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Does a landlord need to give a reason for evicting a tenant?

Question: I’ve been living in a great apartment close to work for three years. My lease ended after a year, and I am now going month to month. I love the location, felt safe and planned to live here a long time. Last week, my landlord served me with a “60 Day Notice to Quit.” I don’t know what...

  • He's looking for the secret recipe to educate business leaders

    He's looking for the secret recipe to educate business leaders

    The gig: Deryck van Rensburg is the new dean of Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management in Malibu. He took over in November after spending 32 years in international business with consumer-products giant Unilever and then Coca-Cola Co. His task: To reinvigorate the business...

  • How to make sure your financial planner is looking out for you

    How to make sure your financial planner is looking out for you

    Dear Liz: As a recent retiree, I opened an IRA with a well-reputed, independent financial planner. I was assured of our fiduciary relationship and told “besides, it will soon be law” that advisors will have to put their clients’ interests first when offering advice about retirement funds. I guess...

  • SpaceX scrubs launch, will try again Sunday morning

    SpaceX scrubs launch, will try again Sunday morning

    SpaceX scrubbed its launch of a space station supply mission seconds before liftoff Saturday morning, citing a possible problem with the second stage of its Falcon 9 rocket. The Hawthorne space company said it would try to launch again Sunday at 6:38 a.m. Pacific time from Launch Complex 39A at...

  • In-flight calls? The American people are overwhelmingly opposed

    In-flight calls? The American people are overwhelmingly opposed

    If you think that allowing mobile phone calls on commercial flights is a bad idea, you are not alone. That is the main conclusion that comes from reading the more than 7,000 comments made by Americans in response to a proposal by the U.S. Department of Transportation to keep in place a ban on in-flight phone...

  • What should airline passengers do if a pilot acts bizarrely?

    What should airline passengers do if a pilot acts bizarrely?

    When a pilot on a United Airlines flight from Austin to San Francisco launched into a bizarre rant last week over the plane intercom, the 120 passengers in the cabin were put in the awkward position of looking after their own safety. The pilot, who rambled on about Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton...

  • Delta Air Lines is bringing back free meals on some domestic flights

    Delta Air Lines is bringing back free meals on some domestic flights

    Apparently there is such a thing as a free lunch — at Delta Air Lines. The Atlanta-based carrier announced that it will offer free meals for all passengers on several long-haul domestic flights — a service that many airlines eliminated about a decade ago in the face of tight budgets and fierce...

  • Five tips for investing in your 30s

    Five tips for investing in your 30s

    In your 20s, funding your 401(k) might have sounded like a good goal … for your 30s. Now that your 30s are here, you may be nervously noticing the countless articles on the virtues of investing in your 20s. Don’t worry. You’re definitely not too old to reap the benefits of investing. Getting started...

  • Here are best practices for storing an HOA's electronic and hard-copy documents

    Here are best practices for storing an HOA's electronic and hard-copy documents

    Question:  Our association has struggled with document storage and management. Most of our important documents are in an electronic format and some are in hard copy. Each time we change management, it seems we have troubles getting back all of our files. The companies claim they have returned them...

  • ABC sells all its Oscar ad time; advertisers brace for political speeches

    ABC sells all its Oscar ad time; advertisers brace for political speeches

    ABC Television network is collecting about $2 million for each 30-second advertising spot in the upcoming 89th Academy Awards broadcast — a healthy boost over last year’s prices. Burbank-based ABC, a unit of Walt Disney Co., announced Friday that it had sold all its commercial inventory for the...

  • Brad Grey expected to exit Paramount Pictures in an overhaul of the struggling studio

    Brad Grey expected to exit Paramount Pictures in an overhaul of the struggling studio

    Paramount Pictures Chairman Brad Grey is preparing to leave his job, ending months of speculation about his future as Bob Bakish, the CEO of parent company Viacom Inc., moves aggressively to revive the long struggling studio. Grey, who has led the storied movie company for 12 years, is in negotiations...

  • Kaiser nurses reach tentative labor agreement with Los Angeles Medical Center

    Kaiser nurses reach tentative labor agreement with Los Angeles Medical Center

    Nurses at the Los Angeles Medical Center are set to get a pay raise, overtime protections and more professional support under the terms of a tentative collective bargaining agreement struck Thursday. In reaching the agreement, the California Nurses Assn., the union representing 1,200 registered...

  • DineEquity CEO to resign as restaurant firm's earnings decline

    DineEquity CEO to resign as restaurant firm's earnings decline

    DineEquity Inc. said Friday that Julia Stewart plans to resign as chairman and chief executive of the Glendale-based parent of the Applebee’s and IHOP restaurant chains, effective March 1. The company gave no reason for Stewart’s departure, but it comes as DineEquity reported declines in preliminary...

  • Zuckerberg's goal: Remake a world Facebook helped create

    Zuckerberg's goal: Remake a world Facebook helped create

    Mark Zuckerberg helped create the modern world by connecting nearly a quarter of its citizens to Facebook and giving them a platform to share, well, everything — baby pictures and Pepe memes, social updates and abusive bullying, helpful how-to videos and live-streamed violence.  Now he wants to...

  • San Francisco loves tech and fancy coffee. So of course it has barista robots

    San Francisco loves tech and fancy coffee. So of course it has barista robots

    As Katy Franco waited for her morning coffee, passersby pulled out their phones and snapped photos and video of her barista. A man in his 20s did a double take, recorded the scene on his iPhone and posted it to Instagram. Another woman drifted toward the barista and asked no one in particular:...

  • Stocks slow down after a record-setting run

    Stocks slow down after a record-setting run

    The Standard & Poor's 500 index slipped Thursday — breaking a seven-day winning streak, its longest in 3½ years — though it remains a nudge away from its record high. It was part of a pause for stock markets around the world, which have been on a torrid run thanks to an improving economy, stronger...

  • Singapore firm acquires L.A. pioneer of extended-stay corporate housing

    Singapore firm acquires L.A. pioneer of extended-stay corporate housing

    Oakwood Worldwide, a Los Angeles real estate firm known for pioneering extended-stay housing, has been acquired by a Singapore development company. Mapletree Investments paid an undisclosed sum for the Los Angeles firm that has properties locally, across the United States and overseas. It bills...

  • After Puzder debacle, Trump opts for a more conventional Labor nominee in Alexander Acosta

    After Puzder debacle, Trump opts for a more conventional Labor nominee in Alexander Acosta

    President Trump said Thursday that he would nominate former Justice Department official R. Alexander Acosta as Labor secretary, opting for a more conventional choice after the withdrawal of his first pick, outspoken Southern California fast-food executive Andy Puzder. If confirmed, Acosta would...

  • The surprising success of 'xXx' sequel in China offers marketing lessons for Hollywood

    The surprising success of 'xXx' sequel in China offers marketing lessons for Hollywood

    Paramount Pictures and its marketing partners wanted to make sure China’s young, digitally-inclined moviegoers were excited for the new action sequel “xXx: Return of Xander Cage.” So the team made a music video for an original song by “xXx” star and Chinese heartthrob Kris Wu. The video, which...

  • Want a new car at a low price? Here's how to get the best deals

    Want a new car at a low price? Here's how to get the best deals

    If you do your homework, now is the time to practically steal a new sedan from your car dealer. For more than a year, sales of cars have been tanking because Americans have gone nuts over SUVs and trucks. As stockpiles of sedans such as the Chevrolet Malibu and Chrysler 200 stretch across car lots,...

  • Andy Puzder withdraws as Labor secretary nominee amid Republican opposition

    Andy Puzder withdraws as Labor secretary nominee amid Republican opposition

    The troubled nomination of Southern California fast-food executive Andy Puzder to become President Trump’s Labor secretary collapsed Wednesday amid growing Republican opposition. Puzder, chief executive of Carpinteria-based CKE Restaurants Inc., the parent company of the Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s...

  • CBS reports quarterly loss following pension settlement

    CBS reports quarterly loss following pension settlement

    CBS Corp. beat Wall Street expectations for its fourth quarter results as the big broadcaster begins to unwind its radio station business — a divestiture that will make the company less reliant on advertising revenue.  “We turned in another great quarter and another terrific year at the CBS Corp.,”...

  • Bond yields rise; stocks climb again to new records

    Bond yields rise; stocks climb again to new records

    Stocks and bond yields punched higher Wednesday, and U.S. indexes set records again, after more encouraging news on the nation’s economy. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 11.67 points, or 0.5%, to 2,349.25. It's the seventh straight gain for the index and its longest winning streak in 3½ years....

  • Time Warner shareholders vote to sell company to AT&T for $85.4 billion

    Time Warner shareholders vote to sell company to AT&T for $85.4 billion

    Time Warner Inc. shareholders were in a marrying mood Wednesday, voting to sell the entertainment company to telecommunications giant AT&T for $85.4-billion. Stockholders representing nearly 79% of the outstanding Time Warner shares approved the merger agreement, according to a preliminary count...

  • Yahoo warns users of potential malicious activity on their accounts

    Yahoo warns users of potential malicious activity on their accounts

    Yahoo Inc. is warning users of potentially malicious activity on their accounts between 2015 and 2016. It's the latest development in the Internet company's investigation of a mega-breach that exposed more than 1 billion users' data a few years ago. Yahoo confirmed Wednesday that it was notifying...

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