CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 23, 2013 |
SACRAMENTO - He has millions of dollars in his campaign account, solid approval ratings and a small number of potential challengers who are virtually unknown, but Gov. Jerry Brown still won't say whether he'll run for reelection next year. As recently as Tuesday, the governor deflected the question at a public event. "I am aware that in November of next year there will be an election," he said, "and I will make some decisions regarding that. " Two days later, he joined deep-pocketed Hollywood luminaries in a campaign fundraiser at the Bel-Air home of Disney studio chief Alan Horn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 21, 2013 |
Gay, lesbian and bisexual adults in Los Angeles smoke at a rate more than 50% higher than their straight counterparts and suffer disproportionately from the ill effects of tobacco use, health officials reported Thursday at the introduction of a new countywide campaign to stamp out the habit. The Break Up With Tobacco campaign is intended to sharply reduce smoking in the gay, lesbian and bisexual community, currently an estimated 20.6% in Los Angeles County, public health chief Dr. Jonathan Fielding said.
November 20, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve policymakers, expecting to pull back on their bond-buying stimulus "in coming months," are considering keeping short-term interest rates quite low for quite a while, among other options to try to support what they see as a moderately improving economy. Financial markets have been intensely anticipating signs for when the Fed might start reducing its $85-billion-a-month purchase of Treasury and mortgage securities, a program aimed at holding down long-term interest rates.
November 19, 2013 |
When the highly anticipated "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. " premiered this fall on ABC, its ratings looked solid, if not downright heroic. Just as important, the network had reason to believe it had finally found a show that young men would watch and its own superhero franchise. Now it seems that the helicarrier is losing some power. The heavily marketed "S.H.I.E.L.D. " - Marvel's first foray into network television since Walt Disney Co. bought the comic book brand in 2009 - drew more than 12 million viewers to its original telecast, according to Nielsen. FALL TV 2013: Watch the trailers That figure grew to 15.8 million in the next three days as people caught up via digital video recorders and video on demand.
November 18, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The share of Americans moving to a new home fell this year, underscoring the lingering effects of the Great Recession and a drag on the housing market. The main factor was an unexpectedly large drop in the mobility of young adults, who account for the largest moves among age groups and the bulk of starter-home purchases. The Census Bureau reported Monday that the annual domestic migration rate - the share of the nation's population that moved - declined to 11.7% after rising to 12% last year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2013 |
Eddie Reyes was just a 12-year-old in the school lunch line when Daniel Diaz shook his hand, introduced himself and asked Reyes about God. Twenty years after the pair first met, Diaz was still reaching out to young people. His ability to connect with youths took the longtime friends to the corner of Park and Mayfair avenues in Pomona on Nov. 11, where police say Diaz was shot to death by a lone gunman on foot. Diaz's killing - just hours after about 200 people gathered for an anti-violence rally at Ganesha High School in Pomona - was the latest in what police and community leaders are calling the worst year of violence in the city's recent history.