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Gov. Brown signs bill giving cities control over massage businesses
Gov. Brown signs bill giving cities control over massage businesses

Cities will have more authority to crack down on illicit massage parlors under a new law signed by Gov. Jerry Brown Thursday. Local government officials have complained that under current law, it is too difficult to regulate massage businesses or shut down parlors with suspected links to prostitution or human trafficking. Assemblyman Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), one of three authors of the measure, said such bad actors "hijacked the massage industry and overwhelmed smaller cities who felt their hands were tied when dealing with the proliferation of these businesses."  The newly signed measure will give local governments more authority over zoning and regulation of these...

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