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At Birthplace of Free Speech, Different Generation of Protesters

staradvertiser.com — BERKELEY, Calif. " This is the college town where the Free Speech Movement was born 50 years ago, spreading across the nation with sit-ins, marches, demonstrations and arrests. So at first glance, the demonstrations against police conduct in Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island in New York that gripped Berkeley over the past few days should be no surprise.

It’s Not the Old Days, but Berkeley Sees a New Spark of Protest

nytimes.com — BERKELEY, Calif. - This is the college town where the Free Speech Movement was born 50 years ago, spreading across the nation with sit-ins, marches, demonstrations and arrests. So at first glance, the demonstrations against police conduct in Ferguson, Mo., and on Staten Island that gripped Berkeley over the past few days should be no surprise.

Earthquake Program Would Require Retrofitting of Los Angeles Buildings

nytimes.com — LOS ANGELES - In the most sweeping campaign directed at earthquake safety ever attempted here, Los Angeles officials proposed Monday to require owners of vulnerable apartment complexes and office buildings to invest millions of dollars in strengthening structures and guarding against catastrophic damage in a powerful earthquake.

Man With Knife Killed by Police in Hollywood Tourist Area

nytimes.com — LOS ANGELES - A man holding a pocketknife was shot and killed by Los Angeles police officers in a chaotic confrontation Friday night in the crowded heart of Hollywood's tourist district, the authorities said.

Clash over grand plans near Grand Canyon

seattletimes.com — Originally published Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 6:22 PM EAST RIM OF THE GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Renae Yellowhorse stood at the edge of the Grand Canyon, 26 bumpy miles across the Painted Desert from the nearest paved road, not a glint of civilization in sight.

Where 2 Rivers Meet, Visions for Grand Canyon Clash

nytimes.com — EAST RIM OF THE GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - Renae Yellowhorse stood at the edge of the Grand Canyon, 26 bumpy miles across the Painted Desert from the nearest paved road, not a glint of civilization in sight.

In Midst of California's Drought, a Rainy Day Is a Welcome Sight

staradvertiser.com — LOS ANGELES >> This might be the only state in the nation where a rainy day - complete with blinding sheets of water, shoe-sopping flooded intersections and chalk gray skies - puts people in a good mood. And with good reason.

In Midst of California’s Drought, a Rainy Day Is a Welcome Sight

nytimes.com — LOS ANGELES - This might be the only state in the nation where a rainy day - complete with blinding sheets of water, shoe-sopping flooded intersections and chalk gray skies - puts people in a good mood. And with good reason.

Nevada Lawmaker, Ira Hansen, Is Forced From Leadership Post Over Remarks on Minorities

nytimes.com — LAS VEGAS - In an Election Day filled with good news for the Republican Party this month, Nevada looked like a particularly bright spot: The party seized full control of the Nevada state government for the first time since 1929, sweeping to victory in the Assembly and the Senate and retaining control of the governor's mansion in a state that President Obama had won twice.

A Power Plant in California Goes Quiet, but the Stacks Still Tower

nytimes.com — MORRO BAY, Calif. - The showpiece of this sparkling California fishing village is a 581-foot-high mountain of volcanic rock rising from the water, drawing gawkers and tourists from up and down the coast.
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Dec 19, 2014

Would Obama be open to showing The Interview in the White House screening room? He could invite Boehner

Dec 18, 2014

RT @Timodc: 2014 didn't live up to a ridic year in music in 2013, particularly "indie" broadly defined. My list last year -> https://t.co/C…

Dec 18, 2014

Key question for Clinton 2016: What lessons learned from 2008 loss? @amychozick on how HRC camp is trying to change. nyti.ms/1AjYhbg

Dec 17, 2014

Obama unbound: @shearm on Cuba, immigration etc. Is this a price for GOP for its block-it strategy of past 6 years? nyti.ms/1uTT2IN

Dec 17, 2014

RT @c_s_green: UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism's Christmas card this year. A+. buff.ly/13cJNN9 pic.twitter.com/j0s7DmxpkU

Dec 17, 2014

The summing up top of Obama's (eventual) obit is going to be crammed with things he got done.

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