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Supervisors delay decision on women’s jail for three weeks

LOS ANGELES — The county’s plan to retrofit an immigration detention center in Lancaster as a women’s jail, long opposed by criminal justice advocates, seems likely to be abandoned in its current form based on the lack of support from the Board of Supervisors Jan. 8. A vote to approve a $215 million budget for Read More…

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LAUSD, teachers’ union agree on salary issues

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District and the union representing 33,000 teachers have reached an agreement on salaries, the district announced Dec. 18, but disagreements on issues such as class size and staffing levels remain on the table and could still lead to a strike. The salary agreement came with the release Read More…

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Residents protest proposed veterans housing complex

DOWNEY — Nearly 300 residents from South Gate and a few from Downey berated Downey Mayor Sean Ashton and Los Angeles County representative Ivan Sulic for a plan to build a temporary affordable housing facility for poor veterans on a lot less than one block away from homes.  The location at stake is the American Read More…