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January 26, 2011 | By Alana Semuels, Los Angeles Times
Another sign that California's economic recovery is going slowly: The Golden State now boasts the second-highest unemployment rate in the nation. After months of ranking No. 3, California has swapped places with Michigan. California's 12.5% unemployment rate in December ranks only behind Nevada's 14.5% jobless rate, according to the latest rankings from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released Tuesday. Meanwhile, Michigan ended 2010 with a jobless rate of 11.7%. That's down from 14.5% in December 2009, when the industrial state was saddled with the worst unemployment in the country.
April 27, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
Rank, School (W-L) Comment (last week's ranking) 1. HARVARD-WESTLAKE (SS-Div. 1, 16-4-1) vs. Alemany, Tuesday (2) 2. FOUNTAIN VALLEY (SS-Div. 1, 15-6) vs. Newport Harbor, Wednesday (16) 3. LONG BEACH WILSON (SS-Div. 1, 20-4) at Lakewood (Blair Field), Monday (6) 4. JSERRA (SS-Div. 1, 15-5) at Servite, Tuesday (3) 5. HART (SS-Div. 1, 16-3-1) at West Ranch, Wednesday (5) 6. HUNTINGTON BEACH (SS-Div. 1, 15-4) at Marina, Wednesday (1) 7. GREAT OAK (SS-Div.
December 8, 1990
Kirk Gibson's leaving the Dodgers leaves me with two unforgettable memories. The first is his 1988 World Series home run, which ranks as my No. 1 Dodger highlight. The second is his turning his back on young autograph seekers after a game in 1990. This ranks as an all-time low point. On the one hand, you have the player, Kirk the Great. One the other you have the person, Kirk the Jerk. Too bad for Kirk, because he has many more years ahead of him as a person and only a few as a player.
April 24, 2014 | By Harold Meyerson
The most fundamental problem Los Angeles faces is that a huge number of Angelenos can't even afford to live here. Their pay is too low; their rent is too high. Last week, the real estate website Zillow released a survey commissioned by the New York Times that identified the 90 American cities where the median rent exceeded 30% of the median household income. (The 30% figure is the threshold at which rent is generally deemed unaffordable.) The survey ranked those 90 cities by the percentage of their residents' median income devoted to their median rent.
December 13, 2009
The Sartorialist: A Nov. 1 article on photographer Scott Schuman said his blog the Sartorialist "consistently ranks among the 50 most popular blogs in the world." It has a worldwide following and was picked by as one of the 50 best blogs in the world and by Time magazine as one of the 100 top design influencers, but the article should not have referred to a popularity ranking.
February 3, 2000
Wayne Gretzky in NHL All-Star games: 1. Goals scored 13 (ranks 1st) 2. Goals in one game 4 (tied 1st) 3. Goals in one period 4 (1st) 4. Points 25 (1st) 5. Points in one period 4 (tied 1st) 6. Assists 12 (tied 1st) 7. Games played 17 (tied 2nd)-x * x-With Ray Bourque; Gordie Howe leader with 23 games Source: World Features Syndicate
March 14, 2009
Re "Ponying up for public school," March 8 Steve Lopez's column on parents being hit up at Ivanhoe Elementary -- an L.A. Unified School District school that ranks 14th out of 484 -- because the wider citizenry won't pay up depicts an unfortunate situation. Now, to round out the picture, please visit a meeting seeking parent support at the LAUSD's 484th-ranked elementary school and tell us what they're up against. Wendell H. Jones Ojai
September 28, 1987
Vietnam's ruling Communist Party Politburo has ordered a renewed purge of the corrupt and idle from its ranks. The campaign to get rid of "degenerate and deviant elements" was announced in a Politburo resolution. It follows official admission of the failure of attempts to reform the impoverished state's economy and repeated party criticism of members of the Communist administration for incompetence and abuse of their positions.
February 11, 2000 | Reuters Inc. said it plans to leave the online retailing business and convert the company into an incubator for Internet start-ups, joining the ranks of several Web retailers that have fallen victim to the ongoing e-tailing industry shakeout. The Jersey City, N.J.-based company will also change its name to Grove Street Ventures Inc. and plans to sell the and online retailing sites to provide capital for its new operations. Shares of CyberShop.
October 1, 1986
When talking about the best running backs in the Valley, start with Crespi's Russell White. His coach, Bill Redell, says the rest of the competition pales by comparison. "He's the best anywhere," Redell said. "He's a rare kid who comes along maybe every 50 years." That's a lot for a 15-year-old sophomore to live up to. But so far, White has. Last week in a 28-0 victory over Santa Barbara, White gained 193 yards and scored 2 touchdowns on 14 carries.
April 23, 2014 | By Laura King, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
CAIRO -- In the latest strike by suspected militants against a senior Egyptian security official, a police brigadier general was killed Wednesday by a bomb planted under his car, state media reported. The attack in a western suburb of Cairo again demonstrated extremists' ability to target high-ranking officials, often by pinpointing the location of their homes or learning details of their daily routines so as to stage ambushes. Wednesday's bomb went off as the general was setting out for work.
April 23, 2014 | By Diana Marcum
FRESNO - The state's new effort to map the areas most at risk from pollution features hot spots up and down California. But nowhere are there more of the worst-afflicted areas than in Fresno - in particular a 3,000-person tract of the city's west side where diesel exhaust, tainted water, pesticides and poverty conspire to make it No. 1 on California's toxic hit list. "I'm looking at this map, and all I see is red. We're right here," Daisy Perez, a social worker at the Cecil C. Hinton Community Center, said as she located the center of the red areas that represented the top 10% most-polluted census tracts in California.
April 23, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Loyola's soccer team has finished second in the nation behind Florida Montverde Academy in the Student Sports Fab 50 rankings. Here's the link to complete rankings.  
April 22, 2014 | By Carla Rivera
A large number of California adults have attended college but have not managed to obtain a degree, according to a new report released Tuesday. Nearly 22.5% of the state's 20.2 million adults age 25 to 64 have attended college and have earned credits but no degree, according to the report by the nonprofit Lumina Foundation. That number, about 4.5 million adults, exceeds those who have obtained a bachelor's degree (about 4.1 million) and high school graduates (nearly 4.1 million.)
April 22, 2014 | By Todd Martin
In this month's MMA rankings, Fabricio Werdum moves up in the heavyweight top 10 after he looked spectacular at times on Satruday, showcasing dangerous striking with his already excellent groundwork to defeat Travis Browne by lopsided decision. Now Werdum will look to unseat champion Cain Velasquez.   Heavyweight   1. Cain Velasquez 2. Fabricio Werdum 3. Junior Dos Santos 4. Travis Browne 5. Antonio Silva 6. Josh Barnett 7. Alistair Overeem 8. Stipe Miocic 9. Mark Hunt 10. Roy Nelson   Werdum-Velasquez is an intriguing matchup, with Werdum presenting some unique difficulties for the cardio and wrestling machine.
April 14, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Huntington Beach is No. 1, Corona del Mar No. 2 and Redondo No. 3 in this week's Southern Section Division 1 volleyball coaches' poll. Here's the link to complete rankings.  
January 10, 1986
The Raiders, who are out of the playoffs, have the highest average salary in the National Football League, and the Miami Dolphins, still in the playoffs, are among the lowest-paid teams in the league, according to the NFL Players Assn. The Raiders' average salary is $237,000, which includes signing, roster and reporting bonuses. The Dolphins' average salary of $156,000 ranks 27th among the 28 teams.
June 25, 1987 | Recreation Digest was compiled by Ralph Nichols
Wendy Dushman did not become one of the nation's best junior Frisbee players by toying around. The Canoga Park teen-ager takes Frisbee tossing seriously enough to win the World Junior Frisbee Championships last October in Orlando, Fla., and set a junior distance record (more than 90 yards) in the process. This week, she is back in competition against the world's top-ranked Frisbee players at the U.S. Open Frisbee Disc Championships at La Mirada Regional Park.
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