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Local & Regional California unemployment remains at 7.4 percent
California's unemployment rate held steady at 7.4 percent in July, but two surveys used to calculate the rate showed different results, the California Employment Development Department reported Friday.
Local & Regional Agent gives Hollywood edgy look with 'real' people Agent gives Hollywood edgy look with 'real' people
In a town where seemingly everyone wants to be a star, but few look like James Franco or Scarlett Johansson, Levin is the talent agent who represents the people who look like the rest of us. Some play tough guys because they once were. Or hard-core military types because they were that.
Local & Regional California regulators approve PG&E rate hike California regulators approve PG&E rate hike
California regulators approved a nearly $2.4 billion rate hike for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. customers that will see the typical customer's monthly bill increase by $7.50 starting in the fall and then even more in 2015 and again in 2016.
Local & Regional SeaWorld plans bigger killer whale environments SeaWorld plans bigger killer whale environments (Photo Gallery)
Stung by criticism of its treatment of killer whales, SeaWorld said Friday that it will build new, larger environments at its theme parks and will fund additional research on the animals along with programs to protect ocean health and whales in the wild.