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  • Laboring harder, slipping behind

    Laboring harder, slipping behind
    Every day is Labor Day for Ruben Rangel. The 48-year-old Compton resident works most days from 1:30 to 9:30 p.m. as a baggage handler at Los Angeles International Airport. Then he changes clothes and pulls a shift as janitor at a Ralphs from midnight...
  • ZIP Code still a factor in auto insurance

    A lot of drivers probably thought they were finally getting a break when then-California Insurance Commissioner John Garamendi announced in 2005 that he was requiring insurers to stop using ZIP Codes as a main factor in determining car-insurance rates....
  • Too much contact at this Reunion

    The name of the game for social-networking websites such as MySpace and Facebook is to draw as many users as possible into the fold. Typically that's done by creating a community and features so irresistible that people feel they just have to join....
  • Free news online will cost journalism dearly

    I don't pretend to understand all the minutiae of the writers strike, but I do know this much: Hollywood scribes want to be compensated fairly when their work is accessed on the Internet, which is increasingly becoming a venue to watch movies and TV...
  • Ballots are in the mail, but is Oscar stuck in limbo?

    Ballots are in the mail, but is Oscar stuck in limbo?
    Awards ballots are in the mail to Oscar, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild voters this week, but bigger questions remain in this baffling year. Will anyone even be able to watch the Globe and Oscar results on television because of the writers strike?...
  • The season of our discontent

    The season of our discontent
    The envelope holding the ticket for the show stated, "Awards Season Starts Here." For many in the room there was the distinctly uncomfortable feeling that it just may end "Here" as well. With breaking news spreading like wildfire through the Santa...
  • Shadow victims of the mortgage crisis: renters

    The Bush administration's announcement Tuesday that it would put the foreclosure process on hold for 30 days to rescue struggling homeowners came several weeks too late for Mike Salgado. And he's not even a homeowner. Salgado, 40, is one of many renters...
  • Renters priced out of L.A.

    Deanna Corbin, 46, would live in Los Angeles if she could. But she can't, at least not with a modicum of space and safety, not on her $38,000 salary as an administrative secretary. So Corbin gets up at 4 a.m. every day and hustles her 11-year-old...
  • Suspect in Santa Monica synagogue bombing arrested in Ohio, police say

     
    A man believed to be the suspect in the bombing of a Santa Monica synagogue has been arrested in Ohio, police said Monday night. Ron Hirsch, 60, who was wanted in connection with Thursday's bombing at the Chabad House, was......
  • 4 Food Events You Should Know About: Sausage-fest at Corkbar; charity dinners for Japan; Magnum pop-up at Royal/T; Easter cooking demo at BLT Steak

     
    Dinner for Japan: Mark your calendar for May 16 and May 18, when BreadBar is hosting two benefit dinners for Japan relief efforts. On May 16 at BreadBar Century City, the first dinner will have two seatings, at 6 and......
  • Officials identify man killed by Santa Monica police during domestic dispute

     
    A man who was fatally shot a day earlier by police in Santa Monica after stabbing his ex-girlfriend was identified Thursday as a 59-year-old transient....