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Black motorists more likely to be searched than whites, new report shows

LOS ANGELES — A coalition of community groups gathered outside Los Angeles Police Department headquarters Oct. 9 calling for changes to the agency’s policing policies in response to a report that officers searched black and Latino drivers during traffic stops far more often than white motorists. Members of the PUSH L.A. Coalition and other organizations Read More…

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Supervisors vote to ban tobacco-flavored products

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors Sept. 24 unanimously voted its intent to approve a ban on flavored tobacco products, including menthol, despite protests by dozens of tobacco business owners and advocates who support vaping and e-cigarettes as aids to quitting smoking. Groups from both sides of the issue tried to shout each Read More…

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Board chastises sheriff over $63 million budget deficit

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors took Sheriff Alex Villanueva to task Oct. 1 for a $63 million budget deficit, with county the CEO citing escalating overtime as a driving factor. The discussion came as the board approved $3 billion in additions to the countywide budget, which now totals $36 billion. Supervisors Hilda Read More…