Hernan Vera

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President of Public Counsel, the largest pro bono law office in the nation and the public interest law firm of the Los Angeles County and Beverly Hills Bar Associations

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The LA County Sheriff’s Department is getting a civilian oversight committee for the first time.

Will a new civilian oversight committee prevent police scandals?

The LA County Sheriff’s Department is getting a civilian oversight committee for the first time.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The City of Los Angeles impounds the cars of unlicensed drivers for up to 30 days, which costs an average of $2000.  Mayor Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck want to end that…

If You Don’t Have a License, Who Gets the Car?

The City of Los Angeles impounds the cars of unlicensed drivers for up to 30 days, which costs an average of $2000.  Mayor Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck want to end that…

from Which Way, L.A.?

The federal budget bill that still awaits final approval on Friday is 459 pages long, and nowhere does the word "California" appear, but this state accounts for about 10 percent of…

The Impact of Federal Budget Cuts on California

The federal budget bill that still awaits final approval on Friday is 459 pages long, and nowhere does the word "California" appear, but this state accounts for about 10 percent of…

from Which Way, L.A.?

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The LAUSD board voted on Tuesday to cut $25 million from the school police budget. That’s a 35% decrease to a department that employs more than 450 officers.

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Throughout the uprisings inspired by the killings of Eric Garner, Breonna Taylor, Freddie Gray and so many other Black victims, white leaders refused to learn from Black Lives Matter,…

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LA officials say anyone can get tested for coronavirus, symptoms or no symptoms. But appointments are hard to come by, and results can lag by a week or more.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Pentagon and the Department of Health and Human Services are leading “Operation Warp Speed,” a $10 billion program to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.

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Governor Gavin Newsom says the state is shutting down indoor operations at restaurants, wineries, tasting rooms, movie theaters, museums and more in 19 counties to curb the…

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