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UPI Almanac for Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014.
By United Press International
Politics 2014: Endorsements for McConnell not coming in from Tea Party

Politics 2014: Endorsements for McConnell not coming in from Tea Party

Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, a darling of the Republican Party's conservative wing, didn't offer support for party leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, when asked if he would back McConnell over Tea Party-backed challenger Matt Bevin in the primary.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Eric Garcetti says he'll be a 'back to basics' LA mayor

LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) -- Longtime City Council member Eric Garcetti was sworn in as Los Angeles' mayor, pledging to be a "back-to-basics" leader of the city's economic recovery.

Prop 8 proponents go back to court to try to stop same-sex marriages

LOS ANGELES, June 29 (UPI) -- Opponents of same-sex marriage in California went back to the U.S. Supreme Court Saturday to try to stop an appellate ruling opening the way for gays to marry.

Los Angeles launches rooftop solar feed in tariff program

LOS ANGELES, June 28 (UPI) -- Los Angeles has launched the nation's largest urban solar rooftop feed in tariff program.
Politics 2014: Roads to 2014, 2016 become rocky as retirements mount

Politics 2014: Roads to 2014, 2016 become rocky as retirements mount

The road to the 2016 general election is becoming more and more rocky as mounting numbers of members of the U.S. Congress announce their intentions to seek a life beyond Capitol Hill.
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Eric Garcetti to be next Los Angeles mayor

LOS ANGELES, May 22 (UPI) -- Los Angeles City Council Member Eric Garcetti was declared the winner of the mayoral race, becoming the city's first elected Jewish mayor.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 17, 2013.
By United Press International

Schwarzenegger hosts forum on immigration reform

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger argued for immigration reform at a Los Angeles forum, using his own story as an example.
Bloomberg donates $350,000 to LA school reform campaign

Bloomberg donates $350,000 to LA school reform campaign

LOS ANGELES, April 25 (UPI) -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave $350,000 to a Los Angeles school board campaign backed by the Coalition for School Reform, records indicate.

Crime in Los Angeles declining in 2013

LOS ANGELES, April 6 (UPI) -- Violent crime in Los Angeles was down 14 percent for the first quarter of 2013 from the same period last year, police said.

Riverside, Calif., withdraws Dorner reward

RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 28 (UPI) -- Riverside, Calif., officials said the city withdrew its $100,000 reward in the case of a murder suspect who died after leading police on a 10-day manhunt.

Groups balking on paying Dorner reward

LOS ANGELES, March 25 (UPI) -- Some donors to a reward fund in the case of a murder suspect who died after leading California police on a 10-day manhunt say they are rethinking their pledges.

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Los Angeles wants 2024 Olympics

Los Angeles wants 2024 Olympics

LOS ANGELES, March 8 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa sent a letter to the U.S. Olympic Committee saying the city is interested in hosting its third Summer Olympic Games.

Camp ranger seeks Los Angeles Dorner award

LOS ANGELES, March 8 (UPI) -- A camp ranger who was carjacked by accused killer Christopher Dorner and called 911 is seeking a $1.2 million reward offered by Los Angeles, documents show.

LA mayor wants end to 'reign of terror'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Police reported various false sightings of suspected killer Christopher Dorner in their search to end what the Los Angeles mayor called a "reign of terror."

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013.
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Rubio, Villaraigosa air immigration plans

Rubio, Villaraigosa air immigration plans

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Two men, rising stars in their political parties, offered proposals for U.S. immigration reform that address the 11 million undocumented workers already here.

LA mayor downplays Charlie Sheen meeting

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa Tuesday stiff-armed reporters seeking amplification on his weekend party encounter with Charlie Sheen.

Officials warn against firing guns in air

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Los Angeles officials have warned people against firing guns into the air when celebrating the New Year -- anyone caught doing so could face a $10,000 fine.

LAPD holds post-Sandy Hook gun buyback

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Los Angeles Police said they collected 1,500 guns in a no-questions-asked buyback program held in the wake of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting.

Gun buybacks increase in SoCal

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Officials in Southern California said they were increasing gun buyback programs after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

Occupy LA sues over eviction

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- Occupy Los Angeles protesters filed a class-action lawsuit alleging the group's rights were violated in its November 2011 eviction.
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