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Developer plans Starbucks, hotel and gym for ‘The Gateway’ project in Chatsworth

By Elizabeth Chou|

AMG & Associates to renovate Santa Barbara High School stadium

AMG & Associates, Inc., a Santa Clarita-based public works contractor, has been awarded a $29 million contract for the Santa Barbara High School Peabody Grandstand Replacement & Stadium Renovation project. The award comes as a result of ...

By Kevin Smith|

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  • Local governments

    DWP bills jacked up by rising charges for city services: Susan Shelley

    It’s summer in the Valley, and that screaming sound you hear is the whole neighborhood opening the DWP bill at the same time. Higher and higher it goes. Last year, Mayor Eric Garcetti and the L.A. City Council approved a five-year rate increase for water and electricity, but there’s another charge on the DWP bill that’s headed up: the sanitation charge. LADWP bills include the L.A. Bureau of Sanitation’s charges for trash pickup and sewer service. And...

    Susan Shelley
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  • Business

    Sherman Oaks-based Earscrubbers maker among small businesses chosen to stock Walmart shelves

    When you have a product to sell, getting it in front of potential customers is crucial. And two companies with manufacturing operations in the Inland Empire just got a big leg up when they received the go-ahead to stock their products in Walmart stores. Open Call Karewell Brands, Inc. and Haven Sales and Marketing were among 500 companies that pitched their products to the mega retailer at last...

    Kevin Smith
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  • Protests

    Porter Ranch protesters urge Gov. Jerry Brown to ‘shut Aliso down’

    Shouting “shut it all down!” nearly 200 protesters gathered in Porter Ranch on Monday evening to urge Gov. Jerry Brown to lean on state regulators to close the Aliso Canyon gas fields once and for all. The demand for action came on the same day Los Angeles County officials asked a superior court judge to stop state regulators from allowing the reopening of the Aliso Canyon gas fields, just above the Porter Ranch community, and to prohibit any immediate attempt to resume...

    Susan Abram
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  • Home sales

    Pending home sales going up and down, find out where

    Pending home sales in Southern California continued to trend upward in June, but Los Angeles and Riverside counties both posted declines. A report released Monday by the California Association of Realtors shows that pending sales throughout the region were up 2.5 percent compared with June of last year, with San Bernardino County sales rising 10.3 percent and...

    Kevin Smith
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  • Norovirus infections

    Norovirus likely caused Chipotle’s latest illnesses, sickening more than 135

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials said that norovirus is believed to be what caused dozens of people to report becoming ill after eating at a Chipotle in suburban Washington, D.C., earlier this month. The Loudoun County Health Department in Virginia said Monday that a second person has tested positive for norovirus, and it was the same strain as the first person whose test was positive. The department says it identified more than 135 people who reported becoming ill after...

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  • Health care services

    Major layoffs planned for Long Beach-based Molina Healthcare

    Molina Healthcare is on the brink of significant layoffs, according to a memo sent to employees Monday. The company, which offers health care plans for people receiving government assistance through such programs as Medicare and Medi-Cal, is the only Fortune 500 company to be headquartered in Long Beach. Reuters first reported Monday that...

    Andrew Edwards
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  • Clinical trials

    Latinos left out of clinical trials — and possible cures

    Two decades ago, Luis Antonio Cabrera received devastating news: He likely had only three months to live. The Puerto Rican truck driver, then 50, had attributed his growing leg pain to spending so many hours on the road. The real culprit was a malignant tumor in his left kidney that was pressing on nerves from his lower spine. His initial treatment involved removing the organ, a complex surgery that, by itself, proved insufficient, as the cancerous cells had already spread to his...

    By Paula Andalo California Healthline|

  • Clinical trials

    How a Monrovia family has hope despite daughter’s rare, fatal genetic disease

    MONROVIA>> Looking into Marian McGlocklin’s bright blue eyes, she doesn’t seem to have a care in the world. No 22-month-old should. Marian’s mother, Sara McGlocklin, gazes into those eyes differently, scanning for a glimmer of hope. Marian was diagnosed with Niemann-Pick type C — a rare, incurable and ultimately fatal progressive genetic disease. Even as her daughter’s sweet personality...

    Claudia Palma
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  • Restaurant operators

    How one immigrant climbed from P.F. Chang dishwasher to owner of several businesses

    Perched on a stool in front of a well-stocked bar, Hernan Fernando grins with the fellow founders of Cinco, a restaurant a short distance from the roar of jet engines at Los Angeles International Airport. The Mexico native and part owner of several businesses is reluctant to brag about his achievements. But his business partners were quick to say that Cinco would be a different place without him, if it existed at all. “I don’t think it would have happened (without...

    Cynthia Washicko
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  • Hotel operators

    4 new San Gabriel Valley hotels set their sights on Chinese tourists

    Four hotels are coming to Monterey Park and San Gabriel, all with the aim of catering to Asian tourists. Some are closer to their grand openings than others. Construction for the Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel hotel, at 303 E. Valley Blvd., is in its final stages, and the hotel is set to open November, hotel manager Wanda Chan said. It will feature 288 rooms, a meeting space, restaurants and a Starbucks. Just down the block, the Hyatt Place hotel at 101 W. Valley is...

    By Titus Wu twu@scng.com|

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