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Paul Koretz

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  • Hundreds of city workers protest bank deals at L.A. City Hall

    Hundreds of city workers protest bank deals at L.A. City Hall
    Hundreds of city workers and their allies packed the streets and sidewalks outside Los Angeles City Hall on Tuesday morning, protesting "predatory fees" the city pays to Wall Street banks. The Fix LA Coalition, which includes labor unions, clergy and...
  • L.A. half-cent tax proposal for street, sidewalk repair is pulled

    L.A. half-cent tax proposal for street, sidewalk repair is pulled
    Two Los Angeles lawmakers on Tuesday abandoned the effort to put a half-cent sales tax hike for street and sidewalk repairs on the November ballot, saying more discussion would "only serve to strengthen" the proposal. Councilmen Joe Buscaino and...
  • 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...
  • Do all roads to Century City's future lead to more traffic?

    Do all roads to Century City's future lead to more traffic?
    Before developers could build Century City's first skyscraper, they had to scrape away vestiges of 20th Century Fox's back lot. Steel-jawed machines ripped apart Peyton Place and the village where Jennifer Jones portrayed a French peasant in 1943's "The...
  • 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. councilmen make renewed push against wage theft

    L.A. councilmen make renewed push against 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...
  • Did 'fracking' play role in L.A. earthquake? Councilmen want to know

    Did 'fracking' play role in L.A. earthquake? Councilmen want to know
    Three Los Angeles City Council members want city, state and federal groups to look into whether hydraulic fracturing and other forms of oil and gas “well stimulation” played any role in the earthquake that rattled the city early Monday...
  • Taller Bel-Air home opposed; residents say hillside rules being eroded

    Taller Bel-Air home opposed; residents say hillside rules being eroded
    A band of homeowners associations have lined up in opposition to allowing a Bel-Air home to exceed city height rules, arguing that hillside development restrictions are being eroded by granting exceptions to some landowners. “Little by little,...
  • Animal traps that grip or snare are banned in L.A. as 'inhumane'

    Animal traps that grip or snare are banned in L.A. as 'inhumane'
    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to ban traps that snare or grip coyotes, bears, foxes and other animals in the city, deeming such traps inhumane. Under the new rules, commercial trappers cannot use traps that grip or snare any...
  • Musicians Union Holds Rally to Protest Outsourcing of Film Scoring Jobs

    Using the Kevin Costner film "Draft Day" as an example, the American Federation of Musicians on Thursday launched a campaign designed to stop producers from sending scoring jobs to musicians outside the U.S. At a Westwood rally attended by about 75...
  • City Council reverses plan that could have boosted managers' pay

    City Council reverses plan that could have boosted managers' pay
    The Los Angeles City Council reversed course and voted Friday to nix part of a plan that city officials said could have inadvertently boosted the pay of top city managers. The council had voted unanimously Wednesday for a salary plan to cover city...