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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles International Airport was ill prepared for a crisis when a gunman ambushed security officers last year, and the emergency response was hindered by communication problems and poor coordination, according to a report released Tuesday.
The report spotlighted flaws in various divisions of the airport and in systems that were in place, but it did not single out individuals responsible for problems.
Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, called Tuesday for a federal investigation into the Los Angeles County Office of Education's handling of Head Start programs in Los Angeles.
"We're here today because Head Start in this county is being threatened time and time again in so many ways," Waters said of the federal program that promotes school readiness for underprivileged children up to 5 years old.
A local congresswoman Tuesday called for a federal investigation into the Los Angeles County Office of Education because of events that could lead to the closure of Kedren Head-Start centers across the county.
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Los Angeles) protested outside the county Board of Education meeting in Downey with a few dozen Kedren staff members and parents clutching signs and their children who attend those preschool centers.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) will host an Emergency Preparedness Workshop designed to increase disaster awareness and preparedness planning for constituents. Experts from federal, state and local government will be on hand to answer questions and help people get prepared in the event of a man-made or natural disaster. The workshop will take place on Saturday, April 12th from 10am - 12pm at the George Nakano Theater in Torrance. The event is free and open to the public.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43), whose district includes Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), issued the following statement today regarding the release of a report by Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA), about the response and recovery efforts following the November 1, 2013, active-shooter incident at LAX:
Officials celebrated the groundbreaking Tuesday for the $2.06-billion north-south Crenshaw Line that will connect the Mid-City Expo Line with the South Bay's Green Line.
"This is a day that Angelenos deserve, a great day for L.A., a day to move America forward," Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said.
The Department of Transportation also announced Tuesday that the project would receive a $545.9-million loan. The project also is expected to receive about $130 million in other federal transportation funds, according to a statement.
A federal program supplying extra weeks of benefits to the long-term unemployed expired at the end of 2013, and congressional Democrats were unable to revive the program. Many people who receive unemployment benefits, including roughly 220,000 Californians, received their last check on December 28.
Last Sunday, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) gave a potent address honoring the life and legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during a multi-faith event in Los Angeles, hosted by the Second Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor William Epps and the Political Clergy Council, led by Minister Tonette Henry. The event, entitled "A Tribute to a King," also featured California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
Today, Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) joined with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, and local elected officials to break ground on the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Corridor, for which she worked tirelessly to secure federal support. The federal government is expected to provide approximately $160 million for the project, as well as a $546 million loan, which will be repaid with local funds.
Congresswoman Maxine Waters (CA-43) will be the featured speaker at a community rally calling on Congress to extend Federal unemployment insurance benefits on Saturday, Jan. 25. The rally, hosted by a coalition of labor unions and community organizations, will be held in the parking lot of the California Employment Development Department at 11:00am PT.