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Los Angeles City Council

People wait in line for a free lunch during the Los Angeles Mission's Good Friday event on Skid Row on March 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. Celebrities and volunteers joined together in giving something back to this community of the homeless, among the largest in the US, who were fed a fully-prepared meal and had the opportunity to be given foot washing and hygiene kits. Foot washing, a symbolic ritual of humbleness and respect derived from Jesus Christ's washing of his disciples feet at the Last Supper, was offered by the Los Angeles Health Center and volunteers. (credit: JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

City Proposal Aims To Clean Up LA’s Skid Row Area

A series of proposals were made by the city’s chief administrative officer Monday that will aim to clean up Skid Row.

04/07/2014

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LA City Council Declares Truce In Legal Battle Over Proposed Zoning Changes In Hollywood

The Los Angeles City Council declared a truce Wednesday in the legal battle over proposed zoning changes in Hollywood.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–04/02/2014

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Councilman Jose Huizar Speaks Out About Traffic Accident That Cost Taxpayers $185K

Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar spoke publicly for the first time Wednesday about a traffic accident he caused that cost taxpayers $185,000.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/26/2014

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2 City Council Members At Odds Over 4th Of July Fireworks Show At Coliseum

Two Los Angeles City Council members are at odds over who should take over the annual Fourth of July Fireworks Extravaganza at the L.A. Memorial Coliseum.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/26/2014

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LA Councilman Bernard Parks To Appear On ‘Bold & The Beautiful’

Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard Parks will appear on CBS’s “The Bold and the Beautiful.”

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/24/2014

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City Council Orders Investigation Into Possible Connection Between Fracking, Seismic Activity

City Council members Tuesday called on city staff to investigate whether natural gas and oil drilling methods, such as fracking, helped trigger Monday’s magnitude-4.4 earthquake.

03/18/2014

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City Council Panel Recommends Limits On E-Cigarette Use In Public

A Los Angeles City Council committee approved a proposal Monday to sharply restrict the use of electronic cigarettes — known as “e-cigarettes” — in no-smoking public areas.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/24/2014

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LA Abuzz About Push For Urban Beekeeping

Hundreds of beekeepers in Los Angeles have been raising bees in the city’s residential areas — but so far, it’s illegal.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/11/2014

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Councilmember: Businesses Should Share Sidewalk Repair Costs With City

In order to move forward with repairing nearly half of Los Angeles’ sidewalks, a Los Angeles City councilmember proposed a motion that private businesses would share the cost of repairs with the city.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/05/2014

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CBS2 Investigates: Taxpayer-Funded Luxury Cars For LA City Councilmembers

With the city of Los Angeles facing a $200 million deficit, we found some city councilmembers purchasing fancy cars at the expense of taxpayers.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/30/2014

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LA City Council Debates Whether Police Should Again Be Allowed To Check Motel Registries Without A Warrant

The LA City Council is debating whether police should be allowed to inspect hotel and motel registries without first obtaining a warrant.

01/30/2014

Cans of energy drinks are displayed in a store in San Diego, California 10 November 2006. The kick from caffeine has a growing number of consumers jumping into energy drinks-soft drinks spiked with nutritional aids and stimulants despite warnings from health professionals. The drinks are often aimed at the youth market with edgy names like Rockstar and Full Throttle, and the provocatively named Cocaine Energy Drink, which despite its name contains no illegal ingredients. The typical energy drink sells for two dollars or more per can or bottle, well above the average price of traditional soft drinks. (credit: EARL S.CRYER/AFP/Getty Images)

LA May Become First City In US To Implement Age Restriction On Energy Drink Purchases

Los Angeles could become the nation’s first city to ban minors from purchasing energy drinks, as the City Council considers restrictive policies on the beverages.

01/27/2014

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City Settles For $575K In LAPD Coerced-Sex Lawsuit

The Los Angeles City Council has agreed to pay $575,000 to settle a lawsuit from a former police informant who alleged that two officers forced her to have sex.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/15/2014

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City Council Delays Vote On Urban Bee Keeping Proposal

The Los Angeles City Council Tuesday delayed a vote regarding a proposal that would allow homeowners to keep beehives in their backyards.

01/14/2014

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City Council Exploring Duck Boat Tours For LA River

The Los Angeles City Council is floating an idea to bring duck boats to the LA River.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/11/2013

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