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$10 million legal aid fund proposed for immigrants

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has announced the creation of a $10 million fund to help provide legal assistance to local immigrants facing deportation proceedings. Garcetti said the plan is a direct response to Donald Trump’s threat to increase deportations of undocumented immigrants and other “dangerous rhetoric” by the president-elect. The city Read More…

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Authorities ask public to report potential hate crimes

LOS ANGELES — Local law enforcement officials said last week they are committed to working together to stem hate crimes and urged the public to report any attacks, vandalism or other incidents motivated primarily by hatred of a particular group. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer was joined by LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, District Attorney Read More…

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Proposed legislation would change voting in state

California is on its way to phasing out traditional polling places and embracing alternatives such as new “vote centers.” The state Senate approved the measure, SB 450, Aug. 29 on a final vote of 26-11. The bill authored by state Sen. Ben Allen, D-Santa Monica, and Sen. Robert Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, now goes to Gov. Read More…