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Sports, Los Angeles, Soccer, Santa Monica

New Major League Soccer Team Coming To Los Angeles In 2017

Posted Oct. 31, 2014, 9:00 am

An ownership group that includes Magic Johnson, former baseball star Nomar Garciaparra and his wife -- women's soccer great Mia Hamm -- will bring a new Major League Soccer team to Los Angeles beginning in 2017, league officials announced Thursday.

News, Los Angeles, Health

Gay Rights Organizations Push For FDA Policy Change

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:28 am

A Southland-based group launched a statewide campaign on Tuesday urging federal officials to end a lifetime ban on blood donations from men who had sex with other men.

News, Los Angeles, Parks, Election

Sierra Club Opposes County Wide Parks Tax Ballot Measure P

Posted Oct. 29, 2014, 9:25 am

The Sierra Club announced its opposition Tuesday to Los Angeles County ballot Measure P, which would levy a $23 annual parcel tax to fund the development of open space, trails and neighborhood parks over the next 30 years.

News, Los Angeles, Business, Minimum Wage

Economic Development Committee To Discuss L.A. Minimum Wage Increase

Posted Oct. 28, 2014, 8:54 am

A Los Angeles City Council committee today will take up a proposal to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $13.25 an hour by 2017, as well as the possibility of increasing it to $15.25 an hour by 2019.

News, Los Angeles, Business

L.A. Minimum Wage Increase To $13.25 By 2017 Needs More Scrutiny, Says Council

Posted Oct. 22, 2014, 9:16 am

Five Los Angeles City Council members agreed on Tuesday that Mayor Eric Garcetti's plan to raise the city's minimum wage to $13.25 by 2017 needs more scrutiny.

News, Los Angeles, Government

Eric Garcetti To Speak At "Champions Of Change" In Washington, D.C. Today

Posted Oct. 22, 2014, 9:09 am

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is scheduled to speak at a "Champions of Change'' ceremony in Washington, D.C., today honoring people who have helped immigrants navigate the naturalization process.

News, Los Angeles, Health

L.A. City Council To Hear Presentation On Ebola Today

Posted Oct. 21, 2014, 8:57 am

City and county officials are scheduled today to make a presentation before the Los Angeles City Council on best practices for informing and safeguarding city residents concerning Ebola.

News, Los Angeles, Police Department

Grandmother Killed By Hit-And-Run Vehicle In South Los Angeles

Posted Oct. 12, 2014, 9:04 am

An investigation was underway today into the death of a woman who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run vehicle in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

News, Los Angeles, Police Department

VW Driver Arrested After 14-Minute Freeway Chase From Valencia To Van Nuys

Posted Oct. 12, 2014, 9:01 am

A 14-minute freeway chase from Valencia to Van Nuys ended today when a CHP officer used his squad car to spin the fleeing vehicle.

Sports, Los Angeles, Hockey, La Kings

Los Angeles Kings To Play San Jose Sharks At Season Opener Tonight

Posted Oct. 8, 2014, 9:08 am

The Los Angeles Kings will raise a banner emblematic of their second Stanley Cup in three seasons at tonight's season opener against the San Jose Sharks at Staples Center.

News, Los Angeles, Business, Santa Monica

L.A. Citywide Minimum Wage May Increase To $13.25 An Hour By 2017

Posted Oct. 8, 2014, 9:02 am

Four members of the Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday proposed raising the citywide minimum wage to $13.25 an hour by 2017, and exploring the possibility of raising the wage to $15.25 an hour by 2019.

News, Los Angeles, Business

L.A. Council Members To Unveil New Minimum Wage Hike Proposal

Posted Oct. 7, 2014, 9:07 am

Four Los Angeles City Council members plan to unveil a proposal today to raise the citywide minimum wage above the current $9 an hour, less than a week after the council agreed to boost the minimum wage for workers at large non-union Los Angeles hotels to $15.37 an hour.

News, Real Estate, Los Angeles, Santa Monica

Home Sales Rise Modestly, Prices To Flatten Out In 2015 In Los Angeles

Posted Oct. 7, 2014, 9:03 am

With more homes for sale on the market, California's housing market will see fewer investors and a return to traditional home buyers as home sales rise modestly and prices flatten out next year, the California Association of Realtors said today in its 2015 California Housing Market Forecast.

News, Los Angeles, Business, Hotels

L.A. City Council Tentatively Boosts Minimum Wage To $15.37 At Big Hotels

Posted Sep. 25, 2014, 8:30 am

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday tentatively approved a $15.37-per-hour minimum wage for workers at large hotels in Los Angeles.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Hotels

L.A. City Council To Decide On Big Hotels Minimum Wage Increase Today

Posted Sep. 24, 2014, 8:59 am

The Los Angeles City Council is set to vote today on a plan to raise the minimum wage to $15.37 per hour for workers at big hotels in Los Angeles.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Weather

Flash Flooding Threatens Parts Of The Southland

Posted Sep. 17, 2014, 9:01 am

Flash flooding threatened parts of the Southland today as a combination of high heat and subtropical moisture created atmospheric instability, raising a chance of showers and thunderstorms, forecasters said.

News, Los Angeles, Education, Technology

Google Donates Nearly $1M Amongst 769 Los Angeles Unified District Schools

Posted Sep. 16, 2014, 9:33 am

Tech giant Google surprised hundreds of Los Angeles teachers on Monday by fulfilling their requests for books, microscopes, musical instruments and other classroom materials through the crowd-funding website

News, Los Angeles, Business, Santa Monica

Garcetti To Announce $13.25 Minimum Wage Plan At Labor Day Rally

Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 9:07 am

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is expected to announce his proposal to raise the Los Angeles minimum wage to $13.25 an hour during a Labor Day rally in South Los Angeles.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Film, Sacramento

Garcetti In Sacramento To Seek Support For Expanding Film Tax Credit Program

Posted Aug. 13, 2014, 9:40 am

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is scheduled to be in Sacramento today to seek support for the expansion of a film tax credit program and funding for city projects.

News, Los Angeles, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica

Big Blue Bus To Detour Rapid 10 Sunday For Ecuadorian Independence Celebration

Posted Aug. 9, 2014, 9:10 am

Big Blue Bus will detour its Rapid 10 route this Sunday, Aug. 10 from the first to last trip of the day due to the Ecuadorian Independence Celebration event in downtown Los Angeles.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Housing

Santa Monica Influences Proposed “Party House” Regulation In L.A.

Posted Aug. 8, 2014, 9:15 am

Los Angeles generally considers itself an influential civic leader in crafting policies that set the standard for similar laws to be emulated elsewhere. Sometimes, the influential policy making actually occurs a few miles to the west in Santa Monica. This week, the Los Angeles Public Safety Committee is weighing in on a motion to regulate “party houses” in the same vein as how Santa Monica regulated the “House of Rock.”

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica

Schedule For Obama's Third Los Angeles Trip In Three Months

Posted Jul. 23, 2014, 9:31 am

President Barack Obama is scheduled to arrive aboard Air Force One at Los Angeles International Airport this afternoon for a planned 24 1/2-hour visit to conduct two political fundraisers and speak at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica

Hidden Cash Craze Returns; Treasure Quest Cut Short After Traffic Woes

Posted Jul. 12, 2014, 8:44 am

The real estate investor who gained worldwide attention in May for stashing cash in public areas for lucky treasure hunters to find is back in the Los Angeles area this weekend.

News, Los Angeles, Business, Santa Monica

Los Angeles Plastic Bag Ban To Expand To Smaller Grocery Stores On Tuesday

Posted Jun. 30, 2014, 9:20 am

Following in the footsteps of Santa Monica, Los Angeles' ban on plastic grocery bags will expand to smaller grocery stores starting Tuesday.

News, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Television, Obama

President Obama To Visit Los Angeles Again

Posted Jun. 28, 2014, 9:45 am

President Barack Obama is scheduled to visit the Los Angeles area July 23 to speak at a Democratic National Committee fundraising reception and dinner at the home of television producer Shonda Rhimes.

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