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Uninsured in LA County Decline, Disparities Persist

   LOS ANGELES (CNS) — The percentage of adults in Los Angeles County without health insurance has declined to under one million, but disparities persist among low-income Latinos, according to a survey released by the county Department of Public Health. The decline — from 1.7 million adults in 2011 to 750,000 adults in 2015 — […]

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Vandals Damage Trump Golf Course

RANCHO PALOS VERDES (CNS) — A group of environmental activists caused an estimated $20,000 in damage to the Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes by carving a message into the grass near the fifth hole, sheriff’s officials said Monday, March 13. The group, which calls itself an “anonymous environmental activist collective,” sent the […]

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2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback: Business in the Back, Fun up Front

The current clamor for SUV crossovers may be a rising tide for five-door hatchbacks. Many makers offer a compact hatchback for their sedan models, including the Ford Focus, Mazda3, Kia Forte, Hyundai Accent, Nissan Versa, Subaru Impreza and Volkswagen Golf. But more consumers have been taking home the sedan body style. The trend might be […]

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2017 Subaru Impreza: Pushing Limits; Raising Expectations; Pulling Away

The new 2017 Subaru Impreza isn’t just a completely re-engineered compact-class car; it is a messenger of change for this Japanese carmaker. And a lot rides on its global platform architecture, which will support gasoline, plug-in hybrid and electric variants. The new model, in sedan and five-door hatchback body styles, is built in a new […]

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2017 BMW X5 xDrive 40e: Plug-In Hybrid Has 14-Mile EV Range

The most notable element of BMW’s first plug-in hybrid X5 SUV isn’t the fuel economy but the power. The all-wheel drive X5 xDrive 40e uses the jolt of electrification as backup for the 240-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder. The engine is integrated with an electric motor powered by a lithium-ion battery. The electric motor lays down […]