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#PriceCheck: When diabetes test strips are too expensive

Diabetes test strips

One man tells Impatient he should test his blood sugar four times a day, but he can only afford to check twice a day. An expert says it's a common problem.

In immigration news: Fewer border deaths, Ebola-related discrimination, military program on hold, more

Reported border-crossing deaths are at their lowest point in 15 years, in part as more Central American migrants crossing through Texas have been presenting themselves to authorities, seeking asylum. This and more.

7 cartoons to make your Halloween spook-tacular

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Just in time for Halloween, Off-Ramp animation expert Charles Solomon has this exclusive list of spooky cartoons sure to bring both frights and fun.

LA Waterkeeper wants you riding dirty for the drought

Inside a car wash that recycles water

LA Waterkeeper is challenging motorists to drive dirty and pledge to skip car washes for 60 days.

Jefferson High class scheduling fix-it plan may fall short

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ACLU wants school officials to detail how they came up with the number of students who lost class time because of a new student data system.

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: LAFD's response times

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Today is Friday, Oct. 24 and headlines include the LAFD's response times, a supervisorial race in Orange County and control of the Greek Theatre.

'Sideways' film turns 10: Still makes waves in local economy

HP Partners Photo Op

It's been a decade since a surprise indie hit burst on the film scene — bringing fame and a dose of good fortune to the economy of the Santa Ynez Valley.

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.

Neil Patrick Harris to host the 2015 Oscars

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It's a big week for Harris. His kids had their fourth birthday, his autobiography hit stores — and now, he's hosting the Oscars. He made the announcement in a video on Twitter.