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NEWS
June 22, 1989
Parking-meter rates will double in parts of the business district starting July 1, from 50 cents to $1 an hour, to catch up with nearby cities' rates and help solve a parking-operation cash-flow problem. New monthly parking fees will range from $40 to $120. This compares to a $45-to-$145-range in Westwood and West Los Angeles and $60 to $220 in Century City, officials said. Director of Finance Administration Donald J. Oblander has also suggested several other options for the City Council to consider, including modification of the two-hour free parking program and the formation of parking assessment districts.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 30, 1998 | MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Los Angeles crematory has been allowed to remain open despite the recent grisly discovery of at least 24 non-refrigerated, decomposing human bodies stacked in the hallways of the East Pico Boulevard business, officials said Thursday. "This is outrageous," said state Sen. Richard G. Polanco (D-Los Angeles). "The company was already on probation, and now we find out they are violating every fundamental rule of human decency. And the judge doesn't shut them down?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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.
NEWS
October 24, 1985 | STEPHEN BRAUN, Times Staff Writer
Despite protests of racial discrimination from the black owner and supporters of a Sunset Strip nightclub, the West Hollywood City Council has refused to issue a dance license to the club, preventing it from operating as a private discotheque. The council's action last week capped a month of controversy over the fate of Glitter, a nightclub in the 9000 block of Sunset Boulevard.
BUSINESS
November 19, 1997
For most business owners, licenses, permits, taxes and insurance are the four evils of doing business. They are boring, tedious and confusing to deal with, and most small businesses hate them, says Debra Esparza, director of the USC Business Expansion Network. "It puts you back inside the box, and most entrepreneurs want to work outside the box," she said.
NEWS
January 17, 2000 | MITCHELL LANDSBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles has become one of the easiest places in the country to drive a taxi--illegally. While tough licensing and franchising rules make it hard for newcomers to break into the business legally, lax enforcement has helped create a flourishing illicit business that operates openly, brazenly and, sometimes, dangerously. City officials say this is the year they will begin to destroy the bandit taxi business.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 1985 | TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writer
In an effort to halt what Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Ira Reiner branded as "open-air drug swap meets," the county Board of Supervisors on Thursday voted to establish curbs on criminal activities at liquor stores.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2010 | By John Hoeffel, Los Angeles Times
A group of Los Angeles medical marijuana collectives that will be required to shut down under the city's new ordinance has sued to prevent the law from being enforced, alleging that it "arbitrarily and capriciously" makes their operations illegal. In two lawsuits filed late Tuesday, 21 collectives challenged the City Council's decision to allow only those dispensaries that registered with the city in 2007 to stay open. The dispensaries that filed the suits have valid city business licenses but did not register by the deadline or opened afterward.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 1996 | DEBRA CANO
A new citywide sewer maintenance sewer fee and a hike in the business license fee will be the subject of a public hearing in September. City Council members set the hearing this week as they sought ways to raise money to offset a $4-million budget shortfall. But the levies might not have the support of the council itself.
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