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County introduces initiative to employ ex-criminals

LOS ANGELES — County supervisors and local business leaders have announced the Fair Chance Hiring Initiative, which is aimed at encouraging companies to employ people who have been rehabilitated through the criminal justice system. “We challenge employers to think outside the box when making their hiring decisions,” said Supervisor Hilda Solis, who authored the motion Read More…

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Kaiser supporters arrested at Labor Day rally

HOLLYWOOD — Police arrested 31 supporters of Kaiser Permanente workers for failure to disperse as they blocked an intersection near its Los Angeles Medical Center Sept. 2 in a Labor Day act of civil disobedience, authorities said. Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Los Angeles, attended a 10 a.m. rally at Los Angeles City Read More…

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‘What can be done to improve our education system?’

STREET BEAT Courtland Crockett Leimert Park  “The schools need money.” Judy Oliver Los Angeles  “We have to have dedicated teachers and parents being involved with their children and helping them on a daily basis. And we need to put discipline back into schools.”  Lashunda Gilbert Inglewood  “More teachers and smaller classrooms.” David Larry Leimert Park  Read More…