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Should flu shots be mandatory for health care workers?

A flu shot would have helped protect young adults, but most didn't get it.

To increase flu vaccination among health care workers, state law requires hospitals to offer free shots - or have employees wear a mask if they decline vaccination.

Immigration reform: Obama to sign executive order; Republicans won't 'stand idle'

Obama Immigration speech

A day after announcing he would act to shield millions of immigrants from deportation, President Obama was in Las Vegas to sign the order Friday.

'Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful' photos at the Getty Center

With their dark, shadowy contrasts, Koudelka’s pictures resemble impressionist paintings more than photographs. Their subjects loom, threaten and then seem to beg for mercy.

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?”

LAUSD expanding iPad tablet tech program once again


Under new leadership, the Los Angeles Unified school district moves full-steam ahead with its iPad program, expanding it to 27 schools.

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.

Californian's congressmen seek leadership jobs

The likely incoming Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee

It's election week on Capitol Hill as lawmakers vie for leadership roles in Congress. Several Californians are set to move up the ranks.

Truckers strike ends at ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach

port of los angeles long beach container ship

The last two companies targeted in the strike agreed to continued discussions with the Teamsters Union, which wants to represent the truck drivers.

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.

'Serial': Listening to the music behind the true-crime podcast


NPR's "Serial" recently posted more of one of the most mesmerizing pieces of the show: The music. Listen to the music that makes spines tingle every Thursday morning.