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Cleveland Indians’ World Series-level success rekindles debate over their mascot

Baseball’s championship has shined the national spotlight on long-frustrated franchises who have failed to win titles for what seems like light years.

The Fall Classic showcasing the forlorn Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians also has revived the contentious debate over the use of Native American mascots for pro, college and high school sport teams — including several schools across Southern California.

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Tech, aerospace, NFL driving the South Bay economy, study says

South Bay workers are better paid and more educated than workers overall in Los Angeles County, but they also suffer from a stifled housing market, according to a new review and forecast of local business trends.

The second annual South Bay Economic Forecast and Industry Outlook report was released Thursday at a Cal State Dominguez Hills conference with local business and civic leaders.

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LA is hosting one of the biggest championships in the world and you (probably) didn’t know it

This championship series has sold out the Staples Center and Madison Square Garden, but if you’re not a male between 13 and 30, you may have never even heard of the game being played.

On Saturday, thousands of fans will flood downtown Los Angeles and tens of millions more will watch online as the most popular video game competition in the world, the League of Legends World Championship, closes out its finals at Staples Center.

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Vine users mourn as Twitter kills quirky, beloved video app

NEW YORK — You can watch any video for six seconds, played on an infinite loop. The funniest ones only get more ridiculous with repetition.

That was the beauty of Vine, the simple, pioneering mobile video app that Twitter has decided to kill off. Its loyal users are mourning its weirdness, humor and creativity-boosting constraints.

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Curious about property LA owns? Here’s how you can see it

That choice vacant lot around the corner from your house may be a Los Angeles property listed on a new city website.

City Controller Ron Galperin on Thursday released PropertyPanel.LA, the most sweeping map ever made of city properties. He also called upon city officials to hire an asset manager to oversee 9,000 holdings.

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How does Snow Valley get ready for ski season? An army of workers

Prepping a ski resort for the winter season is no easy task, and no one knows that better than Kevin Somes.

Somes, general manager of the Snow Valley Mountain Resort, and a crew of about 15 maintenance workers are currently knee deep in doing all of the big and small things that need to be done before Snow Valley opens its slopes to skiers and snowboarders.

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California’s revised film incentive program generates $1.5B in spending

Results from the first year of the state’s new, more generous Film and Television Tax Credit Program were released Thursday by the California Film Commission. Overall, the first fiscal year (July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016) of the new 2.0 system generated $1.5 billion in in-state spending, $600 million of which went to below-the-line wages.

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Long Beach may borrow millions to pay for ‘urgent’ repairs to Queen Mary

Long Beach may need to front $23 million to help pay for “urgent" repairs to the Queen Mary as part of an altered lease agreement between the city and a real estate investment firm that plans to renovate the iconic ship and develop the land around it.

It is not clear, however, exactly which problems would be fixed with the funds, but the work could involve reinforcing the hull of the ship, restoration and/or repalcement of the teak wood decking, and waterproofing the roof.

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