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  • First Wienerschnitzel, symbol of L.A. car culture, now a landmark

    First Wienerschnitzel, symbol of L.A. car culture, now a landmark
    Over the decades, the city of Los Angeles has named more than 1,000 noteworthy spots as architectural and historic landmarks: the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, the Theme Building at LAX, the entry gates of Chinatown. And now it has Der Wienerschnitzel....
  • Plastic bag ban: City Hall, don't blow this chance to brand L.A.

    Plastic bag ban: City Hall, don't blow this chance to brand L.A.
    Here’s something to celebrate for New Year’s Day 2013: The city of L.A.  is finally banning plastic bags. Goodbye, and high time too, to those wispy, blow-away plastic bags that wind up in all the wrong places, from treetops to sea turtles&...
  • West Hollywood Councilman John Duran may run for county supervisor

    West Hollywood Councilman John Duran may run for county supervisor
    West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran said Friday that he has filed paperwork to run for termed-out Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's seat and expects to make a formal announcement later this year. "I am calling supporters now to get...
  • West Hollywood councilman weighs a run for L.A. County supervisor

    West Hollywood councilman weighs a run for L.A. County supervisor
    West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran said Friday that he has filed paperwork to run for termed-out Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky’s seat and expects to make a formal announcement later this year. “I am calling...
  • L.A. moves to boost limits on gifts to lawmakers

    L.A. moves to boost limits on gifts to lawmakers
    Two months ago, the Los Angeles Ethics Commission called for new and stringent limits on gifts to the city's politicians, saying such niceties can undermine the public's confidence in government when they come from people doing business at City Hall....
  • City Council's vote to appeal ride-sharing regulations falls short

    City Council's vote to appeal ride-sharing regulations falls short
    A sharply divided Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday failed to muster the votes needed to file an appeal challenging California’s rules for ride-sharing services, capping months of debate about the city’s role in regulating the new taxi...
  • L.A. Council prepares to ban use of bullhooks on circus elephants

    L.A. Council prepares to ban use of bullhooks on circus elephants
    The Los Angeles City Council took action Wednesday to ban bullhooks used by elephant trainers in traveling circuses, becoming the first U.S. metropolis to outlaw a tool that critics say inflicts pain. Voting unanimously, the council asked the city...
  • What is a taxi and what is not?

    What is a taxi and what is not?
    Angelenos have more options for getting around town than ever before, thanks to the arrival of services such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, whose drivers can be summoned with a smartphone app. But to some members of the City Council, that's a bad thing...
  • L.A. City Council weighs appeal of PUC ruling on ride-sharing firms

    L.A. City Council weighs appeal of PUC ruling on ride-sharing firms
    The Los Angeles City Council is weighing a challenge to the app-driven ride-sharing companies that have given residents new transportation options while drawing protests from the taxicab industry. Councilman Paul Koretz is pushing for his colleagues...
  • South Los Angeles residents fuming over oil field

    South Los Angeles residents fuming over oil field
    The South Coast Air Quality Management District's top brass faced a frustrated crowd at a town hall meeting Wednesday, during which more than 100 South Los Angeles residents criticized the agency's inability to say whether fumes from an oil field are...
  • L.A. council could file action challenging ride-sharing companies

    L.A. council could file action challenging ride-sharing companies
    The Los Angeles City Council is weighing a challenge to the app-driven ride-sharing companies that have been offering an alternative to driving or hailing taxicabs. Councilman Paul Koretz is pushing for his colleagues to appeal a recent decision by...