Community Local News West Edition

With podcast, murder victim’s sister marks anniversary

LOS ANGELES — “Dear Mr. Simpson. Hello. It’s me, Kim. Ron Goldman’s sister.” So begins the introduction to a podcast released June 12 by Kim Goldman, coinciding with the 25th anniversary of the slayings of her 25-year-old brother Ron and 35-year-old Nicole Brown Simpson outside Simpson’s Bundy Drive townhouse in Brentwood. The June 12, 1994, Read More…

Community Local News West Edition

Working group explores changes in county justice system

LOS ANGELES — If Los Angeles County hopes to create a “care first, jail last” system of justice, it will need to make a major investment in mental health and community-based services, a county working group told the Board of Supervisors June 11. Supervisor Sheila Kuehl said the county was aiming to reshape its approach Read More…

Community Lead Story Local News Mayor Eric Garcetti West Edition

Garcetti takes ‘responsibility’ for rise in homeless numbers

LOS ANGELES — Facing rising criticism for the sharp increase in homelessness, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti defended the work being done by the city to address the problem June 11 while saying he takes “full responsibility” for the city’s response to the issue. In a letter to Los Angeles residents, Garcetti insisted that more Read More…