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Special Assembly committee begins hearings on health insurance


The select committeeheld the first in a series of hearings Monday on California’s health system. Lawmakers will hear proposed fixes in coming weeks.

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Truck driver, 18 Aliso Canyon gas protesters arrested


A truck driver drove perilously close to a group of demonstrators as they blocked the driveway to the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility on the second anniversary of the Porter Ranch gas leak.

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Fire danger alert issued for Los Angeles

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Due to the high temperatures and dry weather, the L.A. Fire Department declared a citwyide Red Flag Alert starting Tuesday morning. It's the first such alert in the city since May 2014.

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Social media harms young minds, right? Maybe not.

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Social media can drive depression and enable cyberbullying. But experts say it may also help improve mental health by boosting self-esteem, providing emotional support.

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Dem attorneys general unite against concealed-carry gun law

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra

Legislation backed by the National Rifle Association would allow concealed-carry gun permits issued in one state to be valid in all states.

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CSUN professors 'revolt' over academic changes

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Faculty leaders at Cal State Northridge say changes ordered over the summer for all 23 CSU campuses are hasty and may do students more harm than good. The orders eliminated non-credit remedial classes and some general education requirements like intermediate algebra.

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Las Vegas struggles to rebrand after tragedy

Reported Shooting At Mandalay Bay In Las Vegas

"What happens here, stays here" no longer seemed appropriate. The agency charged with marketing the city had to create a new pitch.