Columnists Opinion

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…

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Coalition asks county to cancel plans to build more jails

LOS ANGELES — Dozens of protesters rallied in downtown Sept. 26 to urge the Board of Supervisors not to spend money on new jail construction, blocking a major thoroughfare and bringing traffic in the Civic Center area to a crawl. Justice LA, a coalition of more than 40 community organizations, aimed to “send a message Read More…

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County to fight against DACA phase out

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted Sept. 12 to fight back against the Trump administration’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, instituting a travel ban on DACA-unfriendly states and agreeing to take legal action. Supervisor Hilda Solis championed a one-year restriction on county government travel to nine Read More…