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LA crime rates drop for 11th straight year

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles is the safest it has been in 65 years, with overall crime rates falling for an 11th straight year, police Chief Charlie Beck said today. Beck was joined by […]


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Garcetti in DC for ‘Promise Zone’ announcement for LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti will be in Washington, D.C., today for a White House event at which Los Angeles will be named one of five “promise zones” that will receive millions of […]



More than 800 firearms traded in LA gun buy-back program

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – City officials collected 817 firearms during a weekend gun buyback program that allowed people to turn in weapons — no questions asked — in exchange for Ralphs gift cards, the mayor’s […]


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Mayor, Council perform damage control on DWP billing problems

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – With thousands of customers still receiving inaccurate utility bills following the rollout of a new billing system, the Department of Water and Power should stop sending out water and power shutoff […]


Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

Garcetti appointed to Obama Climate Change Task Force

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – President Barack Obama today appointed Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti to a task force overseeing federal efforts to guard against droughts, floods, wildfires and storms related to climate change. Garcetti will […]


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Garcetti in Washington to seek funding to restore the Los Angeles River

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is expected to attend Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard’s “LA River Day” event today on the final day of his trip to Washington. Garcetti and the City Council […]


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Mayor Garcetti goes to Washington

Mr. Garcetti goes to Washington. L.A.’s mayor is in the nation’s capitol to make sure the city gets federal funding for mass transit and restoring the Los Angeles River. Penny and Phil spoke with Los […]


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 […]


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Analysis: Many LA buildings at risk during quake

LOS ANGELES (AP) – More than 1,000 aging buildings in Los Angeles County could be at risk of falling down during a major earthquake, according to an analysis by the Los Angeles Times. The newspaper […]


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LAFD Chief Brian Cummings steps down

LA’s fire chief is out of a job. Brian Cummings will step down at the end of the month after nagging criticism about department response times. Phil and Penny spoke with Dr. Fernando Guerra, who […]


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Garcetti’s first mayoral order focuses on ‘Main Street’ livability

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced an initiative today to makeover 40 streets around the city. The mayor’s “Great Streets” program — issued under his first official executive order — involves […]


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LAPD civilian oversight board elects its president

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department’s civilian oversight board has unanimously elected real estate developer Steve Soboroff as its president. The newly composed Los Angeles Police Commission, which oversees the LAPD and […]