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Why LAPD Detective Frank Lyga Won’t Be Fired

LAPD Detective Frank Lyga

Cheryl Dorsey: Errant police officers who have been found guilty of serious misconduct at a Board of Rights hearing have routinely been allowed to leave the department, in the middle of the night, under a cloud of mystery and suspicion. This is part of the LAPD culture.

Big Change for the Greek Theatre?

Greek Theatre Contract

Larry Wines: One obvious red flag is that Live Nation’s proposal includes a new “Greek Theatre Community Trust” — a fund controlled by Live Nation — “for the purpose of irrevocably receiving funds generated through a ‘special ticket sales program.'”

L.A. to Weigh Citywide Wage Hike

Raising LA Minimum Wage

Bobbi Murray: The Los Angeles City Council is expected to soon take up an introductory motion that would raise compensation for more than half a million employees throughout the city now laboring at California’s minimum $9 hourly standard.

L.A. City Council Passes Landmark Hotel Wage Ordinance

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Joe Rihn: Amid cheers from labor and community supporters, 12 of the 15 Los Angeles City Council members voted Wednesday in favor of an ordinance that will raise the minimum wage for workers in large hotels to $15.37 per hour.

Historic L.A. Wage Vote Tomorrow

Raise LA Vote

Bobbi Murray: On the table: a $15.37 hourly wage for hotel employees at some of the biggest and most lucrative non-unionized hotels in the City of Los Angeles.

Finding a Nexus between Immigration Reform and Living Wage

Living Wage for Immigrants

Victor Narro: The Raise LA policy is a model of a living wage that would help a large immigrant workforce, mostly women, win dignity and respect in the workplace.

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