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L.A. City Council moves to outlaw discrimination against Section 8 tenants

April 18, 2019 |

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday moved forward with a law that would bar landlords from refusing to consider tenants with Section 8 vouchers.

In a 12-0 vote, the council instructed the city attorney to draft an ordinance that would extend protections against so-called source-of-income…

L.A. Times – Business

Port of L.A. automation vote is delayed after dockworkers protest

April 17, 2019 |

Facing a crowd of more than 1,200 protesting dockworkers, the Port of Los Angeles’ Harbor Commission delayed a decision Tuesday over whether to open the way to automation in North America’s largest terminal — a dispute involving jobs, clean air and Southern California’s dominance as an import gateway…

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L.A. developer of celebrity real estate arrested in alleged $1.3-billion Ponzi scam

April 12, 2019 |

The head of a Sherman Oaks firm accused of bilking thousands of investors in a $ 1.3-billion Ponzi scheme was arrested Thursday along with two associates on federal criminal charges.

Robert Shapiro, 61, the owner of the Woodbridge Group of Cos., and two other company executives were accused of conspiracy…

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NFL Fan Suing L.A. Rams After Bloody Beatdown At Game

April 11, 2019 |

You’re looking at the NFL fan who’s suing the L.A. Rams — claiming he was brutally attacked by a drunk fan during a 2018 game at the Coliseum in an attack that SHOULD have been prevented.  The man is Peter Bergin – who claims he was at…


Nipsey Hussle’s Murder Prompts L.A. Gangs Peace Rally

April 6, 2019 |

Nipsey Hussle’s death is prompting something extraordinary in L.A. — a full peace treaty between several gangs, and they’re demonstrating together to show their love for the slain rapper. A peace march went down Friday afternoon in Crenshaw, not…


Todd Gurley Hits L.A. Hot Spot … With A Limp?!?

April 4, 2019 |

Does this look like a man with two healthy knees?!? That’s the question that’s surrounded Todd Gurley for MONTHS — and when TMZ Sports got him out at Craig’s in L.A. on Wednesday with what appears to be a hitch in his gate — it had us asking it…

Famed L.A. fashion shop Fred Segal to expand under new ownership

March 31, 2019 |

Fred Segal, the historic West Hollywood boutique name-dropped on shows like “Beverly Hills 90120,” has a new owner that wants to take its leather sandals and big acetate sunglasses to a broader audience.

Global Icons, a brand licensing firm that has worked to promote names like Vespa scooters and…

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Jussie Smollett Lands in L.A. Ahead of NAACP Image Awards

March 28, 2019 |

Jussie Smollett is back on the west coast and the timing is interesting … considering he’s up for a big award in L.A. this weekend.  The embattled “Empire” actor landed at LAX Wednesday night, where he was flanked by security guards and…

As head of the L.A. Chamber, Maria Salinas is getting down to business

March 3, 2019 |

It took 130 years for the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce to hire a woman and a Latino to fill its top staff job. In August 2018, Maria S. Salinas took over as president and chief executive of the chamber, which has a membership of more than 1,650 businesses with a combined workforce that…

L.A. Times – Business

Construction at massive Oceanwide Plaza in downtown L.A. remains stalled

February 23, 2019 |

Construction of Oceanwide Plaza, a $ 1-billion real estate development in downtown Los Angeles, remains stalled amid questions about whether the Beijing-based developer can find the funds to complete it.

Work on the mixed-use complex near Staples Center stopped late last month, bringing widespread…

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