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Juvenile justice advocates seek ban on pepper spray

LOS ANGELES — Concerned about the use of pepper spray in Los Angeles County juvenile halls and camps, the county Board of Supervisors Feb. 5 proposed more training, more cameras and more mental health resources, while juvenile justice advocates called for an outright ban. A report by the Office of Inspector General found that some Read More…

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Marathon negotiation session could end teachers’ strike

LOS ANGELES — Union leaders and administrators with the Los Angeles Unified School District announced a tentative deal Jan. 22 that could send teachers back to the classroom, ending the first Los Angeles teachers strike in 30 years. LAUSD Superintendent Austin Beutner and United Teachers Los Angeles President Alex Caputo-Pearl joined Mayor Eric Garcetti at Read More…