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Special election to fill vacant City Council seat

Independent Staff Report WEST HOLLYWOOD — Voters will go to the polls here June 2 to elect a new member to the City Council, replacing former Councilman Jeff Prang, who resigned late last year after being elected county assessor. Former City Councilman John Heilman, who had served on the council since the city incorporated 30…

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Council aide sues Duran, city

From City News Service LOS ANGELES — A deputy to West Hollywood City Councilman John Duran is suing the lawmaker and the city, alleging he was wrongfully suspended on false allegations of spying on a colleague when he was actually trying to report unlawful activity. Ian Owens claims he was the victim of retaliation for…

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Ryu defeats Ramsay in Fourth District council race

Ryu defeats Ramsay in Fourth District council race   From City News Services LOS ANGELES — Health center public affairs director David Ryu will become Los Angeles’ first Korean American councilman July 1 when he is sworn in to succeed Councilman Tom LaBonge to represent the Fourth District. Ryu defeated LaBonge’s former chief of staff,…

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