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Sanctuary cities take calculated risks as Trump moves in

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| More local cities have adopted so-called sanctuary policies that are immigrant-friendly. But the new administration could pull federal funding from such cities.

LA County votes to set up its own immigrant affairs office

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The multilingual office would coordinate and streamline access to services for immigrants, county officials say.

LA County to consider funding legal help for undocumented immigrants

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Los Angeles County supervisors are set to vote next Tuesday on a motion to earmark an initial $1 million to help unauthorized immigrants fight deportation in court.

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Voting by district gives Latino candidates a boost

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In the last election, Latinos won city council seats in three of four Orange County cities that recently switched from "at large" to "by district" voting.

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In the race for LA mayor, a crowd of hopefuls but no serious challengers

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Wednesday marked the deadline for candidates seeking city elective seats to file paperwork. No high profile challenger to Mayor Eric Garcetti emerged in the filings.

Former LA mayor Villaraigosa announces bid for governor

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From 2005 to 2013, Villaraigosa served as mayor of Los Angeles. Before then, he served on the City Council and as speaker of the California Assembly.

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California election again shows the state's different from other parts of the country

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Voters in California backed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton while other states supported GOP nominee Donald Trump.

In divisive election year, a hard road to boosting Asian-American turnout

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Census figures show that less than half of Asian-Americans voted in the last presidential election, and it'll be difficult to improve on that this election cycle.

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