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  • L.A's newest street: Obama Boulevard

    L.A's newest street: Obama Boulevard

    The Los Angeles City Council voted to rename Rodeo Road as Obama Boulevard in honor of former President Obama, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced in a tweet Tuesday night. “We’re thrilled that Angelenos and visitors will forever be reminded of the legacy of President @BarackObama when traveling across...

  • Essential California: A bail system fair to 'rich and poor alike'?

    Essential California: A bail system fair to 'rich and poor alike'?

    Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It’s Wednesday, Aug. 29, and here’s what’s happening across California: TOP STORIES Gov. Jerry Brown has championed legislation and ballot measures downgrading drug crimes, expanding chances of early release for prisoners and easing...

  • Report calls for consistent use of emergency alert program by city police and firefighters

    Report calls for consistent use of emergency alert program by city police and firefighters

    It was during a broiling heat wave in September when the La Tuna fire erupted and sent firefighters and police officers scrambling to warn residents as flames swept through the Verdugo Mountains. Three months later, the Creek fire sent residents in Sylmar and Little Tujunga Canyon fleeing for their...

  • Mayor Eric Garcetti offers to mediate between L.A. school district and teachers union in contract talks

    Mayor Eric Garcetti offers to mediate between L.A. school district and teachers union in contract talks

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has volunteered to help break through a stalemate in contract talks between the nation’s second-largest school system and its teachers union. The offer comes as United Teachers Los Angeles is conducting a strike-authorization vote, which would allow the union leadership...

  • Essential California: Not much left in the wildfire piggy bank

    Essential California: Not much left in the wildfire piggy bank

    Good morning, and welcome to the Essential California newsletter. It is Saturday, Aug. 25. Here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend: TOP STORIES This summer’s relentless California wildfires have claimed at least a dozen lives and destroyed more than 1,200 homes. But along with the loss...

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