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County to create relief fund for small businesses

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted April 14 to create a public-private relief fund for small businesses hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and then quickly announced capital commitments of more than $28 million. Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recommended combining county dollars with support from philanthropic organizations and financial institutions that serve small Read More…

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County to spend $460 million to fight homelessness

LOS ANGELES — The five elected officials who govern Los Angeles County May 14 approved $460 million in Measure H spending on homelessness, increasing their commitment to the problem in the face of a widely anticipated rise in the numbers of people without a permanent home. Prior to the vote, the county Board of Supervisors Read More…

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Supervisors seek to boost program that IDs troubled youth

LOS ANGELES — The county Board of Supervisors voted Feb. 27 to bolster a program geared toward identifying troubled kids in order to prevent school shootings and other violence. Supervisors Janice Hahn and Kathryn Barger championed the plan to enhance the School Threat Assessment Response Team, which was established in 2009. “It’s been almost two Read More…