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Challenger Villanueva increases lead in sheriff’s race

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — Retired Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Alex Villanueva dramatically increased his lead over incumbent Jim McDonnell Nov. 13, with an updated tally from last week’s election showing him with a 22,192-vote lead. When initial vote-counting ended after the Nov. 6 election, Villanueva had a 4,927-vote lead over McDonnell, but […]

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Council considers new actions to close illegal pot shops

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES  — A City Council committee Oct. 19 recommended new actions to shut down the hundreds of marijuana shops operating illegally in Los Angeles and unlicensed businesses, including having them barricaded or padlocked, imposing a series of escalating fines for their employees and shutting off utility service. Los Angeles City Attorney […]