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May 23, 1990 | LYNN SIMROSS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Spring cleaning got you thinking about putting on a garage sale? Before you set up shop, better check with your insurance agent to ensure you have adequate liability insurance in case a visitor is injured while browsing through your sale items.
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April 17, 2001 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Los Angeles County officials prepare for the July 1 implementation of a new law that dramatically changes the way drug offenders are treated by the courts, two matters have become abundantly clear: They need more time and they need more money. "It's a monumental undertaking," said Los Angeles County Public Defender Michael P. Judge, who serves on local and statewide planning groups gearing up for the changes required under Proposition 36, which was passed by voters in November.
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January 13, 1988 | VICTOR MERINA, Times Staff Writer
Troubled by legal hurdles and enforcement problems, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday turned down a proposed ban on pit bull terriers that would have forced present owners to surrender their animals. The controversial proposal, put forward by Supervisor Kenneth Hahn, was rejected on a 3-1 vote after several dog owners and breeders protested to board members that the ordinance would punish innocent pit bulls and their owners.
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December 30, 2000
Local government in 2000 dealt with the usual: police, taxes, wages--and sex businesses. But much attention was given to animals as well. Los Angeles adopted the toughest law in the nation on license fees for dogs and cats. Redondo Beach took action on barking dogs and San Gabriel required owners to be ready to pick up what dogs leave behind. Equestrian-loving Rolling Hills, meanwhile, voted to make its gated community even more friendly to horses.
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December 10, 1999 | STEVE BERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Blaming a recently passed ordinance banning firearm sales on county property, officials of the Great Western Gun Show said Thursday that they are leaving Los Angeles and moving to Las Vegas. Los Angeles County has been home to the gigantic gun show, one of the nation's largest, for 31 years--22 of which were at the Fairplex in Pomona.
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July 26, 1995 | RON RUSSELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Renee Mandel has lived on a boat in Marina del Rey for four years and has never once moved it away from the dock. In fact, she couldn't if she tried. Her 25-foot houseboat, christened the "African Queen," doesn't have an engine. And hers isn't the only one. So many unseaworthy vessels are moored in the nation's largest small-craft recreational harbor that critics say it has come to resemble a Third World port of call.
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August 5, 1987 | From Associated Press
Restaurants in unincorporated areas of Los Angeles County were ordered Tuesday to establish no-smoking areas, but owners will be allowed to decide how much space to set aside. The law, which won final, unanimous approval from the Board of Supervisors, assigns the county Health Department primary responsibility for enforcement. Sheriff's deputies could also be called in if the situation merited, Chief Administrative Officer Richard B. Dixon said.
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August 22, 2000 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge cast strong doubt Monday on the constitutionality of an ordinance barring day laborers from soliciting work from passing motorists in unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County. U.S. District Judge George H. King told a lawyer for the county that the ordinance's language is vague and overly broad, and he expressed concern that the county law is having a chilling effect on workers' 1st Amendment rights.
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June 8, 1994 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal court judge will declare Thursday whether the U. S. Constitution protects a Los Angeles County firefighter's right to read Playboy in the firehouse, even if county managers fear that such magazines create an unpleasant atmosphere for outnumbered women firefighters. Following a one-day trial in his courtroom on the subject--including testimony that Playboy has female and blind readers who find the magazine worthwhile for its articles alone--U. S. District Judge Stephen V.
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January 15, 1994 | KENNETH REICH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 1990 ordinance prohibiting Los Angeles County employees from receiving any pay beyond their regular salaries for testifying as expert witnesses in cases involving the county was violated over a 2 1/2-year period, but there is apparently nothing that can be done to collect the $70,000 illegally paid, officials say. S.
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September 16, 2000 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL and TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
For Raul Ovidio Paez and fellow day laborers gathered Friday outside a building-supply store on West Slauson Avenue in Los Angeles, the issue seemed obvious: Why should police chase down job-seekers when there is serious crime to respond to? "We're just looking for jobs; we're not committing any crimes," Paez, a 30-year-old native of El Salvador, said as he and others waited for chamba (work) from passing motorists outside the HomeBase store in Ladera Heights.
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September 16, 2000 | PATRICK J. McDONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Raul Ovidio Paez and fellow day laborers gathered Friday outside a building supply store on West Slauson Avenue, the issue seemed obvious: Why should police chase down job-seekers when there is serious crime to respond to? "We're just looking for jobs; we're not committing any crimes," Paez, a 30-year-old native of El Salvador, said as he and others waited for chamba (work) from passing motorists outside the HomeBase store in Ladera Heights.
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September 15, 2000 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge has declared that a Los Angeles County ordinance that bars day laborers from soliciting work from passing drivers is unconstitutional. In a 30-page opinion made public Thursday, U.S. District Judge George H. King found the law too broad, unduly vague and in violation of the 1st and 14th amendments. About a dozen Southern California cities with similar ordinances could be affected by the ruling, according to attorneys in the case.
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August 24, 2000 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The annual grape harvest has been bittersweet for Malibu Hills Vineyard owner George Rosenthal. While there's pride in knowing his crop will be made into cabernet, merlot and chardonnay, there is frustration in knowing he has to ship his grapes to a production facility four hours north in San Luis Obispo County. Under a Prohibition-era rule, winemaking is illegal in unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County--which include wide swaths of the Santa Monica Mountains and Antelope Valley.
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August 22, 2000 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge cast strong doubt Monday on the constitutionality of an ordinance barring day laborers from soliciting work from passing motorists in unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County. U.S. District Judge George H. King told a lawyer for the county that the ordinance's language is vague and overly broad, and he expressed concern that the county law is having a chilling effect on workers' 1st Amendment rights.
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June 30, 2000 | GINA PICCALO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Hundreds of boat dwellers in Marina del Rey are hoping Katherine Campbell's eviction case, which opened Thursday in Culver City Superior Court, will turn the tide in their favor as they battle county officials over the right to live aboard their vessels. Tahiti Marina, which leases about 250 boat slips from the county, is suing Campbell for refusing to vacate the slip where she has lived on her boat for seven years. Marina officials served her with a 30-day eviction notice in January.
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November 27, 1991 | AMY PYLE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, expanding its power to require remedies for the loss of oak trees to development, Tuesday approved a measure under which builders can be forced to pay for trees they destroy instead of merely planting saplings that often die. County foresters will determine whether developers must replace lost oaks with two saplings apiece or pay for their destruction.
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August 26, 1987 | TED VOLLMER, Times Staff Writer
In the wake of last week's on-air drama in which TV reporter David Horowitz was forced to read a statement at "gunpoint," the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday passed urgency legislation making it a crime to brandish a toy gun in an "angry or threatening way" in Los Angeles County's unincorporated areas. The unanimous action followed nearly an hour of debate and demonstrations of how real some of the replica guns appear that are on the market.
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December 10, 1999 | STEVE BERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Blaming a recently passed ordinance banning firearm sales on county property, officials of the Great Western Gun Show said Thursday that they are leaving Los Angeles and moving to Las Vegas. Los Angeles County has been home to the gigantic gun show, one of the nation's largest, for 31 years--22 of which were at the Fairplex in Pomona.
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