los angeles

UberPool

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Uber is now driving into one of the busiest cities in America.

A few days ago San Francisco based Uber launched its carpooling service on the congested freeways of Los Angeles. Called UberPool the service allows people to on similar routes to travel together and split the cost. It will match two users per ride, but allows each user to bring an extra person. That brings the total number of passengers to four.  read more »

"Suit Up"

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Safe sex has a new catchphrase.

The words “suit up” and the image of a bow tie will now appear on a million condom wrappers in the Los Angeles area. The new marketing campaign is the result of a public health contest aimed at reducing the spread of disease in the city. The winning wrapper was chosen through an online vote organized by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

The department says it borrowed the idea for the contest from a similar campaign recently held in New York. The department is paying to produce the one million condoms with the new design. They will then be handed out in areas of the county with the highest rate of STD’s.  read more »