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City cracks down on cash-for-keys; where to stock up on sandbags

MORNING REPORT: A new city law has targeted the "cash-for-keys" practice in which landlords offer tenants cash to move out of their rent-controlled apartments. In some cases, the offer is well below what tenants could receive under city law .... Need a sandbag? L.A. residents can pick up to 25 bags (while supplies last) at fire stations in Eagle Rock in El Sereno Read More »

L.A. Times endorses Mitch O’Farrell for Council District 13; 23 candidates running for 34th Congressional seat; City Council votes to decriminalize street vending but ….

MORNING REPORT: The L.A. Times endorsed Mitch O'Farrell in the Council District 13 race, saying the incumbent councilman has "proved himself to be a thoughtful, committed representative" .... The City Council voted to decriminalize street vending and set up a permitting system amid concerns that immigrant vendors might face deportation if charged with a misdemeanor .... 23 people - including a state legislator, labor activist and filmmaker - have officially filed paperwork to run in the special April 4 election to succeed former Congressman Xavier Becerra Read More »

Soap opera star selling Glassell Park home for $815k; homeless can pay tickets with community service; more inspections for problem apartments

MORNING REPORT: The City Council voted in favor of allowing homeless persons to pay parking tickets through community service instead of paying a fine .... "Blighted or low-quality" apartment building will be inspected more frequently by the city's Housing and Community Development Department .... Actress Katherine Kelly Lang -- aka Brooke Logan of The Bold and the Beautiful soap opera -- has put her Glassell Park home on the market for $815,000 Read More »

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