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Workers Back Anti-Wage Theft Bill

Janitors, housekeepers, airline and restaurant workers were among participants supporting legislation to end wage theft at a town hall meeting Friday in Highland... Read more »

Assemblywoman Garcia Nominated as “EMILY’s List Rising Star”

A national women’s political organization that has raised hundreds of millions of dollars for women candidates for office has nominated Assemblywoman Cristina... Read more »

Measure to Defund Deportation of Parents of American Kids Fails

An amendment to the Homeland Security Appropriations Act that would have cut funding to pay for deporting the undocumented parents of children who are U.S. citizens... Read more »

High Court Ruling Clears Way for Same Sex Marriages

Southland supporters of same-sex marriage were celebrating Wednesday, with the U.S. Supreme Court clearing the way for same-sex unions to resume in California, although... Read more »

Villaraigosa Signs Plastic Bag Ban Into Law

In one of his last major acts before leaving office, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Wednesday signed into law an ordinance that makes Los Angeles the most... Read more »

Senate Set to Debate Immigration Reform Bill

After two key and highly symbolic procedural votes, the Senate on Tuesday cleared the way for the formal discussion of a comprehensive immigration reform bill that... Read more »

Council Gives Final Approval to 3rd Medical Marijuana Measure

The Los Angeles City Council gave final approval Tuesday to placing its own proposal on the May 21 ballot to regulate medical marijuana dispensaries, bringing the... Read more »

Obama Supports Pathway to Citizenship

Major immigrant rights organizations and labor unions on Tuesday welcomed President Barack Obama’s speech on immigration reform, particularly praising his strong... Read more »

LA Officials Calls For Study on Ban of High-Capacity Ammo

Councilman Paul Krekorian asked Tuesday for a report on the feasibility and benefits of banning the possession of high-capacity ammunition magazines in the city,... Read more »

Second L.A. Medical Marijuana Initiative Moves Forward

A city initiative that would apparently allow continued operation of about 100 medical marijuana shops in Los Angeles is significantly closer to enactment, the city... Read more »

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