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Audit confirms cheating on L.A. County firefighter hiring exams.
An audit probing allegations of cheating in the Los Angeles County Fire Department's hiring process found that high-ranking officials improperly shared job interview questions and answers that were supposed to be confidential.
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In a slight departure from my normal local government beat, I wrote this piece in today's L.A. Times about Jisr az-Zarqa, the last Arab village remaining on the coast of Israel.
The freeway that hugs Israel's Mediterranean coast doesn't have an entrance or exit for Jisr az-Zarqa. To reach the Arab village, people use a one-lane tunnel that passes under the highway.
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A look at the push-pull over key decisions as Los Angeles County prepares for an unprecedented change in leadership.
The final weeks of elected officials' terms are typically spent packing up boxes, exchanging goodbyes, and handing out proclamations to constituents and loyal staff members.
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Just in time for Labor Day -- +Catherine Saillant and I look at the realignment of power in Los Angeles County that could strengthen labor's hand.
As the final push begins to fill a key seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors , union leaders, elected officials and political analysts are anticipating a realignment of power that could strengthen the hand of organized labor in decisions affecting a wide array of public services and the region's largest employer.
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My feature today on a little-known side of Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina.
Women filed into a classroom at an East Los Angeles community center. Some came alone, some in groups of two and three. Most were Latina and edging past middle age. They hauled tote bags full of fabric and rolled suitcases holding sewing machines.
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Nice story!
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Forgot to share this one earlier in the week.
Los Angeles County's ambitious, multibillion-dollar drive to upgrade jails and detention centers is leaving behind a dilapidated, 100-year-old lockup for juveniles east of downtown.
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Yeah, agreed. I don't remember being in any juvenile facility that made me feel like it was meant for "youth", what's that suppose to look like, a high school, Jr. High? 
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ICYMI: My story over the weekend about the conditions in the county animal shelters and the larger debate over animal welfare policy.
The stocky Chihuahua mix strained at his collar, unhinged by the cacophony of yelps coming from the Downey animal shelter's kennels. The young man at the other end of the leash was equally unsettled. Clearly he had misgivings about leaving Charlie in this shabby place, where his pet would have about a 1 in 3 chance of getting out alive.
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Los Angeles County supervisors voted Tuesday to set up a civilian oversight commission to oversee the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, marking a major milestone for the troubled law enforcement agency.
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My look at the tortured 20-year history of Los Angeles Unified School District's attempts to implement an integrated student information system.
With a few taps on a computer keyboard, a student's entire school history from kindergarten to high school graduation was supposed to show up on the screen. That perfect score on a third-grade spelling test, that trip to the principal's office for talking too much in class, that day of ditching math as a senior.
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The way that James Foley died is horrific and it matters, but let's not let that overshadow the work he did in his life. GlobalPost has put together a compilation of his work for them in Libya and Syria. These stories and videos are what he gave his life for, so let's honor him by reading and watching them.
Although he was killed by Islamic State militants, Jim's quest to chronicle modern war lives on through his selfless journalism.
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What a sad, terrible loss.
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Los Angeles County is poised to follow San Francisco and Orange counties in fully implementing Laura's Law, which would allow court-ordered outpatient treatment for certain people with a history of mental illness.
Los Angeles County is poised to join two other large California counties in implementing a discretionary state law that allows court-ordered treatment for people struggling with serious mental illnesses.
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There's been a lot of bad news out of the foster care system in L.A. County, but there are some bright spots and some kids who beat the odds, like 17-year-old Alicia Rodriguez, who graduated high school last week after seven years in foster homes and is now college-bound.
Family and friends of the 600-some graduating Bell Gardens High School seniors poured into the bleachers at East Los Angeles College on Thursday night.
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I'm a metro reporter with the Los Angeles Times, covering regional government and whatever else seems interesting. 
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