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  • Vend Natural sells healthful snacks in machines

    Vend Natural sells healthful snacks in machines
    Healthful food and vending machines don't exactly mix. Vending machines are typically seen as antithetical to good health, with the industry criticized for contributing to childhood obesity and targeted by new rules requiring calorie disclosure. But...
  • Democrats expand majorities; several races remain undecided

    Despite his conviction last month on corruption charges, Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens, the nation's longest-serving Republican senator, clung tenuously to his seat yesterday as congressional Democrats exulted in their election gains elsewhere around the...
  • Schwarzenegger, Bloomberg at White House for immigration meeting

    Schwarzenegger, Bloomberg at White House for immigration meeting
    Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger leads a list of 19 so-called "stakeholders" who will meet with President Obama at the White House to discuss immigration reform Tuesday afternoon. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD An earlier version of this story...
  • Obama taps John Bryson for Commerce secretary, highlighting green energy initiatives at Edison

    Obama taps John Bryson for Commerce secretary, highlighting green energy initiatives at Edison
    President Obama on Tuesday nominated former Edison International Chairman and Chief Executive John E. Bryson to be Commerce Secretary, tapping an environmental lawyer-turned-corporate executive in hopes of reaching out to a business community that has...
  • Cammie King Conlon dies at 76; actress played Bonnie Blue Butler in 'Gone With the Wind'

    Cammie King Conlon dies at 76; actress played Bonnie Blue Butler in 'Gone With the Wind'
    Cammie King Conlon, who jokingly lamented that she was famous for an experience she barely remembered, portraying Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler's ill-fated young daughter in the film "Gone With the Wind," has died. She was 76. Conlon, whose brief...
  • John A. 'Jack' Kyser dies at 76; expert on L.A. economy

    John A. 'Jack' Kyser dies at 76; expert on L.A. economy
    John A. "Jack" Kyser, the dean of Los Angeles economists who spoke as an expert on Southern California to observers around the world, has died. He was 76. Kyser was found dead of unknown causes Monday at his Downey home, said a longtime friend, Wally...
  • Environmental groups want ships to slow down to avoid killing and injuring whales

     
    A coalition of environmental groups is asking the federal government to require ships traveling though California’s marine sanctuaries to slow down to avoid fatal collisions with whales, a problem that they say has climbed to “unsustainable...
  • Commerce Secretary nominee John Bryson gets backing of the Business Roundtable

     
    John Bryson, the former Southern California utility executive nominated to be Commerce Secretary, has received the backing of the Business Roundtable, a key boost from a major industry group heading into his Senate confirmation hearing. "John Bryson's...
  • House oversight panel considers subpoena in Solyndra loan guarantee investigation

     
    Solyndra Inc., the Fremont, Calif., solar company known for its cylindrical panels, is causing a tussle in the nation's capital. A House panel is investigating why the Obama administration handed a $535-million loan guarantee to the company, a...
  • Federal loans available for victims of recent storms

     
    The federal Small Business Administration announced Thursday that it will make low-interest loans available to California homes and businesses damaged in recent heavy rainstorms. The region was hit by a series of storms from Dec. 17 through Jan. 4,...
  • Dead people are listed in mailer as endorsing Parks

     
    Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas lashed out Friday at a campaign mailer sent out by an independent political action committee that listed more than a dozen dead community and religious leaders as endorsing Councilman Bernard C. Parks'...
  • L.A. Councilman Parks celebrates narrow victory; Hogan-Rowles won't seek recount

     
    Celebrating his narrow victory on Friday, Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks said voters "saw through the facade" of the well-funded campaign mounted against him by public service unions in the March 8 city election. "There was a perception........