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Gov. Brown Comes Out Against Measure S

Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday formally announced his opposition to Measure S, the anti-development initiative on the March 7 Los Angeles city ballot.

Los Angeles to Donate Rent-Free Space to Manufacturing Institute

The city of Los Angeles is planning to donate rent-free space to the recently launched Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

LAEDC Raises More than $1 Million for New Initiative to Attract High-Paying Jobs

The Los Angeles Economic Development Corp. announced Wednesday it has raised more than $1 million from major employers, universities, and civic organizations to fund a new initiative to bring more high-paying jobs to the county.

Forecast: Unemployment to Hold Steady in L.A. County as Job Growth Slows

L.A. County’s unemployment rate is expected to hover around 5 percent this year and next year as the job growth rate slows, according to a forecast issued Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp.

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Will Air Plan Box In Cargo?

SHIPPING: Businesses fear proposal may curb truck trips

Cargo movers fear proposed air regulations could drive down the number of truck trips.

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Trump’s Talk Makes It Tough to Sound Out Future

ECONOMY: LAEDC’s team of forecasters put to test by stream of pronouncements.

Los Angeles Economic Development Corp. forecasters try to figure in Donald Trump’s future impact. 4

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City of L.A. to Get Say on Mayoral, Council Seats

POLITICS: Eric Garcetti to face 10 challengers; eight of 15 districts up for grabs.

Believe it or not, another election looms for Angelenos on March 7.

L.A. City Council Gives Final Approval to Decriminalize Street Vending

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday gave final approval to an ordinance decriminalizing street vending and laying out a compromise proposal for regulating vending within the city.

Appellate Court Upholds Insurance Commission’s Decision to Cut Mercury Rates

A state appellate court Friday upheld the California Department of Insurance’s decision to deny Mercury Casualty Co.’s 2009 request to raise homeowner insurance premiums.

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Plan to Shutter Santa Monica Airport has Businesses’ Fate Up in Air

Set for Take-Off?

Plan to close Santa Monica Airport has some businesses there looking to land a new home.

Report: Immigrants to Los Angeles Provide Major Economic Boost

Immigrants to Los Angeles generate more than one-third of the county’s gross domestic product and account for more than half of the self-employed workers in the county, according to a new study released Wednesday.

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City of Los Angeles Clears Way for Street Vendors

GOVERNMENT: Council votes to legalize in response to Trump deportation talk

Fear of deportation crackdown spurs city of L.A.’s vote to legalize street vending.

Contractor Will Ride Rail With $1.4 Billion Deal

TRANSIT: Joint venture of Tutor Perini will take Purple Line; Gold calendar laid out.

Metro digs Tutor Perini’s joint venture as the contractor for a $1.4 billion subway extension.

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Deadline Looms for Signage on Public Restrooms

REGULATION: Businesses could face lawsuits over lack of gender-neutral facilities

Law on gender-neutral signage for single-occupant restrooms kicks in March 1.

Conflict Builds Around Development Restrictions

REAL ESTATE: Opposition, support campaigns ramp up as vote on Measure S nears

With a month to go before Election Day, the rhetoric is heating up on both sides of the campaign over Measure S development restrictions.