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Insurance Commissioner Urges Work Comp Rate Cut

State Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones on Friday announced he has recommended a 10 percent cut in the workers’ comp premium rate that insurers charge employers, the first such recommended cut in four years.

Garcetti Signs Agreement to Fund Storm Water Treatment Project

Trying to address both the drought and the cleanup of Santa Monica Bay, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an agreement on Thursday finalizing an estimated $40 million storm water treatment project to clean polluted runoff from Los Angeles International Airport before it runs into the bay.

Ramsay Garners Endorsement from VICA

The political action committee of the Valley Industry & Commerce Association has endorsed Carolyn Ramsay in the May 19 race for City Council District 4 representative.

Asian Manufacturers Reach Milestones

Two Asian transportation companies that recently built manufacturing plants in the Antelope Valley reported major progress this week fulfilling orders from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Brown Orders Big Carbon Cuts

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday issued an executive order on calling for the state to cut back on carbon emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030, exceeding cuts proposed in other states and matching the carbon cuts set by the European Union.

Santa Monica Wellbeing Study Finds Unease

As part of what is becoming a worldwide trend, the City of Santa Monica released the results of a Wellbeing Index Monday to rate local levels of contentment.

Planning Commission OKs Sun Valley Sound Stage Complex

The Los Angeles Planning Commission unanimously recommended on Thursday that a proposed sound stage complex in Sun Valley receive a conditional use permit and required variances from zoning rules.

Mitch Englander Declares for Antonovich's Seat

Los Angeles City Councilman Mitch Englander announced on Wednesday that he is running for a seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

Carson Council Could OK NFL Stadium Tuesday

Carson’s City Council could decide Tuesday evening to approve the construction of an NFL stadium jointly proposed by the San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders.

Regulators Revise Proposed Water Cuts

After receiving more than 250 comments about the state-imposed water restrictions, the State Water Resources Control Board has released a revised list of proposed mandatory water cuts, giving some cities a break while hammering others where water usage is highest.

County’s Unemployment Drops to 7.6 Percent

Los Angeles County’s unemployment rate fell to 7.6 percent in March as the county added 28,400 jobs, according to state figures released Friday.

World’s Fair Crowdfunding Its Way to Los Angeles

A group of business owners, executives and county officials want to bring a world’s fair to Los Angeles, and they’re starting their campaign with a fundraising drive on crowdfunding site Indiegogo.

Orange Line Conversion is Too Pricey

Converting the Orange Line busway into light rail would cost at least $1.2 billion and should not be pursued until ridership grows, according to a study by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Briefs: City Attorney’s Office Closes 500 Medical Marijuana Shops, Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. to launch Comic-Con channel

Feuer Touts Medical Marijuana Store Closures Around 500 medical marijuana shops have been closed by the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office over the past 12 months, City Attorney Mike Feuer announced on Thursday.

20,000 Green Jobs Among Garcetti’s Environmental Goals

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Wednesday announced an ambitious plan to make the city more environmentally sustainable and to create 15,000 more “green” jobs by 2017.