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L.A. challenges are discussed at Renewal Summit

LOS ANGELES — Policy makers and civic leaders discussed what it will take to ensure greater quality of life and opportunity for residents in Los Angeles at a renewal summit coordinated by The Atlantic magazine Nov. 21 at L.A. Live. The Renewal Summit is a traveling think tank that has visited Phoenix, Pittsburgh, Seattle, New Read More…

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Didi Hirsch center fundraiser raises nearly $500,000

LOS ANGELES — With actress Catherine Hicks as emcee, suicide prevention advocaten Talinda Bennington as speaker, the 21st annual Alive & Running Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention surpassed its goal, raising nearly $500,000 for Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services’ Suicide Prevention Center. The record-breaking event, held just north of Los Angeles International Airport wrapped up Suicide Read More…

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D.A. says she’ll expand efforts to fight mental illness

LOS ANGELES — District Attorney Jackie Lacey has announced an expansion of her office’s efforts to help people living with mental illness in the criminal justice system. The Mental Health Division brings together deputy district attorneys whose cases involve defendants who have been declared incompetent to stand trial or are seeking alternative sentences due to Read More…