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County approves $3.75 million settlement in 2018 shooting of black teen

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors approved a $3.75 million payout May 14 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit against sheriff’s deputies who shot and killed a 16-year-old boy last year in the Westmont neighborhood of South Los Angeles. Deputies shot Anthony Weber about 8:20 p.m. on Feb. 4, 2018, near the Read More…

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Downey council considers changes in public comments

DOWNEY — The City Council May 14 agreed that public comments at council meetings are important, but clashed on when those comments should be made. They directed Assistant City Manager John Oskoui to return at the next meeting with a public comment schedule which might satisfy the majority. Currently, all public comments are allowed near Read More…

Organization creates violence prevention model for youth

‘Is there progress being made in the homeless crisis?’

County to spend $460 million to fight homelessness

LOS ANGELES — The five elected officials who govern Los Angeles County May 14 approved $460 million in Measure H spending on homelessness, increasing their commitment to the problem in the face of a widely anticipated rise in the numbers of people without a permanent home. Prior to the vote, the county Board of Supervisors Read More…

Councilman voices opposition to bill extending drinking hours

County to calculate cost incurred by deputy cliques

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SPORTS DIGEST: Lakers get fourth pick in NBA Draft and a coach

This has probably been the Lakers’ best week of 2019. Not only did they hire a coach (or two), they received the fourth pick in the June NBA Draft after moving up in the draft lottery. The only problem with moving up to fourth in this year’s draft is that there are three players everyone Read More…