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July 9 | LA Daily News

Soccer fields, picnic areas and hiking paths could be coming to disadvantaged communities along the 51-mile Los Angeles River, thanks in part to $100 million in bond money earmarked for river projects in the recently approved state budget.

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July 8 | LA Daily News

While Airbnb is fueling a wave of short-term rentals in American cities, a new report cautions property owners to pay heed to local regulations and permitting requirements. According to the 2017 Regulation Report by NoiseAware and Rented.com, short-term rental regulations vary by municipality, state and country. Those rules are also subject to change, and that can make it hard for hosts to comply and avoid significant fines.

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July 6 | CBS LA

An auto shop class funded by local car dealers is making a difference for young men who’ve had more than their share of struggles. Brian Kies is a teacher at the student auto shop on campus at Optimist Youth Homes & Family Services in Highland Park. The school is a home and a high school that specializes in outreach to teens who’ve faced serious challenges.

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June 27 | Deadline

The Los Angeles City Council today voted unanimously to approve the the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, George and Mellody Barnes’ $1.5 billion project to be built in Exposition Park next to the L.A. Memorial Coliseum and USC, where Lucas went to film school.

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June 27 | SoCal Patch

Companies seeking contracts with Los Angeles would have to publicly disclose if they are also submitting bids to build President Donald Trump's border wall, according to a motion approved by a City Council committee Monday.

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June 26 | NPR

Los Angeles is the only major American city where street vending is illegal, but that will soon change. A campaign to legalize the city's sidewalk sellers, which has been in the works for years, is finally gaining strength from President Trump — or rather, from local resistance to his immigration policies.

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June 19 | CNBC

Elon Musk has had "promising conversations" with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti about his plans to build a tunnel network under the city, but acknowledged getting a permit for such a project is harder than creating the technology itself.

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June 19 | City News Service

Activists calling on Los Angeles to divest its funds from Wells Fargo bank over its financial support of the Dakota Access pipeline called off a planned appearance at City Hall Monday after being told the issue will be taken up by a City Council committee later this month.

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June 14 | CBSLA.com

A Los Angeles City Council committee will continue Wednesday night to explore a controversial proposal to replace Columbus Day with what would be called Indigenous Peoples Day.

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