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Wesson leads call for ban on assault weapons

LOS ANGELES — Two Los Angeles City Council members — ironically named Smith and Wesson — introduced a resolution Aug. 6 calling on state and federal lawmakers to pass gun-control legislation such as banning the sale and possession of assault weapons. The resolution, introduced by City Councilman Greig Smith and Council President Herb Wesson, demands Read More…

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Wesson seeks to ban private prisons within city

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson started an effort June 29 to prohibit private prisons from being constructed and operating within the city. Wesson’s proposal would zone the city in such a way that it would effectively ban private detention centers. “Profiting off of locking people up will not fly in Read More…

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Artists’ enclave St. Elmo celebrates 50th anniversary

LOS ANGELES — Hundreds of friends, well-wishers and local residents flocked to St. Elmo Village May 25 and 26 to help Roderick and Jacqueline Alexander Sykes celebrate the popular arts enclave’s 50th anniversary. It was two days filled with singing, dancing and music for the Los Angeles cultural landmark, which started in 1969. The theme Read More…