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City Council approves plans for Lucas museum

LOS ANGELES — The City Council unanimously approved plans June 27 for the Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts in Exposition Park, with “Star Wars” filmmaker George Lucas making a personal appearance at City Hall to regale the council with his vision for the much-anticipated arts showcase. “The popular arts, the popular narrative arts which tell…

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MTA board votes against 710 tunnel extension

LOS ANGELES — In a move that could effectively kill the Long Beach (710) Freeway tunnel extension between Alhambra and Pasadena, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors voted May 25 to redirect its $700 million for the project to alternative street improvements. The unanimous 12-0 vote ran contrary to an MTA staff report endorsing…

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Garcetti calls city budget ‘responsible spending plan’

LOS ANGELES — Mayor Eric Garcetti signed the city’s $9.2 billion budget for the 2017-18 fiscal year May 25 while praising it as a responsible spending plan that also reflects the values of the community. The budget, bolstered by a series of voter-approved measures, features major increases for homelessness initiatives, traffic safety improvements and street…

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