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LA County Sanitation employees file complaint with PERS

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By Steve Scauzillo, San Gabriel Valley Tribune POSTED: 07/31/17, 11:23 PM PDT | UPDATED: 2 HRS AGO About 450 professional employees working without a contract for the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts have filed a complaint with the Public Employment Relations Board as part of an ongoing dispute over salaries and pension contributions.


City of Inglewood Planning Commission to hold Public Hearing re: non-medical cannibis

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The city of Inglewood Planning Commission invites you to speak on possibly modifying the current ordinance on marijuana.  Currently the city only allows medicinal marijuana to be dispensed at either the local hospital and/or a hospice.  The Public Hearing will take place on Wednesday, August 3rd at 7:00 p.m. in Council Chambers on the 9th […]


Black elected officials pen op-eds, on same day, regarding marijuana sales in South Los Angeles

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Two Black elected officials have submitted op-eds to the LA Times on marijuana.  Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas expresses “skepticism surrounding concerns for individual’s health and safety” and Assembly member Reggie Jones-Sawyer’s op-ed is practically begging for the industry to be allowed in South LA.   Residents in one LA County city has taken to the streets against the industry and […]


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Neutered California Tax Board Forces Quick Transition

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By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JULY 2, 2017, 11:45 A.M. E.D.T. SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Off and on for nearly a century, California lawmakers pondered breaking up an obscure elected board that now collects a third of the state’s revenue — more than $60 billion a year in sales, alcohol, tobacco and other taxes.


Los Angeles city council uses taxpayer money to relocate tenants living in ‘illegal’ buildings

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In an interesting move,the LA Weekly is reporting that Los Angeles council members Paul Krekorian and Jose Huizar are using nearly $400k, in taxpayer money, to relocate tenants living in an illegal building in the Fashion District.  This is in stark comparison to a similar situation, that happened to Black residents living in a shuttered […]


City of Hawthorne to begin accepting Section 8 applications June 15th

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The city of Hawthorne has developed an on-line application system for submitting Section 8 applications.  There are multiple locations, within the city, where you can use a computer to complete the application.  Applications will be accepted beginning June 15, 2017 at 8:00 A.M. – June 16, 2017 at 5:30 P.M. online only at www.waitlistcheck.com/CA2029.


Compton Elections: City’s Credit Rating

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Mayor Aja Brown posed a poignant question during a recent regular city council meeting.  She told those in attendance, “if you want to judge someone’s integrity, check their credit score.”  She went further saying, “seeing how a person spends their money tells you what is a priority.” said Brown.  The city’s finances must not be a […]


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