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Council committee backs ban on flavored tobacco

LOS ANGELES — A City Council committee advanced a proposal Dec. 5 to ban the sale of flavored tobacco products, but it voted to make some exceptions. The City Council’s Health, Education, Arts, Parks and Neighborhoods Committee voted to advance the proposal to the full council unanimously. The City Council in Culver city approved a Read More…

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Venice group joins appeal of homeless ruling

Appeals court ruled cities can’t enforce bans on sidewalk camping LOS ANGELES — The city of Los Angeles and a Venice community group filed briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of an appeal of a ruling that prevents local governments from enforcing laws against camping on sidewalks or in other public places unless Read More…

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Local officials call for stricter gun laws after weekend mass shootings

LOS ANGELES — Responding to a week of mass shootings that killed nearly three dozen people, Los Angeles city leaders Aug. 5 reiterated their calls for stricter gun-control laws. “The nation is reeling from these events,” City Attorney Mike Feuer said at the start of a news conference in his office on a separate topic. Read More…