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State considers changes to Hollywood earthquake fault map

latimes.com — The head of the California Geological Survey said he is willing to consider changing a preliminary map of the Hollywood earthquake fault, but needs hard data not yet provided by developers who dispute the state's first draft. Earlier this month, a consultant for developers of the Millennium Hollywood skyscrapers and other nearby projects concluded there are no active earthquake faults underneath their properties.

Keeping cool with cucumbers, with a dozen recipes that show you how

latimes.com — It wasn't so long ago that the cucumbers most people were most familiar with came in a jar - they were pickles. Today, thanks to a wide variety of different types becoming available, there's a fresh appreciation for the real thing. There are cucumbers that nearly a foot long and there are cucumbers that are the size of kumquats.
Aug 23, 2014

Are you cool with cucumbers? Here's how to choose the best. ow.ly/ADhEU

Deep breath, 'Doctor Who' fans, Peter Capaldi up for adventure

latimes.com — When Steven Moffat titles an episode "Deep Breath," he isn't kidding. For a program known for its harum-scarum pace and keep-up-or-shut-up iconography, the Season 8 Saturday premiere of BBC America's "Doctor Who" opens slowly - even with the T. rex - and radiates a newly modern self-consciousness, albeit dressed in Victorian garb.
Aug 23, 2014

RT @latimesent: Deep breath, 'Doctor Who' fans, Peter Capaldi up for adventure lat.ms/1ppyTMB

Suspect killed, officer critically wounded in San Bernardino shooting

latimes.com — A predawn stop erupted into a lengthy shootout on a residential street in San Bernardino early Friday, leaving a veteran officer seriously wounded and a heavily armed suspect shot dead by the officer's partner, a rookie trainee two months out of the police academy, authorities said.
Aug 23, 2014

POLICE OUTGUNNED: "38yo Alex Alvarado, then opened fire w/ a sawed-off AK-47-type rifle, hitting Officer Garcia" latimes.com/local/crime/la…

Aug 23, 2014

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