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Former Costa Mesa Mayor and Pearl Harbor survivor Jack Hammet receives the city's Lifetime Service Award in 2007. (credit: costamesa.gov.)

Pearl Harbor Survivor, Ex-Costa Mesa Mayor Dies At 94

The city’s sports complex is named in Jack Hammett’s honor.

12/13/2014

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LA City Council Committee Rejects Ban On Genetically Modified Food

The vote was 3-2. Opponents cited the unknown costs of enforcing a ban and said state and federal agencies are the proper authorities to deal with the issue.

12/08/2014

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‘The Karate Kid’ Marks 30th Anniversary At City Hall

The Los Angeles City Council marked the 30th anniversary of the release of “The Karate Kid” during its meeting Friday at Van Nuys City Hall.

12/05/2014

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City Officials Eye Plan To Legalize LA Street Vendors

A committee gathered Tuesday to consider a proposal that would allow street vendors to sell food and wares in Los Angeles.

12/02/2014

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City Council Approves Steps To Make LA More Film-Friendly

The measures include a five-year extension on a waiver of fees charged for filming at city-owned or controlled properties, like City Hall, libraries, airports and police department facilities.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/02/2014

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2-Pet Limit Divides Hermosa Beach Neighborhood As Family Is Asked To Remove Cats

Steve and Betty Fry share Eevee, Daisy, Sabastian and Tiger. But in Hermosa Beach the couple is breaking the law, according to an ordinance that only allows two adult dogs or cats per household.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/01/2014

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LA City Council Tentatively OKs Mandatory Gun Locks, Digital Ammo Records

The Los Angeles City Council tentatively approved a pair of new gun-control measures Tuesday, including a proposal to require gun owners to store their firearms in locked containers or use trigger locks to prevent accidental firing of the weapon.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/25/2014

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LA Ordinance Would Require Gun Owners To Store Firearms In Locked Containers

A half-dozen City Council members are calling for gun owners to put a lock on it.

11/07/2014

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Pink’s Hot Dogs Celebrates 75th Anniversary With 75-Cent Chili Dogs For 7 Days

Pink’s Hot Dogs in Hollywood is known for several things.

11/05/2014

The City Council declared "Norman Lloyd Day" in honor of the prolific actor who is about to celebrate his 100th birthday. (credit: CBS)

City Council Marks ‘Norman Lloyd Day’ In Honor Of Actor’s 100th Birthday

City officials Wednesday honored legendary actor Norman Lloyd at City Hall to mark his 100th birthday.

11/05/2014

Murrieta’s former mayor Alan Long was charged last week in connection with an alleged drunken-driving crash that injured four teens. (credit: CBS)

Ex-Murrieta Mayor Facing Felony DUI Re-Elected To City Council

Voters have elected Alan Long – who resigned last month after being arrested on suspicion of felony DUI following a crash that injured four teenagers – to a City Council seat.

11/05/2014

Dr. Lucy Jones has been a seismologist with the USGS and a Visiting Research Associate at the Seismological Laboratory of Caltech since 1983.  (Photo credit: CBS)

USGS Seismologist Warns LA Quake Could Knock Out Power Grid, Disrupt Water Supply

On the eve of the “Great ShakeOut,” Dr. Lucy Jones updated Los Angeles officials on ways the city can better prepare for an earthquake, and potential losses in the event of a quake.

10/15/2014

In this rendering released by AEG, the proposed football stadium to house a NFL team in Los Angeles, California is seen. It was announced February 1, 2011 that AEG has sold the naming rights for the proposed stadium to Farmers Insurance Group for $650,000, calling the stadium 'Farmers Field.' (credit: AEG via Getty Images)

Officials Give AEG 6 More Months To Lure NFL Back To LA

A Los Angeles City Council committee Friday backed a request from entertainment giant AEG for six more months to secure a National Football League franchise to play in Los Angeles.

10/10/2014

A man identified only by the name “Bijan” told reporters he’s part of a group called CopWatch Santa Ana. (Photo courtesy Facebook/Copwatch Santa Ana)

Mayor Cancels Santa Ana City Council Meeting Over Anti-Police Hat

Santa Ana’s mayor canceled a City Council meeting after a protester refused to remove a cap with an anti-police expletive on it.

10/08/2014

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LA City Council Seeks $13.25 Minimum Wage, Exploring $15.25

Four City Council members Tuesday introduced a plan to raise the citywide minimum wage to $13.25 an hour.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/07/2014

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