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August 7 | SoCal Patch

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, responding Monday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions' move to cut off some federal grants to sanctuary cities, said the new guidelines are confusing and unclear while threatening legal action.

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July 31 | The Mercury News

The race to replace Southern California’s biggest polluter is on. It’s going to take science, time, money – and maybe an assist from Elon Musk. At the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, an ambitious $14 billion clean-air plan calls for the elimination of dirty-burning diesel equipment by 2035 – $9 billion just to purchase and deploy trucks.

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July 31 | LA Daily News

Los Angeles will host the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games as part of a deal in which Paris will hold the 2024 Games, according to sources familiar with negotiations between the city and the International Olympic Committee.

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July 29 | LA Daily News

She walks among the bounded works of Hemingway and the free verse of Whitman, the magic world of Harry Potter and the gods and goddesses of Greek mythology. But Mary Leasure isn’t at the Glendale’s Downtown Central Library to study literature or admire poetry. She’s there to read patrons for signs of homelessness and mental illness.

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July 27 | Curbed LA

Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo, whose district includes Westlake, Pico Union, Cypress Park, and Highland Park, put forward a motion Wednesday that asks for a host of new and overdue safety improvements for pedestrians throughout his district.

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July 25 | LA Times

Los Angeles should explore whether to create a municipal bank that would finance affordable housing and throw its doors open to the cannabis industry, City Council President Herb Wesson said Tuesday. Wesson tossed out the idea as part of a sweeping speech that set out his agenda for his final term. In addition to the bank, Wesson said L.A. must take new and innovative steps to battle racism, protect immigrants and build more affordable housing.

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July 16 | LA Daily News

Each day as he pedals his bike to work, Robert Cable whirs along the Orange Line bike path — past syringes. Broken glass. Garbage. Homeless encampments. Even human waste. His commute and recreational rides can grow especially ominous in Van Nuys, he said, where he has seen wobbling drunks and knife fights on the ribbon of asphalt ahead.

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July 14 | LA Daily News

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined forces Friday with more than 50 companies for a training session aimed at spurring veteran hiring. The event at City Hall, which is the first in a planned series as part of Garcetti’s 10,000 Strong veterans hiring initiative, also helped promote the federal Work Opportunity Tax Credit granting tax relief to employers that hire and retain workers from target groups with “significant barriers to employment.”

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July 13 | HR Dive

Los Angeles city officials are taking concerted efforts to increase the number of women hired for government IT positions, Government Technology magazine reports.

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