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Juvenile prison took more than five hours to evacuate

Kim McGill, an organizer with the Youth Justice Coalition, an organization that works with families of the incarcerated youth, told the Guardian that parents were were worried and struggling to get information as the fire spread. “There’s just not the same urgency when people are locked up. It seems county officials aren’t thinking about the Read more…




Whether for or against a parcel tax, parents and advocates want more money for schools — but they don’t yet trust LAUSD to be a ‘good steward’

Parents and community advocates are divided on L.A. Unified’s Measure EE, a parcel tax on the June ballot that would raise about $500 million a year over a 12-year period for schools. However, a common thread connects them: They agree schools need more funding, but there’s also “distrust” over whether the district would use the money to advance Read more…


As Logan Housing Costs Skyrocket, New 100 Percent Affordable Housing Complex ‘Extremely Important’ Step In Right Direction, Ald. Says

A long-discussed plan to build an 100 percent affordable housing complex on the city-owned parking lot directly north of the Logan Square Blue Line station is moving forward. To build the project, Bickerdike needs a zoning change, which requires support from Ramirez-Rosa and the community under the alderman’s community-driven zoning process. So far, the proposal has Read more…