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Officials approve ‘gap measure’ bill on rent control

INGLEWOOD – Officials approved emergency rent control legislation June 18 to protect city residents temporarily until the city’s permanent rent stabilization measure can be implemented later this year. Officials said they needed to adopt the temporary ordinance to continue capping rent increases at 5% a year because the previous emergency ordinance expired June 17.  The Read More…

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Mitchell bill preventing hair discrimination passes Senate

LOS ANGELES — A Southland lawmaker’s bill seeking to prevent workplace hair-grooming rules that discriminate against styles favored by black women and men passed the Senate floor April 22 on a unanimous vote. Introduced by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, SB 188 aims to “create a respectful and open workplace for natural hair” by Read More…

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Bill calls for two years of free tuition at community colleges

LOS ANGELES — Under a proposed California law, first-time community-college students attending full-time could be given two years of free tuition. Assembly Bill 2 was introduced on Dec. 4 at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. It is intended as a step toward free community college for students in California. Currently, the program in California waives Read More…