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Abandoned building found with 40 people living inside

SOUTH LOS ANGELES — A commercial building where several dozen people reportedly were living illegally was evacuated June 21 and authorities were working to arrange for temporary housing for them. “Today, my office led a mass and orchestrated effort to come to the aid of dozens of people living in deplorable conditions inside a former Read More…

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THE HUTCHINSON REPORT: Blacks and L.A. street construction projects

It was a surreal sight. Three young black men standing idly on a South Los Angeles street corner. Directly across from them was a street construction project. Not one of the workers on the site were African American. The site was on a street corner in what is still a predominantly black neighborhood. With the Read More…

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Officials approve ‘gap measure’ bill on rent control

INGLEWOOD – Officials approved emergency rent control legislation June 18 to protect city residents temporarily until the city’s permanent rent stabilization measure can be implemented later this year. Officials said they needed to adopt the temporary ordinance to continue capping rent increases at 5% a year because the previous emergency ordinance expired June 17.  The Read More…