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LAUSD board sets June special election for parcel tax

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education voted unanimously Feb. 28 to place a parcel tax before voters on the June ballot in hopes of generating hundreds of millions of dollars for local schools. The board’s move came on the heels of a teachers’ strike that ended with the district Read More…

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City to require contractors to disclose ties with NRA

LOS ANGELES — The City Council unanimously approved an ordinance requiring city contractors to disclose any ties they have to the National Rifle Association. The ordinance, which needs to be signed by Mayor Eric Garcetti before becoming official, will not ban NRA-connected contractors from doing business with the city but will require them to disclose Read More…

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Supervisors reconsider plans for new jails

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Feb. 12 to scrap plans for a women’s jail in Lancaster and approved a new vision for a downtown mental health treatment center, though many criminal justice advocates worried that it might only be a jail by another name. The board room was filled Read More…