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Black motorists more likely to be searched than whites, new report shows

LOS ANGELES — A coalition of community groups gathered outside Los Angeles Police Department headquarters Oct. 9 calling for changes to the agency’s policing policies in response to a report that officers searched black and Latino drivers during traffic stops far more often than white motorists. Members of the PUSH L.A. Coalition and other organizations Read More…

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Board chastises sheriff over $63 million budget deficit

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors took Sheriff Alex Villanueva to task Oct. 1 for a $63 million budget deficit, with county the CEO citing escalating overtime as a driving factor. The discussion came as the board approved $3 billion in additions to the countywide budget, which now totals $36 billion. Supervisors Hilda Read More…

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Tyler Perry gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

HOLLYWOOD — Tyler Perry received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Oct. 1, honoring his creation of an entertainment empire spawned by a series of films about the God-fearing, gun-toting grandmother Madea. Actor Idris Elba, who starred in the 2007 Perry-directed romantic drama “Daddy’s Little Girls,” and actresses Crystal Fox and Kerry Washington Read More…