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USC finds instances of racial profiling with campus security, urges more oversight

More than a year after the murder of George Floyd ignited national protests over policing, USC on Wednesday unveiled recommendations to heighten scrutiny of campus safety officers after a broad review found troubling instances of racial profiling and a pervasive sense of “two USCs,” where not everyone was treated with equal fairness and respect. The report found […]

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MLB, players union agree to extend Trevor Bauer’s administrative leave through Aug. 6

Trevor Bauer’s leave from the Dodgers has been extended through Aug. 6 under an agreement between Major League Baseball and the players union, the third time the pitcher’s original paid administrative leave from July 2 has been extended, according to a person familiar with the situation who is not authorized to speak publicly. Bauer last pitched for […]

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New anti-camping law meant to help L.A. clean up homeless encampments is set for final vote

A controversial new anti-camping law has been billed as a tool that would allow Los Angeles to clean up some long-standing homeless encampments, while also ensuring that the people who live in them find shelter. Even if that proves to be true, the law could also produce a less-discussed outcome: granting even more power to […]

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New L.A. Police Commission president opposes defunding the police

After being appointed president of the Los Angeles Police Department’s civilian oversight panel on Tuesday, attorney William Briggs promptly rejected the notion that the LAPD should be “defunded,” arguing instead that it needs more sworn officers to keep the city safe. “Our communities of color that are most impacted by crime, many of which have […]

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California State University to require COVID vaccinations for students, faculty, staff on campus this fall

California State University — the nation’s largest four-year public university system — will require students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 before returning to campus for the fall semester. Medical and religious exemptions will be allowed, with unvaccinated students having to undergo regular coronavirus testing. The decision announced Tuesday was prompted by the […]

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California’s new COVID surge prompts aggressive measures to combat spike

California’s latest coronavirus spike is prompting more action as officials work aggressively to stymie the spread — especially among the unvaccinated, who are most at risk. With cases and hospitalizations on the rise, the focus is increasingly on pulling out all the stops to ramp up vaccinations and protect as many people as possible against […]

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University of California doesn’t have enough seats for qualified students at most campuses

A troubling undercurrent belies the University of California’s celebratory news that it has admitted the largest and most diverse class ever for fall 2021: There are not enough seats for qualified students at most campuses, a worsening capacity crisis that threatens to break the California promise of a UC education for them. The space crunch […]

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Growing number of L.A. politicians want to require city workers to get COVID vaccines

A growing number of Los Angeles politicians want to require city workers to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as infection numbers have resurged, a step already announced in New York, San Francisco and Pasadena. “It is well past time that we act,” Councilman Mark Ridley-Thomas, whose district stretches from Crenshaw to Koreatown, said Monday. The pandemic […]

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Huntington Beach City Council appoints lawyer Rhonda Bolton to seat vacated by Tito Ortiz

Huntington Beach has found its seventh City Council member. On Monday night, the council voted 4 to 2 to appoint lawyer Rhonda Bolton to the seat vacated when Tito Ortiz resigned on June 1. Bolton was one of 105 candidates interviewed by the council over two lengthy sessions this month. During a special meeting held July […]

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Coverup alleged after complaints of top LAFD official drunkenly overseeing Palisades Fire operations

In May, as the Los Angeles Fire Department was battling the Palisades blaze, Chief Ralph Terrazas received a report that his top administrative commander appeared to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs while on duty at the agency’s headquarters, where he was overseeing its operations center, The Times has learned. LAFD rules require agency […]