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e-cigs (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

Tobacco Stocks Spike Higher as FDA Cracks Down on E-Cigs

The index of tobacco stocks jumped by 4.9 percent on Wednesday after Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulators threatened to ban retail sales of “e-cigs” if manufacturers do not control their rampant use by teens.

Jerry Brown bail (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

California Ends Cash Bail, Bail Industry

Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Tuesday that makes California to be the first state to abolish cash bail for pre-trial incarcerations.

Gas tax repeal proposition 6 (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

California Democrats in Key House Races Back Gas Tax Repeal

California Democrats are feeling the heat from Republican efforts to repeal the state’s new gas tax hike — so much so that candidates in key U.S. House races are supporting Proposition 6, the repeal referendum.

Malibu trailer park (Charles O'Rear / Wikimedia Commons)

L.A. County Passes Rent Control for Mobile Home Parks

Los Angeles County Supervisors approved a mobile home park rent-control ordinance on Tuesday for unincorporated areas that will limit rental pad inflation to 3 percent a year — the latest sign of high housing costs in L.A.