LA leaders OK $85 million in Prop HHH money — including for homeless housing in Valley

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Jimmy Gomez wins Democratic fight for House seat in 34th District

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 th...

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