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OC Medi-Cal insurer approves $100 million for homeless care

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| Orange County's Medi-Cal insurer, CalOptima, plans to spend $100 million to address the health care needs of people living on the streets and in shelters.

More Indian expats are heading back to India

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Mani Karthik is helping expats on H-1B visas ditch their stalled California dreams for a life of less limbo.

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Biologists study Southern California plants in fire burn zones

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Plants are returning to areas in the Santa Monica Mountains that were devastated by wildfires last winter.

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With Census 2020 a year away, officials worry about an undercount

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Los Angeles county and city officials talked up the 2020 Census at a downtown L.A. rally on Monday, a year ahead of when the decennial count is set to take place. They’re trying to spread the word that an accurate count is critical because census data helps determine how many federal dollars go toward things like public health services and public schools.

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LA Takes Steps to Boost Paid Family Leave to 18 Weeks

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LA City Council unanimously approves a motion that would extend the city’s paid family leave plan from six to 18 weeks for new and expecting parents.

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Local Muslim leaders discuss security after New Zealand attacks

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The Islamic Shura Council of Southern California hosted an emergency town hall in Anaheim to discuss security measures for local mosques.

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Smoking in L.A. County just got even less legal

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Smokers, beware.. The L.A. County Board of Supervisors voted today to expand the smoking ban that passed last October.

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LA's Uber and Lyft Drivers Are Striking For Livable Wages

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Hundreds of drivers turned off their Uber apps and chanted and waved colorful signs that said “Better pay now.”

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L.A. celebrates 50 years of the modern Emergency Management System

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You might not like sirens, but they’re pretty crucial. It’s been 50 years since the beginning of the modern Emergency Management System. L.A. was an early pioneer, and they celebrated that on Thursday at the LA County Fire Museum.

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