Tag: law

Housing Rental Law Remains After Airbnb Challenge

SANTA MONICA—The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has sided with the city of Santa Monica against Airbnb, Inc. and Homeaway.com’s challenge...

Two Santa Monica Apartment Buildings Subject To Rent Control Laws

SANTA MONICA—On Tuesday, July 30, the California Court of Appeals ordered two properties at 1041 20th Street and 1915 Ocean Avenue to abide by...

Santa Monica Law Firm Petitions For Their Money

SANTA MONICA—The Santa Monica law firm, Kohn Law Firm, which represented Jacobs v. Bank of America Corporations is asking for a federal judge to...

New Law Limits Plastic Straws In Restaurants

CALIFORNIA—On Thursday, September 20, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill to partially ban straws beginning January 1 , 2019. Full-service restaurants will not...

City Council Passes Emergency Ordinance For Mobility Devices

SANTA MONICA—During its most recent meeting on Tuesday, March 6, the Santa Monica City Council approved an emergency ordinance placing temporary regulations for shared...

SMPD Conducts Underage Decoy Operation

SANTA MONICA—According to a press release from the Santa Monica Police Department, on Thursday, April 20, the SMPD Vice Unit conducted a minor decoy operation...

Three UCLA Faculty Members Named 2017 Guggenheim Fellows

WESTWOOD—Three UCLA faculty members have been selected as recipients of the 2017 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships, officials announced on Friday, April 7. The...

Santa Monica Joins In Fighting Executive Order

SANTA MONICA—The city of Santa Monica indicated in a press release on Wednesday, March 22, that Santa Monica joined 33 cities and counties across the country...

Woman Acquitted Of Murder Suing Santa Monica Detective

SANTA MONICA—Real estate broker Kelly Soo Park, who was acquitted of murder in 2008, is suing a Santa Monica police detective who allegedly dissuaded...

LA Traffic Enforcement Increases Pedestrian Safety

LOS ANGELES—The Los Angeles Police Department will be holding Pedestrian Crosswalk Safety and Enforcement Operation on Thursday, March 9 at the intersection crosswalk of Woodley...

L.A. County Sues State Of California Over Redistricting Law

LOS ANGELES—Los Angeles County filed a lawsuit on Monday, February 27 against the State of California over a new law that discriminates against 1 million...

Judge Blocks Law that Restricts IMDB From Publishing Actors’ Ages

LOS ANGELES—A federal judge blocked a California law that restricts the website, Internet Movie Database (IMDb), a popular Hollywood website from posting actor’s ages...

Four Charged In Torturing Mentally Disabled Teen On Facebook Live

CHICAGO, IL—Four suspects have been arrested in connection with an attack on a mentally disabled teenager that was streamed on Facebook Live. Jordan Hill, 18, Tesfaye...

New Earthquake Law Requires Upgrading 15,000 Buildings

WEST HOLLYWOOD/SANTA MONICA—The Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a law that will require brittle concrete buildings and apartment buildings with large open spaces...

Airbnb Pays $20,000 In Fines To Santa Monica

SANTA MONICA—San Francisco based company Airbnb has paid Santa Monica $20,000 in fines from the city’s new short-term rental laws according to KPCC. The...

145th Safe Surrender Of Newborn

SANTA MONICA—On Sunday, April 10 a newborn girl was safely surrendered at a local Santa Monica hospital, Andrew Weis, Public Relations for Supervisor Don...

Governor Jerry Brown Passes ‘End Of Life Option Act’ In California

CALIFORNIA—Governor Jerry Brown signed bill a on September 5 at the California Assembly to pass a new bill that would allow terminally ill, but competent...

The Game Loses Instagram Defamation Case

LOS ANGELES—A Los Angeles judge ordered rapper Jayceon Terrell Taylor, known as The Game, to pay his former nanny $200,627 for defaming her on...

Retired LA Judge Shoots At Police

WESTWOOD—On Wednesday, June 11 retired Los Angeles Judge James Bascue was arrested for an alleged assault on a police officer with a deadly weapon. At...

New Bill To Restore Suspended Driver’s Licenses

SANTA MONICA—Sue Himmelrich, City Councilwoman and attorney for the Western Center on Law and Poverty is looking to assist residents who have revoked driver's...
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