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  • L.A. City Council mulls crackdown on abandoned shopping carts

     
    The Los Angeles City Council will decide Wednesday whether to move forward with a plan to crack down on abandoned shopping carts by requiring supermarkets to use containment systems to keep carts on their premises. The law would pertain to......
  • Librarians speak against cuts -- after a long wait -- at L.A. City Council budget meeting

     
    To fellow citizens hoping to be heard at an L.A. City Council budget meeting, may I offer these words of advice: Be prepared to wait a long, long time. Los Angeles is facing a deficit of close to $500 million;......
  • Villaraigosa alters course, supports council faction that seeks to avoid layoffs

     
    Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa threw a curve ball into the City Council’s budget deliberations Monday afternoon, siding with a faction that opposes many of his proposals for cutting libraries, child-care centers and other municipal services. Six...
  • Budget hawks score victory over doves at L.A. City Council

     
    The 15-member Los Angeles City Council is well known for moving in lock step, approving large-scale development projects, lucrative labor agreements and even a boycott of Arizona with little or no dissent.But this year's protracted fight over City Hall...
  • L.A. City Council to consider raising ambulance, DASH fees

     
    A Los Angeles City Council panel backed a proposed ordinance on Monday that would hike ambulance fees by 37% starting July 1, the first of several strategies for passing the city’s budget woes onto L.A. consumers. The proposal would increase......
  • LAX airport police seek increased cooperation from the LAPD

     
    Airport police who patrol Los Angeles International Airport and belong to a separate department contend that Los Angeles Police Department operators have regularly contacted only LAPD officers, even though they may be farther away and take longer to reach...
  • Lakers to pick up the tab if there is a victory parade

     
    If the Lakers beat the Boston Celtics and win the NBA championship, the team has offered to pick up the tab for a city parade, a Lakers spokesman said Friday. The offer should spare the city from the political controversy......
  • L.A. City Council to consider first exception to Arizona boycott

     
    One month after it voted to impose a partial economic boycott of Arizona over its immigration policies, the Los Angeles City Council is poised to grant its first exception to its ban on city-related travel to that state. Council members......
  • L.A. City Council delays vote on exemption to Arizona boycott

     
    The Los Angeles City Council postponed a vote Tuesday on a plan to send four police officers to attend a conference in Tucson – and lifting its ban on city-related travel to Arizona – to give officials time to find......
  • LAPD cancels training trip to Arizona out of 'respect' for council's boycott

     
    In a move that has angered police union leaders, Los Angeles Police Department officials decided Thursday that four officers who were scheduled to attend a conference and training session in Tucson next month will not go after all. The trip......
  • Candidates already raising money to take on L.A. City Council incumbent in March

     
    It might be hard to think past the knock-down, drag-out contest in November between gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman and Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown. But in Los Angeles, candidates are starting to stake their claim to the March municipal election. City......
  • The Dry Garden: Planting California fuchsia and lookalike blooms

     
    Timing is everything when you're a plant in a place with little water and lots of competition. Our native California fuchsia, Zauschneria californica, has patience. It remains sedate as the native sages and lilacs burst into spring blossom. Then, as the...