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South Texas ranch owners face dilemma in migration crisis

In South Texas, migrants make the journey across acres and acres of tough, desert hills and valleys, much of it private ranch land. That often puts local landowners in a tough spot.
Social Media Site Twitter Debuts On The New York Stock Exchange

Tweeting in Latin: Social media and the Catholic church

This week, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles is hosting a technology conference at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. The conference is aimed at teaching those within the Catholic faith how to best use social media to bring people into the church.
"Catch Me If You Can" Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals & Curtain Call

For some with depression, Robin Williams' death resonates

Robin Williams's death this week has spurred grief among millions who have enjoyed his comic genius. But for some suffering from depression, the tragedy resonates on a much deeper level.
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The National Republican Congressional Committee has launched several fake news sites targeting Democratic candidates running for Congress. Among those targeted are several California candidates like Amanda Renteria, Scott Peters and Ami Bera
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Mastermind of Hidden Cash stopping after three months

The Twitter account Hidden Cash would reveal little clues about where money was stashed. Crowds would soon follow, hoping to cash in. After nearly three months, the man behind Hidden Cash says he's calling it quits. Veronica Rocha of the L.A. Times talked to Take Two about it.

Tick's bite can trigger red meat allergy

When the Lone Star Tick chomps down on humans, it can also induce an allergy to red meat.
Steve Ballmer Presents Windows 7
The $2 billion dollar sale of the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is official. He can move his stuff into Donald Sterling's old office. What are fans saying about him? Ballmer has made it clear he will not move the team to Seattle and that he's looking forward to spending more time in LA. But should he think about changing the team's name? It has such a connection to Donald Sterling. Why not start fresh with a new name?
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge ruled Tuesday that California education officials are violating the constitutional rights of English learner students who are not getting specialized instruction in public schools.
Monica Ratliff District 6

A new way to mete out discipline in schools?

Starting in September, teachers at some San Diego schools will be disciplining students in a whole new way. The new pilot program is called “restorative justice," with the goal being to actually reduce the number of suspensions its already making the upcoming school year.
Amid insurance cancellations, some people are finding better coverage through Covered California, the state's health exchange.

A handy guide to health plan choices

Covered California will start this fall offering health plans for next year. But, you can get a jump start on your shopping now, because insurance companies recently released their rates for next year's plans. Southern California Public Radio's Stephanie O'Neill offers this quick guide to help you make some decisions.
Doctor on Demand waiting screen

App Chat: Doctor on Demand gets major funding

Could the Doctor on Demand healthcare service turn the medical industry on its head? Alex Cohen speaks with Mark Sullivan from Venture Beat about the topic.
Sacramento San Joaquin River Delta Water System Bay
The Legislature is close to approving a water bond ballot measure that will appear in the November ballot. Lawmakers had until Monday to wrap up the measure, but were given a two-day extension.
2010 Tesla Roadster Sport Badge
Sacramento lawmakers are trying to soften the state's landmark environmental regulations for Tesla. It's a bid to lure the electric car-maker to build it's massive battery factory in the state.
Bacall And Bogey

Remembering Lauren Bacall

Much has been said about actress Lauren Bacall since we learned of her death late yesterday: Her stunning beauty. Her storybook romance and marriage to Humphrey Bogart. Her tendency to tell it like it is and take no prisoners, in life, as in the movies.
SXSW Red Carpet Screening Of Focus Features' "Bad Words" - Red Carpet

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema coming to Los Angeles

The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas got its start in the late '90s as a second run movie theater which made a name for itself for serving food and drink , including beer. Since then they've expanded to locations across the country. They are now coming to Los Angeles.
Bluesfest Byron Bay 2013 - Day 4
Tonight at the Hollywood Bowl, the late James Brown will be remembered with a series of covers by artists like Aloe Blacc, D'Angelo and Take Two's guest, Bettye LaVette.

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