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Women march for rights — theirs and others

LOS ANGELES — Thousands of people descended on downtown Los Angeles Jan. 19 for the third annual Women’s March, with activists and performers exhorting the crowd to engage in the political process and continue the fight for women’s rights and other civil rights causes. Attorney Gloria Allred, U.S. Rep. Katie Hill, Los Angeles City Councilwoman Read More…

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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…