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July 13 | L.A. Times

Los Angeles’ police union has thrown its support behind a national push for federal funding and other resources to help officers better prepare for interactions with people who are mentally ill.


July 11 | NPR

The International Olympic Committee decided Tuesday that Paris and Los Angeles can work out a deal to be awarded the 2024 and 2028 Summer Games. The committee's members voted unanimously that it can award both Olympics at its next meeting in September and that a three-way deal can be brokered among the two cities and the IOC.


July 11 | LA Times

Rep.-elect Jimmy Gomez talks a lot about things being temporary. He’s being sworn in Tuesday, seven months after most of his colleagues came to Washington, and that means a lot of decisions have already been made for this Congress.


July 10 | LA Times

The explosion at a Northridge power plant that left 140,000 customers across the San Fernando Valley without electricity last weekend was a major blow to Los Angeles’ power grid. It marked the first time in 12 years a Department of Water and Power receiving station was knocked offline. And it left a large swath of the Valley without power, in some cases for 12 hours, during one of the hottest days of the year.


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.


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.


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