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Here's what's new in LA mayor's proposed budget

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| After a promise of big new spending on homelessness, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has released his proposed $9.9 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

Are you missing out on 'free money'?

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Gov. Jerry Brown has declared this week California Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Week. Many who are eligible don't know about the program.

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LA Times journalists vote to unionize amid turmoil

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LA Times journalists vote to unionize as the paper's publisher, Ross Levinsohn, faces allegations of past "frat house behavior", and inappropriate conduct.

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Coastal Commission tells Laguna Beach to loosen up on Airbnb

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The Coastal Commission has a mandate to preserve and expand access to the coast and it sees short-term rentals as a key, lower-cost lodging option for visitors.

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Plan to legalize LA street vending moves forward

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The L.A. City Council will be reviewing recommendations to legalize street vending, with possible prohibitions in busy areas like the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Property values are rising faster in El Segundo than anywhere else in LA County

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You can thank (or blame) tech companies, who have driven a nearly 12 percent increase in values over the past year.

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Top editors abruptly ousted at Los Angeles Times

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Executive Editor and Publisher Davan Maharaj and his second-in-command Marc Duvoisin were abruptly fired Monday, according to the Los Angeles Times.

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Why farmers getting more water won't lower produce prices

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For the first time in years, Central Valley farmers will receive their full allotment of groundwater. But don't expect that to lower prices in the produce aisle.

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