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Cities Crack Down on E-Cigarettes

City councils in both Los Angeles and Long Beach have voted to restrict sales and use of electronic cigarettes.

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Note for Note

INTERVIEW: Manatt Phelps’ George Kieffer has made time for civic affairs and music while working at the law firm for four decades.

Power broker and Manatt Phelps & Phillips Partner George Kieffer makes sure to spend some of his playtime at the piano.

Los Angeles on the Move

OP-ED: Fourteen-mile run around eastern part of city offers look at how streets should serve multiple users.

Luis López thinks he sees how multiple-user streets should run while jogging around eastern Los Angeles.

Obama Visits DreamWorks Animation

President Barack Obama visited the campus of DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. in Glendale on Tuesday, getting a first-hand look at how the studio makes its feature films.

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Solar Customers Left Out in Cold

ENERGY: Panels off as installers fight DWP over lease language.

Energy: Some solar panel customers have been left in the cold as installation companies and the L.A. DWP wrangle over lease language.

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Cities Sticking Noses in Irwindale’s Chili Odor Case

FOOD: Officials put out welcome mat for relocation of Huy Fong’s facility.

Food: Cities outside California smell an opportunity as Irwindale residents complain about odor from Huy Fong’s chili plant.

Sharing the Wealth

OP-ED: Direct Public Offerings tap investors without risk of JOBS Act’s crowdfunding exemption rules.

Jenny Kassan touts the mass appeal of Direct Public Offerings as a crowdfunding option.

Pipeline Penalties Could Leave California in Hole


Bradford Cornell warns that shockingly high fines in the Pacific Gas and Electric Co. case could burn Californiay.

Burbank Won’t Appeal Ruling Blocking Wal-Mart

Burbank has decided not to appeal a ruling that blocked the opening of a new Wal-Mart Stores Inc. outlet at the city’s Empire Center, but Wal-mart intends to continue the legal battle.

Garcetti Names Deputy for Economic Development

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday named Kelli Bernard as deputy mayor for economic development.

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State Storage Rule May Fuel Electric-Car Offshoot

ENERGY: Need to secure power could give Coda batteries inside lane.

State electricity-storage ruling could charge up business for battery maker left over from Coda Automotive.

Getting Started in Los Angeles

OP-ED: Mayor Eric Garcetti shouldn’t wait to ditch the city’s gross receipts tax and costly union work rules.

Mayor Eric Garcetti shouldn’t wait to ax the city’s gross receipts tax and bad union work rules, writes Arthur F. Rothberg.

Garcetti Signs Waiver for TV Pilot Fees

Mayor Eric Garcetti has signed an ordinance to waive fees for the filming of television pilots in Los Angeles, the mayor’s office announced Friday.

Report: Gov't Says London Should Get 3 Years in Prison

Scott London, the former KPMG auditor who has pled guilty to insider trading, deserves three years in prison and a $100,000 fine, according to a confidential report from the U.S. Probation Office.

L.A. City Council OKs Warner Center Plan

The Los Angeles City Council gave final approval on Wednesday for the Warner Center 2035 Specific Plan.