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Robert Downey Jr. released from Prison
On Tuesday, the federal receiver in charge of prison medical care sent a team to Corcoran State Prison in the San Joaquin Valley to check on the overall health of the prisoners.

Radio host 'Piolin' accused of sexual harassment

Last week, Univision cut ties with Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo. The popular morning DJ was a staple on LA's KSCA, but he was a nationally-syndicated star, too.
Tracking the bank PAC money
According to a report today in the New York Times, roughly 10 million people in the U.S. do not have a basic banking account. An increasing number of low-income Americans are being shut of the system for relatively minor mistakes.
A Martinez

Picture This: The Awkward Years project

A wildly popular new photography blog called "Awkward Years Project" is proof that no one is alone when it comes to having awkward teenage years.
Alex Rodriguez of the New York Yankees during a game in 2012.

Sports Roundup: A-Rod, Penn State and more

Drug suspensions and coverups, that can only mean one thing, it's time for sports. We're joined by Andy and Brian Kamenetzky, who have covered sports for the L.A. Times and ESPN.
Forum Renovation - 5

The Forum in Inglewood to get $70 million facelift

n its heyday, the Forum played host to some of rock n' roll's biggest acts, including Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin and Nirvana. Now the venue's new owner have plans to revitalize it with a $70 million facelift.
Richmond, CA Hit Hard By Foreclosures
Many of Richmond's homeowners are living with a mortgage that's underwater, which is why city officials are considering a novel approach by utilizing the legal authority known as eminent domain
Los Angeles Baby Coroner
Denise Bertone, 50, has been the chief – and only – infant and child death investigator at the county coroner’s office for the past eleven years.
Candy Crush
Everyone knows the popular mobile game Candy Crush has over 45 million monthly active users, but what other games should you be playing?
Apple logo
No longer content to be the king of smartphones and tablets, Apple is making a big push to put its technology in a new place – your car's dashboard.
The Atavist

How The Atavist hopes to change the face of journalism

The future of journalism has been a murky one for some time now. Newspapers, magazines and broadcasters often struggle with the challenge of how to pay for and produce quality journalism in an increasingly digital and mobile era.
Santa Fe Fuego
Abe Streep has been a lifelong baseball fan, but he grew disillusioned with the corporate spectacle of modern major league baseball. Instead, he started watching the Santa Fe Fuego.

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