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Archive for November 19th, 2012
Retail analysts predict a more lucrative Black Friday this year than last.
The churches sued Santa Monica, claiming it violated their freedom of speech by banning private displays at Palisades Park. A judge has denied a request for a temporary injunction.
Thieves hacked four, treasured carvings straight off of the rock face, something archaeologist Greg Haverstock deemed: "The worst act of vandalism ever seen."
The White House and Congress continue to work on a deal that avoids the fiscal cliff and cuts deficits in the long run. But could raising taxes or closing loopholes raise enough money?
Endurance athletes often turn to the same stimulant that gives your morning cup of joe its jolt: caffeine. They're using caffeinated gels and drinks when they compete.
Sales of existing homes rose again in October and home builders are the most confident they've been in six years. They are latest signs the housing sector is mending.
The Pasadena City Council will discuss on Monday whether it will allow the Rose Bowl to host NFL games by increasing the number of large events at the venue.
The election gave political observers, pollsters, and activists plenty to talk about. A recent conference at Cal State, LA offered lessons about minority voters.
Wal-Mart, Target and Kmart all celebrate their 50th year of business this year. Now the giant chains face one of their biggest challenges – evolving in the Internet age.
State air regulators have sided with eastern Sierra officials in a tense dispute with the DWP over LA's responsibilities to control dust on the Owens lakebed dried nearly a century ago by the city's thirst.
Rhythm and blues singer Billy Scott of 1960s–70s recording group the Prophets, singer of hits "I Got The Fever" and "California," has died at age 70.
A former Miramonte Elementary School teacher pleaded not guilty Monday to three felony counts of fondling a student.
Jackie Lacey's chief deputy will be Sharon Matsumoto, who has served in top management positions for both current DA Steve Cooley and former DA Gil Garcetti.
The Hollywood Reporter is following wins at the National Entertainment Journalism Awards with a new issue featuring an apology for its role in the Hollywood Blacklist.
Economists and experts agree: We don't have enough houses for sale in California. But how long will it take for supply and demand to equalize?
A final vote to place a half-cent sales tax on the city's spring ballot is scheduled for Tuesday, but the top mayoral candidates already oppose it.
Voice actress Lucille Bliss, who voiced Smurfette from “The Smurfs” and one of the stepsisters in Disney’s “Cinderella,” died earlier this month.
The program’s stated goal is to combine research with hands-on education in a liberal arts environment to solve sustainability problems in the region.
The races had been too close to call. The results mean California's Republican delegation has shrunk from 19 members down to 15.
The family of a man shot and killed by two L.A. Sheriff's deputies want the FBI to investigate because they say investigators tried to pressure witnesses to change their story about what happened.
Did you think that the housing market in California was finally starting to improve? Economists at UCLA maintain that it is — and isn't.
The microblogging site adds a major entertainment industry player to its board of directors. It could be the first step in a Big Media and Big Tech detente.
Ever wonder how the United States ranks in immigrant-friendliness? When you set the rhetoric aside and simply look at the numbers of people admitted, it appears at first glance to be the most welcoming nation in the world - until you compare that welcome based on immigrants as a percentage of its population.
Police called a tactical alert and formed skirmish lines during the street clash. There were no arrests during the incident outside the Westwood federal building.
Orientation included ethics training and staking out preferences for committees, but also practical matters like where to get dry cleaning done.
Police chiefs in L.A. County say they're bearing much of the brunt of prison realignment without getting any of the resources to manage it.
The Loh Life
Sandra Tsing Loh prepares to deliver some bad news.For many, it has been a scary month. For Republicans, the big scare was the election.For parents, it was Halloween, falling on a WEDNESDAY.
The Loh Down On Science
A new hitch to getting hitched?
Just how will the Affordable Care Act affect America’s small business owners and their employees? Will it change how you manage your business?
How does unparalleled success change a business - and the family that runs it? What can American businesses do to compete in the world economy?
Who should have the right to set up opinionated or religious displays in public spaces? Is the City of Santa Monica obstructing free speech by banning all the displays?
Last Friday, California Attorney General Kamala Harris released her report “The State of Human Trafficking in California 2012.”
Should the Rose Bowl host 25 events a year? That’s an ordinance the Pasadena City Council is considering in a public hearing tonight.
The sales tax increase would generate $215 million. How would a half-cent sales tax hike impact Los Angeles?
What role should the United States play in this conflict? How important is the relationship between the U.S. and Israel – does it warrant unqualified support?
Is there a line being crossed when it comes to drawing attention to users who post racist or homophobic things online?
Climate change is making the issue of water rights increasingly important ... And tomorrow the U.S. and Mexico are set to sign a landmark deal over rights to the Colorado River.
After last Friday's meeting between the President and Congressional leaders, Wall Street is reacting with positivity this mornin, and all indices are up by more than a percent. That doesn't mean the worrying has stopped.
It has been three weeks since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast. The aftermath of the storm left 209 people dead and its price tag so far is more than $50 billion dollarsThe National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says rising sea levels and warming waters contributed to the strength of the storm.
The California Report's Marjorie Sun reports the country's aging grid is already proving to be an obstacle to "greening" China's energy production.
Transforming the magical novel, "Life of Pi," about a boy and a tiger stuck on a lifeboat, into something camera-ready was a major challenge for director Ang Lee.
One item expected to fly off shelves this shopping season is the latest video game console by Nintendo, the Wii U, which hit stores on Sunday.
There's just no denying that Daniel Day-Lewis completely nailed Abraham Lincoln in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," from head to toe — but he didn't do it on his own.
This year, nearly 1 billion people in the world will go hungry. But at the same time, farmers around the globe are producing more than enough food to feed every single person on the planet.
Israel and Hamas haven't only been fighting on the ground, they've been fighting online as well. The two sides have been tweeting nasty messages at one another, posting assassination videos and images of their military might.
The exchange of fire between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip is now into its sixth day. For the moment, the fighting shows no signs of abating.
Wal-Mart workers are preparing to take part in a series of demonstrations outside stores on Black Friday, the biggest shopping day of the year.
Campbell's Soup is repackaging its product in an effort to appeal to the Millennial Generation, but will this younger generation bite?