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Supervisors move forward on rent control ordinance

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors unanimously voted Sept. 10 to move forward on a permanent rent control ordinance for unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County. Supervisor Kathryn Barger, who had consistently opposed rental controls in favor of easing development-related regulations, voted in agreement with her colleagues. “I feel as though a compromise Read More…

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County health officials report first vaping death

E-cigarettes blamed for increase in lung ailments LOS ANGELES — County public health officials announced Sept. 6 the county’s first known death of a person stemming from the use of e-cigarettes, or vaping — the fourth such death nationwide. Dr. Muntu Davis, the county’s health officer, said the patient was an “older adult who had Read More…

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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…