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Vernon Councilmember Continues Family Legacy

The Vernon City Council welcomed a new member Tuesday. Melissa Ybarra took the oath of office Tuesday; she will fill out the remainder of the term left vacant by... Read more »

March 3, 2015 Election Preliminary Results

Los Angeles Unified School District Member of the Board of Education  District 5 **Bennett Kayser 1,558 (39.5%) **Ref Rodriguez 1,792 (45.5%) Andrew Thomas    ... Read more »

Election Brings Some Changes to Local Councils

Change can be scary, so can the unknown. Election results have yet to be officially certified in Monterey Park or the City of Commerce, but it appears voters in... Read more »

L.A. Voter Turnout Dismal, Again

The preliminary turnout for Tuesday’s Los Angeles primary election — which included a pair of ballot measures aimed at boosting voter participation — was 8.6... Read more »

Child Victims Entitled to Civil Recourse, Regardless of Legal Status

A bill authored by Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez aimed at protecting the rights of undocumented children in civil court proceedings has earned the backing of MALDEF, a... Read more »

Roybal-Allard to Lead Dems on Powerful Homeland Security Subcommittee

The House Democratic Caucus formally approved Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) selection as the Ranking Democrat on the powerful House Appropriations... Read more »

Commerce Rolls Back Fees for Activities

Candidates for the City Council have made the cost of Commerce’s popular Resident Activity Card a big issue in the March 3 election, claiming a 3-tier fee system... Read more »

School Expands Horizon for Children of Vernon Workers

Tucked in the middle of all the factories, warehouses and rendering plants in Vernon is an elementary school with more students than there are residents in the city. Most... Read more »

Addressing Homeless Problems in Northeast L.A.

Representatives of various city and county housing and mental health agencies, elected officials, law enforcement, nonprofit groups, residents and the homeless gathered... Read more »

Limited English Proficiency Plays Role in CA’s Low Voter Turnout Rates of Asians and Latinos

New America Media–One in nine eligible California voters speaks only limited English, and many of them don’t know what help and services are available to them... Read more »

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