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City begins Domestic Violence Awareness Month observance

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles has been awarded $900,000 by the U.S. Department of Justice to help victims of domestic and sexual violence, Mayor Eric Garcetti and other officials announced Oct. 5 while recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Garcetti was joined by his wife Amy Wakeland, as well as Councilwoman Nury Martinez and other leaders Read More…

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HEALTH MATTERS: Somalie Inez breaks silence about domestic violence

Twenty-three years ago, Somalie Inez’s life took a drastic turn. “I left my marriage because my husband was abusive,” Inez said. “I moved to a different neighborhood in the Maryland area after my divorce.” Inez had two small children at the time. After about a year in the new neighbor, Inez took her children to Read More…