By Malena Carollo, THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR
Big media companies have ramped up efforts to fight the growing use of technology designed to block online ads. Here's what you need to know about why ad blockers are on the rise, and why many publishers hate them.
The ad blocker battle pitting consumers and privacy advocates against big media companies heated up last week when Yahoo issued an...
By Justin Pritchard, ASSOCIATED PRESS
"Breathtaking progress has been made."
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Federal transportation officials are rethinking their position on self-driving cars with an eye toward getting the emerging technology into the public's hands, according to a spokeswoman for the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Just two years ago, the agency struck a...
By Jim Puzzanghera & Samantha Masunaga, LOS ANGELES TIMES
More than 65 years ago, a Los Angeles drugstore owner installed a laboratory above one of his shops to make a product that would discourage children from sucking their thumbs.
The operation quickly changed focus to an antihistamine eye drop called Allergan. Renamed after that drug, the firm moved to Irvine and grew into a global pharmaceutical...
By Daniel Ross, TRUTHOUT
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California's regulatory agencies have repeatedly failed in their testing, enforcement and cleanup of various lead-contaminated sites in the state, an investigation by Truthout...
By Hillary Jackson, MYNEWSLA.COM
Los Angeles Department of Water and Power officials said Thursday their customers would receive full refunds for any over-payments related to inaccurate bills sent out amid the utility’s bungled overhaul of its billing system, under revised settlement terms submitted to a judge this week.
DWP and city officials said they support the...
By Paul Magers, KCBS TV-2 Los Angeles, CA
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) – Californians seem to be paying higher gas prices than anywhere else in the country.
According to AAA, the current national average is $2.12 per gallon. Here is a look at the gas prices from around the country:
NATIONAL AVERAGE PRICES
By Paul Krueger, KNSD NBC TV-7 San Diego, CA
Health experts say system available in California could curb overdose deaths
Public health experts say California and other states should require doctors to check a prescription drug database before giving new patients a prescription for opioids and other controlled substances.
The new call to action to reduce prescription drug overdose deaths was...
By L.A. Times Editorial Board, LOS ANGELES TIMES
In 2011, when Angelenos were considering a ballot measure to create a "ratepayer advocate" to monitor the Department of Water and Power, the Times editorial board endorsed the idea, with a caveat. We said the advocate should be a well-regarded professional with deep expertise in utility operations, not a populist bomb thrower solely...
By Staff Writers, MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL
Nov. 15--Marin health officials say the number of uninsured residents in the county is dwindling as the Affordable Care Act's third open-enrollment season begins this month.
But consumer advocates say medical insurance customers face an uphill battle when trying to figure out which plan is the best buy for them. They say insurance costs,...
By Bryan Jonston, AUTO CONNECTED CAR NEWS
Yesterday, a Google self-driving vehicle was pulled over by the Mountain View Police for driving too slow. Google is trying to turn the episode into a cute dispute to show how safe their vehicles are. The little marshmallow self-driving Google cars are not capped at 25 mph for safety as stated by the Google Self-driving car Google+ page. They are...