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Local officials call for stricter gun laws after weekend mass shootings

LOS ANGELES — Responding to a week of mass shootings that killed nearly three dozen people, Los Angeles city leaders Aug. 5 reiterated their calls for stricter gun-control laws. “The nation is reeling from these events,” City Attorney Mike Feuer said at the start of a news conference in his office on a separate topic. Read More…

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County settles strip search lawsuit at Lynwood facility

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County tentatively has agreed to pay out $53 million to settle a federal class-action lawsuit brought by women who were subjected to unnecessarily invasive and humiliating strip searches at the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood, according to court documents filed July 16. “This proposed class-action settlement represents a significant Read More…

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Immigrant community braces itself for federal raids

LOS ANGELES — The Trump administration’s highly publicized Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids aimed at immigrants facing deportation did not happen last weekend but could still be possible in the coming days. Immigration officials were not revealing their plans, indicating it could threaten the safety of their agents and jeopardize their operations. National news coverage Read More…