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Low turnout on L.A.’s Tuesday elections no surprise

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The preliminary turnout for Tuesday’s Los Angeles primary election — which included a pair of ballot measures aimed at boosting voter participation — was 8.6 percent, although the figure is expected to rise as ballot-counting continues, the City Clerk’s Office announced today. The clerk’s office still needs to tally 46,412 outstanding […]

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L.A. election move to even-numbered years hopes to boost voter turnout

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles and LAUSD elections will be moving from odd-numbered years to even-numbered years thanks to a pair of charter amendments approved by voters. Backers of the charter amendments on Tuesday’s ballot said the move will help boost voter turnout by including city and Los Angeles Unified School District issues on […]

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Voters head to polls today to decide on 7 city council seats

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles voters will head to the polls today to select from among more than 30 candidates vying for City Council seats in seven races, with two open seats up for grabs and one contest featuring a showdown between two Eastside political veterans. Former County Supervisor Gloria Molina is the best […]

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Congresswoman Janice Hahn to run for County Board of Supervisors

m4s0n501 LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Democratic Rep. Janice Hahn, who was first elected to the House of Representatives only in 2011, announced today she will forgo another Congressional bid and run instead for an open seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, saying she can do more here than in the nation’s gridlocked capital. “My father, beloved […]

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Sheriff’s department sued over Tanaka campaign dispute

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A Sheriff’s Department background investigator is suing the party alleging he was retaliated against and forced to go on medical leave for refusing to falsify documents and to campaign for Gardena Mayor Paul Tanaka’s unsuccessful bid to become sheriff. Ban Nguyen filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court Friday, alleging violations of his civil […]

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