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Uber Defends Slashing Drivers’ Rates Amid LA Protest

More than 50 Los Angeles-based Uber drivers assembled in a North Hollywood parking lot Tuesday night to voice their displeasure with continued cuts in their takehome pay.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/02/2014

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Los Angeles Dog, Cat Kill Rate Hits New Low

If Los Angeles reduces the number of shelter animals killed to 10 percent, it would qualify as a no-kill city. At the current reduction rate, LA could become the nation’s largest no-kill city by 2017.

08/06/2014

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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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California’s Unemployment Rate Drops To 7.6 Percent

California’s unemployment rate hit 7.6 percent in May, maintaining its steady decline past pre-recession levels, the state Employment Development Department reported on Friday.

CBS Los Angeles–06/20/2014

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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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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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Calif. Unemployment Dips, 30K Jobs Lost In January

California’s unemployment rate decreased to 8.1 percent in January despite the loss of 31,000 jobs statewide, according to figures released Friday.

03/07/2014

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LAPD Highlights Drop In Crime Rates For 11th Straight Year

Crime rates are down across the city of Los Angeles and murders citywide are at their lowest level since 1966, Mayor Eric Garcetti and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announced Monday.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–01/13/2014

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Grads Sue Southwestern Law School Over Employment Rate Claims

A group of former Southwestern Law School students are taking their alma mater to court over its claims of a 98 percent employment rate after graduation.

10/16/2013

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With ‘Suicide By Train’ Up, LA Metro Appeals For Help

Alarmed by an increase in suicides on its rail tracks, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is making a rare appeal for the public’s help.

09/23/2013

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Poverty Rate Rises In LA Metro Area In Wake Of ’08 Recession

More Southland residents were living in poverty this past year in the wake of the 2008 recession, according to government data released Thursday.

09/19/2013

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More LA County Workers Jobless In July

The unemployment rate in Los Angeles County rose to 9.9 percent in July, up from 9.7 percent in the previous month, state officials said Friday.

08/16/2013

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Mayor, LAPD Chief Hail ‘Dramatic Decline’ In Crime

Outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa hailed a “continued, steady and dramatic decline” of crime in the city of Los Angeles after mid-year crime rates were released Friday.

06/28/2013

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Disneyland Hikes Daily Admission Rate To $92

Disney said in a statement that starting Sunday, a one-day adult ticket to one park will cost $92, a $5 increase. Kids’ tickets also jumped $5, to $87.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/03/2013

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Retiring Principal Credited For Bringing Top LAUSD Grad Rate To Arleta

After opening just seven years ago, Arleta High School boasts a 92 percent graduation rate, with nearly all of the school’s 400 students preparing to go on to college.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/28/2013

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