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County takes new approach to dealing with deputy shootings

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted July 9 to have mental health personnel take the lead in reaching out to the families of individuals who are shot by sheriff’s deputies or die in jail, in the face of community complaints about a perceived lack of respect and transparency from sheriff’s officials. Supervisors Read More…

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City to receive $124 million from state for homeless

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles will receive about $124 million in state funding this year to help address its homelessness problem — a substantial increase from last year’s allocation but far from the billions the city is requesting, Mayor Eric Garcetti said July 8. “We all know that homelessness is perhaps the most complicated issue Read More…

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High court blocks census citizenship question

LOS ANGELES — Southland elected officials and immigration-rights activists hailed a U.S. Supreme Court ruling June 27 that blocked a citizenship question on the 2020 Census. “This ruling is a victory for an accurate, comprehensive and complete census count,” Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Los Angeles, said. “[President Donald] Trump is eager to silence the voices of Read More…