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L.A. approves new rules on homeless encampments

LOS ANGELES — A set of rules allowing the city to more quickly dismantle homeless encampments won final approval June 23 from the Los Angeles City Council over the objections of a vocal group of protesters. About a dozen protesters disrupted the council meeting, calling the rules “criminal” and jangling keys as they shouted “House Read More…

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L.A. City Council approves minimum wage increase

LOS ANGELES — The City Council Tuesday approved a $15 minimum wage for hundreds of thousands of workers in the city who currently earn $9 per hour. The wage will increase incrementally beginning in July 2016, eventually reaching $15 an hour by 2020 for employers with 26 or more workers, with a one-year delay for Read More…