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California Home Sales Rise In September

California home sales rose for the first time in a year in September, a research firm said Tuesday, as cooling prices and a strong economy encouraged buyers.

10/14/2014

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Rent-To-Own Business Aaron’s To Pay $28.4M To Settle Privacy Lawsuit

The nation’s second-largest chain of rent-to-own furniture and appliance stores has agreed to pay $28.4 million to settle a case in which it allegedly violated California’s consumer protection and privacy laws.

10/13/2014

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Fantasy 5 Ticket Sold In Torrance Worth More Than $300,000

Lottery officials said a Fantasy 5 ticket sold in Los Angeles County is worth $315,066.

10/12/2014

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Certain Seafood From Ventura County Coast Could Be Toxic, Health Officials Warn

Public health officials this weekend issued a warning to consumers to avoid eating certain kinds of seafood from the Ventura County coastline.

10/12/2014

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Acura Recalls 43,000 Vehicles For Seat Belt Issue

Acura says it is recalling 43,000 vehicles in the U.S. to replace both front seat belts.

10/12/2014

Actor Ben Affleck attends the Opening Night Gala Presentation and World Premiere of 'Gone Girl' during the 52nd New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall on September 26, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

‘Gone Girl’ Tops Box Office For Second Weekend

The Fox thriller starring Ben Affleck as a man whose wife goes missing is poised to top the box office for a second week with $26.8 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.

10/12/2014

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Mega Millions Ticket Sold At Albertsons In Long Beach Worth $1.2M

Lottery officials said a Mega Millions ticket sold in Long Beach is worth $1.2 million.

10/11/2014

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Study: Rent Prices In LA, OC Counties To Increase Over 8 Percent

Rents in Los Angeles and Orange Counties, already considered to be rather pricey, are expected to become more expensive.

10/07/2014

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The Huntington Acquires Henry Fuseli’s ‘Three Witches’

Southern California’s Huntington Library has acquired an early version of Anglo-Swiss painter Henry Fuseli’s classic “The Three Witches” and will put it on display beginning Saturday.

10/07/2014

Most of the fountains at the Getty Villa in Malibu have been shut off to conserve water. (credit: Darleene Powells/CBS)

California Water Use Drops 11.5 Percent In August

State officials on Tuesday reported the largest monthly decline in water use this year as the severity of California’s drought hits home.

10/07/2014

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Rise In Home Sales, Fewer Investors Forecast For 2015 Housing Market

Experts believe California’s housing market will see fewer investors and a return to traditional home buyers as home sales rise modestly and prices flatten out next year.

10/07/2014

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On A Budget? Lisa Osbourne Shares Her Favorite ‘Mom Hacks’

“Mommy hacks” are tricks to cutting corners on a budget. And a local mom is sharing some of her favorites with CBS2’s Sharon Tay.

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Report: Los Angeles Area Home To 368K High-Tech Jobs

More than 360,000 high-tech jobs have found a home in Los Angeles County in 2013, more than other regions with strong high-tech sectors, according to figures released by local economists.

10/06/2014

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GM Issues 2 More Recalls For SUVs, Mini Cars

General Motors announced two more recalls Friday, pushing its total for the year to 71, affecting almost 30 million vehicles in North America.

10/03/2014

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LA City Attorney Targeting Unlicensed Sellers Of Pharmaceuticals

City Attorney Mike Feuer announced plans Thursday to pursue misdemeanor charges against people selling pharmaceuticals without licenses at swap meets and other places around the city.

10/02/2014

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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.

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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