Elizabeth Chou, L.A. Daily News

Elizabeth Chou

L.A. Daily News

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Recent:
  • L.A. Daily News
  • SGV Tribune
  • Daily Breeze
  • Pasadena Star News
  • LB Press-Telegram
Past:
  • Whittier Daily News
  • Daily Bulletin
  • The Sun
  • Redlands Daily Facts
  • O.C. Register
  • The Press-Enterprise

Recent articles by Elizabeth:

Ex-LA Councilman Mitchell Englander pleads guilty in City Hall corruption case

Former Los Angeles City Councilman Mitchell Englander pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to one felony count of scheming to falsify material facts amid an ongoing FBI probe into “pay-to-… → Read More

North Hollywood ‘bridge’ beds help turn the tide on sheltering LA’s homeless, officials say – San Gabriel Valley Tribune

The scheduled opening of the shelter in the San Fernando Valley this week offers a hint of hope that more will be sheltered in the coming months. → Read More

Englander, former LA councilman, due in court Tuesday in case linked to FBI probe into City Hall corruption

In March, Englander pleaded not guilty to several counts of obstruction of justice, but later agreed to change that plea during a June 4 hearing in which he was to plead guilty to one charge of a s… → Read More

LA leaders approve $150 million in cuts to the LAPD, shrinking police force to under 10,000

Although challenged by some as a goal for the police department, the 10,000 figure has been looked to as the standard for sworn-officer hiring levels. The last time the department had a police forc… → Read More

LA leaders back buyout plan for city workers, in bid to prevent furloughs

The council on Wednesday is poised to take up a $150 million cut to the LAPD budget, amid activists’ demands to defund policing services. → Read More

West San Fernando Valley progressives to host launch call on Saturday

A group of West Valley residents have come together to launch campaigns aimed at promoting a slate of progressive causes, and are inviting neighbors to join them on a call set for Saturday morning… → Read More

LA leaders propose deploying unarmed teams to some calls instead of police

The motion calls for a plan on how the city could avoid sending police to assist on mental-health-crisis situations, incidences involving substance use, and other non-violent emergency calls that o… → Read More

L.A. Sheriff’s Department could cut 1,000-plus positions amid budget crunch

All county agencies have been asked to submit potential cuts of 10 percent to 20 percent as Southern California reels from widespread shutdowns during the coronavirus pandemic. → Read More

LA Councilman Jose Huizar arrested in pay-to-play scheme

After a years-long investigation into an alleged pay-to-play scheme for development in Los Angeles, City Councilman Jose Huizar was arrested Tuesday morning and is expected to appear in court Tuesday afternoon, the LA Times is reporting. → Read More

Amid calls to defund the LAPD, city leaders take a step toward shrinking the police officer ranks

The City Council’s budget committee voted 4-1 to recommend slashing more than $25 million that was included in the police department’s budget to replace hundreds of officers expected to… → Read More

Amid calls to defund the LAPD, city leaders take a step toward shrinking the police officer ranks

The City Council’s budget committee voted 4-1 to recommend slashing more than $25 million that was included in the police department’s budget to replace hundreds of officers expected to… → Read More

Los Angeles city officials to provide 6,700 beds to homeless people near freeways

Los Angeles city agrees to provide 6,700 beds to people experiencing homelessness near freeways → Read More

2 LA council members want social workers, not police, to respond to non-violent calls

Councilman Herb Wesson said on Twitter he is introducing a motion with Council President Nury Martinez. → Read More

Activists urge LA leaders to ‘re-imagine’ LAPD’s role, $1.9 billion budget

Some advocate for teachers, community members and trained social workers to respond to conflicts and problems in the community, instead of the police. → Read More

Should LAPD’s budget go from $1.9 billion to $190 million? – Daily News

For decades, community advocates have called for divestment of funds from law enforcement, shifting that money to other community needs such as housing, education and food that will, among other th… → Read More

Garcetti won’t support Black Lives Matter push to defund the LAPD

The mayor does agree with advocates saying the city has under-invested in communities. → Read More

Southern California mayors call on Newsom, state lawmakers to boost funding to house homeless

Some of the funding would go toward purchasing Project Roomkey hotels. → Read More

Garcetti lifts LA city curfew; Sheriff will no longer enforce county curfew

“Angelenos are rallying around powerful and peaceful demonstrations against racial injustice,” Garcetti said in a statement accompanying a news release. → Read More

LA city leaders call for cutting police funding amid protests against police brutality

The police officers union said they learned of motion through a Twitter post, calls motion “offensive.” → Read More

LAPD’s Moore walks back ‘strong words,’ saying Floyd’s death also on ‘hands’ of looters

Even though Moore soon retracted the statements at the same briefing, his words generated stunned reactions from many → Read More