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What L.A. Laws Do You Think Matter Most? Who Would You Like To Hear From?

What L.A. Laws Do You Think Matter Most? Who Would You Like To Hear From?

Do you have any suggestions for the Laws That Shaped LA column? Send them our way.
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.