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Paul Koretz

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  • L.A. City Council moves to regulate sales and use of e-cigarettes

    L.A. City Council moves to regulate sales and use of e-cigarettes
    Calling it a potential health risk and a gateway to tobacco, the Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday voted unanimously to regulate the sales of e-cigarettes and other "vaping" devices. The new law regulates electronic smoking devices as a tobacco...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Huizar's lawyers say report shows sexual harassment claims 'baseless'

    Huizar's lawyers say report shows sexual harassment claims 'baseless'
    A spokesman for a private law firm representing Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar said Friday that a city investigation into sexual harassment claims against the councilman concluded that the allegations were "baseless." The investigative report...
  • Did 'fracking' play role in L.A. earthquake? Councilmen want to know

    Did 'fracking' play role in L.A. earthquake? Councilmen want to know
    Three Los Angeles City Council members want city, state and federal groups to look into whether hydraulic fracturing and other forms of oil and gas “well stimulation” played any role in the earthquake that rattled the city early Monday...
  • Oil industry group: 'Irresponsible' to link L.A. quake, fracking

    Oil industry group: 'Irresponsible' to link L.A. quake, fracking
    An oil and gas industry association blasted a push by several members of the Los Angeles City Council to investigate whether hydraulic fracturing and other forms of oil well stimulation played any role in the earthquake that rattled Los Angeles on Monday,...
  • L.A. City Council takes heat over building exemption in Bel-Air

    Homeowner groups from areas spanning the Santa Monica Mountains are accusing the Los Angeles City Council of undercutting hillside building restrictions by allowing a Bel-Air home to exceed height limits by nearly 40%. "Little by little, they are...
  • Winners of free-speech suit against L.A. are awarded only $2

    Winners of free-speech suit against L.A. are awarded only $2
    Two men who were repeatedly kicked out of Los Angeles City Council meetings for violating public comment rules won part of a free-speech lawsuit against the city last year. But a jury recently awarded them only a few dollars for their trouble. The...
  • First step toward fracking ban in L.A. taken by land use panel

    First step toward fracking ban in L.A. taken by land use panel
    A Los Angeles City Council committee took a first step Tuesday toward banning hydraulic fracturing and other disputed practices tied to oil extraction, winning cheers and applause from a packed auditorium. "Fracking and other unconventional drilling...
  • L.A. City Council moves toward fracking ban

    L.A. City Council moves toward fracking ban
    Amid an outcry from worried residents and environmental activists, Los Angeles is poised to ban hydraulic fracturing, acidizing and other technologies used to increase production from oil and gas wells. The City Council voted unanimously Friday to start...