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Funding for a pair of San Fernando Valley projects to house the homeless was approved by the Los Angeles City Council Friday as part of the first batch of money awarded under Proposition HHH, a $1.2 billion bond measure passed by voters in November. The council approved nearly $74 million for nine permanent supportive-housing projects, which will pay for a total of 615 housing units that are mostly aimed at helping those who are chronically homeless or need on-site services. Another...
LOS ANGELES >> A Southern California legislator backed by the Democratic establishment and supporters of Bernie Sanders won an open U.S. House seat Tuesday. State Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez on Tuesday defeated rival Robert Lee Ahn to claim the seat in the 34th Congressional District, which runs through downtown Los Angeles. Gomez won 60 percent of the 33,000 votes counted, in a contest shaped by racial politics. Ahn, 41, a lawyer and son of Korean immigrants, was trying...
Councilwoman-elect Monica Rodriguez will get an early taste of what it will be like to lead Council District 7 in the northeast San Fernando Valley. The 43-year-old former Public Works commissioner was appointed Tuesday as caretaker of the district more than three weeks before she is set to represent the area on the City Council on July 1, when her official term begins. Her official start date as caretaker is Wednesday. With less than a month to go, Rodriguez has been...
Monica Rodriguez has been certified the winner of the City Council race in the northeast San Fernando council race. Rodriguez pulled in 53.63 percent, or 9,588 votes, coming out ahead of her opponent Karo Torossian’s 46.36 percent, which came out to 8,287 votes, according to the final results released by the City Clerk on Friday. The certified numbers still needs approval from the City Council. Torossian called Rodriguez to concede the race, after the City...