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County supervisors propose closing Men’s Central Jail next year

LOS ANGELES — A proposal to close Men’s Central Jail within one year drew fire July 7 from residents worried about the public safety ramifications and cheers from advocates of diversion for people accused of low-level crimes or suffering from mental illness. The board voted unanimously in favor of a proposal co-authored by Supervisors Hilda Read More…

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County nearing ‘critical juncture’ in treating pandemic

LOS ANGELES — Warning that Los Angeles County is at a “critical juncture” in the coronavirus pandemic, with hospitalizations and community spread rising, health officials announced more than 60 deaths from COVID-19 July 8 and warned that fatalities could continue rising in the coming weeks. The county Department of Public Health announced 65 new coronavirus Read More…

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County dismisses Project Roomkey suit against two cities

LOS ANLEGES — Los Angeles County has dismissed a lawsuit against the cities of Lynwood and Bell Gardens that blocked the cities from prohibiting the use of their hotels in a statewide program to shelter the homeless during the COVID-19 pandemic. The dismissal came after Lynwood rescinded its moratorium against leasing its vacant hotel rooms Read More…