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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

Eric Garcetti vs. Wendy Greuel. (credit: CBS)

Greuel, Garcetti In Statistical Dead Heat Ahead Of Runoff Vote

The race for the next Mayor of Los Angeles is heating up less than two weeks before voters head to the polls.

05/10/2013

City Councilman Dennis Zine

Zine Alleges Chamber Of Commerce To ‘Punish’ Him For LAX Vote

A longtime City Councilman and candidate for City Controller is accusing the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce of playing politics.

05/07/2013

Eric Garcetti vs. Wendy Greuel. (credit: CBS)

Last Day To Register To Vote Ahead Of Mayoral Run-Off Election

With the runoff election for Mayor of the city of Los Angeles about two weeks away, residents were urged to register to vote ahead of a Monday deadline.

05/06/2013

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City Council OKs $4B LAX Runway Expansion Proposal

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to approve a controversial plan to rebuild and expand a runway at Los Angeles International Airport.

04/30/2013

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