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Victim Jane Piper was given the chance to directly address her attacker before his sentencing Tuesday. (CBS)

Rape, Kidnapping Victim Confronts Attacker In Court As He’s Sentenced To 20 Years

A Southland man convicted of raping and carjacking a woman in broad daylight in the parking lot of a Brentwood supermarket was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison.

09/23/2014

City officials may put an end to a long-running tradition of pony rides at one of Santa Monica's farmers' markets. (Photo courtesy Tawni's Ponies & Petting Farm/Facebook)

Santa Monica City Council To Vote On Ending Pony Rides At Farmers’ Market

Pony rides for children at a weekly Santa Monica Farmers’ Market may soon be coming to an end.

09/09/2014

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Chinese Firm To Build 200 Homes In Simi Valley In Billion-Dollar US Investment

A Chinese home-building company is breaking ground on dozens of new homes in Simi Valley as part of a $1 billion plan to invest in the U.S. housing market.

09/04/2014

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LA Tops Study As Least Affordable US Housing Market

About one in four households in Los Angeles spend over half their income on housing, according to a study released Thursday.

06/26/2014

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USC Grads Brace For Uncertain Future In Shaky Job Market

A rock-and-roll music legend will be among those on hand Friday for commencement ceremonies at the University of Southern California.

05/16/2014

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California Home Price Gains Slow In April

The median sales price of $383,000 was up 2 percent from March and 18 percent from April of 2013.

05/14/2014

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Albertsons Parent Cerberus To Buy Safeway

Safeway says it has agreed to be acquired by an investment group led by Cerberus Capital Management, the owner of Albertsons and several other supermarket chains.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/06/2014

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SoCal Vendors Fined In Farmers Market Crackdown

Nearly two dozen vendors have been fined or sanctioned for misleading buyers at farmers markets in Southern California about “locally grown” produce, according to reports Friday.

12/27/2013

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Got $2.1M? Malibu Ranked Most Expensive Real Estate Market In U.S.

It’s long been the home of celebrities, white sandy beaches and some of the most picturesque views in all of Southern California – and now a new report says it’s the most expensive place to live in the United States.

11/06/2013

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Study: Housing Market Revival To Push SoCal Rent Prices Higher

Rising home values and increased demand for rental properties are expected to keep pushing rent prices steadily upward over the next two years, according to a study released Tuesday.

09/24/2013

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Judge Upholds Refunds In Market Manipulation Probe

The interim ruling would force utilities including Southern California Edison and Pacific Gas & Electric to repay customers for an unprecedented rise in prices.

02/20/2013

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Housing Market Boom? Local Home Buyers Compete With Foreign Cash

A jump in home prices comes amid an influx of foreign money from Asia and the Middle East from investors who are looking for what they believe is a safer bet than the stock market.

02/18/2013

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Signs the Housing Market is Really in Trouble

“Owner ready to croak must sell” would be one sign. Another would be calling your house a ‘gem, except for asbestos.”

08/02/2012

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KNX On Your Corner: Farmer’s Market

Santa Monica has four of the best farmer’s markets in the state, if not the nation.

07/13/2012

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Calif. Housing Market Projected To Stave Off Double-Dip Recession

Housing starts specifically in residential construction are expected “to take off in earnest in 2013″ after a slow but steady 2012, according to economists.

06/20/2012

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