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NYC council votes to make tobacco-buying age 21

NEW YORK (AP) — Smokers under 21 will soon be barred from buying cigarettes in New York City. The City Council voted Wednesday to raise the minimum age for purchasing cigarettes and electronic-vapor cigarettes from […]

10/30/2013

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El Cajon mayor to resign after immigrant remarks

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) – The mayor of a San Diego suburb has announced he will resign after making remarks that were widely criticized as insensitive to Iraqi immigrants. Mark Lewis said in a letter […]

10/26/2013

A Lyft driver with the Lyft pink mustache on her car. (Photo credit: Lyft)

LA to consider appealing state rules on rideshare app services

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz will ask his colleagues next week to join the taxi industry in challenging new regulations allowing phone-app-enabled rideshare companies such as UberX, SideCar and Lyft […]

10/18/2013

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

LA City Council waives fees for television pilots

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The City Council agreed today to waive more than $400 in fees normally charged for television pilots shot in Los Angeles in an effort to attract productions and keep entertainment jobs […]

10/15/2013

James Davis, 73, stands over the grave of his wife, Patsy, in the front yard of the home they shared in Stevenson, Ala. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves, File)

Remains of wife must be removed from yard

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Supreme Court on Friday rejected an elderly north Alabama man’s appeal to keep the grave of his late wife in the front yard of the home they shared for […]

10/11/2013

Erik Sarni compiled photos of murals in East Los Angeles and posted it on YouTube.

Saturday is Mural Day in LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Following a recent vote to brush aside an 11-year ban on private property murals in the city, the Los Angeles City Council today paid homage to murals as an art form. […]

10/11/2013

LA seniors could lose meal services due to government shutdown

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Meals services and other resources for Los Angeles’ senior citizens would lose funding if the government shutdown continues beyond November, officials said today. The city’s Department of Aging runs multipurpose senior […]

10/04/2013

Attorney Gloria Allred carries a sign as she walks into a news conference with Peggy Shannon, left, and Michelle Tyler, right. (AP Photo/Sandy Huffaker)

San Diego mayor keeps low profile on final day

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mayor Bob Filner’s abbreviated tenure as mayor ended Friday but the sexual harassment allegations that drove him from office promise to follow him into retirement. The only scheduled event marking his […]

08/30/2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner speaks after agreeing to resign at a city council meeting Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, in San Diego. Filner agreed to resign on Aug. 30, bowing to enormous pressure after lurid sexual harassment allegations brought by at least 17 women eroded his support after just nine months on the job. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

San Diego mayor agrees to resign

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mayor Bob Filner agreed Friday to resign in return for the city’s help defending him against claims he groped, kissed and made lewd comments to women, allegations that shook and embarrassed […]

08/23/2013

Greg Timms, left, signs a petition to recall San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, alongside Tana Piontek, right, at a stand set up in the parking lot of a shopping center Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

San Diego officials to weigh mayoral agreement

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mayor Bob Filner, besieged by sexual harassment allegations, sat down to the negotiating table with a key bargaining chip: his refusal to resign. Now that a deal aimed at ending one […]

08/23/2013

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