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Supervisors reconsider plans for new jails

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Feb. 12 to scrap plans for a women’s jail in Lancaster and approved a new vision for a downtown mental health treatment center, though many criminal justice advocates worried that it might only be a jail by another name. The board room was filled Read More…

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Juvenile justice advocates seek ban on pepper spray

LOS ANGELES — Concerned about the use of pepper spray in Los Angeles County juvenile halls and camps, the county Board of Supervisors Feb. 5 proposed more training, more cameras and more mental health resources, while juvenile justice advocates called for an outright ban. A report by the Office of Inspector General found that some Read More…

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Airport opens exhibit honoring Grammy Awards

LOS ANGELES — What do U2, Jay-Z and Bruce Springsteen all have in common? They all have Grammy Awards. And now Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) does, too – at least through the end of the year. Los Angeles World Airports welcomed guests to LAX Feb. 5 during a special Grammy Week celebration to highlight Read More…