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  • Proposed L.A. County budget shifts money to jails, foster care reform

    Proposed L.A. County budget shifts money to jails, foster care reform
    Los Angeles County officials proposed a budget Monday that would pump money into reforming major problem areas, including the jails and foster care system, while expanding county medical staffs to manage the transition to federal healthcare reform.
  • L.A. County's child protection system in 'state of emergency'

    L.A. County's child protection system in 'state of emergency'
    A new report from the blue ribbon commission on Los Angeles County's safety net for abused and neglected children levels stinging criticism at the Board of Supervisors for what it calls a sluggish approach to reform, and declares that the system has...

    Panel: L.A. programs to prevent child abuse in 'state of emergency'

    Panel: L.A. programs to prevent child abuse in 'state of emergency'
    A new report from the blue-ribbon commission on Los Angeles County's safety net for abused and neglected children levels stinging criticism at the Board of Supervisors for a sluggish approach to reform, and declares that the system has fallen into a...

    Computer glitches hamper healthcare delivery to California's poor

    Computer glitches hamper healthcare delivery to California's poor
    Reginald Clarke is someone Obamacare was designed to help. The 55-year-old, who was homeless for a time, now has an apartment in Gardena and a street-cleaning job that pays him $14,000 a year. He hadn't visited a doctor in four or five years. Then,...

    L.A. County supervisor candidates debate range of issues

    L.A. County supervisor candidates debate range of issues
    Candidates hoping to succeed Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky addressed a range of chronic challenges facing the county board Thursday evening and offered different prescriptions for reforming the governing panel. Meeting in their third...