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  • Newton: Failing our children, in and out of court

    Newton: Failing our children, in and out of court
    Over the years, Judge Michael Nash, who supervises the Los Angeles Juvenile Court, has been tough and persistent. Bucking a long-standing tradition of secrecy, he opened courtrooms in Dependency Court, where the futures of young people in foster care are decided, and he waited out the uproar that ensued without wavering. He regularly confronts some of society's most dispiriting failures and yet he's remained a tireless — and generally upbeat — advocate for children.
  • Fighting L.A.'s gangs with families

    Fighting L.A.'s gangs with families
    In a large conference room at City Hall East, more than 100 gang-intervention workers gathered last week to hear about a new approach to heading off gang violence and the destruction it causes. They had come to hear a family tell its story. The mother...

    Newton: 'Parent trigger' unhappiness

    Newton: 'Parent trigger' unhappiness
    Acase underway in a nondescript Victorville courtroom lacks the trappings of a trial of the century — there's no celebrity in the dock, no DNA evidence or CNN trucks broadcasting from the parking lot. But the case could have monumental...

    Newton: What about the Port of Los Angeles?

    Newton: What about the Port of Los Angeles?
    It's fun for mayoral candidates to imagine eliminating potholes or building new trains to link the Valley to the Westside. It's not hard to support a spiffed-up LAX (really, what's hard to believe is that it's taken this long) or legions of new police...

    Newton: A.J. Duffy in exile

    Newton: A.J. Duffy in exile
    A.J. Duffy is, at least for the moment, a man without a country. He led United Teachers Los Angeles, the union that represents teachers in the nation's second-largest school district, for six bruising years, tussling with the mayor and several...