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Amid Protests, L.A.’s New Civil Rights Department Gets a Home

Formed in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, the city's Civil + Human Rights and Equity Department is setting out to quash discrimination and bias, but not everyone is sold
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LAPD’s Bad Guesstimate Caused the Destructive Fireworks Explosion in South L.A.

According the ATF, officers vastly overloaded the containment vessel used for what was supposed to be a controlled detonation
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Warning of Trumpism, Biden Tries to Help Newsom Run Up the Score on the Recall

Putting the recall race into perspective, the President told a crowd in Long Beach Monday night, “The rest of America is counting on you, and so am I"
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LAPD Officers File Suit Over the City’s COVID Vaccine Ordinance

Six L.A. cops say the city’s mandate for employees violates their constitutional rights
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An Oceanside Man Was Arrested in D.C. with a Bayonet and a Machete in His Truck

Photos released by Capitol Police also show swastikas emblazoned on Donald Craighead's Dodge Dakota pickup
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President Biden Heads to Long Beach Today to Stump for Governor Newsom

With a day to go until the recall election, California's governor is bringing the big guns to SoCal
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Jose Huizar’s Attorneys Are Seeking to Get the Former Councilman’s Corruption Case Thrown Out

A motion for dismissal reported on this week argues that the case against the so-called 'evangelist for robust development' is 'overbroad'
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A New Poll Shows Energized Dems and Larry Elder Could Help Newsom Breeze Through the Recall

In the homestretch, likely voters who want to keep California's current governor in office far outnumber those who want him out
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A New Podcast Explores How Fire Shaped the West—and How We Can Live with It Moving Forward

Historian and host Bill Deverell says he hopes the new series encourages people "to become more attentive students of fire”
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L.A. Mourns the Death of Preacher and AIDS Activist Carl Bean

The South L.A. spiritual leader, who created a space for LGBTQ churchgoers and inspired a Lady Gaga hit, passed away this week after a lengthy illness