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When a relative signs up for Medicare, it is often perplexing and unnerving for the rest of the family who may have grown used to cushy employer-sponsored coverage.
Record California gasoline prices averaging $4.67 a gallon have driven some people to mass transit.
The question is whether tapping into publicly available data — Twitter and news feeds and blogs — can help to forecast the future faster and more precisely.
As the Berlin Wall was coming down, East Germany's secret police, the Stasi, tore up millions of files. Now, the array of secret papers collected by the Stasi is still in huge demand.
The $20 million grant is to battle obesity in minority neighborhoods. It aims to make it easier for people to drop sedentary habits and embrace healthy living.
President Obama will honor Cesar Chavez by designating his home a national monument. Is it a politically motivated move to attract Latino voters?
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission is holding a public meeting in Dana Point to discuss the future of the San Onofre nuclear plant.
The cop flick is set in the LAPD's Newton Division — so we asked a sergeant who works there in real life how the movie stacks up to the reality.
We've got lots of what I call day-long nerdfests this week in LA on subjects near and dear to my heart, environmental risk management and water policy. I'm not going to be able to get to a darn one of them, but being at them is usually fascinating, if you want to know what's coming next.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is serving as the WWE social media ambassador Monday night during the WWE Raw pro wrestling show, tweeting about the event.
The Westside councilman will not pursue a third term of office. He announced that decision as he undergoes cancer treatment.
The space shuttle Endeavour moves this weekend from LAX to the California Science Center. Here’s a map of the route it will follow.
The U.S. Attorney's office in Los Angeles has given 71 medical marijuana dispensaries until Tuesday to shut down.
Another L.A. snapshot from blogger Calvin Ho's Migrantography, a photo blog capturing little slices of immigrant life in the United States and elsewhere. In the Koreatown Galleria supermarket on Olympic Boulevard, this instant soup display well reflects the neighborhood's demographics.
What Rabe and Gorin look like, more or less.
Another deal in the newspaper business — involving an L.A.-based private equity firm — should remind Angelenos that the L.A. Times has an uncertain fate.
With song, dance and star-power tweets by Justin Bieber and Ryan Seacrest, the LA Fund launched a campaign to revitalize arts education at LAUSD.
Bell has named a new acting police chief as part of its continuing effort to reform local government after eight former officials were indicted on corruption charges.
October is underway, meaning it's time to see who has had the longest wait for a family-sponsored immigrant visa this month. Twenty years, twenty three years? The line doesn't budge much, at least not for hopeful immigrants in certain categories, from certain countries.
An undercover FBI agent has denied accusations he spent U.S. taxpayer dollars on prostitutes in the Philippines during an international weapons trafficking probe.
What only governments have done in the past, Hawthorne, CA-based space startup SpaceX will now do 12 times for $1.6 billion.
The 100-plus acre site is known as La Paz. It is located in Keene, near Bakersfield, in the Central Valley. It is also the headquarters of the United Farm Workers.
The Caucus' political action committee has sent $10,000 to first-time candidate Raul Ruiz and to incumbents Joe Baca and Grace Napolitano
One of Hollywood's most enduring couples is separating, according to the AP.
In the news this morning: The candidates on immigration, 'anti-jihad' ads, Vargas driver's license arrest, Cesar Chavez monument, moreMulti-American | | October 08 2012, 9:36 AM
Obama and Romney on the issues: Immigration - Washington Post A point-by-point comparison of where the two presidential candidates stand on deportation, skilled foreign workers, the Dream Act and state immigration laws.
As Gov. Jerry Brown takes action to try and stop rising gas prices, a new record high is set across the state. Analysts say it will get worse before it gets better.
Deputies tried to contact the bicyclist because they believed he had a gun, authorities said. The gun has not been found and details have not been made public.
It used to be, if you went to public school, you only had one choice — go to the school nearest your home. Now students and their parents have a variety of options.
Prop. 36 on the November ballot proposes changing who qualifies for a sentence of life in prison based on their past crimes under the state's Three Strikes law.
The Loh Life
Sandra Tsing Loh can't believe Courtney Love is approaching "that age."
The Loh Down On Science
A Supersoaker that's really super.
Gender discrimination became legally prohibited following the 1964 Civil Rights Act, but that didn’t (and doesn’t) mean that such mistreatment was eradicated.
As social media sites like Facebook become increasingly popular, our social lives are becoming increasingly digital. Does that effect our physical well-being?
For centuries after the Battle of Bosworth Field and the end of the War of the Roses, the slain body of King Richard III went missing after a hasty burial.
Whether it’s the Giants and the Dodgers, Raiders and the Broncos, or Duke and North Carolina, rivalries are a treasured part of sports.
Mitt Romney gave a foreign policy speech today in an attempt to reset his foreign credentials for the presidential race.
The Obama campaign reportedly raised more money last month than any other campaign in this election cycle.
Sports fans have the Olympics and the Superbowl; film buffs have the Oscars, music lovers the Grammys. But for the followers of dark matter, single-molecule spectroscopy and nuclear hormone receptors, Nobel Prize week is the most exciting time of the year.
Jim Croce's widow, Ingrid Croce, talks to Take Two about her husband's music, his untimely death and her new book, "I Got A Name."
With the election right around the corner, get out the vote campaigns are in high gear.
As we heard earlier, Governor Mitt Romney is criticizing the Obama administration for not doing enough to curb the influence of Al-Qaeda around the globe.
One of Mitt Romney's top advisors is a rising Asian-American political star from Southern California.
Governor Romney just wrapped up a speech that focused on foreign policy at the Virginia Military Institute.
These days, some six-million American jobs actually depend in some way on trade with Mexico. From the Fronteras Desk, Jude Joffe-Block reports on the complex collaborations between manufacturers on both sides of the US-Mexico border.
This morning, President Obama is heading to Keene, California, in the San Joaquin Valley where he'll pay tribute to the memory of Cesar Chavez.
As gas prices soar, Governor Jerry Brown will allow a shift to so-called winter blend gasoline. But what does that mean? And what's really behind price spike?
LudoBites is a unique restaurant concept created by chef Ludo Lefebvre. What makes it unique is that it has no permanent address and no phone number.
According to a House Intelligence report released this morning, some of the biggest threats to national security today comes from two Chinese telecom companies.