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October begins water year with prospect of tighter restrictions

latimes.com — As the state ends the fourth-driest water yearon record with no guarantee of significant rain and snowfall this winter, Californians face the prospect of stricter rationing and meager irrigation deliveries for agriculture. California begins a new October-September water year Wednesday with total reservoir storage at 36% of capacity, or 57% of average for this time of year.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @GetWaterSmart: RT @BCWaterNews: California begins a new water year with total reservoir storage at 36% of capacity #cawater lnkd.in/buJ6Rzm

Oct 01, 2014

RT @DianaMarcum: CA ends fourth driest year on record. @boxall with the sobering, statewide overview: latimes.com/science/la-me-…

Oct 01, 2014

CA ends fourth driest year on record. @boxall with the sobering, statewide overview: latimes.com/science/la-me-…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @MattStevensLAT: CA ends it's fourth driest water year. An excellent overview of where we stand and what could be next from @boxall: latimes.com/science/la-me-…

Oct 01, 2014

CA ends it's fourth driest water year. An excellent overview of where we stand and what could be next from @boxall: latimes.com/science/la-me-…

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Police: Bell Gardens mayor killed by wife; fight was over money, brother says

latimes.com — Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo and his wife had been arguing over money before he was fatally shot Tuesday during a domestic dispute at their home, his brother said.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @LANow: UPDATE: Bell Gardens mayor's wife shot him to stop him from beating son, sources say lat.ms/1pqB1jx

Oct 01, 2014

RT @LANow: UPDATE: Bell Gardens mayor's wife shot him to stop him from beating son, sources say lat.ms/1pqB1jx

Oct 01, 2014

RT @LANow: UPDATE: Bell Gardens mayor's wife shot him to stop him from beating son, sources say lat.ms/1pqB1jx

Oct 01, 2014

RT @LAcrimes: Police: Bell Gardens mayor killed by wife; fight was over money, brother says latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @LAcrimes: Police: Bell Gardens mayor killed by wife; fight was over money, brother says latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

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Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo shot

latimes.com — Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo was shot Tuesday, city staff confirm to The Times. No other information was released. It is unclear where he was when he was shot. This story will be updated as more information becomes available. Follow @theryanparker for breaking news Copyright © 2014, Los Angeles Times
Oct 01, 2014

Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo fatally shot at home; wife released: lat.ms/1vvj2xj

Oct 01, 2014

Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo fatally shot at home; wife released @TheRyanParker @latvives latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Sep 30, 2014

Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo fatally shot at home; wife in custody latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Sep 30, 2014

Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo fatally shot at home; wife in custody > ow.ly/C8zS1

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New York Times to cut nearly 100 newsroom jobs

latimes.com — The New York Times plans to cut nearly 100 newsroom jobs, according to a memo sent to staff on Wednesday, the newspaper reported. In the memo from the paper's executive editor, published by the media news site Poynter.org, Dean Baquet told employees that the Times hoped to meet the number through "voluntary buyouts."

Ebola patient in Dallas in serious condition as contacts are traced

latimes.com — A day after officials announced that the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed in the United States is in Dallas, the patient was listed in serious condition Wednesday as public health officials began tracking down people who came in contact with him. Some in the city have said they are worried about the public-health implications.
Oct 01, 2014

I know we shouldn't panic about this Ebola shizz, but ... damn, man. latimes.com/nation/nationn…

Oct 01, 2014

Dallas resident of Ebola patient: “How did he get to the hospital? Because I’m about to take the bus." latimes.com/nation/nationn…

Huge shopping malls change landscape of Brazil

latimes.com — Most of the shops in the Monte Carmo mall haven't opened yet, but it's already full of Brazilian kids. They come in droves, filling its cavernous hallways, giggling, ogling sneakers, asking for chocolate. But they aren't here to buy anything.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @karihow: The shopping mall that ate Brazil. Conspicuous consumption in the land of the favela. By @Vinncent. latimes.com/world/great-re…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @karihow: The shopping mall that ate Brazil. Conspicuous consumption in the land of the favela. By @Vinncent. latimes.com/world/great-re…

Oct 01, 2014

The shopping mall that ate Brazil. Conspicuous consumption in the land of the favela. By @Vinncent. latimes.com/world/great-re…

Oct 01, 2014

#Brazil's families are crying out for public services. What they're getting is huge shopping malls. My @latimes story lat.ms/1pFBkGu

Midterm madness: the politics of snowmobiles and chickens

latimes.com — With the U.S. battling militants in the Middle East and muddling through a less-than-spectacular economic recovery at home, let us pause for a moment to consider the issues of snowmobiling, errant chickens and a disputed 12-year-old paint job. Voters in Alaska and Iowa have had that privilege as they host two of the country's hardest-fought U.S.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @JTanfani: Control of august US Senate may turn on snowmobile scandal and wandering chickens, by the peripatetic @markzbarabak ow.ly/Ca21G

Oct 01, 2014

Control of august US Senate may turn on snowmobile scandal and wandering chickens, by the peripatetic @markzbarabak ow.ly/Ca21G

Tom Clancy dies at 66; insurance agent found his calling in spy thrillers

latimes.com — In 1980, Tom Clancy was making a decent living as an insurance agent. But underwriting fire, casualty and car policies wasn't the stuff of his dreams. In his spare time he began to plot a novel - about an ex-Marine who worked for the CIA and a Soviet submarine commander who wanted to defect.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @clairenoland: Tom Clancy, author of "Hunt for Red October" and other Jack Ryan spy thrillers, died a year ago today. lat.ms/1a0zuK0 @ewooLATimes

Oct 01, 2014

Tom Clancy, author of "Hunt for Red October" and other Jack Ryan spy thrillers, died a year ago today. lat.ms/1a0zuK0 @ewooLATimes

Netflix deal for 'Crouching Tiger' sequel upsets top theater chains

latimes.com — The Netflix deal to finance Weinstein Co.'s "Crouching Tiger" sequel is opening a new front in the long-simmering conflict between Hollywood studios and theater owners. Three of the nation's largest theater chains said Tuesday that they would refuse to screen "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend" next summerbecause the Weinstein film would be available on Netflix on the same day it hits Imax theaters.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @RFaughnder: Story from @rverrier and me about Netflix and the simmering conflict over theatrical release windows. latimes.com/entertainment/…

Oct 01, 2014

Story from @rverrier and me about Netflix and the simmering conflict over theatrical release windows. latimes.com/entertainment/…

Ebola orphans in West Africa struggle to cope with losses

latimes.com — Suddenly, Hawa Kaifa has too many responsibilities. There are Antoinette and Beneta, her two daughters, ages 1 and 3. And there are her two brothers and a nephew. Kaifa, a shy 21-year-old, has not gotten over missing her mother, a quiet, strong woman who was the rock in her life and supported her and all the children.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @UNICEF: RT @UNICEFmedia Children orphaned by #Ebola in West Africa struggle to cope with losses @RobynDixon_LAT lat.ms/YMroow

Oct 01, 2014

RT @latimes: "The vast majority of the children affected by Ebola are still left without appropriate care," UNICEF expert says: lat.ms/1qUVEE2

Watch a conservative economist try to wish income inequality away

latimes.com — As America's problems with economic inequality have moved toward the political front burner, conservative economists have stepped up their efforts to explain that it doesn't really exist. Few, however, will be able to top University of Chicago economist John Cochrane, who delivered a sneering dismissal of inequality, full of straw-man arguments, at a Hoover Institution conference on Friday.

In violent 'Stalker' on CBS, depravity seems to be the point

latimes.com — Say this for "Stalker," a new "psychological thriller," which rolls out Wednesday: It makes its troubling intentions and insurmountable flaws instantly clear. Created by Kevin Williamson, who recently took broadcast-television violence to slasher depths with "The Following," the CBS show opens with the unforgivably horrific murder of a young woman at the hands of a masked mad man.

Gov. Brown signs phase-out of single-use plastic bags in stores

latimes.com — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday fulfilled a promise by signing a measure that will phase out single-use plastic bags from checkout stands at California supermarkets, convenience stores, liquor stores and pharmacies. The action creates a statewide standard after 127 cities and counties in California, including the city of Los Angeles, have adopted local bag ordinances.
Sep 30, 2014

Tribe to start casino expansion, incl. 12-story hotel tower, in Santa Ynez Valley. lat.ms/1rBcgo2 pic.twitter.com/iDvxtHD7tx

Sep 30, 2014

RT @tonybarboza: Gov. Brown signs phase-out of single-use plastic bags in California stores. Ban will begin July 1, 2015. lat.ms/1poAJd8

Sep 30, 2014

RT @tonybarboza: Gov. Brown signs phase-out of single-use plastic bags in California stores. Ban will begin July 1, 2015. lat.ms/1poAJd8

Sep 30, 2014

Gov. Brown signs phase-out of single-use plastic bags in California stores. Ban will begin July 1, 2015. lat.ms/1poAJd8

Sep 30, 2014

Bill bans bags latimes.com/local/politica… Grocery stores: 7/1/2015 Pharmacies & liquor stores: 7/1/2016

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Death-with-dignity movement springs back to life in California

latimes.com — Seventeen years ago, Oregon became the first of five states to offer what became known as death with dignity. Now a renewed effort is underway to add California to the list. Past attempts have failed here, but Compassion & Choices, the nonprofit organization involved in the Oregon aid-in-dying movement, has hired staff in California and has begun recruiting supporters in Santa Barbara and San Mateo counties.

Nuclear waste dump may reopen in 2016, two years after accidents

latimes.com — The Energy Department says it hopes to resume operations at its shuttered nuclear waste dump in New Mexico by early 2016, roughly two years after two serious accidents released radioactive materials and soot throughout the 2,150-foot-deep repository. The cost of accidents will approach $1 billion, based on estimates that are contained in the agency's 32-page plan, released Tuesday.
Oct 01, 2014

After $1b accidents, nuke dump in NM to re-open 2016 as waste piles up, per @RVartabedian in today's LAT latimes.com/nation/la-na-n… #NV #Yucca

Oct 01, 2014

RT @latimes: Nuclear waste dump in New Mexico may reopen in 2016, two years after accidents released radioactive materials: lat.ms/1wXEH1l

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