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County homeless tax measure officially wins

LOS ANGELES — Measure H, the quarter-cent Los Angeles County sales tax to fund anti-homelessness programs, maintained the two-thirds majority needed for approval in a final ballot tally released March 20. The measure’s backers already declared victory March 17, when an update showed it had a safe margin above two-thirds. The final results have the…

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Wyclef Jean detained during robbery investigation

WEST HOLLYWOOD — Deputies investigating an armed robbery here March 21 briefly questioned and handcuffed rapper Wyclef Jean but released him after determining he was not one of the two suspects in the crime, who were arrested a short time afterward. “It is unfortunate that Mr. Jean was detained for six minutes during this investigation,…

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Natasha Gray, a graduate of George Washington Preparatory High School and UCLA, has been selected by John Singleton to write for BET’s new scripted drama series, “Rebel.” Gray said she is moved that something she wrote and had community relevance will premiere on BET, March 28, and she has teamed up to write with Singleton,…

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