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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

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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.

12/07/2011

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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.

10/10/2011

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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

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LA City Council Panel Delays Vote On Sanitation Rate Hike

The committee may take as much as another month before a vote to recommend the rate increase.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–08/02/2011

A copy of one of the flyers being distributed to local communities to raise awareness of and mobilize opposition to proposed DWP rate hikes. (courtesy PushBackTheTax.com)

‘Together, We Can Stop It': Residents Mobilize To Block DWP Rate Hikes

A community group is joining together to fight proposed water and power rate hikes in Los Angeles.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/28/2011

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California Unemployment Rate Dips, But 29,000 Jobs Lost

California saw its jobless rate dip to 11.7 percent in May, but lost an estimated 29,000 jobs, another mixed indicator that reflects the lingering uncertainty over the economic recovery.

06/17/2011

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Supreme Court Rejects Challenge To College Tuition Break For Illegal Immigrants

A California policy which allows illegal immigrants to pay the same tuition rates as legal residents will not be reviewed by the highest court in the nation.

06/06/2011

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LA County Homicides, Property Crime Dips Nearly 10 Percent

2011 has seen fewer violent crimes committed in Los Angeles County, according to data released Wednesday.

05/25/2011

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California’s Unemployment Rate Drops To 12 Percent

California’s unemployment rate has dropped to 12 percent, but the number of payroll jobs in the state in March also fell from the previous month.

04/15/2011

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LADWP To Cut Its Budget By More Than $400M

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is cutting its budget more than $400 million by imposing a hiring freeze, reducing nonessential training and eliminating take-home vehicles for executives.

04/06/2011

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Jobless Rate Hits 2-Year Low, But Work Still Scarce For Millions

While jobs are still scarce in the public sector — because governments are basically going broke — the private sector appears to be ramping up hiring.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–04/01/2011

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Calif. Jobless Rate Dips Slightly, But Housing Recovery Sluggish

After 96,500 jobs were created in February — with roughly half of the job increases coming nationally — California’s unemployment rate slid to 12.2 percent.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–03/25/2011

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