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Pet of the Week: Bonded pair of 6-year-old female poodles available for adoption in Hawthorne

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Meet 3 daredevils racing in the Red Bull Soapbox Race

More than 100 gutsy racers will fly down the twists and turns of Angels Point Road in Elysian Park in hopes of winning, or surviving, the Red Bull Soapbox Race. The an...

By Richard Guzman|

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  • Entertainment

    Healthy fare helps you feel virtuous while dining at Cafe Vida in El Segundo

    There’s a branch of Café Vida in the Pacific Palisades, on a busy shopping street in The Village. There’s a branch of Café Vida in Culver City, in the very heart of the born-again downtown entertainment district. And there’s a branch of Café Vida in the South Bay … in a fitness club in an industrial section/business park just north of Rosecrans that you wouldn’t know was there unless you already knew it was there. Indeed, where the...

    Merrill Shindler
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  • Homelessness

    What if LA County paid residents to house the homeless? Leaders are exploring the idea

    Some Los Angeles County homeowners may qualify for up to a $75,000 subsidy to build a second dwelling on their property to house homeless people, if a pilot program is approved Tuesday by the Board of Supervisors. The program was introduced last year as part of Los Angeles County’s set of 47 strategies to solve homelessness. If approved, the office of Regional Planning would work with several departments countywide with an allocated $550,000 in part to be used to offer...

    Susan Abram
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  • Wine tastings

    Beer and wine tastings in the Los Angeles area for the week of Aug. 13

    Los Angeles, San Fernando Valley and Santa Monica BevMo: Beer and wine tasting, 4-7 p.m. Friday. 7100 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, 310-882-6971; 3212 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, 310-453-5600; 10984 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-473-9600; 330 N. La Cienega Blvd., Los Angeles, 310-855-0169; 2533 Pacific Coast Highway, Suite A, Torrance, 310-257-0034; 1775 N. Victory Place, Burbank, 818-847-2175.

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  • Workplace culture

    One-fifth of Americans find workplace hostile or threatening

    WASHINGTON — The American workplace is grueling, stressful and surprisingly hostile. So concludes an in-depth study of 3,066 U.S. workers by the Rand Corp., Harvard Medical School and the University of California Los Angeles. Among the findings: — Nearly one in five workers — a share the study calls “disturbingly high” — say they face a hostile or threatening environment at work, which can include sexual harassment and bullying. Workers...

    By PAUL WISEMAN AP Economics Writer|

  • Recreational cycling

    Traffic woes in Harbor Area don’t dampen the embrace of CicLAvia

    Tens of thousands of people turned out Sunday for the first CicLAvia event in the Harbor Area, a day of fun for those on bicycles but not so much for anyone in an automobile. An estimated 35,000 to 40,000 people participated in the event from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., according to the office of Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino, who took part in the event that celebrates traveling on two wheels, skates or a pair of feet. The 7-mile-long route closed down major streets in the...

    Donna Littlejohn
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  • Health

    Lack of brain donations is hampering understanding of dementia in blacks

    The question came as a shock to Dorothy Reeves: Would she be willing to donate her husband’s brain for research? She knew dementia would steadily take Levi Reeves’ memories of their 57-year marriage, his remaining lucidity and, eventually, his life. But to let scientists take his brain after he died? That seemed too much to ask. “I didn’t want to deal with the idea of his death,” said Reeves, 79. “I certainly didn’t want to deal...

    By Ann Gorman California Healthline|

  • Museums

    Are you ready for the O.J. Simpson memorabilia museum?

    The kid peeked out from the window of his mother’s car and saw a white sheet with a body beneath it.It was Monday, June 13, 1994. The kid was 6, and his mother had picked him up early (he had a stomach ache) from the YMCA on Bundy Drive in Brentwood. He didn’t know the significance at the time, but that white sheet was part of one of the most notorious crime scenes in history. Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman had been knifed to death at that location, and O.J.

    Keith Sharon
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  • Cats

    Here’s what CatCon 2017 looked like in Pasadena

    PASADENA >> Talk about a purrfect weekend for cat lovers! Kittens and cat fanatics took over the Pasadena Convention Center for the third annual CatCon Saturday and Sunday. Although you couldn’t actually bring your own cat, there were plenty of felines there to meet and hang with, as well as plenty of cat swag you could...

    By Shannon O’Connor|

  • Automobile repair and maintenance

    High gas prices and auto repair are part of the Southern California culture

    When you’re living in Southern California, cars are a necessary evil. We live in a region that is both sprawling and heavily congested, and getting from Point A to Point B isn’t always easy. Sure, we have public transit systems that include buses and light rail. But those don’t always work when the trips we make — or at least large portions of the trips — aren’t served by public transit. Many of our journeys require taking additional surface...

    Kevin Smith
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  • Employee healthcare benefits

    Bending the trend, more employers are offering job-based health insurance

    The shrinking unemployment rate has been a healthy turn for people with job-based benefits. Eager to attract help in a tight labor market and unsure of Obamacare’s future, large employers are newly committed to maintaining coverage for workers and often their families, according to new research and interviews with analysts. Two surveys of large employers — one released Aug. 2 by consultancy Willis Towers Watson and the other out Tuesday from the National Business...

    By Jay Hancock Kaiser Health News|

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