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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti comments during a news conference at Los Angeles International Airport, on Tuesday, March 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

Report details out-of-sync response to LAX shooter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles International Airport was ill prepared for a crisis when a gunman ambushed security officers last year, and the emergency response was hindered by communication problems and poor coordination, according […]


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

Search for new LA Port Chief begins

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – An international search is on for a new Port of Los Angeles chief, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today. The hunt for a new executive director will be conducted by recruitment firm […]


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Garcetti staffer picked as fire department watchdog

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles Fire Commission today appointed a mayoral staffer as the fire department’s official watchdog, the mayor’s office announced today. Sue Stengel, an attorney and policy director in Mayor Eric […]


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Garcetti to be Grand Marshal of Kingdom Day Parade

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – With Mayor Eric Garcetti serving as grand marshal, the 29th annual Kingdom Day Parade will be held today under the theme “Ain’t Gonna’ Let Nobody Turn Us ‘Round.” Southern California’s largest Martin Luther […]


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Garcetti’s vehicle strikes pedestrian

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Eric Garcetti, who was a passenger in a police vehicle that struck a pedestrian on Tuesday, visited the woman in the hospital today. “I had the pleasure of meeting Juliet […]


Garcetti says comprehensive street repairs is years away

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti was elected promising to fix the city’s battered streets, but acknowledges that so far his administration has made little headway patching and paving long-neglected roads. In […]


The parking structure at the Northridge Fashion Center in the Fernando Valley collapsed after a severe earthquake struck Southern California on Jan. 17, 1994. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Lucy Jones tasked with earthquake preparedness for LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Seismologist Lucy Jones will devote much her time this year to preparing the city of Los Angeles for its next big earthquake, Mayor Eric Garcetti announced today. The announcement comes as […]


Seismograph reading of an earthquake. (AP Photo)

Los Angeles to observe 20th anniversary of 1994 Northridge quake

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council today will begin its commemoration of the 20th of anniversary of the 1994 Northridge earthquake with a presentation on the temblor at its regular meeting. Friday […]


Downtown Los Angeles seen from the 110 freeway (Photo credit: Cyndee Maxwell)

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 […]


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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 […]