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NAJEE’S NOTES: Human trafficking summit shines light on ugly topic

Last week I had the pleasure to accept an invitation to attend the Human Trafficking Summit sponsored by Mayor Eric Garcetti’s office held at Los Angeles Trade Technical College. I decided to accept this invitation because the lead organizer was Kimberley Baker Guillemet, manager of the Office of Re-entry at City Hall. Guillemet and her Read More…

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L.A. City Council honors top immigrant restaurants

LOS ANGELES — Members of the Los Angeles City Council highlighted the entrepreneurs behind their favorite immigrant-run eateries June 10, offering a culinary map of the city that includes Oaxacan cuisine, Persian-style Mediterranean food and North African-influenced tacos. The variety of cuisines offered by the businesses were recognized at an event declaring June as Immigrant Read More…

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City Council ends tax certificates for pot dispensaries

LOS ANGELES — The city will stop issuing new business tax certificates to medical marijuana dispensaries under an ordinance approved Jan. 19 by the City Council. Despite the 2013 voter approval of Proposition D, which banned most medical marijuana businesses in Los Angeles, city finance officials have continued to issue tax certificates and collect taxes Read More…