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  • L.A. City Council OKs ban on plastic grocery and carryout bags

    L.A. City Council OKs ban on plastic grocery and carryout bags
    Los Angeles on Tuesday became the largest city in the nation to move toward a ban on plastic grocery bags, with the City Council barring them in supermarkets, convenience stores and any big retailer that sells groceries. Nearly three weeks after a...
  • L.A. Council President Herb Wesson wants DWP deal by Sept. 1

    L.A. Council President Herb Wesson wants DWP deal by Sept. 1
    Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson called Thursday for public hearings on the proposed contract with Department of Water and Power employees, saying he wants a deal on the contract by Sept. 1. Wesson said Mayor Eric Garcetti has...
  • Los Angeles moves to lift decade-old ban on public murals

    Los Angeles moves to lift decade-old ban on public murals
    Artists predicted a renaissance of public muraling across Los Angeles as the City Council voted 13-2 Wednesday to lift a decade-long ban on the large outdoor artworks. "We owe it to our next generation to reclaim our legacy as a mural capital of the...
  • L.A. City Council votes to lift ban on outdoor murals

    L.A. City Council votes to lift ban on outdoor murals
    The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to lift a decadeold ban on outdoor murals. The Times' L.A. Now blog reported that the council voted 13-2 in favor of removing the ban, though it must still vote to approve new rules regulating the creation of...
  • 'Fracking' moratorium proposed by two L.A. City Council members

    'Fracking' moratorium proposed by two L.A. City Council members
    Los Angeles City Council members Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin are calling for a moratorium on the practice of hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking,” which is used by energy companies to extract hard-to-reach oil. In a prepared statement Tuesday,...
  • Top aide to L.A. Councilman Paul Koretz seeking Tom LaBonge's seat

    Top aide to L.A. Councilman Paul Koretz seeking Tom LaBonge's seat
    The top aide to Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz said Wednesday that she would run for the Silver Lake-to-Sherman Oaks seat being vacated by Councilman Tom LaBonge, bringing the total number of contenders to four. Joan Pelico, Koretz's chief of...
  • L.A. City Council members, activists call for ban on 'fracking'

    L.A. City Council members, activists call for ban on 'fracking'
    The environmental risks of "fracking," or fracturing underground rock formations to reach oil reserves, are too great and should be banned, two Los Angeles City Council members said Wednesday. Oil companies in recent years have used fracking in the...
  • Cindy Montaņez in City Council District 6

    Cindy Montañez in City Council District 6
    Just once, it would be nice to encounter a well-prepared grass-roots candidate for the Los Angeles City Council. There is no good reason that a neighborhood activist or business owner can't do some homework and come to a council race with a well-crafted,...
  • Naming of Johnie's Coffee Shop as historic L.A. landmark hits snag

    Naming of Johnie's Coffee Shop as historic L.A. landmark hits snag
    Getting Johnie's Coffee Shop named a historic landmark in Los Angeles was supposed to be easy as pie. In April, the Los Angeles Conservancy nominated the Googie-style diner at the northwest corner of Wilshire Boulevard and South Fairfax Avenue for the...
  • U.S. shutdown threatens senior meals, housing, L.A. council says

    U.S. shutdown threatens senior meals, housing, L.A. council says
    Los Angeles City Council members Friday blamed tea party Republicans in Congress for the continuing federal government shutdown and said that if it goes on much longer, seniors and low-income residents would be among those hurt. At a special session ...
  • AEG wins five-year contract to operate L.A. Convention Center

    AEG wins five-year contract to operate L.A. Convention Center
    Hoping that an outside manager can bring more dazzle to the Los Angeles Convention Center, City Council members agreed Wednesday to pay Anschutz Entertainment Group up to $350,000 a year to operate the dated downtown venue. The five-year contract...