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Huntington Park Police Warn Business Owners About Extortion Scam

Authorities say in each case an unknown male caller contacted local businesses claiming to be from a local street and/or prison gang. The caller demands money be wired in exchange for protection.

05/02/2015

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Weight Watchers Founder Jean Nidetch Dies At 91

She was carrying 214 pounds on her 5-foot-7 frame when she went to an obesity clinic sponsored by the New York City Board of Health in 1961 and began picking up tips that slowly seemed to work.

04/29/2015

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Caught On Camera: Burglars Steal Safe, Leave It On Sidewalk As Patrol Car Drives By

Police need the public’s help to identify the suspects who broke into a business to steal a safe, but had to abandon it when a police patrol unit passed by.

04/08/2015

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Students Create GPS Tracking Device For Special Needs Individuals As Part Of Assignment

A group of Costa Mesa students, using a teen with special needs as one of their inspirations, developed a GPS tracking device for children, Alzheimer’s sufferers, and others with disabilities as part of an assignment.

03/25/2015

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Venice Residents Frustrated As Business Owners Hold Closed Meeting Over Growing Security Problem

Two days after Clabe Hartley’s finger was bitten off by a transient, the Venice business owner had hoped to share his concerns with the community. But even he was turned away.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/23/2015

A customer leaves a Fresh and Easy grocery store on April 18, 2013 in San Francisco, California. After three months of review, British grocer Tesco announced on Wednesday that it will attempt to sell off its 200 store grocery chain in the U.S. that has lost over $1.8 billion over the past 5 years. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Fresh & Easy Announces Closure Of 50 Locations; 30 In Southland

“We’ve identified about 50 locations,” CEO Jim Keyes said, “that we believe truly are better suited to a a different type of retail.”

03/22/2015

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UC Berkeley Study: $15.25 Minimum Wage Would Raise Quality Of Life For 600K Angelenos

A proposal to hike the minimum wage in Los Angeles to $15.25 per hour by 2019 would have more benefits than drawbacks, according to UC Berkeley report.

03/19/2015

Michele Ferrero, one of the richest men in the world, took his family's candy business and made a literal mint. (credit: ferrero.com)

Creator Of Nutella, Italy’s Richest Man Dies At 89

The company’s brand includes Nutella (first sold in 1964), Kinder, Tic Tacs, Mon Cheri and Kinder Eggs.

02/14/2015

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First-Of-Its-Kind Kitchen Provides Businesses An Opportunity For Growth

From Sonoma to Los Angeles, Leah Ferrazzani’s love of food grew while living up and down the California coast.

01/29/2015

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Who Really Benefits From Job Perks?

While there are some companies where the perks cap out at free coffee there are other places where workers are showered with luxuries: on-site massages, getaways, food stipends – the works.

01/05/2015

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Fire Guts Four Businesses In Boyle Heights

Investigators Thursday were trying to determine the cause of a fire that gutted four businesses just east of downtown.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/06/2014

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Congestion Crisis In Port Of LA May Result In Delays For Holiday Orders

Extensive congestion at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach is causing major shipping delays, just in time for the holiday season.

10/27/2014

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2 Wounded In Shooting At Home Gardens Business

A gunman shot and wounded two people at a Home Gardens business early Saturday, then fled.

10/25/2014

Craft Beer is a revolution taking over in LA. (credit: CBS)

Craft Beer Industry Is Really Hopping In Los Angeles

“It’s the most beloved beverage on the planet,” says Hallie Beaune.

10/09/2014

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City Council To Vote On Big Wage Increase Proposal For LA Hotel Workers

Thousands of hotel employees in Los Angeles will learn Wednesday whether or not they will receive an increase in wages, as the City Council considers a law that would require big hotels to pay all workers a minimum of $15.37 per hour.

09/23/2014

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