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Mayor unveils goals for Green New Deal

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti unveiled a Green New Deal for Los Angeles April 29, setting aggressive new environmental goals in a range of areas, including electric autos, air quality, trees and public transit. Garcetti’s plan comes as a national Green New Deal resolution being promoted by some Democrats in Congress sets a goal Read More…

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Senator praises Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant

PLAYA DEL REY — New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker praised the role the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant is playing in Los Angeles’ efforts to recycle 100 percent of its wastewater by 2035. “Not only are they dealing with the energy crisis, not only are they dealing with cleaning the water, not only are they lowering Read More…

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Mitchell bill preventing hair discrimination passes Senate

LOS ANGELES — A Southland lawmaker’s bill seeking to prevent workplace hair-grooming rules that discriminate against styles favored by black women and men passed the Senate floor April 22 on a unanimous vote. Introduced by Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, SB 188 aims to “create a respectful and open workplace for natural hair” by Read More…