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  • Proposed Allentown budget includes no tax increase, mayor refuses to comment

     
    Allentown's proposed 2013 budget calls for $88 million in spending, but would not increase property taxes, according to a news release from Mayor Ed Pawlowski. The budget, which was delivered to city council today, would hold property taxes at 17.53...
  • Investigators find major flaws in L.A. Fire Department data

     
    A long-awaited review of Los Angeles Fire Department response times has found that the agency used inaccurate data “that should not be relied upon until they are properly recalculated and validated.” The data were used to make critical...
  • The first grades are in on how power companies responded to Hurricane Sandy

     
    Many people were steamed at their electric company after sitting in the cold and dark for days following Hurricane Sandy. Many of them unfortunately had the same experience last year when Hurricane Irene blew through, and again when a freak......
  • Chino Hills wants to shut down Chinese 'maternity hotel'

     
    Chino Hills officials said Monday they want to close a "maternity hotel" where women from China stay to give birth. The move comes after neighbors complained about traffic and a sewage spill at the site. Officials said the hotel is......
  • Alleged 'maternity house' for Chinese woman may be shut down

     
    Chino Hills is moving to shut down a residence allegedly housing women from China who want to give birth to U.S.-citizen children. On Saturday, a group called Not in Chino Hills staged a street corner protest against the site. "They......
  • Northridge slayings: 75 code violations alleged at boarding house

     
    Los Angeles officials found 75 code violations in the unlicensed boarding house in Northridge where four people were murdered last week....
  • Owner of Dolby Theatre says it will comply with city loan deal

     
    The company that owns Hollywood's Dolby Theatre said Saturday it will comply with the obligations of the $30-million loan provided by Los Angeles city officials to lure Cirque du Soleil to the Hollywood & Highland shopping center. One day after......
  • Occupy’s unintended legacy: more restrictions on protests

     
    It's an ironic legacy for a movement conceived as a voice for the downtrodden....
  • Mayoral aide was with official targeted in child endangerment probe

     
    An employee of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa told police that she and city commissioner Andrea Alarcon were at a downtown hotel on the night Alarcon’s 11-year-old daughter was found unattended at City Hall, sources told The Times....
  • Report: Counties kick arse at ethics reform

     
    TALLAHASSEE — With Florida legislative leaders promising another sweeping round of ethics reform, a research group has taken a snapshot of counties' efforts to clean up their own collective acts. The results: Not too shabby. Florida State...
  • Candlelight vigil to stop violence in Puerto Rico, Central Florida

     
    The Puerto Rican Leadership Council,  Central Florida community activists and faith-based organizations will “Shine a Light on Crime and Violence in Puerto Rico, Central Florida, and the Nation”  by holding a candlelight vigil tonite. Several ...
  • Quinn’s thrilling gambit sets chilling precedent

     
    From Sunday's print column Agreed, there was something deeply satisfying about Gov. Pat Quinn’s announcement last week that he was suspending the pay of state lawmakers until they acted on pension reform. "There is a principle as old as the......