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Trump administration to end Obamacare subsidies for the poor

Despite repeated threats to end the cost-reduction payments, the White House had continued the subsidies while waiting for a lawsuit to move through the courts. Thursday's decision reverses that. Not paying the subsidies, health care experts have warned, could send the health insurance exchanges into turmoil.
Business & Economy

New LA renter protections in the pipeline

With apartments in short supply, the city of Los Angeles is moving toward adding more protections for tenants fearful of being pushed out of their homes. The City Council’s Housing Committee backed proposed safeguards for tenants in 118,000 rent-regulated apartments. The full council will vote next on the protections.
Arts & Entertainment

6 things to do this weekend in SoCal

Our activity list includes the DTLA Oyster Festival at Grand Central Market, the L.A. Korean Festival with a parade down Olympic Boulevard, plus the 23rd Annual Pumpkin Festival with a petting zoo, pony rides and carnival games. Not feeling a fest? Try Art Night in Pasadena, a screening of "Friday the 13th" in Los Feliz or L.A. Burning Man Decompression at L.A. State Historic Park. 

SoCal, What's Good?

West Hollywood Park Tennis Courts

What it is:
Your serve will never be as killer as Serena's. But, you can still play a remarkable tennis match — for free! — in West Hollywood. The roof of the six-story parking garage next to the WeHo Library features three tennis courts that are open to everyone from rookies to Williams-sister wannabes.
Why it's cool:
The panoramic view of the surrounding Beverly and Hollywood hills is breathtaking.
You should know:
When you arrive at the garage, hand over your driver's license to a security guard on the first floor. They'll pass you a keycard that will give you access to this tennis paradise. (And they validate parking!)