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FBI, police plan update on missing 5-year-old Illinois boy

CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The FBI and police in the Chicago suburb of Crystal Lake are planning a news conference as they search for a 5-year-old boy who has been missing for nearly a week. The Crystal Lake Police Department says the news conference will take place at noon on Wednesday at City Hall. […]
Tags: News, Ap, Fbi, Chicago, Nation, Illinois, City Hall, Crystal Lake, Crystal Lake Ill, Crystal Lake Police Department


Britney Spears’ Fans Demand Release of Pop Star from Psychiatric Facility

A group of protesters gathered outside City Hall in West Hollywood on Monday afternoon (April 22) to demand the release of pop star Britney Spears from a psychiatric facility. Carrying “Free Britney” signs and chanting “Hands off, Britney” and “Justice for Britney” about a dozen fans took to the corner of Santa Monica Blvd. and […]
Tags: News, Justice, Britney Spears, City Hall, West Hollywood, Pop Star, Britney, Santa Monica Blvd


TfL commissioner told to consider job over Crossrail delays

Mike Brown singled out for criticism in damning City Hall report on project leadershipTransport for London’s commissioner should consider his position over his handling of the much-delayed Crossrail project, according to a damning City Hall report.The London assembly transport committee accuses Mike Brown of downplaying risks about the £17.6bn flagship infrastructure scheme in weekly updates to the capital’s mayor, Sadiq Khan. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, London, UK News, Infrastructure, Transport, Mike Brown, Crossrail, City Hall, Sadiq Khan


Aliso Canyon becomes a hot topic anew in LA City Council District 12 race

Four years after a massive gas leak was detected at the Aliso Canyon underground storage facility, the race for Los Angeles Council District 12’s seat has rekindled the controversy. All 11 candidates at a recent forum said they believed the 3,600-acre facility needs to be closed. That earned enthusiastic shouts from the audience. “It would be close to political suicide to take any other position,” said Larry Levine, a political consultant who is not representing any candidates in this race. The ...
Tags: Business, Politics, News, Environment, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Gavin Newsom, City Hall, Aliso Canyon, Porter Ranch, Foley, Los Angeles County, Southern California Gas Co


A Hackathon At NYC’s City Hall

I like going to hackathons. A number of USV portfolio companies have emerged out of hackathons, like our portfolio company Dapper which created its hit crypto-collectible game CryptoKitties at a Hackathon in late 2017. So yesterday I headed down to NYC’s City Hall which was hosting the finals of a citywide hackathon competition (called The Hack League) among NYC schools to create the best software applications to make the city better. The final projects were judged by people like the Chie...
Tags: Entrepreneurship, Trends, USV, Staten Island, City Hall, Dep, Hacking Education, NYC 's City Hall, Brooklyn Parkside Prep Hero Foods, Brooklyn International HS, Lafayette Busted, Manhattan Bridges High School Heat


LA Mayor Garcetti proposes record $6.53 billion budget amid booming L.A. economy

By Craig Clough LOS ANGELES — Big increases in infrastructure investment, police technology, police overtime, illegal cannabis enforcement and support for the homeless were called for today by Mayor Eric Garcetti in his proposed 2019-20 budget, with projections that continue years of revenue increases. Garcetti’s proposed budget includes a jump in general fund revenue from $6.19 billion this fiscal year to a record $6.53 billion, and as the national economy continues to be strong, some statistic...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, City Council, Local News, Lapd, Eric Garcetti, Warren Buffet, City Hall, Omaha Nebraska, Los Angeles Police Department, Garcetti, City News Service


Facing Segregated Schools, Parents Took Integration Into Their Own Hands. It’s Working.

Changes to middle school enrollment in parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan could force City Hall to take action on school segregation.
Tags: News, Brooklyn, Manhattan, City Hall


St. Paul residents turn out at City Hall to fight trash bills

Some residents have opted not to pay their bills as a form of protest against the city's new organized collection system.
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Washington Gun Rights Activists Prep for April 27, 2019, Rally

Opinion More than 2,500 gun owners turned out for the 2018 March For Our Rights in Olympia, Washington. They'll be back on April 27. (Dave Workman) Washington  – -(AmmoLand.com)- Evergreen State gun owners and Second Amendment activists are planning a big April 27 rally on the Capitol steps in Olympia that is shaping up to be bigger than a gathering there in 2018 that drew a crowd of some 2,500. It’s the second annual “March For Our Rights” and the lineup of scheduled speakers include local ...
Tags: Guns, Washington Post, Washington, Oregon, Senate, Salem, Republican, Washington State, Seattle, Cleveland, Tacoma, Northwest, City Hall, Nra, Olympia, U S Supreme Court


Failing New York Subway? Not Always — Once There Were Chandeliers

New York’s first subway station opened in 1904 under City Hall with luxuries that today’s subway riders can hardly imagine. Here’s a look at the station today.
Tags: New York, News, Subways, City Hall, New York Transit Museum, Transit Systems


Amid FBI probe of LA City Hall, Council committee looks at developer donation ban

By Craig Clough LOS ANGELES — Amid a federal corruption and bribery investigation that appears related to real estate developments, a Los Angeles City Council committee on Wednesday moved forward with a proposal to ban developers from contributing to local elections if they have pending projects in need of city approval. The proposed changes would also include a ban on political donations from non-individuals and on “behested” payments made to a charity or government program at the request of an...
Tags: Google, Real Estate, News, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, City Council, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, Wesson, Board of Public Works, San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles Unified School District


Trump removes Secret Service director after ousting Kirstjen Nielsen – live

Trump ordered firing of Randolph Alles, White House confirms, a day after forcing out Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen NielsenSign up for the US briefing and get a new perspective 8.27pm BST The Trump Administration has canceled a deal that made it easier for Cuban baseball players to play in the Major Leagues. The Trump administration canceled a four-month-old deal between Major League Baseball and the Cuban Baseball Federation Monday, saying that the federation was part of the Cuban go...
Tags: New York, Republicans, US, US news, Democrats, US politics, Bill De Blasio, Homeland Security, Secret Service, US Congress, Donald Trump, Major League Baseball, De Blasio, Bernie Sanders, City Hall, Trump


‘Change is what we’re talking about’: More than 50 council candidates set sights on Seattle City Hall

There are more candidates than usual because many have smelled change in the air at City Hall, where all seven of the council's district seats are up for grabs and only three incumbents are running again.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Local News, City Hall, Seattle City Hall


LA honors Jane Goodall as she turns 85

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles city leaders honored the lifetime achievements of famed primatologist Jane Goodall by singing “Happy Birthday” to her on her 85th birthday. Goodall vocalized a chimpanzee greeting Wednesday at the City Hall ceremony and pulled Mayor Eric Garcetti over to demonstrate how a female chimpanzee greets a high-ranking male. Goodall recounted her experiences in Los Angeles over the years, most recently at the 2017 screening of the documentary “Jane” at the Hollywood Bowl that f...
Tags: News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles City Council, City Hall, Hollywood Bowl, Jane, Jane Goodall, Goodall, Los Angeles City Hall, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


With Lightfoot’s Win, Chicago To Have First Black Woman And First Openly Gay Mayor

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot’s resounding victory was a clear call for change at City Hall and a historic repudiation of the old-style, insider politics that have long defined the nation’s third-largest city. Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor who’d never been elected to public office, defeated Cook County Board President and longtime City Council member Toni Preckwinkle on Tuesday with backing from voters across the city. Late results showed Lightfoot, 56, winning ev...
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Lightfoot says Chicago mayoral victory means 'a city reborn'

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot's resounding victory was a clear call for change at City Hall and a historic repudiation of the old-style, insider politics that have long defined the nation's third-largest city.
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Lightfoot says Chicago mayoral victory means ‘a city reborn’

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot’s resounding victory was a clear call for change at City Hall and a historic repudiation of the old-style, insider politics that have long defined the nation’s third-largest city. Lightfoot, a former federal prosecutor who’d never been elected to public office, defeated Cook County Board President and longtime City […]
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Lori Lightfoot to become Chicago’s first female black mayor

By Julie Bosman, Mitch Smith and Monica Davey CHICAGO — Chicago became the largest U.S. city ever to elect a black woman as its mayor as voters on Tuesday chose Lori Lightfoot, a former prosecutor, to replace Rahm Emanuel. When she takes office in May, Lightfoot also will be the city’s first openly gay mayor. Lightfoot, who has never held elective office, easily won the race, The Associated Press reported, beating out a better-known, longtime politician and turning her outsider status into an as...
Tags: New York, News, Uncategorized, Sport, Chicago, West, Soccer, Jane Byrne, Associated Press, City Council, South, City Hall, Rahm Emanuel, Emanuel, Cook County, Chicago Police Department


Travel Photographer Of The Year Flies Into London

Free Open-air Exhibition Of World-class Images, March 28 – April 30 We’ve been building through the night and are delighted to confirm that London gains a stunning, FREE, open-air photography attraction – the latest winning images from Travel Photographer of the Year 2018 are now on display at London Bridge City SE1 2DB – adjacent to City Hall and the Scoop and opposite the Tower of London. This gorgeous exhibition of world-class contemporary travel photography will be viewable 24 ...
Tags: Travel, London, Thames, Fujifilm, Westminster, Photography Tips, National Rail, Travel Guides, London Bridge, City Hall, Travel Photo Collections, Don, Swarovski Optik, Paramo, London Bridge City, TPOTY 2018


Seattle’s housing director will leave Durkan administration amid City Hall shake-up

An Ed Murray appointee known as a capable technocrat, Walker has led the Seattle Office of Housing since 2014.
Tags: News, Local Politics, Seattle, Local News, City Hall, Walker, Ed Murray, Durkan, Seattle Office of Housing


Politician’s claim as tallest might be a stretch

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — It didn’t take long for a New York City councilman’s claim that he’s the world’s tallest male politician to draw some challenges. Robert Cornegy Jr., a 6-foot-10 (208 centimeter) councilman from Brooklyn, was certified by Guinness World Records in January and honored for the distinction this week at a City Hall […]
Tags: News, New York City, Sports, Ap, Brooklyn, Nation, Guinness World Records, City Hall, Bismarck, Robert Cornegy Jr


Local News Is Collapsing In America

In a previous world, perhaps one could imagine that a million bloggers would spring up to fill the void left by all the actual reporting jobs disappearing, but that clearly did not and is not going to happen. The explosion of national digital-only news outlets has come and gone. Many survive, but few do the kind of journalism that local papers did. It’s one thing to tweet from a city council meeting every once in a while, and a whole other thing to cover City Hall for a real newspaper. – The A...
Tags: Art, America, Issues, City Hall, 03.26.19


Eric Garcetti would ‘look seriously’ at a U.S. Senate bid; what else could his future hold?

At the City Hall press conference in January where Eric Garcetti took the unusual step of announcing that he was not a candidate for president, a reporter asked if he was ruling out a White House run forever or only in 2020. The silly question drew a silly answer. “Garcetti 2040! I’d like to say that right now,” the Los Angeles mayor said, laughing. It’s pretty obvious that Garcetti aspires to run for president in a year to be determined. The serious question is what the 48-year-old Democrat cou...
Tags: California, Senate, White House, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, United Nations, Hud, Columbia University, Lausd, Dianne Feinstein, Eric Garcetti, San Antonio, Usc


Union Accuses Amazon of Breaking U.S. Law by Firing Activist

The Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union submitted a complaint Wednesday to the National Labor Relations Board alleging that the retailer violated federal law when it terminated Staten Island fulfillment center employee Rashad Long. In December, Long joined a rally at City Hall protesting Amazon’s proposed expansion in Queens. During the protest, a participant read out a statement from Long criticizing Amazon for what he deemed disrespectful management, unfair discipline, inadequate s...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Queens, Staten Island, National Labor Relations Board, City Hall, Department Store Union


Union Accuses Amazon of Breaking Federal Law by Firing Activist

The Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union submitted a complaint Wednesday to the National Labor Relations Board alleging that the retailer violated federal law when it terminated Staten Island fulfillment center employee Rashad Long. In December, Long joined a rally at City Hall protesting Amazon’s proposed expansion in Queens. During the protest, a participant read out a statement from Long criticizing Amazon for what he deemed disrespectful management, unfair discipline, inadequate s...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Queens, Staten Island, National Labor Relations Board, City Hall, Department Store Union


Lawsuit aims to boot LA City Council candidate off June ballot for San Fernando Valley seat

Los Angeles City Council candidate Serena Oberstein was the target Tuesday of a lawsuit filed accusing her of being ineligible to run for the seat, which represents the northwest San Fernando Valley. A fellow candidate, West Hills resident Frank Ferry, said he filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court because he believes the city charter prevents Oberstein from being able to run for the June 4 election. Frank Ferry, candidate for Los Angeles City Council in the 12th District. cour...
Tags: News, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Ferry, City Council, Local News, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles City Council, Mitchell, City Hall, Northridge, Santa Clarita, Valley, San Fernando Valley, West Valley


Former Los Alamitos mayor who helped lead push against state sanctuary law picked for federal job

Former Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar, who last year led his city to defy California’s sanctuary law – sparking similar efforts statewide  – is President Trump’s choice to be the next chief financial officer for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. “I’m very excited for the opportunity to serve at a national level and serve with a great organization like Homeland Security,” Edgar said Friday. Trump nominated Edgar on Thursday. His nomination needs to clear the Senate’s Homeland Security and ...
Tags: California, Senate, White House, Sport, Soccer, Mitch McConnell, Homeland Security, City Hall, Trump, Huntington Beach, American Civil Liberties Union, Edgar, U S Department of Homeland Security, Los Alamitos, AMY TAXIN, Governmental Affairs Committee


A monorail down the 405? Sherman Oaks residents submit their own Sepulveda Pass plan to little avail

President’s Day weekend was all it took for a Sherman Oaks engineer and architect duo to draft a mass transit concept from Van Nuys to LAX that they think gives Metro’s own proposals a run for their money. The big idea? A monorail running above the 405 freeway median — straight down the middle — that could be cheaper and easier to build while minimizing impacts on neighborhood streets from the South San Fernando Valley to the Westside. After Metro revealed its updated Sepulveda Transit Corridor ...
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Amid high expectations, new Baltimore police leader sworn in

BALTIMORE (AP) — Michael Harrison has been sworn in as Baltimore’s new police commissioner, inheriting a dysfunctional police force that’s distrusted by many citizens in this divided city. The former leader of the New Orleans police force took the oath of office in a City Hall chamber early Tuesday, hours after the Baltimore City Council […]
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Theater review: ‘For The Love Of (or, the roller derby play)’ skates by on its staging

Setting a play in the world of roller derby certainly makes that play memorable. And for those of us whose tastes run more toward Stoppard than to this sport, Gina Femia’s “For The Love Of (or, the roller derby play)” proves a rather gentle introduction to the consensually brutal athletic endeavor. Had the play stayed on the track and in the locker room, it might have found conflicts aplenty. But Femia wanders into the bedroom of new team member Joy Ride (Briana Price) and her partner Michelle (...
Tags: Hollywood, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, New Jersey, Manhattan, West Coast, Southern California, City Hall, Michelle, Andrea, Ctg, Kohl, Kirk Douglas, Kirk Douglas Theatre, Block Party