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  • Top L.A. city budget official leaves post for County Fair Assn.

    Top L.A. city budget official leaves post for County Fair Assn.

    Los Angeles city leaders have spent seven years clawing their way back from the financial brink, confronting and erasing a series of budget shortfalls that threatened some of the most basic taxpayer services. Instrumental in those recovery efforts was City Administrative Officer Miguel Santana,...

  • You can get a cash rebate for fixing your L.A. sidewalk

    You can get a cash rebate for fixing your L.A. sidewalk

    The Los Angeles City Council gave final approval Wednesday to “Safe Sidewalks LA,” a long-range plan to fix the city’s buckling walkways. The program, initially backed by the council in March, seeks to shift responsibility from the city to property owners for the care of L.A.’s sidewalks. While...

  • An L.A. homeless man fights to keep his compound

    An L.A. homeless man fights to keep his compound

    Good morning. It’s Friday, Nov. 25, and here’s what’s going on around California: TOP STORIES One man’s castle There’s a standoff between authorities and a homeless man who has built an elaborate, high-designed home for himself under the 110 Freeway. The living space has gone viral on social media,...

  • Live in Santa Monica, West Hollywood, or Beverly Hills? Quake retrofits for apartments may be coming to you

    Live in Santa Monica, West Hollywood, or Beverly Hills? Quake retrofits for apartments may be coming to you

    The movement to retrofit buildings at risk of collapse in a large earthquake could take a major step forward in the coming months as three prominent Westside cities — Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and West Hollywood — consider sweeping laws mandating that thousands of structures be strengthened. ...

  • Trump supports L.A.'s Olympic bid, Mayor Garcetti's office says

    Trump supports L.A.'s Olympic bid, Mayor Garcetti's office says

    President-elect Donald Trump expressed his support for Los Angeles’ 2024 Olympic bid during a phone call with Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday. Garcetti spokeswoman Connie Llanos said Trump spoke on the phone with the mayor in their first exchange since the Nov. 8 election. Besides talking about...

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