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Police respond to report of possible gunman at L.A. Times Building

latimes.com — Police were called to Los Angeles Times late Friday evening after someone made the report of a gunman in the building. Multiple officers responded, and areas of the building were locked down. One woman reported that a co-worker had shown her a bag of bullets and said he was depressed.
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RT @LANow: Police respond to report of possible gunman at L.A. Times Building lat.ms/1jSmnB8
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Man in custody in connection with shooting threat at L.A. Times

latimes.com — A view of the Los Angeles Times building this year from the City Hall observation deck. (Ricardo DeAratanha, Los Angeles Times / ) Police have a man in custody in connection with a threat to start shooting at the Los Angeles Times Building.
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RT @NardineSaad: Man in custody in connection with shooting threat at @LATimes building latimes.com/local/lanow/la…
Man in custody in connection with shooting threat at @LATimes building latimes.com/local/lanow/la…
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USC shooter breaks down in tears after getting 40 years to life

latimes.com — Brandon Spencer is consoled by his attorney and surrounded by sheriff's deputies Friday as he breaks down in a Los Angeles courtroom during his sentencing hearing. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times / ) A man convicted of attempted murder for opening fire on a rival gang member on the USC campus, injuring four, sobbed uncontrollably in court Friday after he was sentenced to 40 years to life in prison.
RT @hbecerraLATimes: Some gangsters laugh when sentenced; this 1 didn't RT USC shooter breaks down in tears after getting 40 years to life …
RT @LANow: USC shooter breaks down in tears after getting 40 years to life lat.ms/1hUCsb2 pic.twitter.com/iBCyC5GmGw
This is what happens when you're stupid! lat.ms/1jRCO0x He begs for leniency but it's too late. fb.me/10RKbmrN4
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Redesigned Camry, Sonata debut as competition heats up

latimes.com — The battle for buyers of family sedans - already the most competitive U.S. auto segment - will heat up this fall when Toyota and Hyundai launch dramatically restyled versions of their respective offerings, the Camry and the Sonata.
The already-hot midsize sedan world got a lot hotter in NY with all-new Hyundai Sonata and redesigned Camry: lat.ms/1gJ0obW
Midsize sedan competition heats up as redesigned Camry, Sonata debut. latimes.com/business/autos… @latimesjerry

California's economic stability leaves Gov. Brown a new challenge

latimes.com — SACRAMENTO - Soon after Jerry Brown was elected governor in 2010, he invited the state's top budget official, Ana Matosantos, to lunch at his office. He had just two months to prepare his first plan for tackling California's $26-billion deficit. He asked his assistant to fetch the budget director a sandwich.
California's economic stability leaves Gov. Brown a new challenge latimes.com/local/la-me-br…
California's economic stability leaves Gov. Brown a new challenge: rainy day fund. latimes.com/local/la-me-br… @chrismegerian

160 miles of gridlock: Traffic fuels concern for Brazil's World Cup

latimes.com — RIO DE JANEIRO - Highways and bus transit ground to a halt in parts of Brazil early Friday, and flights were delayed as Brazilians launched on their long Easter holiday weekend. Brazil's transportation system has been the subject of heated debate recently.
RT @latimes: Sao Paulo, Brazil, sets a new traffic record with more than 160 miles of gridlock lat.ms/1haUgbS
RT @s_oldham: And you thought we had it bad... RT @latimes Sao Paulo, Brazil, sets new traffic record with 160 miles of gridlock http://t.c…
And you thought we had it bad... RT @latimes Sao Paulo, Brazil, sets new traffic record with 160 miles of gridlock lat.ms/1haUgbS
RT @latimesworld: 160 miles of gridlock: Traffic fuels concern for Brazil's World Cup lat.ms/1jS0GkI
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What Putin wants, and how he plans to get it

latimes.com — It was tempting to look at last week's diplomatic agreement to pull Ukraine back from the brink of war and see the beginning of a grand compromise between Russia and the West. Tempting, but mistaken. Vladimir Putin is still winning most of what he wants in Ukraine, and he's winning it more cheaply and more elegantly than he would by launching a full-scale military invasion.

FBI says alleged 'family annihilator' may be in Southern California

latimes.com — Authorities say the killing on March 1, 1976, began after William Bradford Bishop Jr. learned he'd been passed over for a promotion at the State Department earlier in the day. Bishop had been receiving psychiatric care for depression and suffered from insomnia when, the FBI alleges, he took a hammer to his wife, mother and kids at their home in Bethesda, Md.
Yikes! FBI says alleged 'family annihilator' may be in Southern California. latimes.com/local/la-me-fb… @josephserna
FBI says alleged 'family annihilator' may be in Southern California latimes.com/local/la-me-fb…

Mexico earthquake: Video captures early-warning alert before shaking

latimes.com — Mexico City had 71 seconds of warning before shaking from a 7.2 earthquake about 200 miles away rumbled into the capital, thanks to central Mexico's 21-year-old early quake warning system, officials said Friday. It's a system that California still lacks.
Wow. Via @latimes, the Mexican news anchor who *seriously* kept his act together as yesterday's quake hit latimes.com/local/lanow/la…
Mexico earthquake: Video captures early-warning alert before shaking zite.to/1mgHfW1
RT @latimes: Mexico City had 71 seconds of warning before shaking from a 7.2 earthquake today, thanks to a warning system http://t.co/7cmsI…
Mexico earthquake: Video captures early-warning alert before shaking. California doesn't have one. latimes.com/local/lanow/la…
RT @Richie_Duchon: Mexico City had a minute alert before for 7.2 quake. Calif. lacks similar early warning @ronlin @hbecerraLATimes http://…
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California students feel UC admission squeeze

latimes.com — California high school seniors faced a tougher time winning a freshman spot at most of the UC campuses for the fall, with their chances at UCLA and UC Berkeley now fewer than one in five, according to a report released Friday.
RT @PMoneyLA: Especially at UCLA and Berkeley. California students feel UC admission squeeze. latimes.com/nation/la-me-u… @larrygordonLAT @carla…
Especially at UCLA and Berkeley. California students feel UC admission squeeze. latimes.com/nation/la-me-u… @larrygordonLAT @carlariveralat
Your taxpayer dollars NOT at work: California students feel UC admission squeeze lat.ms/QmIGow

L.A. should be more selective with hotel tax breaks, some say

latimes.com — Nearly a decade ago, lawmakers in Los Angeles took an aggressive step to boost the city's languishing Convention Center, granting tens of millions of dollars in tax breaks to spark construction of a 54-story hotel nearby. The strategy worked, bringing 1,000 new rooms to the sleepy neighborhood.
RT @raykwong: What? Shanghai-based developer looks to city of Los Angeles for $92 million for its downtown hotel project. http://t.co/yVdUr…
L.A. should be more selective with tax breaks for downtown hotels, some say. latimes.com/local/la-me-do… @davidzahniser #dtla
Should Philly go the way of L.A.? City should be more selective with hotel tax breaks, some say latimes.com/local/la-me-do…
Xlnt report by LAT's @davidzahniser questioning city subsidies for #DTLA hotel development…latimes.com/local/la-me-do…

Aide to Councilman Parks held in connection with armed robbery

latimes.com — An employee inthe office of Los Angeles City Councilman Bernard C. Parks has been arrested in connection with an armed robbery in San Bernardino County, according to a media report.

Nabisco will release new fruit punch Oreos

latimes.com — If you're an Oreo purist, you may want to look away. Nabisco, the company that makes Oreo cookie sandwiches, has made a new limited edition fruit punch flavor. The fruit punch Oreos are made with Golden Oreo cookies and pink fruit-punch flavored filling. The Huffington Post reports the cookies will be available at Walmart stores April 28.

Reader photo: A boxer's 'Rocky moment'

latimes.com — Hugo Ramirez took this photo of Otto's "Rocky moment" at a Pasadena high school in February with a Sony A57. "Otto is a boxer so it just felt natural to put a hoodie on him," he said. "Obviously, this photo was not spontaneous however, it wasn't easy to take until some background noise caught his attention."

Feisty Beverly Hills newspaper sold to philanthropist

latimes.com — The Beverly Hills Courier has been sold to Paula Kent Meehan, a former hair-care products executive turned philanthropist. Terms of the deal for the fiesty weekly tabloid were not disclosed. Clifton Smith, the current publisher, announced the long-rumored sale in a front-page story and a note to readers on Friday.
RT @LANow: Feisty newspaper the Beverly Hills Courier is sold to hair-care products executive turned philanthropist: bit.ly/1lfJrNZ
RT @StephenMarble: And no, it's not Aaron Kushner ... Feisty Beverly Hills newspaper sold to philanthropist latimes.com/local/lanow/la… @marthaG…
And no, it's not Aaron Kushner ... Feisty Beverly Hills newspaper sold to philanthropist latimes.com/local/lanow/la… @marthaGroves
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