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A side effect of Ebola coverage: Stress

stress pencil

Two L.A. County health agencies are working together to treat a side effect of the wall-to-wall media coverage of Ebola: Stress and anxiety about the disease.

In immigration news: Dems' Latino support slips, activists push executive action, tapping Asian American voters, more

Yo Voté

A new poll shows Latino voters disappointed over President Obama's handling of immigration. This and more.

7 cartoons to make your Halloween spook-tacular

bugs bunny witch hazel

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.

Voting for Controller matters to California's environment

The most important question I’ve been asked about the statewide Controller race this year is the same question I get every year. “Wait, we have one?”

Long Beach aims to encourage preschoolers to go to college

Long Beach City College Preschool

As part of the push for universal preschool, Long Beach officials and educators plan to take their message to attend college out to the earliest learners.

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: Impact of minimum wage proposal


Today is Wednesday, Oct. 29 and headlines include the impact of an increase to the minimum wage, a debate over development in Malibu, and LAUSD's suspension of all travel.

Minimum wage: One deli owner says a hike could put him out of business


In the debate over Mayor Garcetti's proposed minimum wage, Jeff Kavin, the owner of Greenblatt’s Deli, says it would hurt his business.

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.

Halloween: Find where famous dead people are in Southern California

This collection of maps looks at the locations of the eternal resting places of a number of luminaries, including many buried right here in Southern California.