Ben Shahvar

Buttercup Grill & Bar Restaurants

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On Saturday, Mayor Garcetti plans to sign a measure the City Council passed almost unanimously.  It will make Los Angeles America’s biggest city to raise the minimum wage.

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On Saturday, Mayor Garcetti plans to sign a measure the City Council passed almost unanimously.  It will make Los Angeles America’s biggest city to raise the minimum wage.

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