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Top LA news: LAFD announces death of captain; city moves closer to banning single-use plastic; more

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KROQ morning cohost ‘Bean’ signs off after 30-year LA run

After nearly 30 years as one half of drive-time’s “The Kevin & Bean Show” on famed modern-rock station KROQ-FM, Baxter will hang his headphones on the mike stand one last time.

Read the full story on KTLA 5 Morning News.

‘Deeply saddened’: LAFD announces active-duty death of fire captain

"The Los Angeles Fire Department is deeply saddened to announce the active duty death of James V. Como, Captain I," the agency said in a somber announcement posted to Facebook on Tuesday night. Como died on Sunday.

Read the full story on KTLA 5 News.

California initiative to raise property tax on businesses gains support from LA mayor

An initiative to raise tax on California business property gained support from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. The union proposal challenges part of Prop. 13, which limits assessments to sale value.

Read the full story on The Sacramento Bee.

LA moves closer to banning single-use plastic water bottles

The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to start working on laws to ban the sale of single-use plastic water bottles on city property.

Read the full story on NBC LA.


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