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City’s deputy film czar quits to run for state assembly

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Mayor Eric Garcetti’s former film industry adviser announced today he is running for the seat being vacated by Assemblyman Mike Gatto, who represents parts of the San Fernando Valley, Burbank and East Hollywood. Rajiv Dalal, who stepped down this week as Garcetti’s deputy film czar, is now looking to succeed Gatto, […]

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Mayor signs order to encourage film production in L.A. locations

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Mayor Eric Garcetti signed an executive order today instructing city department heads to make filming in Los Angeles easier and appointed Public Works Commissioner Kevin James as the city’s chief film liaison. James will lead a task force made up of city employees and work closely with Garcetti’s film czar, entertainment […]

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Low turnout on L.A.’s Tuesday elections no surprise

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The preliminary turnout for Tuesday’s Los Angeles primary election — which included a pair of ballot measures aimed at boosting voter participation — was 8.6 percent, although the figure is expected to rise as ballot-counting continues, the City Clerk’s Office announced today. The clerk’s office still needs to tally 46,412 outstanding […]

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Huizar prevails-and other L.A. city council election results

m4s0n501 LOS ANGELES (CNS) - City Councilman Jose Huizar fended off a spirited challenge from former Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina to retain his 14th District seat, headlining a winning night for council incumbents. “We did it!” Huizar shouted at his election-night party Tuesday night at Salesian High School, drawing cheers from the crowd. […]

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L.A. election move to even-numbered years hopes to boost voter turnout

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles and LAUSD elections will be moving from odd-numbered years to even-numbered years thanks to a pair of charter amendments approved by voters. Backers of the charter amendments on Tuesday’s ballot said the move will help boost voter turnout by including city and Los Angeles Unified School District issues on […]

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