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Taxpayers Sue City Over Enforcement of Illegal Law

Two Los Angeles taxpayers filed suit today against the City of Los Angeles for unlawfully closing the beach. The ordinance, which makes it a crime for anyone to be on a City beach from midnight to 5:00 a.m., was never cleared by the California Coastal Commission. Coastal Commission staff have repeatedly told the City that this ordinance is illegal and void. Yet the City continues to spend taxpayer resources to enforce it.

The plaintiffs, longtime Los Angeles residents, are represented by Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles and the law firm of Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton. They are seeking an injunction to stop the City’s enforcement of this invalid ordinance.

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County Program for Poorest of Poor Discriminates Against Mentally and Developmentally Disabled

LOS ANGELES (Nov. 18, 2015) — Los Angeles County’s Department of Public Social Services fails to accommodate the most vulnerable — mentally or developmentally disabled homeless people applying for subsistence benefits under General Relief. Not only are those who need help the most not receiving it, the bureaucratic system and complicated application process also violate federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination against people with disabilities.

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Volunteers Needed to Help Homeless Veterans Dec. 19-20

We need your help to deliver free legal assistance to homeless veterans on December 19-20, 2015 at the "Los Angeles Veteran & Families Stand Down" held at the LA Convention Center in Downtown LA! We anticipate that 2500 homeless Veterans will attend the LA Veteran Stand Down, and many will be seeking legal assistance. Last year, over 80 legal volunteers served 310 Veterans at the LA Stand Down. It was a wonderful event. LA County’s homeless Veterans need help and LAFLA cannot do this alone. Please join us to serve those who have served us.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • We will be closed for President’s Day Monday, February 15.
    We will resume normal business hours at 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 16.
  • Section 8 Clinics
    Section 8 Tenants: Know Your Rights
    A clinic for voucher holders and questions about tenants’ rights.
    Friday, February 12 or Friday, March 11,
    9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

    Section 8 Tenants: Hearing Preparation Clinic
    For voucher holders who already have a hearing date scheduled. Friday, February 26 or Friday, March 25
    9:00-11:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.
    More Information
  • Student Loan Clinic for Former Marinello Schools of Beauty Students

    Wednesday, February 24, 5:00 p.m.
    1102 Crenshaw Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019 (map)

    Former students can find out about possible student loan forgiveness, how to apply, and what to expect throughout the process. Please bring any paperwork you have from Marinello or about your student loans.

    No pre-registration is required. For more information, call 213-640-3917.
  • Student Loan Clinic for former Corinthian (Everest College, Wyotech Institute) students

    Saturday, February 27, noon to 4 p.m.

    1102 Crenshaw Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90019

    To pre-register, call 213-640-3917 by Wednesday, February 24
    Leave your name, phone number, and a message stating that you are pre-registering for the clinic.

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