Dakota Smith

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LA Councilmember Curren Price has been charged with 10 counts of embezzlement, perjury, and conflict of interest.

Curren Price charges are another blow for scandal-ridden City Council

LA Councilmember Curren Price has been charged with 10 counts of embezzlement, perjury, and conflict of interest.

from Greater LA

In the San Fernando Valley and South LA, council seats have been left empty in the wake of multiple City Council scandals.

Scandal-ridden LA City Council scrambles to fill abandoned seats

In the San Fernando Valley and South LA, council seats have been left empty in the wake of multiple City Council scandals.

from Greater LA

Karen Bass was sworn in as LA’s first female mayor on Sunday. Today, she kept her campaign promise of declaring a state of emergency on homelessness.

Day 1: Mayor Karen Bass declares state of emergency, sets sights on housing Angelenos

Karen Bass was sworn in as LA’s first female mayor on Sunday. Today, she kept her campaign promise of declaring a state of emergency on homelessness.

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Born in Mississippi but drawn to the West, Minerva Hamilton Hoyt was behind the push to make Joshua Tree a special place on the map.

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