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  • 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...
  • L.A. council could file action challenging ride-sharing companies

    L.A. council could file action challenging ride-sharing companies
    The Los Angeles City Council is weighing a challenge to the app-driven ride-sharing companies that have been offering an alternative to driving or hailing taxicabs. Councilman Paul Koretz is pushing for his colleagues to appeal a recent decision by...
  • L.A. City Council weighs appeal of PUC ruling on ride-sharing firms

    L.A. City Council weighs appeal of PUC ruling on ride-sharing firms
    The Los Angeles City Council is weighing a challenge to the app-driven ride-sharing companies that have given residents new transportation options while drawing protests from the taxicab industry. Councilman Paul Koretz is pushing for his colleagues...
  • South Los Angeles residents fuming over oil field

    South Los Angeles residents fuming over oil field
    The South Coast Air Quality Management District's top brass faced a frustrated crowd at a town hall meeting Wednesday, during which more than 100 South Los Angeles residents criticized the agency's inability to say whether fumes from an oil field are...
  • What is a taxi and what is not?

    What is a taxi and what is not?
    Angelenos have more options for getting around town than ever before, thanks to the arrival of services such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, whose drivers can be summoned with a smartphone app. But to some members of the City Council, that's a bad thing...
  • L.A. Council prepares to ban use of bullhooks on circus elephants

    L.A. Council prepares to ban use of bullhooks on circus elephants
    The Los Angeles City Council took action Wednesday to ban bullhooks used by elephant trainers in traveling circuses, becoming the first U.S. metropolis to outlaw a tool that critics say inflicts pain. Voting unanimously, the council asked the city...
  • City Council's vote to appeal ride-sharing regulations falls short

    City Council's vote to appeal ride-sharing regulations falls short
    A sharply divided Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday failed to muster the votes needed to file an appeal challenging California’s rules for ride-sharing services, capping months of debate about the city’s role in regulating the new taxi...
  • L.A. moves to boost limits on gifts to lawmakers

    L.A. moves to boost limits on gifts to lawmakers
    Two months ago, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission called for new and stringent limits on gifts to the city's politicians, saying such niceties can undermine the public's confidence in government when they come from people doing business at City Hall....
  • Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti picks longtime advisor to run transition

    Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti picks longtime advisor to run transition
    Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti announced Friday that he has chosen one of his longtime advisors to serve as director of his transition team, helping him identify the hundreds of people who will work in his office and serve as political appointees....