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Marciano Art Foundation Shutters, Blaming Low Attendance—Former Employees Have Other Theories

Just days after staffers announced their intent to unionize, the Wilshire Boulevard museum has closed with "no plans to reopen"

What Does a Chinese Company Want with Gay Hookup App Grindr?

When a staid conglomerate snatched up the app, everyone expected a few bumps. But nobody predicted a counterintelligence investigation by the FBI
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What Does AB 5 Mean for California’s Freelance Writers?

Critics worry the new labor law will make surviving impossible in a struggling industry, but questions linger about its real implications
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After 70 Years, the Norms Chain of Iconic Googie Diners Looks to the Future

The throwback chain is celebrating seven decades with new stores, new merch, and really cheap breakfast
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Local Vape Shops Are Bracing for L.A.’s Proposed E-Cigarette Ban

A new city council proposal that would ban all vapes and e-cigs has store owners worried their businesses' days could be numbered
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Highland Park-Born Forever 21 Files for Bankruptcy

The fast fashion empire could be the next victim of a “retail apocalypse”
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Trump Is Trying to Undercut California’s Pollution Rules for Dubious Reasons

The move sets the table for a heated legal battle about climate change–and states' rights
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What’s Behind the Mysterious Illnesses and Deaths Linked to Vapes and E-Cigs?

What you need to know about Vaping-Associated Pulmonary Injury and Trump's proposed flavored e-cig ban