Los Angeles City Council

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

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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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LA City Council allows parking at broken meters

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council voted today to rescind the city’s policy of ticketing vehicles parked next to broken meters. The council voted 13-0 to rescind the policy and to revisit […]

07/31/2013

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LA council approves Hollywood towers project

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A controversial project that would change the Hollywood skyline by constructing two high-rises has been approved by the Los Angeles City Council. The so-called Millennium Hollywood project envisions two towers of […]

07/24/2013

Demonstrators march holding a cut-out of Trayvon Martin during a protest against the acquittal of George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain who shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo)

Protests in LA over Zimmerman acquittal

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – With a “prayer rally” planned for tonight in the aftermath of George Zimmerman’s acquittal in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin, local civil rights activists and other leaders urged […]

07/15/2013

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LA council moves to regulate ride-sharing apps

. LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council’s Transportation Committee has approved a motion to begin regulating smartphone-driven ride-sharing services that taxi companies say are cutting into their business. The move comes a […]

06/26/2013

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City Council to consider banning single-use plastic bags

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council is expected to vote today on whether to ban single-use plastic bags. The council’s Energy and Environment Committee Monday approved the language and environmental findings of […]

06/18/2013

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Downtown bike green lanes get makeover

VAN NUYS (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council is scheduled to vote today on repainting bike lanes on Spring Street a darker, less reflective shade of green to appease the film industry. Bike lanes […]

06/07/2013

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Former LAUSD teacher Sal Castro dies

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Former LAUSD teacher Sal Castro, who joined his students in East LA school walkouts in 1968 to protest inequities in educational opportunities for Latinos and whose efforts were documented in the 2006 HBO film “Walkout,” died today.

04/15/2013

LA council puts tax increase on March ballot

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council voted today to place a half-cent sales tax increase on the March municipal ballot, despite mounting opposition from the business community, organized labor and mayoral candidates. […]

11/20/2012

LA Council supports tax increase

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council today signaled its strong support for a half-cent sales tax increase to fund city services, but also moved forward with three additional proposals that could go […]

10/31/2012

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