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Local mayor pulls out of Board of Equalization race

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Lawndale Mayor Robert Pullen-Miles has dropped out of the Board of Equalization (BOE) race to replace soon to be termed out Jerome Horton.


Board of Equalization elected officials under criminal investigation

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The shit continues to hit the fan over at the Board of Equalization (BOE).  After legislators voted to gut the responsibilities of the elected members of the BOE, it is now revealed the members are under criminal investigation.  


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CA Senate takes steps to pare down Board of Equalization activities and duties

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Will the behavior of a member of the CA Board of Equalization (BOE) lead to the agencies downfall?  The Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review introduced Senate Bill 86, in January of this year, which seeks to remove many of the duties that currently fall under the BOE.  The first reading passed the Senate 26-9 with […]


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Will Hawthorne residents follow Compton’s lead re: increased sales tax

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After allegedly balancing the city budget, and welcoming many new businesses, Hawthorne Mayor Alex Vargas and city council will possibly seek the public’s vote to raise the city sales tax from 9.25% to 10.25%.  Why are city leaders so eager to tax residents?  Was the mayor lying to constituents about the city being solvent during last […]


Word on the Street: CA Dem Party diversifies

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After the “Battle Royale” for the seat to chair the CA Democratic Party for the next four years, 2 Urban Girls is hearing that the party’s new leader, Eric Bauman, could be reading this blog.  During the contentious race, this blog reached out to Bauman’s opponent to ask how she would diversify party headquarters.  Bauman must’ve […]


Compton City Clerk admits her office played ‘switcheroo’ at polling locations

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The last two elections held in the city of Compton were filled with controversy.  The latest involves city employees cutting down employee signs off city owned property, poll watchers copying information from voter rolls posted on poll location entrances and whether election code and/or the city, allows such actions.  There were also discrepancies at many […]


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Inglewood Senator supports Black Lives Matter via new legislation

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Senator Steve Bradford was the first Black politician to publicly declare his support of Black Lives Matter.  At the time, Bradford was termed out of the Assembly and moving towards Senate, yet took time to show solidarity with millions across America outraged over the number of unarmed people being killed by the police.  Bradford now […]


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