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  • L.A. City Council members, activists call for ban on 'fracking'

    L.A. City Council members, activists call for ban on 'fracking'
    The environmental risks of "fracking," or fracturing underground rock formations to reach oil reserves, are too great and should be banned, two Los Angeles City Council members said Wednesday. Oil companies in recent years have used fracking in the...
  • Garcetti puts ex-rival Jan Perry, two others in high-level posts

    Garcetti puts ex-rival Jan Perry, two others in high-level posts
    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Tuesday announced that former City Councilwoman Jan Perry will temporarily oversee the agency being created to spur business activity, one of three high-level appointments rolled out by his administration. Perry, who...
  • Garcetti is only part of the big changeover at L.A. City Hall

    Garcetti is only part of the big changeover at L.A. City Hall
    Sunday's inaugural festivities at Los Angeles City Hall aren’t just about Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti, the veteran councilman who is replacing termed-out Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. The event marks the most dramatic transformation of the city's...
  • L.A. City Council OKs ban on plastic grocery and carryout bags

    L.A. City Council OKs ban on plastic grocery and carryout bags
    Los Angeles on Tuesday became the largest city in the nation to move toward a ban on plastic grocery bags, with the City Council barring them in supermarkets, convenience stores and any big retailer that sells groceries. Nearly three weeks after a...
  • Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti picks longtime advisor to run transition

    Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti picks longtime advisor to run transition
    Los Angeles Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti announced Friday that he has chosen one of his longtime advisors to serve as director of his transition team, helping him identify the hundreds of people who will work in his office and serve as political appointees....
  • Cindy MontaƱez in City Council District 6

    Cindy Montañez in City Council District 6
    Just once, it would be nice to encounter a well-prepared grass-roots candidate for the Los Angeles City Council. There is no good reason that a neighborhood activist or business owner can't do some homework and come to a council race with a well-crafted,...
  • Ban on sale of commercially-bred pets heads to L.A. council

     
    A Los Angeles City Council committee Tuesday approved a proposed ordinance that would require every dog, cat or rabbit sold for profit in the city to be obtained from a shelter or humane society....
  • Facing deficits, L.A. Council moves forward with proposed tax hikes

     
    The L.A. City Council moved forward with four proposed tax increases, instructing lawyers to draw up the language for ballot measures that would raise property, real estate, parking and sales taxes....
  • L.A.'s March election triggers avalanche of candidates

     
    Ninety-two people have filed papers to run for city offices in the March 5 Los Angeles election, with three-fourths of them angling for seats on the 15-member council, according to a list posted Saturday by the Los Angeles City Clerk....
  • L.A. to consider ban on elephants in traveling shows, exhibits

     
    Amid discussions of tax increases and medical marijuana, the Los Angeles City Council will soon add elephants to its agenda....
  • Labor federation backs seven for Los Angeles City Council

     
    The powerful L.A. County Federation of Labor threw its weight behind seven L.A. City Council candidates in the March 5 election -- but remained silent on the three biggest contests....