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Regulators OK Rate Hike For Edison Customers

Customers of Southern California Edison can expect a bigger bill in the mail this winter.



Calif. Grad Rate In Bottom Half Of All US; LAUSD’s Even Lower

New federal figures ranked California 32nd out of 50 states in graduating high school students – and the Los Angeles Unified School District is even worse.


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City Council To Vote On DWP Rate Increase Despite Salary Report

At least one City Council member said a vote will not go forward unless allegations of higher-than-average salaries at the utility are addressed.


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High School 7 Days A Week? USC Launches Charter Campus

A new charter school near the USC campus opened on Tuesday in pursuit of a lofty academic goal: a 100 percent graduation rate.


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Jobless Rate Unchanged Despite 12 Straight Months Of Jobs Added

Employers added 25,200 jobs statewide in July — the largest month-over-month increase in the nation, officials said Friday.



LA County Jobless Rate Slips To 11.4 Percent In May

Employers in Los Angeles County were among the factors behind the highest increase in job growth in the country.


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Census Data Shows Calif. Hispanic Population To Top Whites By 2013

The Hispanic population in California is likely to surpass the number of whites in the state sometime next year, according to new analysis of census data.

CBS Los Angeles–05/17/2012


LADWP Seeks To Raise Power, Water Rates

Los Angeles residents may soon have to pay more for both water and power. The Department of Water and Power is seeking to raise electric rates by 10.5 percent, while water rates could spike 4.9 percent.

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Police: Spike In San Fernando Valley Burglaries May Be Linked To Early Inmate Release

Car break-ins have jumped to as high as three times the normal rate in cities like Tarzana, Encino and Van Nuys — and police say they may know why.


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Calif. Jobless Rate Still Higher Than Rest Of US After Slight Dip In February

An uptick in hiring in February could provide some optimism for millions of workers still unemployed in the Southland.

CBS Los Angeles–03/09/2012


DWP Votes To Raise Water Rates For LA Residents

The Department of Water and Power is raising water rates for Los Angeles customers to help cover costs associated with meeting new federal environmental requirements.


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Deputy Patrols Credited For Drop In Santa Clarita, Malibu Crime

Overall criminal activity has declined by more than 12.5 percent in the first nine months of 2011 compared with the same period last year.


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Sheriff’s Dept. Credits Civilian Volunteers For Drop In Violent Crime

Violent crime has dropped significantly so far this year — but law enforcement officials give much of the credit for the decline to its civilian partners.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/09/2011

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LAPD Credits Community For Plunge In LA Neighborhood Homicides

While homicides have dropped significantly in the 12-square-mile area south of the 10 Freeway and west of the 110 Freeway, they may be heading to a new low in 2011.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/01/2011

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July Jobless Rate In Calif. Likely To Stay In Double-Digits

The unemployment rate in California is expected to top the national rate of 9.1 percent when figures for July are released in coming weeks.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/05/2011