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Seattle’s upzones were a yearslong fight, and ‘could be just the tip of the iceberg’

The City Council is expected to vote Monday to allow taller buildings and denser construction in 27 neighborhood hubs and some other areas. A debate over the rest of the city's residential blocks could start as soon as this year's council races.
Tags: News, Local Politics, City Council, Seattle, Local News


San Fernando considers its own minimum wage law

San Fernando, population 24,000, is considering creating its own minimum-wage law, spurring concerns among business owners. The 2.4-square-mile town’s City Council passed a motion March 4, asking the city to study the feasibility of adopting a minimum-wage ordinance. During the meeting, Assistant City Attorney Richard Padilla told council members that there is no “obvious legal impediment to a general law city like San Fernando” preventing it from adopting its own minimum wage ordinance. RELATED...
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Repenning claims victory, looks ahead to spot in runoff against Jackie Goldberg for LAUSD school board seat

Heather Repenning’s campaign claimed victory on Friday after a final round of vote tallies in the LAUSD school board primary election cemented her lead by a fractional margin over Graciela Ortiz, meaning she will likely face Jackie Goldberg in a May 14 runoff for the seat. The County Registrar’s office said there are no outstanding votes left to be counted from the March 5 primary, although the election results have yet to be certified. Earning 13.13 percent of the vote, Repenning’s edge over Or...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ortiz, Legislature, Goldberg, Top Stories LADN, Ref Rodriguez, LAUSD Board District, Jackie Goldberg, Heather Repenning


Repenning claims victory, looks to spot in runoff against Jackie Goldberg for LAUSD school board seat

Heather Repenning’s campaign claimed victory on Friday after a final round of vote tallies in the LAUSD school board primary election solidified her lead by a fractional margin over Graciela Ortiz, meaning she will likely face Jackie Goldberg in a May 14 runoff for the seat. The County Registrar’s office said there are no outstanding votes left to be counted from the March 5 primary, although the election results have yet to be certified. Earning 13.13 percent of the vote, Repenning’s edge over ...
Tags: News, Education, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Ortiz, Legislature, Goldberg, Top Stories LADN, Ref Rodriguez, LAUSD Board District, Jackie Goldberg, Heather Repenning


Officials to tout 2.25-mile LAX Automated People Mover at groundbreaking

LOS ANGELES — A groundbreaking ceremony will be held Thursday for the 2.25-mile Automated People Mover at Los Angeles International Airport, which aims to cut down on auto traffic traveling in and out of the facility, officials said. The project has a targeted opening date of 2023. The groundbreaking ceremony will include Mayor Eric Garcetti, members of the City Council, officials from Los Angeles World Airports and other leaders. The Automated People Mover train is seen above the terminal l...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, City Council, Electric, Seattle, Eric Garcetti, Southern California, Lax, Los Angeles International Airport, People Mover, LAWA, Crenshaw LAX


Pasadena, Alhambra move forward on obtaining twin 710 Freeway stubs from Caltrans

With state legislation proposed that could remove the 710 Freeway extension from future consideration, Alhambra and Pasadena are making preparations for what could happen to the almost-100 acres of land comprising the loose freeway ends. State Sen. Anthony Portantino’s Senate Bill 7 would permanently prevent a freeway tunnel, surface freeway or expressway from being built to connect the 710 between the 10 and 210 freeways. Assemblyman Chris Holden’s Assembly Bill 29 would remove that stretch of ...
Tags: Transportation, Government, Senate, Sport, Traffic, Soccer, CalTrans, Bill, City Council, Pasadena, Local News, Department Of Transportation, Holden, State, Alhambra, Terry Tornek


Hawaii mulls road usage charge, sanctuary bill dies in Legislature, economic growth slowdown predicted, Maui jail riot likely caused by overcrowding, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii road ©2019 All Hawaii News Hawaii transportation officials consider swapping gas tax for road-use charge. The state Department of Transportation wants the public to weigh in on the concept of a road usage charge to fund the upkeep of state roads and bridges, and is holding 14 community meetings about the possibilities in the next few months. Star-Advertiser.Public Meetings Scheduled For Potential Road Usage Charge. The state Department of Transportation will be holding community me...
Tags: Travel, Senate, Hawaii, House, Bill, City Council, Department Of Transportation, Big Island, Kauai, Maui, National Park Service, Hilton Garden Inn, Honolulu, Legislature, West Hawaii, Mauna Kea


ODOT’s I-5 widening project weathers severe opposition at first public hearing

ODOT Region 1 Director Rian Windsheimer and City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly listened to two hours of testimony last night.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) At a public hearing held last night in the Oregon Convention Center, a wide array of Portlanders voiced detailed and passionate opposition to the I-5 Rose Quarter project. “I don’t necessarily think fixing this poorly designed interchange on I-5 is a terrible idea. We’re not adding capacity at either end of it. We’re trying to clear u...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, City Council, Francisco, Sawyer, Chu, St Johns, Rian, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland Public Schools, Aaron Brown, Rippey


ODOT’s I-5 widening project roundly rejected at first public hearing

ODOT Region 1 Director Rian Windsheimer and City Commissioner Chloe Eudaly listened to two hours of testimony last night.(Photos: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) At a public hearing held last night in the Oregon Convention Center, a wide array of Portlanders voiced detailed and passionate opposition to the I-5 Rose Quarter project. “I don’t necessarily think fixing this poorly designed interchange on I-5 is a terrible idea. We’re not adding capacity at either end of it. We’re trying to clear u...
Tags: Oregon, Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, City Council, Francisco, Sawyer, Chu, St Johns, Rian, ODOT, Oregon Department of Transportation, Portland Public Schools, Aaron Brown, Rippey


Los Angeles City Council votes to make the Apeta Momonga Mission Trail historic-cultural monument

The Los Angeles City Council granted historic-cultural monument status to a two-mile unpaved equestrian and hiking trail in the San Fernando Valley on Tuesday. The Apeta Momonga Mission Trail, which stretches south and parallel to the 118 Freeway between De Soto Avenue to the west and Tampa Avenue to the east, is owned by several groups, including Sierra Canyon High School and the Los Angeles City Department of Water and Power. Ann Vincent, a historian of Chatsworth Historical Society, said her ...
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Sport, History, Soccer, Mission, City Council, Local News, Los Angeles City Council, Daily News, Simi Valley, San Fernando, San Fernando Valley, Ortega, Audrey, Tampa Avenue


Throwing tons of money at a problem without a serious solution in sight

“Help the homeless,” urges the Social Security Administration’s website. “SSI can help a homeless person get housing by providing monthly payments. Yet, a person doesn’t need a home to get SSI. Social Security can arrange to give SSI payments to the homeless.” SSI stands for Supplemental Security Income. It’s available to people who have very limited financial resources and are elderly, disabled or blind. For 2019, the maximum monthly amount paid by the federal government to an eligible individu...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, City Council, Social Security Administration, Mitchell, Ssi, Boise, Ninth Circuit, Koreatown, McDonald 's, California College, Susan Shelley, Mike Feuer


Portland City Council May Ask FCC To Investigate Health Risks of 5G Networks

An anonymous reader quotes a report from Inverse: Fearing unknown health risks, members of the City Council in Portland, Oregon, will vote Wednesday to oppose the rollout of 5G wireless networks. In a proposed resolution, Mayor Ted Wheeler, along with Commissioners Chloe Eudaly and Amanda Fritz, write that there's evidence suggesting wireless networks can cause health problems -- including cancer. They express concern that the Federal Communications Commission has not conducted enough research t...
Tags: Fcc, Tech, Federal Communications Commission, Portland Oregon, City Council, NTP, Amanda Fritz, Portland City Council, Fritz, Ted Wheeler, US Department of Health and Human Services, Chloe Eudaly, National Toxicology Program NTP, Portland City Council May Ask FCC, Wheeler Eudaly


Iconic 1999 Women’s World Cup win to be honored by Rose Bowl statue

One of women’s sports’ most iconic moments will be memorialized at the Rose Bowl 20 years after it happened. It was at the Pasadena stadium that Brandi Chastain shot a left-footed penalty kick that took the U.S. national team to victory in the 1999 Women’s World Cup final against China. The U.S. team celebrates after teammate Brandi Chastain kicked the game-winning overtime penalty shootout goal against China giving the U.S. a 5-4 victory. Brandi Chastain, right, jumps into the arms of te...
Tags: Business, Japan, Usa, News, Sweden, Washington, Government, China, Germany, Sports, Atlanta, Sport, Ap, Canada, Brandi Chastain, Soccer


Pasadena approves agreement with Tesla for largest fast-charging site in western U.S.

The Pasadena City Council voted on Monday, March 11 to join with Tesla in building the largest fast-charging site for electric vehicles in the western United States. By a 7-0 vote, the Council authorized a five-year agreement with the Silicon Valley electric carmaker that creates 44 public-access fast-chargers on the roof level of the Marengo parking garage at 155 E. Green St. Under the agreement to be executed by the city manager, Tesla would pay for 24 “super chargers” for Tesla vehicles only....
Tags: News, California, Environment, America, Tesla, Sport, Soccer, Air Pollution, United States, Silicon Valley, City Council, Pasadena, Local News, Audi, Nissan, Council


St. Paul council candidates head into DFL caucuses, conventions

City Council incumbents seek party endorsement.
Tags: City Council, PAUL, DFL


With parking-garage push, UW Bothell is not being very neighborly

Re: “Bothell neighbors oppose parking garage”: As residents of the neighborhood bordering the University of Washington, Bothell, we have been involved for more than three years in attending UW and City Council meetings. Our neighborhood has participated fully in this process. All, we believe, would agree that at no time throughout the process did we […]
Tags: News, Opinion, City Council, UW, Bothell, UW Bothell, University of Washington Bothell, Letters to the Editor, Northwest Voices


Settling the Mitchell case the wrong move for Los Angeles

Every day I hear from my constituents that homelessness is a crisis in Los Angeles. Most complain about encampments, bulky items and piles of trash in the public right of way. But the real tragedy is the thousands of people who are forced to live in these growing landfills on our sidewalks, alleys and streets. Last year the county registered a record 124 cases of typhus, including a case involving a deputy city attorney. Typhus is a medieval disease caused by infected fleas and spread by rats. R...
Tags: California, Opinion, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Los Angeles City Council, Mitchell, Drew Pinsky, Board of Supervisors, Los Angeles Police Department, Joe Buscaino, City of Los Angeles, SCAQMD, Mike Feuer


No fleas found in LA City Hall despite rodent problem

By CRAIG CLOUGH LOS ANGELES — Although an employee believes she contracted typhus from fleas in her City Hall East office, no traces of the insects have been found in any of the City Hall government buildings, according to a report set to be discussed Friday by the Los Angeles City Council. The report comes after City Council president Herb Wesson had all of the carpets removed from his office late last year due to a rodent and flea problem, and also proposed earlier this year exploring the remo...
Tags: Politics, News, Cats, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, City Council, Local News, Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, U S District Court, Los Angeles County, Wesson, Civic Center


To help people off the streets and into homeless shelters, welcome their pets?

By Elizabeth Castillo | CALmatters When police officers found Julie Hemingway bedded down on the asphalt of a Taco Bell parking lot, she wasn’t interested in moving to a homeless shelter. No way was she leaving her cat, Tammy. Caring for Tammy allows Hemingway, who said she suffers from major depressive disorder, to push past thoughts of suicide. “Waking up and having to feed her,” she said, “it’s enough to keep me going.” But the officers told her about a triage shelter in Sacramento that would...
Tags: News, California, Sacramento, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, Nevada, Tammy, City Council, Local News, Taco Bell, Hemingway, Legislature, Sacramento California


LA’s illegal pot shops on verge of power shutoff, as City Hall poised to let DWP flip the switch

Los Angeles may soon have a new tool to crack down on the hundreds of illegal marijuana shops operating throughout the city. On Friday, the City Council will consider authorizing the Department of Water and Power to shut off utilities at cannabis dispensaries, cultivators and other establishments, making it effectively impossible for them to do business. The proposed ordinance was brought by Valley Councilwomen Nury Martinez and Monica Rodriguez, who say the measure would accelerate the city’s e...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Cannabis, Soccer, 101, City Council, Pasadena, Local News, Lapd, Michael Moore, Southern California, Thomas, Dwp, Anaheim


Zoning Committee approves Lincoln Yards project; megadevelopment is just 3 votes away from final OK

Mayor Rahm Emanuel went to unusual lengths Thursday to push the controversial Lincoln Yards plan through a City Council committee, relying on aldermanic allies to override the usually sacrosanct wishes of the committee chair, who wanted to defer the vote on the massive project. Developer Sterling...
Tags: City Council, Rahm Emanuel, Zoning Committee, Lincoln Yards


L.A.’s ability to clear streets of homeless camps takes hit after City Council vote to settle lawsuit over Skid Row cleanups

LOS ANGELES – The City Council voted Wednesday to settle a lawsuit that has altered Los Angeles’ policies on seizing the property of homeless people on Skid Row, and the decision will likely limit the city’s efforts in taking on sidewalk encampments. The city has long struggled with how to clean up and regulate homeless encampments, and in 2016 passed a law limiting the amount of belongings a homeless person can store on the sidewalk to 60 gallons. But in response to a lawsuit, a federal judge i...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, City Council, Local News, Valley, LA County, Joe Buscaino, City Hall An, James Otero, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Local-government, City Hall East


Low fares, fast ticket sellouts mark Southwest's entry into Hawaii, Legislature nears halfway point, trash pickup fees mulled in Honolulu, medical marijuana mainly used for pain, more news from all the Hawaiian Islands

Southwest Airlines in Honolulu Feb 5, 2019 courtesy photo Southwest’s low fares ramp up interisland competition. Star-Advertiser.Southwest Selling Tickets For Hawaii Routes. Hawaii Public Radio.“Hawaii, here we come!” declared Monday’s news release, announcing that tickets for Southwest Airlines service for the Hawaiian Islands are now on sale. Big Island Video News. Southwest Airlines began ticket sales for Hawaii destinations on March 4, 2019. The newly-released flight schedule include...
Tags: Travel, California, Senate, Hawaii, House, City Council, Costco, Southwest Airlines, Big Island, Maui, Southwest, Honolulu, West Hawaii, Oahu, Hawaii Legislature, Health Department


Chaotic scene breaks out at Sacramento City Council meeting over arrests during Stephon Clark protest

A raucous scene at a City Council meeting in Sacramento Tuesday night. Many were expressing outrage by the police department's reaction to a protest Monday night.
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Chaos erupts during Sacramento City Council meeting with protesters upset over arrests during Stephon Clark protest

A raucous scene at a City Council meeting in Sacramento Tuesday night. Many were expressing outrage by the police department's reaction to a protest Monday night.
Tags: News, Sacramento, City Council, Sacramento City Council, Stephon Clark


California AG sees no grounds for charging police in black man's killing

Announcing the findings of his independent inquiry, Attorney General Xavier Becerra agreed with the Sacramento County district attorney's conclusion that the two officers had sound reason to believe the man they shot, Stephon Clark, 22, posed a lethal threat to them. The D.A.'s decision on Saturday not to prosecute the officers, who police said mistook Clark's cell phone for a gun, has angered community activists and touched off three nights of protests in Sacramento, the state capital. At a C...
Tags: News, Sacramento, Sacramento County, City Council, Clark, Sacramento Bee, California AG, Xavier Becerra, Stephon Clark


LAUSD Election 2019: Jackie Goldberg takes lead in LA school board race that appears headed for May runoff

Political veteran Jackie Goldberg appeared to be headed for a May 14 runoff for a seat that could significantly alter the political balance of the Los Angeles Unified School District school board, after residents of the city’s northeast stretches took to the polls Tuesday. With mail-in and provisional ballots yet to be counted, Goldberg was comfortably in the lead with 48.26 percent of the vote, with all precincts reported, according to the L.A. County Registrar’s Office late Tuesday. Because sh...
Tags: News, Education, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, SEIU, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Bell, Daily News, Ortiz, Scott


LAUSD Election 2019: Goldberg, Repenning take early lead in race for northeast LA school board seat

Residents of the northeast stretches of the massive Los Angeles Unified School District’s  took to the polls on Tuesday in an election that could significantly alter the political balance of the current school board. Early results showed front-runner Jackie Goldberg with an early lead, with 46.89 percent of the vote and Heather Repenning with 13.45 percent with 10 out of 122 precincts reported. Goldberg, 73, is a veteran elected official who sat on the school board from 1983 to 1991 before servi...
Tags: News, Education, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, SEIU, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Bell, Board, State Assembly, Service Employees International Union, Goldberg


LAUSD Election 2019: Jackie Goldberg takes lead in LA school board race that appears headed for a May runoff

Residents of the northeast stretches of the massive Los Angeles Unified School District took to the polls on Tuesday in an election that could significantly alter the political balance of the current school board. Early results showed front-runner Jackie Goldberg in the lead with 45.84 percent of the vote, followed neck-and-neck by Graciela “Grace” Ortiz with 14.53 percent and Heather Repenning with 13.10 percent, respectively, with 66 out of 122 precincts reporting after 10 p.m. Goldberg, 73, i...
Tags: News, Education, La, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, SEIU, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Bell, Ortiz, Service Employees International Union, Goldberg


​Encino leaders look to zero in on homelessness in the Sepulveda Basin

Members of the Encino neighborhood council are looking into possible locations for a transitional housing facility for people who have experienced homelessness, as part of a focus on homelessness issues in the Sepulveda Basin. The council – an advisory board to the L.A. City Council – will hold a discussion on the topic Wednesday evening during its homeless committee meeting. According to the meeting’s agenda, residents are seeking “a suitable property for placement of a Bridge Housing facility ...
Tags: News, La, Sport, Soccer, Homeless, City Council, Local-news, Eric Garcetti, Homeless Shelters, Valley, LA County, Garcetti, Balboa Park, Lahsa, Encino, Paul Koretz