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Officials step up efforts to control rising rents in Inglewood

INGLEWOOD — Civic and city leaders are stepping up efforts to help residents survive rising rental costs in the city by cataloging increases of 25 percent or more and working with residents and property owners to help mitigate those challenges. In an effort to stabilize rental costs, members of the civic group Uplift Inglewood Coalition Read More…

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Black Lives Matter leader may have charges dropped

LOS ANGELES — City prosecutors agreed Feb. 7 to a resolution of criminal charges against a prominent local Black Lives Matter activist, agreeing to drop the case in six months if she adheres to guidelines aimed at preventing her from disrupting Los Angeles Police Commission meetings. The “negotiated disposition” with Melina Abdullah, a Cal State Read More…

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Protests continue over charges against BLM activist

LOS ANGELES — The effort to have misdemeanor charges dropped against prominent Black Lives Matter activist Melina Abdullah will continue Feb. 7 with a morning rally outside the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center. On Feb. 5, dozens of community activists and supporters stood outside City Attorney Mike Feuer’s office demanding that he drop the Read More…