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New assessor begins overhaul of department

LOS ANGELES — A four-year, $80 million overhaul of the county assessor’s “1970s-era, mainframe, green screen” technology will improve taxpayer access and streamline the work of appraising the county’s $1.3 trillion property tax roll. Highlighting a review of his office by a “100-Day Transition Team” and pointing to the launch of a new department website Read More…

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Southland cities to host Special Olympics participants

LOS ANGELES — Pairings have been announced for more than 100 Southern California cities that will host Special Olympic athletes from around the world for the Summer Special Olympics World Games July 25 through Aug. 2. Alhambra, Monterey Park and Lincoln Heights will host Special Olympics competitors and their families from Germany. Carson will host Read More…

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L.A. official praises circus decision to phase out elephants

LOS ANGELES — Wearing an elephant-patterned tie and grasping a bullhook, a city councilman who authored a ban on using bullhooks to train circus elephants joined animal welfare activists at City Hall March 5 to praise the decision by Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus to phase out its elephant acts. Councilman Paul Koretz Read More…