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City reports reduced crime figures in 2019

LOS ANGELES — The city’s various crime rates were lower in 2019 compared to 2018, but city officials said there is still room for improvement. Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said he was encouraged that the number of homicides was down from 260 in 2018 to 253, a 2.7% drop and the lowest rate Read More…

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City to expand jobs program for formerly incarcerated

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Jan. 16 that the city had received a three-year, $10 million grant from the California Department of Transportation to extend its New Roads to Second Chances program that gives formerly incarcerated Angelenos employment opportunities in street maintenance and cleaning. “Los Angeles is a place where everybody belongs, and we’ll Read More…

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Black Lives Matter left out of women’s march

LOS ANGELES — Thousands of women attended the fourth annual Women’s March LA: Women Rising in downtown Los Angeles Jan. 18 to demand the next president have a clear agenda to advance women’s rights. Participants gathered in Pershing Square Square and later marched to City Hall for a series of speeches and musical performances. Organizers Read More…