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Paul Koretz

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  • Council members seek tighter state regulation of ride-sharing firms

    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 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...
  • 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...
  • L.A. councilman wants Wall Street banks to cut bond refinance fees

    A Los Angeles city councilman wants out of deals with two Wall Street banks he says are costing the city money. Councilman Paul Koretz introduced a motion Friday that calls on two banks to either renegotiate contracts with the city at no cost, or for...
  • Two L.A. fire commanders reassigned

    Two L.A. fire commanders reassigned
    Two top commanders who oversaw hiring and training at the Los Angeles Fire Department have been reassigned after officials learned their sons advanced during a recruitment process that has come under scrutiny at City Hall. Interim Fire Chief James G....
  • L.A. City Council takes step toward fracking ban

    L.A. City Council takes step toward fracking ban
    In the morning while walking to her car, Michelle Kennedy sometimes detects a smell like cat urine. She says the asthma her 6-year-old suffers seems to have worsened. Kennedy suspects the oil and gas wells pumping in her South Los Angeles neighborhood....
  • 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,...
  • L.A. backyard beekeeping picking up buzz

    L.A. backyard beekeeping picking up buzz
    When Max Wong first "outed" herself to her neighbors, she wondered when the police would be knocking on her door. Until then, she had kept her passion a secret. But Wong said most of her Mount Washington neighbors were simply puzzled. Beekeeping?...
  • Candidates for Rep. Waxman's seat rush to collect endorsements, money

    More than a week after Rep. Henry A. Waxman touched off a political earthquake with his retirement announcement, aftershocks are rippling across his Westside-South Bay district. State Sen. Ted Lieu of Torrance and former L.A. Controller Wendy Greuel,...
  • L.A. City Council approves Anaheim's Marcie Edwards as new head of DWP

    L.A. City Council approves Anaheim's Marcie Edwards as new head of DWP
    The Los Angeles City Council confirmed Marcie Edwards as the new general manager of the Department of Water and Power on Friday, tapping the Anaheim city manager to take the helm of the municipal utility as it grapples with multiple controversies....
  • Winners of free-speech suit against L.A. are awarded only $2

    Winners of free-speech suit against L.A. are awarded only $2
    Two men who were repeatedly kicked out of Los Angeles City Council meetings for violating public comment rules won part of a free-speech lawsuit against the city last year. But a jury recently awarded them only a few dollars for their trouble. The...