug overdoses and deaths related to opioids in Los Angeles County.   The working group will...
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Reward Increased for Suspect in Murder of Duarte Father

Reward Increased for Suspect in Murder of Duarte Father

The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger increasing to $20,000, a reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of a suspect or suspects responsible for the murder of Kirinda Morehead, a 39-year-old husband and father of two, who was...
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Supervisor Barger  Delivers Inaugural State of the County Address

Supervisor Barger Delivers Inaugural State of the County Address

The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce has hosted the State of the County Luncheon for 9 years, but this was Supervisor Kathryn Barger’s inaugural address. Supervisor Barger’s remarks focused on homelessness and mental health, public safety, economic development, and transportation and...
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Glendora Police Auxiliary

Glendora Police Auxiliary

Supervisor Kathryn Barger attended Glendora Police Auxiliary’s Volunteer Service Awards to offer her gratitude to a group of 25 dedicated volunteers who patrol the streets and respond to non-threatening calls, allowing sworn officers to respond quicker to urgent calls.  Last year, these...
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Evacuations Ordered for Duarte Residents Near Fish Fire Burn Area

Evacuations Ordered for Duarte Residents Near Fish Fire Burn Area

In consultation with County Departments of Public Works, Sheriff and Fire, Supervisor Kathryn Barger announced that evacuations orders have been given for the City of Duarte due to the current forecast of rain and potential mudflow. “We are currently working 24/7 in the city to prepare for this...
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