Tag: Los Angeles County

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14,000 Used Needles at OC River Homeless Camps

Orange County found 13,950 used hypodermic needles left by evicted homeless people along the Santa Ana River, confirming public health concerns that led to the camps’ removal.

Los Angeles skyline (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

One Million Home Shortage in Southern California

Southern California is experiencing a shortage of nearly one million affordable homes, as the region’s five counties are battling a harrowing rise in rents, a decline in incomes and an all-around housing shortage.

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Obamacare Repeal: L.A. County to Lose $7.6 Billion

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted on May 16 to hire a consultant to develop a plan for how to deal with the loss of $7.6 billion a year if Obamacare is repealed.

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Parents Outraged over Budget Cuts at School for Being ‘Too White’

Parents of students at a North Hollywood middle school are livid after being informed that their school is suffering disproportionate budget cuts that could force layoffs and increase class sizes simply because the school has too high a population of white students.

Raul Ortega holds a sign as he celebrates after California Governor Jerry Brown signed bill AB60 on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall October 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. California Assembly Bill 60 also known as the Safe and Responsible Driver Act allows illegal immigrants to receive a …

Los Angeles Plans $10M ‘Legal Fund’ for Illegal Immigrants

n an effort to defy federal immigration law and an upcoming plan by President-Elect Donald Trump to tighten immigration policies, the City of Los Angeles is setting up a “legal fund” to shield illegal immigrants from the law.

A steady stream of voters fill the voting booths at Ronald Reagan Lodge, Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, in West Chester, Ohio. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

Watchdog: Los Angeles County Is Ducking Voter ID Rules

Texas-based election integrity organization True the Vote is calling into question whether Los Angeles County election officials are properly training poll workers to follow voter identification standards.

Lil Jon on Catalina (Mark Davis / Getty)

California Primary: The L.A./Orange County Frontier

nowhere is the race likely to be closer than in California’s 47th congressional district, the terrain of influential conservative Orange County Republicans and progressive Los Angeles County Democrats.

L.A. Metro (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Public Transportation Use down as Spending up

Transit ridership in Los Angeles County has declined precipitously in the last ten years, despite efforts by local transportation agencies that cost millions of dollars, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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L.A. is #1 in STD’s

Los Angeles County had the highest number of cases of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States in 2014, according to a report released this week by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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L.A. County Sheriff Blames Prop 47 for Crime Spike

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, L.A. County Sheriff Jim McDonnell says much of the blame for the rise in crime in California can be directly attributed to the passage of Proposition 47.

Santa Monica lifeguard tower (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

L.A. Lifeguards Get 10% Raise, Retirees Get 0%

Los Angeles County Beach Lifeguards and other public employees will receive the equivalent of a 10 percent pay raise over the next two years, while retirees on Social Security will receive zero increases.

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Los Angeles County Employee Paid Almost 800K for Not Working

Without working a single day in 2014, the second-highest paid Los Angeles County employee collected almost $800,000 from a settlement after he was fired as chief medical officer of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in 2012.

Gun Melt (Nick Ut / Associated Press)

L.A. Sheriff to Attend ’22nd Annual Gun Melt’

On July 6 Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell will be attending the “22nd Annual Gun Melt,” at which approximately “3,400 guns” are scheduled to be destroyed.

AVI Pornography Convention (John Locher / Associated Press)

Pulling out, California Porn Industry Faces New Risks

High taxes, strict regulations, and a higher cost of living are converging to push the porn industry out of California and into other states like Nevada and Florida, where rules governing the adult entertainment business are more relaxed. However, the relief may be short-lived.