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Since 1881, the Los Angeles Times has served Southern California, garnering 41 Pulitzer Prizes and currently reaching a combined 4.1 million readers each week in print and online. The Times and KTLA — both owned by Tribune Co. — are media partners, sharing video and reporting. David Lazarus, the paper’s award-winning business columnist, can be seen on air during KTLA’s “Consumer Confidential” segment.

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  • Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena has notified patients that they may have been infected by a contaminated medical scope made by Olympus Corp. Above, Olympus showcases its ERCP scopes at a Washington medical conference in May. (Credit: Chad Terhune/Los Angeles Times)

    3 Patients Died in Suspected Pasadena Outbreak Tied to Tainted Medical Scopes

    At least three patients died last year at Huntington Hospital in Pasadena in an outbreak suspected to have been caused by tainted medical scopes, according to a newly discovered regulatory report. Huntington hospital officials had confirmed in August that three patients were sickened the previous month but declined to say more about their condition. They later told Olympus Corp., the scope’s manufacturer, of the deaths, according to the company’s report to federal regulators. Hospital officials said this week that they […]

  • This graphic from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety shows an airbag expanding, shooting shrapnel toward the driver.

    Takata Agrees to Recall Another 35 Million to 40 Million Air Bag Inflators

    The recall of air bag inflators from Takata Corp., already the largest automotive recall in American history, more than doubled in size Wednesday. The vast expansion is expected to send hordes of drivers into dealerships to fix their cars and threatens to stress automakers already dealing with upset customers. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that an additional 35 million to 40 million inflators from the Japanese auto parts company will be recalled, adding to the 28.8 million […]

  • A man smokes marijuana in a pipe as thousands of people gathered at 4/20 celebrations on April 20, 2016 at Sunset Beach in Vancouver, Canada (Credit: Jeff Vinnick/Getty Images)

    Measure to Fully Legalize Marijuana in California Appears Headed for Nov. 8 Ballot

    A measure to legalize marijuana for recreational use in California appears headed for the Nov. 8 ballot. A coalition that includes former Facebook President Sean Parker on Tuesday said it has collected 600,000 signatures, more than enough to qualify the initiative. Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and other supporters of the measure plan to kick off a campaign for voter approval of the Adult Use of Marijuana Act on Wednesday in San Francisco. The measure would allow adults ages 21 […]

  • Eric Jesus Andrade, a homeless man with distinct tattoos on his right arm, was identified by police as a 'person of interest' in a fatal Seal Beach fire. (Credit: Seal Beach Police Department)

    ‘Person of Interest’ Sought in Seal Beach Fire That Left Man and His Dog Dead

    Authorities identified late Wednesday a 37-year-old man as a “person of interest” in a Seal Beach fire that resulted in the death of a man and his dog. Eric Jesus Andrade, a homeless man with distinct tattoos on his right arm, may be “associated” with fire that tore through a home in the 200 block of 17th Street shortly after midnight on Saturday, according to a statement from the Seal Beach Police Department. Anyone who sees Andrade, described as a […]

  • Actor Michael Jace is flanked by his attorneys Peter L. Carr IV, left, and Jason O. Sias during a 2014 proceeding in Los Angeles County Superior Court. (Credit: Al Seib/Los Angeles Times)

    LAPD Hacked Into iPhone of Slain Wife of ‘Shield’ Actor: Documents

    Los Angeles police investigators obtained a method to open the locked iPhone belonging to the slain wife of “The Shield” actor Michael Jace, according to court papers reviewed by The Times. LAPD detectives found an alternative way to bypass the security features on the white iPhone 5S belonging to April Jace, whom the actor is accused of killing at their South L.A. home in 2014, according to a search warrant filed in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The bypass occurred […]

  • Channing Tatum, center, with Adam Rodgriguez, Kevin Nash and Matt Bomer in the 2012 movie "Magic Mike." (Credit: Warner Bros.)

    Channing Tatum to Produce ‘Magic Mike’ Live Show in Las Vegas

    Ladies, get your $20 bills ready. The male strippers of “Magic Mike” and its sequel “Magic Mike XXL” are heading to Las Vegas in a new live show produced by Channing Tatum, who starred in both movies. Organizers announced on Wednesday that the new production — “Magic Mike Live Las Vegas” — is expected to begin preview performances at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino by March 2017. They said the show would replicate the Club Domina — the fictional […]

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    Gov. Brown Signs Bills to Raise Smoking Age to 21, Restrict E-Cigarettes

    Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed a pack of bills that will raise the smoking age in California from 18 to 21, and restrict the use of electronic cigarettes in public places. However, Brown vetoed a bill that would have allowed counties to seek voter approval of local tobacco taxes to pay for healthcare expenses for those with tobacco-related illnesses. “Although California has one of the lowest cigarette tax rates in the nation, I am reluctant to approve this measure […]

  • The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to alter zoning rules to allow construction to resume on this Target development in Hollywood. A neighborhood opposition group said it would sue to once again halt the project. (Credit: Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles Times)

    L.A. City Council Votes Unanimously to Allow Construction on Long-Stalled Hollywood Target

    The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to allow construction of a long-stalled Target shopping center in Hollywood to resume, nearly two years after a judge ordered work halted at the site. On a 13-0 vote, the council revised the planning and zoning rules that govern the Sunset Boulevard site, ensuring that Target’s 74-foot-tall retail center would be permitted on the property. Superior Court Judge Richard L. Fruin Jr. struck down the council’s approval of the project in 2014, […]

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    San Andreas Fault ‘Locked, Loaded and Ready to Roll’ With Major Earthquake: Expert

    Southern California’s section of the San Andreas fault is “locked, loaded and ready to roll,” a leading earthquake scientist said Wednesday at the National Earthquake Conference in Long Beach. The San Andreas fault is one of California’s most dangerous, and is the state’s longest fault. Yet for Southern California, the last big earthquake to strike the southern San Andreas was in 1857, when a magnitude 7.9 earthquake ruptured an astonishing 185 miles between Monterey County and the San Gabriel Mountains […]