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Paul Koretz

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  • City Hall debates who should trim L.A.'s trees

    City Hall debates who should trim L.A.'s trees
    Nearly a decade ago, Los Angeles embarked on an ambitious campaign to plant more trees across the city. Now city officials find themselves struggling to maintain the urban forest along its parkways and medians. To save money during the recession, the...
  • L.A. mayor trumpets jobs to be created as energy use is cut

    L.A. mayor trumpets jobs to be created as energy use is cut
    Mayor Eric Garcetti said Monday that Los Angeles could reap thousands of jobs from its commitment to cutting energy consumption by 15% across the city. If L.A. meets that goal -- which Garcetti and Department of Water and Power officials declared the...
  • L.A. lawmakers press for action on fracking ban despite new report

    L.A. lawmakers press for action on fracking ban despite new report
    Two lawmakers who want Los Angeles to bar hydraulic fracturing and other kinds of "unconventional drilling" at oil and gas wells are pushing back after city staffers cast doubt on the idea, urging them to swiftly draw up rules that would bar such...
  • With L.A. council, ceremonial nonsense gets in the way of real action

    With L.A. council, ceremonial nonsense gets in the way of real action
    This has been such a busy year for members of the Los Angeles City Council, you have to wonder if their coffee is spiked with Red Bull. OK, they may have dropped the ball on a few small things, including broken streets, mansionization and slow emergency...
  • L.A. council to weigh ban on growing genetically modified crops

    L.A. council to weigh ban on growing genetically modified crops
    Facing pressure from groups both inside and outside of Los Angeles, city lawmakers moved forward Tuesday with plans to regulate the growth of genetically modified crops. The City Council voted to ask city staff to draft an ordinance banning the sale and...
  • Ban on GMO plants advances at L.A. City Hall

    Ban on GMO plants advances at L.A. City Hall
    Citing environmental and health concerns, a panel of Los Angeles lawmakers Monday advanced a citywide ban on growing genetically modified crops. With limited argicultural land in the city, the ban would be “largely symbolic,” said Councilman...
  • L.A. City Council backs union contract for Fresno farmworkers

    L.A. City Council backs union contract for Fresno farmworkers
    Hundreds of labor activists, farmworkers and their allies marched  on Los Angeles City Hall on Wednesday demanding that a Fresno fruit grower recognize a union contract -- the latest turn in a long-standing dispute over whether the United Farm Workers...
  • Sowing the seeds of an illogical crop ban

    Last year's half-baked and unsuccessful proposal to ban genetically engineered crops in Los Angeles has not improved with time. Yet here it is before the City Council again, complete with wild statements about bioengineered food, chock full of...
  • Tighter L.A. 'mansionization' rules coming too slowly, critics say

    Tighter L.A. 'mansionization' rules coming too slowly, critics say
    Neighborhood activists complained Tuesday that Los Angeles is moving too slowly to close regulatory loopholes that are allowing what they deem to be super-sized homes that are too big for their lots. The criticism came as a City Council committee...
  • L.A. council candidate received, then swore off developer donations

    L.A. council candidate received, then swore off developer donations
    At a forum Tuesday night in Hollywood, nearly a dozen candidates vying to replace termed-out Los Angeles City Councilman Tom LaBonge were asked a question: Will you accept campaign contributions from developers? Among those answering "no" was...
  • L.A. should act quickly to close loopholes in mansionization ordinance

    L.A. should act quickly to close loopholes in mansionization ordinance
    Amy Aquino has lived in one of the bungalows lining a lovely block of Curson Avenue in Hollywood for 23 years, Nancy Halbert has lived in her house across the street for 39 years. Last December, Aquino heard a clatter and looked out to see a bulldozer...