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Goldman Sachs Announces Initiative To Assist Los Angeles Small Businesses

Goldman Sachs announced today a plan to provide $20 million in loans for small businesses in the Los Angeles area, offering educational opportunities and business support services as part of an initiative it calls "10,000 Small Businesses." "Los Angeles is home to many very talented small business owners," Goldman Sachs......

Bill Targets Spouses Who Hire Hit Men

A bill that denies financial benefits to spouses who solicit the murder of their partners is scheduled to be heard in a state legislative committee on Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. The bill was inspired by John Pomroy, a Pomona police detective whose wife had tried to hire gang......

More Cuts Likely For L.A. City Libraries

With looming budget cuts ahead, the Board of Library Commissioners is voting today on whether or not to reduce the Los Angeles libraries six day a week schedule to only five days to a week. Advocates for the proposal are saying that a reduction in service hours is necessary to......

UC Nurses Protest Staffing Shortages At Hospitals

Blocked from striking by a temporary restraining order, thousands of registered nurses at University of California medical centers are nonetheless holding rallies Thursday, including one at UCLA, to protest staffing shortages and patient safety issues. Beth Kean, chief negotiator for the California Nursing Association's UC Division, stated that the "number-one......
Brown said he won't fight fee hikes his first year as governor

Jerry Brown Challenges Meg Whitman To 10 Town Hall Debates

It didn't take long after Meg Whitman snatched the GOP nomination for fellow gubernatorial candidate Jerry Brown to challenge her to ten town hall debates around the state to discuss employment, education, and the state's fiscal crisis. The Democrat argued that the town hall debates would bring variety to a......

Voters Say No To Paying More Taxes For L.A. Public Schools

County voters shot down a proposed tax that could have raised roughly $92.5 million for the struggling Los Angeles Unified School District. According to the Daily News, ballot Measure E would have added $100 per parcel to property owners' tax bills, saving the jobs of hundreds of teachers, administrators, librarians,......

Immigration Fees Set To Increase Under New Proposal

Federal officials are proposing to raise immigration fees up 10 percent. It would now cost immigrants nearly $1,100 to legally come to the United States legally, according to the Associated Press. Applications to replace permanent resident cards, applications for naturalization certificates, and applications for status as temporary residents are among......

SoCal Mother Finds Abducted Children Through Facebook Years Later

A San Bernardino mother found her teenage children, abducted by their father when they were 2- and 3-years-old, through a Facebook search, it was recently revealed. The woman said that her husband, Faustino Utera, disappeared with the children in 1995. He had allegedly told her that he had taken them......
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Costumed Superheroes Swept Off Of Hollywood Boulevard

The LAPD has begun a crackdown on Hollywood's unlicensed superheroes, arresting the costumed characters on suspicion of loitering and obstructing traffic. The arrests began Friday evening when the police took at least eight characters to jail, according to CNN. The police began the crackdown after complaints by business owners and......
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