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L.A. DIGEST: Volunteers sought for homeless count

LOS ANGELES — Officials from the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority say they need more volunteers to sufficiently tally the county’s homeless population. The effort, known as the point-in-time count, is essential to understanding how large the homeless crisis has become and is required to be conducted by Continuum of Care providers to receive federal Read More…

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Inglewood voters get look at new county voting system

INGLEWOOD — When 90-year-old Korean War veteran Willie E. Agee first saw the new ballot marking device being demonstrated in Inglewood, he was skeptical at best. Agee’s apprehension is understandable because as long as he can remember, he’s been voting on a paper ballot, the same way every election day.  However, when the concerned citizen Read More…

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Vacant housing units outnumber homeless, report says

LOS ANGELES — Two organizations that advocate for fair and affordable housing in Los Angeles have released a report that says the city has three times more vacant housing units than the number of homeless people counted this year. Strategic Actions for a Just Economy and the Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment commissioned the Read More…