Jovana Lara, ABC7 Eyewitness News

Jovana Lara

ABC7 Eyewitness News

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Jovana:

Increasing electric vehicle sales now leaving some automakers scrambling to meet demand

Electric vehicle sales are on the rise as people continue making the switch from gas to electric. California also continues to expand the infrastructure needed to accommodate electric vehicles. → Read More

San Bernardino schools reopen with help of liaison program to manage all things COVID-related

The school's designated liaison would be responsible for all things COVID. From managing sick students, COVID-testing and communicating with parents and staff, the liaison is the point-person with access to licensed clinicians if necessary. → Read More

Long-haul COVID: How grassroots online movement Survivor Corps helps those facing lingering symptoms

For millions of people, long-haul COVID-19 is the brutal aftermath of a COVID infection. The group Survivor Corps is helping those battling "long COVID" join together to help ease the suffering. → Read More

Danny Masterson: Scientology doctrine spills into rape case

Eyewitness News has obtained exhibits used in the Danny Masterson case, including audio recordings of the women describing the alleged rapes. → Read More

Here's how Long Beach drought-friendly lawn program saved 120 million gallons of water since 2010

Long Beach's drought-friendly lawn program has saved 120 million gallons of water since 2010, and homeowners can even get reimbursed money for labor, materials and landscape design. → Read More

Early education program aims to give disadvantaged children running start before kindergarten

What's the secret to giving disadvantaged kids a fighting chance? Start them young, educate them early. → Read More

TikTok tips help catch California murder suspect in Mexico resort town

Friends of a murdered Compton woman turned to TikTok and Instagram to help capture the man now charged in her killing. → Read More

TikTok tips help catch Compton murder suspect in Mexico resort town

Friends of a murdered Compton woman turned to TikTok and Instagram to help capture the man now charged in her killing. → Read More

Here's one Glendora teen's simple solution to help feed tens of thousands of people

"Fruitfully Yours" is a non-profit with a simple model: pick and gather fruit from the homes of willing donors and pass it along to the food insecure. → Read More

Poorer communities of color have fewer trees to offer shade and combat climate change

Poorer communities of color in L.A. experience hotter temps because they have fewer trees, and as a result, less shade. The cause has discriminatory roots and it still persists today. → Read More

Microfarms may be the food-growing solution to feeding SoCal's food deserts

Jamiah Hargins, founder of Asante Microfarm, had the idea to transform a front yard garden into a microfarm where he grows some 600 plants including kale, rainbow chard, spinach, basil and countless other fresh greens. → Read More

How Anaheim is using unarmed response teams, not police, to address its homeless population

The homeless crisis on Southern California streets can be taxing for law enforcement. In one local city, instead of calling police, they call a team of professionals. → Read More

Mentorship program aims to ease high school-college transition to deter students from not going

Going from high school to college is so daunting, many students just don't show up, but one mentorship program is helping students keep their academic dreams alive. → Read More

Stanley, L.A.'s most famous giraffe, is evidence in two criminal trials

Stanley, Los Angeles' most famous giraffe, is at the center of two misdemeanor criminal trials and has been "seized in place" as evidence by the state. Meanwhile, dozens of people are fighting to get refunds from Malibu Wine Safaris. → Read More

Stanley the giraffe seized as evidence as dozens fight for refunds at Malibu Wine Safaris

Stanley, Los Angeles' most famous giraffe, is at the center of two misdemeanor criminal trials and has been "seized in place" as evidence by the state. Meanwhile, dozens of people are fighting to get refunds from Malibu Wine Safaris. → Read More

ABC7 Solutions: Tutoring with a twist! South LA Ed Center helps fill gap in distance education learning

The Ed Center in South LA is offering a solution to help parents struggling with distance learning, filling the gap in education for those with few options. → Read More

Contact tracing: Innovative tracking device could help stem coronavirus pandemic

An innovative "COVID-19 tracker" that can detect when an individual was possibly exposed to the coronavirus might soon be coming to your school or workplace. → Read More

Head of DCFS says home of Lancaster decapitations received police call in 2013

Bobby Cagle, head of DCFS, said the home of the brutal Lancaster decapitations received an "unrelated" police call in 2013. → Read More

Facebook group offers lifeline to San Gabriel Valley restaurants

The SGV Eats Facebook page has helped San Gabriel Valley restaurants connect with the community and stay in business amid the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

'It brings light from the dark': Families see smiles on children's faces thanks to Spark of Love Toy Drive

Even with the pandemic, the Spark of Love Toy Drive helps brighten the season for many families. → Read More