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Brush Fire Damages Montebello Hills

A transient was charged Tuesday with sparking the 378-acre Lincoln Fire in the Montebello Hills area. Arturo Miallan Aguilar, 45, pleaded not guilty in a downtown... Read more »

Exide Tainted Homes Could Be In the Thousands

As many as 10,000 homes near a shuttered battery-recycling plant may be contaminated, state regulators said last week. The announcement by the Department of Toxic... Read more »

‘Gentrification’ Pressures Small Business

Amada Decoloma cried helplessly when she saw water dripping from the ceiling of her beauty salon when it rained last month. Emilia Salvatierra is still in shock... Read more »

Too Few People Signing Up for Lower Energy Rates

More than 300,000 Southern California Gas customers are now eligible for lower rates under new income guidelines for assistance, the utility company reminded customers... Read more »

Community Clinics Vital, Says Becerra

Speaking at Arroyo Vista Family Health Center’s clinic in North Central Los Angeles, U.S. Rep. Xavier Becerra last week commended the health care provider for... Read more »

States May Soon Have to Report Progress on Homeless, Foster Students

The U.S. Congress may soon be following California’s lead in requiring states to provide data on the academic progress of all homeless and foster youth and provide... Read more »

Bumble Bee to Pay $6 Million In Workers Death: Half Goes Back to the Company

Bumble Bee Foods LLC agreed last week to pay a $6 million settlement in a criminal case stemming from the death of a man who was trapped in an industrial oven while... Read more »

Environmentalists Push for Govt. Inspections of Oil Pipelines

The federal government should immediately inspect all the oil pipelines on or near the California coast. That’s the request in a legal petition filed Thursday... Read more »

Californians Put Convenience Over Wi-Fi Security

Californians often are putting convenience ahead of safety when they use free public wireless networks, according to a new AARP report that found that a quarter... Read more »

L.A. Approves Harsher Tobacco Sale Penalties

The City Council Tuesday unanimously approved harsher penalties for retailers that sell tobacco products to minors in Los Angeles. The proposal adopted on a 14-0... Read more »

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