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LA City Attorney Fights To Close Marijuana Farmers Market

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer is trying to put a stop to the so-called “Farmers Market” for medical marijuana.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/14/2014

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Magic Mountain Coaster Remains Closed After Derailment, But Thrillseekers Are Undeterred

A roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia remained closed Tuesday after a terrifying accident that hospitalized four people.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/08/2014

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Labor Dispute Briefly Shuts LA, Long Beach Ports

Workers with the International Longshore and Warehouse Union are negotiating a new contract with their employers at 29 West Coast ports, but their action was unrelated to those talks.

07/08/2014

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Food Prices Inch Up As California Drought Enters Third Year

If your lunch seems a little more expensive than it used to be, analysts say just blame it on the rain – or lack thereof.

07/08/2014

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Utility To Pay $3.25M For 2011 Blackout Across California, Arizona, Mexico

The settlement approved Monday between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Arizona Public Service Co. is expected to be the first of several stemming from the blackout that involved a half-dozen utilities and grid operators.

07/07/2014

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Fireworks Light Up The Southland — And Inspire A Marriage Proposal — On July 4

Josh Rubenstein and entertainment reporter Suzanne Marques were on the CBS Radford lot in Studio City, where thousands of guests, including some veterans, enjoyed a day of fun-filled entertainment.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/04/2014

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Foster Farms Chicken Distributed From Fresno Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

A California chicken producer has issued its first recall since being linked to an outbreak of an antibiotic-resistant strain of salmonella that has been making people sick for more than a year, company and federal food officials said Thursday night.

07/04/2014

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7-Eleven Launches New Snack ‘Doritos Loaded’

7-Eleven, Inc. and PepsiCo announced Wednesday the launch of two new products — Doritos Loaded and Mtn Dew Solar Flare.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/02/2014

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GM Recalls An Additional 8.2M Vehicles Over Ignition Switch Issues

General Motors recalls at least 7.6 million more vehicles over ignition switch problems.

06/30/2014

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Burbank Airport Unveils New Transportation Center

Bob Hope Airport Friday unveiled a Regional Intermodal Transportation Center to provide San Fernando Valley residents with access to services from Metrolink, MTA and Burbank Transit.

CBS Los Angeles–06/27/2014

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You’ve Likely Eaten Here, But Have You Tried The Secret Menu?

You probably know the offerings at your favorite fast-food joints inside and out, but did you know that many of them have a secret menu?

06/26/2014

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Starbucks Hikes Prices On Drinks, Bagged Coffee

Starbucks Tuesday raised its prices on some of its drinks by 5 cents to 20 cents.

06/25/2014

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Whole Foods Agrees To $800K Settlement After Investigation Uncovers Pricing Violations

The city attorneys in Los Angeles, Santa Monica and San Diego reached an $800,000 settlement with Whole Foods Market after a statewide investigation uncovered widespread pricing violations, officials said Tuesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/24/2014

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US Gas Prices Rise Slightly To $3.71 A Gallon

A survey says the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. has risen by 2 cents over the last two weeks to $3.71.

06/22/2014

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California Probes Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield

California regulators are investigating whether two giant medical insurers misled consumers about which doctors they covered under federal health care reform packages.

06/20/2014

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2011 Motorcycle Show Comes To Long Beach

Progressive International Motorcycle Shows was in Long Beach from December 9-11, bringing together motorcycle enthusiasts and manufacturers who showed off their latest models and accessories.

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Shocking Cigarette Labels

Nine new warning labels that feature graphic images that convey the dangers of smoking will be required by the Food and Drug Administration to be on U.S. cigarette packs by 2012.

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5 Hot Summer Colors

Summertime means fun time for many of us, but it may leave some wondering what to wear. Here are five colors that can do no wrong in your summer-wardrobe lineup!

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Gaming Industry Unveils Latest At E3 Expo

The Electronic Entertainment Expo, which began Tuesday, is giving the gaming industry a chance to debut their latest inventions.

Rohan Marley, son of late reggae musician Bob Marley, displays a Marley Jammin' Roots Rock Speakerbag featuring an FM radio and a docking station for iPhones and iPods from House of Marley while wearing the company's Marley Destiny Trenchtown Rock headphones on press preview day at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show January 4, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The company says it emphasizes "Bob Marley's vision of one love, one world through eco-conscious products."  CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology tradeshow, runs from January 6-9 and is expected to feature 2,700 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 126,000 attendees.(credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

CES 2011 Debuts

All the latest in electronic toys, er, gadgets debuted this week at the annual Consumer Electronics Show.

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