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Overtime costs lead to Sheriff’s Dept. budget deficit

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is running a projected $40 million budget deficit and using dollars allocated for services, supplies and equipment to pay out an estimated $142 million in unbudgeted overtime, according to a report presented to the Board of Supervisors April 10. Chief Executive Officer Sachi Hamai told the Read More…

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COMMUNITY CALENDAR: Walk commemorates birthday of city of Los Angeles

The 236th birthday of the founding of the city of Los Angeles is observed Aug. 26 with the walk to Los Angeles beginning at the San Gabriel Mission, 428 S. Mission Drive, and continuing to the El Pueblo Historical Monument (Olvera Street) in downtown Los Angeles. The walk begins at 6 a.m. and follows the Read More…

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MTA board votes against 710 tunnel extension

LOS ANGELES — In a move that could effectively kill the Long Beach (710) Freeway tunnel extension between Alhambra and Pasadena, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted May 25 to redirect its $700 million for the project to alternative street improvements. The unanimous 12-0 vote ran contrary to an MTA staff report endorsing Read More…