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Why did L.A. County create another utility?

April 20, 2017 |

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to create a public energy program that will be run by the government with promises of lower bills and cleaner energy.
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L.A. responds to Trump travel ban with ‘Everyone is welcome’ campaign

April 18, 2017 |

Los Angeles tourism officials are launching an advertising campaign Tuesday with the message “Everyone is welcome” — a clear response to President Trump’s proposed travel ban.

The campaign features a 93-second music video showing people of various ethnic backgrounds hugging, dancing and skateboarding…


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Tronc to billionaire Soon-Shiong: ‘L.A. Times is not for sale’

April 7, 2017 |

One thing is becoming clear in the escalating fight between Los Angeles billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong and Tronc Chairman Michael Ferro: The newspaper company’s largest publication — the Los Angeles Times — is at the heart of their dispute.

Tronc’s two largest shareholders have been trading increasingly…


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L.A. County study decries state claims for need of Aliso Canyon storage plant

April 2, 2017 |

A scathing Los Angeles County study has concluded that the troubled Aliso Canyon natural gas facility isn’t needed to ensure reliability of electricity and gas service in the region this summer or the coming winter.

That review sharply contrasts with the dire warnings issued last summer by state…


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Fashion brands — including several L.A. retailers — are dying off as consumer habits change

March 20, 2017 |

American Apparel bit the dust. So did Nasty Gal. BCBG Max Azria filed for bankruptcy, along with teen retailer Wet Seal.

The fashion industry has long been a fickle beast, with trends rising and dying sometimes in the space of weeks. But changing consumer habits — including the emergence of e-commerce…


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Ben Affleck Asks Paparazzi to Help Him Dodge L.A. Marathon (VIDEO)

March 19, 2017 |

Ben Affleck was just like every other Los Angeleno Sunday trying to get around the L.A. Marathon, so of course … he asked the paparazzi for directions. The actor was out with his kids in the Pacific Palisades, when he realized he’d have to cross…

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Every day is bring your dog to work day at more and more L.A. offices

March 11, 2017 |

It was just another day at the office for Peanut, a cocky little mutt who swaggers around Playa Vista ad agency 72andSunny, socializing with employees and other dogs who pass their days there.

Then Rob Lowe arrived. The actor spent hours at the agency in 2015 posing for a GQ magazine photo spread


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After Measure S, some L.A. developers say they’ll step more softly with new projects

March 10, 2017 |

As the city debated slow-growth Measure S, developer Century West Partners refused to buy land that would need special exemptions to build, fearful the two-year moratorium on such projects would pass.

This week, the Los Angeles initiative went down to a resounding defeat at the polls, losing by…


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Dodgers Star Yasiel Puig’s L.A. Home Hit by Burglars, $500k In Jewelry Gone

March 7, 2017 |

Yasiel Puig is the latest victim in a string of celeb burglaries in L.A. — this time, crooks broke into the baseball star’s L.A. home while he was in Arizona with the Dodgers for Spring Training and made off with more than half a million bucks in…

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L.A. Mayor Garcetti’s name could, um, mark a pet-relief area at LAX

March 5, 2017 |

During a groundbreaking ceremony this week for a new terminal at Los Angeles International Airport, city officials noted that they had yet to come up with a name for the new facility.

The $ 1.6-billion midfield terminal, which will have 12 new gates and is to be completed in 2019, will be located…


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