Mike Feuer

L.A. Charges 105 Cannabis Locations with Illegal Activity

Since January, all businesses conducting commercial cannabis activity in Los Angeles are required to be licensed by both the state of California and the city. The new regulations follow the passage in recent years of state laws allowing recreational cannabis use and cannabis sales in the State of California.

Consumers Call for DWP Watchdog

Consumer advocates recently called for the replacement of the independent watchdog of the Department of Water and Power, saying he has failed to properly advocate for the utility’s customers. Representatives of Consumer Watchdog sent a letter urging Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Attorney Mike Feuer to fire DWP ratepayer advocate Fred Pickel, saying “his failure to speak out for ratepayers during these last years of scandal makes clear he should be replaced with a true consumer advocate immediately.” The consumer advocates pointed to Pickel’s history as an energy consultant who worked closely with Enron and on the side of utilities,

City Officials Sue Owner of Local Crime House

City officials sued a Watts resident whose home was the scene of shootings and drug sales over the last 14 years, City Attorney Mike Feuer said last week. The single-family house sits in a cul-de-sac at 2127 East 110th St., not far from a nursing home and two schools — Grape Street Elementary and San Miguel Catholic School, authorities said. The lawsuit targets the property’s owner, Willie Mae Hawthorn. Feuer alleges that the house, which is marked by gang graffiti, is a “stronghold” for the Ten Line Gangster Crips, and is linked to a dozen shootings over the past 14