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A new law will help you pick a health plan based on its drug coverage

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SB 1052 requires the creation of a standard template for all health insurers to use when sharing information about their drug coverage - but not until 2017.

In immigration news: Child migrants without legal counsel, Arizona driver's license appeal, Asian American GOP group, more

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Many recently arrived child migrants having their cases heard in immigration court have no attorney; state and federal initiatives plan funds for more access. This and more.

World's oldest play, 'Persians,' has message for today

Aeschylus' message from 2,500 years ago to the 21st Century: "Indulging in pointless wars can destroy even the greatest nation.”

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.

$335,000 for school leader security raises eyebrows

Inglewood Unified's state trustee is protected and driven during the workday by a California Highway Patrol officer through the Dignitary Protection Section.

Confessions of a fair-weather Dodgers fan

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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: Gov. Brown vetoes ethics bill

Governor Brown Declares Statewide Drought Emergency

Today is Wednesday, Oct. 1 and headlines include the veto of an ethics bill, former Mayor Riordan's reflection on tenure, and a discussion on transparency in government.

CityLab 2014: The sharing economy takes center stage in LA

CityLab 2014

The multi-day conference attracted more than 300 urban leaders, economists, designers and mayors from as far away as Jerusalem and as close as LA and Santa Monica.

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.

25 humble suggestions for 'The Equalizer' brand extensions

Denzel Washington stars as a retired intelligence officer in The Equalizer.

It seems inevitable that if the movie comes back, they'll be looking for ways to extend the brand. Fortunately, we've got some ideas.