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California Home Prices, Sales At 7-Year High

California home prices climbed to a new 7 1/2-year high in April as low interest rates and job growth lured buyers, a research firm said Thursday. Sales were brisk.

05/21/2015

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Auto Club: Memorial Day Holiday Weekend Travel To Be Busiest Since 2005

Millions of Californians are expected to hit the road or jump on a plane Thursday for the long Memorial Day weekend, the most since 2005, according to the Automobile Club of Southern California.

05/21/2015

Chairman of the US Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation Bill Nelson, D-FL, holds up a defective airbag with holes torn through it on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, November 20, 2014, during a hearing on Takata airbag defects and the vehicle recall process. (credit: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Takata Air Bag Recall Doubles To Nearly 34 Million

Under pressure from U.S. safety regulators, Takata Corp. has agreed to declare 33.8 million air bags defective, a move that will double the number of cars and trucks included in what is now the largest auto recall in U.S. history.

05/19/2015

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Santa Monica Approves Tougher Restrictions For Short-Term Rentals

The Santa Monica City Council is taking a stand against short-term rentals, like those listed on Airbnb, after residents complained it was exacerbating the housing shortage.

05/12/2015

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Verizon Wireless, Sprint To Pay $120M To Consumers For Unauthorized Third-Party Mobile Charges

Verizon Wireless and Sprint will pay a total of $120 million to consumers who were the victims of unauthorized third-party charges on their wireless phone bills, under a settlement with the state of California.

05/12/2015

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Entrepreneur Perks Up Skin In LA With Caffeinated Body Scrubs

Crawford developed “Luv Body Scrub” with his older brother, Mukunda Feldman, in 2014.

04/30/2015

Christina Lemon is a self-described fashionista who has starred in a series of plays by celebrity designer Octavio Carlin. (CBS)

Designer Dresses At Rock-Bottom Prices? Fashionista Finds Online Retailers Don’t Always Deliver

For bargain hunters, online clothing discounts can sometimes prove irresistible.

04/30/2015

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Tesla Charges Into Home Battery Market Despite Challenges

Electric car maker Tesla Motors wants to park its battery technology in homes and businesses across the U.S.

04/30/2015

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LA, OC Gas Prices Up More Than 30 Cents Since Last Week

It’s not a hallucination – Los Angeles-area gas prices are really up more than 30 cents since last week.

04/29/2015

Chipotle restaurant workers fill orders for customers on the day that the company announced it will only use non-GMO ingredients in its food on April 27, 2015 in Miami, Florida. The company announced, that the Denver-based chain would not use the GMO's, which is an organism whose genome has been altered via genetic engineering in the food served at Chipotle Mexican Grills. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Chipotle Says Removal Of GMO Ingredients From Food Complete

Chipotle says it has completed phasing out genetically modified ingredients from its food, making it the first national fast-food chain to do so.

04/27/2015

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Southland Motorists To Experience Temporary Hike In Gas Prices

Southland motorists should expect an increase in gas prices after refinery issues in Northern California.

04/27/2015

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Decreased Output At NorCal Refinery Leads To Gas Price Jump

The average price of a gallon of self-serve regular gasoline in Los Angeles County jumped 5.9 cents Friday to $3.321, and a gasoline expert blamed the hike on reduced production at a Northern California refinery.

04/24/2015

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Ford Recalls 390K Cars For Faulty Door Latches That Could Open While In Motion

Ford is recalling about 390,000 cars because the doors may not latch properly and could open while the cars are in motion.

04/24/2015

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Apple Watch On Sale In West Hollywood

More than 100 people lined up in West Hollywood Friday for the global launch of the Apple Watch.

04/24/2015

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Concerns Over Plastic Pieces Lead To Recall Of Certain Chicken Sausage Products

Concerns that products may be contaminated with pieces of plastic has led to the recall of about 60,000 pounds of fully cooked chicken sausage.

04/21/2015

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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.

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.

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