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BRIEFLY LAP DANCING GETS FINAL COUNCIL OK.

The Los Angeles City Council gave final approval Tuesday to a new measure covering adult entertainment and allowing lap dancing to continue.

With its 12-0 vote, the council brought to an end the issue that had generated nationwide attention over its attempt to end contact between dancers and customers.

Councilwoman Cindy Miscikowski said the action was needed to formally adopt a compromise proposal with the adult entertainment industry. Under the proposal, if signed by Mayor James Hahn, it would require annual permitting of clubs and ban all private rooms.

- Daily News

Board sets limit on public input

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted on Tuesday to put a three-minute time limit on individuals who ask to address the board on certain agenda items.

The 4-0 decision, with Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich abstaining, was questioned by Karen Ocamb of the Los Angeles Press Club, as well as several regular board-meeting speakers.

Like other public agencies, the board must juggle a sometimes hefty agenda with the need to hear from the public, including gadflies and those who harshly criticize the panel's actions.

The meetings suffer from ``a lot of disorder from people'' who ask to address the board about numerous agenda items, said Supervisor Gloria Molina.

By its vote Tuesday, the board also changed its rules to allow the chairman, or the board through a majority vote, to have disruptive people removed. The board also could prevent a disruptive person from speaking at future board meetings for up to 90 days.

- City News Service

Man, 27, arrested in N.M. in slaying

A 27-year-old Lancaster man was arrested in New Mexico in connection with a Nov. 20 killing in North Hollywood, police said Tuesday.

Marchell Wilson was arrested Sunday and is being held in a New Mexico jail in connection with the death of Alfredo Miranda, 26, of New York, officials said. He is awaiting an extradition hearing to Los Angeles.

Police were tipped off that Wilson had been riding a Greyhound bus to New Mexico, where authorities arrested him, police said.

The fatal shooting took place in the 12200 block of Runnymede Street in connection with what police said was a love triangle.

- Daily News

Budget forum set at UCLA on Dec. 1

The University of California will host a town-hall meeting Monday on the UCLA campus, joining state policy-makers, educators, community leaders and other experts to help identify innovative solutions to California's budget crisis.

The budget forum will examine the state's projected $8 billion deficit, analyze patterns of state revenue shortfalls, explore reforms that might help stabilize the state's fiscal system and review specific financial challenges facing California's higher education system.

The forum, which will start at 1 p.m. at UCLA's Covel Commons, will consist of three sessions, each tackling a different aspect of the budget crisis. Panels of experts will respond to budget presentations and encourage the audience, including members of the general public, to share their own perspectives.

Those wishing to attend are encouraged to reserve seats in advance by sending an e-mail to events(at)ucop.edu or by calling (510) 987-0508.

- Daily News

Animal activists hit with city order

The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office obtained a temporary restraining order Tuesday that bars members of an animal-activist group from going within 100 yards of the head of the city's Animal Services Department, officials said.

The City Attorney's Office says members of the Animal Defense League-Los Angeles have made threats against Jerry Greenwalt, including vandalizing his Santa Monica home and spray-painting his car.

Group co-founder Pamelyn Ferdin denied that her group has been involved in any violence.

- City News Service

Catalina fox cubs released into wild

AVALON - A conservation group released 10 fox cubs from a nearly extinct subspecies into the wild Tuesday as part of a program to reinvigorate the population on Santa Catalina Island.

The Catalina Island fox, about the size of a house cat, was almost wiped out by a canine virus in the 1990s. Its population dropped from more than 1,000 to just under 200.

- Associated Press
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