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Mayor open to possible rent control expansion; Echo Park singer eliminated from The Voice

Housing: Mayor Eric Garcetti announced his support for a state ballot measure that would allow local governments to impose or expand rent control to apartments constructed after 1995. The Affordable Housing act would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act that prohibits cities from applying rent control to new construction. The city current’s rent control law applies only to units constructed before October 1978,but Garcetti says he’s open to the idea of imposing the restrictions to new apartments if the ballot measure passes. L.A. Times

Memorial: Veterans and Boyle Heights residents have been involved a long-running dispute over the name of a Mexican America veterans’ memorial, with one man claiming it was named after his father, a World War II hero, while others say it honors all Mexican American vets. L.A. Times

“Devastated”: Echo Park singer and pianist Terrence Cunningham was eliminated from the playoffs on The Voice. “Obviously, I’m known to be very zen and centered and quiet, which is all true,” he said. “But inside? Yeah, I was devastated.” Daily News

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