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In what could be a revival of an old fight, local Internet companies are pushing L.A. city officials to extend the low business tax rate the city carved out for them four years ago.
Gov. Jerry Brown reached an agreement on a bill on Wednesday that would more than triple funding for California's film and TV tax-credit program.
The state Legislature has approved a bill to increase penalties for stealing used kitchen grease from restaurants.
A bill requiring mandatory condom usage on adult film sets in California died Thursday in the Senate Appropriations Committee, but backers plan to re-introduce it next year.
Workers’ compensation insurance rates should go up 11 percent next year from current levels, an insurance industry body said Wednesday despite objections from business and labor interests.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized several taxidermy mounts of wild animals and other items including a bear skull and impala horns had been scheduled for illegal export from the Los Angeles area, the agency reported Tuesday.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Wednesday that AllenCo Energy has agreed to pay a $99,000 penalty for violating federal environmental laws at an oil field near USC.
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer on Tuesday issued suspensions against 14 retailers for allegedly selling tobacco products to minors and announced other steps to crack down on retailers.
Former Los Angeles City Council Richard Alarcon and his wife were convicted Wednesday of voter fraud and perjury in a case involving allegations they lied about their residence in order for him to qualify to run for office.
Malibu’s City Council voted Monday to restrict the amount of space chain stores can lease in Civic Center shopping centers, but much less than a citizens’ initiative would. The council also voted to place the citizens’ initiative on the November ballot.
Traffic at the Port of Los Angeles increased by nearly 14 percent on a year-over-year basis in June as shippers moved up their cargo due to the possibility of a work stoppage at the nation’s busiest seaport.
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has asked a court to appoint a receiver to oversee the actions of two organizations run by the Department of Water and Power and a local union.
Last year, L.A. officials awarded four contracts worth $545,000 to Managed Career Solutions for workforce development services. Backing the company was then-Councilman Eric Garcetti, a longtime supporter.
The Malibu City Clerk has presented the council with 1,400 verified signatures calling for limits on the amount of space chain stores can occupy in shopping centers.
Two Los Angeles city councilmen on Tuesday called for a crackdown on employers who do not pay their workers the proper amount of wages.