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David Zahniser

David Zahniser covers Los Angeles City Hall for the City-County bureau. He joined the Los Angeles Times in 2007 and previously wrote on local government for the Claremont Courier, Pasadena Star-News, the Daily Breeze, the L.A. Weekly and the San Diego Union-Tribune. He is a graduate of Pomona College and lives in Los Angeles.
L.A. signs off on two downtown hotel towers — and some taxpayer help

The Los Angeles City Council approved a plan Friday for attracting a 1,153-room hotel complex to a site across from the Convention Center, giving the developer a lucrative taxpayer subsidy and a deal to install an array of digital signs.

Beverly Hills developer faces federal bribery charge in L.A. County lease deal

Arman Gabaee, 57, was arrested Wednesday on a felony charge of paying bribes to a Los Angeles County employee in exchange for a government lease worth $45 million, federal law enforcement officials said.

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