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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

Dallas Ebola patient flew United, airline says 'zero risk' of infection latimes.com/nation/nationn…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @latimes: Dallas Ebola patient flew United, airline quotes CDC in saying there was "zero risk of transmission" on his flights lat.ms/1oBopWJ

Oct 01, 2014

RT @latimes: Ebola patient in Dallas told an ER nurse that he had been in West Africa, but he was released anyway lat.ms/1oBopWJ

Oct 01, 2014

RT @latimes: Ebola patient in Dallas told an ER nurse that he had been in West Africa, but he was released anyway lat.ms/1oBopWJ

Oct 01, 2014

RT @richtpau: Ebola victim had contact with five Texas schoolchildren, authorities believe. latimes.com/nation/nationn…

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Tracking the Ebola patient's path

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Stockton bankruptcy ruling could deal blow to CalPERS, public pensions

latimes.com — A federal bankruptcy judge dealt a serious blow to California's public employee pension systems by ruling Wednesday that payments for future worker retirements can be reduced when a city declares bankruptcy -- just like its other debts. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein ruled that bankruptcy law supersedes California pension laws that require cities to fund their workers' future retirement checks.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @latimes: Federal bankruptcy judge deals a serious blow to California's public employee pension systems lat.ms/1pGKPoR

Oct 01, 2014

Stockton bankruptcy ruling could deal blow to CalPERS, public pensions latimes.com/business/la-fi…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @KenGOlsen: "I've concluded the pension could be adjusted." Intriguing ruling in #Stockton bankruptcy. lat.ms/1uCpkNJ pic.twitter.com/FpKebWKVBC

Oct 01, 2014

RT @HoustonFoodGuy: Stockton bankruptcy ruling a blow to CalPERS, public pensions lat.ms/YOU7ZR

Clippers will have 32 nationally televised games, most in team history

latimes.com — Prime Ticket and sister network Fox Sports West will broadcast 72 Clippers regular-season games and six preseason games. Ralph Lawler will return as play-by-play announcer, and former Clipper Michael Smith will return as color analyst. Kristina Pink and Kyle Montgomery will alternate as courtside reporters. Mark Rogondino will host "Clippers Live."
Oct 01, 2014

.@LAClippers will have 32 nationally televised games: 4 on ABC, 9 on TNT, 10 on ESPN and 9 on NBA TV lat.ms/1xCMSDg

Oct 01, 2014

RT @latimes: Clippers will have 32 nationally televised games, most in team history lat.ms/1xCMSDg

Oct 01, 2014

RT @latimes: Clippers will have 32 nationally televised games, most in team history lat.ms/1xCMSDg

Charles Manson musical opens in Hamburg, Germany

latimes.com — Musicals and murderers may not seem like a natural fit, but a number of them have managed to find their audiences. "Sweeney Todd" and "Assassins," both by Stephen Sondheim, are considered classics and are frequently revived.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @latimes: Can't make this stuff up: Charles Manson, the musical, opens in Germany lat.ms/1vxovUc

Oct 01, 2014

"Springtime for Hitler" as role model? MT @latimes: Charles Manson, the musical, opens in Germany lat.ms/1vxovUc

Oct 01, 2014

That's, hmm, something alright RT @latimes: Can't make this stuff up: Charles Manson, the musical, opens in Germany lat.ms/1vxovUc

Oct 01, 2014

Who thought this was a good idea?…Charles Manson musical opens in Hamburg, Germany via @latimes latimes.com/entertainment/…

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 @markzbarabak: Bread+circuses? Or meaningful discourse? Alaska, Iowa voters weigh snow mobiles, perambulating poultry latimes.com/nation/politic…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @markzbarabak: Bread+circuses? Or meaningful discourse? Alska/Iowa voters weigh snow mobiles/perambulating poultry latimes.com/nation/politic…

Oct 01, 2014

RT @markzbarabak: Bread+circuses? Or meaningful discourse? Alaska, Iowa voters weigh snow mobiles, perambulating poultry latimes.com/nation/politic…

Oct 01, 2014

Bread+circuses? Or meaningful discourse? Alaska, Iowa voters weigh snow mobiles, perambulating poultry latimes.com/nation/politic…

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

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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 @latimes: Police: Bell Gardens mayor killed by wife; fight was over money, brother says lat.ms/1rFNymG

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…

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Music Center marks 50th anniversary with rededication ceremony

latimes.com — Live performances are ephemeral, no matter how brilliant. The Music Center's 50th Anniversary Civic Rededication Ceremony on Wednesday showed that philanthropic civic-mindedness can have more palpable staying power. The proceedings in front of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the oldest of the Music Center's four performance halls, focused more on the county-owned arts hub's past and future as a community asset and symbol than on recalling specific great performances over the past half-century.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @latimesent: Music Center marks 50th anniversary with rededication ceremony lat.ms/1E1XuNF

Oct 01, 2014

Music Center's 50th anniversary event looks back to its most enduring star turn: Dorothy Chandler willing it to be. lat.ms/1v8Clen

DC Entertainment to revisit licensing deals following T-shirt uproar

herocomplex.latimes.com — DC Entertainment will reevaluate licensing agreements after the comics giant was criticized for lending its name to perceived sexist T-shirts for children, the company said Wednesday. Upset parents and other fans recently took to social media to hammer away at the company after shirts for children were found on store shelves with what they called sexist messages.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @TheRyanParker: DC Entertainment to revisit licensing deals after controversial kids clothing produced: lat.ms/1E2dzD9 pic.twitter.com/a3UGgG6oJI

Oct 01, 2014

DC Entertainment to revisit licensing deals after controversial kids clothing produced: lat.ms/1E2dzD9 pic.twitter.com/a3UGgG6oJI

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latimes.com — A Florida man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of black teenager who was in a car playing loud music in a Jacksonville parking lot, the Associated Press reported.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @latimes: Michael Dunn found guilty of first-degree murder in death of teenager Jordan Davis in dispute over loud music lat.ms/1ti95zI

Oct 01, 2014

RT @latimes: Michael Dunn found guilty of first-degree murder in death of teenager Jordan Davis in dispute over loud music lat.ms/1ti95zI

Oct 01, 2014

RT @latimes: Michael Dunn found guilty of first-degree murder in death of teenager Jordan Davis in dispute over loud music lat.ms/1ti95zI

Lack of LAPD civilian staff keeping officers off streets, officials say

latimes.com — Los Angeles city officials say they want to hire more civilian staff for the Los Angeles Police Department and are worried that a shortage is cutting into the time officers spend patrolling the streets. The number of LAPD civilian staff -- who fill positions such as secretaries, typists, analysts and technicians -- has dropped by more than 600 since fiscal year 2007 to 2,691.
Oct 01, 2014

RT @skarlamangla: My latest: RT @LANow: Lack of LAPD civilian staff keeping officers off streets, officials say lat.ms/1E1WsBt

Oct 01, 2014

Lack of LAPD civilian staff keeping officers off streets, officials say latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

101-year-old man killed in hit-and-run crash in Boyle Heights

latimes.com — A 101-year-old man died Wednesday morning after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Boyle Heights. The fatal accident occurred at South Lorena Street and Opal Street about 6 a.m., said Felix Padilla, a detective with the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division.
Oct 01, 2014

101-year-old man killed by hit-and-run driver in Boyle Heights @adolfoflores3 latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Oct 01, 2014

Live a century just to die like this. Sad RT @LANow: 101-year-old man killed in hit-and-run crash in Boyle Heights lat.ms/1E20d9S

Japanese volcano eruption death toll rises to 47

latimes.com — Forty-seven people are now believed to be dead following the surprise eruption of a volcano in central Japan last week. A group of hikers was near the summit of Mt. Ontake when it erupted on a beautiful fall day Sept. 27, leading to one of the worst volcanic disasters in Japan's history.

L.A. Philharmonic opening gala 2014: 'A John Williams Celebration'

latimes.com — A look at the Los Angeles Philharmonic's opening-night gala honoring composer/conductor John Williams at Walt Disney Concert Hall on Sept. 30, 2014.

Prop. 46 is on the ballot to pick up Legislature's slack

latimes.com — Proposition 46 is a classic example of a citizens' initiative that should never have been on the ballot. It's also a classic example of why some initiative system is needed so citizens can do their own lawmaking when the elected lawmakers won't. The heated issue that Prop.
Oct 01, 2014

Ca's cap on medical malpractice payments is 39 years out of date. latimes.com/local/politics…

Oct 01, 2014

Prop 46, on malpractice awards, "should never have been on the ballot," sez @LATimesSkelton latimes.com/local/politics…

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