Bob Blumenfield

Los Angeles City Council

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Councilman for the 3rd District of Los Angeles; former Democratic State Assemblyman representing the 40th District (San Fernando Valley) and chair of the Assembly Budget Committee

Bob Blumenfield on KCRW

Thirty years ago today, Rodney King was beaten by law enforcement officers in Los Angeles, and now decades later, the city is still seeing police violence against people of color.

LA City Council approves redirecting $88.8 million of LAPD funds to address homelessness and poverty

Thirty years ago today, Rodney King was beaten by law enforcement officers in Los Angeles, and now decades later, the city is still seeing police violence against people of color.

from Greater LA

This morning the Supreme Court let stand (without comment) a lower court ruling that protects the right of homeless people to sleep on sidewalks or in parks.

Supreme Court lets stand a lower court’s ruling: Homeless people have a right to sleep outside

This morning the Supreme Court let stand (without comment) a lower court ruling that protects the right of homeless people to sleep on sidewalks or in parks.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Californians will play a big part in the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this coming week. But can the party unite with supporters of Bernie Sanders?

The DNC: A Divided Convention?

Californians will play a big part in the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this coming week. But can the party unite with supporters of Bernie Sanders?

from Olney in L.A.

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Today the Supreme Court agreed to take up a challenge to a Mississippi law that bans all abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Delta-8 is stirring up the cannabis industry, and some people don’t exactly consider it weed or CBD. Nonetheless, you can still smoke, vape, and eat it.

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Distract, delegate, document, delay and direct — these strategies are meant for situations of verbal harassment that haven’t risen to physical violence.

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There’s a bold plan in LA’s Crenshaw neighborhood to purchase the local mall for north of $100 million and let the community profit from its redevelopment.

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Remember the hush money payments? Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the FEC’s lack of interest, Rudy as a witness, and more

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