Category Archives: Politics

L.A. Council Approves Minimum Wage Increase

By ELIZABETH HSING-HUEI CHOU City News Service LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles City Council today approved a $15 minimum wage for hundreds of thousands of workers in the city who currently earn $9 per hour. The wage will increase incrementally beginning in July 2016, eventually reaching $15 an hour by 2020 for employers…

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Ryu, Ramsay square off in City Council race

Staff and Wire Reports LOS ANGELES — The battle to replace longtime 4th District City Councilman Tom LaBonge will be decided by district voters May 19. Carolyn Ramsay, who has worked under LaBonge for most of the last decade, is running against health center director David Ryu for the seat that represents a large part…

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Greek Theatre, Paul Koretz completely flabbergasted

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – A Los Angeles councilman said today he is in disbelief at the idea of the city taking over operation of the Greek Theatre, but was unable to convince his colleagues to intervene in the Recreation and Parks Department’s decision to stop using an outside management firm. Councilman Paul Koretz told reporters…

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