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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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L.A. City Council Orders a ‘Racial Equity Audit’ of City Programs and Policies

Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas says he hopes the motion will be "the blueprint for establishing an anti-racist Los Angeles"
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Exclusive: Mark Ridley-Thomas Will Not Run for Mayor of Los Angeles

The councilman will focus on addressing homelessness instead of throwing his hat in the ring, but says Rep. Karen Bass would be a ”very compelling candidate” for the job
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An Inside Look at L.A.’s Big City Council Change-Up

A full 20 percent of the panel is turning over in a short time period, and Mark Ridley-Thomas, Kevin de León. and Nithya Raman bring high expectations to the job
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Who’s Getting Money from Whom? A Closer Look at the Huge Fundraising Hauls in Notable L.A. Races

Big races mean big fundraising tallies. Here's a rundown of some of the jaw-dropping financial figures in local political races
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Can a Vocal City Hall Critic Win Against a 30-Year Veteran of L.A. Politics?

A look at the contest between Grace Yoo and Mark Ridley-Thomas for Herb Wesson’s District 10 seat on the City Council
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L.A.’s Longest-Serving Politician Is Cautiously Optimistic That This Is a Moment of Change

L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas talks criminal justice reform, systemic racism, and how the current protests differ from the 1992 uprising
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L.A. County Supervisors Want Sheriff Villanueva Out of Emergency Ops Top Spot

Amid the coronavirus outbreak, the Supervisors and the Sheriff find themselves at loggerheads once again
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Who’s Reeling in the Big Bucks in This Year’s City Council Campaigns?

David Ryu nears a $1 million war chest, and other highlights from the money game
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Inside the Race for Herb Wesson’s Open City Council Seat

Voters in Council District 10—which includes Koreatown, Wilshire Center, and Arlington Heights—have to pick a new council rep in March