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County introduces initiative to employ ex-criminals

LOS ANGELES — County supervisors and local business leaders have announced the Fair Chance Hiring Initiative, which is aimed at encouraging companies to employ people who have been rehabilitated through the criminal justice system. “We challenge employers to think outside the box when making their hiring decisions,” said Supervisor Hilda Solis, who authored the motion Read More…

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LAUSD board sets June special election for parcel tax

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously Feb. 28 to place a parcel tax before voters on the June ballot in hopes of generating hundreds of millions of dollars for local schools. The board’s move came on the heels of a teachers’ strike that ended with the district Read More…