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  • L.A. will host Chinese, U.S. summit to launch carbon emissions cuts

    Following up on last week's U.S.-China climate change agreement, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Friday he would invite leaders of Chinese and American cities to a summit in Los Angeles next year to kick-start efforts to curb greenhouse gas emissions in both...
  • L.A. officials to consider ballot measures to change election years

    L.A. officials to consider ballot measures to change election years
    Can changing when Los Angeles votes reverse a long-term decline in turnout? Los Angeles lawmakers Friday are set to consider letting voters decide whether city elections should be moved to even-numbered years. The City Council has asked its lawyers to...
  • Proposed ordinance would require L.A. residents to lock up handguns

    Proposed ordinance would require L.A. residents to lock up handguns
    A newly proposed Los Angeles city ordinance would require residents to secure handguns when they aren’t being used, either by storing them in a locked container or disabling them with a trigger lock. City Councilman Paul Krekorian, who proposed...
  • Biking and walking likely to be major issues in spring city elections

    Biking and walking likely to be major issues in spring city elections
    On a quiet Sunday morning in East L.A. a few weeks back, the campaign between Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar and County Supervisor Gloria Molina provided its first truly awkward moment. Huizar, who is seeking a third term in the March 3 council...
  • L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti set to visit Asia on a trade mission

    Like the four mayors before him, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will embark this weekend on a trade mission to China, South Korea and Japan, with an 80-member delegation of local officials and business leaders. The mayor says the goal of the 12-day...
  • L.A. council orders up ballot measure to shift election dates

    L.A. council orders up ballot measure to shift election dates
    Los Angeles City Council members moved Wednesday to prepare a ballot measure asking voters to change the city's election date, saying it will boost lagging turnout. On a 12 to 1 vote, the council instructed City Atty. Mike Feuer to prepare a measure for...
  • Biden backs Garcetti plan to boost minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017

    Biden backs Garcetti plan to boost minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017
    Vice President Joe Biden joined Los Angeles politicians Tuesday to throw his support behind Mayor Eric Garcetti's plan to raise the minimum wage. "No one in America should be working 40 hours a week and living below the poverty level -- no one," Biden...
  • L.A. may soon crack down on unlicensed park vendors

    L.A. may soon crack down on unlicensed park vendors
    Los Angeles leaders could soon impose tight restrictions on vending in city parks and beaches, reviving a highly controversial issue that divides police, community residents and immigration advocates. People hawking ice cream, holding yoga classes or...
  • L.A. may ease rush-hour construction ban for smaller streets

    L.A. may ease rush-hour construction ban for smaller streets
    More rush-hour construction projects could be permitted on Los Angeles’ smaller side streets, under a plan being considered by City Council members. The easing of the 7-year-old ban on rush-hour street work would affect about a third of the...
  • L.A. officials urge feds to do more to help immigrant children

    L.A. officials urge feds to do more to help immigrant children
    Several Los Angeles City Council members are calling on federal lawmakers to do more to help the thousands of immigrant children who have crossed the Mexican border alone in recent months. L.A. officials plan to introduce a council motion Friday...
  • 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,...