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  • 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

    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...
  • L.A. fights plague of garbage in central city neighborhoods

    L.A. fights plague of garbage in central city neighborhoods
    Jose Fernandez looked out his apartment window near MacArthur Park and admitted, in defeat, that he's grown accustomed to the view: Torn couches, dingy mattresses, broken dressers, dusty headboards. The procession of rejected furniture piles high...
  • Garcetti calls for approval of L.A. River project during D.C. trip

    Garcetti calls for approval of L.A. River project during D.C. trip
    WASHINGTON — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, on his first trip to the nation’s capital as the city’s chief executive, isn’t letting Washington’s preoccupation with budget deficits get in the way of his push for federal...
  • Stop trashing L.A.

    Stop trashing L.A.
    An ambitious city-funded trash cleanup in an eastern swath of Los Angeles recently netted 400 tons of garbage, ranging from littered candy wrappers to couches tossed into alleys. The effort, spearheaded by Councilman Gil Cedillo in his Council District 1,...
  • Water District claims contractor overcharged by $1 million

    The Central Basin Municipal Water District, which has emerged as a key player in the FBI investigation into a state senator, on Thursday sued a politically connected company for allegedly overbilling it by nearly $1 million. The lawsuit mark the...
  • 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...
  • Ex-lobbyist joins councilman's staff and questions follow

     Ex-lobbyist joins councilman's staff and questions follow
    Three weeks after being sworn in as a new representative for South Los Angeles, Los Angeles City Councilman Curren Price announced his support for a new liquor permit at a market in the north end of his district. Two weeks later, Price backed alcohol...
  • L.A. lawmakers press for cleanup of city's trash-strewn alleys

    L.A. lawmakers press for cleanup of city's trash-strewn alleys
    When she was a child in South Los Angeles, 77-year-old Meredith Watts remembers she could play in the alleys. Now the dusty lane behind her 51st Street home is a perpetual nuisance, clogged with castaway armchairs, the husks of dead televisions, cans...
  • 'Water & Power' stakes out its turf

     'Water & Power' stakes out its turf
    The stated goal for the gritty, neo-noir drama "Water & Power" isn't simply to take a deep narrative dive into what one character in the new movie terms the "contrails of corruption" in modern Los Angeles. According to its writer-director Richard...