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Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors

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first examples of what has become a decennial neoconservative ritual -- labeling the federal Voting Rights Act an outdated and needless legal relic.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.