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Five former Bell City Council members, George Mirabal (C), (2L-R) Teresa Jacobo, George Cole, Oscar Hernandez and Victor Bello, were found guilty last year of stealing public money by paying themselves extraordinary salaries in one of Los Angeles County's poorest cities. (Photo credit: Irfan Khan-Pool/Getty Images)

Former Bell Officials Balk At Plea Deal In Corruption Case

Four of five former Bell City Council members convicted on corruption charges last year said during a court appearance Friday they need more time to consider a potential plea deal.


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LA Drops Permit Fees For Residents Who Repair Damaged Sidewalks

Homeowners in the city of Los Angeles will no longer be penalized for fixing broken sidewalks in their own neighborhoods.


The City Council is considering legislation similar to a living wage ordinance passed in 2007 for workers employed in hotels near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). (Photo credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Proposed Pay Hike For Hotel Workers Would Nearly Double Minimum Wage

Under the proposal, employees at some of the city’s largest hotels could see a raise to a living wage of $15.37 an hour.


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Trash Truck Drivers Poised For $26M Payout Over No-Naps Lawsuit

The Los Angeles City Council has reportedly approved a $26 million settlement stemming from a lawsuit over break rules for city trash truck drivers.


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LA City Council Orders Study On Legalizing Urban Beekeeping

Members of the Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday in favor of a study on the impact of allow urban beekeeping in the city of Los Angeles.


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City Council OKs Controversial Santa Monica Development Project

A controversial development project in the city of Santa Monica was closer to becoming a reality Wednesday after a City Council vote to approve the proposal.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/05/2014

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Report Reveals Millions In Taxpayer Dollars Spent On Salaries For LAPD Union Officers

Taxpayers are paying a $750,000 bill every year for the officers, who work at the Los Angeles Police Protective League.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/04/2014

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Long-Awaited South LA Shopping Center Set For Debut

City officials are hoping a $20 million shopping center project set to open for business in South Los Angeles will spur the local economy and attract investors.


The Long Beach City Council is raising eyebrows with this banner. And it wasn't their idea. (credit: Art Barron/CBS2)

The Naked Truth: Why Is Long Beach City Council Appearing On Banner Nearly Nude?

“It’s a billboard, it’s city council. It’s hilarious.”


The City Council is expected to review its policy towards makeshift memorials like the one pictured here at the site where actor Paul Walker and race enthusiast Roger Rodas were killed in November. (credit: Joy Benedict/CBS2 News)

City Council Eyes Changes To LA Street Memorial Rules

The Los Angeles City Council was expected Wednesday to consider changes to how the city allows and removes temporary street memorials in the public right-of-way.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/29/2014

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LA To Study Possibility Of Pedicabs In Hollywood, San Pedro

A Los Angeles City Council committee directed staff Tuesday to study the possibility of permitting bicycle-pulled pedicabs to operate on Hollywood and San Pedro streets.


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Anaheim Residents To Weigh In On Future Of Angel Stadium

Will the Angels leave the city of Anaheim?


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Study: LAX Neighbors May Be Exposed To Toxic Particles From Airport Activity

Residents living near LAX may be exposed to extremely tiny particles from airport activity that carry toxins into the lungs, according to a City Council member.


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LA City Council Eyes Windfall From Rose Bowl, Parade

Officials in the city of Los Angeles are looking for ways to cash in on the upcoming Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl game.


(Photo courtesy Office of Councilmember Gilbert Cedillo)

Councilmen Call On Obama To Suspend Immigration Deportations

Two Los Angeles City Council members joined with immigration rights activists Wednesday in support of a resolution urging President Obama to stop immigration deportations.