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LA County supervisors back plan to tax pot

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| But first, California voters must approve recreational marijuana, and L.A. County voters must approve the 10 percent tax. The money would go to homeless services.

Even in final hours, groups urge Latino voters to get out and vote


There have been voter registration drives, phone banks, even efforts by some Southern California groups to knock on doors on primary day.

Antelope Valley to candidates: More homeless funding, please


Officials say they're not getting their fair share of L.A. Homeless Services Authority funding. Those running to be the area's new county supervisor agree.

New census methods include outreach to young children


Census officials are trying new ways of reaching hard-to-find residents, including teaching their children to be evangelists for the count.

Labor advocates want more money for wage enforcement


With the minimum wage set to rise in July, LA is creating a Wage Standards Office to ensure workers are paid in full, but labor advocates say it's underfunded.

A surge in the youth vote will probably help Democrats


All those 17 to 25-year-olds have the potential to rock this presidential election — especially in one state and for one party.

Villaraigosa's 'made a decision' on running for governor — but he won't say what it is


The former Los Angeles mayor is coming off a 38-day tour of the state, one that's beneficial if running for governor, though he's not revealing if he will.

Nancy Reagan's legacy as California first lady


Before Nancy and Ronald Reagan stepped on a national stage, she was the state's first lady and left her own mark.