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Hahn, Barger join Board of Supervisors

LOS ANGELES — Janice Hahn and Kathryn Barger were sworn in Dec. 5 as the newest members of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, giving the five-member panel a female majority and a decidedly progressive bent. Hahn and Barger replace Supervisors Don Knabe and Mike Antonovich in representing the county’s Fourth and Fifth Districts, respectively. Read More…

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Kamala Harris wins Boxer’s U.S. Senate seat

LOS ANGELES — On a day that saw Donald Trump elected the 45th president of the United States, California voters sent the second African-American woman to the U.S. Senate. State Attorney General Kamala Harris defeated Orange County Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez for the Senate seat currently held by Sen. Barbara Boxer, who is retiring. Harris received Read More…

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County seeks marijuana tax for homeless funds

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 July 12 to ask voters in November to approve a special marijuana business tax of up to 10 percent of gross receipts to fund the fight against homelessness. “There’s an emergency,” said Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who has unsuccessfully pressed Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a Read More…