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Dr. Strangevote, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Ballot Initiatives

Dr. Strangevote, Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Ballot Initiatives

101 year-old Prop 7 was designed to give power to the people and the opportunity to practice direct democracy through initiatives and referendums.
Yes on Prop 34: Replace the Death Penalty with Life without Parole

Yes on Prop 34: Replace the Death Penalty with Life without Parole

The death penalty is outrageously expensive to administer and wastes taxpayers' dollars that should be better spent to improve life.
Groundbreaking and a Dedication to Councilman Ed Reyes in Lincoln Heights

Groundbreaking and a Dedication to Councilman Ed Reyes in Lincoln Heights

The groundbreaking of the 1-acre park in Lincoln Heights was also a dedication to Councilman Ed Reyes.
What are the Laws that Shaped L.A.?

What are the Laws that Shaped L.A.?

In case you missed it, here are some highlights from the series that spotlights laws that have shaped the culture of our city.
Behind California's Ban on Assault Weapons

Behind California's Ban on Assault Weapons

A hold-up of a TV newscaster and a horrific school shooting in Stockton pushed State Senator David Roberti to consider a ban an assault weapons.
When the Olympics and L.A. Youth Sports Changed Forever

When the Olympics and L.A. Youth Sports Changed Forever

Thanks to a 1978 city proposition, the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics ended with a $232.5 million surplus, which helped fund youth sports organizations throughout the city.