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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 marchedĀ  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...