Shutting Down Illegal Pot
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The L.A. City Council voted Tuesday in favor of a motion that could crack down on unlicensed cannabis shops by shutting off their water and power services. The motion directs the city attorney to draft such an ordinance, which is designed to increase enforcement of illegal pot shops. L.A. City Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez drafted the motion the council unanimously approved Tuesday.
- Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez
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Uber and Lyft rides could soon be taxed in Los Angeles. City officials say the popular ride-hail services are worsening traffic and not paying enough to maintain public streets. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will consider the measure at its meeting this Thursday.
- Laura J. Nelson, transportation reporter for the Los Angeles Times
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Shared e-scooter companies would have to wait to take off in new communities until after a local government creates safety rules. That's a new law proposed by California state representative Al Muratsuchi.
- Al Muratsuchi, California State Representative
Angels in Long Beach
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Last week we told you about how the Angels and Anaheim have been doing a dance about whether the team will stay in the city longterm. In a nutshell, the club extended their lease on Angel Stadium by one year, through the 2020 season. Then what? That's the "who knows" part because while the two sides are expected to begin talking about a new deal to stay in Anaheim long term either in a new OR renovated ballpark nothing is guaranteed past 2020. Enter Long Beach? That's the buzz coming out of the LBC as the city and Angels say they've talked about the possibility of a new ballpark on the waterfront.
- Nick Roman, KPCC host and Angel fan
Santa Anita Horse Deaths
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There's an unfortunate phenomenon happening at Santa Anita Park. Since the day after Christmas 19 horses have died at the race track. The most recent incident happened yesterday morning when a three-year-old horse was injured during training ... and had to be euthanized. It's an unusually high number of deaths ... and the track is closed today while officials investigate what is going on.
- Jeremy Balan, West Coast reporter for the horse racing website Blood Horse
Orange County polling centers
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On Tuesday, the Orange County Supervisors voted unanimously to overhaul to the election process there and replace polling places with voting centers.
- Jill Replogle, Orange County reporter
Sharks & Cancer
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A breakthrough study released this month from Cal State University, Monterey Bay, in collaboration with Monterey Bay Aquarium, studied the evolutionary adaptations in the Great White Sharks of California. The research can be used by medical researchers to prevent cancer, treat age-related ailments and heal injuries in humans.
- Professor Nate Jue, Cal State University, Monterey Bay and one of the report's authors