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Supervisors establish rent control in unincorporated areas of county

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — Over protests from landlords and real estate brokers, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 Sept. 11 in favor of an ordinance to temporarily limit rent increases to 3 percent in unincorporated areas of the county. Dozens of renters turned out carrying signs reading “The rent is Read More…

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MTA board votes down plan to widen 710 Freeway

LOS ANGELES — The board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority put the brakes on a much-contested $6 billion plan to widen the Long Beach (710) Freeway March 1, opting instead to focus initially on more modest improvements that won’t displace residents or businesses. The widening plan has drawn vocal opposition from residents of communities along Read More…

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Righting some of the wrongs from the war on drugs

I am, and will remain, concerned that legalizing the sale of marijuana could be detrimental to the health and safety of vulnerable neighborhoods, leading to unintended consequences that cannot be offset by overblown estimates of the profit that commercialization might bring. Still, I recognize that Proposition 64 offers an opportunity to address at least some Read More…