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New sheriff says jail guards have right to fight back

LOS ANGELES — Sheriff Alex Villanueva accused his predecessor of underreporting jail violence while tying deputies’ hands and leaving them vulnerable to inmate assaults, saying he will let jail guards know they have a right to defend themselves. “The conditions [in the jails] are destabilizing,” Villanueva told reporters Jan. 30 at the Hall of Justice. Read More…

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Teachers return to classes as LAUSD strike ends

LOS ANGELES — Thousands of educators and their students returned to class Jan. 23, following a Los Angeles Unified School District teachers’ strike that stretched over six school days but ended thanks to a marathon negotiating session that resulted in a labor agreement. Mayor Eric Garcetti, who worked with the district and teachers’ union to Read More…

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Marathon negotiation session could end teachers’ strike

LOS ANGELES — Union leaders and administrators with the Los Angeles Unified School District announced a tentative deal Jan. 22 that could send teachers back to the classroom, ending the first Los Angeles teachers strike in 30 years. LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner and United Teachers Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl joined Mayor Eric Garcetti at Read More…