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  • Foes and fans of L.A. economic-justice group agree it gets things done

     Foes and fans of L.A. economic-justice group agree it gets things done
    Under the glitzy chandeliers of the Beverly Hills Hilton, hundreds of civic leaders and union members sipped wine, mugged for photos with television stars and chanted "Sí, se puede!" with a beaming row of hotel workers. It was another triumphant night...
  • City Council panel backs away from GMO ban it previously supported

    City Council panel backs away from GMO ban it previously supported
    Three days before Los Angeles lawmakers voted on a proposal to ban genetically modified crops, the world's largest biotechnology trade group hired three top City Hall lobbyists to stop it. The matter had sailed through a meeting weeks before with only...
  • Why on earth is the City Council trying to ban GMO crops in L.A.?

    Why on earth is the City Council trying to ban GMO crops in L.A.?
    Even if you hate the idea of genetically modified food, you would gain nothing from a Los Angeles City Council proposal to ban the growing of such crops here. That's because no one grows them in L.A. and as near as anyone knows, no one has any plan to...
  • L.A. officials take a step toward legalizing street vending

    L.A. officials take a step toward legalizing street vending
    A committee of Los Angeles lawmakers took a step Tuesday toward legalizing street vending, vetting a basic framework for how sellers who ply their trade on sidewalks or in parks could get city permits. But the plan is far from a done deal, as fierce...
  • L.A. backpedals on proposal to ban growing genetically modified crops

    L.A. backpedals on proposal to ban growing genetically modified crops
    Los Angeles lawmakers reversed course late Monday on a proposed ban on the growth of genetically modified crops that had previously faced nearly zero resistance within City Hall. The proposal would ban selling and planting genetically modified crop...
  • L.A. pension agency decision deepens city's budget hole

    L.A. pension agency decision deepens city's budget hole
    A Los Angeles city pension agency voted Tuesday to rein in its long-range earnings forecast, putting in place changes that could throw the city's budget $50 million deeper into the hole next year. The City Employees' Retirement System board responded to...
  • 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. city unions urge officials to end deals with Wall Street banks

    L.A. city unions urge officials to end deals with Wall Street banks
    As Los Angeles labor unions lock horns with City Hall managers over their next employment contract, they are taking aim at deals the city made with Wall Street banks. The Coalition of L.A. City Unions and its allies have repeatedly urged city leaders to...
  • Proposed ordinance would require L.A. residents to lock up handguns

    Proposed ordinance would require L.A. residents to lock up handguns
    A newly proposed Los Angeles city ordinance would require residents to secure handguns when they aren’t being used, either by storing them in a locked container or disabling them with a trigger lock. City Councilman Paul Krekorian, who proposed...
  • 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...