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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 7, 1993 | MIMI KO
Anyone wishing to open a nude bar here will be prohibited from doing so for the next 38 days. City Council members last week unanimously imposed a 45-day moratorium on new permits for such businesses. City officials heard a rumor that someone planned to apply for a permit for a nude bar in town, and council members took action to prevent that. "We just want to control it right now," Mayor William D. Mahoney said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1994
Angered by a blaze that was fueled by oil from a quake-ruptured pipeline in Pacoima, Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon said Wednesday he will seek a moratorium on new agreements to operate such underground pipelines in the city. The moratorium is likely to delay the renewal of expired franchise agreements between the city and four petroleum companies that want to continue pumping oil through existing pipelines under streets throughout the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 13, 1994
The Los Angeles City Council asked President Clinton and Gov. Pete Wilson on Wednesday to declare a one-year moratorium on foreclosures of buildings damaged in the Northridge quake. "A lot of people are being pushed out," said Councilman Hal Bernson of Northridge. Bernson wants the President and governor to direct federal and state banking regulators to tell lenders not to foreclose on any damaged properties involving owners who were in good financial standing before Jan. 17.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 29, 1992
The City Council has extended, possibly until next year, a moratorium on KTV businesses out of concern that such establishments have been used for video sex and prostitution. Officials said Monday that they needed more time to regulate KTV, a popular pastime in which patrons rent private sound rooms equipped with sing-along and video equipment for karaoke parties. Law enforcement authorities say they suspect some people use the rooms for filming pornography, although no arrests have been made.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 8, 1996
It will be at least another year before any new drive-through fast-food restaurants and takeout eateries open in South Pasadena. The City Council late Wednesday extended a moratorium for 12 months on everything from mom-and-pop hamburger joints to franchise restaurants. Citing fears that fast-food outlets erode the character of the small town and escalate traffic problems along its main corridors, the council unanimously renewed the nearly year-old moratorium.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 24, 1991 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Critics of the Los Angeles Police Department's K-9 unit Monday called for a moratorium on the use of dogs to track down suspects until it can be determined whether the animals have been trained to bite people without provocation. In a letter to the Police Commission, lawyers for two civil rights groups also asked the panel to investigate whether Police Chief Daryl F. Gates has lied about the K-9 unit's policies and practices.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 1992 | LYNN SMITH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Officials of the California Society of Plastic Surgeons on Sunday blamed publicity over the U.S. Food and Drug Administration moratorium on silicone gel breast implants for creating anxiety among former and potential patients that is "way out of proportion" to the dangers. While California plastic surgeons have opposed for a decade the use of liquid silicone, they felt that gel implants "were safe all along," said Dr. John O.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 2, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Los Angeles City Council gave final approval Wednesday to a one-year moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensaries, a move designed to buy time for city officials seeking to draft new regulations covering marijuana facilities. The council voted 10-2 for the temporary ban, with Councilmen Bernard C. Parks and Greig Smith dissenting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1999 | KURT STREETER
Opposition to the proposed overlay of the San Fernando Valley's 818 calling area mounted as City Atty. Jim Hahn asked the Public Utilities Commission to place a statewide moratorium on area code splits and overlays. In a written statement to the state commission this week, Hahn also asked the PUC to consider alternatives that would ease the problem of telephone number shortages. "The problems associated with area code exhaustion should be resolved on a statewide basis," Hahn wrote.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1993 | JOHN SCHWADA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles City Councilwoman Laura Chick proposed Friday to reinstate the recently expired Reseda Central Business District moratorium on certain types of projects in the aging shopping area. Chick introduced a motion to restore the moratorium, which lapsed in mid-May, after a pawnshop and billiard hall applied for conditional-use permits to operate soon after the previous one-year moratorium expired. Her motion was referred to the City Council's planning committee.
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