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County supervisors propose closing Men’s Central Jail next year

LOS ANGELES — A proposal to close Men’s Central Jail within one year drew fire July 7 from residents worried about the public safety ramifications and cheers from advocates of diversion for people accused of low-level crimes or suffering from mental illness. The board voted unanimously in favor of a proposal co-authored by Supervisors Hilda Read More…

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Proposed Lincoln Heights street name change has racial overtones

LINCOLN HEIGHTS — A heated debate erupted among community members over the possibility of renaming Johnston Street, which was named in honor of the son of a Confederate Army general, at the Lincoln Heights Neighborhood Council meeting on June 25. Neighborhood Council President Gil Arevalo introduced the idea after receiving an email from resident Matt Read More…