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August 15, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Redlands police began distributing warning letters Thursday to local businesses, advising them that the sale and use of toxic, synthetic chemical drugs known as “Spice” and “bath salts” will be banned in the city. In the wake of growing numbers of people having medical problems and psychiatric issues associated with the manmade drugs, Redlands City Council last month outlawed the sale and use of the drugs. The law takes effect Friday. “These drugs are as dangerous as PCP and meth, yet stores have been selling them and our youth have been using them legally,” Lt. Travis Martinez said.
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February 7, 1996 | JULIE FATE SULLIVAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In response to increased arrests for prostitution at massage parlors and a surge of applications for massage-related business licenses, the City Council on Tuesday imposed tougher regulations and a moratorium on new parlors. The new ordinance will require all masseurs and masseuses applying for a business license to have five years of experience in the profession. It also will intensify background checks on prospective masseurs.
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March 5, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
Long Beach has approved strict rules on the use of electronic cigarettes in public spaces, tougher even than the regulations just adopted by the Los Angeles City Council. The restrictions, adopted on a 9-0 vote late Tuesday, mean that Los Angeles County's two largest cities will treat e-cigarettes in much the same way as regular cigarettes, banning their use in restaurants, bars, workplaces, city parks and beaches. In Long Beach, e-cigarettes will be classified as tobacco products, banning their sale to those younger than 18 and subjecting vendors to inspections and potential sting operations by the city's Health Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 8, 1993
Panhandlers in Anaheim are looking for handouts from passersby. A city councilman wants to require that they get business licenses. Cost: an estimated $100 apiece. What's wrong with this picture? If a panhandler had $100, why would he beg? Surely not because he likes to. That's one reason this is not a good idea. And there are others.
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February 26, 1996
A proposal to increase city fees has run into resistance from the City Council. Assistant City Manager Brigitte Charles had requested that fees be updated to reflect increased costs. But council members voted last week to defer action until March, saying they want to give the plan more study. "I'm extremely concerned about increasing fees for business licenses," Councilman Kenneth Blake said. "If at all possible, we should retain the current fees."
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March 3, 1994 | HUGO MARTIN
The owners of businesses that were damaged in the Northridge quake will have an extra 10 weeks to pay license fees under a proposal approved by the Los Angeles City Council. The relief plan, drafted by Councilmen Zev Yaroslavsky and Joel Wachs and passed Tuesday, extends the date at which taxes are considered delinquent to May 15. Normally, the fees for business licenses are due Feb. 1 and become delinquent March 1.
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January 22, 1993
Gee thanks, Gov. Wilson. Who cares if the sales tax is lowered a little? That should save the average family $8 per month. Wilson has obviously never been in business for himself. Let's take your neighborhood auto repair shop, for example; the owner has to pay a $300 annual establishment inspection fee, a waste-oil permit fee, quarterly waste-water disposal fee, anti-freeze disposal fee, air-conditioning Freon disposal fee, fire department inspection fee, business licenses, etc. I imagine it's even worse for a restaurant.
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March 10, 1998 | DEBRA CANO
Mayor Rich Freschi wants people who run businesses from their homes to ante up. Freschi said the city requires a $50 license for home-based businesses, but not everyone is paying. There are about 120 residential business licenses, Freschi said. But he estimates that the number of home-based enterprises is closer to 200. Home-based businesses pay a license fee the first year of operation. In subsequent years they pay based on gross receipts.
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August 15, 1989 | DAVID REYES, Times Staff Writer
When it comes to guard-dog training, Bob Taylor says, "I'm the best." But Taylor's bravado was shaken Monday after he pleaded no contest in Orange County Municipal Court, Westminster, to training protection dogs without a license. Taylor, a well-known trainer who operates Superior Dog Training in county territory near Stanton, said he is the victim of a legal technicality and a nosy neighbor.
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March 26, 1993 | STEPHANIE SIMON
Mobile car washers, under attack by the owners of drive-through carwashes, on Thursday accepted a 10-point program designed to regulate their work without driving them out of business. The Thousand Oaks City Council must still approve the regulations, which were drafted by a committee of mobile car washers, fixed-site carwash owners, city staff and leaders of the Conejo Valley Chamber of Commerce.
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