Public Safety

County Board Ratifies Proclamation of Local Emergency

County Board Ratifies Proclamation of Local Emergency

Following the devastating La Tuna Fire that has burned over 7,000 acres, impacting the cities of Los Angeles, Burbank, Glendale, and unincorporated county areas, a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger was unanimously approved to ratify the proclamation of a local emergency which will be forwarded...
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County Votes to Establish Blue Ribbon Commission on Public Safety

County Votes to Establish Blue Ribbon Commission on Public Safety

On a motion by Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn, the Board of Supervisors voted 3-0, with Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas abstaining, to establish a “Blue Ribbon Commission on Public Safety” to explore innovative solutions to criminal justice challenges resulting from statewide reforms...
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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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