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Garcetti calls for boosting minimum wage to $13.25 after three years

latimes.com — Leading a Labor Day rally at a park in South Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed on Monday creating a minimum wage in Los Angeles that would would reach $13. 25 after three years. Garcetti was backed by billionaire businessman Eli Broad, County Federation of Labor chief Maria Elena Durazo and seven members of the City Council, who will have to approve the increase.
Sep 01, 2014

The Fed, the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan all want more inflation. LA Mayor Garcetti seeks to oblige. latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Sep 01, 2014

Minimum wage workers in California make about $18,720 a year. If this proposal passes, they'd make ~$27,560 in L.A. latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Sep 01, 2014

L.A. Mayor @ericgarcetti uses Labor Day to propose a $13.25 minimum wage—a 47% increase over California's $9/hr rate. latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Sep 01, 2014

RT @greenhousenyt: L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti seizes on Labor Day to call for creating $13.25 minimum wage in Los Angeles. latimes.com/local/lanow/la… @LATimesrainey

Sep 01, 2014

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti seizes on Labor Day to call for creating $13.25 minimum wage in Los Angeles. latimes.com/local/lanow/la… @LATimesrainey

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Jimi Jamison, former lead singer of 'Survivor,' dead at 63

latimes.com — Jimi Jamison, the former lead singer for the rock bands Cobra and Survivor, died Sunday, his booking agent Sally Irwin confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. Jamison died of a heart attack at his home in Memphis, Tenn., Irwin said. He was 63.
Sep 01, 2014

Deep in our soul, a quiet ember @TheSlyStallone RT @latimes: Jimi Jamison, fmr lead singer of 'Survivor,' dead at 63: lat.ms/1r8mqgM

Sep 01, 2014

Jimi Jamison, former lead singer of 'Survivor,' dead at 63: lat.ms/1r8mqgM

Ferguson fundraiser mystery solved -- or is it?

latimes.com — Two online fundraising pages that raised more than $400,000 for the police officer who killed an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Mo., were shut down this weekend so tax lawyers could decide how best to handle the money, an official told the Los Angeles Times.
Sep 02, 2014

...and I say "allegedly" because the anonymous administrator of that Darren Wilson fundraising page *denies it*: latimes.com/nation/la-na-f…

Sep 02, 2014

The creator of one Darren Wilson fundraiser page, which has raised $200,000+, is (allegedly) a random teenage girl: latimes.com/nation/la-na-f…

Sep 02, 2014

RT @mattdpearce: OK, here's the backstory on the Darren Wilson fundraisers. It gets... a little weird. latimes.com/nation/la-na-f…

Sep 02, 2014

OK, here's the backstory on the Darren Wilson fundraisers. It gets... a little weird. latimes.com/nation/la-na-f…

FBI joins hunt for hacker who leaked nude photos of actresses

latimes.com — The FBI confirmed on Monday that it has joined a hunt for the hacker or hackers who leaked hundreds of revealing images online of Hollywood actresses in what appears to be a breach of celebrity iCloud accounts.
Sep 01, 2014

FBI joins hunt for hacker who leaked nude photos of actresses latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Sep 01, 2014

RT @latimes: The FBI is helping to track down the hacker or hackers who leaked nude photos of Hollywood actresses online lat.ms/1nQoogR

Sep 01, 2014

RT @latimes: The FBI is helping to track down the hacker or hackers who leaked nude photos of Hollywood actresses online lat.ms/1nQoogR

Beheading of Convicted Drug Dealers Discussed by Bennett

articles.latimes.com — WASHINGTON - William J. Bennett, federal drug policy coordinator, said Thursday night he had no moral qualms about beheading convicted drug dealers. "Morally, I don't have any problem with that at all," Bennett said when asked on the CNN program "Larry King Live" call-in television show, whether he would support Saudi Arabian-style beheadings to deter drug dealers.
Sep 01, 2014

RT @ggreenwald: Here's Bill Bennett, 1989, defending (w/caveats) the idea of beheading drug dealers articles.latimes.com/1989-06-16/new… (via @curiouser_georg)

Sep 01, 2014

RT @ggreenwald: Here's Bill Bennett, 1989, defending (w/caveats) the idea of beheading drug dealers articles.latimes.com/1989-06-16/new… (via @curiouser_georg)

Sep 01, 2014

Here's Bill Bennett, 1989, defending (w/caveats) the idea of beheading drug dealers articles.latimes.com/1989-06-16/new… (via @curiouser_georg)

In Iraq, residents of Amerli celebrate end of militant siege

latimes.com — For 82 days and nights, Muammar Kamal stood watch from the roof of his home with a foam mattress, a pair of binoculars and his Kalashnikov rifle. Several hundred yards away across a sun-baked field, the young lawyer could see a black flag fluttering from a dirt barrier where Islamic State forces were dug in.

UCLA's Ishmael Adams has a chip that gives him an edge

latimes.com — UCLA linebacker Eric Kendricks shook his head when the subject turned to Ishmael Adams. "He's always dancing," Kendricks said. "Any time there is music playing, he's dancing. It doesn't matter if he's the only one." Receiver Jordan Payton smirked when asked about Adams, a junior cornerback.

Los Angeles is largest manufacturing center in U.S., government says

latimes.com — The largest manufacturing workforce in the country is based in the Los Angeles, Long Beach and Santa Ana metropolitan area, according to government figures. As of July, the region had 510,900 manufacturing workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Sep 01, 2014

Happy Labor Day! Name the #1 US metro area for manufacturing jobs. Did you say LA? buff.ly/1q3UeLZ via @tiffhsulatimes

Sep 01, 2014

RT @tonybarboza: The Los Angeles region has the largest manufacturing workforce in the U.S., govt. figures show lat.ms/1pAQQcl via @tiffhsulatimes

Sep 01, 2014

The Los Angeles region has the largest manufacturing workforce in the U.S., govt. figures show lat.ms/1pAQQcl via @tiffhsulatimes

Sep 01, 2014

#LosAngeles is home to the nation's largest #manufacturing center, but where are all the skilled workers? lat.ms/1qUTDIG

Russian space geckos made famous by HBO's John Oliver have died

latimes.com — A group of geckos shot into space by Russia to monitor their mating habits in zero gravity have died. The geckos, made famous largely by a segment during " Last Week Tonight With John Oliver," were found dead inside a capsule when the Foton-M satellite carrying them landed Monday, the Information Telegraph Agency of Russia reported.
Sep 01, 2014

Err made famous by being sent into space RT @latimes Russian space geckos made famous by HBO's John Oliver have died: lat.ms/1nQo5Td

Naked man arrested in graffiti incident at San Diego State

latimes.com — A 53-year-old man was taken to a mental health facility after being found running naked, eating toothpaste and scribbling graffiti inside a classroom building at San Diego State University, campus police said. The man had called 9-1-1- to report his activities, police said.

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Sep 02, 2014

Our amazing @kurtstreeter solves the mystery of long-ago court fight. This makes me glad I'm an LAT subscriber. touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/ar…

Woman standing on I-5 shoulder killed by small SUV

latimes.com — Authorities on Monday identified a woman who was killed Sunday while standing behind a pickup truck and trailer along Interstate 5 near Castaic. Cynthia Ray, 36, of Bakersfield died shortly before 2 p.m., when the driver of a small SUV hit her as she stood on the shoulder of the freeway's northbound lanes, just north of Lake Hughes Road.

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Sep 02, 2014

It's too late for my kids, but @CarlaRiveralat nominates CSUN Prof. Lynn Gordon as a teacher-of-the-year. touch.latimes.com/#section/-1/ar…

Deputies investigating face-slashing of passenger who jumped from car

latimes.com — Sheriff's deputies were investigating the circumstances surrounding a woman passenger who leaped from a car in East Los Angeles on Monday after her face was slashed. The incident occurred shortly before 2 p.m. in the 3200 block of East Cesar Chavez Avenue.
Sep 02, 2014

Deputies investigating face-slashing of passenger who jumped from car latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

USC in the NFL: making the cut

latimes.com — Tight end Xavier Grimble, defensive lineman George Uko and safety Dion Bailey were among USC juniors who opted to forgo their final seasons at USC to make themselves available for the NFL draft. At this point, it looks as if their gamble did not pay off.
Sep 02, 2014

RT @LindseyThiry: Where would #USC go this season if George Uko, Xavier Grimble, and Dion Bailey decided to stay? latimes.com/sports/usc/usc…

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