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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.

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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.

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.



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.


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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.

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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.

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California Among Top 5 States To Add New Jobs

The unemployment rate fell or held steady in 40 states in January, the latest sign that hiring is strengthening throughout the country.


Homicides Dip 16 Percent In Compton, LA County

Officials say decreases in homicides in the Compton Station area are among the most notable successes in the annual report.


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California’s Jobless Rate Remains At 12.4 Percent

Officials say California’s unemployment rate remained steady at 12.4 percent over the past month.


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16 Arrested During Protest Over Possible UC Tuition Increase

University of California students clashed with police outside a meeting of the UC Board of Regents, which is scheduled to vote on another tuition increase.


California’s 3-Year Recidivism Rate Climbs Slightly

A new state report shows 67.5 percent of California prison inmates who were paroled in 2005-06 returned to prison within three years.


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Foreclosure Activity Up Across California, The Nation

The foreclosure crisis intensified across a majority of large U.S. metropolitan areas this summer, with Chicago and Seattle — cities outside of the states that have shouldered the worst of the housing downturn — seeing a sharp increase in foreclosure warnings.