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Today is Thursday, July 26, and here is what's happening in Los Angeles:
Writer Bill Boyarsky sat down with mayoral candidate Jan Perry to talk about her work and her personal life, including her conversion to Judaism. "The big moment for me in being Jewish was to be more community oriented in developing my observances, being part of a community," she said in the Jewish Journal article.
Three law enforcement officers were arrested Wednesday -- two for perjury and one for the alleged theft of money at the scenes of drug probes, reports the Los Angeles Times. Of the two LAPD officers accused of lying about an arrest, one has already left the department and the other is facing termination.
A racially-charged fight broke out at Men's Central Jail Wednesday, leaving seven inmates hospitalized, reports The Associated Press.
As San Bernardino prepares for bankruptcy, city officials must cut spending by one-third, which will lead to mass layoffs or pay cuts, according to the Los Angeles Times. "By any definition, a 30 percent budget cut in a single fiscal year is a severe haircut. Indeed, you might even call it a scalping," the mayor said.
KCRW's "Which Way, L.A.?" looks at the opening of Grand Park.
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