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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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Billboard company to donate to Huizar’s campaign

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A billboard company challenging Los Angeles’ restrictions on digital signs says it plans to donate tens of thousands of dollars in advertising to help Councilman Jose Huizar and five other candidates, all but one of them incumbents, in the March 3 election, it was reported today.   Lamar Advertising Co. of […]

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Wesson to be grand marshal of Kingdom Day Parade

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The 30th annual Kingdom Day Parade will be held today under the theme “Love & Respect: Let It Begin With Me,” and with Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson serving as grand marshal.   Southern California’s largest Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance will begin at 11 a.m. at Martin […]

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Garcetti proposes purchase of 7,000 police body cameras

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Saying transparency is a key to public trust in the police department, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today he wants the city to purchase 7,000 body cameras to be worn by Los Angeles police officers.   Garcetti said he plans to include funding for the cameras in his next budget proposal, and […]

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Powerful labor leader Durazo steps down

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Maria Elena Durazo, a powerful union voice who has led the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor since 2006, announced yesterday she will leave the organization to join a national union and focus her efforts on national immigration issues.     Durazo, the executive secretary-treasurer of the Federation of Labor, is […]

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