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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

Court may strike down deal on digital billboards

LOS ANGELES (AP) – An appeals court may strike down a deal approved by the Los Angeles City Council in 2006 to allow about 100 digital billboards in Hollywood and other neighborhoods. The Los Angeles […]

10/31/2012

Council bans sales on commercially bred pets

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council tentatively voted on Wednesday to ban pet stores from selling dogs, cats and rabbits purchased from commercial breeders. Instead, pet stores would be able to obtain […]

10/25/2012

Ordinance to block big-box stores from Chinatown defeated

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – An effort to temporarily block large retail chains from opening in Chinatown failed today to garner the necessary votes, but a second vote is scheduled tomorrow. The Los Angeles City Council […]

10/24/2012

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