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August 24, 1995 | DUKE HELFAND, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Some look like rusted house trailers stacked along the water. Others are just homemade, flimsy rooms hammered onto the backs of rickety boats. For years, well-heeled residents in Marina del Rey have complained about such unseaworthy houseboats, saying the growing numbers of "junkers" have turned the posh marina into a virtual haven of cheap housing. That is about to change.
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February 27, 1998 | JULIA SCHEERES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Culver City municipal judge ruled Thursday that a county ordinance designed to rid Marina del Rey of unsightly houseboats is discriminatory. "Thank you! Thank you!" shouted Katherine Campbell, who won the right to continue making a derelict cabin cruiser her home in the marina. The case represented a defeat for what some have termed "a poor-people-removal" plan.
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October 16, 1999 | DOUGLAS P. SHUIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A federal judge granted an injunction to promoters of the nation's largest gun show Friday, temporarily suspending Los Angeles County's landmark ordinance banning gun sales on fairgrounds and other county property. U.S. District Court Judge Richard A. Paez ruled that attorneys for Great Western Shows Inc. had made enough of a legal case to justify suspending enforcement of the new law until constitutional and other issues could be resolved in a trial.
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March 24, 1999 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County created a formal registry for domestic partners Tuesday, providing a centralized list for businesses that extend benefits to non-married couples but have concerns about who may qualify. The registry, modeled on similar lists in other cities, does not confer any benefits on domestic partners, but its advocates hope that it will ease the way for more corporations to liberalize their benefits policies.
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July 10, 1996 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Following the lead of local municipalities, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to study how best to reduce noise created by gasoline-powered leaf blowers and lawn mowers. Unanimously--and without comment--the board asked the county counsel's office to report back in four weeks on what measures can be taken to decrease the irritating sound of loud yard tools, short of an outright prohibition.
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August 25, 1999 | JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Over the vocal objections of some gun owners, a divided Board of Supervisors on Tuesday banned the sale of guns and ammunition on all Los Angeles County property, a move aimed at driving the nation's largest gun show from the county fairgrounds. The 3-2 vote came two weeks to the day after a white supremacist allegedly fired a semiautomatic weapon into the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills, wounding three children, a teenage camp counselor and a receptionist.
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June 23, 1999 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Board of Supervisors agreed Tuesday to exempt small businesses from a new law that requires those with whom the county contracts to pay workers at least $8.32 an hour. "I'm trying to level the field for the small businessperson," said Supervisor Don Knabe as he introduced the proposal, which amended a living wage ordinance passed only last week.
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March 10, 1999 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles County, the region's largest employer, Tuesday warned its hundreds of contractors that they may be required to pay their workers some form of living wage. Though the Board of Supervisors has yet to draft such a law, its admonition makes an ordinance virtually inevitable and adds the county's weight to a national movement to guarantee pay above the legal minimum wage. "I don't know how our children are going to forgive us . . .
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September 23, 1999 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and JEFFREY L. RABIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Attorneys for what is billed as the nation's largest gun show filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday to stop a ban on the sale of firearms on county property, arguing that it infringes on their free speech. The Board of Supervisors passed the ban last month after a gunman killed a postal worker and fired into a day-care center in the San Fernando Valley.
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October 1, 1998 | STEVE BERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Breaking ranks with other top judicial officials, Dist. Atty. Gil Garcetti said Wednesday that Los Angeles County court managers should do whatever is necessary to fully implement a new law that will greatly reduce the jury service burden on the tens of thousands of residents summoned to courthouses each year. Vowing to oppose any effort by court administrators to seek an exemption from adopting the law, Garcetti said: "My message to them is, 'Just do it.'
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