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L.A. County agreed to pay $53 million to settle a class action lawsuit over search practices at the Sheriff’s Department’s Century Regional Detention Facility.
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The FBI is investigating a secret society of tattooed deputies in East Los Angeles as well as similar gang-like groups elsewhere within the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, multiple people familiar with the inquiry said.
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When Eric Garcetti ran for mayor six years ago, he rode a wave of anger over the political power wielded by the union that represents workers at the Department of Water and Power — and later vowed to reform the agency that Los Angeles residents love to hate.
Property owners and residents of shelters on skid row are going to court to block a contentious legal settlement that restricts Los Angeles’ ability to clear homeless encampments in the heavily blighted downtown district.
As of this week, landlords of Los Angeles rent-controlled buildings can raise rent by 4%, the first time in a decade the annual cap isn’t 3%.
Apartments and condominiums for the middle class could be coming to skid row, under a rezoning plan unveiled Tuesday.
For years, President Trump has taken pleasure in beating up on his archnemesis of California, even when his attacks don’t align with the facts.
More than a decade ago, Los Angeles stopped putting people in jail for sleeping in the streets — a compromise laid out in a court settlement that halted police enforcement of laws barring encampments in public spaces until the city could build more housing for homeless people.
The cleanup of a large homeless encampment in downtown Los Angeles got underway Monday morning after people living on the street were notified to remove all personal belongings, according to a flier posted by the Los Angeles city sanitation department.
The operator of a San Francisco art gallery has stepped forward to defend himself after being accused of dousing a homeless woman with a bucket of water.
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Talking about global warming with friends and family helps them learn key facts about the scientific agreement on climate change and influences their beliefs.
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