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Tesla shuts down Model 3 assembly again to fix bottlenecks

Shares of Tesla Inc. traded lower Tuesday after reports that the company had shut down production of its Model 3 mass-market electric car again to solve manufacturing bottlenecks. The automaker told employees this week there would be a four- or five-day production hiatus. The company says it warned of future production pauses when it shut... Read more →

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Man charged with murder, arson after LA music studio fire

A California man has been charged with murder, attempted murder and arson after a fatal fire at a music studio that killed two people. The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office says Efrem Demery is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday. Police said he had been arguing with 28-year-old Devaughn Carter and 30-year-old Michael Pollard... Read more →

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Los Angeles councilman says Waze causing traffic, accidents

A Los Angeles councilman is asking the city to consider legal action against Waze over complaints that the navigation app is recklessly guiding motorists off thoroughfares and into residential neighborhoods in search of shorter or quicker routes. Councilman David Ryu sent a letter Tuesday to the city attorney's office, outlining what he... Read more →

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Homeless analysis to cost $77,675

An initially free analysis of the City’s efforts to reduce homelessness will now cost $77,675 over the next two years due to a previously unknown federal restriction. The RAND Corporation offered to conduct a free assessment of the city’s Homeless Multidisciplinary Street Team (SMST) and Council authorized the partnership in August of... Read more →

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City review finds compliance with development contracts

An annual review of the city’s Development Agreements found all 33 properties in good faith compliance with their contracts. A real estate Development Agreement, or DA, allows developers to build beyond zoning restrictions in return for community benefits like fees or open space. Because they are individually negotiated, each agreement... Read more →