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Law change needed to assist mentally ill homeless

LOS ANGELES — The City Council has backed an effort by the county Board of Supervisors to sponsor state legislation that would allow social workers and law enforcement officers to detain severely mentally ill people who refuse life-saving medical treatment. Under existing law, only mentally ill people who pose a danger to themselves or others Read More…

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City Council acts to decriminalize street vending

LOS ANGELES — The City Council approved two ordinances Feb. 15 decriminalizing street vending in Los Angeles, although the act is still outlawed and will be enforced through citations as the council continues to work on a permitting system for the industry. The ordinances, which were approved on a 13-0 vote, replace criminal misdemeanor charges Read More…