L.A. Council Tightens Disruptive Speaker Rules

FREE SPEECH — In reactiion to a recent appearance before it by a black man in Ku Klux Klan garb, "the L.A. City Council has approved tough gagging rules to keep members of an apparently disorderly public from speaking too much of what's on their minds," reports Patrick Range McDonald in LA Weekly.

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CalAware Warning Stops Session Closed to Most

OPEN MEETINGS — A warning from Californians Aware led to the cancellation of a meeting by a rural fire board Tuesday night that would have invited firefighters and volunteers into closed session to state their ideas for a new chief and for the future direction of the district.

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