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35,000 Pounds Of Beef Recalled In SoCal

Thousands of pounds of ground beef shipped to the Los Angeles area were recalled over fears of E. coli contamination, according to the USDA. The roughly 35,000 pounds of ground beef and ground beef patties were sold by South Gate Meat Co. and shipped to restaurants in the Los Angeles......

Whooping Cough Now An Epidemic In California

According to a statement by the state Department of Public Health, California is on track to outpace last year's number of whooping cough cases and reach a possible 50-year high: The outbreak has officially been deemed an epidemic. Two infants have died in the county so far this year. "Whopping......

California Lawmakers Use World Cup Fever To Raise Money

Two California lawmakers are using the excitement surrounding the World Cup to raise money for their re-election bids, according to the Sacramento Bee. Assemblyman Bill Monning of Carmel and Sen. Lois Wolk of Davis (both Democrats) invited supporters this morning to gather at local pubs to watch the match between......

Hundreds Of 'Twi-hards' Camp Out For 'Eclipse' Movie Premiere

Hundreds of die-hard Twilight fans this week have been camping out in front of LA Live for the opening premier of the latest Twilight installment, Eclipse which is set to take place on Thursday night. Fans began arriving in droves beginning Monday in hopes of scoring a ticket for the......

Smoking Rates Up In West Hollywood, South L.A., South Bay

Despite nationwide efforts to curb smoking, a recent study released by the county Department of Public Health has revealed that rates of lighting up in Los Angeles have remained steady since 2002, though some areas, including West Hollywood, South Los Angeles and the South Bay have seen increases. Roughly 14......

Nurse In Iconic Times Square Kiss Photograph Dies

Edith Shain, who claimed to be the white-clad nurse in the famous V-J Day photo died Sunday at the age of 91 in her Los Angeles home, according reports. The iconic photograph, which shows a nurse being dipped and kissed by a soldier, was snapped by Life magazine photographer Alfred......
LAPD officers began the crackdown at the intersection of Victory Blvd and Satsuma Ave.

LAPD Issues 159 Tickets In Pedestrian Safety Crackdown

An alarming increase in pedestrian deaths over the year spurred a crackdown by the LAPD Tuesday in North Hollywood. The operation is part of the Valley Division's "Pedestrian and Child Safety Campaign." According to the Daily News, the number of pedestrian fatalities rose 40 percent in North Hollywood alone. The......
The DWP building in downtown Los Angeles.

DWP Proposes Selling Assets To Raise Money

Interim general manager of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Austin Beutner is proposing to sell the downtown DWP headquarters, along with other DWP assets, in order to raise hundreds of millions of dollars without raising utility rates, according to KABC-TV. According to Beutner, the utility will not......
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