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Billboard campaign to raise awareness of sex trafficking

Clear Channel Outdoors partners with advocacy groups

City and county officials this week joined billboard company Clear Channel Outdoors and anti-human trafficking groups to announce an effort to raise awareness in Los Angeles about modern-day slavery, including promoting a hotline for victims and the public.

Chamber of Commerce against minimum wage hike

The Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce has come out against Mayor Eric Garcetti’s plan to raise the minimum wage to $13.25 per hour by 2017, saying it would kill jobs and costs businesses about $10,000 per employee.

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New Ebola hospital in Liberia overwhelmed by patients

Island Clinic near Monrovia, Liberia, offers 120 new Ebola treatment beds

On the day the new Ebola clinic in Liberia opened, ambulances waited outside. Inside the ambulances were desperately ill patients who had come for treatment but instead would be left to lie on the ground as others walked by.

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'Gotham': Villains shine in Fox premiere

The new series looks at Gotham City many years before the emergence of Batman

With Fox's "Gotham," we have the chance to see Batman begin once more.

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Robin Thicke says he was high during ‘Blurred Lines’

Hit single is subject to lawsuit over copyright infringment

Robin Thicke said in a deposition unsealed Tuesday that he had been high on drugs and alcohol and was mostly absent during the composition of the global hit “Blurred Lines,” which is the subject of a copyright infringement lawsuit in Los Angeles.

Going ‘green’

Ninth District alleys will become pedestrian friendly

The Los Angeles City Council signed off this week on a plan to redefine two alleys in South Los Angeles as pedestrian areas.

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Home for Good announces $213 million in grants to fight homelessness

A coalition of businesses and foundations announced Wednesday the awarding of nearly $213 million in grants to two dozen social service agencies in hopes of providing housing for at least 1,400 homeless people in the region for as long as 15 years.

Little convicted of three murders

Sentencing scheduled for Sept. 25

A 74-year-old man was convicted Tuesday of three counts of first-degree murder for killing three women in the Los Angeles area in the 1980s.

At least four killed in Labor Day shootings

Some may have been gang-related

At least four people were killed in South Los Angeles in a series of Labor Day shootings that also left several victims wounded, police said Tuesday.

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LAPD inspector general seeks witnesses in Ezell Ford shooting

The Los Angeles Police Department’s inspector general issued a call Tuesday for witnesses of the fatal police shooting of Ezell Ford in South Los Angeles to come forward.

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