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Home Prices Jump, Number Of Distressed Properties Drops In LA County

The number of distressed properties sold in Southern California and statewide has plunged dramatically over the last five years, resulting in higher home prices, according to a real estate industry group.

03/10/2014

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SoCal Home Sales Dip As Prices Continue To Rise Amid Low Inventory

The median sale price has risen on a year-over-year basis for 22 consecutive months.

02/12/2014

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CVS Plans To Stop Tobacco Products Sales

CVS Caremark is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products at its more than 7,600 drugstores nationwide as it focuses more on providing health care.

02/05/2014

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Retailers Open Early. Stay Open Late For Last-Minute Holiday Shoppers

With just three days left before Christmas, many retailers opened early this weekend.

12/22/2013

Parking meters throughout the city of Manhattan Beach will be bagged through Dec. 27. (Photo courtesy Manhattan Beach Police Department Parking and Animal Control Office)

Parking Meters In Manhattan Beach Bagged For Christmas Season

This Christmas, you can keep the change in Manhattan Beach.

12/06/2013

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Holiday Sales At OC Malls, Shopping Centers Projected To Be Higher Than 2012

Orange County malls and shopping centers are projected to have higher holiday sales than in 2012.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/28/2013

Blockbuster Video, the nation's most popular video rental chain filed bankruptcy in August 2010 after seeing its revenue plunge in the face of online competitor Netflix. (Getty Images)

As Blockbuster Prepares To Close, Fans Line Up To Stock Video Libraries

In the end Blockbuster, had trouble keeping up with digitally streaming movies online, on-demand services and Redbox.

11/08/2013

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First-Time Home Buyers Fear Gov’t Shutdown Could Hinder Federal Housing Loans

With the federal government shutdown still in place, some worry the political impasse could affect first-time home buyers in the Southland who qualify for federal mortgage loans.

CBS2 / KCAL9–10/08/2013

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Tour Bus Companies To Be Banned From Sidewalk Vending Under Amended Ordinance

Tour bus operators would no longer be allowed to solicit customers on sidewalks in bus tourist spots in Hollywood under a newly amended ordinance.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/05/2013

A Rancho Palos Verdes couple was busted for running this marijuana grow. (credit: LA County Sheriff's Dept.)

Rancho Palos Verdes Couple Accused Of Running $1M Pot Operation

A Rancho Palos Verdes couple is accused of running a $1 million marijuana operation out of their home.

05/18/2013

Local mom Elizabeth Borsting knows what Girl Scout cookies taste best with wines. (credit: CBS)

Local Mom Knows How To Pair Girl Scout Cookies With Wine

Who said Girl Scout cookies were just for a child’s palate?

01/30/2013

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LA City Council Votes To Put Sales Tax Hike To Voters

The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday tentatively voted to place a proposed sales tax increase before voters next year.

11/13/2012

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Best Ways To Save During The Holiday Sales Rush

The race is on to be first in line for this year’s best deals on holiday gifts: Black Friday is almost here. Every year, the stores open earlier in the wee hours of the morning, some even open at midnight after Thanksgiving Day, while other stores start the Black Friday sales on Turkey Day itself. If you’re going to get up that early (on a day off, no less), it is important to be prepared.

11/13/2012

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LAPD Chief Warns Layoffs Likely If Voters Reject Sales Tax Hike

A proposed vote next year on a half-cent sales tax increase could affect more than just the city’s finances, according to a dire warning from the head of the Los Angeles Police Department.

11/09/2012

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‘More Cuts’ Or Tax Hike? LA City Council Mulls Options

The Los Angeles City Council will consider several tax measures Wednesday, including a motion to ask voters to raise the city’s sales tax by one-half percent.

10/31/2012

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