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July 16, 2013 | By Kate Linthicum
Crowds were gathering in front of Los Angeles City Hall and in South Los Angeles for a fourth night of demonstrations protesting the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Police cordoned off Los Angeles City Hall with tape as a protest over the Trayvon Martin verdict grew Tuesday evening. The demonstrators marched to the LAPD headquarters, where about 20 police in riot helmets were standing with batons, but the mood was tranquil. After 7 p.m., on Spring Street, about 200 protesters marched in the road and chanted, "No justice, no peace.
April 16, 2014 | Laura J. Nelson
Transportation officials have shelved plans for a second entrance to a downtown subway station across from L.A. police headquarters and the Los Angeles Times because the newspaper's parent company says it may develop the site, according to Metro documents published Tuesday. The Tribune Co. property, a parking lot in downtown L.A.'s Historic Core, is the site of a future station along a $1.4-billion subway aimed at closing one of the most frustrating gaps in Los Angeles County's growing rail network.
July 1, 1993 | LEE HARRIS
A summary of significant Los Angeles City Hall decisions affecting the Westside in the past week. CITY COUNCIL * STREET FAIR: Approved the closure of Abbot Kinney Boulevard from Venice Boulevard to Brooks Avenue from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sept. 19 for the annual Venice Street Fair hosted by the Abbot Kinney District Assn.
March 24, 2014 | By James Rainey
With city budget managers intent on limiting new spending and reining in employee benefits, a coalition of union and political groups is fighting back with a report that suggests Los Angeles City Hall is spending too much on Wall Street and not enough on Main Street. The Fix L.A. Coalition, which is made up of union and liberal political groups, plans to release a report Tuesday that suggests the city could substantially reduce the $204 million in bank and money management fees that it paid last year to Wall Street firms.
November 28, 1991 | LEE HARRIS
CITY COUNCIL LOAN: Approved a $700,000 loan to A Community of Friends, a nonprofit organization, to buy and renovate a 24-unit apartment building for the mentally disabled at 235 S. Berendo St. The complex is for low-income tenants. WALK OF FAME: Approved placing the name of legendary rock 'n' roll disc jockey Alan Freed on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. A ceremony is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. Dec. 10 at 6381 Hollywood Blvd.
August 21, 1994 | M. KRIKORIAN
CITY COUNCIL * ANTI-CRIME BILL--Voted to support the anti-crime bill that has been pending before Congress. The bill's provisions include funding for 1,000 to 1,500 additional police officers for Los Angeles, a $25-million grant to the city for drug treatment programs and money for more prosecutors, prisons and shelters for battered women.
March 18, 2014 | Steve Lopez
Do I have special powers? people have asked. Not that I'm consciously aware of. Yes, it's true that in my Sunday column I noted we were certain to have more earthquakes and ought to do more to prepare for them, as San Francisco has. And the next day - boom! - a 4.4 centered in Encino reminded us we have no batteries in the flashlight and can't find it anyway. But no, I can't predict the time and location of earthquakes any more than I can tell you when your broken sidewalk will get fixed.
March 3, 2014 | By Catherine Saillant
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford, in a political pinch back home after admitting to crack cocaine use, paid an unexpected visit to Los Angeles City Hall on Monday, wandering the marble hallways in search of Mayor Eric Garcetti or anyone willing to sit down with him. "Every city I go to, I go to City Hall," he said brightly, surrounded by his handlers on the steps of City Hall. "I just pop in to say hi. " Surprised City Hall security personnel escorted Ford and his entourage to Garcetti's office but were soon turned away. Garcetti is in Mexico this week, hoping to drum up business on his first international trip since taking office.
March 1, 2014 | By Robert Greene
“This is a BFD,” exclaims Charlie Gandy on a Long Beach street corner, but it's not what you think. “BFD” is Gandy's playful shorthand for a bike-friendly business district, and Gandy is giving me his tour, one he has given dozens of times, of the bike-friendly Long Beach that he helped create  - starting at Bikestation Long Beach , a 24-hour bike storage, rental and repair station at the heart of downtown's transit corridor; and...
February 21, 2014 | By Chris Lee
Walking slowly, with the aid of a retractable cane, Philomena Lee, the 80-year-old Irishwoman who inspired the Oscar-nominated drama "Philomena," appeared under the towering marble rotunda of Los Angeles' City Hall this month to receive the latest of her growing list of honors: a certificate of recognition signed by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. A week earlier, the retired psychiatric nurse had been at the Vatican's St. Peter's Square, where she was blessed by the pope. She's met with Democratic senators on Capitol Hill, navigated the red carpet beside movie stars at multiple awards shows and stood onstage at the Golden Globes in front of a televised audience of more than 20 million people.
February 13, 2014 | By Tony Barboza
Obama administration officials met with a nationwide task force of state and local leaders in Los Angeles Thursday to hear what the federal government can do to help communities confront climate change. Gov. Jerry Brown and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti were among the governors, mayors and tribal leaders from across the country who joined federal officials for a closed-door meeting at Los Angeles City Hall. It was the second meeting since President Obama appointed the Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience last fall.
February 3, 2014 | By David Zahniser
A homeless man bypassed security systems at Los Angeles City Hall last week, going into a councilman's office where he wrote on a wall and chased away aides before being arrested, city officials said. The transient, described by police as being under the influence of narcotics, breached security shortly before 4 p.m., entering through doors on the building's Spring Street side that are typically locked to the public. The man walked through those doors as someone else was exiting the building, according to an advisory issued by the Los Angeles Police Department to city employees.
December 6, 2013 | By Thomas Curwen
In the summer of 1990, Nelson Mandela stood on the steps of Los Angeles City Hall, eager to greet a city that had joined the worldwide celebration accompanying his release from prison. Shouting his name and the Zulu word for power, amandla , the crowd embraced the man who had so quickly become a hero. In New York, he had been showered in ticker tape. In Atlanta, he placed a wreath on the tomb of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and in Washington, he spoke to Congress about the meaning of his long exile.
October 29, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
It's not exactly Big Data. Not yet, anyway. Los Angeles City Hall has so far given us two Big Burps of public information, one in the form of a website from the mayor's office that measures the performance of city departments, and one from the controller making it easier to find out how much city workers and contractors get paid. The numbers, by themselves, don't necessarily mean much. But that's OK. Local government has been generally behind the curve in sharing with the public the massive amounts of information it has on the money it collects and spends and on the services it provides; Los Angeles is about in the middle of the pack in catching up to the private sector in compiling and making use of operational and customer data.
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