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Los Angeles Department of Water and Power  (AP Photo)

DWP employees earned $77M in extra pay this year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — City officials say Department of Water & Power employees earned $77.3 million in extra pay in the first six months of 2013 and earn 20 percent more than other city employees, […]

08/15/2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner apologizes for his behavior in this frame from a video produced by the city of San Diego Thursday, July 11, 2013. (AP Photo/City of San Diego)

San Diego mayor challenges recall effort

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Mayor Bob Filner is challenging a recall effort by touting progress the city has made during his term — an indication that he has no intention of resigning. Filner, […]

08/13/2013

US WWII Veteran marches in a Memorial Day parade. (AP Photo)

Developer fights landmark status for WWII camp

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A developer is taking legal action against the historic-landmark designation for one acre at a former World War II-era internment camp in the San Fernando Valley. The Los Angeles Times reports Snowball […]

08/10/2013

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LA City Council allows parking at broken meters

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council voted today to rescind the city’s policy of ticketing vehicles parked next to broken meters. The council voted 13-0 to rescind the policy and to revisit […]

07/31/2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner pauses as he speaks during a news conference at city hall Friday, July 26, 2013, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

San Diego City Council to sue mayor

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego City Council voted Tuesday to sue Mayor Bob Filner over any costs the city must pay from a sexual harassment lawsuit filed by his former communications director, dealing […]

07/30/2013

Attorney Gloria Allred, right, listens as her client, Irene McCormack, talks about the alleged sexual misconduct she suffered at the hands of San Diego Mayor Bib Filner at a news conference in San Diego, July 22, 2013. McCormack had been Communications Director for Mayor Filner. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)

Claims against mayor inflict turmoil on San Diego

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The news release intended to project an air of normalcy: “Forward with City Business!” exclaimed the announcement Mayor Bob Filner put out last week with some upbeat photos showing the mayor […]

07/25/2013

Bob Filner, San Diego Mayor. (AP Photo)

San Diego mayor comes under swift, heavy scrutiny

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The week began with news that Mayor Bob Filner lost his fiance and, by Friday, San Diego’s first Democratic leader in 20 years was desperately trying to stay in office amid […]

07/12/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg

NYC mayor: Police stop minorities ‘too little’

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday that police “disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little” as compared to murder suspects’ descriptions, sparking criticism from activists and some politicians in a […]

06/28/2013

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WWII internment camp designated historic monument

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles officials have voted to designate a World War II-era internment camp in the San Fernando Valley as an historic-cultural monument. City News Service reports the City Council voted unanimously […]

06/25/2013

"Thank You" plastic bags.

Los Angeles bans plastic bags in grocery stores

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles has become the biggest city in the country to ban free plastic bags in grocery stores. City News Service reports the City Council voted 9-1 Tuesday to support a […]

06/25/2013

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Hollywood squashes bike lanes in L.A.

Who doesn’t love the idea of cruising around LA on a network of clearly marked bicycle lanes? Believe it or not it’s Hollywood. They don’t have anything against peddle-power, just the aesthetics of a big […]

06/20/2013

The Los Angeles Convention Center (AP Photo)

LA Convention Center suitor blasts Anschutz bid

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Pennsylvania-based company is challenging a plan to hire the owner of Staples Center to run the Los Angeles Convention Center. A panel last week recommended the City Council approve a […]

06/11/2013

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