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Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub

latimes.com — The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hospital in the north Atlanta suburbs, police said. Bobbi Kristina Brown was found by her husband and friend and given CPR, said Officer Lisa Holland, a spokeswoman for the Roswell Police Department.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @latimes: Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub, taken alive to hospital lat.ms/1DqZixU

Jan 31, 2015

RT @TrevellAnderson: DEVELOPING: Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub latimes.com/la-et-whitney-…

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An embrace that swayed the Mormon Church on gay rights

latimes.com — It started with a kiss. Matthew Aune and Derek Jones were heading home from a Bon Iver concert on a summer night in 2009, strolling through Main Street Plaza just east of the Salt Lake Temple, the holiest site in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @kimmurphy: The astonishing back-channel talk between gays and the Mormon church that led to the landmark policy change lat.ms/1yTODHv

Jan 31, 2015

RT @kimmurphy: The astonishing back-channel talk between gays and the Mormon church that led to the landmark policy change lat.ms/1yTODHv

Jan 31, 2015

The astonishing back-channel talk between gays and the Mormon church that led to the landmark policy change lat.ms/1yTODHv

Jan 31, 2015

RT @JoeBelBruno: Great story by @marialaganga on the back-channel talks between LGBT and Mormon church leaders latimes.com/nation/la-na-m… Big steps since Prop 8

Jan 31, 2015

Great story by @marialaganga on the back-channel talks between LGBT and Mormon church leaders latimes.com/nation/la-na-m… Big steps since Prop 8

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Vidiots will remain open after donation from Megan Ellison, doctor

latimes.com — The curtain hasn't fallen on Vidiots quite yet. The legendary Santa Monica video store is getting a donation from film producer Meghan Ellison along with longtime customer Leonard M. Lipman M.D. that will keep the store open for the foreseeable future, co-owner Cathy Tauber told The Times Friday night.
Jan 31, 2015

Thank goodness - still have my card: Vidiots will remain open after donation from Megan Ellison, doctor lat.ms/1BCsNKI

Jan 31, 2015

RT @latimes: Donations from film producer Megan Ellison and a loyal customer will allow landmark video store Vidiots to stay open: lat.ms/1DgFDQX

Jan 31, 2015

RT @jpanzar: Vidiots co-owner tells me the store has been saved from closing by @meganeellison & a local doctor/long time customer http://t…

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Failed film deal leads to allegations of fraud, money laundering

latimes.com — Jeff Elliott dreamed of telling the story of his son's triumph over a life-threatening brain tumor on the silver screen. And in Christopher Eberts, an independent producer who had made films with Bruce Willis , John Travolta and Nicolas Cage , he believed he had found the person who could make it happen.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @DanielNMiller: Producer Chris Eberts took $615k from a firefighter, said he'd make a film with him. Eberts didn't--and got indicted: latimes.com/entertainment/…

Jan 31, 2015

Producer Chris Eberts took $615k from a firefighter, said he'd make a film with him. Eberts didn't--and got indicted: latimes.com/entertainment/…

Jan 31, 2015

Failed film deal leads to allegations of fraud, money laundering lat.ms/1AaWeId

Jan 31, 2015

Chris Eberts - son-in-law of mogul Ron Tutor & nephew of famed producer Jake Eberts - faces trial over fraud charges: latimes.com/entertainment/…

Jan 31, 2015

RT @latimesent: Failed film deal leads to allegations of fraud, money laundering lat.ms/1HxviGL

Islamic State appears to have carried out new beheading

latimes.com — Islamic State militants have beheaded Japanese journalist Kenji Goto, according to a video posted Saturday on the Internet. The video, the contents of which could not be independently verified, purports to confirm the beheading of Goto, according to the SITE Intelligence Group, which monitors militant Web traffic The 1-minute, 7-second video was distributed on Twitter and was produced by an Islamic State media outlet, SITE said.

An Airstream idyll in Malibu with many happy returns

latimes.com — You know how everyone always writes "I'll be back!" - and there's always an exclamation point - in vacation rental guest books? You've just had a moment that somehow seems transformative. This is the way life is meant to be.
Jan 31, 2015

Malibu. Airstream. Enough said? (Or, how to escape the city without leaving it.) latimes.com/travel/califor… pic.twitter.com/FU1S7UPcvL

Super Bowl: The ads designed for TV junkies

latimes.com — Year in, year out, the Super Bowl draws a huge audience -- bigger than anything else on TV these days. And it's a safe bet that many of those Super Bowl viewers are not the types caught up on the latest "House of Cards" season or seeking out "Borgen" on whatever service it's available in now.

Super Bowl wasn't always the audience magnet it is now

latimes.com — NBC sports executive Dick Ebersol was unhappy about the matchup for Super Bowl XLIII in 2009. The Pittsburgh Steelers were always a desirable draw. But the Arizona Cardinals? The franchise had a long history of futility in the NFL, and some embarrassing losses in the regular season.

Aircraft worker had retirement lined up -- and then the boom came down

latimes.com — Some people take the days as they come, passively accepting the circumstances of their lives. Not Ron Magee. The onetime boxer and Lakers true believer is a hustler, a scrapper, a Grade-A American dreamer willing to take on risk in pursuit of rewards. And he had it all lined up, too.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @shelbygrad: OLD LA ECONOMY VS NEW ECONOMY: At Boeing he made $40 an hour + OT. Now, his best job offer pays $15. latimes.com/local/californ… @LATstevelopez

Jan 31, 2015

OLD LA ECONOMY VS NEW ECONOMY: At Boeing he made $40 an hour + OT. Now, his best job offer pays $15. latimes.com/local/californ… @LATstevelopez

Jan 31, 2015

After lifetime on the aerospace gravy train, a man learns how harsh LA workplace has become MUST-READ @LATstevelopez latimes.com/local/californ…

Sweet and sour, the California magic of Meyer lemons with 12 recipes

latimes.com — Washington has salmon, Maryland has blue crabs, Minnesota has wild rice and California has Meyer lemons. With proper respect to those other states, sorry - but we win. Though we may think of the Meyer as having been discovered by the Chez Panisse crowd, it's been treasured by California foodies since shortly after its arrival at the turn of the 20th century.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @Russ_Parsons1: What to do with that basket of Meyer lemons you couldn't resist buying? We've got some ideas. lat.ms/1yShUae ow.ly/i/8rCTY

Jan 31, 2015

What to do with that basket of Meyer lemons you couldn't resist buying? We've got some ideas. lat.ms/1yShUae ow.ly/i/8rCTY

Jan 31, 2015

RT @monicaprelle: Truth. “@Russ_Parsons1: Why is California better than anyplace else? We have Meyer lemons! lat.ms/1yShUae ow.ly/i/8rCSa

Jan 31, 2015

Why is California better than anyplace else? We have Meyer lemons! lat.ms/1yShUae ow.ly/i/8rCSa

Here is what every Super Bowl ticket looks like

latimes.com — Historically, Super Bowl tickets have evolved into lavish works of art with Super Bowl XLIX being no exception. A look at the past 49 years of Super Bowl tickets:
Jan 30, 2015

RT @latimes: What every Super Bowl ticket looked like, 1967-2014, via @latimesgraphics: lat.ms/1Ckvq9s In recent years: pic.twitter.com/EJ8pvGx5g3

Jan 30, 2015

RT @latimes: What every Super Bowl ticket looked like, 1967-2014, via @latimesgraphics: lat.ms/1Ckvq9s In recent years: pic.twitter.com/EJ8pvGx5g3

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At NoHo Senior Arts Colony, it's never too late to be creative

latimes.com — Jean Ritchie is chasing stardom. The blond, blue-eyed actress fills her days with auditions and acting classes. She's got new head shots, a new acting reel and dreams of seeing herself on television. It's an act that came later for Ritchie than for most. The starlet is 69.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @spencerbakalar: @FancyBethany & I spent some time w/ Angela, learning about the beauty of art and life. If you have time take a peek! h…

Jan 31, 2015

RT @shelbygrad: In trendy North Hollywood, even senior center has an arts aesthetic. Nice look at growing old today by @haileybranson latimes.com/local/californ…

Jan 31, 2015

RT @shelbygrad: In trendy North Hollywood, even senior center has an arts aesthetic. Nice look at growing old today by @haileybranson latimes.com/local/californ…

Jan 31, 2015

In trendy North Hollywood, even senior center has an arts aesthetic. Nice look at growing old today by @haileybranson latimes.com/local/californ…

Mitt Romney's exit opens up Republican presidential primary race

latimes.com — Mitt Romney's exit from the 2016 presidential campaign pushes the GOP race back where it was three weeks ago, before his brief flirtation: a wide-open contest among the establishment, religiously oriented, and libertarian wings of the Republican Party. The immediate beneficiaries were former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and New Jersey Gov.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @markzbarabak: With Romney out, new oxygen in familiar fight: Establishment vs Christian Right vs Tea Party wings of GOP: latimes.com/nation/politic…

Jan 31, 2015

RT @markzbarabak: With Romney out, new oxygen in familiar fight: Establishment vs Christian Right vs Tea Party wings of GOP: latimes.com/nation/politic…

Jan 31, 2015

RT @markzbarabak: With Romney out, new oxygen in familiar fight: Establishment vs Christian Right vs Tea Party wings of GOP: latimes.com/nation/politic…

Jan 31, 2015

With Romney out, new oxygen in familiar fight: Establishment vs Christian Right vs Tea Party wings of GOP: latimes.com/nation/politic…

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Dodgers' Yasiel Puig seeing (Cardinals) red as he prepares for season

latimes.com — As Yasiel Puig shared a story about a friend's 10-year-old son, he started to laugh. The boy is a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals. He likes to wear red clothes. The color of his bedroom is red. Puig playfully threw up his hands and rolled his eyes. "Can you imagine?"
Jan 31, 2015

"Uribe is fatty." MT @dylanohernandez: Yasiel Puig on the Cardinals, Giants...and his goals for the upcoming season: lat.ms/18DqFvf

Jan 31, 2015

"Uribe is fatty," Yasiel Puig said. "He weighs like 400 pounds." latimes.com/sports/dodgers… via @dylanohernandez

Jan 31, 2015

Some colorful quotes from Yasiel Puig on the Cardinals, Giants, his weight and his goals for the upcoming season: lat.ms/18DqFvf

Jan 31, 2015

Welcome to the club “@Buster_ESPN: Yasiel Puig knows he's a little heavy right now latimes.com/sports/dodgers…

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Lifestyle - Los Angeles Times

Jan 31, 2015

RT @LA2050: We love how the @LATimes is imagining the Future of Food, Health, and Housing latimes.com/style/ cc: @MMacVean #LA2050

Suge Knight suspected of running over two men with his truck in Compton

latimes.com — Notorious former rap music mogul Suge Knight is suspected of running two men over with his truck after an argument on a film set in Compton, authorities said. The confrontation began about 3 p.m. Thursday when Knight and two unidentified men began arguing on the set of "Straight Outta Compton," a biopic about the group N.W.A., said Capt.
Jan 30, 2015

Suge Knight accused of murder; lawyer says he was fleeing for his life, expects Suge to be cleared of any wrongdoing: lat.ms/1ySh3pX

Jan 30, 2015

RT @LANow: #SugeKnight was fleeing, in fear for his life when he ran over two men, killing one, lawyer says lat.ms/1tFayXg

Jan 30, 2015

RT @latimes: L.A. County Sheriff's Department investigating a fatal hit-and-run involving rap mogul Suge Knight, sources confirm: lat.ms/1DdvpAD

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Essential tracks: John Carpenter's 'Lost Themes' gives off eerie, futuristic sounds

latimes.com — John Carpenter, "Lost Themes" (Sacred Bones). Horror movie master John Carpenter is best known for his classic screamers including "Halloween," "Escape From New York" and "They Live," but many may not realize that the director also scores his own movies, filling them with eerie strings and throbbing synthesizers.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @latimesent: Essential tracks: John Carpenter's 'Lost Themes' gives off eerie, futuristic sounds lat.ms/1HzDlmw

Most important thing on TV this year could be this Super Bowl PSA

latimes.com — A few years ago, my husband wanted to call directory assistance, but accidentally dialed 911. "Oh, sorry," he said when the dispatcher answered, and he hung up. Five minutes later, a police officer arrived at our door. Richard explained what had happened and the officer nodded and asked to come in.
Jan 31, 2015

RT @latimesent: Most important thing on TV this year could be this Super Bowl PSA lat.ms/1HzwyJi

Downtown L.A. mosque imagines empowered role for Muslim women

latimes.com — The women sit on their knees, watching intently as a slightly sheepish sister in a pink head scarf crosses the beige floor and approaches the dais. After a moment, her jitters are gone and, in a booming voice, she recites the Islamic call to prayer.
Jan 31, 2015

The Women's Mosque of America, founded by @MHasnaM, held its first Friday prayer yesterday: lat.ms/1vlE8Ci #WomensMosque #Islam

Jan 31, 2015

Downtown L.A. mosque imagines empowered role for Muslim women lat.ms/18COXp1

Jan 30, 2015

It's a mosque for Muslim women only. Downtown L.A. mosque imagines empowered role for women latimes.com/local/californ… pic.twitter.com/LfW9IDuyKc