(a) What May be Noticed. In reaching a decision, official notice may be taken, either before or after submission of the case for decision, of any fact which may be judicially noticed by the courts of this State or of official records of the Board or Department, ordinances of the City of Los Angeles, or rules and regulations of the Department. (Amended by Ord. No. 139,419, Eff. 11/30/69.)
(b) Parties to be Notified. Parties present at the hearing shall be informed of the matters to be noticed, and these matters shall be noted in the record, referred to therein, or appended thereto.
(c) Opportunity to Refute. Parties present at the hearing shall be given a reasonable opportunity, on request, to refute the officially noticed matters by evidence or by written or oral presentation of authority, the manner of such refutation to be determined by the Board, Superintendent or hearing examiner. (Amended by Ord. No. 139,419, Eff. 11/30/69.)