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The government compensates those injured by vaccines. Who knew?

vaccine vaccination immunization shot syringe

Government officials feel torn between the need to publicize the compensation program and their fear of feeding the anti-vaccination movement.

In immigration news: Migration and US demographic shifts, executive action poll, foreign-born residents in the Inland Empire, more

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The percentage of immigrants in traditional receiving states like California has decreased, while the numbers have grown in newer destinations. This and more.

12 anime gift suggestions for the clueless parent

Sailor Moon cosplayers at Anime Revloution 2014 in Vancouver, Canada.

Animation historian Charles Solomon offers anime gift ideas that can transform an adult’s image from clueless doofus to knowing friend, plus a few suggestions for younger children.

De Leon seeks to divest state pensions from coal invesments

State and local leaders break ground at a Louisville, Ky., coal-burning power plant in November 2012.

California State Senator Kevin de Leon says he’ll introduce legislation next month to get the state’s public employees retirement system off of coal.

Parents battle for special ed services as the tab rises

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Frustrated parents often have to fight to get their special education student more help. Their struggle may get worse as the cost of special ed increases.

Confessions of a fair-weather Dodgers fan

Colorado Rockies v Los Angeles Dodgers

Each year, they come out of the woodwork: the die-hard Dodgers fans who don't really like baseball much. I am one of them.

Maven's Morning Coffee: Local cities cancel elections

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Today is Friday, Dec. 19 and headlines include the cancellation of city elections, an environmental report on the Anaheim street car and L.A.'s year in review.

New concourse, automated connector train planned for LAX

LAX airplane

With airport traffic growing, nearly $5 billion is earmarked for projects including a new passenger concourse and an automated connector train to ease congestion..

Heat hacks: How to stay cool without air conditioning

Heat Wave Hot Los Angeles

The county declared a heat alert on Thursday as high temperatures keep threatening to break records. Find a cooling center near you and get tips for the air-conditionally challenged.

Darlene Love's last Letterman 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)'

Darlene Love sang "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home" for David Letterman one last time Friday night, which she's song on Letterman's late night shows since 1986.