Dozens of advocates of criminal justice reform urged the board to simply adopt the Reform L.A. Jails initiative, which has garnered enough signatures to be certified for the November 2020 ballot. The measure would also prioritize alternatives to incarceration over jail construction. ... read more »
Just before 9 p.m. on June 16, a light-colored, four-door sedan stopped in front of the family's home in the 22700 block of Island Avenue and someone inside the car opened fire. Lauvai was shot in the chest and died at St. Francis Medical Center. Another family member's leg was grazed by a bullet.
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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently approved the final environmental impact report for the Consolidated Correctional Treatment Facility--otherwise known as the new “mental health jail”. The approval green lights, what opponents to the project are calling “a wasteful spending of over $2.2 billion to build nearly 4,000 new jail cells for an already failing jail system.” ... read more »
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors renewed a $10,000 reward today in hopes of tracking down 31 Beretta and Glock pistols, believed to be police service weapons and stolen from a vault in Compton's old City Hall. ... read more »
Hundreds of in-home care workers marched through downtown today to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting to ask for higher wages, with labor leaders' last request set at $1 above minimum wage. ... read more »
Aiming to match people struggling to make ends meet with good-paying county jobs, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors today approved pilot programs targeting economically disadvantaged communities as well as women interested in construction craft and apprentice jobs. ... read more »
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to back legislation that would automatically remove or reduce certain cannabis-related convictions.
Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Hilda Solis recommended support for AB 1793. ... read more »
At a press conference at L.A. Trade-Technical College, the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) today released a far-reaching report that shows more than 60% of student respondents experience food insecurity while more than 18% of students are homeless in the past year. ... read more »
Supervisors Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sheila Kuehl proposed "an inclusive planning process which draws on the experience, expertise and wisdom of cities, homeless service providers and experts, the faith and business communities, formerly homeless individuals and county departments." ... read more »