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How much should a vasectomy cost?

Filling out the forms is part of the ritual of going to the doctor. But with the Affordable Care Act, it's more complicated.

I called several urological specialists in the Los Angeles area and, to the amusement of my co-workers, asked about the cost of a vasectomy. It pays to ask.

Thousands of child migrants reunited with family in CA

Familes and Children Held In U.S. Customs and Border Protection Processing Facility

Close to 2,000 child migrants were reunited with relatives in LA County since the start of the year.

Getty mounts Minor White photography exhibit

The first White retrospective in 25 years opens the photog's work in two directions: his early Oregon past and the homoerotic realm he tried to keep hidden.

Conservation groups seek protection of monarch butterfly

Mercer 1428

A sharp decline in the monarch butterfly population has lead conservation groups to petition for protection of the butterfly under the Endangered Species Act.

Far-reaching Vergara decision headed for appeal

Vergara v California trial

A state appeals court could hear the Vergara v. California verdict next year. At stake are laws giving teachers tenure after two years and wide job protections.

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: Mayor Garcetti's wage proposal

Vice President Biden Addresses U.S. Conference Of Mayors In Las Vegas

Today is Tuesday, Sept. 2 and headlines include a minimum wage proposal for Los Angeles, an $8 billion price tag to fix the city's infrastructure, and an endorsement for Elan Carr.

Allegiant Air now charging $5 fee for airport check-in

Orbitz Names LAX As Busiest Airport For 2011 Thanksgiving Travel

The low-cost carrier says it is pushing passengers toward paperless boarding using their smartphones or tablets and trying to save money.

Massive Arroyo Seco homeless camp cleanup continues

Arroyo Seco clean up

One of Los Angeles County's largest homeless camp cleanups in recent years will continue on Tuesday, dismantling between 17 and 20 dwellings near South Pasadena.

Michael Jackson's 56th birthday: Listen to 56 great covers

Michael Jackson HIStory World Tour

It's late pop music legend Michael Jackson's 56th birthday, just over five years since he passed away. Listen to 56 great covers of the King of Pop and share your own.