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  • Restaurants skip required nutrition info; officials choose not to care

    Restaurants skip required nutrition info; officials choose not to care
    Only five years ago, California enacted a pioneering law that required restaurants to put nutritional information on menus. For the first time, consumers were empowered to make informed decisions about what they ate. So it seems crazy that it's even a...
  • Council passes 'Ban the Box' legislation

    Council passes 'Ban the Box' legislation
    Controversial legislation intended to help ex-convicts find jobs is headed to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake for her expected signature after the City Council gave the measure final approval Monday. The "Ban the Box" bill will force Baltimore employers...
  • NBA's use of 'hammer' on Donald Sterling welcomed by Garcetti

    NBA's use of 'hammer' on Donald Sterling welcomed by Garcetti
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday praised NBA Commissioner Adam Silver for "bringing down the hammer" on Clippers owner Donald Sterling, capping four days of pressure from the city's political leaders over remarks said to be made by Sterling...
  • 8 a.m. Sunday supermarket liquor sales approved for Chicago

    8 a.m. Sunday supermarket liquor sales approved for Chicago
    Large grocery stores in Chicago soon will be able to start selling liquor three hours earlier on Sundays, a move supporters say will help Chicago businesses compete with nearby suburbs. The City Council today adopted without debate a plan to allow liquor...
  • Council to review options to address Glendale budget deficit

    Although city fees related to Glendale’s building boom and a rebound in post-recession sales taxes are expected to boost resources for the city’s budget, rising pension, medical, and other costs are expected to eat into those increases,...
  • Mansoor's rehab home bill clears committee

    A bill that would require drug and alcohol rehabilitation homes to report residents' deaths passed the California's Assembly Health Committee last week. Assembly Bill 2374, introduced by Assemblyman Allan Mansoor, (R-Costa Mesa), would order the...
  • Caution advised on California's TV, film credits

    Caution advised on California's TV, film credits
    While acknowledging that California's film and television industry has been hit hard by runaway production, a new report by the state Legislative Analyst's Office urges lawmakers to be cautious about expanding subsidies for Hollywood. California has...
  • California Legislative Analyst: Production Tax Credit Does Not 'Pay for Itself'

    California's Legislative Analyst released a report on Wednesday that casts a lukewarm view of the state's production tax incentive program, even though it does not make recommendations on proposed legislation that would expand the credits in the face of...
  • Sterling furor presents test of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's leadership

    Sterling furor presents test of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti's leadership
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti stepped into the national media glare at a galvanizing moment for the city: Donald Sterling's remarks about blacks had just earned him a lifetime NBA banishment, just as his Los Angeles Clippers were competing in the...
  • Arundel $1.35 billion budget proposal includes property tax reduction, additional police

    Arundel $1.35 billion budget proposal includes property tax reduction, additional police
    When Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman unveiled her proposed $1.35 billion county budget on Thursday, she described it as a package that reduced the county's property tax rate "without cutting essential services or depleting our savings." But in...
  • City of Carson changes mind on new oil drilling ban

    City of Carson changes mind on new oil drilling ban
    Just weeks after the city of Carson grabbed headlines by placing a moratorium on all new oil drilling, City Council members will allow the temporary ban to die, reopening the door to a massive drilling project in the city. The moratorium, which will...