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Dubbed By Some As ‘Most Depressing Starbucks In America,’ Highland Park Coffee Shop Getting Facelift

Change is brewing at a local coffee shop that has been called “the most depressing Starbucks in America” by some.

02/16/2015

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Technology Is Unlocking A Lifestyle Without Keys — And Experts Say That Invites Risk

Home automation is becoming the new norm, which has cyber security experts warning that with convenience comes risk.

02/15/2015

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Obama Sends Labor Secretary To Calif. To Settle West Coast Ports Dispute

President Obama is set to send United States Labor Secretary Tom Perez to California in an attempt to address the slowdown of ports on the West Coast.

02/14/2015

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Lawsuit Claims Apple Did Not Disclose iOS8 Would Eat Up Space On iPhones, iPads

Apple is being sued by a man who claims the company did not disclose that the storage space taken up by the iOS8 operating system when bought pre-installed on various devices leaves little room for the consumer’s own files.

02/11/2015

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Appetite-Suppressing Pacemaker-Like Device Gives Weight Loss A Boost

A device that promises to turn off hunger is the newest tool in the battle against overeating.

02/06/2015

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SoCal Restaurants Make Yelp’s List Of Hottest Places To Eat Nationwide

Dozens of California restaurants are among the hottest places to eat this year.

02/04/2015

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Local Company Offers Soup Concoctions To Kick-Start Health, Weight Loss

As women who were on-the-go and loved to eat healthy, Angela Blatteis and Vivienne Vella co-founded a company that delivers soup and soup cleanses to Los Angeles-area residents.

02/02/2015

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3 Million Boxes Of Girl Scout Cookies To Arrive To L.A. This Weekend

Millions of boxes of Girl Scout cookies are expected to arrive to the City of Angels this weekend.

01/28/2015

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Toyota Recalls 52K Avalon Sedans For Fire Risk

Toyota is recalling 52,000 Avalon sedans because of a wiring problem that could cause a fire.

01/28/2015

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Measles Outbreak That Began At Disneyland Grows To 87 Cases

A measles outbreak that originated at Disneyland has grown to 87 cases.

01/26/2015

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Unemployment Rate Down In December

California’s unemployment rate fell to 7 percent in December, a drop of two-tenths of a percentage point from a month earlier, but the state added just 700 jobs last month, a disappointing number after good job gains in November.

01/23/2015

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Google To Stop Consumer Sales Of Glass For Redesign

Google will stop selling its Internet-connected eyewear to consumers until the company can develop a more polished and affordable version that’s less likely to be viewed as a freakish device.

01/15/2015

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Foreclosure Activity In Riverside County Plunges 16 Percent

Foreclosure activity dropped markedly last year in Riverside County, but the region remains one of the leading foreclosure markets in the state, according to figures released Thursday by a real estate tracking firm.

01/15/2015

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Bell Gardens Company Recalls Frozen Beef, Pork Over Possible Metal Contamination

A Los Angeles-area company is recalling more than 48,000 pounds of frozen beef and pork that may be contaminated with metal.

01/08/2015

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Wet Seal To Close 338 Stores, Lay Off 3.7K Employees

Teen clothier Wet Seal Inc. announced Wednesday it will close 338 of its stores, laying off some 3,700 full-time and part-time workers, leaving the struggling company with about 170 retail and online outlets.

01/07/2015

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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.

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