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American Apparel Settles Worker Death Suit For $1M

The Orange County district attorney’s office announced the settlement Tuesday. The worker’s daughter will receive $150,000 of the money – the rest covers civil penalties and the cost of the accident’s investigation.

09/09/2014

California Agriculture Faces Challenges As Drought Continues

Running On Empty: OC Water District’s Mehul Patel

In Orange County, they’re turning sewer water into drinking water.

07/31/2014

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Running On Empty: Metropolitan Water District GM Jeffrey Kightlinger

The Metropolitan Water District provides drinking water to 19 million Southern Californians.

07/31/2014

School district officials are expected to decide on the fate of Superintendent Jose Fernandez (pictured), whose total compensation last year was $663,000. (credit: CBS)

Beleaguered Centinela Valley Superintendent Fired By School Board

A beleaguered Southland schools chief was reportedly fired Tuesday night over allegations of excessive pay.

07/08/2014

Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman has held the 33rd Congressional seat since 1974. (Photo credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Ex-Gang Prosecutor To Face Off Against Lieu For Waxman Seat

The race to replace retiring Congressman Henry Waxman in a predominantly Democratic Westside-South Bay-San Fernando Valley congressional district is now down to two candidates.

06/04/2014

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LAUSD To Allow Suspended Teachers To Remain At Home

The Los Angeles Unified school district is reportedly putting an end to its controversial practice of relocating suspended teachers to district offices.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/27/2014

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Fashion District Merchants Banned, Fined $26M For Selling Counterfeit Goods

Prosecutors say two merchants have been banned from LA’s Fashion District and will pay a $26 million penalty – the largest on record – for selling counterfeit goods.

05/09/2014

City officials are split over a proposed  concert featuring Jay-Z (pictured) and over two dozen other artists at Grand Park in downtown L.A. (Photo credit: Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

Garcetti, Jay Z To Announce Plans For ‘Made In America’ Music Festival

The rapper is scheduled to announce plans to launch “Made In America” in Grand Park on Wednesday alongside Mayor Eric Garcetti, County Supervisor Gloria Molina and executives from event sponsor Budweiser.

04/15/2014

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Shoppers Hunt For Valentine’s Day Deals In LA’s Flower District

Vendors in downtown Los Angeles were hoping for a last-minute surge in floral sales this Valentine’s Day.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/14/2014

The Orpheum Theatre in the Historic Core of downtown Los Angeles is among several buildings due for a makeover under Huizar's plan.  (Photo credit: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images Entertainment)

‘Bringing Back Broadway’ Plan Aimed At ‘Stringent’ Downtown LA Building Code

City officials and local real estate experts unveiled a plan Thursday to revitalize historic buildings in downtown Los Angeles.

12/12/2013

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Atheist Group Asks Bellflower School Officials To Halt Prayer At Meetings

Officials with the Bellflower Unified School District have been asked to stop praying before school board meetings.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/04/2013

At least three plots of artificial turf have been placed throughout the Historic Core of downtown L.A. (Photo courtesy Historic Downtown Business Improvement District)

Downtown LA Offers Artificial Turf Plots For Doggy Business

It’s now a little easier for dogs to do their thing in downtown Los Angeles.

12/02/2013

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Pasadena School Officials To Visit Homes Of Chronically Absent Students

Students in Pasadena who have yet to attend school since classes started last month may be getting a visit from district officials Wednesday.

09/18/2013

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Judge OKs Lawsuit Over Alleged Voting Discrimination In Anaheim

An Orange County Superior Court judge will allow a lawsuit claiming the elections process in the city of Anaheim leads to under-representation of Latinos on the City Council.

07/30/2013

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iPads, Copper Wiring Stolen In San Bernardino School Burglaries

Authorities were searching for suspects Monday in a recent rash of burglaries at several San Bernardino schools.

07/29/2013

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