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County votes to build new library in Florence-Firestone

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors has approved $4.7 million in funding for a new library in the Florence-Firestone community of South Los Angeles while some residents complained the project wasn’t moving fast enough. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas asked his colleagues to commit to pay for a replacement for the Florence Library that once Read More…

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Wesson steps down as City Council president

LOS ANGELES — After eight years as City Council president, Herb Wesson is stepping down and will be replaced by City Councilwoman Nury Martinez, who will become the first Latina council president in the city’s history.  Wesson said he is stepping down as council president to focus on his campaign for county supervisor. He will Read More…

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Supervisors vote to ban tobacco-flavored products

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors Sept. 24 unanimously voted its intent to approve a ban on flavored tobacco products, including menthol, despite protests by dozens of tobacco business owners and advocates who support vaping and e-cigarettes as aids to quitting smoking. Groups from both sides of the issue tried to shout each Read More…