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Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

Mike Antonovich Is Fired Up With No Place To Go

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.25.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

For almost four decades, he's been a consistently right-wing reactionary on the powerful Board of Supervisors. But because he's being ousted from that job by term limits, he's now trying to win a seat in the the predominantly Democratic 25th state Senate district.

Los Angeles County Half-Percent Tax: A Model for Right Action

Darrell Steinberg | Posted 06.07.2016 | Los Angeles
Darrell Steinberg

Given the immensity of the homeless population in Los Angeles, the County Board of Supervisors has put forward a proposal that would create a half-percent tax on yearly income for millionaires residing only in Los Angeles County.

Why LA County Supervisor Mike Antonovich Hired a Phony Corporate-Backed 'Research' Firm to Kill the Minimum Wage Plan

Peter Dreier | Posted 07.08.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich has hired a corporate-sponsored lobby group and PR firm to conduct a so-called "study" of the minimum wage.

The Promise of Potential

Rabbi Aaron Alexander | Posted 06.23.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Aaron Alexander

We are all the floundering Israelites in the desert, and we are all, each of us, a Moses who who will not tolerate a system that is indifferent to basic need of any person to transcend her past, elevate her present, and imagine her dignified future.

Congresswoman's Departure Will Leave Open U.S. House Seat In California

The Huffington Post | Sara Bondioli | Posted 02.18.2015 | Politics

Rep. Janice Hahn (D-Calif.) will leave Congress after this term, opening up a Los Angeles-area House seat for 2016, the Los Angeles Times reports. ...

What the Ailing LA County Child Welfare System Needs in 2015

Joseph M. Costa | Posted 03.18.2015 | Los Angeles
Joseph M. Costa

To commit to this renewed focus on child welfare will require the Supervisors to muster the political resolve to tackle very sensitive issues and require additional resources. Only time will tell if their "resolution" will translate into decisive action.

L.A.'s Shockingly Archaic Treatment Of Its Juvenile Offenders

Jacqueline Caster | Posted 04.20.2015 | Los Angeles
Jacqueline Caster

L.A. has long maintained an image in America as a progressive, cutting-edge, and trend-setting environment. So it should come as a huge shock that regarding the treatment of children in the juvenile justice system - Los Angeles may be the most backward major metropolitan area in the nation.

In Support of Bobby Shriver

Frank Gehry | Posted 12.29.2014 | Los Angeles
Frank Gehry

Not only does he appreciate the importance of supporting art from the humanist standpoint, but he also understands the importance of the creative economy for the city.

LA County Tries To Put More Eyes, Ears On Sheriff's Department

Los Angeles Daily News | Christina Villacorte | Posted 11.18.2013 | Los Angeles

Saying the troubled Los Angeles Sheriff's Department should be placed under greater scrutiny, the county Board of Supervisors stepped up its search fo...

Internment Resolution

Mark Ridley-Thomas | Posted 08.06.2012 | Los Angeles
Mark Ridley-Thomas

Today the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors took a small step toward correcting a large mistake, and in doing so, we can remind ourselves that there are plenty of civil rights questions today that must be handled justly and courageously.

Argument That Voting Rights Act Is Dead in Los Angeles Demonstrates the Opposite

Thomas A. Saenz | Posted 11.07.2011 | Los Angeles
Thomas A. Saenz

The L.A. County redistricting debate has triggered one of this decade's first examples of what has become a decennial neoconservative ritual -- labeling the federal Voting Rights Act an outdated and needless legal relic.

After Corruption Scandal, Vernon Prepares To Fight Forced Disincorporation

Los Angeles Times | Sam Allen, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The city of Vernon and some of its businesses are mounting a concerted and potentially expensive campaign against a bill in the state Legislature that...

Los Angeles County Supervisors Make Plastic Bag History After State Legislators Fail to Regulate

Lisa Kaas Boyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lisa Kaas Boyle

Californians deserve better than wasted tax dollars used to clean up plastic waste and higher grocery costs that cover the "free" single use bags.