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After a Tumultuous Year at the Box Office, Hollywood Looks to 2015

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Hackers, changing movie habits and plain old duds — 2014 has not been kind to the industry. Attendance is driven by the movies themselves, but attendance this year may turn out to be the lowest since 2000.

Despite Cheaper Gas, Public Transit Ridership Is Up, Trade Group Reports

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Investment in transit around the country is leading to record-high ridership rates and more people leaving their cars at home despite low prices at the pump.

Energy-Storage Plans Gain Ground in California

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Southern California Edison plans to retire some power plants and replace them with storage — including conventional batteries and giant ice packs — as well as other power generators.

YouTube’s Chief, Hitting a New ‘Play’ Button

December 20, 2014 - 9:00pm
The site is a huge cultural force, but an unfulfilled economic one. Susan Wojcicki’s mission is to change that.

Los Angeles, as a Pedestrian

December 20, 2014 - 9:00pm
Seeing the city from the sidewalk, not the freeway, opens a visitor to quiet wonders that would be lost at 60 miles per hour.

Talk of ‘El D.M.V.’ as Licensing Expands to Cover Undocumented Immigrants in California

December 19, 2014 - 9:00pm
About 1.4 million people who are in the country illegally are expected to apply for driver’s licenses in California, and many are scrambling to prepare.

A Reluctant Farewell to an Unlikely Mechanical Friend

December 19, 2014 - 9:00pm
Too old to be nice, too young to be vintage and not rare enough to be cool, a beat-up Subaru becomes a character in a human drama.

How One Technology Company Managed to Hire a More Diverse Work Force

December 19, 2014 - 4:00am
Step 1: Think about gender diversity early in your company’s formation. If you wait until the company is established, it’s too late.

Striking Oil in a Dakota Boomtown

December 19, 2014 - 2:00am
Wanting to go beyond his usual Middle East haunts, Bryan Denton went looking for someplace exotic for his latest photo essay.

California: Arson Ruled in Downtown Los Angeles Fire

December 18, 2014 - 9:00pm
A fire that reduced an unfinished apartment building to a block-long mountain of blackened wood was purposely set, the Fire Department said.

California: Oakland Bans Bullhooks

December 18, 2014 - 9:00pm
The circus will stop coming to Oakland in a few years after a tool used by elephant handlers was banned there.