- Sheriff deputies inspected permits at several pot shops in unincorporated East Los Angeles on Wednesday as the medical marijuana outlets come under greater scrutiny. Officials estimate there are about 16 pot shops in East L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis has said that her constituents have complained about unregulated dispensaries operating near schools and homes. L.A. Weekly
- First District City Council candidate Joe Bray-Ali has continued his campaign and fired back at critics who say he should drop out of the race against incumbent Gil Cedillo. Bray-Ali has lost several major endorsements following revelations about his activity on controversial online forums as well as his personal and business failures. The runoff election is scheduled for May 16. The First Council District includes all or portions of Angeleno Heights, Cypress Park, Echo Park, Glassell Park, Highland Park, Lincoln Heights and Mount Washington KPCC & Daily News
- Jimmy Gomez, who will face Robert Lee Ahn in a June 6 runoff election, has been endorsed by Governor Jerry Brown in the race to represent the 34the Congressional District . “As a member of the State Assembly, he has successfully worked to expand Paid Family Leave and crack down on the toxic pollution of our neighborhoods,” Brown said in a statement. The 34th Congressional District includes Boyle Heights, City Terrace, El Sereno, Lincoln Heights, Montecito Heights, Northeast L.A., southern Echo Park and other communities
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