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LA County approves funding to fight deportations

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| Los Angeles County supervisors voted 4-1 to contribute $3 million over the next two years to a fund that will combine county, city, and philanthropic money to cover legal costs for immigrants facing deportation. But those convicted of violent felonies will be excluded from the county money.

Bill would increase affordable lodging on California coast

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A bill that aims to increase lower-cost accommodations like cabins and campgrounds along California's coast is working its way through the legislature.

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OC GOP congressman is pot industry's great federal hope

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Dana Rohrabacher has made headlines lately for alleged ties to Russia but in California, he's a hero to the growing marijuana industry.

In House race, Democrats battle over who's more progressive

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In a 34th Congressional District candidates' forum Thursday, perhaps the most contentious point between Jimmy Gomez and Robert Ahn was just how progressive the other really is.

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LA earmarks $1M for immigrant defense, but debate's not over

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The budget earmarks $1 million this year for the legal defense fund, but city officials must still approve policy details, including who benefits.

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LA City Council approves $9.2 billion budget

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The council voted Thursday to approve a $9.2 billion budget for fiscal year 2017-2018. It calls for millions to cover services such as street and sidewalk repair, homelessness aid and police and fire protection.

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LA holds another low-turnout election with big consequences

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Voters in Tuesday's general election chose two pro-charter members, tipping the balance of the seven-member Los Angeles Unified School District board.

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CA GOP looks to break Democratic 'supermajority'

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Conservatives upset about the recent passage of new gas taxes and vehicle fees have launched an effort to recall state Sen. Josh Newman.

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