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Supervisors eliminate 3,200 positions from county budget

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors, on a 4-0 vote June 29, approved a revised $34.9 billion budget for the coming fiscal year that envisions deep across-the-board cuts and the elimination of thousands of positions, including sharp reductions in the sheriff’s department. Supervisor Janice Hahn abstained from the vote because she said the Read More…

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Deal reached on homeless camps near freeways

LOS ANGELES — Almost 7,000 homeless people living in encampments near freeways, as well as homeless seniors over 65 and others vulnerable to COVID-19, will be brought indoors over the next 18 months under a joint legal agreement signed by the county and city of Los Angeles and approved June 18 by a federal judge. Read More…