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Calif. Unemployment Rate Drops To 9.4 Percent

California’s jobless rate decreased to 9.4 percent in March, continuing a steady decline as the state pulls itself out of recession.

04/19/2013

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‘Everything On The Table’ After Proposed Sales Tax Hike Defeated

The defeat of a proposed half-cent sales tax increase sent officials at City Hall scrambling Wednesday to determine the next step in trimming the city’s $200 million deficit.

03/06/2013

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California Jobless Rate Steady At 9.8 Percent

State officials say California’s jobless rate remained at 9.8 percent in December, the same rate as in November.

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State Insurance Commissioner Calls Anthem Blue Cross’ Rate Hikes ‘Unreasonable’

California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones is accusing Anthem Blue Cross of placing an “unreasonable” rate increase on small businesses.

CBS Los Angeles–01/09/2013

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Mayor Credits LAPD Hiring Push For Drop In Crime Rate

Property and violent crime in the city of Los Angeles were down for the 10th consecutive year in 2012, the city’s mayor and police chief said Monday.

01/07/2013

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Calif. Jobless Rate Dips Below Double-Digits; 1st Time Since ’09

For the first time since 2009, the unemployment rate in California has fallen below 10 percent.

12/21/2012

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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.

11/30/2012

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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.

11/27/2012

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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.

09/25/2012

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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.

09/04/2012

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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.

08/17/2012

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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.

06/15/2012

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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

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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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/04/2012

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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.

03/09/2012

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