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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

Laguna may crack down on juvenile skateboarders

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. (AP) – Skateboarders could find themselves without wheels unless they wear helmets under a proposed law by the City Council that comes up for a vote Tuesday night. State law requires youngsters […]

10/16/2012

New rules pending for L.A.'s digital billboards

(CNS) – After years of legal disputes, the Los Angeles City Council is expected today to authorize city officials to enter into negotiations with two large media companies to craft new rules regarding billboards. The […]

10/16/2012

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