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The maker of the Lap-Band will no longer sell its product to clinics affiliated with the 1-800-GET-THIN marketing company — a blow to Southern California surgery centers that have built an empire implanting the weight-loss devices in people...
Nation NowA pipeline safety bill that gained momentum after a spate of incidents around the country, including last year's deadly explosion in Northern California, cleared the House with unusual speed on Monday. The pipeline safety bill was expected to move quickly...
Nation NowRep. Darrell Issa, the California Republican who chairs the House oversight committee, is accusing his home state of failing to fully cooperate with his probe of California's role in the Obama administration’s setting of tougher federal fuel-economy...
Nation NowThe indoor tanning industry is providing false and misleading information about the health risks of tanning, congressional Democrats say. Their criticism follows an investigation in which their staff, including college interns, phoned salons...
Nation NowTaxpayer-funded anti-obesity ads targeting soda aren’t going down well with a Tennessee congressman, who has introduced legislation to prohibit federal spending on any campaigns targeting legal American-made products....
Reporting from Los Angeles and Washington -- Rep. Howard Berman hasn't had to fight for a job since Richard Nixon defeated George McGovern and M*A*S*H made its television debut. That was 1972, when he won a state Assembly seat in his first race. Now the...
Culture MonsterA class action suit against Christie's and Sotheby's claims that the auction houses violated a California law requiring California sellers to pay a 5% resale royalty to the artist who created the resold work. The courts upheld the state law more than 30...
Opinion L.A.The lawsuit that the American Civil Liberties Union filed against the Veterans Administration last week reflects a split among local leaders over how best to solve the problem of homelessness among local veterans. On one side are such governmental...
GreenspaceThe new explosion on a gulf oil production platform Thursday revved up support for the Obama administration’s moratorium on deepwater drilling, just as oil companies were mounting an offensive against the measure. “Today’s news comes as no surprise,...
Money & CompanyLenders are coming under increasing pressure in California to halt foreclosures. Two advocacy groups -- the Los Angeles-based Alliance of Californians for Community Empowerment and the Greenlining Institute of Berkeley -- this week called for a California...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesStudded with vivid character sketches and evocative descriptions of the American landscape, journalist Judy Pasternak's scarifying account of uranium mining's disastrous consequences often reads like a novel — though you will wish that the bad...
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