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LGBT organization throws support behind gun control

One of the country’s largest statewide LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) advocacy organizations recently announced its support at Los Angeles City Hall for a gun control package proposed by state lawmakers, and vowed to push for national gun legislation, following the recent mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando.

UTLA signs new labor agreement with LAUSD

The Los Angeles school board this week agreed to provide additional teachers to reduce class size at some schools, and to tweak its teacher evaluation process.

Voters complain about poll complications

Dozens of voters and poll workers complained to county supervisors this week about a lack of ballots and staffing, inaccurate voter rolls, malfunctioning voting machines, the widespread use of provisional ballots and the possibility of voter fraud during last week’s primary election.

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In response to Orlando: ‘No more silence’

Los Angeles City Council members this week eschewed the traditional moment of silence held after tragedies such as this weekend’s mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub, instead choosing to read the names of the 49 victims and calling for action on gun-control laws.

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Cedars-Sinai critical in Ebola defense

Cedars-Sinai has been tapped to play a critical role in bolstering the country’s front line of defense against Ebola and other highly infectious diseases under a federal grant announced Tuesday.

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Man bound for LA Pride with car full of weapons, charged

An Indiana man who was bound for the LA Pride parade in West Hollywood and was carrying weapons, ammunition and bomb-making materials in his car was charged Tuesday with various weapons-possession counts.

Man arrested for suspected attack at Pride Parade

A man arrested in Santa Monica allegedly in possession of weapons and explosive materials following the Orlando massacre and before an LGBT parade in West Hollywood is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.

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Beaches reopened after recent shark attack

All Orange County beaches are once again open to swimmers and surfers following a weekend shark attack in the area.

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UCLA on lockdown

The UCLA campus was placed on lockdown today amid reports of a possible shooter in a campus engineering building.

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Quake warning system may be in place by 2018

Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Burbank, praised Gov. Jerry Brown's decision to reverse himself and seek state funds for an earthquake early warning system that could come online as early as 2018.

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