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New sheriff says jail guards have right to fight back

LOS ANGELES — Sheriff Alex Villanueva accused his predecessor of underreporting jail violence while tying deputies’ hands and leaving them vulnerable to inmate assaults, saying he will let jail guards know they have a right to defend themselves. “The conditions [in the jails] are destabilizing,” Villanueva told reporters Jan. 30 at the Hall of Justice. Read More…

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2018 YEAR IN REVIEW: Legalized pot, sidewalk vending are among top stories

Elected officials had a busy year in 2018, trying to solve the homeless crisis, dealing with the legalization of the recreational use of marijuana and for many of them, running for re-election. Those were three of the top news stories over the past 12 months as reported by The Wave. Here is our annual look Read More…

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Neighborhood polling places likely to disappear by 2020

By John W. Davis Contributing Writer INGLEWOOD — Lance Bailey loves the fact that his neighborhood polling place is only a few blocks away. “Often times I’ll just walk because I believe in being a responsible citizen,” said Bailey, who has lived and voted in Inglewood for more than 25 years. Nevertheless, changes are coming Read More…