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Feb. 8 | LA Times

Amid fears President Donald Trump will create a registry based on religious affiliation, the Los Angeles City Council moved Wednesday to bar city employees from helping on such a program.

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Feb. 8 | LA Times

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to speed up the approval of new community plans, documents that spell out where apartments, shopping centers and other new buildings should be allowed.

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Feb. 4 | LA Times

If it passes, “Measure S will block much of the affordable housing that voters just voted for when they approved Proposition JJJ,” Rusty Hicks, executive secretary-treasurer of the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, said in a statement.

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Jan. 30 | LA Times

After a weekend of heavy protests, things were quiet at Los Angeles International Airport on Monday as federal officials said all travelers initially affected by President Trump’s travel ban were no longer being detained.

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Jan. 30 | LA Times

Demonstrators shut down traffic in front of the Tom Bradley International Terminal and faced off with police in riot gear, chanting, “Let them in!” and “Love, not hate, makes America great."

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Jan. 25 | Variety

With a 13-0 vote, the council approved a series of guarantees required under the International Olympic Committee process, including a guarantee to cover cost overruns. The city’s bid committee faced a Feb. 3 deadline to submit the approvals to the IOC.

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Jan. 22 | LA Times

A day after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th president, several hundred thousand people gathered in Los Angeles to protest in a historic women’s march. It was a peaceful and massive counter-inauguration movement, the first act of resistance to a conservative administration.

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Jan. 20 | LA Weekly

In a move aimed squarely at Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, the Los Angeles City Council today is poised to create an immigrant advocate who would "protect residents against mass deportations" possible under the new White House administration, according to a statement from the office of council president Herb Wesson.

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Jan. 20 | LA Times

As President Trump stood before the Capitol on Friday morning, swearing the oath of office, a group of Los Angeles City Council members gathered some 2,700 miles to the west to discuss their city’s bid to host the 2024 Summer Olympics.

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Jan. 20 | AFSCME Distric Council 36

AFSCME wants you to be aware that LA City employees in the Coalition of LA City Unions will NOT be affected by one of the terms of our final contract agreement with the City, implemented December 13, 2015. This term, related to healthcare costs, was supposed to become effective December 25, 2016, but will now be null and void.

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