South LA one location for next gun buyback program

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Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck on Tuesday announced the city is making it easier for residents to turn in guns. On May 4th, there will be four locations for gun buyback programs:  Elysian Park, Wilmington, South LA, and Van Nuys.  The program is aimed at reducing gun violence in the city.

“I encourage every Angeleno to turn in their guns and say no to senseless violence in our neighborhoods. We’re asking for your help in removing guns from our street.  Turn in your guns, keep weapons away from gang members and dangerous criminals,” said Villarigosa. [Read more…]

Proposition D on the May ballot

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Bill Rosendahl Prop D

City Councilman Bill Rosendahl said Proposition D means “life.”

Proposition D would shut down more than 90 percent of the city’s marijuana dispensaries and put new regulations on the industry and tax sales of the drug

Councilman Bill Rosendahl uses medical marijuana to treat his cancer.

“I can tell you from a health stand point, I would not be alive,” he said, “I would not be standing here right now if it wasn’t for the medicinal use of marijuana. D means life.” [Read more…]