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L.A. County Board of Supervisors approves funding for LACMA's new building design

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| LACMA’s controversial new design plan will cost $650 million dollars - with taxpayers footing a big chunk of the bill.

Adelanto pulling out of detention contracts, but ICE facility there may grow

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The high desert city of Adelanto has decided to cancel its contracts with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and the Geo Group, the company that operates a large immigrant detention center there.

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Hate groups try for mainstream appeal as they recruit in SoCal

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White supremacist propaganda has been showing up at an alarming rate throughout Southern California and around the country. It's been found on local college campuses, high schools, and in local communities. Experts say one reason is because some hate groups are eager to recruit new members.

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OC Medi-Cal insurer approves $100 million for homeless care

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Orange County's Medi-Cal insurer, CalOptima, plans to spend $100 million to address the health care needs of people living on the streets and in shelters.

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More Indian expats are heading back to India

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Mani Karthik is helping expats on H-1B visas ditch their stalled California dreams for a life of less limbo.

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Biologists study Southern California plants in fire burn zones

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Plants are returning to areas in the Santa Monica Mountains that were devastated by wildfires last winter.

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With Census 2020 a year away, officials worry about an undercount

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Los Angeles county and city officials talked up the 2020 Census at a downtown L.A. rally on Monday, a year ahead of when the decennial count is set to take place. They’re trying to spread the word that an accurate count is critical because census data helps determine how many federal dollars go toward things like public health services and public schools.

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LA Takes Steps to Boost Paid Family Leave to 18 Weeks

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LA City Council unanimously approves a motion that would extend the city’s paid family leave plan from six to 18 weeks for new and expecting parents.

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Local Muslim leaders discuss security after New Zealand attacks

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The Islamic Shura Council of Southern California hosted an emergency town hall in Anaheim to discuss security measures for local mosques.

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