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Sept. 6 | California Patch

It's official. A stretch of the Ventura (134) Freeway near Occidental College will be named after former President Barack Obama. The state Legislature gave final approval Tuesday to a resolution naming the 134 between the Glendale (2) and Foothill (210) freeways the "President Barack H. Obama Freeway," said Sen. Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada Flintridge.

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Sept. 1 | CitiesToday

Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, has launched America’s first city-based Cyber Lab to help thwart cyber attacks against businesses and residents. The new lab places Los Angeles as one of the first cities in the US to share its cyber threat data with the public.

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Sept. 1 | Curbed LA

Last year, Los Angeles voters approved a $1.2 billion bond aimed at providing housing for the city’s rapidly growing homeless population. Now, the Los Angeles Department of City Planning has proposed new guidelines to accelerate the pace of construction for housing the homeless and formerly homeless residents.

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Aug. 31 | WTHR

Motel 6 has agreed to pay $250,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by Los Angeles that alleged one of the chain's locations was a base for human traffickers, drug dealers and gang members, prosecutors said.

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Aug. 29 | L.A. Times

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to end a longstanding ban on the sale of “ultracompact” firearms, rolling back the rule in the face of legal threats from gun rights groups.

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Aug. 29 | L.A. Times

In Los Angeles, you can fight City Hall — for a price.

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Aug. 29 | MyNewsLA.com

Eric Garcetti was back in Los Angeles Tuesday after a campaign appearance in New Hampshire for a local candidate that raised questions about a possible presidential bid by the Los Angeles mayor.

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Aug. 25 | L.A. Times

Los Angeles lawmakers voted Friday to back the planned overhaul of two terminals at Los Angeles International Airport, overriding concerns from the nearby city of El Segundo.

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Aug. 23 | L.A. Daily News

Amid rising homelessness and mounting outcry from residents and business owners, a Los Angeles city councilman said Wednesday he wants to take a hard look at the way the city responds to the increasing presence of encampments and recreational vehicles.

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