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L.A. County CEO Recommends $100 Million For Measure J Priorities In 2021-22 Budget

The voter-approved ballot measure promotes alternatives to incarceration and direct investments in communities.

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Why Two Big Long Beach Grocery Stores Closed On Saturday

Parent company Kroger blames its closure of a Ralphs and a Food 4 Less on the city’s decision to pass a temporary $4-per-hour pay bump for grocery workers.

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Best Online And IRL Happenings This Week, Including Earth Day, 4/20: April 19 – 22

Celebrate Earth Day. Catch a 4/20 double feature. Tune in to an online set by Tame Impala. Join a virtual talk between Barack Obama and Ava Duvernay. Nosh on beignets, tacos, a kush pizza and mulitas.

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$1,000 A Month, No Strings Attached: Garcetti Proposes A Guaranteed Basic Income Pilot In Los Angeles

L.A.’s Mayor wants to fund the largest guaranteed income experiment in the U.S.

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‘People Are Dying As We Wait’: Bid To Tighten California Nursing Home Oversight Sputters

Lawmakers say they’ll take no action this year on a bill requiring nursing home owners and operators to get state approval before they acquire, operate or manage a nursing home.

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From Tijuana to Temecula To LA: A Fronterizo’s Struggle For A Sense Of Belonging¬†

He left Tijuana and landed in Southern California as a suburban high school student. While he’d never felt unwelcome as a visitor, “those feelings quickly changed.”

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Two Long Beach Grocery Stores Will Close On Saturday After Fight Over ‘Hero Pay’

A Ralphs and a Food 4 Less are set to close permanently, with parent company Kroger blaming the city’s elected leaders for passing a temporary $4-per-hour pay bump.

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The Pandemic Hit Little Tokyo Hard. These Are The Businesses We Lost And Those Still Struggling. 

Businesses like the beloved Suehiro Cafe are weathering the pandemic at great personal and financial cost. 

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Street Food Vendors Face A Months-Long Struggle To Get Vaccinated

They face language barriers, lack of required documentation and few convenient appointments.

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Fabulous Drive-In, IRL And Online Events This Weekend: April 16 – 18

Watch bicycle-themed films. Win your Oscar pool. Eat kimchi quesadillas, vegan ice cream and duck confit enfrijoladas.