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Mediation efforts fail to resolve LAUSD-UTLA dispute

Wave Wire Reports LOS ANGELES — A third day of mediation efforts between the Los Angeles Unified School District and its teachers’ union failed to produce a labor agreement, moving the stalemate into a fact-finding period and one step closer to the district’s first teacher strike since 1989. Negotiators for the district and the United […]

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Police shootings, bias among topics at forum

By Dorany Pineda Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — ACLU attorney Peter Bibring argued with a panel of law enforcement officials Oct. 15 that it is a major issue that a police officer hasn’t been prosecuted for shooting and killing a civilian in Los Angeles County since 2000. The statement came during a community policing conference […]

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Subpoena power of oversight commission sparks discussion

By Jacqueline Fernandez Contributing Writer LOS ANGELES — The issue of whether the Civilian Oversight Commission should have subpoena power in its role as watchdog of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was argued Sept. 26 during a hearing conducted by the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations. Chief Warren Asmus of the Sherriff’s […]