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Girls seek opportunities at empowerment conference

By Vicky Nguyen Contributing Writer MONTEREY PARK — At 13, Genesis Holmes isn’t sure what she wants to be when she grows up. She wants to become a singer, a brain surgeon or work in sports medicine. Holmes was one of an estimated 400 girls ages 11-18 who attended the “I Matter” Girl Empowerment Conference Read More…

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Police shootings, bias among topics at forum

By Dorany Pineda Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — ACLU attorney Peter Bibring argued with a panel of law enforcement officials Oct. 15 that it is a major issue that a police officer hasn’t been prosecuted for shooting and killing a civilian in Los Angeles County since 2000. The statement came during a community policing conference Read More…

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Subpoena power of oversight commission sparks discussion

By Jacqueline Fernandez Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — The issue of whether the Civilian Oversight Commission should have subpoena power in its role as watchdog of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was argued Sept. 26 during a hearing conducted by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations. Chief Warren Asmus of the Sherriff’s Read More…