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Parking sign makeover aims to spare Angelenos parking citations

Parking sign makeover aims to spare Angelenos parking citations

New Design for Los Angeles Parking Signs Confusing, even conflicting parking signs in Los Angeles have often led to expensive parking tickets for Angelenos. Now, the City Council is responding to years of gripes about parking poles, which often have three or more signs. The Council has asked transportation officials to test out a new, [...]

Wal-Mart to cancel health coverage for more part-time workers

Wal-Mart to cancel health coverage for more part-time workers

A man shops at a Walmart store in San Jose, Calif., in September. Wal-Mart on Thursday reported that its annual profits fell.; Credit: Jeff Chiu/AP The nation’s largest private employer, Wal-Mart, is cutting back on its health-care costs by eliminating part-time workers from coverage, as well as hiking premiums and co-payments for full-time employees. About [...]

After Angels beating: How can sports teams and stadiums improve security?

After Angels beating: How can sports teams and stadiums improve security?

Fans enter Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Opening Day prior to the start of the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on March 31, 2014 in Anaheim, California. ; Credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images The severe beating of a fan in the Angels Stadium parking lot Friday raises the question [...]

After Angels beating: How can sports teams and stadiums improve security?

After Angels beating: How can sports teams and stadiums improve security?

Fans enter Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Opening Day prior to the start of the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on March 31, 2014 in Anaheim, California. ; Credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images The severe beating of a fan in the Angels Stadium parking lot Friday raises the question [...]

After Angels beating: How can sports teams and stadiums improve security?

After Angels beating: How can sports teams and stadiums improve security?

Fans enter Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Opening Day prior to the start of the game between the Seattle Mariners and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on March 31, 2014 in Anaheim, California. ; Credit: Jeff Gross/Getty Images The severe beating of a fan in the Angels Stadium parking lot Friday raises the question [...]

By doing nothing on same-sex marriage challenges, Supreme Court makes waves across nation

By doing nothing on same-sex marriage challenges, Supreme Court makes waves across nation

Supporters hold a pro-gay marriage rally outside the Utah State Capitol on January 28, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Several weeks ago a federal judge ruled unconstitutional a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in the state of Utah. ; Credit: George Frey/Getty Images Supreme Court makes waves across nation: Today, the highest court in [...]

By doing nothing on same-sex marriage challenges, Supreme Court makes waves across nation

By doing nothing on same-sex marriage challenges, Supreme Court makes waves across nation

Supporters hold a pro-gay marriage rally outside the Utah State Capitol on January 28, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Several weeks ago a federal judge ruled unconstitutional a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in the state of Utah. ; Credit: George Frey/Getty Images Supreme Court makes waves across nation: Today, the highest court in [...]

By doing nothing on same-sex marriage challenges, Supreme Court makes waves across nation

By doing nothing on same-sex marriage challenges, Supreme Court makes waves across nation

Supporters hold a pro-gay marriage rally outside the Utah State Capitol on January 28, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Several weeks ago a federal judge ruled unconstitutional a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in the state of Utah. ; Credit: George Frey/Getty Images Supreme Court makes waves across nation: Today, the highest court in [...]

How fair is the LA Fire Department’s current hiring practices?

How fair is the LA Fire Department’s current hiring practices?

Mayor Eric Garcetti says the Los Angeles Fire Department will not hire another firefighter until the RAND Corp. can look at reforming the recruitment process. ; Credit: Photo by ATOMIC Hot Links via Flickr Creative Commons The Los Angeles Fire Department’s hiring practices have been under scrutiny due to calls of mismanagement and possible nepotism. [...]

How fair is the LA Fire Department’s current hiring practices?

How fair is the LA Fire Department’s current hiring practices?

Mayor Eric Garcetti says the Los Angeles Fire Department will not hire another firefighter until the RAND Corp. can look at reforming the recruitment process. ; Credit: Photo by ATOMIC Hot Links via Flickr Creative Commons The Los Angeles Fire Department’s hiring practices have been under scrutiny due to calls of mismanagement and possible nepotism. [...]