Emily Elena Dugdale

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Stories by Emily Elena Dugdale

Pasadena becomes stage in federal court battle over protected status for some immigrants

A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments in Pasadena on Wednesday in the Trump administration’s challenge of a lower court decision that last year blocked the government from ending Temporary Protected Status for hundreds of thousands of immigrants.

No Relief For Homeless People Displaced By Fire

People living in an encampment in the Sepulveda Basin lost everything in a fire. No one showed up to offer them emergency shelter.

Harbor Commission Vote Speeds Plans To Automate Port Of L.A.

Dockworkers came out in force to tell port commissioners that automation will threaten thousands of solid blue-collar jobs.

Activists Clash With Officials At California Horse Racing Board Meeting

Board commissioners passed a motion backing a state bill that would make it easier to cancel horse races when safety issues arise.

West Hollywood Officials Join #StopTheBans Protests After Denouncing Anti-Abortion Laws

As #StoptheBans protests supporting reproductive health took place across the country, West Hollywood officials voted to condemn anti-abortion legislation in states like Alabama and Georgia.

Immigrant Rights Activist Nativo Lopez dies at 68

Lopez died Sunday after a brief battle with cancer.

How We Vote In LA Is About To Change. Here's How To Make Your Opinion Known

L.A. County will make the shift for the presidential primary in March of 2020. County officials are holding dozens of meetings across the region to try and educate voters on the changes ahead.

Gun Collection Seized From Holmby Hills Home. Here's What Happens To Those Guns

LAPD and federal firearm officials have opened an investigation into the massive collection.

Beverly Hills considers a ban on tobacco sales

A proposal moving through the Beverly Hills City Council could make it the first city in the country to ban the sale of tobacco products — including e-cigarettes.

High rates of HIV and STDs reported in Long Beach

New HIV cases were reported at a rate twice that of the state rate. There were also sharp increases in reported cases of gonorrhea, syphilis, and chlamydia.

FBI says it stopped terrorist attacks planned across Southern California

Law enforcement officials announced Monday that they've arrested a man from the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Reseda who they say was planning multiple terrorist attacks across Southern California.

LA foster kids will get free smartphones starting in June

The California Public Utilities Commissioners voted Thursday to approve a two-year pilot program that will give eligible foster youths free phones.

Port workers rally against automation

The Los Angeles Board of Harbor Commissioners was set to decide on whether to approve a key construction permit.

Los Angeles city leaders and organizers rally for Denim Day

Advocates and city leaders rallied on the steps of City Hall in downtown Los Angeles for the 20th anniversary of Denim Day — an international campaign calling for an end to sexual harassment, abuse, assault and rape.

LA's plastic straw ban goes into effect

The City of Los Angeles is kicking off a new rule that bans big businesses from giving out straws unless they’re requested.