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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti talks about solutions for his city at the UCLA Anderson Forecast Economic Outlook: Solutions for Our City at the JW Marriott Hotel at L.A. Live on April 2, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision for UCLA Anderson/AP Images)

On the job hunt? Garcetti looking for human resources leader

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti said he is looking for a new director to head up the city’s Personnel Department, with General Manager Maggie Whelan retiring at the end of June. Whelan was […]

06/10/2014

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Deputy mayor explains Garcetti’s budget on city services

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti’s proposed $8.1 billion budget takes only a modest step toward rebuilding city services, Deputy Mayor Rick Cole told the City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee today. Garcetti is […]

04/30/2014

Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion vehicle. (Photo credit: LAFD via Facebook)

Ambulance delays within the LAFD

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Hospital bed shortages delayed Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance crews nearly 37,000 hours last year, costing the city about $6 million, according to a report presented to the Fire Commission today. […]

04/24/2014

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Group takes on Los Angeles parking tickets

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A group looking to foment a revolt against Los Angeles parking citation practices criticized Mayor Eric Garcetti’s budget proposal today, saying it relies too much on parking fines to generate additional […]

04/22/2014

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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

Los Angeles skyline with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background

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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