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16-month-old Delaney, who has Down syndrome, is the inspiration behind one couple's effort for more diversity in Disney films. (Photo credit: Kristine Lazar)

Petition Asks Disney To Include Kids With Down Syndrome In Animated Films

Activists are calling on Disney executives to represent children with Down syndrome and other disabilities in its animated films.

CBS Los Angeles–16 hours ago

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Musicians + Sports: Weird Al Yankovic On His Chances Of Performing At The Super Bowl

A recent Change.org petition hoping to get Weird Al onstage during halftime of the year’s biggest football game got the “Eat Singer” thinking just what he would do if ever given the opportunity.

08/08/2014

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Consumer Advocacy Group Wants Auto Insurance Companies To Stop Granting Professional Discounts

A consumer advocacy group is calling on the California insurance commissioner to stop allowing automobile insurance companies to grant discounts for those who belong to professional organizations.

01/29/2014

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Group Fights To Save Culver City Ice Rink From Closure

Save Culver Ice is leading the crusade to salvage the Culver City Ice Arena, which has been a fixture of the community for more than 50 years.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/09/2014

The Armenian orphan rug - which measures 11' 7" x 18' 5" and is comprised of 4.4 million individual knots - was reportedly delivered to President Coolidge on Dec. 4, 1925. (Photo courtesy ANCA)

Historic Armenian Rug At Heart Of Complaint By Valley Congressmen

A San Fernando Valley lawmaker wants the White House to put a rug woven by Armenian orphans and given to President Calvin Coolidge nearly a century ago on public display.

11/11/2013

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Starbucks Asks Customers To Sign Petition Calling For End Of Gov. Shutdown

The world’s biggest coffee chain said Thursday that it will ask customers and businesses to sign a petition calling for an end to the partial government shutdown that has forced hundreds of thousands of federal workers off the job.

10/11/2013

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Petition Drive To Recall San Diego Mayor Begins

The effort to recall San Diego’s embattled mayor is kicking off in the nation’s eighth-largest city Sunday, one day before Bob Filner is set to return to work at City Hall after undergoing behavior therapy.

08/18/2013

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LA Urged To Sever Sister-City Relationship With St. Petersburg Amid Recently Passed Anti-Gay Laws

The city of Los Angeles is being urged to sever its sister-city relationship with St. Petersburg amid recently passed anti-gay laws in Russia.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/01/2013

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner speaks at a press conference announcing his intention to seek professional help amid sexual harassment allegations on July 26, 2013 in San Diego, Calif. (credit: Bill Wechter/Getty Images)

Second Recall Effort Launched Against San Diego Mayor

Opponents of San Diego Mayor Bob Filner launched a second recall effort against the mayor Monday, in the wake of accusations from seven women of sexual harassment.

CBS Los Angeles–07/29/2013

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Activists Warn Rumored Sale To Turn LA Times Into ‘Another Fox News’

Members of MoveOn.org and other protesters are warning the owners of the Los Angeles Times not to sell the newspaper to “political propagandists”.

04/01/2013

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2 OC Cities Fight Over Potential Fire Ring Ban

A meeting Thursday will help determine the fate of fire rings on two popular Orange County beaches.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/27/2013

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Cardinal Mahony Visits Vatican, Will Participate In Conclave Despite Petition

Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony was in Rome Thursday despite protestors’ calls for him to abstain from taking part in Pope Benedict XVI’s farewell and the upcoming conclave.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/28/2013

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Group Doesn’t Want Cardinal Mahony To Help Pick Next Pope

Some local Catholics don’t feel Cardinal Roger Mahony should be able to participate in the upcoming papal conclave in Rome.

02/15/2013

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LAUSD Receives ‘Parent Trigger’ Petition From Parents Demanding Change At LA Elementary School

Dozens of parents delivered a “Parent Trigger” petition Thursday to the Los Angeles Unified School District demanding a change at their children’s elementary school.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/17/2013

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SEIU Worker Sought Fake Names To Sabotage LA Pension Switch

Former Mayor Richard Riordan says he has evidence that a low-level union member is behind an alleged illegal counter-campaign against his effort to change pensions plans for newly-hired public employees.

11/21/2012

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