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  • L.A. city homeless committee debuts with calls for restrooms, showers and shelter

    L.A. city homeless committee debuts with calls for restrooms, showers and shelter
    The Los Angeles City Council's new homeless committee kicked off Thursday with members calling for the city to provide showers, restrooms and emergency shelter to help indigents survive in the streets with dignity.
  • Ban on fast-food eateries in South L.A. hasn't cut obesity, study says

    Ban on fast-food eateries in South L.A. hasn't cut obesity, study says
    Seven years ago, Los Angeles made national headlines with a novel attempt to reduce obesity in South L.A. by banning new fast-food restaurants. But a new study found the effort has not achieved its intended goal. A Rand Corp. report released...

    South L.A. is up for revival, but how depends on next Council member

    South L.A. is up for revival, but how depends on next Council member
    Sales clerk Nicole Daniels leans over the glass countertop at A-1 Wireless and ticks off what the four candidates competing to replace retiring City Councilman Bernard C. Parks should focus on. Children in her South Los Angeles neighborhood need more...

    In the 12th Council District, it'll be Mitchell Englander

    In the 12th Council District, it'll be Mitchell Englander
    Mitchell Englander is the elephant in the room, which is to say that in a Los Angeles City Council chamber inhabited by 14 Democrats, he is the only Republican. For the most part that distinction goes unnoticed; city government is officially nonpartisan,...

    What's the best way to pressure L.A. council — publicly or privately?

    What's the best way to pressure L.A. council — publicly or privately?
    Los Angeles City Councilman Gil Cedillo set off a small political firestorm in his district last summer, putting off plans for a Figueroa Street bike lane and enraging a potent group of advocates. Cycling activists were fierce in their criticism of...