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Big-box Ban Targeting Chinatown Wal-Mart Fails To Get Enough Votes -

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A temporary ban on big-box retail stores in Chinatown fell short Tuesday, when Los Angeles City Councilman Ed Reyes failed to get enough colleagues to add their support. The measure needed at least 12 votes, but got 10, with four members opposed.

The council is expected to reconsider the issue again at its meeting Wednesday, but could delay a re-vote until next week.

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