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  • Newport drops plan to outsource lifeguards

    Newport drops plan to outsource lifeguards
    A plan to outsource lifeguard services on one of the busiest stretches of coastline in Newport Beach is being abandoned after employee unions and residents protested. City officials, however, said the plan was dropped because private lifeguard...
  • Settlement of lobbyist Kevin Sloat's case falls short, key lawyer says

    Settlement of lobbyist Kevin Sloat's case falls short, key lawyer says
    SACRAMENTO -- An attorney who aided an investigation that resulted in fines against lobbyist Kevin Sloat said the settlement of the matter approved Thursday by the state Fair Political Practices Commission falls short and fails to address some of the most...
  • Judge tosses Santa Monica's airport lawsuit

    Judge tosses Santa Monica's airport lawsuit
    A federal judge threw out Santa Monica's lawsuit to wrest control of its airport from the U.S. government this week, but community activists vowed on Friday to keep fighting to shut down the historic facility. "This case is far from over," said Martin...
  • L.A. council members to seek economic study before minimum wage hike

    L.A. council members to seek economic study before minimum wage hike
    Los Angeles City Council members opted Tuesday to seek an economic study before moving to enact one of the highest minimum wages in the country — $15.37 for workers at big hotels — a review that opponents hoped would slow or stop the proposal....
  • L.A. City Council to propose wage hike for hotel workers

    L.A. City Council to propose wage hike for hotel workers
    Los Angeles lawmakers plan to introduce an ordinance Tuesday that would require the operators of big hotels to pay workers $15.37 an hour, one of the highest minimum-wage rates targeting private employers anywhere in the U.S. The initiative by City...
  • California ballot measure on pot legalization delayed until 2016

    California ballot measure on pot legalization delayed until 2016
    SEATTLE — A coalition of investors and strategists, which played a key role in passing most of the legislation to reform drug laws nationwide since 1996, has decided not to put a pot initiative on the ballot in California this year but will wait...
  • Safety concerns may prevent Culver City ice rink from reopening

    Safety concerns may prevent Culver City ice rink from reopening
    The Culver City Ice Arena, which closed earlier this month after losing its lease, might reopen after the rock-climbing company that had planned to take over the space revealed last week that it would not. But City Manager John Nachbar said the city and...
  • Culver City ice rink gets new hope as rock-climbing firm cancels lease

    Culver City ice rink gets new hope as rock-climbing firm cancels lease
    The Culver City Ice Arena, which closed this month after losing its lease, might reopen after the rock-climbing company that had planned to take over the space said late Thursday that it was canceling its lease. But City Manager John Nachbar said the...
  • Downey space museum is struggling to survive

    Downey space museum is struggling to survive
    Bob Thompson fondly remembers when Downey was buzzing with pride and payrolls as a major hub for work on the Apollo space program and the construction site for six space shuttles. "Since the beginning of time, we had all these world leaders who looked...
  • Santa Monica targets quake safety

    Santa Monica targets quake safety
    Santa Monica will become the first city in California to inspect concrete, steel and wood-frame buildings and require seismic retrofitting for those deemed vulnerable during a major earthquake. The city will spend more than $100,000 over the next year...
  • Lawmakers warned, lobbyist faces fines over unreported fundraising

    Lawmakers warned, lobbyist faces fines over unreported fundraising
    SACRAMENTO — A prominent lobbying firm in Sacramento faces fines for failing to report fund-raising expenses that benefited about 40 state legislators and other officials, according to Capitol sources. The firm, Sloat Higgins Jensen and...