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County To Open Jobs Center for Women at Century Regional Detention Center 
October 18, 2018
Women jailed at Century Regional Detention Center should have a chance to learn skills for jobs in technology, building trades, culinary arts and other growth industries, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today.  ... read more »
L.A. County Votes to Further Study ‘Reform L.A. Jails’ Initiative
September 14, 2018
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 »
L.A. County Expands Mobile Shower Program
August 16, 2018
New locations for the showers have yet to be identified, but may include sites near Metro stations. ... read more »
LA County Offers $10,000 Reward in Carson Shooting
July 27, 2018
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. ... read more »
Opponents of New Jail Expansion Say It’s a Waste of Over $2 Million
July 12, 2018
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 »
County Renews Reward for Police Service Weapons Stolen in Compton
July 5, 2018
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 Caregivers March for Better Pay
June 29, 2018
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 »
LA County Aims to Use Its Job Pool to Help Struggling Residents
June 15, 2018
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 »
L.A. County Backs Legislation to Automatically Update Cannabis Convictions 
May 24, 2018
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 »
LACCD RELEASES STUDENT HOMELESSNESS AND HUNGER REPORT
July 6, 2017
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 Promise Transparency in Homeless Tax Spending
February 9, 2017
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 »
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