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City Council to explore filming in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) –  A City Council committee today moved to explore ways filming in Los Angeles could be made easier, advancing recommendations that include issuing city permits quicker, protecting film crews from extortion attempts and […]

04/18/2014

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E-cigarette ‘vaping’ ban takes effect at midnight

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – E-cigarette users in the city of Los Angeles will be relegated to the ranks of tobacco smokers come midnight, when a ban on e- cigarette use at bars, restaurants and other […]

04/18/2014

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Filming in Los Angeles on the rise

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles saw an uptick in feature filming during the first quarter of this year, but television production activity dipped compared with the same period a year ago, according to a […]

04/16/2014

Recording artist Jay-Z. (AP Photo/Gary He, File)

Grand Park’s music festival with Jay Z

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Rapper Jay-Z is scheduled to join Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and L.A. County Supervisor Gloria Molina today to announce details of a two-day music festival to be held at downtown’s […]

04/16/2014

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Garcetti talks to KFWB about his budget plan

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti submitted his proposed budget for the fiscal year. The $8.1 billion plan includes money or expanding library hours, hiring more firefighters and code enforcement officers and fixing deteriorated city streets […]

04/15/2014

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Higher fees, spending jump in Los Angeles budget

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is proposing an $8.1 billion city budget that avoids layoffs or across-the-board tax increases while boosting spending — but there’s mixed news for taxpayers. Garcetti’s proposal Monday […]

04/15/2014

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LA 20/20 Commission makes recommendations for budget, jobs

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Suffering from chronic budget shortfalls and dwindling numbers of jobs, Los Angeles city officials should take steps to improve accountability at City Hall and bolster economic development activity — including combining […]

04/10/2014

With the Los Angeles skyline in the background, the Los Angeles River flows Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Los Angeles saved 87 million gallons of water during storms

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Los Angeles saved 87 million gallons of water during last month’s storms by turning off the hose. The Los Angeles Daily News says officials announced Tuesday that conservation measures helped reduce […]

04/09/2014

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Mayor Eric Garcetti talks to KFWB

We want to catch you up on the state of the city of Los Angeles a little more than 9 months into the new mayor’s term in office. Penny and Phil spoke with Los Angeles […]

04/03/2014

Recording artist Jay-Z. (AP Photo/Gary He, File)

LA City Council to stop Jay-Z music festival

LOS ANGELES (CNS) –  Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar wants his colleagues to put the brakes on rapper Jay-Z’s planned two-day music festival planned for  Grand Park in late August. Huizar says his office, […]

04/02/2014

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Mount St. Mary’s College status report on Women in California

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A report released today by Mount St. Mary’s College found that women are under-represented in government in Los Angeles County, but the number of females earning degrees in higher education is […]

03/28/2014

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LA council members duel over coliseum fireworks show

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Two Los Angeles City Council members dueling over who should run the annual Fourth of July fireworks show at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum were asked to work out their differences […]

03/27/2014

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