City proposes spending $2 million to fight deportations; Caltrans-owned homes up for sale in in El Sereno; the story of a pioneering black singer from Boyle Heights

Today's Photo: Cypress Park | Ryan Schude

Today’s Photo: Cypress Park | Ryan Schude

MOrning Report

  • The City of Los Angeles would contribute $2 million to a legal defense fund for undocumented immigrants facing deportation under a proposal announced by city officials.  The city would tap its general fund, used for basic public services, to pay for the contribution if approved by the City Council.   L.A. Times
  • Caltrans has begun the process of selling state-owned homes in El Sereno, Pasadena and South Pasadena, giving the current tenants three months to decide if they are interested in buying the properties. The homes were purchased decades ago to make way for the extension of the 710 Freeway that was never built. KPCC & L.A. Times
  • The story of how Hadda Brooks, a member of one of the first African-American families to settle in Boyle Heights, became a groundbreaking entertainer. Boyle Heights History
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  1. So far the LAT has over 300 Comments regarding story about the 2 Million that our mayor and council persons want to devote to a fund for defense of those here illegally. Rough estimate, about 90% commenters are against it.

    • You can include me in that group. Not saying these people shouldn’t be protected from deportation, but using tax dollars to do it? That is grossly misappropriating funds and the city council and the mayor should be indicted if they do this.

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