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Officials highly critical of trash-hauling companies

LOS ANGELES — Multiple Los Angeles City Council members trashed the city’s new commercial waste-hauling system last week, publicly grilling representatives of the companies that have been contracted to operate the six-month-old RecycLA program that has been rife with problems. “I could not possibly care less how hard it is for you to make this Read More…

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City begins Domestic Violence Awareness Month observance

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles has been awarded $900,000 by the U.S. Department of Justice to help victims of domestic and sexual violence, Mayor Eric Garcetti and other officials announced Oct. 5 while recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Garcetti was joined by his wife Amy Wakeland, as well as Councilwoman Nury Martinez and other leaders Read More…

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City releases draft ordinance for recreational pot use

LOS ANGELES — In preparation for legalized recreational marijuana in 2018, the Los Angeles City Council has released a draft ordinance on how to regulate and track the industry, which is expected to raise tens of millions in local tax revenue dollars. The draft ordinance implements the guidelines contained in Measure M, which was approved Read More…