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Paul Koretz

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  • 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...
  • Hard times for business in the San Fernando Valley

     Hard times for business in the San Fernando Valley
    Once saluted as America's suburb, the San Fernando Valley has fallen on difficult times. Nestle USA announced last month that it would close the Chatsworth plant where Hot Pockets frozen sandwiches have been made since 1988, eliminating 360 jobs as it...
  • L.A. revokes construction permits for hilltop house in Bel-Air

    L.A. revokes construction permits for hilltop house in Bel-Air
    The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety has revoked the construction permits for a hilltop house in Bel-Air that neighbors contend has destabilized the slope. Developer Mohamed Hadid's project drew complaints and lawsuits from neighbors and,...
  • Do all roads to Century City's future lead to more traffic?

    Do all roads to Century City's future lead to more traffic?
    Before developers could build Century City's first skyscraper, they had to scrape away vestiges of 20th Century Fox's back lot. Steel-jawed machines ripped apart Peyton Place and the village where Jennifer Jones portrayed a French peasant in 1943's "The...
  • 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...
  • Animal traps that grip or snare are banned in L.A. as 'inhumane'

    Animal traps that grip or snare are banned in L.A. as 'inhumane'
    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to ban traps that snare or grip coyotes, bears, foxes and other animals in the city, deeming such traps inhumane. Under the new rules, commercial trappers cannot use traps that grip or snare any...
  • Musicians Union Holds Rally to Protest Outsourcing of Film Scoring Jobs

    Using the Kevin Costner film "Draft Day" as an example, the American Federation of Musicians on Thursday launched a campaign designed to stop producers from sending scoring jobs to musicians outside the U.S. At a Westwood rally attended by about 75...