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Former police headquarters pushed as possible homeless shelter

LOS ANGELES — Although the City Council voted over a year ago to tear down Parker Center, the former Los Angeles Police Department headquarters, AIDS Healthcare Foundation President Michael Weinstein and his supporters announced an effort May 24 to halt the wrecking ball and convert the building into a homeless shelter. The City Council approved Read More…

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Garcetti signs $9.9 billion city spending plan

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti put his signature on a $9.9 billion budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year May 29, a record level of funding that includes significant boosts for sidewalk repairs, homelessness programs and the Vision Zero program aimed at reducing traffic deaths. “We must confront our city’s biggest challenges with every available Read More…

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ABC cancels ‘Roseanne’ after racially charged tweet

LOS ANGELES — Responding to a racially charged Twitter post by star Roseanne Barr comparing former Barack Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to an ape, ABC canceled Barr’s successful comedy series reboot “Roseanne.” May 29. “Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show,” said Channing Read More…