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Woman trapped in chimney dated homeowner after meeting online, he says

latimes.com — A woman who was arrested after being trapped inside a chimney had met the Thousand Oaks homeowner online and dated him before he recently broke off the relationship, according to the homeowner. The man told KTLA-TV that he met 30-year-old Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa online and had gone on six dates with her.
Oct 20, 2014

Love conquers all? “@LAcrimes: Woman trapped in chimney dated homeowner after meeting online, he says latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Oct 20, 2014

Woman trapped in chimney dated homeowner after meeting online, he says latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @KellyParkerLAT: This story is my favorite, ever >> After she was dumped by dude she met online, woman gets trapped in his chimney http:…

Oct 20, 2014

This story is my favorite, ever >> After she was dumped by dude she met online, woman gets trapped in his chimney lat.ms/1r1b2jw

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Latinos, angry with Obama, may sit out midterm vote, hurting Democrats

latimes.com — Leaving church on a recent Sunday, Jose Trujillo paused to consider the upcoming midterm election and two of the hottest Senate and gubernatorial races in the country, blazing away right here in Georgia. Trujillo hasn't paid much attention to either contest, but it's not his flooring business that's kept him too busy to care, or his infant daughter who's taken away his interest.
Oct 20, 2014

Comment: "Not voting is the same as spitting in the eye of every person who ever died to keep America safe and free." lat.ms/1wrl7vD

Oct 20, 2014

Los hispanos planean abstenerse de votar en noviembre. Están enojados. Comprensible? Sí. Sensato? Para nada. latimes.com/nation/politic…

Oct 20, 2014

Latinos are angry and plan to sit out the election. Understandable? Yes. Wise? In the least..! latimes.com/nation/politic…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @latimesnational: Latinos, angry with Obama, may sit out midterm vote, hurting Democrats lat.ms/1CKxG5l

Oct 20, 2014

Immigration Agonistes: Now it's Democrats who have a Latino problem: latimes.com/nation/politic…

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'Airbender' tax credit shows how far states will go to woo filmmakers

latimes.com — Pennsylvania film officials were understandably eager to have the "The Last Airbender" shoot in their state. The $150-million movie would burnish Pennsylvania'sreputation as a growingfilm hub and provide workfor hundreds of crew members. A former Navy seaplane hangar in Philadelphia would be converted into one of the largest soundstages on the Eastern Seaboard as part of the project.
Oct 20, 2014

"Where there is easy money, there is corruption, no doubt." - L.A. film director sent to prison over subsidy case latimes.com/entertainment/…

Oct 20, 2014

States are bending the rules on film tax subsidies. Pennsylvania paid $7M for a movie done mostly in California. latimes.com/entertainment/…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @JoeBelBruno: So basically Pennsylvania granted $7M tax credit to The Last Airbender but most of the work done in California latimes.com/entertainment/…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @JoeBelBruno: So basically Pennsylvania granted $7M tax credit to The Last Airbender but most of the work done in California latimes.com/entertainment/…

Oct 20, 2014

RT @JoeBelBruno: So basically Pennsylvania granted $7M tax credit to The Last Airbender but most of the work done in California latimes.com/entertainment/…

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LenDale White does not back down about USC postgame incident

latimes.com — LenDale White is holding his ground. The former USC tailback, who was escorted out of the Coliseum by game security personnel and Los Angeles Police Dept. officers after the Trojans' victory over Colorado, said Monday that Athletic Director Pat Haden or another school administrator kicked him out.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @SIPeteThamel: LenDale White to @LATimesklein on getting booted from LAC: “I’m just the all-time leading scorer...” latimes.com/sports/usc/usc…

Oct 20, 2014

LenDale White to @LATimesklein on getting booted from LAC: “I’m just the all-time leading scorer...” latimes.com/sports/usc/usc…

Oct 20, 2014

Here’s LAT story on former USC TB @THEREAL_LENDALE providing details and not backing down re postgame incident. latimes.com/sports/usc/usc…

Kings player Slava Voynov arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

latimes.com — Kings defenseman Slava Voynov was arrested Monday on suspicion of domestic violence and has been suspended, the NHL announced. The suspension is indefinite, pending an investigation by the league. Voynov, 24, is in his fourth season with the Kings. Kings GM Dean Lombardi could not be reached for comment Monday morning.
Oct 20, 2014

Kings have released a statement, but per @reallisa no comment from Dean Lombardi yet on Voynov latimes.com/sports/sportsn…

Oct 20, 2014

@LAKings defenseman Slava Voynov arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, suspended from the team indefinitely latimes.com/sports/sportsn…

Oct 20, 2014

How are other leagues reacting to raised awareness of DV? #SlavaVoynov suspended by @LAKings after a.m. arrest: latimes.com/sports/sportsn… #NHL

Oct 20, 2014

RT @LANow: .@LAKings defenseman Slava Voynov arrested on suspicion of domestic violence, suspended indefinitely lat.ms/1wrhFRR

Oct 20, 2014

RT @latimessports: Kings player Slava Voynov arrested on suspicion of domestic violence lat.ms/1CLtmml

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No charges against Carl DeMaio in sex accusations, San Diego D.A. says

latimes.com — No criminal charges will be filed regarding sexual misconduct allegations made against Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio, the San Diego district attorney announced Monday. "No criminal charges will be filed at this time due to insufficiency of evidence," according to a statement issued by Dist. Atty. Bonnie Dumanis.
Oct 20, 2014

DA: no charges vs. candidate Carl DeMaio in sex misconduct allegations by ex-staffer. lat.ms/1r3CbSX pic.twitter.com/VWYQp2ltgu

Oct 20, 2014

RT @ccadelago: Citing "insufficiency of evidence," D.A. Bonnie Dumanis says no charges against #CA52 Carl DeMaio in sex accusations latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Oct 20, 2014

Citing "insufficiency of evidence," D.A. Bonnie Dumanis says no charges against #CA52 Carl DeMaio in sex accusations latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Sick of hard fouls, Clippers' Blake Griffin says he might lose his cool

latimes.com — The hard fouls and the constant pounding inside the paint have finally caught up to Clippers' star power forward Blake Griffin. After Griffin took a hard foul against Utah Jazz's Trevor Booker on Friday, he grabbed the back of Booker's head. During post-game interviews, he acknowledged that he considered taking his retaliation further.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @latimessports: Sick of hard fouls, Clippers' Blake Griffin says he might lose his cool lat.ms/11ZrNpw

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RT @melissarohlin: Sick of hard fouls, Clippers' Blake Griffin says he might lose his cool latimes.com/sports/sportsn…

Oct 20, 2014

Sick of hard fouls, Clippers' Blake Griffin says he might lose his cool latimes.com/sports/sportsn…

NHTSA issues airbag warning on 4.7 million vehicles

latimes.com — If you drive a car made in the early 2000s, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration wants you to see your dealer -- right now. The federal agency issued a rare alert Monday, warning that owners of vehicles fitted with airbags made by Takata Corp. should have their vehicles inspected as soon as possible.
Oct 20, 2014

If you own a car made in the early 2000s, read: NHTSA issues airbag warning on 4.7 million vehicles: ow.ly/D3BLg

Oct 20, 2014

Dangerous airbags - big warning from federal government on giant 4.7 million vehicle recall. lat.ms/1x15sBb

Oct 20, 2014

It's not just Toyota and GM. lat.ms/1rYhI0X NHTSA says 4.7 million vehicles may have faulty airbags.

The Cat & Fiddle restaurant and pub to close in December

latimes.com — The Cat & Fiddle restaurant and pub, the iconic spot on Sunset Boulevard known for its large courtyard patio and musician crowd, will close in December after 32 years in business, Eater LA reported. According to owner Ashlee Gardner, who owns the restaurant along with mother Paula Gardner, a specific date for the closing has not yet been set.

Another Ebola challenge: Disposing of medical waste

latimes.com — A single Ebola patient treated in a U.S. hospital will generate eight 55-gallon barrels of medical waste each day. Protective gloves, gowns, masks and booties are donned and doffed by all who approach the patient's bedside and then discarded.
Oct 20, 2014

"Incineration is recommended for Ebola medical waste, but it's illegal in California and other states." latimes.com/science/la-sci… v @latimes

Oct 20, 2014

RT @LATkarenkaplan: Number of the day: 440. That's how many gallons of medical waste a single Ebola patient generates EACH DAY! lat.ms/1vE0EDP

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RT @latimeshealth: Medical waste from a single Ebola patient fills 8 55-gallon barrels/day. Where does it go? Hospitals want to know. lat.ms/1vE0EDP

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RT @latimes: One Ebola patient treated in a U.S. hospital will generate eight 55-gallon barrels of medical waste a day lat.ms/1CJTCxl

Oct 20, 2014

RT @LATkarenkaplan: Medical waste from a single Ebola patient fills 8 55-gallon barrels/day. Where does it go? Hospitals want to know. lat.ms/1vE0EDP

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Private equity firm TPG ups stake in CAA, becomes majority owner

latimes.com — Private equity firm TPG Capital has increased its investment in talent agency Creative Artists Agency, making it the majority owner of the firm that represents such movie stars as Julia Roberts, Brad Pitt and Jennifer Lawrence. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @latimesent: Private equity firm TPG ups stake in CAA, becomes majority owner lat.ms/1CMifti

Oct 20, 2014

Will TPG load CAA up with debt, cut its ranks, then take it public? The classic PE move. Time will tell... latimes.com/entertainment/…

How much do you love Sriracha? Festival pushes the envelope with tacos, ramen, even ice cream

latimes.com — On Sunday, Los Angeles' favorite spicy hot sauce flowed under red tents in the alleys of Chinatown's Central Plaza. For the second year, Randy Clemens, author of "The Sriracha Cookbook" and Food GPS brought back this festival, featuring tacos, ramen, pork belly, pies, ice creams and much more -- all featuring Sriracha sauce.

Smog chokes Beijing marathon, but should be gone for APEC

latimes.com — When cold wind didn’t arrive as expected, participants in the annual Beijing Marathon had to endure the 26-mile race in the thick smog surrounding the city. But world leaders coming to China’s capital for an APEC summit in November won’t need to put all their hope for clean air on the gusts of nature.

'My Little Pony' movie in development at Hasbro

latimes.com — Bronies of the world, rejoice: "My Little Pony" is trotting toward the big screen. Hasbro Studios is developing an animated film based on the 1980s toy line of plucky multicolored ponies and the magical world they live in, a spokesperson for the company confirmed to The Times. Variety first reported the news.
Oct 20, 2014

YES. RT @latimes: Hasbro Studios is trotting out a 'My Little Pony' movie, set for 2017 lat.ms/1r1PzHg Will you see it in theaters?

Oct 20, 2014

For all you out there wondering where the My Little Pony feature film was, wonder no more latimes.com/entertainment/… #BronyTakeover @ogettell

Oct 20, 2014

Bronies of the world, rejoice: "My Little Pony" is trotting toward the big screen latimes.com/entertainment/…

Novelist under fire after admitting to 'stalking' critic

latimes.com — A novelist set off a firestorm over the weekend after admitting in an article to "stalking" a blogger who gave her book a negative review on the website Goodreads. Kathleen Hale, author of the young adult novel " No One Else Can Have You," described confronting a blogger who writes under the name Blythe Harris in an essay for the Guardian.

Stanley Tucci expecting fourth child, first with wife Felicity Blunt

latimes.com — Stanley Tucci is expecting his first child with wife Felicity Blunt. "The Hunger Games" actor and his wife of two years are having a baby, his publicist confirmed to the Los Angeles Times on Monday. "I'm very excited to be a dad.
Oct 20, 2014

Most Dickensian Named Couple Prize RT @latimesent: Stanley Tucci expecting fourth child with wife Felicity Blunt lat.ms/1CM5HCd

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RT @latimesent: Stanley Tucci expecting fourth child, first with wife Felicity Blunt lat.ms/1CM5HCd

Smashing Pumpkins release new single, 'Being Beige'

latimes.com — Fresh off an experimental ( and very expensive) limited-run noise LP, Billy Corgan is back to his day job in Smashing Pumpkins. The long-running rock group has released the first bit of new music from its forthcoming album "Monuments to an Elegy," out Dec. 9.

Taylor Swift to premiere new song 'Welcome to New York'

latimes.com — Taylor Swift has pulled the curtain back a bit further on her forthcoming "1989" album with Tuesday's release of a third song, "Welcome to New York." The album's opening track, it's a good indicator of the shift in perspective Swift brings to several new songs, many of which grew out of her decision to put her dating life on hiatus for a while after her split last year with One Direction heartthrob Harry Styles.
Oct 20, 2014

Here's the background on 'Welcome to New York,' the new track from @TaylorSwift13's '1989' album. lat.ms/1t2VlgB

New Ryan Murphy anthology series 'Scream Queens' heads to Fox

latimes.com — "American Horror Story" creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuck are diving back into the anthology game, this time for Fox. The writer-producers are joining "Glee" writer and director Ian Brennan for "Scream Queens," a comedy-horror anthology series that is set to premiere on the network in fall 2015.
Oct 20, 2014

RT @latimesent: New Ryan Murphy anthology series 'Scream Queens' heads to Fox lat.ms/11YhPF0

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RT @LATshowtracker: New Ryan Murphy anthology series 'Scream Queens' heads to Fox lat.ms/1CM6Nhr