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L.A. County leaders seek a plan to boost the supply of affordable housing

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed a motion Tuesday asking the county to draft four ordinances that would seek to preserve and increase the number of affordable housing units in unincorporated areas. One proposed ordinance would require developers to include a small percentage of...

L.A. County leaders seek a plan to boost the supply of affordable housing

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors passed a motion Tuesday asking the county to draft four ordinances that would seek to preserve and increase the number of affordable housing units in unincorporated areas. One proposed ordinance would require developers to include a small percentage of...

Potentially historic Mission laundromat was home to ‘70s neighborhood groups

Does past use make the property a historic resource? Last week the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to delay the construction of 75 new homes in a mixed-use development just south of the 24th Street BART station.Show More Summary

Los Angeles County settles lawsuit with family of man fatally shot by sheriff's deputies in 2014

Los Angeles County has reached a settlement with the family of a man killed by sheriff’s deputies outside his Vermont Knolls home in 2014, officials said Friday. Pending approval by the Board of Supervisors, the settlement resolves a civil suit filed by the parents of 28-year-old Johnny Martinez,...

O.C. leaders approve motel vouchers, food and other services for 400 homeless along Santa Ana River

Orange County leaders Thursday approved a plan to provide motel vouchers, food and other services for about 400 homeless people living in encampments along the Santa Ana River trail. The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously during a special meeting to fund the emergency aid package as part of...

Supervisors push for rent control at trailer parks

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors moved forward Tuesday with a plan to establish rent controls at mobile home parks in unincorporated areas. The motion, written by Supervisors Janice Hahn and Sheila Kuehl, gives county departments six months to amend the county code and cap annual rent...

L.A. County supervisors seek plan to clear and reduce marijuana convictions

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion Tuesday to develop a plan to help make it easier for people to reduce or clear minor pot convictions. Proposition 64, which state voters approved in 2016, not only legalized recreational marijuana use but also allowed people with certain...

Don’t let this Probation Department overhaul proposal sit on the shelf

A report on the Los Angeles County Probation Department that comes before the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday makes many astute observations, but one in particular stands out: So many reports, studies, motions and reviews of the troubled department have been filed and shelved in the last several...

The problem isn't L.A. County public defenders, it's how the Board of Supervisors treats them

To the editor: As a retired 36-year veteran public defender, trial attorney and attorney manager, I was sad to read your editorial on the current state of the Los Angeles County office. (“Is the new public defender ending or stoking office turmoil?” editorial, Feb. 9) I was disappointed in your...

San Francisco backs new law to intervene with severe homeless population

“This is a public health issue and needs to be treated as such” Board of Supervisors President London Breed and State Senator Scott Wiener held a joint press conference this morning promoting Wiener and Canoga Park Senator Henry Stern’s...Show More Summary

Today Is Cliff Burton Day In Alameda County, CA

Today is Cliff Burton Day in Alameda County, California. Following an online petition that reached nearly 6000 signatures, the Alameda County Board Of Supervisors has decided to honor the former Metallica bassist, who died in a bus accident in 1986 while the band was touring in support of Master Of Puppets, by proclaiming February 10,…

First look at new county development planned for long-vacant Vermont/Manchester lot

The project would bring affordable housing, a public school, and a transit plaza to the neighborhood The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ vision for a new complex at the corner of Vermont and Manchester avenues in South LA is coming into focus. Show More Summary

L.A. County seeks crackdown on cockfighting with vote to limit roosters

Los Angeles County is considering a proposal designed to crack down on cockfighting in unincorporated areas. The Board of Supervisors voted in December to set limits on the number of roosters that residents can keep in unincorporated areas, and charged the Department of Animal Care and Control...

Voters to decide on recall of judge in Stanford sexual assault case

Aaron Persky could become the first California judge recalled from the bench in 87 years if Santa Clara County voters sign off on his removal in June. On Tuesday, the county’s Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the recall measure’s...Show More Summary

Breed raises a pile of money in race for SF mayor, but Leno still on top

Just 22 days after announcing her candidacy in the San Francisco mayor’s race, Board of Supervisors President London Breed has raised over $320,000 in campaign contributions, putting her within striking distance of Mark Leno, who leads...Show More Summary

L.A. County urges state to expand definition of 'gravely disabled'

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a motion Tuesday that asks California lawmakers to change the way the state defines “grave disability” in order to give officials more power to forcibly treat mentally ill homeless people. The motion comes amid concern about the growing number...

SF’s county clerk tapped to take new mayor’s place on Board of Supervisors

Mayor Mark Farrell has picked his replacement in District 2: County Clerk Catherine Stefani. “I was born and raised in District 2, and I know Catherine is the right choice to protect, represent, and support the neighborhoods of the district,”...Show More Summary

SF’s Twisted Racial Politics

The same rich white men that steered the policies that have created the mess we are in today are the same people who are firmly behind the candidacy of London Breed. —-Supervisor Hillary Ronen The Board of Supervisors has spoken: Read More » The post SF’s Twisted Racial Politics appeared first on Beyond Chron.

San Francisco Gets Its Third Mayor In 6 Weeks After Tumultuous Debate

People accused the city's Board of Supervisors of racism and sexism in choosing the interim mayor.

Eek! A man!

(Joe Malchow) Every once in a while San Francisco’s NPR affiliate, KQED, offers up a news report too hilarious not to share. Last night, the San Francisco City Board of Supervisors experienced a putsch of sorts. A new mayor was appointed. Show More Summary

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