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Big Court Win for L.A. in Fight Against Billboard Companies
A panel of federal judges from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today ruled in favor of Los Angeles' fight against billboards and supergraphics. Their ruling "found that the City Council did not violate the 1st Amendment right to free speech when it allowed exceptions to its citywide ban," said the LA Times. "The court also reversed injunctions that blocked the city from seeking the removal of unpermitted signs at nearly 40 locations."
A city attorney tells Curbed LA that the number of locations may actually be 150. "Every unpermitted location must come down. The billboard industry is now on notice with this ruling," said Michael Bostrom.
Sign companies compared L.A.'s ordinance banning most signs as "cronyism and political favoritism," as the Times put it. For example, signs were permitted, despite a ban, to go up around the Sports and Entertainment District, which encompasses L.A. Live and Staples.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.