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Monthly Archives: April 2017

Garcetti says city is ‘undeniably strong’

LOS ANGELES — With a strong economy, high employment levels, a construction boom and returning industries, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said April 20 the state of the city is “undeniably strong” while also acknowledging the need to do more to help the city’s most vulnerable communities. Speaking from the City Hall council chamber, Garcetti…

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Polanski’s attorney asks judge to sentence client in absentia

LOS ANGELES — Roman Polanski’s attorney said April 25 he will again ask a judge to sentence the Oscar-winning fugitive filmmaker in absentia in connection with his 1977 guilty plea to unlawful sexual intercourse with a 13-year-old girl. “We’ll make another motion for him to be sentenced in absentia,” Polanski’s attorney, Harland Braun, told reporters…

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