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Minimum Wage Goes Up July 1st

Some workers in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County will get a bump in pay starting July 1, when the minimum wage in those areas goes up to $10.50 an hour... Read more »

Vernon Welcomes New Police Chief

A familiar face in Southeast Los Angeles County will serve as Vernon’s new police chief, the city has announced. Anthony Miranda, a former Bell acting chief of... Read more »

When You Want Something Done, Call ‘Don Alex’

BELL GARDENS – From volunteering at the monthly food bank to dressing up as Santa Claus for the police department’s toy giveaway, Alejandro Ceja Garcia is always... Read more »

California’s Kids Are Healthier But Many Are Living In Poverty

Ambar Garcia, who lives just north of downtown Los Angeles, said she’s thankful her two daughters have health coverage through California’s version of Medicaid,... Read more »

Report Calls for Southeast Cities to Invest in Pedestrians, Bicyclists

The Measure M half-cent sales tax hike goes into effect July 1 and a new report is calling for cities in southeast Los Angeles County to use a large share of the... Read more »

‘Cocaine-Filled’ Toy Scare Proves False

BELL GARDENS – Reports that a toy purchased out of a vending machine at a Bell Gardens restaurant was filled with cocaine turned out to be false, according to... Read more »

Chiang Takes Campaign for Governor to Boyle Heights

State Treasurer John Chiang began what is being billed as a statewide listening tour for his campaign for governor Tuesday in Boyle Heights, one day short of a year... Read more »

More Black and Latino Parents See Racial Inequities in School Funding

New America Media – African American and Latino parents see a lack of funding as the biggest cause of racial disparities in education, according to a newly... Read more »

A Federal Regulator Is Probing Wells Fargo’s Mortgage Practices

. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is conducting an investigation into alleged improprieties in Wells Fargo’s mortgage fee practices. The CFPB is looking... Read more »

Door-to-Door Exide Campaign Kicks Off Saturday

Los Angeles County health officials and volunteers will be going door-to-door Saturday, visiting thousands of homes near the former Exide battery-recycling plant... Read more »

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