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Officials OK Demolishing Irwindale Speedway For Outlet Mall

The sights and sounds of high-performance cars racing around an oval track at Irwindale Speedway may soon be replaced by the sights and sounds of minivans searching for parking spaces.

03/26/2015

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Video Game Technology To Be Used To Showcase Homes For Real Estate

A virtual reality technology, very much like that used in many modern video games, is now being used to showcase properties for real estate in Southern California.

03/25/2015

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Students Create GPS Tracking Device For Special Needs Individuals As Part Of Assignment

A group of Costa Mesa students, using a teen with special needs as one of their inspirations, developed a GPS tracking device for children, Alzheimer’s sufferers, and others with disabilities as part of an assignment.

03/25/2015

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Lawsuit Alleges The Venetian, Palazzo Casino-Resorts Hid Daily Resort Fees

A class action lawsuit filed in a California federal court alleges The Venetian and The Palazzo casino-resorts hid daily resort fees from travelers booking rooms at the Las Vegas Strip properties.

03/24/2015

A customer leaves a Fresh and Easy grocery store on April 18, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After three months of review, British grocer Tesco announced on Wednesday that it will attempt to sell off its 200 store grocery chain in the U.S. that has lost over $1.8 billion over the past 5 years. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fresh & Easy Announces Closure Of 50 Locations; 30 In Southland

“We’ve identified about 50 locations,” CEO Jim Keyes said, “that we believe truly are better suited to a a different type of retail.”

03/22/2015

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One Shoe Fills Your Closet With Choices Thanks To E-Ink Technology

A new start-up company says they’re taking shoes to a whole new level with a high-tech design that allows you to change a pair’s color and pattern at the touch of a button.

03/20/2015

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SoCal Business Makes 1-Pound Doughnut Stuffed With Pop Tart

A Southern California business has created a one-pound treat called the Big Poppa-Tart Donut.

03/19/2015

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UC Berkeley Study: $15.25 Minimum Wage Would Raise Quality Of Life For 600K Angelenos

A proposal to hike the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $15.25 per hour by 2019 would have more benefits than drawbacks, according to UC Berkeley report.

03/19/2015

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Ben & Jerry’s To Hold ‘Free Cone Day’ Next Month

On April 14, Ben & Jerry’s will hold its annual Free Cone Day and will be giving out free scoops of ice cream at participating locations from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

03/18/2015

Kraft Foods Group voluntarily recalls select code dates and manufacturing codes of Kraft Macaroni & Cheese boxed dinners due to possible metal pieces. (credit: PRNewsFoto/Kraft Foods Group)

Kraft Voluntarily Recalls Select Boxes Of Mac & Cheese Due To Possible Metal Pieces

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling select boxes of macaroni and cheese over concerns that some may contain small pieces of metal.

03/17/2015

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Video Shows Street Vendor Crackdown In L.A.’s MacArthur Park

A street vendor crackdown in Los Angeles’ MacArthur Park led to the confiscation of supplies by the Department of Public Health, which reportedly cited health concerns.

03/16/2015

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Economic Forecast Sees Steady Job Gains On The Horizon

High consumer confidence and widespread job creation will help California see steady job gains through 2017, according to a UCLA economic forecast released Thursday.

03/12/2015

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‘Most Depressing’ Starbucks Reopens With A New Look

Customers who have long bemoaned a Highland Park Starbucks as the most depressing of the coffee chain’s locations will be relieved to know it’s been completely remodeled and open for business.

03/11/2015

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Prime Healthcare Backs Out of $840M Daughters Of Charity Hospitals Deal

Prime Healthcare Services Inc. backed out of its proposed $840 million purchase of six Daughters of Charity Health System hospitals, just weeks after state Attorney General Kamala Harris approved the much-debated deal.

03/10/2015

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Legal Papers Filed By Kitson Stores Allege Travelers Are Being Gouged On Airport Water

A court fight over retail operations at one of the nation’s busiest airports led to allegations Friday that passengers are being gouged on bottled water prices.

03/06/2015

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BMW Workers Rally Against Job Cuts

Angry teamsters say makers of the ultimate driving machine are trying to drive away good-paying jobs and replace them with cheap labor. BMW says it will cut dozens of jobs at its Ontario warehouse.

Toyota Issues Prius Recall Over Cooling Pump Issue

Toyota Announces (Another) Prius Recall

Toyota on Tuesday announced they were recalling 650,000 Prius models (3004-2007) to fix a faulty cooling pump problem. Officials believe nearly 400,000 of those cars are on the road in the United States. Toyota insisted that the repair is not a recall but rather “a customer satisfaction campaign.”

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Very Golden State: 6 Political Millionaires

It may be tough times for the average Joe, but these public servants have capitalized on their personal fortunes to wield major influence in Sacramento.

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Over-Exposed Billionaires

They’ve got major bucks and massive egos: here’s eight of the richest men you’ve never met, but probably have heard about way too much.

Sure, they get to travel the world and get paid the big bucks, but the competition is tough -- and mainting their looks is even tougher.

Top 10 Sexiest Jobs

It’s the question we’re all faced with when making small talk with strangers: “So what do you do for a living?”

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Corporate America’s Biggest Blunders

Think of them as the business world’s version of the Hollywood flop: here’s a list of the most expensive mistakes ever.

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