The city is considering a plan to make illegal apartments legal to help ease the housing crunch. (credit: CBS)

LA Considers Making Illegal Apartments Legal To Help Ease Housing Crisis

A city official told Lopez that he had no idea how many apartments were operating without proper permits.


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Crisis With LAUSD’s Computer System Could End Up Costing District Millions In State Funding

Some teachers have been taking attendance by hand.


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Top Prosecutor To Help Immigrants Get Lawyers

Kamala Harris called the surge in young immigrants a humanitarian crisis, echoing comments made a day earlier by Gov. Jerry Brown, a fellow Democrat.


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LA City Fire Chief Sounds Alarm About Hiring Crisis

Acting L.A. City Fire Chief James Featherstone warned the City Council Wednesday of an ongoing hiring crisis, noting the number of firefighters on the payroll has shrunk from 3,213 to 2,853 since 2008.

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Audit Finds Bell Faces ‘Fiscal Crisis’ After Corruption Scandal

An audit reveals that the city of Bell is still reeling financially three years after it was discovered the working-class suburb’s municipal leaders had looted millions of dollars from its treasury.



More 20-Somethings Dealing With ‘Quarter-Life Crisis’

It’s known as the “quarter-life crisis”, similar to the mid-life crisis for people in their 50s – but now it’s happening to young people.


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Looming ‘Fiscal Cliff’ A Growing Concern Among Holiday Shoppers In SoCal

Even on Christmas Eve, the U.S. economy is moving closer and closer to the so-called “fiscal cliff.”


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Stay Focused In A Crisis With Tips From Dr. Carmen Harra

Intuitive psychologist, relationship counselor, and author, Dr. Carmen Harra, visited the KCAL9 studios Monday to share tips on how to stay focused during a crisis.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/05/2012

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Stocks Slide After Japan Raises Crisis Alert Level

The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 100 points Tuesday after Japan raised the alert level on its nuclear crisis and Alcoa Inc. reported disappointing revenue growth. Energy stocks fell sharply after oil prices dropped.


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Mayor: Montebello Layoffs Unlikely Despite Cash Crunch

Mayor Art Barajas says the city will be able to meet payroll and does not expect any layoffs in spite of a looming cash flow crisis.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/30/2011

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Crisis In Libya Causes Gas Prices To Keep Climbing

The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline is at $3.97, but it could soon top $4.


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Crisis In Japan Affects Oil Prices, Stock Markets

Gas prices are still hovering near $4 a gallon in Southern California, but oil prices slumped below $98 a barrel Tuesday as traders braced for the worst in Japan, where a third explosion in as many days at an earthquake-damaged nuclear plant triggered a radiation leak.


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CSU Launches Website For Taxpayers To Report Wasteful Spending

A new website encourages whistleblowers to report questionable spending at California State University campuses.


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Brown Back In Sacramento For ‘Unprecedented’ Budget Crisis

Fresh off of his election day victory, Governor-elect Jerry Brown won’t have much time to celebrate amid what he says is an “unprecedented” budget crisis.



California Sell-Off May Cost Taxpayers Billions

A state analyst says a sale-leaseback for over 11 properties may end up costing taxpayers up to $1.4 billion.