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  • L.A. councilmen push for ordinance to crack down on wage theft

    L.A. councilmen push for ordinance to crack down on wage theft
    Two Los Angeles City Council members began a push Tuesday for a new city ordinance that would crack down on businesses that cheat workers of their pay. "If you steal from a store, you go to jail," said Councilman Paul Koretz, who was joined by...
  • L.A. should try again to curb blight caused by foreclosures

    L.A. should try again to curb blight caused by foreclosures
    The housing crisis that nearly brought the nation's economy to a standstill hit hard in Los Angeles, particularly in its most vulnerable neighborhoods. Banks foreclosed on more than 56,000 single-family and multi-residential units in the area between 2007...
  • Council members seek tighter state regulation of ride-sharing firms

    Three members of the Los Angeles City Council called Tuesday for state lawmakers to back tighter state regulation of ride-sharing companies such as Lyft and Uber, arguing that existing rules leave passengers using the firms' smartphone apps vulnerable and...
  • L.A. panel takes key step toward wage boost for hotel workers

    L.A. panel takes key step toward wage boost for hotel workers
    Los Angeles lawmakers took a crucial step Tuesday toward ramping up the minimum wage for thousands of hotel workers, asking staff to draft an ordinance that would increase their pay to at least $15.37 an hour. City leaders have been considering the...
  • 3 L.A. City Council members back new rules for ride-share services

    3 L.A. City Council members back new rules for ride-share services
    Three members of the Los Angeles City Council called Tuesday for state lawmakers to back tighter state regulation of ride-sharing companies, such as Lyft and Uber, arguing that existing rules leave passengers using the firms' smartphone apps vulnerable...
  • Hope dims for historic bridge

    Hope dims for historic bridge
    A public battle has erupted over the fate of an aging bridge spanning the Los Angeles River, with less than a week remaining before the city is expected to start demolition. Neighborhood activists and architects had envisioned turning the old...
  • Federal funding cut could close seven Los Angeles day labor centers

    Seven Los Angeles day labor centers could be forced to close this summer because of a reduction in federal funding. The centers, which connect a workforce composed largely of immigrants who are in the country illegally with temporary construction,...
  • There's no profit in L.A. bashing JPMorgan Chase

    There's no profit in L.A. bashing JPMorgan Chase
    Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo wants to punish JPMorgan Chase for its various financial misdeeds, possibly by cutting off business with the banking giant. But as city leaders learned a few years ago when Occupy L.A. pushed for a similar...
  • Los Angeles to expedite sidewalk dining permits in downtown area

    Los Angeles City Council members agreed Wednesday to dramatically cut the cost and speed up processing of sidewalk dining permits in the reawakening downtown core. Under a pilot program that was unanimously approved by the council, restaurant owners will...
  • L.A. Council prepares to ban use of bullhooks on circus elephants

    L.A. Council prepares to ban use of bullhooks on circus elephants
    The Los Angeles City Council took action Wednesday to ban bullhooks used by elephant trainers in traveling circuses, becoming the first U.S. metropolis to outlaw a tool that critics say inflicts pain. Voting unanimously, the council asked the city...
  • City Council's vote to appeal ride-sharing regulations falls short

    A sharply divided Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday failed to muster the votes needed to file an appeal challenging California’s rules for ride-sharing services, capping months of debate about the city’s role in regulating the new taxi...