City Council Bans Fast-Food Restaurants in South L.A.
On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved a law that would prohibit fast-food restaurants from opening in South Los Angeles for at least a year. The measure aims to attract restaurants serving healthier food to the area, where a study found 30% of children are obese. Representatives of fast-food restaurants said they were being unfairly targeted.
- "Council Bans Fast-Food Outlets in South L.A." (Hennessy-Fiske/Zahniser, Los Angeles Times, 7/30).
- "Los Angeles Limits New Fast Food Restaurants" (Grigsby-Bates, "Morning Edition," NPR, 7/30).