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California-shaped pool

framework.latimes.com — May 1986: Architectural historian Charles Jencks cleans his distinctly shaped pool. The swimmer, according to Jencks, does not swim laps, but has to "swim on the diagonal."
Sep 19, 2014

RT @latimes: In honor of the last weekend of summer, we offer you this photo of a California-shaped pool lat.ms/1ulpoNO pic.twitter.com/Jhnjt0Hiew

Sep 19, 2014

RT @latimes: In honor of the last weekend of summer, we offer you this photo of a California-shaped pool lat.ms/1ulpoNO pic.twitter.com/Jhnjt0Hiew

Sep 19, 2014

RT @latimes: In honor of the last weekend of summer, we offer you this photo of a California-shaped pool lat.ms/1ulpoNO pic.twitter.com/Jhnjt0Hiew

Sep 19, 2014

@latimes: In honor of last weekend of summer, photo of a California-shaped pool lat.ms/1ulpoNO pic.twitter.com/hz3dVqGKkk” ha! love it!

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Poll: Nearly one in four in America would favor secession

latimes.com — Nearly one out of four Americans is so fed up with Washington that they are prepared to not take it any more and would favor their state breaking away from the rest of the United States. According to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Friday, 23.9% of Americans polled from Aug.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @kimmurphy: Dept. of Mad as Hell: Nearly 1 in 4 Americans would vote to secede from the US if they could. lat.ms/1sbrzqQ ow.ly/i/6WVn0

Sep 19, 2014

Dept. of Mad as Hell: Nearly 1 in 4 Americans would vote to secede from the US if they could. lat.ms/1sbrzqQ ow.ly/i/6WVn0

Sep 19, 2014

RT @jeffkleinman: Poll: Nearly one in four in America would favor secession trib.in/1sbdGJi

Sep 19, 2014

Poll: Nearly one in four in America would favor secession trib.in/1sbdGJi

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Coastal panel recommends that U2 guitarist's Malibu project proceed

latimes.com — After years of skirmishing over a rock star's proposal to build a secluded compound on a rugged Malibu ridge, the California Coastal Commission staff recommended Friday that the project move forward - with modifications. U2 guitarist the Edge, a.k.a.
Sep 20, 2014

If the Apple tie-in didn't make you rue U2,this will: Commission: the Edge's Malibu project should move forward flip.it/q2hn0

Sep 20, 2014

Coastal panel recommends U2 guitarists's Malibu project move forward — with modifications. lat.ms/1BVTfBt pic.twitter.com/ocvxq5cX46

It's official! Summer of 2014 was hottest on record

latimes.com — If the summer of 2014 felt unusually warm to you, you were right -- at least on a global level. From June through August of 2014, the average temperature of our planet was 62.78 degrees Fahrenheit -- 1.28 degrees higher than the 20th century average, according to a report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Sep 20, 2014

RT @latimes: 2014 had the warmest summer since record-keeping began in 1880: lat.ms/1yjZMaJ

Sep 19, 2014

RT @LATkarenkaplan: Oceans temps contributed more to the record-breaking summer heat than the land, @NOAA says lat.ms/1wxRUh5

Sep 19, 2014

Oceans temps contributed more to the record-breaking summer heat than the land, @NOAA says lat.ms/1wxRUh5

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White House on lockdown after person jumps the fence

latimes.com — The White House was partially evacuated and put on lockdown Friday after a person jumped the fence and made onto the compound, according to numerous White House reporters on social media. The incident was reported around 7:30 p.m. Eastern time. President Obama was not at the White House.
Sep 20, 2014

UPDATE: Fence jumper made it into the White House; arrested inside: lat.ms/1mopPbx Suspect was unarmed.

Sep 19, 2014

RT @latimes: Man who jumped White House fence was able to make it all the way through the North Portico doors, according to @AP: lat.ms/1qSAEnq

Sep 19, 2014

Having worked at the White House & seeing low fence, I'm surprised there haven't been more jumpers... latimes.com/nation/politic…

Sep 19, 2014

RT @latimes: White House on lockdown after jumper scales fence lat.ms/1qSAEnq Obama was not on site

Sep 19, 2014

RT @latimes: White House on lockdown after jumper scales fence lat.ms/1qSAEnq Obama was not on site

Live: NFL's Roger Goodell addresses player misconduct

graphics.latimes.com — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell discusses the memo he sent to all 32 teams today in the wake of the league's multiple domestic violence incidents in recent weeks. Live Times coverage kicks off at noon, with event analysis and commentary from Nathan Fenno, Helene Elliott and John Cherwa.
Sep 19, 2014

2 minute warning coming soon for Roger Goodell's news conference. Watch live with @latimes analysis graphics.latimes.com/videochat-live…

Sep 19, 2014

RT @garveylatimes: 2 minute warning coming soon for Roger Goodell's news conference. Watch live with @latimes analysis graphics.latimes.com/videochat-live…

Sep 19, 2014

RT @latimes: Live now: NFL's Roger Goodell addresses player misconduct lat.ms/1p4a9Wv

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Left and right agree on something at last: Tipping is a management scam

latimes.com — In this hyper-polarized world, it's rare to find liberals and conservatives agreeing on anything--and especially surprising to find them agreeing that hotel housekeepers deserve a raise. But that's the response to news of a misguided publicity campaign in which California's former first lady, Maria Shriver, has joined with the huge hotel chain Marriott International to urge hotel guests to tip their room maids and housekeepers.
Sep 19, 2014

Good column. Itching to make a tipping point joke but I won't, I swear latimes.com/business/hiltz…

Sep 19, 2014

RT @greenhousenyt: .@hiltzikm: Marriott says it wants housekeepers to earn more. Wants customers to tip more, opposes higher minmum wage latimes.com/business/hiltz…

Sep 19, 2014

.@hiltzikm: Marriott says it wants housekeepers to earn more. Wants customers to tip more, opposes higher minmum wage latimes.com/business/hiltz…

Ravens knew almost immediately details in Ray Rice case, ESPN reports

latimes.com — The Baltimore Ravens knew almost immediately that running back Ray Rice had punched his fiancee in the face inside a casino elevator, but hid that information for months, according to an investigative report published Friday by ESPN's "Outside the Lines."
Sep 20, 2014

RT @latimes: Ravens deny ESPN report that said the team knew the details of Ray Rice incident almost immediately: lat.ms/1sH8pn6

Sep 19, 2014

uh oh: Ravens knew almost immediately details in Ray Rice case, ESPN reports latimes.com/sports/nfl/la-…

Man bludgeoned to death with barbell at Bally Total Fitness gym

latimes.com — A Bay Area area plumber was arrested Thursday after he allegedly bludgeoned a man to death with a steel barbell at a Bally Total Fitness gym, police said. Kenneth Osako, a member of the gym at 180 El Camino Real in South San Francisco, attacked the man Wednesday night using a "solid steel bar, normally used to lift weights," striking him several times in the head, police said in a statement.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @latimes: Man bludgeoned to death with barbell at Bally Total Fitness gym lat.ms/1tzc8as

Sep 19, 2014

RT @JasonBretWells: Guy bludgeons fellow Bally Total Fitness gym member to death with barbell lat.ms/1wx60PN, via @haileybranson

Sep 19, 2014

RT @JasonBretWells: Guy bludgeons fellow Bally Total Fitness gym member to death with barbell lat.ms/1wx60PN, via @haileybranson

Sep 19, 2014

Guy bludgeons fellow Bally Total Fitness gym member to death with barbell lat.ms/1wx60PN, via @haileybranson

Sep 19, 2014

Man bludgeoned to death with barbell at South S.F. gym. Other gym member, a plumber, arrested. latimes.com/local/lanow/la… via @LANow

Assemblyman crowdsources constituents on 'wiki' page to develop bill

latimes.com — The state Assembly passed a measure Thursday that is less notable for what it would do - tweak the probate code - than for how it was crafted: by the public, in an online "wiki" page.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @melmason: .@JerryBrownGov vetoes @mikegatto's "wiki-bill" on pet trusts. Gov. says current law is adequate. Background on bill: latimes.com/local/la-me-wi…

Sep 19, 2014

RT @melmason: .@JerryBrownGov vetoes @mikegatto's "wiki-bill" on pet trusts. Gov. says current law is adequate. Background on bill: latimes.com/local/la-me-wi…

Sep 19, 2014

.@JerryBrownGov vetoes @mikegatto's "wiki-bill" on pet trusts. Gov. says current law is adequate. Background on bill: latimes.com/local/la-me-wi…

Pennsylvania authorities may have exchanged gunfire with suspect in cop killing

latimes.com — Authorities in Pennsylvania believe they may have tracked down and exchanged gunfire with the man accused of fatally shooting a state trooper in an ambush outside a police barracks a week ago. Eric Matthew Frein, 31, is suspected of using a .308-caliber rifle last week to gun down Cpl.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @latimes: Pennsylvania authorities believe they have exchanged gunfire with the man accused of killing state trooper last week: lat.ms/1p4UV3u

Sep 19, 2014

RT @latimes: Pennsylvania authorities believe they have exchanged gunfire with the man accused of killing state trooper last week: lat.ms/1p4UV3u

Former NBA player Rex Chapman accused of stealing $14,000 from Apple

latimes.com — Former Phoenix Suns player and front office executive Rex Chapman was arrested Friday in Arizona on suspicion of stealing $14,000 worth of merchandise from an Apple store. Chapman, 46, allegedly stole $14,000 worth of products over multiple visits by using the self checkout at a Scottsdale, Ariz., Apple store, without actually paying, said Sgt.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @latimes: Former NBA player Rex Chapman arrested for stealing $14,000 worth of products from Apple store lat.ms/Xy2VCv

Sep 19, 2014

Former NBA player and front office executive Rex Chapman accused of stealing $14,000 from Apple store: lat.ms/ZvBWZU

Driver who hit Gordo the dog during police chase pleads guilty

latimes.com — Justice was swift for Gordo the dog. Two days after a driver in a stolen Chevy Astro hit a Maltese mix during a televised police chase through South Los Angeles, the man pleaded guilty Friday and was sentenced to two years in prison.
Sep 19, 2014

Justice for Gordo: Driver who hit dog during wild police pursuit is charged, pleads guilty. lat.ms/1tBb8CQ pic.twitter.com/dGQ74wDpVb

U.S., Canadian fighter jets intercept Russian aircraft

latimes.com — Eight Russian aircraft and refueling tankers were intercepted by U.S. and Canadian fighter jets off the coast of Alaska this week, officials said. Maj. Beth Smith, a spokeswoman with the North American Aerospace Defense Command, known as NORAD, said the Russian craft were likely involved in "training exercises" when they were noticed on the night of Sept.
Sep 19, 2014

U.S. and Canadian fighter jets intercept Russian aircraft off coast of Alaska. lat.ms/1p4HArP

Hard times for business in the San Fernando Valley

latimes.com — Once saluted as America's suburb, the San Fernando Valley has fallen on difficult times. Nestle USA announced last month that it would close the Chatsworth plant where Hot Pockets frozen sandwiches have been made since 1988, eliminating 360 jobs as it moves production to Kentucky.
Sep 19, 2014

RT @shelbygrad: A pessimistic assessment of the Valley's future. Yesterday's future community today's past? @haileybranson latimes.com/local/la-me-st…

Sep 19, 2014

Oce saluted as America's suburb, the San Fernando Valley has fallen on difficult times :( latimes.com/local/la-me-st…

Sep 19, 2014

RT @LANow: Once saluted as America's suburb, the San Fernando Valley has fallen on difficult times lat.ms/1r7WReA pic.twitter.com/Fw9K8sJ28G

Sep 19, 2014

A pessimistic assessment of the Valley's future. Yesterday's future community today's past? @haileybranson latimes.com/local/la-me-st…

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