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Consumer Groups Demand Gov. Brown Steps In As Gas Prices Continue To Soar In SoCal

Prices continued to soar Monday at gas stations across Southern California.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/13/2015

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LA City Council Committee To Consider Minimum Wage Hike Proposal

The Economic Development Committee Tuesday is expected to consider an ordinance to increase Los Angeles’ minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next five years.

05/26/2015

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LA City Council Votes In Favor Of Increasing Minimum Wage To $15 By 2020

The City Council passed a proposal Tuesday to increase Los Angeles’s minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next five years.

05/19/2015

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Audit Says Jail Releases Jumped 37 Percent After Realignment

A new audit says county jails increased the number of inmates they released by 37 percent statewide during the first three years after California began sending lower-level offenders to local lockups instead of state prisons.

04/21/2015

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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

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AP: More Narcotics Are Coming Into California Jails

A 2011 California law that sends lower-level felons to county lock-ups to serve their time instead of state prison has caused a spike in narcotics smuggling in county jails, sheriff’s officials say.

11/29/2014

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UCLA Students Rally Against Tuition Hikes

Students at UCLA joined in protests at other university campuses Monday statewide following the announcement by UC officials of potentially hefty tuition increases.

11/24/2014

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Rates For OC Toll Roads Increase Tuesday

Rates to drive on Orange County’s four toll roads will increase Tuesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/01/2014

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Edison Cites Natural Gas Prices, Design Changes For Higher Residential Rates

Natural gas prices and a new rate design structure were among the factors cited to explain why SoCal Edison is raising electricity rates.

06/18/2014

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In-N-Out Raises Prices, Blames Cost Of Ingredients

In-N-Out is the latest fast food chain to raise its prices due to the soaring costs of core ingredients like dairy and beef.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/17/2014

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LA Religious Leaders Call On Mayor To Reject Proposed Metro Fare Hikes

A Southland coalition of multi-ethnic religious leaders Monday called on city officials to reject proposed fare increases over claims the move would harm the region’s poorest residents.

05/19/2014

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Disneyland Raises Ticket Prices, Suspends Passport Passes

Disneyland has raised its single day ticket price by $4 to $96 for those 10 years old and up for both California Adventure and Disneyland park.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/19/2014

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Gov. Brown Signs Bill To Increase Minimum Wage

Gov. Jerry Brown Wednesday signed a bill to increase the state’s minimum wage to $10 an hour by 2016.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/25/2013

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Gov. Jerry Brown Supports Bill To Increase Minimum Wage

Gov. Jerry Brown Wednesday said he supports a bill to increase the state’s minimum wage.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/11/2013

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Statewide Gas Tax Increase Goes Into Effect

California now has the highest gas tax in the nation at 39.5 cents.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/01/2013

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