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LA employees watching Olympics at work

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LA council mulls condemning on-air slurs

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LA lawmakers say new map based on race

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LA fast-food moratorium bill advances

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LA may ban fast-food in South LA

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Los Angeles may ban new fast-food restaurants in South Los Angeles as a way of fighting a growing obesity crisis in the inner-city area, a lawmaker said.

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L.A. Skid Row gets Internet cafe

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- The down-and-out in Los Angeles's notorious Skid Row are asking for spare change to buy time at an Internet cafe at the Union Rescue Mission.

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Jan Perry (born 1954), a Democrat, currently represents the 9th district of the Los Angeles City Council.

Perry helped enact restrictions on fast food restaurants in her district. As part of a larger campaign to combat high obesity rates, she has also funded public parks to promote outdoor activity and supported incentives to encourage more grocery stores to open within her district.

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