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Spaghetti With Fresh Tomato and Basil Sauce

cooking.nytimes.com — This recipe came to The Times in 2003 from the chef Scott Conant, who was then cooking at his restaurant L'Impero in Manhattan It is simple, classic Italian fare that makes the most of summer's tomatoes, but you can also make it with hothouse offerings and it will be delicious.
Jul 31, 2015

RT @nytimes: This spaghetti with fresh tomato and basil sauce may be the best summer pasta nyti.ms/1HbnJiC pic.twitter.com/uWaz6Ckp5Q

Aug 02, 2015

RT @nytimes: Your new favorite recipe for simple, classic spaghetti with fresh tomato and basil sauce nyti.ms/1LVgqSo pic.twitter.com/KM3ImxklyE

Aug 03, 2015

RT @nytimes: Your new favorite recipe for simple, classic spaghetti with fresh tomato and basil sauce nyti.ms/1LVgqSo pic.twitter.com/KM3ImxklyE

Water Use in California Down 27% in June, Beating Goal

nytimes.com — Water use in California dropped by more than 27 percent last month, beating the mandatory 25 percent cutback ordered by Gov. Jerry Brown in what officials called an encouraging development for a state struggling through one of its worst droughts in history. June was the first month in which the cutbacks ordered by Mr. Brown took effect.
Jul 31, 2015

Go, California! Water Use in California Down 27% in June, Beating Goal nyti.ms/1I5eXGF

Hi Steven, in the spirit of California conversation, I wanted to let your readers know that we…

medium.com — Hi Steven, in the spirit of California conversation, I wanted to let your readers know that we posted a response to your essay and to some of the broader questions that you raised. Here's the link. I'm also pasting it in here so readers can see it.
Jul 29, 2015

“One of the key themes in our article about the challenge to the California Dream was the…” — @adamnagourney medium.com/matter/hi-stev…

California Farm District Accused of Diverting Water

nytimes.com — LOS ANGELES - California water regulators cracked down Monday on a rural irrigation district accused of illegally diverting water in the midst of the state's drought emergency, proposing a record $1.5 million fine in what they said would be the first of many penalties like this.
Jul 21, 2015

Drought-driven crackdown by regulators leads to proposed $1.5 million fine for a California irrigation district nyti.ms/1KhKaHt

Jul 21, 2015

NY Times version of $1.5 million fine for California farm water district accused of illegal diversions nyti.ms/1OkBmBv

Jul 21, 2015

Wowza, a $1.5 million fine --> California Farm District Accused of Diverting Water nyti.ms/1KhKaHt

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Jul 20, 2015

RT @NYTimesComm: Introducing T Jobs nytimes.com/section/jobs, The Times's new recruiting site for employers and job seekers bit.ly/1CLfbE5

Jefferson-Jackson Day Dinner - Democrats - Iowa - Election 2008 - New York Times

nytimes.com — DES MOINES, Nov. 11 - In back-to-back speeches Saturday before thousands of Iowa Democrats, Senator Barack Obama pointedly suggested that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton was running a "poll-driven campaign" out of fear of what Republicans might say about her in a general election. Mrs.
Jul 17, 2015

@ASDem i remember a dem prez candidate who targeted primary opponents at a big Iowa Dem dinner nytimes.com/2007/11/11/us/… #couldntresist

Obama Plans Sharper Tone as Party Frets

nytimes.com — Senator Barack Obama will intensify his assault against Senator John McCain, with new television advertisements and more forceful attacks by the candidate and surrogates beginning Friday morning, as he confronts an invigorated Republican presidential ticket and increasing nervousness in the Democratic ranks. Mr. McCain's choice of Gov.

Seeing Risks to Dry Land, Many California Towns Drop Plans for Fireworks

nytimes.com — CUPERTINO, Calif. - The annual Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza here has survived municipal economic crises and fire marshal warnings about exploding shells over this hot and dry landlocked community. But this year, patriotism might have finally met its match: the California drought.
Jul 04, 2015

RT @nytimes: California towns are canceling Fourth of July fireworks because of concern over the drought nyti.ms/1LKpoCc

Jul 03, 2015

RT @nytimesbusiness: Seeing Risks to Dry Land, Many California Towns Drop Plans for Fireworks nyti.ms/1C8mNQo

Jul 04, 2015

RT @nytimes: California Drought Takes Some Sparkle Out of Fireworks Displays nyti.ms/1G0cUiC

Jul 04, 2015

RT @nytimes: California towns are canceling Fourth of July fireworks because of concern over the drought nyti.ms/1LKpoCc

California Mandates Vaccines for Schoolchildren

nytimes.com — LOS ANGELES - California on Tuesday became the largest state in the country to require schoolchildren to receive vaccinations unless there are medical reasons not to do so, as Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that ended exemptions for personal or religious reasons.
Jun 30, 2015

yeah, cuz SCIENCE. California Mandates Vaccines for Schoolchildren nyti.ms/1g829WG

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'Moral Values' Carried Bush, Rove Says

nytimes.com — ASHINGTON, Nov. 9 - President Bush's chief political adviser, Karl Rove, said Tuesday that opposition to gay marriage was one of the most powerful forces in American politics today and that politicians ignored it at their peril.
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Aug 02, 2015

RT @peterbakernyt: Yes, thanks. My point is we screwed up a story. Wish we hadn't. Legitimate to criticize. But not sign of broad bias. twitter.com/neeratanden/st…

Aug 02, 2015

There's another GOP candidate delighted with all the attention on Trump: Jeb Bush. @jmartNYT on a silver lining. nytimes.com/2015/08/03/us/…

Aug 01, 2015

Wildfires in the West: an alarming story by @fernandanyt on the continuing damage of the drought. #Parchedwest nytimes.com/2015/08/02/us/…

Aug 01, 2015

Not first time Maureen Dowd has shaken up prez campaign and Hillary Clinton. To wit: @NYTimesDowd. Clinton. Geffen. nytimes.com/2007/02/21/opi…

Aug 01, 2015

Must be a fun Saturday morning in Brooklyn. Email, taxes, health and Biden. nyti.ms/1JXsf6k

Aug 01, 2015

RT @palafo: “My kid’s dying, an anguished Joe Biden thought to himself, and he’s making sure I’m O.K.“ And thinking about 2016 mobile.nytimes.com/2015/08/02/opi…

Aug 01, 2015

Forget Trump. Want to know who Clinton thinks will be GOP nominee? Read @mikiebarb on her surprise attack on Bush. nytimes.com/2015/08/01/us/…

Aug 01, 2015

Beau Biden, near death, urged father to run for president, and Joe Biden is seriously considering it- Maureen Dowd. nyti.ms/1JXsf6k

Aug 01, 2015

Beau Biden, near death, urged his father to run for president, and Joe Biden is seriously consider it- Maureen Dowd. nyti.ms/1JXsf6k

Jul 31, 2015

“It’s very timeconsuming to be politically correct.” Trump to @alexburnsnyt in look at his record of loaded language nyti.ms/1I7f3O3

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