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Seminar focuses on reasons for black infant mortality

LOS ANGELES — The statistics are startling: Nationally, the death rate for black babies who die in infancy is twice as high as for white babies and more than 4,000 black babies die before their first birthday.  In Los Angeles County, the rate is three times higher. Black infant mortality was the topic of discussion Read More…

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Garcetti announces he won’t run for president

LOS ANGELES — After more than a year of speculation and travels to political hotspots across the country, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Jan. 29 he has decided against a bid for the presidency in 2020. “Reflecing on those travels and recognizing the incredible opportunity I have every single day as mayor of this Read More…

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D.A. says she’ll expand efforts to fight mental illness

LOS ANGELES — District Attorney Jackie Lacey has announced an expansion of her office’s efforts to help people living with mental illness in the criminal justice system. The Mental Health Division brings together deputy district attorneys whose cases involve defendants who have been declared incompetent to stand trial or are seeking alternative sentences due to Read More…