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September 12, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
A city where pets are formally recognized as "companions" and their owners as "guardians," West Hollywood has long been known for its animal-friendly laws. In its latest effort, the City Council on Monday will consider an ordinance that would ban commercial displays and performances involving wild and exotic animals. The proposed ordinance, initiated by council members Jeffrey Prang and John Duran, is "intended to protect wild and exotic animals from cruel and inhumane treatment," according to city documents.
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March 27, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant and Abby Sewell
Candidates hoping to succeed Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky addressed a range of chronic challenges facing the county board Thursday evening and offered different prescriptions for reforming the governing panel. Meeting in their third debate, the candidates agreed that the county needs to build more supportive housing for the homeless to reduce the number of people living on the street. They also voiced support for initiatives to break up bureaucratic "silos" separating agencies and making it harder to deliver healthcare to the needy and help for families in the troubled foster care system.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
West Hollywood -- a city where pets are formally recognized as “companions” and their owners as “guardians” -- has long been known for its animal-friendly laws. In its latest effort, the City Council on Monday will consider an ordinance that would ban the commercial display and performance of wild and exotic animals. The proposed ordinance, initiated by council members Jeffrey Prang and John Duran, is “intended to protect wild and exotic animals from cruel and inhumane treatment associated with commercial display or performance,” according to city documents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver has rejected voluntary campaign spending limits and indicated he'll use at least $300,000 of his own money to seek the seat being vacated by board member Zev Yaroslavsky. Shriver, a businessman and member of the Kennedy family, declared his intentions in paperwork filed with the county elections office. Under the county's campaign finance law, candidates can accept up to $1,500 per contributor if they agree not to spend more than $1.4 million for the primary race.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan
The lunch-hour threat on Twitter was blunt: “If the rubbish can doesn't get picked up by Wednesday as promised, I'm dumping my trash in front of the mayor's house.” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who keeps watch on Twitter traffic that mentions his name, was on jury duty Monday when he saw the message from Lorie B. du Preez, aka @LoricidexDoom on Twitter. He typed a personal reply. “Hey there - send us the address and we will see what happened,” Garcetti told du Preez, whose Twitter profile reads: “The Martha Stewart of Madness.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant and Abby Sewell
Candidates hoping to succeed Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky addressed a range of chronic challenges facing the county board Thursday evening and offered different prescriptions for reforming the governing panel. Meeting in their third debate, the candidates agreed that the county needs to build more supportive housing for the homeless to reduce the number of people living on the street. They also voiced support for initiatives to break up bureaucratic "silos" separating agencies and making it harder to deliver healthcare to the needy and help for families in the troubled foster care system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Bobby Shriver has rejected voluntary campaign spending limits and indicated he'll use at least $300,000 of his own money to seek the seat being vacated by board member Zev Yaroslavsky. Shriver, a businessman and member of the Kennedy family, declared his intentions in paperwork filed with the county elections office. Under the county's campaign finance law, candidates can accept up to $1,500 per contributor if they agree not to spend more than $1.4 million for the primary race.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran said Friday that he has filed paperwork to run for termed-out Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's seat and expects to make a formal announcement later this year. "I am calling supporters now to get people's ideas on whether they think I can win, and I'm getting a lot of favorable responses…. I am inclined to run," Duran said in an interview. "I'm smiling and dialing. " The decision by Duran, an openly gay Mexican American attorney who has served on the council for 12 years, comes as Latino leaders have been seeking to increase Latino representation on the board.
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June 26, 1989 | Gregory Crouch, Times Staff Writer
As of April 30, 1,049 people in Orange County were known to have contracted AIDS. Of that number, 614 had died. For some, the despair associated with terminal illness is aggravated by the loss of their jobs, or the fear that they might lose them. Federal and state laws prohibit such discrimination against those with acquired immune deficiency syndrome--and also against those infected with the HIV virus that causes AIDS--but the process of seeking redress can take so long that the patient can die before the case is heard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles County prosecutors have closed an investigation into the spending habits of West Hollywood Councilman John Duran, whose charges on a city-issued credit card were the focus of a nearly two-year probe. Deputy Dist. Atty. Max Huntsman said criminal charges will not be filed against Duran, who charged dozens of meals to his city expense account, spending more than $7,000 at local restaurants over three years. There was "no evidence available to contradict the claim of city officials that they were conducting public business during these meals," Huntsman wrote in a letter Thursday to a person who filed a complaint against members of the City Council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran said Friday that he has filed paperwork to run for termed-out Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky's seat and expects to make a formal announcement later this year. "I am calling supporters now to get people's ideas on whether they think I can win, and I'm getting a lot of favorable responses…. I am inclined to run," Duran said in an interview. "I'm smiling and dialing. " The decision by Duran, an openly gay Mexican American attorney who has served on the council for 12 years, comes as Latino leaders have been seeking to increase Latino representation on the board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
West Hollywood -- a city where pets are formally recognized as “companions” and their owners as “guardians” -- has long been known for its animal-friendly laws. In its latest effort, the City Council on Monday will consider an ordinance that would ban the commercial display and performance of wild and exotic animals. The proposed ordinance, initiated by council members Jeffrey Prang and John Duran, is “intended to protect wild and exotic animals from cruel and inhumane treatment associated with commercial display or performance,” according to city documents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 12, 2013 | By Hailey Branson-Potts
A city where pets are formally recognized as "companions" and their owners as "guardians," West Hollywood has long been known for its animal-friendly laws. In its latest effort, the City Council on Monday will consider an ordinance that would ban commercial displays and performances involving wild and exotic animals. The proposed ordinance, initiated by council members Jeffrey Prang and John Duran, is "intended to protect wild and exotic animals from cruel and inhumane treatment," according to city documents.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 9, 2013 | By Michael Finnegan
The lunch-hour threat on Twitter was blunt: “If the rubbish can doesn't get picked up by Wednesday as promised, I'm dumping my trash in front of the mayor's house.” Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, who keeps watch on Twitter traffic that mentions his name, was on jury duty Monday when he saw the message from Lorie B. du Preez, aka @LoricidexDoom on Twitter. He typed a personal reply. “Hey there - send us the address and we will see what happened,” Garcetti told du Preez, whose Twitter profile reads: “The Martha Stewart of Madness.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2013 | By Richard Winton and Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles County prosecutors have closed an investigation into the spending habits of West Hollywood Councilman John Duran, whose charges on a city-issued credit card were the focus of a nearly two-year probe. Deputy Dist. Atty. Max Huntsman said criminal charges will not be filed against Duran, who charged dozens of meals to his city expense account, spending more than $7,000 at local restaurants over three years. There was "no evidence available to contradict the claim of city officials that they were conducting public business during these meals," Huntsman wrote in a letter Thursday to a person who filed a complaint against members of the City Council.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 26, 2012 | By Hailey Branson-Potts, Los Angeles Times
The West Hollywood City Council voted in closed session to provide the defense for Councilman John Duran — whose charges on a city-issued credit card have been the focus of an investigation by Los Angeles County prosecutors — should charges be filed against him. Duran charged dozens of meals to his city credit card over three years, spending more than $7,000 at local restaurants. County prosecutors are trying to determine whether the meals violated state law or whether they were necessary expenses.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 2012 | By Hailey Branson-Potts and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
By all accounts, West Hollywood showered its employees with generosity. The city spent $2,070 at the Beverly Center for six Montblanc pens, given to workers who had reached employment milestones. An additional $1,500 went to Gelson's Market gift cards for city employees. One credit card in the city manager's office, used by various employees, accumulated $121,000 over three years. Then there were the meals. Receipts show that one city councilman, John Duran, charged dozens of meals, often multiple times a week.
NEWS
May 28, 1992 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John J. Duran says he wants to be part of the Berman-Waxman political organization. It could happen, but the West Hollywood attorney may not have chosen the best way to go about it. Duran, 32, who led the gay and lesbian community's ultimately futile effort to ban job discrimination on grounds of sexual preference, is challenging five-term Assemblyman Burt Margolin in the Democratic primary Tuesday in the Westside-San Fernando Valley 42nd Assembly District.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 2012 | By Hailey Branson-Potts and Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
By all accounts, West Hollywood showered its employees with generosity. The city spent $2,070 at the Beverly Center for six Montblanc pens, given to workers who had reached employment milestones. An additional $1,500 went to Gelson's Market gift cards for city employees. One credit card in the city manager's office, used by various employees, accumulated $121,000 over three years. Then there were the meals. Receipts show that one city councilman, John Duran, charged dozens of meals, often multiple times a week.
NEWS
May 28, 1992 | MATHIS CHAZANOV, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John J. Duran says he wants to be part of the Berman-Waxman political organization. It could happen, but the West Hollywood attorney may not have chosen the best way to go about it. Duran, 32, who led the gay and lesbian community's ultimately futile effort to ban job discrimination on grounds of sexual preference, is challenging five-term Assemblyman Burt Margolin in the Democratic primary Tuesday in the Westside-San Fernando Valley 42nd Assembly District.
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