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As newspapers struggle, Los Angeles gets another daily

By Jennifer Saba NEW YORK (Reuters) - Los Angeles residents who still pass a newsstand on their way to work on Wednesday will find an unusual sight there: a new daily print newspaper. The Los Angeles Register is the latest offering to roll off the presses of California-based Freedom Communications, the publisher of the Orange County Register, The Press-Enterprise in Riverside and the Long Beach Register.

California city ex-manager gets 12 years in prison for corruption

By Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The former city administrator of Bell, California, who came to represent local government corruption when news surfaced of his annual salary of nearly $800,000, was sentenced on Wednesday to 12 years in prison, officials said.

As newspapers struggle, Los Angeles gets another daily

By Jennifer Saba NEW YORK (Reuters) - Los Angeles residents who still pass a newsstand on their way to work on Wednesday will find an unusual sight there: a new daily print newspaper. The Los Angeles Register is the latest offering to roll off the presses of California-based Freedom Communications, the publisher of the Orange County Register, The Press-Enterprise in Riverside and the Long Beach Register.

NFL player Aldon Smith arrested at Los Angeles airport

(Reuters) - Police at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday arrested a National Football League player from the San Francisco 49ers for making a false bomb threat to screeners, officials said. Aldon Smith, 24, had been randomly selected for a secondary screening at the airport by a Transportation Security Administration agent, airport police Sergeant Karla Ortiz said.

Individuals targeted as San Francisco tech money protests intensify

By Sarah McBride SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Demonstrations against the grip on San Francisco held by wealthy technology workers took a personal turn on Friday with protesters taking aim at a Google lawyer they say personifies the tensions being stirred by abundant tech money. Jack Halprin, a landlord in the city's gentrifying Mission district, became the focus of the latest blockade of a tech company commuter bus, with protesters demanding Google ask Halprin to rescind eviction notices he has sent his tenants.

California ex-city official gets more than 11 years in corruption case

By Laila Kearney (Reuters) - A former top official for the California city of Bell was sentenced to 11 years and 8 months in prison on Thursday for her role in a public corruption scandal that drew national attention and led to upheaval in the working-class community. Angela Spaccia, who served as the city's assistant chief administrative officer, was convicted of 11 felony counts in December, including misappropriation of public funds and conflict of interest for allegedly writing her own contracts with the city.

San Francisco startup launches push to poach Silicon Valley talent at commuter shuttle stops

SAN FRANCISCO - Where some see a queue of engineers awaiting private commuter shuttles, one San Francisco startup sees an opportunity to lure talent from top Silicon Valley tech firms. Software company Bigcommerce has spent the last two weeks trying to recruit talent from San Francisco's numerous techie shuttle stops and says it's since seen more traffic to its career website. Bigcommerce executives say they want to poach employees from Google, Facebook and other tech giants, The San Francisco Chronicle reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/1lHElt6 ).

Executives at San Onofre nuke plant owner Edison sell $17.7M in stock after rate settlement

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Two top executives at Edison International pocketed $17.7 million by selling company stock when it climbed to its highest price since 2007, after Edison reached a major settlement involving the defunct San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California, regulatory filings show. On March 31, Chairman Ted Craver exercised stock options held since 2005 and made nearly $9.7 million after selling 172,644 shares for an average of $56 each, according to federal regulatory filings Wednesday.

Retrospective of late artist Mike Kelley comes home to Los Angeles

By Eric Kelsey LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - With sullied stuffed animals, models of a sci-fi city and a statue of astronaut John Glenn covered in broken ceramic, a retrospective on influential contemporary artist Mike Kelley opens on Monday in Los Angeles, two years after the artist took his own life.

Utilities propose settlement with customers over shuttered California nuclear plant

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Utility customers would see an estimated $1.4 billion in savings, including $600 million in refunds, in a proposed settlement over costs tied to the shuttered San Onofre nuclear power plant in Southern California, officials said Thursday. If approved by state utility regulators, the agreement could end a long-running dispute over who gets the bill for the defunct seaside plant, which was closed permanently in June after a bitter, costly fight over whether it was safe to restart. Operator Southern California Edison and minority owner San Diego Gas
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