The Los Angeles Unified Board of Education passed a controversial proposal Tuesday that eases background check requirements for some parent volunteers in anticipation of the need for help in the event of a strike. Those volunteers will not need to pass a full federal background check, but will still be checked against a national database of sex offenders.

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LAUSD Begins Phased-In Reopening TuesdayThe Los Angeles Unified School District will reopen its doors at some schools for at least for a few hours starting Tuesday.
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Suspect In Custody After Reports Of Man With Rifle Prompted Lockdown Of Sylmar High SchoolAll staff and students were evacuated safely after reports of a man with a rifle prompted the lockdown of Sylmar High School Monday afternoon.
Group Gathers In South LA To Protest Deadly Minnesota Police Shooting Of Daunte WrightA small group gathered in South Los Angeles on Monday afternoon to protest the police shooting death of Daunte Wright. Chris Holmstrom reports.
Court Documents Show Woman Suspected In Deaths Of Children Was Involved In Custody BattleCourt documents obtained by CBS Los Angeles show 30-year-old Liliana Carrillo, the woman suspected in the deaths of her three children, was involved in an ongoing custody battle with the children's father, Erik Denton.
2 Men Hospitalized After Large Explosion At Valley Glen HomeLos Angeles Fire Department crews responded late Sunday to a Valley Glen home after a large explosion rocked an entire neighborhood. The cause of the explosion was still under investigation.
Six Flags Magic Mountain Vaccination Site To Close April 18, Will Be Replaced With Two Additional SitesA vaccination site will open at both College of the Canyons and Palmdale Oasis Park Recreation Center on April 19 to service the northern part of Los Angeles County. Katie Johnston reports.
Elementary Students Return To Schools In AnaheimMore than a year later, Jefferson Elementary School in Anaheim reopened for in-person learning. Kara Finnstrom reports.
Neighbor Saves 3 Children From Valley Village Home That ExplodedMeanwhile, a man injured in the blast got the attention of firefighters by tapping on the debris he was buried in. Tina Patel reports.
Aquarium Of The Pacific Mourns Loss Of 20-Year-Old Sea Otter MaggieThe Aquarium of the Pacific is mourning the loss of one of its long-time residents, a 20-year-old sea otter named Maggie. Katie Johnston reports.
2 New Reports Find LAPD Mishandled Aspects Of Summer ProtestsTwo reports released Friday found the Los Angeles Police Department mishandled aspects of last summer's protests against racism and police brutality, echoing the findings of a report released last month. Katie Johnston reports.
Investigation Continues Into Cause Of Massive Valley Glen ExplosionTwo men were hospitalized after the explosion, and it's not clear if a gas leak was the cause. Tina Patel reports.
San Bernardino County Announces Coronavirus Rental Relief ProgramSan Bernardino County Friday announced a new emergency rental assistance program to provide rental and utility assistance to residents impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Katie Johnston reports.
Sea World Reopens TodaySea World's rides and indoor attractions will reopen to visitors, who are limited to California residents only. DeMarco Morgan and Lesley Marin report.
Man Sentenced To 4 Years In Prison For Poisoning Several Homeless Individuals, Recording Their ReactionsA San Andreas man will spend four years in prison after the May 2020 poisoning of eight people experiencing homelessness in Huntington Beach. Katie Johnston reports.
Explosion Reported In Underground Electrical Vault In City Of IndustryThe fire caused by the apparent electrical explosion may affect rail service in the area. Lesley Marin reports.
3 Killed In Possible Street Racing CrashThe car had slammed into the brick facade of a bank in South LA. DeMarco Morgan reports.
Father of 3 Slain Kids Arrives This Evening At The Growing Memorial In ResedaThis evening Erik Denton, the father of three children slain in a Reseda on Saturday, arrived at the apartment complex where the crime occurred.
2 Hospitalized After Large Explosion At Valley Glen HomeLos Angeles Fire Department crews responded Sunday evening to a Valley Glen home after a large explosion that neighbors said felt like an earthquake.
Mother of 3 Slain Children In Reseda In Custody As Police Continue InvestigationLiliana Carillo, the 30-year-old woman suspected of killing her three small children, is in custody
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A Mobile Vaccination Clinic For LGBTQ Communities in Santa AnaOrganizers dispensed several hundred Johnson & Johnson vaccine to LGBTQ groups that often experience barriers to health care.

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