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2015/03/27 18:58
2015/03/27 18:58
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Despite the Legislature’s concerns, a leading state lawmaker has authorized spending another $17.5 million on a flawed state computer system that has blasted its budget, fallen behind schedule and...
2015/03/27 18:58
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2015/03/25 05:58
2015/03/25 05:58
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Q: In the 1980s, a young man was shot and killed execution style on Dyer Lane near Watt Avenue in Sacramento County. Did the killer ever get caught? A: Manuel Heratio Alvarez, 20, was found dead with...
2015/03/24 01:00
2015/03/24 01:00
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State lawmakers grilled technology officials Monday for yet another computer system malfunction that cost taxpayers millions of dollars. "This is clearly a leadership issue," said assemblywoman Susan...
2015/03/23 21:58
2015/03/23 21:58
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California will start scoring information technology contractors, the state’s top IT chief said Monday during a hearing into why another multimillion-dollar computer is underperforming and over...
2015/03/23 20:26
2015/03/23 20:26
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NEW YORK (AP) - New York City's Department of Consumer Affairs wants to curb predatory lending practices that target used-car buyers. A program announced Monday will eventually link consumers to...
2015/03/20 17:58
2015/03/20 17:58
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Once a staple of New York life, coin-operated laundromats are now in a state of decline. In the past decade, the number of licensed laundromats in New York City has fallen 10%, to 2,570, according to...
2015/03/20 17:58
2015/03/20 17:58
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Another coin-operated laundromat on the Upper West Side remains. Published: March 20, 2015 - 1:45 pm Laundromats are being wrung out to dry throughout the city, but some Upper West Siders are...
2015/03/20 07:24
2015/03/20 07:24
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SACRAMENTO- The massage or facial you have scheduled for this weekend may have to wait because Thursday was anything but a happy day over at ‘New Happy Day Spa’ in Sacramento County. “We’re changing...
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2015/03/19 19:58
2015/03/19 19:58
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California’s state technology department lacks guidelines for suspending or axing struggling computer projects, fails to set formal expectations for the agencies launching them, and struggles to keep...
2015/03/19 14:57
2015/03/19 14:57
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The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte, NC, has been accused of adding a “Black surcharge” for guests staying for a basketball tournament. Now the hotel chain is under investigation about the surcharge. It was...
2015/03/19 06:57
2015/03/19 06:57
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This week's question comes from Tara P. in Hayward, who writes: Q: "The weirdest thing happened recently. I had just bought a house out of foreclosure. I was working on the interior while living...
2015/03/16 12:58
2015/03/16 12:58
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Published: March 16, 2015 - 6:46 am Law-enforcement officials have long suspected that Robert Durst, a member of one of New York's storied real estate dynasties, was involved in the disappearance and...
2015/03/15 04:58
2015/03/15 04:58
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The number of laundromats in New York City has declined 10% in the last decade. Published: March 15, 2015 - 12:01 am New York City used to be a town where recent college grads would move and assert...
2015/03/14 19:18
2015/03/14 19:18
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North Carolina Looking Into ‘Black Tax’ At Charlotte’s Ritz-Carlton North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper in 2010. (Jim R. Bounds/AP) Karen Grigsby Bates, NPR CHARLOTTE, N.C. (NPR.com)—North...
2015/03/13 16:44
2015/03/13 16:44
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New York City�s Department of Consumer Affairs wants to expand interest in free tax preparation services, particularly for low-income New Yorkers who qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit, by...
2015/03/12 04:02
2015/03/12 04:02
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Anaheim police put out a warning on its Facebook page Wednesday about a phone scam targeting its residents. A woman recently received a call from someone claiming to be Police Chief Raul Quezada, who...
2015/03/11 23:58
2015/03/11 23:58
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Here’s Alex Castro’s first bit of sobering wisdom for state departments considering a big technology makeover: “Just because something is a good idea doesn’t mean you can do it.” That sounds like odd...
2015/03/11 11:48
2015/03/11 11:48
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The Hotel Trades Council has come out against a plan by Councilman Mark Weprin to allow youth hostels to once again operate in the city by regulating them. View Full Caption MIDTOWN—The union...
2015/03/08 05:28
2015/03/08 05:28
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — One of the nation's largest Jewish cemeteries and the resting place of notables including Groucho Marx has been sued for allegedly breaking vaults to make room for more graves and...
2015/03/06 22:15
2015/03/06 22:15
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... — New Yorkers are known for being street savvy, but there’s always a chance of falling victim to one of many scams floating around the city. As part of National Consumer Protection Week, the...
2015/03/27 18:58
2015/03/27 18:58
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