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L.A. City Council Meeting Diverts From the Norm During Coronavirus Outbreak
March 17, 2020
In a shift from its normal routine of hearing public comments, the Los Angeles City Council today allowed people to speak their peace remotely from the Spring Street Forecourt at City Hall, in an effort to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. ... read more »
‘Hair Love’ Creators Honored by Los Angeles City Council for Oscar Win
February 21, 2020
The creators of “Hair Love'' were honored today by the Los Angeles City Council for their seven-minute Oscar-winning animated short that explores the challenges a father experiences while trying prepare his daughter's hair. ... read more »
City of Angels: NBA Icon Kobe Bryant and Daughter Gianna Among Nine Victims in Fatal Helicopter Accident
January 29, 2020
The Los Angeles area, nation and world mourns the loss of NBA icon Kobe Bean Bryant, 41, and his basketball prodigy daughter Gianna Maria Onore, 13. They were two of nine people who passed away in a helicopter accident on Sunday. ... read more / view gallery »
L.A. City Council Gathered for a Public Hearing to Discuss The Ban of Flavored Tobacco, Menthol and Hookah Across The City
December 13, 2019
Reports of illnesses and deaths caused by vaping, many states and health officials have taken a stance on products and the dangers of their consumption. Los Angeles City Council faced the rising issue during a controversial public hearing regarding a city-wide ban of flavored tobacco, menthol cigarettes and hookah. ... read more »
City Council Restricts L.A. Housing Land to Affordable Units
December 12, 2019
The Los Angeles City Council voted today to allow only affordable units to be built on city-owned land slated for housing. ... read more »
Los Angeles World Airports Announces CEO Departure in March 2020
December 5, 2019
Los Angeles World Airports CEO Deborah Flint will leave the Southland in March to become president and CEO of the Greater Toronto Airports Authority, the city agency announced. ... read more »
LAX-it Pickup Lot at Airport Set to Expand
November 8, 2019
The much-debated LAX-it pickup lot for taxis and ride-hailing services at Los Angeles International Airport got 50 percent bigger today in an effort to alleviate complaints about extended wait times, particularly during peak hours. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Approves Appointment of Karim Webb to the Board of Airport Commissioners
October 31, 2019
The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Karim Webb to the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners (BOAC). The seven-member board governs Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA). It is comprised of public-spirited business and civic leaders who are appointed by the Mayor and approved by the City Council. ... read more »
Residents Demand Greater Restrictions from City on Oil, Gas Drilling
October 18, 2019
Members of a Los Angeles City Council committee today asked for additional information before moving ahead with a proposal requiring more buffer space between oil- and gas-drilling sites and sensitive areas and restricting new extraction sites. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Votes to Allow Police to Remove People from Fire Zones
September 6, 2019
Los Angeles police will have the authority to order homeless people out of encampments in high-risk fire-danger areas during heightened wildfire conditions under an ordinance approved by the City Council.  ... read more »
L.A. Council Members Smith, Wesson Call on Legislators to Act on Gun Control
August 9, 2019
Two Los Angeles City Council members – ironically named Smith and Wesson -- introduced a resolution today calling on state and federal lawmakers to pass gun-control legislation such as banning the sale and possession of assault weapons. ... read more »
L.A. City Council Confirms Denise M. Verret as Zoo Director of the Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
July 4, 2019
Los Angeles City Council confirmed today the Mayor’s nomination of Denise M. Verret to serve as the new Zoo Director of the Los Angeles Zoo. Verret previously served as the Zoo’s interim Zoo Director while a nationwide search was conducted by the Mayor’s office, and she will assume her new role immediately. ... read more »
L.A. Panel Backs Measure Requiring Advance Notice of Work Schedules
July 1, 2019
A Los Angeles City Council committee today advanced a proposal that would require retail employers with more than 300 workers to give their employees more advance notice of their work schedules. The Economic Development Committee approved a requirement that would mandate retailers to provide employees with a work schedule at least 14 days in advance. It would also require that workers receive 10-hour breaks between shifts and be given the right to refuse changes after the schedules are posted. ... read more »
L.A. Council Calls for Study of Fines for Scooter/Bike Violators
July 1, 2019
The Los Angeles City Council called on its police and transportation agencies today to develop a list of possible fines the city should impose for infractions by riders of e-scooters or dockless bicycles. ... read more »
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Speak at SMC Graduation June 11 Largest-Ever Graduating Class in Santa Monica College’s History
May 31, 2019
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla will be the 2019 commencement speaker at Santa Monica College (SMC). SMC’s 89th commencement ceremony will be held Tuesday, June 11 at 6 p.m. at Corsair Field on the college’s main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica. ... read more »
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