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South LA Grocer Sentenced In EBT Fraud Case

A South Los Angeles grocer paid more than $190,000 in restitution as part of his sentence for fraudulently using EBT cards, county prosecutors announced Friday.

04/11/2014

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Riverside Attorney Admits Social Security Theft

Deputy Public Defender Audrey Owens entered the plea Monday in federal court to two felony counts of theft of government property a week before trial was scheduled.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/03/2014

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200K California Residents Feel Pinch While Congress Debates Jobless Benefits

While Congress debates extension of unemployment benefits to more than 1 million Americans, here in California, it’s estimated that 200,000 people are on hold.

01/08/2014

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Long-Term Jobless Face Bleak Christmas After Congress Fails To Pass Benefits Extension

Lawmakers in Washington may be leaving town for the holidays, but for Tommy Donovan, the Congressional vacation couldn’t come at a worse time.

12/19/2013

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Undocumented LA County Parents On Pace To Receive $650M In Welfare Benefits

A projected $650 million in welfare benefits will be distributed to illegal alien parents in 2013, county officials said Monday.

09/16/2013

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Los Angeles Unemployment Rate Declines Thanks To Part-Time Jobs

The unemployment rate in Los Angeles dropped to 9.7 percent in June 2013 from 11.1 percent in June 2012.

07/22/2013

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Remains Found In Santa Ana Yard Are That Of Ex-Homeowner’s Father

Human remains found in the backyard of a Santa Ana residence are that of the ex-homeowner’s father, authorities announced Tuesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/29/2013

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400K In Calif. Face ‘Sudden Stop’ In Jobless Benefits

The California jobless rate inched down slightly in October even as the state issued a dire warning that federal help for the long-term unemployed may soon run out.

11/16/2012

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Walmart Workers Threaten More Walkouts Over Pay, Benefits

Employees of the global retail giant say they will stage more of the same walkouts that have spread across the nation if the company refuses to meet their demands for better working conditions.

10/10/2012

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LA County To Review Benefits For Military Reservists

Supervisor Don Knabe has called for a review after receiving what he described as “nervous calls” from employees — some of whom have been deployed overseas for months

08/01/2012

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Calif. Jobless Rate Dips Slightly After Hiring Slowdown In April

Employers trimmed their payrolls in April even as California’s unemployment rate dipped slightly lower, according to data released Friday.

05/18/2012

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Long-Term Jobless Benefits Set To Expire For 93,000+ Californians

Any individuals on the Fed-Ed extension and still unemployed after this week will no longer be eligible to receive those benefits even if they have remaining balance.

05/11/2012

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Report: Aging Calif. Population To Rely More On Taxpayer-Funded Benefits

A new study from USC suggests the aging face of California’s population could have major economic ramifications in the future.

04/25/2012

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‘War’ Over Section 8? Lancaster Mayor Slams Giving Benefits To Parolees

Mayor R. Rex Parris says the Board of Supervisors have unfairly disadvantaged those families who have been waiting to receiving housing benefits.

04/09/2012

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Jobless Rate In LA County Unchanged Through First 2 Months Of 2012

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Los Angeles County held steady at 11.8 percent in February, the same rate as January.

03/23/2012

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