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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, 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


June 14 |

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.


June 12 | L.A. Times

The mayors of Los Angeles and Long Beach signed an agreement Monday directing the nation's largest port complex to reduce air pollution by moving toward zero-emission trucks and yard equipment.


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