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L.A. scores Super Bowl LV

With the Rams headed back to Los Angeles, Southern Californians are poised to host another Super Bowl — but only the City of Angels made the cut, leaving fretful San Diego out in the cold. “The game will be played at the

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Uncertain CA community colleges eye tuition cuts

  Little was heard about president Barack Obama’s call, in his last State of the Union address, to make community college free around the country. But now, facing gnawing affordability problems and the prospect of weakened enrollment, many of California’s community colleges — and

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Google driverless car hits bus, stokes controversy

The controversy over driverless cars shifted into high gear as an automated vehicle built by Google hit a passenger bus. “The crash may be the first case of one of its autonomous cars hitting another vehicle and the fault of

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2018 gubernatorial race already heating up

Still more than two years away, the race to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown in 2018 has already become one of the most closely watched competitions in California politics. It has made adversaries of the state’s two highest-profile personifications of its two biggest

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L.A. homelessness draws federal attention

Struggling to slow L.A.’s spike in homelessness, city leaders have booked an appointment with the federal government. “Secretary Julian Castro will be in Los Angeles on Tuesday to meet with Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Council members and county supervisors, HUD

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CA confronts a Prop. 47 crime wave

Nearly a year after California voters overwhelmingly agreed to lessen sentences and release inmates convicted of minor crimes, statistical and anecdotal evidence has cast doubt on the wisdom of Proposition 47. A souring trend Change has been swift, but results

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Boxer and Feinstein push homeless vet relief

California’s two U.S. Senators have thrown their weight behind new legislation meant to get California veterans off the streets. Federal legislation At the center of the proposals is the Department of Veterans Affairs’ Los Angeles campus, located on the west side

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L.A. budget gets good marks, but big obstacles ahead

A few years ago, the Los Angeles city government appeared to be hurtling toward the fiscal abyss because of heavy pension costs for police and firefighters and a sluggish local economy. But a pension reform measure and a relatively tough

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Venice Beach proposal roils topless debate

Inspired by a recent resurgence in partial nudity as a women’s rights issue, the Venice Neighborhood Council in Los Angeles recommended that topless sunbathing be permitted. In decades past, fully nude beachgoing had been tolerated. In a 12-2 vote, the VNC

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L.A. mayor’s State of City address skips economic woes

In January 2014, a blue-ribbon commission created at the behest of Los Angeles City Council President Herb Wesson presented the council with a report titled “A Time for Truth” — a hugely downbeat account of the economic decline of the

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