Los Angeles City Council

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Last call for E-cigarette ‘vaping’ as ban takes effect

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 […]

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Skid Row in Los Angeles

Nearly $4m cleanup plan proposed for LA’s skid row

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A Los Angeles official is proposing a nearly $4 million cleanup for skid row that would give the homeless more access to bathrooms and places to store their belongings. The Los […]

04/08/2014

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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LA City Council OKs rewards in ‘swatting’ cases

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council gave final approval today to an ordinance  allowing the city to offer rewards in “swatting” pranks in which people make phony reports to draw SWAT officers […]

11/06/2013

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LA city council investigates DWP billing snafu

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Several Los Angeles City Council members today sought answers as to why thousands of Department of Water and Power customers received inaccurate utility bills following a $59 million overhaul to the […]

11/01/2013

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LA council reaffirms support for NFL team

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council has reaffirmed support for efforts to bring an NFL team to the nation’s second-largest city. Tossing a football and sports lingo around the council chamber, […]

10/09/2013

LA seniors could lose meal services due to government shutdown

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Meals services and other resources for Los Angeles’ senior citizens would lose funding if the government shutdown continues beyond November, officials said today. The city’s Department of Aging runs multipurpose senior […]

10/04/2013

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$50,000 reward offered for info in Van Nuys hit-and-run

VAN NUYS (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a $50,000 reward today for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the hit-and-run driver responsible for the death of an 84-year-old pedestrian […]

10/04/2013

Los Angeles skyline with the San Gabriel Mountains in the background

LA council approves new ordinances for valet parking operators

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Valet parking operators will pay $314 for a permit and attendants pay $70, according to an ordinance approved by the Los Angeles City Council aimed at regulating curbside parking services. The […]

10/01/2013

Homeless camps to be cleared

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council today took steps to clear out homeless encampments in the vicinity of the Tujunga Wash. The camps pose a threat to water quality and the public […]

09/24/2013

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LA councilman wants police to wear cameras

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch Englander wants the police department to begin testing out cameras they can wear on their bodies. Police Commissioner Steve Soboroff last week touched off discussion about […]

09/17/2013

Workers at a natural gas well site

2 Los Angeles councilmen urge ban on fracking

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two Los Angeles City Council members are urging a ban of the hydraulic fracturing of underground rock formations to reach oil reserves because of environmental risks. The Los Angeles Times […]

09/04/2013

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