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Garcetti Takes Latest Step To Keep TV Pilots In LA

Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an ordinance Friday that waives city fees for filming TV pilots in Los Angeles.


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Utility Customers Outraged Over Possible Fee To Cope With Revenue Loss From Popular Solar Panels

Some Southern California residents are outraged by a state bill that would allow three utility companies to charge customers up to $10 a month to cope with the loss of revenue due to the popularity of solar panels.

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LA County Backs Off Proposed Fee To Clean Up Water Pollution

A typical homeowner would pay about $4.50 per month, but the actual amount paid would be determined by the amount of runoff their parcel generates.


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Santa Monica Officials Consider Fining Fitness Instructors For Using Parks

In a city where fitness is held at a premium, Santa Monica officials are considering a big fine on aerobics instructors who use public parks to teach.


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Burbank Animal Shelter Slashes Adoption Fees For The Holidays

The Burbank Animal Shelter has slashed its adoption fees in hopes that it will help many pets find new homes this holiday.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–12/24/2012


CSU Postpones Talks On Tuition Rate Hikes

The Cal State Board of Trustees on Tuesday postponed a scheduled vote on undergraduate tuition increases.



Rural Homeowners Fight Back Against Calif. Fire Prevention ‘Tax’

An estimated 800,000 homeowners will be asked to pay as much as $150 per each rural property annually to fund firefighting efforts amid what Sacramento is calling an increased wildfire risk.


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Caltrans To Offer Solo Drivers Premium Access To Carpool Lanes

A carpool lane experiment set to begin later this year on Southland freeways will allow drivers to buy their way to a faster commute.


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Planned Tuition Protests At SMC Thwarted By Fresh Fertilizer

Officials at Santa Monica College on Wednesday denied spreading fertilizer and leaving on the sprinklers to prevent protesters from gathering on campus.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–05/02/2012

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CSU Board Of Trustees To Consider Capping Presidents’ Pay

The California State University board of trustees is set to consider capping raises given to newly hired campus presidents after an outcry over a $100,000 raise given to a new president last year.


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Bank Of America Drops Plan For $5 Monthly Debit Card Fee

Bank of America is dropping its plan to charge debit card customers a $5 monthly fee.

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Bank Of America Reconsiders Plan To Charge Monthly Debit Fee

Bank of America is reconsidering its plan for a controversial new debit fee. The bank will reportedly drop a $5 monthly charge for customers who use direct deposit for their paychecks.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/31/2011

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B Of A To Charge Monthly $5 Fee For All Debit Card Purchases

Bank of America will begin charging customers to use debit cards for purchases early next year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/29/2011

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UCLA Hits Students With Fees For Paying Tuition By Credit Card

It’s estimated the policy shift will boost the school’s dwindling coffers by over $6.5 million a year.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/22/2011

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Fed May Reconsider Plan To Limit Debit Card Fees

The Federal Reserve told Congress on Thursday that it may reconsider its proposal to limit the fee that banks charge merchants for debit card transactions to 12 cents per swipe, the latest twist in a battle over billions of dollars.