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A Year Since the José Huizar FBI Raid—So What’s Unfolded Since?

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It’s Been Precisely a Year Since the José Huizar FBI Raid—So What’s Unfolded Since?

LOS ANGELES (Los Angeles Magazine) — On the morning of November 7, 2018, a scene straight out of a network police procedural unfolded in City Hall: a squadron of FBI agents in dark blue jackets with yellow lettering entered the fourth-floor office suite of 14th District councilman José Huizar.

They departed a few hours later carrying cardboard boxes, and offered few details as to what they were investigating.

A total of seven search warrants were served that day, and there were also raids of Huizar’s Boyle Heights field office and his home. The latter operation included the presence of a sniffer dog, reportedly named Ginger, trained to be adept at seeking out hard drives and other electronic equipment.

Despite the TV-ready […]

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LA traffic Deaths Stay High: Officials Plead ‘Stop Texting’

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As L.A. traffic deaths stay high, officials plead with drivers to stop texting

LOS ANGELES (Los Angeles Times) — Advocates staging a “die-in” on the steps of L.A. City Hall in December to protest a lack of progress on the city’s goal of eliminating traffic deaths on city streets by 2025.

In the fourth full year of a program designed to eliminate traffic fatalities on Los Angeles streets, the number of people killed in car crashes stayed stubbornly high, early data show.

Last year, 244 people were killed in traffic collisions on city streets, a decrease of 0.8% compared to 2018, according to preliminary figures from the city. The victims included 134 people who were walking and `19 people biking.

The data may change slightly with additional analysis, officials said. But the early figures suggest another year […]

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City Hall Came to WeHo Park for Pop-Up Community Meetup

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WEST HOLLYWOOD (WeHo Times) — The City of West Hollywood brought City Hall to West Hollywood Park this weekend with the launch of “City Hall to You”, a quarterly series of City Hall community meetups in an effort to increase engagement and accessibility to City Staff.

The community pop-up invited WeHo residents who don’t always have the opportunity to attend council meeting, to speak to City employees who run specific departments in their division.

It was a sunny Saturday afternoon at West Hollywood park on Saturday and the City of West Hollywood provided a festival of information, via tables and interactive booths lined on the walkway alongside the WeHo dog park.

Attendees enjoyed free breakfast burritos and other free giveaways like doggie treats, back scratchers, herb plants and a plethora of reading materials. Photo by […]

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Thousands Turned Out for Women’s March in Downtown LA

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Thousands Turned Out for Women’s March in Downtown LA

LOS ANGELES (LA Times) — Thousands of people, some in costume, turned out for the Women’s March in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday morning.

Diminished in number but not in spirit, thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to advocate for reproductive rights, immigration reform, environmental justice and other issues as part of the fourth Women’s March.

The crowd congregated at Pershing Square and then marched to City Hall for a two-hour program featuring speakers that included Democratic Reps. Maxine Waters and Karen Bass of Los Angeles and Mayor Eric Garcetti.

Similar marches and rallies were being held in Washington, San Francisco, New York, Chicago and other cities and towns across the country. By 9:30 a.m., the crowd gathered at Pershing […]

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