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  • L.A. to warn Airbnb hosts to start paying hotel-type taxes

    L.A. to warn Airbnb hosts to start paying hotel-type taxes
    If you’re renting out rooms through Airbnb.com or similar websites in Los Angeles, you could soon get an online warning urging you to collect and pay city taxes aimed at hotels. City officials were told Monday to start sending such warnings to...
  • Kafi Blumenfield to lead Discovery Cube Los Angeles science museum

     Kafi Blumenfield to lead Discovery Cube Los Angeles science museum
    Kafi Blumenfield, who spent most of the last seven years giving away money to grass-roots social causes when she was head of the L.A.-based Liberty Hill Foundation, has been hired as the founding executive director of the Discovery Cube Los Angeles...
  • Most L.A. City Council offices got free tickets to Made in America

    Dozens of tickets to the Made in America festival were distributed to Los Angeles City Council offices last week by representatives of Mayor Eric Garcetti, provided free by concert promoter Live Nation. Tickets were given to 12 of the 15 council...
  • Upscale open-air mall planned at Warner Center

    Upscale open-air mall planned at Warner Center
    Construction has begun on an upscale open-air mall at Warner Center, a key step in a roughly 50-year quest to build a downtown for the sprawling San Fernando Valley. Australian shopping giant Westfield Group unveiled design details for the 550,000-...
  • L.A. City Council moves ahead with $8.1-billion budget, tax cuts

    L.A. City Council moves ahead with $8.1-billion budget, tax cuts
    The Los Angeles City Council approved an $8.1-billion budget Wednesday, offering modest service increases while taking the first step toward carrying out Mayor Eric Garcetti’s four-year plan for cutting business taxes. Council members voted to...
  • Garcetti's budget, with tax trims and service hikes, gets council's OK

     Garcetti's budget, with tax trims and service hikes, gets council's OK
    The Los Angeles City Council approved Mayor Eric Garcetti's $8.1-billion budget Wednesday, offering modest service increases while taking the first step toward carrying out his four-year plan for cutting business taxes. Council members voted to draft an...
  • L.A., other cities cracking down on e-cigarettes

    L.A., other cities cracking down on e-cigarettes
    Los Angeles on Tuesday joined a growing list of cities that are treating e-cigarettes like traditional tobacco-based products, banning their use in parks, restaurants and in most workplaces. The decision, which came after an impassioned and at times...
  • Panel urges L.A. council to move elections to boost voter turnout

    A group of high-profile civic leaders renewed its push Tuesday for the Los Angeles City Council to change the date of its municipal elections, saying such a move would result in much greater voter turnout. Appearing before the council, members of the...
  • Huizar's lawyers say report shows sexual harassment claims 'baseless'

    Huizar's lawyers say report shows sexual harassment claims 'baseless'
    A spokesman for a private law firm representing Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar said Friday that a city investigation into sexual harassment claims against the councilman concluded that the allegations were "baseless." The investigative report...
  • L.A. lawmakers name conditions for paying $4 million to DWP trusts

    L.A. lawmakers name conditions for paying $4 million to DWP trusts
    Five Los Angeles lawmakers are proposing that the city provide a $4-million payment that is due to two controversial nonprofits affiliated with the Department of Water and Power only after city auditors are given “unfettered access” to their...
  • Council committee wants to pressure banks to lower rates on bond deal

    Los Angeles officials moved Monday to get out of two Wall Street bank contracts that they say soured after the economic crash of 2008. In 2006, the city entered into an interest rate swap deal with Bank of New York Mellon and Dexia, a Franco-Belgian...