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Legislation proposes tax credits for seismic improvements

VAN NUYS — Mayor Eric Garcetti joined Assemblyman Adrin Nazarian, D-Van Nuys, March 25 in urging passage of state legislation that would offer a 30 percent tax credit on seismic improvements over five years. Nazarian called the bill “common-sense legislation” aimed at “helping property owners afford life-saving structural changes to their buildings.” “On average, a Read More…

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Governor issues mandatory water restrictions

The Golden State could soon refer to the hue of California’s lawns. Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday imposed mandatory water restrictions for the first time on residents, businesses and farms, ordering cities and towns in the drought-ravaged state to reduce usage by 25 percent. “We’re in a new era,” Brown said. “The idea of your Read More…