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Alibaba could give Hollywood studios new pipeline into China

latimes.com — He's the richest man in China, and he's coming to Hollywood. Jack Ma, who founded Chinese e-commerce juggernaut Alibaba Group, will be in town next week to visit the lots of major studios, including 20th Century Fox, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Paramount Pictures, for a series of sit-downs with high-level executives.

LAPD officer allegedly beat, kicked restrained suspect in the head

latimes.com — A Los Angeles police officer is under investigation for allegedly beating and kicking a suspect who was being held down by other officers, according to sources close to the probe. The altercation was captured by a private company's security camera.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @latimes: An LAPD officer is under investigation for allegedly beating & kicking a restrained suspect in the head, sources say: http://t…

Oct 25, 2014

RT @latimes: An LAPD officer is under investigation for allegedly beating & kicking a restrained suspect in the head, sources say: http://t…

Oct 25, 2014

RT @latimes: An LAPD officer is under investigation for allegedly beating & kicking a restrained suspect in the head, sources say: http://t…

Oct 25, 2014

RT @jpanzar: LAPD officer allegedly beat, kicked restrained suspect in the head like “a football player kicking a field goal.” latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Oct 24, 2014

Video catches LAPD officer kicking a restrained suspect's head like a field goal, sources tell @latimes latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

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School shooting with injuries reported in Marysville, Wash.

latimes.com — Gunfire erupted at a high school roughly 35 miles north of Seattle on Friday, and injuries have been reported, according to local media reports. The reported shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School took place around 10 a.m. A live feed of the scene from KIRO-TV showed students being led out of the building by police officers.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @LAcrimes: Washington school shooting leaves two dead, 3 in very critical condition latimes.com/nation/nationn…

Oct 24, 2014

Washington school shooting leaves two dead, 3 in very critical condition latimes.com/nation/nationn…

Oct 24, 2014

Very little sadness or outrage in my feed about today's (latest) school shooting. We did it, America. latimes.com/nation/nationn…

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A parched farm town is sinking, and so are its residents' hearts

latimes.com — Beneath this small farm town at the end of what's left of the Kings River, the ground is sinking. Going into the fourth year of drought, farmers have pumped so much water that the water table below Stratford fell 100 feet in two years.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @latimes: If rain doesn't come soon to California, cities and suburbs will survive. But in Stratford, survival isn't a given lat.ms/1t8ANmO

Oct 24, 2014

RT @latimes: If rain doesn't come soon to California, cities and suburbs will survive. But in Stratford, survival isn't a given lat.ms/1t8ANmO

Oct 24, 2014

RT @WaterFdn: Great read from @latimes: A parched farm town is sinking, and so are its residents' hearts. @dianamarcum lat.ms/ZPZd8S

Oct 24, 2014

MT “@marisagerber: drought + life in a town where "first names change but last names don't.": lat.ms/ZPZd8S

Oct 24, 2014

With climate change, there will be more towns like this one latimes.com/local/great-re…

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Sacramento County deputy who was shot dies, suspect in custody

latimes.com — A manhunt was underway Friday for a gunman suspected of shooting four people, including three deputies, Friday in Northern California, authorities said. The shootings began Friday morning when a deputy who was responding to a call about a suspicious vehicle at a Motel 6 in the Arden area was shot about 10 a.m., said Sgt.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @latimes: Update: Two Northern California deputies who were shot today have died lat.ms/1w16NtY Suspect in custody

Oct 24, 2014

RT @latimes: Update: Two Northern California deputies who were shot today have died lat.ms/1w16NtY Suspect in custody

Oct 24, 2014

RT @latimes: Authorities say a man believed to have fatally shot a Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department deputy is in custody lat.ms/1w16NtY

Oct 24, 2014

RT @PHSalt: Sacramento County deputy who was shot dies, suspect in custody latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

'Laggies' movie director Lynn Shelton follows her own direction

latimes.com — Her first day on the Seattle set of the comedy "Laggies," Keira Knightley noticed something unusual about her director, Lynn Shelton: She knew all the grips' names. "Most directors are like generals or dictators, because it is like an army that's underneath them," Knightley says. "But there was no hierarchy.
Oct 25, 2014

"I self-generated my work + I never went around asking permission to make it" -@lynnsheltonfilm, director of Laggies lat.ms/1wqHaEn

Ford goes zero-emissions with a Pedego electric bike

latimes.com — Ford Motor Co., as part of its commitment to putting more lower-emission vehicles on the road, has done a deal with California-based electric bicycle company Pedego. The result: a Ford-branded beach cruiser powered by an electric battery that buys the rider up to 20 miles of pedal-free operation -- or longer, if the rider pedals part of the time.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @latimes: Ford, eager to think outside the automobile, has made its first licensing deal with a bicycle company lat.ms/12qFKgF

Almost like a walk in the woods, fall mushrooms -- with 12 recipes

latimes.com — Some places, one of the hallmarks of fall is a tromp in the woods collecting wild mushrooms. Even in good years that’s an iffy proposition in Southern California and as this seemingly everlasting drought drags on, this has certainly not been one of those.
Oct 25, 2014

No wild mushrooms? Here are some supermarket types that will do the job just fine. lat.ms/1sZE9XA

Riverside Marine dies in Iraq, second to die in Islamic State mission

latimes.com — A 19 year-old Marine from Riverside has died in Iraq, becoming the second U.S. military member to die as the U.S. fights the advance of Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal, a specialist in the use of mortars, died in a "non-combat related incident" Thursday in Baghdad, the Department of Defense announced Friday.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @LATsandiego: Marine Sean Neal dies in Iraq, the 2nd U.S. troop to die during the fight vs Islamic State. lat.ms/1oG0ECy pic.twitter.com/B8daUJvGfG

Oct 25, 2014

Marine Sean Neal dies in Iraq, the 2nd U.S. troop to die during the fight vs Islamic State. lat.ms/1oG0ECy pic.twitter.com/B8daUJvGfG

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Oct 25, 2014

RT @BobsLAtimes: The great @robinabcarian's column is back in print! Let me just say that Robin's well will NEVER run dry! touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/ar…

Oct 25, 2014

The great @robinabcarian's column is back in print! Let me just say that Robin's well will NEVER run dry! touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/ar…

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Oct 25, 2014

RT @BobsLAtimes: Being part of a group, vs. inclusion and identity. Our @CarlaRiveralat teeters on that slippery slope! touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/ar…

Oct 25, 2014

Being part of a group, vs. inclusion and identity. Our @CarlaRiveralat teeters on that slippery slope! touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/ar…

Aretha Franklin shows how to sing the 'Great Diva Classics'

latimes.com — As you listen to Aretha Franklin's new album, it's hard not to sense an unspoken message to the world: "Step aside, ladies - here's how it's done." Released on Tuesday, "Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics" is the first album under a new contract signed recently with RCA Records at the behest of music mogul Clive Davis.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @latimesent: Aretha Franklin shows how to sing the 'Great Diva Classics' lat.ms/1Db9ppj

Texas candidate shows tea party's strength in the state

latimes.com — Dan Patrick is a political dirt-digger's dream, a candidate with a history of incendiary comments, a bankruptcy and two hospitalizations for mental health issues, one after an attempted suicide. He is also poised to become lieutenant governor of Texas and thus one of the most powerful and important politicians in the country's second most-populous state.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @markzbarabak: Bankruptcy, attempted suicide and quite likely the next lieutenant governor of Texas. The amazing saga of Dan Patrick latimes.com/nation/politic…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @markzbarabak: Bankruptcy, attempted suicide and quite likely the next lieutenant governor of Texas. The amazing saga of Dan Patrick latimes.com/nation/politic…

Oct 24, 2014

Bankruptcy, attempted suicide and quite likely the next lieutenant governor of Texas. The amazing saga of Dan Patrick latimes.com/nation/politic…

Son of woman killed over parking space recalls shocking violence

latimes.com — In a split second, Daniel Crable's fight to survive a knife attack in a crowded parking lot in Santa Fe Springs became his mother's struggle as she lay on the pavement bleeding from multiple stab wounds to her neck and back.
Oct 24, 2014

Nasty business. Woman stabbed to death in front of her kids in dispute over LA-area parking spot: latimes.com/local/lanow/la… h/t @laura_nelson

Oct 24, 2014

Son of woman killed over parking space recalls shocking violence latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Oct 24, 2014

RT @laura_nelson: This is heartbreaking: A woman was stabbed to death in front of her children in a confrontation over a parking spot. lat.ms/1zpBTyX

Oct 24, 2014

This is heartbreaking: A woman was stabbed to death in front of her children in a confrontation over a parking spot. lat.ms/1zpBTyX

An updated map: The devastating toll of the anti-vaccination movement

latimes.com — Marking Friday as World Polio Day, the Council on Foreign Relations has released an updated map showing the global prevalence of vaccine-preventable diseases. The map was first released in 2011. We commend Laurie Garrett of the CFR for her work pulling together the data, which covers 2008 through this year.

Iran hangs woman for killing her alleged rapist

latimes.com — Rejecting pleas from human rights groups, Iran on Saturday hanged a woman convicted of murdering a man she had said was trying to rape her. Reyhaneh Jabbari, 27, was hanged at dawn, the official IRNA news agency reported.

On Assignment: Focusing on the effects of California's persistent drought

latimes.com — As I focus on California's relentless drought, I find I'm documenting the plight of the environment: The effects of the struggle between people and nature. I began my journey by exploring California's rivers, lakes, canals and reservoirs in search of visual effects of the drought. Allen J.

Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy - he's back - makes a political ad

latimes.com — The political ad plays out like a parody, a "Saturday Night Live" skit: two dusty cowboys standing near the barn trading country talk. But the thing is this: This pair is serious.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @latimes: Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy is back, and he's made a political ad for a third-party candidate for Congress: lat.ms/1w2CsuT

A spirited fight breaks out over local alcohol bans in Arkansas

latimes.com — Mary Jackson knows a secret about selling beer and whiskey in this backwoods burg of a few scattered souls: Some customers guzzle booze before breakfast. The hard-core drinkers wait for her 67 Liquor store to open at dawn - men in hunting caps and camouflage pants, their pickups idling outside, cigarettes glowing in the dark.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @latimes: To fight a ballot measure on alcohol sales in Arkansas, preachers are joining up with ... liquor stores lat.ms/1wwdLHe

Oct 24, 2014

RT @kevinwack: Man who drives 40 miles to buy beer opposes plan to let him buy close to home. latimes.com/nation/la-na-a… Who says alcohol impairs reasoning?

Oct 24, 2014

Man who drives 40 miles to buy beer opposes plan to let him buy close to home. latimes.com/nation/la-na-a… Who says alcohol impairs reasoning?

Oct 24, 2014

Wet or dry? Arkansas votes on whether to end partial prohibition. Great @jglionna read from Possum Grape: latimes.com/nation/la-na-a…

Oct 24, 2014

Me too “@laura_nelson: Dying to know if John Glionna went to Possum Grape, Ark., for the dateline. Because I would. latimes.com/nation/la-na-a…

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