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L.A. Residents Asked to Identify Funding Priorities

How the City of Los Angeles should spend over $120 million in federal grants on affordable housing, street lights, parks, business assistance or other community... Read more »

County Moves to Shut Down Illegal Pot Shops

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to extend a ban on the cultivation, manufacture, processing, testing, transportation and retail sale of... Read more »

If Obamacare Is Being Repealed, Do The Uninsured Still Face Penalties?

California Healthline – In some recent emails, readers asked about what to expect as Republicans move to overhaul the health law. Should people bother paying... Read more »

Calif. Minimum-Wage Hike Helps, but Not Nearly Enough

Low-wage workers won a victory with California’s minimum-wage increase, in effect starting this week. The increases will be yearly and incremental, this year,... Read more »

Don’t Answer, Don’t Update: Drivers’ Handheld Cell Use Now Illegal

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – There’s a new reality for morning commuters, no more multitasking behind the wheel when you’re stuck in one of California’s legendary... Read more »

New CA Law Seeks to Right a Wrong for Young Victims of Sex Trafficking

This week, a new state law is in effect aimed at protecting children who are victims of sexual abuse. Law enforcement officers in California no longer can arrest... Read more »

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 »

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