Paul Koretz

"Thank You" plastic bags.

Outreach campaign, giveaway launched ahead of plastic bag ban

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles city officials today announced an effort to educate Angelenos on the plastic bag ban going into effect at large grocery and drug stores on Jan. 1, and at smaller, […]

11/18/2013

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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

A Lyft driver with the Lyft pink mustache on her car. (Photo credit: Lyft)

LA to consider appealing state rules on rideshare app services

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz will ask his colleagues next week to join the taxi industry in challenging new regulations allowing phone-app-enabled rideshare companies such as UberX, SideCar and Lyft […]

10/18/2013

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

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

"Thank You" plastic bags.

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

Marijuana plant

LA City Council considers pot dispensaries for ballot vote

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council today will consider placing a trio of proposals regulating medical marijuana dispensaries on the May 21 general election ballot.

01/29/2013

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

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

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