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The Ramona Vine has been around longer than the U.S. has been a country. And the first winery in the city of LA since Prohibition has found a unique use for its heritage grapes.
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Op-ed: Why California must put a stop to school closuresCalifornia
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Could unrest from writers, directors, and actors bury Hollywood?Business & Economy
After more than two weeks of striking, film/TV writers and their supporters are finding new ways to keep up the energy at the picket lines.
USC, UCLA women’s hoops teams in NCAA tournament: What to expect?Sports
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Uber, Lyft defeat unions in CA Prop. 22 fightCalifornia
Hundreds of thousands of California rideshare drivers finally have clarity on their job classification — but it’s not the outcome their unions were hoping for.