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Trump tapped Andrew Puzder, who runs the parent company for Carl's Jr. Despite the burger chain's long history in California, Puzder said they would grow elsewhere.
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LA will consider new retail industry scheduling rules

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Hectic schedules are common for L.A.'s more than 147,000 retail workers. But under a new proposal, those employees could soon be working more predictable hours.

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Many Edison customers will start seeing a new power provider on their electricty bills

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Nearly one million Southern California Edison customers have been opted into something called the Clean Power Alliance, agovernment entity that can buy power directly on the open energy market and ship it to consumers on existing Edison power lines.

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Pasadena stays on track to reach $15 minimum wage by 2020

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Despite pushback from some local business owners, Pasadena's City Council voted on Monday to keep the city's minimum wage higher than the state requires.

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Two new reports look at minimum wage hikes in Pasadena

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California is on track to reach a $15 minimum wage in coming years. Some cities will get there faster than others. Here's what happened when Pasadena raised wages.

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What’s in Newsom’s budget for middle-class Californians?

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Health insurance and higher ed could become more affordable for the middle class — but probably not the cost of caring for aging family members.

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SoCal food banks plan to feed unpaid federal workers

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One church in Ontario is opening a food pantry this weekend for employees at the nearby Ontario International Airport who are now working without pay.

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Woolsey Fire victims say they are facing escalating rents

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Nearly a month after the Woolsey Fire was contained, some families whose homes burned are still couch-surfing, staying in hotels, and struggling to find interim homes to live in. Escalating rents in an area with already-low rental vacancy rates mean some insurance policies may not stretch to cover replacement rentals.

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SoCal shoppers turn out for Black Friday deals

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Shoppers who hit the stores bright and early on Black Friday might have been smart to buy now rather than later — and not just because of door-busting deals.

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How SoCal businesses are handling a romaine lettuce outbreak

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Grocers are pulling romaine lettuce from their shelves. Salad spots are taking it off the menu. And California farmers are destroying crops.

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What Happens To The Maids And Gardeners Of Malibu When The Houses Are Gone

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The affluent community of Malibu relies on a legion of day laborers, housekeepers and gardeners who have been hit hard in the aftermath of the Woolsey Fire. For some workers, missing a week's pay is a critical situation, but evacuation orders kept them away for that long.

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The block that Prop 13 built

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In most states, the property tax you pay depends on how much your house is worth. Not in California. Forty years after its passage, Prop. 13 continues to shape the California dream.

LA weighs new tactics for shutting down illegal pot shops

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Ideas include shutting off their water and power, padlocking their doors, stepping up fines for their employees and creating a new building code inspection team.

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LA city council members lose 'pocket veto' on new affordable housing in their districts

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A new state law puts an end to the requirement that low-income and homeless housing developers obtain a "letter of acknowledgement" from local council members.

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Anaheim says ballot measure won't increase wages at Disneyland

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The initiative would raise wages to $18 an hour by 2022 for employers receiving subsidies from the city. But Anaheim's city attorney says Disneyland isn't covered.

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Same-sex couples get new CA property tax protections

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Married couples can transfer ownership of their homes and not trigger a costly reassessment. But some same-sex couples have not been getting that benefit.

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Los Angeles settles home health worker wage theft case

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Workers in the case say they were paid as little as $5.50 an hour to provide round-the-clock care for elderly and disabled patients in their homes.

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