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Council to Consider Criminalizing Wage Theft

Two Los Angeles city councilmen on Tuesday called for a crackdown on employers who do not pay their workers the proper amount of wages.

Two L.A. Firms Get State Tax Credits

Two L.A. companies were among the 29 firms that were approved to receive $28.9 million in state tax credits, Gov. Jerry Brown’s office announced Thursday.

L.A. Port Traffic Rises

Traffic at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach rose in May compared with the same month last year, according to figures released Monday.

Two L.A. Companies in Line for State Tax Credits

A metal company in Long Beach and a health supplement company in City of Industry have made the final list of 31 companies eligible for state hiring tax credits under a jobs program, Gov. Jerry Brown’s office announced Tuesday.

Mayor Announces Veteran Hiring Program

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced Monday that more than 140 local employers have pledged to hire more than 10,000 veterans over the next three years.

Assembly Approves Hollywood Tax Credit Expansion

Trying to match generous tax incentives in other states and keep entertainment production jobs here, the California Assembly on Wednesday approved an expanded version of its tax credit program for the film and television industries.

BizFed Endorses Dunn for Long Beach Mayor

The Los Angeles County Business Federation on Monday announced its endorsement of businessman Damon Dunn for Long Beach mayor.

BizFed Endorses Shriver for County Supervisor

The Los Angeles County Business Federation on Thursday joined other local business groups in backing Bobby Shriver for county supervisor in next month’s hotly contested primary election.

Glendale to Form Economic Development Corp.

The Glendale City Council has approved the creation of a nonprofit economic development corporation as it seeks to boost business following the elimination of local redevelopment agencies two years ago.

AllenCo to Spend $700,000 on Improvements

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced an agreement with AllenCo Energy Inc. that will require the Signal Hill company to make significant improvements at its controversial oil field near USC.

Cardenas Invites Sriracha Maker to the Valley

U.S. Rep. Tony Cardenas wrote an open letter Wednesday to Sriracha-sauce maker Huy Fong Foods Inc. to consider relocating to the San Fernando Valley.

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In the Dumps

City zones may bury waste haulers

Waste haulers fear getting dumped by city of L.A.’s new franchise zone plan.

Commission Recommends Combining Ports, Regulating DWP

A commission of civic leaders on Wednesday recommended combining the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, creating a regional tourism authority and setting up an independent rate-setting body for the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power.

State Chamber Lists Job-Killer Bills

The California Chamber of Commerce released its annual list of “job killer” bills on Wednesday – and the current tally of 26 is fewer than in recent years.

Former Mayor of Glendale Sentenced for Embezzlement

John Drayman, a former Glendale councilman and mayor, was sentenced Monday to one year in jail for embezzling some $300,000 from the Montrose farmers market, the L.A. County District Attorney announced.