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Top LA news: County-wide vaping and pot ban; 'honey oil' lab explosion

Here's the most recent top news you may have missed in Los Angeles, from a county-wide public vaping and pot ban to a city council approval for West Valley improvements. 

Los Angeles: Apartment Evacuated After Honey Oil Lab Explosion

Residents of a two-story apartment building in Koreatown had to be evacuated after a clandestine honey oil lab exploded early Tuesday morning.

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L.A. County expands smoking ban to vaping tobacco and smoking pot in public

It's about to get harder to find a place to vape and smoke cannabis in Los Angeles County.

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What happened in Ed Buck’s apartment? After 2 men are found dead, here’s what we know

What exactly happened inside the apartment of Democratic donor and West Hollywood political activist Ed Buck?

That has been a burning question since January, when Timothy Dean was found dead inside Buck’s home. Dean was the second African American man to die at Buck’s residence. Both deaths prompted protests and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigations.

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$10.5 million approved for West Valley improvements, including theater, park and street projects

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved four projects Tuesday that Councilman Bob Blumenfield said will successfully grow economic opportunities in parts of the West San Fernando Valley.

Read the full story on the Los Angeles Daily News