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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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Indigenous Peoples Day proposal approved by council committee

LOS ANGELES — A proposal to replace Columbus Day with what would be called Indigenous Peoples Day was approved June 14 by a Los Angeles City Council committee. The 3-0 vote by the Elections, Intergovernmental Relations and Neighborhoods Committee sends the proposal to the full council. The proposal includes the recommendation for city staff to Read More…

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Homeless protesters demanding veto

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – About two dozen civil rights protesters demonstrated outside Mayor Eric Garcetti’s residence today, demanding that he veto revisions to the city’s municipal code that make it easier to seize and destroy homeless people’s belongings. The Los Angeles Community Action Network, the Downtown Women’s Action Coalition and other civil rights activists held Read More…