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Affordable Care Act (ACA) Enrollment Fair Held In Southern California

ACA Deadline: Have you signed up for health insurance?

Today is the deadline to sign up for health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, if you want coverage to kick in on January 1.
Covered California
Last minute Christmas shoppers headed to the Baldwin Hills mall may notice a new kiosk offering something besides cell phone accessories and sunglasses.

Reporter's Notebook: ‘What part of sacred don’t you understand?’

American Indian religions are uniquely tied to the land, and for many there is no separation between spirit and nature.

Historically Chinese insurer adjusts to life in multicultural marketplace

More than 150,000 Californians have signed up for Covered California so far, mostly with big-name statewide insurers such as Kaiser and Anthem Blue Cross.
Huntington Beach Fire Pits - 5
This past year, many Southern California communities were pitted against big polluters or regulatory agencies, especially in places like Boyle Heights, Vernon and Huntington Park.
Debra Fine, Santa Monica shooting survivor
Debra Fine was shot six times by an alleged gunman who shot and killed five people.
LAX Shooting

Fire department to implement new policies for mass shootings

Los Angeles fire officials are implementing a dramatic overhaul in how rescuers respond to mass shootings.
Killer Whales performing at SeaWorld
Time for On the Lot, our weekly summary of news from the movie business with LA Times reporter Rebecca Keegan.

Odd Hollywood Jobs: Music composer

Take Two recently sat down with Theodore Shapiro, the music composer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, who talked about how he first approaches a new project
Job Seekers Attend West Palm Beach Florida Career Fair

A look back at the US economy's gains and losses in 2013

Looking back to 2013, it seems like the U.S. economy was doing OK, but that doesn't necessarily mean you felt optimistic. Joining us once again is our roundtable of economic experts.
Earlier this month, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO, granted special cultural status to the Japanese cuisine.
Sonoko Sakai

Food writer teaches Angelenos how to make soba noodles

Dried versions of the thin, paper-bag brown noodles can be bought in Japanese markets or restaurants here in Los Angeles, but according to one aficionado, the stuff you get here isn't really soba.
Chocolate Chip Cookies

How to make the best chocolate chip cookies in the world

What's your favorite type of chocolate chip cookie? Crunchy? Chewy? Maybe a little salt? Whatever your favorite is - we've got your fix. Kenji Lopez-Alt from food lab joins us to talk about the perfect chocolate chip cookie.
adidas Starts Production of Brazuca Match Balls
The Brazuca, a new soccer ball designed by Adidas, was released this month ahead of next year's World Cup in Brazil. The term Brazuca was chosen by Brazilians to capture the spirit of Brazilian style and culture.
Rap Quotes
Artist Jay Shells has been traversing New York City, posting red and white street signs with location-specific rap quotes, in an effort to make people aware of hip-hop's influence on the cities in which we live.

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