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  • 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

    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...
  • 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. 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...
  • 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...
  • City Council reverses plan that could have boosted managers' pay

    City Council reverses plan that could have boosted managers' pay
    The Los Angeles City Council reversed course and voted Friday to nix part of a plan that city officials said could have inadvertently boosted the pay of top city managers. The council had voted unanimously Wednesday for a salary plan to cover city...