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LA County To Access Criminal Waivers For Foster Parents, Social Workers

A new state law could allow social workers in Los Angeles County to find out if any foster parent or agency worker has a criminal past.

08/27/2014

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Sterling Raises Eyebrows By Attending Services At Predominately Black Church In South LA

With the choir singing, Donald Sterling walked into the Praises of Zion Baptist Church.

06/01/2014

American Postal Workers Union President Mark Dimondstein will be among hundreds of union members protesting the USPS agreement. (Photo courtesy StopStaples.com)

Postal Workers Protest Move To Offer Mail Services At ‘Struggling’ Staples Stores

Southland postal workers staged protests Thursday over what union members called a “sweetheart deal” that they fear will privatize U.S. mail services and compromise security.

04/24/2014

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San Bernardino May Outsource Fire, Other City Services

The city of San Bernardino, which recently filed for bankruptcy, is again considering outsourcing its fire protection services.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/21/2013

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‘Glut Of Attorneys’ May Mean Lower Legal Fees For Consumers

An excess number of attorneys working in California could mean lower legal fees for consumers – at least for now.

08/21/2013

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DCFS Workers To Be Fired Over Death Of Palmdale Boy

The Los Angeles County Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) has taken the first steps to fire four employees in connection with the death of a 9-year-old Palmdale boy, county officials said Tuesday.

07/30/2013

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Supervisors To Call For Task Force In DCFS Reform Effort

Los Angeles County officials Tuesday were expected to call for the creation of a task force to examine how local agencies handle reported cases of child abuse.

06/18/2013

8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez (pictured), died in March after documents showed at least six complaints of child abuse and brutality were filed with Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). (credit: CBS)

Calif. Lawmakers To Probe CPS Agencies In LA, Orange Counties

Two Southern California lawmakers reached an agreement Thursday with a Sacramento committee to investigate child and family services agencies statewide, including two Southland agencies.

06/05/2013

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Navy Pilot Missing Since Vietnam War Buried At Arlington National Cemetery

A local Navy pilot missing since the Vietnam War has been buried at Arlington National Cemetery.

05/19/2013

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Attorney: OC Child Services Failed To Respond To Abuse Charges

An Orange County attorney Tuesday was expected to call for a criminal investigation into an alleged child trafficking case involving Orange County Child Protective Services.

05/07/2013

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Mayor Launches New ‘MyLA311′ App For City Services, Information

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other city officials introduced the new MyLA311 mobile app Monday morning.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/01/2013

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‘Smart911′ System To Share Household Data With Emergency Operators

Officials in Culver City on Monday were expected to unveil a first-of-its-kind emergency response system that would share vital information with 911 operators.

03/04/2013

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Report: ‘Front-End Failures’ In Deaths Of LA County Foster Kids

A confidential county report obtained by the Los Angeles Times on policies at the troubled Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) found repeated and avoidable mistakes may have lead to the deaths of 14 children.

02/14/2013

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City Council Eyes $3B Bond Measure To Fix LA Streets

Would you be willing to cough up an extra $24 a year or so to repair streets throughout Los Angeles? At least one City Council member thinks so.

01/09/2013

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City Council Panel OKs Plan To Offer Services Card For Illegal Immigrants

A City Council committee moved forward with a controversial plan on Tuesday that would give undocumented immigrants access to banking services.

10/16/2012

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