The images of two pioneering women Olympians have been enshrined on plaques at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum’s Court of Honor. Joan Benoit Samuelson, winner of the first women’s Olympic Marathon, and Anita L. DeFrantz, Olympic medalist for rowing and International Olympic Committee member, are only the second and third individual women athletes since 1932 […]
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On the heels of an unprecedented commitment to a public planning process, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a wide-ranging set of recommendations to put voter-approved Measure H funds to work for the county’s homeless citizens. “Today is another historic day in the County of LA that highlights the energy and community […]
Saving taxpayers millions of dollars in interest payments, Los Angeles County achieved its highest long-term credit ratings in a decade, thanks to an upgrade by Moody’s this week. Moody’s joined Fitch and S&P, the Big Three credit rating agencies, in deeming the County to be very creditworthy and unlikely to default on its financial obligations. […]
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The Board of Supervisors approved a motion by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl and Board Chairman Mark Ridley-Thomas to revoke a prior County resolution that charged indigent defendants a $50 registration fee to obtain legal services from a public defender. “Charging a $50 registration fee to obtain a public defender undermines the constitutionally-protected right to an attorney,” […]