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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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LAFD recruiting halted by Mayor Eric Garcetti

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti ordered an immediate stop today to the recruitment of firefighters, saying he has enlisted Santa Monica-based think tank RAND Corp. to overhaul a hiring process that he called […]

03/21/2014

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Mayor Garcetti launches new website on city spending

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – With his proposed budget due out next month, Mayor Eric Garcetti today unveiled a website that provides information about the city’s spending history. Garcetti said the online site “gives residents a […]

03/20/2014

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Marijuana’s 1.6 million dollar payday to Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Medical pot shops in Los Angeles recently paid $1.6 million in taxes to the city, despite voter-approved restrictions aimed at greatly reducing the number of authorized medical marijuana dispensaries, according to […]

03/12/2014

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Mayor Eric Garcetti named chair of the United States Conference of Mayors

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti said today he hopes to use his recent trip in Mexico as a model for his role as chair of the United States Conference of Mayors’ […]

03/11/2014

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Medical marijuana enforcement efforts

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and police Chief Charlie Beck will announce a campaign to help property owners and real estate agents comply with Proposition D, a voter-approved measure regulating […]

03/10/2014

Late morning traffic travels on Interstate 5, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Traffic scorecard for Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Angelenos spent an average of 64 hours waiting in traffic last year, up five hours from 2012, according an annual traffic scorecard released today. On the INRIX National Traffic Scorecard, Los […]

03/06/2014

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LA City Fire audit seeks changes to management style

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Management of the Los Angeles Fire Department needs to be streamlined, with the agency divided into four geographic bureaus, the “cumbersome” disciplinary process overhauled and the fire chief given a five- […]

03/04/2014

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A conversation with Mayor Eric Garcetti

Just about 8 months into his term in office, LA Mayor Garcetti has been keeping a high profile and taking on several initiatives. Mayor Eric Garcetti spoke with Phil and Penny about a range of […]

02/19/2014

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