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August 25, 1985 | MARITA HERNANDEZ, Times Staff Writer
In its first week of operation, Los Angeles' ordinance banning discrimination against AIDS victims has drawn national attention as well as local public furor, but little response from those it is meant to protect. Of more than 100 calls a day to the city's AIDS hot line, only a few have come from AIDS victims seeking help under the ordinance.
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January 11, 2011 | By John Hoeffel, Los Angeles Times
The Los Angeles medical marijuana dispensaries that won an injunction blocking enforcement of key parts of the city's pot ordinance must post a nearly $350,000 bond within 10 days for the court order to take effect, a judge ruled Monday. David Welch, an attorney who represents many dispensaries, said he was confident the bond would be posted. "It's a sizable bond, but it's not insurmountable," he said. "It's our intent to go forward. " Almost 50 dispensaries and operators asked for the injunction, which Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Anthony J. Mohr issued last month.
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NEWS
September 11, 1986
Two Arleta foster parents filed a $70,000 suit against Los Angeles County, claiming that officials stopped sending children to their home when they learned the couple's son had been exposed to the AIDS virus. Paul and Elke Hart said they have raised more than 100 foster children since 1972 at a salary of $2,000 a month, which they claim was their main source of income.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 18, 2009 | By Patrick J. McDonnell
A major firm providing laundry services to business and governments nationwide has agreed to pay $6.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by hundreds of Southern California laundry workers who alleged the company violated Los Angeles' "living wage" laws. Cintas Corp., which operates industrial laundries and other facilities in the United States and Canada, denied any wrongdoing but agreed to settle the 5 -year-old case "in order to avoid the additional expense and distraction of ongoing litigation," the Cincinnati-based company said in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 9, 1989 | GEORGE STEIN, Times Staff Writer
The city of Carson became the third municipality in Los Angeles County to outlaw semi-automatic "assault weapons," including the AK-47 assault rifle that was used to kill five schoolchildren and injure more than two dozen others in Stockton last month. The weapons--which allow a gunman to shoot dozens of bullets rapidly without reloading--have become increasingly popular among gangs in the southern part of Los Angeles County, according to police, and have been banned in Los Angeles and Compton.
NEWS
June 7, 1992 | JOSEPH HANANIA
Graffiti in some venues may be drawing increased attention as an art form, but illegal tagging remains an expensive problem that shows little sign of abating. Caltrans is spending $1 million a year just in Los Angeles and Ventura counties to clean up graffiti along state highways and freeways.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2000 | CARLA RIVERA and ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Outside the door of his toy store on the edge of downtown Los Angeles' skid row, Charles Woo says he has watched as aggressive panhandlers startled potential customers, frightened his employees and made a general nuisance of themselves. Anything the city can do to keep in-your-face beggars out of his face would be good news, he said.
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December 6, 1991 | SCOTT HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When furor raged over Gov. Pete Wilson's veto of a major gay rights bill this fall, Los Angeles City Councilman Joel Wachs and City Atty. James K. Hahn declared that the city would tighten enforcement of its own stringent ordinance protecting gays from job bias. What wasn't widely known was that the 12-year-old Los Angeles law had been called into question when Superior Court Judge Diane Wayne in August declared the law invalid.
SPORTS
September 15, 2005 | Marc Lifsher and Greg Johnson, Times Staff Writers
City and state officials agreed to work together Wednesday to eliminate a roadblock that could stall the latest effort to return an NFL franchise to the Coliseum. At issue is a City of Los Angeles ordinance that must pass muster with a state development agency before low-cost public financing can be used to help pay for needed infrastructure improvements should the NFL decide to build a $500 million, state-of-the-art football stadium inside the existing walls of the Coliseum.
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July 3, 1997 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A police sergeant who fondled teenage girls and women after stopping them for curfew violations resigned Wednesday from the Los Angeles Police Department after pleading no contest to four counts of assault. David Louis Navarro, 42, was placed on three years' probation by Los Angeles Municipal Judge Elva Soper for a series of illegal searches between July and November of 1996 in the Sylmar and Chatsworth areas of the San Fernando Valley.
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June 10, 2009 | Martha Groves
A proposed overhaul of the city's historic preservation ordinance would grant the Los Angeles Cultural Heritage Commission the authority to bar demolition of designated monuments, a power it now lacks. The ability to deny demolition permits to property owners is among several proposed revisions the Planning Commission is to consider Thursday. If approved, the changes would mark the first major revamping of the city's preservation ordinance since it was enacted in 1962.
BUSINESS
March 5, 2008 | David Zahniser, Times Staff Writer
A Superior Court judge has struck down a 2005 law passed by the Los Angeles City Council that barred large supermarkets from taking over a store and immediately firing all its workers, an industry group said Tuesday. The ruling was a victory for the California Grocers Assn., one of several business groups that have filed challenges against initiatives backed by the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, a pro-labor nonprofit that pushed the supermarket ordinance. The alliance, which focuses heavily on bringing higher wages and greater benefits to low-income workers, has served as a driving force behind a variety of decision-making at City Hall.
SPORTS
September 15, 2005 | Marc Lifsher and Greg Johnson, Times Staff Writers
City and state officials agreed to work together Wednesday to eliminate a roadblock that could stall the latest effort to return an NFL franchise to the Coliseum. At issue is a City of Los Angeles ordinance that must pass muster with a state development agency before low-cost public financing can be used to help pay for needed infrastructure improvements should the NFL decide to build a $500 million, state-of-the-art football stadium inside the existing walls of the Coliseum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2000 | CARLA RIVERA and ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Outside the door of his toy store on the edge of downtown Los Angeles' skid row, Charles Woo says he has watched as aggressive panhandlers startled potential customers, frightened his employees and made a general nuisance of themselves. Anything the city can do to keep in-your-face beggars out of his face would be good news, he said.
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January 28, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With strong backing from police, the City Council voted Wednesday to make Los Angeles the first city in California to prohibit the sale of more than one handgun per month to anyone. The ordinance signed into law Wednesday is aimed at "straw purchasers," people who buy large numbers of firearms and then sell them to criminals, minors and others not legally allowed to own a gun.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 3, 1997 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A police sergeant who fondled teenage girls and women after stopping them for curfew violations resigned Wednesday from the Los Angeles Police Department after pleading no contest to four counts of assault. David Louis Navarro, 42, was placed on three years' probation by Los Angeles Municipal Judge Elva Soper for a series of illegal searches between July and November of 1996 in the Sylmar and Chatsworth areas of the San Fernando Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 28, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With strong backing from police, the City Council voted Wednesday to make Los Angeles the first city in California to prohibit the sale of more than one handgun per month to anyone. The ordinance signed into law Wednesday is aimed at "straw purchasers," people who buy large numbers of firearms and then sell them to criminals, minors and others not legally allowed to own a gun.
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February 5, 1993 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The state Supreme Court on Thursday gave cities more power to combat graffiti, upholding a Los Angeles ordinance requiring stores to keep aerosol spray paint cans and wide-tip pens in display cases so vandals cannot steal them. The court held 6 to 1 that the Legislature, in enacting a state law aimed at curbing graffiti, did not intend to preempt a municipal ordinance that provides additional restrictions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 1994 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
City officials have lifted some restrictions imposed earlier this year on a North Hills motel that were intended to alleviate crime, saying the measures appear to have worked. But the motel's owners are not happy. At a hearing Aug. 26, Associate Zoning Administrator John Parker told owners of the Redwood Inn on Sepulveda Boulevard that they can reduce their on-site security from seven days a week to just Friday and Saturday nights.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1993 | PHILIP HAGER, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
The state Supreme Court on Thursday gave cities more power to combat graffiti, upholding a Los Angeles ordinance requiring stores to keep aerosol spray paint cans and wide-tip pens in display cases so vandals cannot steal them. The court held 6 to 1 that the Legislature, in enacting a state law aimed at curbing graffiti, did not intend to preempt a municipal ordinance that provides additional restrictions.
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