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Report: LA’s Terrible Roads Cost Drivers About $2,500 A Year

The horrific roads Angelenos are driving on cost an average of about $2,500 a year in higher vehicle costs, traffic crashes and congestion-related delays, according to a national transportation group.

09/11/2014

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UCLA Forecast: California Economy ‘Painfully Plodding’ Along

California’s economy will continue to show steady but unremarkable growth in the months ahead, according to a UCLA economic forecast released Thursday.

09/11/2014

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Ballot Initiative Hiking Minimum Wage To $15 To Begin Collecting Signatures

Supporters of a ballot initiative asking voters to raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $15 an hour were given the green light Wednesday to begin collecting signatures.

09/10/2014

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Santa Clarita Valley’s Water Supply Hit Hard By Mega-Drought

Santa Clarita Valley water officials said they’ve had to shut down some of the wells that supply water for home and businesses because they’re drying up.

09/07/2014

Actor Chris Pratt attends The Cinema Society with Men's Fitness & FIJI Water host a screening of "Guardians of the Galaxy" on July 29, 2014 in New York City.  (credit: Andrew Toth/Getty Images for FIJI Water)

‘Guardians’ Tops Box Office For Fourth Weekend

“Guardians of the Galaxy” continues to rule the box office universe.

09/07/2014

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CVS Stops Tobacco Sales 1 Month Early

As CVS sharpens its focus on customer health, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain will tweak its corporate name and stop the sale of tobacco nearly a month sooner than planned.

09/03/2014

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Kraft Recalls 7K Cases Of American Cheese

Food giant Kraft is voluntarily recalling more than 7,000 cases of American cheese.

09/02/2014

A "Made in America" concert is rocking downtown LA this weekend. (credit: CBS)

Made In America Music Festival Rocks Los Angeles

Downtown Los Angeles’ inaugural outdoor music festival got underway Saturday despite concerns from residents about possible security and traffic issues.

08/30/2014

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Lawmakers Approve Measure That Would Make Calif. First To Impose Statewide Plastic Bag Ban

California lawmakers have approved a measure that would make the state the first to impose a statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

08/30/2014

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Injunction Blocks Outdoor Marijuana Market In Boyle Heights

A judge has blocked a marijuana farmers market in Los Angeles and ordered organizers to shut down their business.

08/29/2014

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More SoCal Travelers Hitting The Road For Labor Day Holiday Weekend

More people, both locally and nationally, are making a quick getaway this Labor Day holiday weekend, and in greater numbers since 2008.

08/29/2014

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California-Wide Plastic Bag Ban Passes Key Hurdle

California lawmakers passed a key hurdle Thursday in imposing the nation’s first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.

08/28/2014

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California Sets Ride-Sharing Insurance Standards

Drivers providing services for ride-sharing companies such as Lyft and Uber would have to carry a minimum level of insurance under a compromise the state Senate approved Wednesday.

08/27/2014

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Southern California Businesses Working Hard To Attract More Chinese Tourists

On a hot summer day, nearly two dozen Chinese tourists descended from a white shuttle bus for an afternoon of shopping at one of Southern California’s signature upscale malls.

08/26/2014

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Experimental uberFRESH Meal Delivery Service Hits Santa Monica

From Tuesday through Friday, Sept. 5, the ride-sharing service will be testing out uberFRESH in Santa Monica.

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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.

When summer gets too hot, it's time to cool things down! Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively poses in a wonderful cool-blue dress as she walks the red carpet at the 2011 MTV Movie Award. (Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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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