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Nov. 14 | LA Times

Students from the Eastside of Los Angeles left classes Monday morning and staged a walkout to protest the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States. Students are protesting Trump's call for the deportation of undocumented immigrants, the construction of a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, among other things.

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Nov. 9 | CBS Los Angeles

Proposition HHH will allow the city to sell bonds to finance as many as 10,000 housing units geared to homeless people who are difficult to house.

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Nov. 9 | LA Times

Opponents, while agreeing the utility needs reform, said that what appeared to be self-dealing and a lack of transparency in the ballot descriptions were emblematic of why voters didn’t trust the City Hall-backed measure.

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Nov. 9 | LAist

Three of the biggest problems facing Los Angeles were on Tuesday's ballot, and the results indicate that Angelenos want to get things fixed. Proposition HHH, which would raise $1.2 billion to build housing for the homeless, and Measure M, which implements a new sales tax hike to fund an enormous expansion of the county's public transportation, both passed with overwhelming majorities. You can also add Measure JJJ to this list, which mandates the creation of affordable housing in L.A.

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Oct. 31 | KPCC

Ratepayers joined forces with consumer advocates recently to denounce Measure RRR, the proposed Los Angeles city charter amendment that would give the Department of Water and Power greater authority and flexibility when it comes to awarding contracts, hiring and setting rates.

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Oct. 31 | LA Times

Officials have spent billions of dollars to build more than 100 miles of passenger rail to connect the far-flung edges of Los Angeles County, from Azusa to Santa Monica, and North Hollywood to Long Beach.

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Oct. 31 | LA Daily News

The Los Angeles City Council is set to take up a Human Relations Commission recommendation to have the city join several others around the country in swapping out Columbus Day for a new holiday known as Indigenous Peoples Day.

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Oct. 24 | LA Times

A committee funded largely by Airbnb has donated $100,000 to promote Proposition HHH, the Los Angeles city measure that would raise tax dollars to help build 10,000 units for the chronically homeless.

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Oct. 19 | AFSCME

AFSCME is partnering with the National Child Identification Program and the American Football Coaches Association to make our children's lives safer. This month, AFSCME members will receive a child identification kit that can be used to collect and store a child’s fingerprints and DNA.

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Oct. 21 | Los Angeles Business Journal

Workers announced a plan to hold a rally next Tuesday in downtown to bring attention to wage theft and health and safety violations at L.A. factories producing for Ross. The Halloween-themed march is to take place at the corner of Pico Boulevard and Los Angeles Street with stops at Ross Stores on Broadway Boulevard, then ending in front of L.A. City Hall.

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