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Utility To Pay $3.25M For 2011 Blackout Across California, Arizona, Mexico

The settlement approved Monday between the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and Arizona Public Service Co. is expected to be the first of several stemming from the blackout that involved a half-dozen utilities and grid operators.


Hate Crimes Down 4 Percent In California

The state attorney general’s office says the number of hate crimes reported in California dropped four percent last year.


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Villaraigosa, Beck Cite Police Staffing For 2011 Crime Reduction

Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday the city had the fewest number of crimes last year since 1957.

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Illinois Beats UCLA 20-14 To Win Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl

Terry Hawthorne returned an interception 39 yards for Illinois’ first touchdown late in the third quarter and the Illini snapped a six-game losing streak by beating UCLA 20-14 in the Fight Hunger Bowl.


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Box Office Attendance Reaches 16-Year Low

The Hollywood Reporter says box office attendance is at a 16-year low. An estimated 1.28 billion people went to the movies in 2011, which is the lowest number since 1995.

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DENVER - MAY 23:  Kobe Bryant #24 of the Los Angeles Lakers talks with teammate Andrew Bynum #17 in Game Three of the Western Conference Finals against the Denver Nuggets during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Pepsi Center on May 23, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Lakers won 103-97. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lakers 2011-2012 Schedule Released

The Los Angeles Lakers 66-game schedule has been released, with the first regular season game being played on Christmas Day against the Chicago Bulls at the Staples Center.


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2011 LA Auto Show Info

It’s finally here! The 2011 LA Auto Show is kicking off Friday at the Los Angeles Convention Center. From performance, horsepower and luxury to the latest eco-friendly electrics and hybrids, more than 900 new models will be on display through Nov. 28.

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LA Times Writer Jessica Gelt Breaks Down The 2011 Emmy Nominees

Los Angeles Times writer Jessica Gelt breaks down the list of the 2011 Emmy nominees.

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Leaderboard Jammed At Top As Masters Nears A Finish

Tiger Woods has shot a 5-under 67 in the final round of the Masters, going to the clubhouse trailing leader Adam Scott by one stroke.


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Money 101: Consumer Reports’ Top Cars For 2011

Automotive specialist Mike Quincy of Consumer Reports reveals the magazine’s top cars for 2011.


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Will A Dark Horse Win The Pac-10 Tournament?

Every year a couple schools come out of nowhere to steal a precious bid to the NCAA tournament. Just a few years ago one of those schools was USC.


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LMU Sees Record Applications

Loyola Marymount University saw a record number of applications for its freshman class for the second year in a row.

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LA Impounds Mobile Billboards Under New Law

City officials aren’t wasting any time enforcing a new law that targets mobile billboards.


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LiLo Starts New Year By Leaving Rehab

Lindsay Lohan is scheduled to be released from the Betty Ford rehab center in Palm Springs sometime Monday, only to face an uncertain career and looming legal issues.


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Hottest New Year’s Resolution For 2011: Not Making Any

For many, another new year means another batch of failed new year’s resolutions. Here’s one way you can guarantee 2011 will be different.