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Uber and Lyft drivers to protest low pay at LAX

LOS ANGELES — A demonstration planned by ride sharing drivers at Los Angeles International Airport is expected to cause some traffic delays at the Central Terminal Area today. The demonstration organized by Uber and Lyft drivers over thei...

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  • Government pay

    California’s top public salaries go to coaches, doctors

    The best-compensated public employee in California last year was UCLA football coach Jim Mora, who made $3.57 million according to new pay data for 2016 the state controller released Tuesday. Mora, who has a 41-24 record in his first five seasons as the Bruins’ coach, signed a contract extension in June 2016 that could pay him $3.75 million in the 2020 and 2021 seasons. Gov. Jerry Brown, by comparison, got a raise to $190,100 in December. The Nos. 2 and 3 spots went...

    By Teri Sforza tsforza@scng.com @terisforza on Twitter|

  • Local Elections

    Montebello councilman accuses other city leaders of failing to cut expensive travel, contracts after sales tax agreement

    MONTEBELLO >> Councilman Bill Molinari, who cast the key vote that put a 1 percent city sales tax increase on the Nov. 7 ballot, has reversed his position, and will sign the argument that will appear next to tax measure on the November ballot. Molinari’s vote was the final hurdle for allowing the sales tax,...

    Mike Sprague
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  • Restaurant operators

    Chuck E. Cheese to phase out animatronic shows

    The Chuck E. Cheese band is breaking up, or at least they’ll going to have fewer gigs in the coming years. A recent CBS report reveals that the company’s popular performing animatronic figures will be phased out in the company’s newly updated locations. In their place will be large dance floors where kids can cavort and dance around with their favorite rodent. “It’s the biggest thing we’ve done...

    Kevin Smith
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  • Employment figures

    California adds jobs in July — LA County, Inland Empire also see increases

    California employers added 82,600 jobs in July and the region’s year-over-year gain of 276,400 jobs was the second largest in the nation, according to figures released Friday. “That was the largest job gain for the state since April of last year,” said economist Robert Kleinhenz, executive director of economic research for Beacon Economics and the UC Riverside School of Business. The Golden State landed second only to...

    Kevin Smith
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  • Health care industry

    Kaiser breaks ground on new medical offices in Irwindale

    Kaiser Permanente broke ground on its newest medical offices in Irwindale on Thursday. The health care company expects the facility, at 12761 Schabaram Ave., to be completed by October 2019, according to Kaiser spokeswoman Maria Lengerke. Officials estimate the facility will handle more than 110,000 visits in its first year and around 127,000 by 2024. The 89,455-square-foot building will house podiatry, gastroenterology, ophthalmology and an ambulatory surgery unit. The...

    Stephanie K. Baer
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  • Road transportation

    What was that giant, weird-looking dome you saw on the road in Southern California?

    If you see a massive, bizarre-looking, rusty dome traveling along a major highway and are wondering what the heck that is — yeah, we were curious, too. Turns out the gigantic piece of mystery equipment, which puzzled Southern California drivers from Corona to Norco to Westminster and Seal Beach early Thursday morning, is a reactor bound for the Chevron refinery in El Segundo. It’s been on the road for days from a specialty manufacturer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and made...

    Megan Barnes
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  • Airport operation

    Take a virtual ride on a Metro train to check out LAX’s Automated People Mover

    A new video rendering of the Automated People Mover coming to Los Angeles International Airport gives passengers a birds-eye view of the automatic tram six years before it lands at the airport. The train is the centerpiece of the Landslide Access Modernization Program, a $5.5 billion project aiming to reduce traffic congestion around the Central Terminal Area.

    Cynthia Washicko
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  • Movie theater operation

    AMC is not happy about MoviePass’ $9.95-a-month movie-going pass

    Perhaps a $9.95-a-month movie-going subscription was too good to be true. MoviePass made the media rounds on Tuesday with its new, Netflix-esque plan to attract movie lovers to the theaters. For just $9.95 a month, MoviePass said subscribers can watch one movie a day at theaters under its plan. While consumers may have loved it, AMC — MoviePass’ biggest movie theater partner — did not. AMC on Wednesday publicly denounced MoviePass’s plan, saying...

    By Seung Lee slee@ bayareanewsgroup.com|

  • Financial markets

    Stocks tumble to worst loss in 3 months in broad selling

    NEW YORK — U.S. stocks plunged Thursday as losses for Cisco Systems hurt technology companies while Wal-Mart declined after its latest quarterly report. Banks also dropped as bond yields and interest rates sank for a second day. It was the second-worst day for stocks this year, which has seen few large declines. Along with technology companies and retailers, transportation companies skidded and all of the industrial, financial and basic materials companies in the S&P 500...

    By MARLEY JAY AP Markets Writer|

  • Hacking

    HBO regains control of hacked social media accounts for ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘John Oliver’

    NEW YORK (AP) — HBO says it has regained control of its social media accounts after the latest security breach to hit the entertainment company. The hacking group OurMine on Wednesday night took over several of HBO’s Twitter accounts, including ones for “Game of Thrones” and John Oliver’s show. The group posted that “we are just testing your security” and asked HBO to contact it for an upgrade. HBO said in a statement Thursday that...

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