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Council ends tax certificates for pot dispensaries

LOS ANGELES — The city will stop issuing new business tax certificates to medical marijuana dispensaries under an ordinance approved Jan. 19 by the City Council. Despite the 2013 voter approval of Proposition D, which banned most medical marijuana businesses in Los Angeles, city finance officials have continued to issue tax certificates and collect taxes Read More…

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Tax incentives increased on-location filming in 2015

LOS ANGELES — On-location filming in the greater Los Angeles area inched upward by 1.3 percent last year compared to 2014 thanks to a spike in scripted television programs that local officials attributed in part to tax-credit incentives. According to FilmL.A., the nonprofit organization that coordinates filming activity in the Los Angeles area, there were Read More…

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Hollywood billboard campaign targets overdevelopment

LOS ANGELES — Advocates from the AIDS Healthcare Foundation concerned about the impact that overdevelopment is having on the quality of life have spearheaded a new advocacy and awareness campaign intended to educate area residents about the growing problem in the city and region. Stop Manhattanwood! is the title of the new awareness and advocacy Read More…