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In its early splendor, the Ocean Center Building, built in 1929, was the gateway to the adventures and pleasures of the Pike. Visitors by the thousands passed through the arches on the 14-story building's south side and headed west into the land of thrill rides, penny arcades, shrimp and hot dogs and tattoo ...
That is because there are none. New York City has been discussing this option for years, but it still remains just that, a discussion. This is an untested idea which American cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago have so far rejected. Is it really the time to test something like this in the United States, ...

The number of people living in the streets or in shelters in Los Angeles County has risen by 75 percent over the past six years, from 32,000 to nearly 58,000. ... Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti says the city government plans to reduce the homeless population by half within five years and reach a “functional zero”-level by ...
... a young family–Trent Wolbe, Grace Lee, and their infant daughter–to go through the process of planning, designing, and building a small backyard home so that the city could observe and learn, using the type of human-centered design process that is common in design firms and rare in city government.
A Long Beach official working on city government's effort to keep Community Medical Center Long Beach open beyond this summer expressed ... Days later, the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency ordered ambulances carrying patients receiving advanced life support care to ...
Earlier this month, MemorialCare officials blamed the departure of Community Medical Center employees for their decision to send city government a 120-day termination notice for the hospital property. Shortly thereafter, the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency ordered ambulances ...

Citizens and private organizations — including students at the University — have the ability to aid the homeless in ways the government does not. In Los Angeles, the local city government has failed to approve enough housing permits to satisfy the need. In fact, a report last year from the California Housing ...
... Vazquez and Estefania Zavala, a UCLA public policy student and a Santa Monica city government intern, put the list together. "This shows we have a very strong pool of extremely qualified candidates and we have never had a Latino chief of police," Clayton told me. "Los Angeles has extremely few Latino ...
... shaping up as a test of city government, which after an earlier controversial shooting of a black man has tried to be more transparent. Los Angeles Times ... Because if Ibrahimovic can't make Los Angeles care about the Galaxy, there isn't a player who can," writes Times sports columnist Dylan Hernandez.
A Los Angeles City Council committee has recommended rescinding a policy that bans city officials from traveling to Arizona for city business and was .... Villela said his organization is neither for nor against rescinding the city government's travel ban, but he hopes to use the issue as an opportunity ...
We've travelled this road before when the Los Angeles County district attorney threatened the mayor and council with criminal charges and prosecution if they continued to compensate themselves over and beyond what was legally permitted by the City Charter. The state controller extracted salary costs for ...
The Easter Season is a time of rebirth and renewal and an opportunity for families and friends to gather together. Each year, cities in the Inland Empire offer various family-friendly activities and events. Many of these are hosted by the local city government while others are sponsored by local businesses.
Well done, City Government. You've removed a green space and kept the money flowing. ... David Pisarra is a Los Angeles Divorce and Child Custody Lawyer specializing in Father's and Men's Rights with the Santa Monica firm of Pisarra & Grist. He welcomes your questions and comments. He can be ...
"The right hand of city government didn't know what the left hand was doing." The Associated Press reported Sunday that a tenants' rights watchdog found that the Kushner Cos. had filed more than 80 construction permit applications for 34 buildings across the city between 2013 and 2016 stating it had no ...
At issue is a recent order from the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency, or LACEMS, requiring paramedics to take patients who ... a nonprofit that runs several other Long Beach and Orange County hospitals, has leased Community Medical Center from city government since 2011.
Developers scale considerable hurdles to build housing for homeless people in the city of Los Angeles. They must cobble together ... The residents of Los Angeles have taxed themselves to give the city government the funds to build 10,000 units of housing to stem the homelessness crisis. And we want that ...
As a leader in municipal government, he has spent over 11 years perfecting his City Clerk skillset in four California cities, including Laguna Woods, Eastvale, Rosemead, and previously in South Pasadena. Marc also worked for Los Angeles Superior Court and as a Generalist Records Clerk in the United ...

MemorialCare, however, filed a 120-day notice to terminate its lease with city government earlier this month, claiming managers' hands had been forced by employee departures. Shortly thereafter, the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency ordered paramedics aiding patients in need of ...
The Council expenditures are three times those of comparable charter cities in Los Angeles County. Where other small cities have one full-time assistant for an entire city council, Compton has one for each of its five council members. Total compensation for the mayor and city council members themselves ...
As a disclaimer, I'm not categorically against any type of development, be it prefabricated, modular homeless housing or 100 story luxury apartments. If a city wants to build the tallest building in the world, that's fine if it's their decision to do that. What I am against is top-down planning by government and big ...
“We are dismayed to see that over the years, from one director of the CAPC to another, the same problems recur: continuous pressure on the direction of the museum at the hands of the municipal government, lack of institutional support, weakening of financial means,” the letter notes. “The CAPC has a rich ...
Ntuk works as Los Angeles city government's petroleum administrator. He also teaches chemical engineering classes for Cal State Long Beach. He previously ran for a Long Beach Unified School District board seat in a 2014 race won by board member Megan Kerr. The challenger also identified providing ...
Today architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne announced that he is leaving his position at the Los Angeles Times, a job he has held for more than a decade, for a new position in city government: the chief design officer for Los Angeles. "Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has asked me to fill a new post ...
If you live in Los Angeles, a new digital tool will tell you if you can build a small second house in your backyard, and how much it might cost. ... The city government believes that building backyard homes–also known as granny flats or accessory dwelling units (ADUs)–could be part of the solution to add new ...
Lynn, L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti and the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors all argue that they work better together on homelessness than ever before, ... The county has no control over that, except in places where there is no city government, such as Marina del Rey (where land costs are prohibitive).
The new internal structure came about after the Akron Growth Council worked the past year to evaluate the role of city government in economic ... project, modeled after similar programs in Los Angeles and Washington, D.C., looks to make long-term investments to create neighborhood business districts.
Those grants underpin some of the best-known — and most scrutinized — predictive policing efforts in Chicago and Los Angeles. .... The structure of city government in New Orleans is predicated on a “strong mayor” model where the council does not have approval authority over contracts or policies for the ...
Aldrich was done with adult films after the Los Angeles Police Department took the controversial step of arresting producers of sex films under the state's pandering law, which carried a mandatory three-year .... "I think some of that is the authors' ignorance to how municipal government works," he said.
In Los Angeles, local preference works like this: When an L.A.-based firm submits a bid for goods or services to the city, the bid is considered as if it were 8 ... the local preference ordinances has varied from year to year, but between 2012 and 2016, about $272 million worth of bids for city government work utilized local ...
Laughter comes easily to Moe, a 29-year veteran of Manhattan Beach city government who is now its newly appointed city manager. ... Moe attended Cal State Los Angeles with the intention of obtaining his general education requirements and then going to the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara to study ...
I have to confess that I have mixed feelings about the idea of abolishing term limits for elected officials here in the city of Los Angeles. The plus is that there are some in city government that don't seem trustworthy to me -- we would be better off seeing them retire. But we also ought to be thinking about ...
As the search begins for his replacement, some in Los Angeles are celebrating Charlie Beck's departure. ... Upon announcing that he would leave his post, he declared that it was time to "get off the bull" and that there was "a great generation of leaders" for Mayor Eric Garcetti and city government to choose ...
With the addition of 100 BMW i3 electric cars, the city government of Los Angeles aimed not just to green its fleet but to realize operating-cost savings. Based on the observations and records obtained by CBS Los Angeles, it's not nearly as firmly on the path to achieve either of those goals as the ...
This report presents a first of its kind policy framework for how shared mobility can better help cities reach their climate and equity goals—and offers a role for city government in shaping this emerging mobility marketplace. Because of Los Angeles's strong commitment to overcoming its extensive challenges, ...
A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council, endorsed by the City of Los Angeles, offers cutting-edge recommendations for tackling the ... of shared mobility, as well as best practices from around the world, and offer a role for city government in shaping this emerging mobility marketplace.
City government released a statement Friday morning declaring that MemorialCare Health System, which operates the East Long Beach hospital, did not tell ... Ricky Tadeo of the Los Angeles County EMS agency said he issued the diversion order after talking to MemorialCare officials, who said they were ...
Los Angeles plans to add chief resilience officers to 28 major city departments, which would make it unique among the 100 Resilient Cities cohort, many of which have only one CRO whose position is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation. (The Los Angeles city government will fund the 28 departmental ...
“On long drives to Stockton or Los Angeles to build support for the cannery workers movement, Oscar would grope and fondle me despite my discomfort ... Watsonville Assistant City Manager Matt Huffaker said the incidents took place “decades ago” when Rios was not yet a member of the city government.
“If you're a city government that has a policy of basically balancing the budget by issuing huge numbers of traffic tickets, you have to expect this response,” said John Rao, an attorney who specializes in ... By comparison, ticket debt in Los Angeles, where the statute of limitations is five years, is $21 million.
Those grants underpin some of the best-known — and most scrutinized — predictive policing efforts in Chicago and Los Angeles. .... The structure of city government in New Orleans is predicated on a “strong mayor” model where the council does not have approval authority over contracts or policies for the ...
In Los Angeles, local preference works like this: When an L.A.-based firm submits a bid for goods or services to the city, the bid is considered as if it were 8 ... the local preference ordinances has varied from year to year, but between 2012 and 2016, about $272 million worth of bids for city government work utilized local ...
Laughter comes easily to Moe, a 29-year veteran of Manhattan Beach city government who is now its newly appointed city manager. ... Moe attended Cal State Los Angeles with the intention of obtaining his general education requirements and then going to the Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara to study ...
Every day, or month, or quarter, whatever makes sense, Uber and Lyft would need to make a tax payment to the city government, based on the number of ... problem: Simply instigate this tax in one of the handful of cities which don't need Uber as much as Uber needs them—New York, London, Los Angeles.
I have to confess that I have mixed feelings about the idea of abolishing term limits for elected officials here in the city of Los Angeles. The plus is that there are some in city government that don't seem trustworthy to me -- we would be better off seeing them retire. But we also ought to be thinking about ...
After three years on Belmont's Planning Commission, Julia Mates has embarked on a new role after being named to the Belmont City Council Jan. 23. Mates was appointed by the four other members of the City Council to fill the seat vacated by former mayor and councilman Eric Reed's death in December.
Even as the city government enacted its aggressive and remarkably successful water-demand-management strategy over the past decade, the national ... of water resources on which California cities draw, experts say it would take a much longer drought to bring about water-based anarchy in Los Angeles.
... places to approve new housing, especially low-income housing, by removing the city government's ability to block certain kinds of building permits. The report showed that pretty much all California cities — and especially those in the coastal job centers around San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego ...
Los Angeles recently become the lone recipient of What Works Cities' Gold Certification, ostensibly making it the American city most adept at using data to ... What receiving gold means is that L.A. is ostensibly at the front of American municipal government efforts to become more adept at using data to ...
[LOS ANGELES] Just a few years ago, violence was so rampant at Tompkins Houses in Brooklyn, New York, that residents referred to the walkway that cuts through the public-housing complex as Death Valley. "If you valued your life, you just didn't go there," said Leora Keith, 76, president of the residents' ...
“Renee Weitzer is a venerable icon in Los Angeles City government. Few people know Council District Four, its places, and its residents better than Renee,” Councilmember Ryu said. “In her new role she will serve as a consultant on various projects in our district. We're thrilled to welcome her back.”.


 

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