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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…

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LAUSD approves contract county calls ‘not sustainable’

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education unanimously approved a new labor contract with the teachers’ union Jan. 29, despite a warning from the county that the agreement “is not sustainable on an ongoing basis.” The county Office of Education, which oversees the finances of local school districts, found that Read More…