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GOP-Backed Plan Would Let LAUSD, Other School Districts Opt Out Of Healthy Lunches

House Republicans are proposing to let some schools opt out of healthier school lunch and breakfast programs if they are losing money.

05/20/2014

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LA Religious Leaders Call On Mayor To Reject Proposed Metro Fare Hikes

A Southland coalition of multi-ethnic religious leaders Monday called on city officials to reject proposed fare increases over claims the move would harm the region’s poorest residents.

05/19/2014

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Deadline Looms For LA County Voters To Register

Time is running out for Los Angeles County residents to register to vote in the upcoming primary election.

05/19/2014

The Exide Technologies plant has been closed since March. (credit: CBS)

Toxic Plan For Vernon Battery Plant Approved

The South Coast Air Quality Management District says it approved the plan for Exide Technologies on Wednesday.

03/20/2014

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UCLA Student Council Narrowly Defeats Israeli Divestment Effort

Student leaders rejected a resolution urging University of California officials to divest from any companies that profit from what they call the Israeli “occupation” of Gaza and the West Bank, according to reports.

02/26/2014

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Anaheim To Vote On Electoral Changes After Lawsuit

Anaheim Tuesday approved a settlement in a voting rights lawsuit that challenged its citywide elections as unfair to the city’s Hispanic majority.

01/08/2014

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City Council Votes To Crack Down On ‘Swatting’ Suspects

The Los Angeles City Council Wednesday will meet to vote on a proposal that would crack down on individuals who make false 911 calls to high-profile residences.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/30/2013

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Pit Bulls Required To Be Sterilized In Unincorporated Areas Of Riverside County

Riverside County supervisors Tuesday approved an ordinance requiring all pit bull dogs older than four months in unincorporated areas of the county to be sterilized.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/08/2013

Environmentalists have voiced concerns about fracking. (credit: CBS)

City Council Mulls Moratorium On Fracking

Two Los Angeles City Council members introduced a motion Wednesday calling for a moratorium on a controversial natural gas extraction process.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/04/2013

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City Council Rescinds Ban On Parking At Broken Meters

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to rescind a policy that allows the city to ticket people for parking at broken parking meters.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/31/2013

8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez (pictured), died in March after documents showed at least six complaints of child abuse and brutality were filed with Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). (credit: CBS)

County Supervisors To Vote On Child Protection Commission

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors will vote Tuesday whether or not to create a child protection commission in the wake of the beating death of an 8-year-old Palmdale boy.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/25/2013

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LA City Council Approves Plastic Bag Ban

The Los Angeles City Council Tuesday voted 11-1 to ban single-use plastic bags.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/18/2013

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California Legislature Nears Budget Vote

Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg says Democratic leaders and Gov. Jerry Brown are close to a state budget deal that maintains fiscal balance.

06/11/2013

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Fate Of LA Pot Shops Left To Voters

Los Angeles politicians have struggled for more than five years to regulate medical marijuana, trying to balance the needs of the sick against neighborhood concerns that pot shops attract crime.

05/19/2013

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LAUSD Votes To Keep Controversial ‘Breakfast’ Program

The Board of Education voted Tuesday to continue its controversial “Breakfast in the Classroom” program despite critics who claimed about reduced instruction time and and unsanitary classroom conditions.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/14/2013

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