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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 Rented.com, 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.

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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.

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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.

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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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