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City replaces Columbus Day as official holiday

LOS ANGELES — The City Council voted Aug. 30 to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples Day as an official Los Angeles holiday, siding with critics who said the explorer’s connection to brutality and slavery makes him unworthy of celebration. In approving the switch, the council also rejected a late push by Councilman Joe Buscaino Read More…

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New contract provides multiple raises for DWP union

LOS ANGELES — Members of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s most powerful union will see a significant bump in pay, with the City Council’s approval June 28 of a new contract for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 18. The deal was approved on an 11-3 vote despite three council members’ Read More…

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Indigenous Peoples Day proposal approved by council committee

LOS ANGELES — A proposal to replace Columbus Day with what would be called Indigenous Peoples Day was approved June 14 by a Los Angeles City Council committee. The 3-0 vote by the Elections, Intergovernmental Relations and Neighborhoods Committee sends the proposal to the full council. The proposal includes the recommendation for city staff to Read More…