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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • UCLA flood from water line rupture is red flag for L.A. infrastructure

    UCLA flood from water line rupture is red flag for L.A. infrastructure
    As UCLA tallied the damage from rampant flooding triggered by the rupture of a 90-year-old city water line, Los Angeles city leaders on Wednesday were once again confronted with the consequences of deferred maintenance on the city's aging infrastructure....
  • If you like Uber, you would've loved the jitney

    If you like Uber, you would've loved the jitney
    Car services like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar are thriving because they've embraced an obvious, good idea: connecting those who have spare time and wheels with people who need rides. Founded just five years ago, Uber now operates in 128 cities and on every...
  • 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...
  • Honking garbage trucks in L.A.: That's no way to deal with Wall Street

    Honking garbage trucks in L.A.: That's no way to deal with Wall Street
    A coalition of city labor unions and community activists say big banks preyed on Los Angeles and other municipalities, locking them into interest rate swap deals that ended up costing taxpayers millions of dollars after the economic crash. So, how do...
  • New enforcement tool for L.A. 'quality of life' issues proposed

    Los Angeles could soon create a new system of police-issued citations for minor "quality of life" annoyances that typically would be resolved with a warning.   The pilot program, called Administrative Citation Enforcement, gives the LAPD  and the...