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Room for Parking Takes Lots of Focus in Projects

REAL ESTATE QUARTERLY

Parking space remains a driving issue for developers.

Garcetti Calls for Better Workforce Training

The Los Angeles region is poised to create more manufacturing jobs but more needs to be done to get potential workers ready for those jobs, Mayor Eric Garcetti said Tuesday at the opening of the Westec manufacturing expo.

California Can No Longer Coast

COMMENT

Gov. Jerry Brown must be in a time warp, Charles Crumpley writes, because Brown still thinks California leads the entire nation.

Why Should Film Take Focus?

OP-ED: The mayor is wrong to support special tax cuts for movie companies. What about the rest of the city?

Adam B. Summers wants the mayor to direct his business-boosting focus beyond TV and film.

Obamacare’s Doctored Coverage

OP-ED: Individual payer finds pricey policies and few choices on California’s health care exchange website.

California’s health care exchange gets a poor early prognosis from Steve Duchesne.

Caruso-LACMA to Study Fairfax Trolley Line

Caruso Affiliated and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on Wednesday said they will pay for a feasibility study on a proposal to build a Fairfax Avenue trolley line between the Grove shopping center and the Miracle Mile museum.

Mayor Garcetti Names Planning Commissioners

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced his nominees to the Planning Commission Monday, a list that included a Walt Disney Co. executive and several local attorneys.

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Smoked Out?

Cities’ concerns leave e-cigarette shops up in air

All the new e-cigarette shops are up in the air as local authorities try to figure out how to regulate vaporized nicotine.

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Raised Dead

TOURISM: Olvera Street vendors tapped Kickstarter instead of using city money to keep control of Dia de los Muertos events.

Olvera Street merchants tapped Kickstarter to scare up private donations to pay for Day of the Dead events.

Garcetti Names Hollywood Veteran Tom Sherak Film Czar

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Thursday named veteran studio executive Tom Sherak as the city’s first film czar.

Brown Signs Minimum Wage Law

In a ceremony in downtown Los Angeles this morning, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that will increase California’s minimum wage to $10 an hour over three years.

NRC to Cite Edison, Mitsubishi over San Onofre

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission on Monday said it would cite Southern California Edison Co. and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries for alleged design flaws in steam generators that resulted in closure of the San Onofre nuclear power plant.

Torrance Car Detailer Fined $326,000 for Wage Violations

A Torrance car detailer has been ordered to pay $326,000 in back wages and penalties for failure to pay minimum wage and overtime to employees, the U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday.

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Sweepstakes Not Such Safe a Bet?

GAMBLING: Sheriff may pull plug on games at Internet cafés.

Some Internet cafés are betting that their use of promotional sweepstakes will be judged legal.

Helping L.A. Police Itself

LAW ENFORCEMENT: City needs residents to maintain gains achieved at LAPD.

Steve Soboroff urges a uniform response from Angelenos in furthering gains made by the Los Angeles Police Department.