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Controversial Sriracha Plant In Irwindale Opens Its Doors To Public

A Southern California hot sauce plant that came under fire for its spicy odors is throwing open its doors to the public.

08/23/2014

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Glass Bottles Of Corona Extra Recalled; May Contain Small Particles Of Glass

Corona is recalling select packages of its 12-ounce clear glass bottles of Corona Extra because they might contain small particles of glass.

08/19/2014

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Trader Joe’s Raw Almond Butter Recalled Over Salmonella Concerns

The jars of raw almond butters at Trader Joe’s often find their way into shoppers’ carts as a lower-fat alternative to peanut butter.

08/19/2014

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More Southern Californians Giving Up Water-Guzzling Lawns For Rebates

An increasing number of Southern Californians are willing to give up their grass to help conserve water – and to take advantage of a doubled lawn removal rebate.

08/18/2014

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USDA: Puppy Imports Must Be Healthy, 6 Months Old

Foreign dog breeders have gone unregulated for years, shipping puppies so young and so sick that one in four died before reaching a U.S. airport, animal welfare workers say.

08/15/2014

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Albertson’s Stores Hacked For Credit, Debit Card Information

The parent company of Albertsons said Friday that the chain recently discovered hackers tried to breach some of their stores to steal credit and debit card information.

08/15/2014

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New Website Helps Women Build Businesses While Benefiting Good Causes

CBS2’s Stephanie Simmons reports Marta Ferro and Ann Lawrence are leveraging female purchasing power with their new site Pink51.com.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/12/2014

Actress Megan Fox attends the 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' New York premiere at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on August 6, 2014 in New York City. (credit: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Cowabunga! ‘Ninja Turtles’ Bring Box-Office Power

“Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” sliced off $65 million at the weekend box office.

08/10/2014

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GM Tells Customers Of Recalled SUVs To Park Them Outdoors Because They Could Catch Fire

General Motors’ troubles with safety recalls has surfaced in another case, this time with the company recalling a group of SUVs for a third time to fix power window switches that can catch fire.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/08/2014

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Push For Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Moves Forward In Sacramento

Legislation requiring manufacturers to install shut-off functions in smartphones as a way to deter thefts is on the verge of passing the Legislature.

08/07/2014

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Covina Man Says Woman Swiped Package From Doorstep Minutes After Delivery

The victim, who wished only to be identified as James, says he discovered an identified woman had swiped a UPS package from his front porch while he was home Tuesday after watching back home security video.

CBS Los Angeles–08/06/2014

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SoCal PF Chang’s Restaurants Linked To Nationwide Security Breach

Customers of P.F. Chang’s restaurants across Southern California were notified Monday of a security breach involving involving credit and debit card data, company officials said.

08/04/2014

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San Clemente-Based Food Stand Recalls Products Linked To Botulism Cases

Health officials Friday warned customers of a Orange County food stand to throw out any jarred food products that may be linked to botulism.

08/01/2014

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KCAL9’s Kaj Goldberg Rides Along With ‘Water Conservation Cops’ In Pasadena

Wendy De Leon, with Pasadena Water and Power, is a searching for any resident wasting water, with mandatory statewide restrictions on outdoor watering scheduled to effect Friday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/31/2014

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Californians To See Increase In Health Plan Costs

Californians buying individual health plans on the state’s exchange will see their premiums rise by an average of 4.2 percent in 2015, about half the increase the industry has seen in the past three years, officials announced Thursday.

07/31/2014

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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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