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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

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. Huizar’s […]

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City of L.A. asked to help finance 2015 Special Olympics

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Los Angeles city officials were asked today to help finance this summer’s 2015 Special Olympics World Games, with Councilman Tom LaBonge suggesting the city should donate $1.5 million. Special Olympics World Games Chief Operating Officer Jeff Carr went before the City Council’s Budget and Finance Committee today to request that the […]

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L.A. Council panel wants second look at Greek Theatre bidding process

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - In a major victory for the venue’s current operator, a City Council committee today rejected a recommendation to turn management of the Greek Theatre over to Live Nation.   The city’s Recreation and Parks Commission had voted in October to contract with Live Nation instead of sticking with long-time management company […]

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Huell Howser to be honored at sunset at Griffith Observatory

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A sunset memorial will be held at the Griffith Observatory today in remembrance of the late local television personality Huell Howser.   Howser died at age 67 on January 7, 2013, at his Palm Springs home. The native Tennessean, who had been a feature reporter for television stations in Nashville and […]

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