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L.A. County Plans to Transition to Vote Centers

Voters in Los Angeles County will have up to 11 days to vote in the March 2020 presidential primary election, and the option to vote anywhere in the county at Vote Centers, on what looks like a touchscreen tablet....
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LA:RISE Provides Employment to the Hardest Hit

Around this time last year, Jennifer Bryden, a mother of three boys, thought she had finally found employment. “I was kind of excited that I found a job,” Bryden said. “It was my first year being sober and clean, and it was in November and right before Christmas.”...
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Lyft and Uber Will Drive Voters to Polls

Like Lyft, Uber is offering riders assistance in registering to vote and getting to the polls for the midterm elections on Nov. 6. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced Thursday on the company blog that it wanted to do its part in supporting the democratic process “by helping voters register and get to the polls on Election Day.”...
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Pedestrian Bridge Across La Cienega Boulevard Edges Closer

The possibility of hiking or biking from Baldwin Hills to the beach via the Park to Playa Trail is closer to becoming a reality. First, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the construction of a pedestrian bridge across La Cienega Boulevard from Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area to the Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook and Stoneview Nature Center in Culver City in July. This week, city officials in Culver City agreed to provide additional funding for the project, among other moves for the bridge’s construction and upkeep....
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Highland Park Residents Continue Strike Over Rent

Several residents in apartments on Avenue 64 in Highland Park have been on a rent strike since July. The Los Angeles Tenants Union (LATU), which has helped other tenants around the city when faced with sudden rent hikes, posted information on its Facebook page that says tenants received notices of rent increases ranging from $500 to $700 per month; in one case, the change amounted to a nearly 80 percent increase....
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L.A. Considers Providing Lawyers for Renters Facing Eviction

Los Angeles could be following in the footsteps of San Francisco and New York when it comes to renters' rights and legal representation. The L.A. City Council is discussing the creation of a program to provide tenants with the right to legal counsel when facing evictions or when there are questions about their rental agreements....
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