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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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Suge Knight possibly involved in fatal hit-and-run in Compton

latimes.com — The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is investigating a fatal hit-and-run in Compton late Thursday afternoon. The incident occurred at Central and East Rosecrans avenues, authorities said. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @__ChrisLee: Suge Knight suspected of running over 2 men in his truck, killing 1 while ON THE SET OF THE NWA BIOPIC latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Jan 30, 2015

Remember Suge Knight? Co-founded Death Row Records with Dr Dre, was in the car when Tupac Shakur died? Well... latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Jan 30, 2015

RT @latimes: Suge Knight is suspected of following 2 men after an argument, then running them over with his truck, authorities say lat.ms/1DdvpAD

Jan 30, 2015

RT @__ChrisLee: Suge Knight suspected of running over 2 men in his truck, killing 1 while ON THE SET OF THE NWA BIOPIC latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @latimes: Fatal hit-and-run involving Suge Knight is being investigated as a homicide, not a traffic incident, authorities say: lat.ms/1DdvpAD

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Possible Ebola patient in Sacramento tests negative

latimes.com — A patient admitted to UC Davis Medical Center with possible Ebola symptoms has tested negative for the deadly virus, public health officials said Friday. The adult patient, whose name and gender were not released, was transported by specialized ambulance from Mercy General Hospital in Sacramento to the medical center Thursday morning with symptoms consistent with Ebola, officials said.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @LANow: UC Davis patient who had symptoms consistent with #Ebola tests negative for virus, officials say lat.ms/1KeNbpP

Jan 30, 2015

RT @LANow: UPDATE: A second possible #Ebola patient being tested at Sacramento-area #Kaiser hospital lat.ms/1KeNbpP

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Sundance 2015: White supremacist guest leads to heated 'Welcome to Leith' Q&A

latimes.com — It was a dramatic and confrontational scene at the post-screening Q&A for the documentary ¿Welcome To Leith¿ on Thursday night, as many in the audience turned against the filmmakers and festival staff over the appearance via teleconferencing of one of the film¿s subjects, white supremacist Craig Cobb.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @ZeitchikLAT: Chaos broke out when a white supremacist was beamed into a Sundance screening. @IndieFocus was there & has the skinny http…

Jan 30, 2015

Chaos broke out when a white supremacist was beamed into a Sundance screening. @IndieFocus was there & has the skinny latimes.com/entertainment/…

Jan 30, 2015

Whoa: "Welcome to Leith" filmmakers Skyped in white supremacist subj. to screening in a Temple. @indiefocus w/ more: latimes.com/entertainment/…

Jan 30, 2015

RT @ThatRebecca: .@IndieFocus was at the weirdest #Sundance Q&A ever, and that's really saying something. lat.ms/1zGBLM2

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Mitt Romney announces he will not run for president in 2016

latimes.com — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney announced today that he will not run for president in 2016, cutting short a third run for the White House two weeks after he publicly announced his interest. Romney won the Republican nomination in 2012, after an unsuccessful run in 2008, but lost to President Obama.
Jan 30, 2015

Mitt Romney bows out of 2016 race, says it's time for new leaders lat.ms/1BDUeWV

Jan 30, 2015

RT @latimesnational: Mitt Romney bows out of 2016 race, says it's time for new leaders lat.ms/1BE2I0a

Jan 30, 2015

RT @latimespolitics: Mitt Romney bows out of 2016 race, says it's time for new leaders lat.ms/1BE0ON7

Jan 30, 2015

RT @latimes: Mitt Romney just announced he won’t run for president in 2016. More: lat.ms/1vfkOqn

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Dodger Stadium parking: $10 in 2013, $15 in 2014, $20 in 2015

latimes.com — On Thursday, in a news release announcing the start of single-game ticket sales, the Dodgers tucked this sentence into the last paragraph: "Parking at the gate day of game is $20." That price was $15 last year, and $10 the year before that.

Changing neighborhood engulfs their Old Hollywood home

latimes.com — For nearly 40 years, Sam Fuller has made his home in the Villa Carlotta, a 1920s Hollywood apartment building whose Juliet balconies and wrought-iron grilles conjure the romance of old Italy and Spain. Louella Parsons got married in the lobby. Adolphe Menjou once roamed the halls. Marion Davies, George Cukor, David O.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @louiseroug: I feel lucky to have lived at the Villa Carlotta and to have met Sam & the rooftop astronomer lat.ms/1vg5nyb http:/…

Jan 30, 2015

RT @louiseroug: I feel lucky to have lived at the Villa Carlotta and to have met Sam & the rooftop astronomer lat.ms/1vg5nyb http:/…

Jan 30, 2015

I feel lucky to have lived at the Villa Carlotta and to have met Sam & the rooftop astronomer lat.ms/1vg5nyb pic.twitter.com/uPXwUesSOL

Jan 30, 2015

I hope you'll read my story, on today's front page, about the Villa Carlotta & a changing Hollywood. lat.ms/1A7ExJL

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Sundance 2015: After tragedy, Tig Notaro finds love in new documentary

latimes.com — You probably think you know all of the bad stuff Tig Notaro has been through. After all, she laid it all bare in her now-famous, Louis C.K-heralded set at Largo in 2012.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @latimesent: Sundance 2015: After tragedy, Tig Notaro finds love in new documentary lat.ms/1HsLSaF

Jan 30, 2015

RT @AmyKinLA: Watching Tig Notaro & @StephAllynne together makes you feel tingly & kind of jealous. I heard abt their love story: http://t.…

Jan 30, 2015

Watching Tig Notaro & @StephAllynne together makes you feel tingly & kind of jealous. I heard abt their love story: latimes.com/entertainment/…

'Suge' Knight 'unaware' he had run over and killed a friend, lawyer says

latimes.com — The man that Marion "Suge" Knight ran over and killed in Compton was a friend who had been trying to break up a fight between the former rap mogul and others, Knight's attorney said Friday.
Jan 30, 2015

'Suge' Knight was unaware he had run over and killed a friend, lawyer says lat.ms/1CHWxK9 via: @latimes

Jan 30, 2015

RT @latimes: 'Suge' Knight was unaware he had run over and killed a friend, lawyer says lat.ms/1CHWxK9

Jan 30, 2015

RT @latimes: 'Suge' Knight was unaware he had run over and killed a friend, lawyer says lat.ms/1CHWxK9

With 'Holy Cow,' David Duchovny is finally, officially a novelist

latimes.com — For his first book, David Duchovny is not telling behind-the-scenes stories of "The X-Files" or opening up about the sex scenes in "Californication": He's written a caper about a cow that goes on the lam. "Holy Cow" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 224 pp., $24) is a fable for adults, full of puns and silly jokes.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @Joypress: Of animals & Peter Singer, PHDs and EGOTs: @paperhaus chats with @DavidDuchovny about new novel HOLY COW http://t.co/XwV1BpuT…

Jan 30, 2015

Of animals & Peter Singer, PHDs and EGOTs: @paperhaus chats with @DavidDuchovny about new novel HOLY COW lat.ms/1CI3M4P

The dehumanizing of Iraqis is the main 'American Sniper' issue

latimes.com — The three-car caravan was headed to a funeral, everyone dressed in their Friday best. It was warm outside, as Baghdad often is in the fall, causing their crisp shirts to wilt and sweaters to itch. The men argued over who they'd pick for their soccer dream team, the kids played games on their dads' smartphones.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @robinabcarian: Wow, just wow. @LorraineAli on how her Iraqi family' suffering is discounted by the chauvinism of American Sniper latimes.com/entertainment/…

Jan 30, 2015

The problem with #AmericanSniper, per @lorraineali: Iraqis portrayed as "grizzled monsters." latimes.com/entertainment/…

Jan 30, 2015

RT @robinabcarian: Wow, just wow. @LorraineAli on how her Iraqi family' suffering is discounted by the chauvinism of American Sniper latimes.com/entertainment/…

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In India, a marathoner finishes with a new outlook on Mumbai

latimes.com — Popular Bollywood beats blared from my iPod, drowning out the pounding of my heart. As I walked to the start line of the marathon, I was already drenched with sweat. But Mumbai's humidity wasn't to blame. Instead, I realized this was the farthest I'd walked in this city of 13 million without hailing a taxi.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @trishna05: My 1st international race in @latimestravel: A marathoner finishes w/ a new outlook on Mumbai: lat.ms/1A7MuOW pic.twitter.com/DuoMpAxZFu

Jan 30, 2015

RT @CatHamm: In India, a marathoner finishes with a new outlook on Mumbai by @TrishnaPatel5: lat.ms/1EUtMJF Nice read! pic.twitter.com/TzeUelAVjV

Jan 30, 2015

In India, a marathoner finishes with a new outlook on Mumbai by @TrishnaPatel5: lat.ms/1EUtMJF Nice read! pic.twitter.com/TzeUelAVjV

California wild salmon harvest continues to dwindle with drought

latimes.com — It’s still a little too early to tell for sure, but the news on the California wild salmon front is not good. A combination of low water levels in streams because of the drought and high summer temperatures resulted in a massive die-off of young salmon in Northern California.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @mbscooks: Almonds hogging the water RT @AliceShort3: Like wild salmon? Better read @russ_parsons1 on its future in Cali flip.it/LPxNu

Jan 30, 2015

Salmon release begins this week. It's not looking good for river to plate. #CAdrought @Russ_Parsons1 latimes.com/food/dailydish…

Justin Bieber and Kanye West: How their charm offensives differ

latimes.com — Last summer, inundated with what felt like knee-jerk mea culpas from Jack White, One Direction and Pharrell Williams (among many others), I called for a moratorium on celebrity apologies, which seemed to have reached a critical mass of meaninglessness. Justin Bieber clearly didn't hear me.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @latimesent: Justin Bieber and Kanye West: How their charm offensives differ lat.ms/1BEAsL0

Jan 30, 2015

RT @latimesent: Justin Bieber and Kanye West: How their charm offensives differ lat.ms/1BEAsL0

Scientists see shrinking California snowpack as a harbinger

latimes.com — State workers performed a California winter ritual Thursday, poking hollow aluminum tubes into Sierra Nevada meadows to measure the snowpack. In what scientists see as a harbinger, they didn't find much. "We will conceivably see more years like this in the future," said geologist Jeffrey Mount, a senior fellow at the Public Policy Institute of California.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @garanceburke: The West will get its water from rain, not snow, as temperatures keep rising. @boxall reports that means big changes: latimes.com/science/la-me-…

Jan 30, 2015

The West will get its water from rain, not snow, as temperatures keep rising. @boxall reports that means big changes: latimes.com/science/la-me-…

Jan 30, 2015

Global warming means the west will be getting its water from rain, not snow. That changes everything, reports @boxall latimes.com/science/la-me-…

Jan 30, 2015

MT @DianaMarcum California snowpack is 1/4 of normal . @boxall on what that could foretell: latimes.com/science/la-me-…

Jan 30, 2015

Our snowpack is 1/4 of normal . @boxall on what that could foretell: latimes.com/science/la-me-…

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Suge Knight: Timeline of shootings, fights

latimes.com — Marion "Suge" Knight's life as a rap impresario was also closely aligned with legal problems. His first appearance in the pages of the Los Angeles Times came in 1993, when he was accused of using a gun to attack two aspiring rappers.

Montage Laguna Beach sells for $360 million; deal shatters state records

latimes.com — One of Southern California's most luxurious resorts, the Montage Laguna Beach, has been bought for $360 million by a Chicago real estate investment trust in one of the priciest hotel deals in years. At a cost of $1.4 million per room, the deal "shattered the price barrier for California hotels by a wide margin," hotel consultant Alan Reay said.
Jan 30, 2015

RT @latimesreaders: An @latimes reader asked what had been where the Montage Laguna Beach is. Check out the answer lat.ms/1BAxh4q pic.twitter.com/0OAJWu9bwZ

Jan 30, 2015

RT @latimesreaders: An @latimes reader asked what had been where the Montage Laguna Beach is. Check out the answer lat.ms/1BAxh4q pic.twitter.com/0OAJWu9bwZ

Jan 30, 2015

Yes, the Montage resort in Laguna is now the record holder for sales price per room: $1.4 million lat.ms/1LrB4t2

An art gallery in Los Angeles modeled on the Unabomber cabin

latimes.com — Los Angeles is a region with plenty of unusual exhibition spaces. Pasadena's Side Street Projects operates out of a mobile trailer. The Finley displays art in a Los Feliz foyer visible from the street. A professor at Culver City's Otis College of Art and Design has a gallery in a small box.
Jan 30, 2015

LA has lots of odd art spaces but @cmonstah says a new gallery based on Unabomber's cabin takes the weirdness cake lat.ms/165X3Wl

Jan 30, 2015

And there's an open house this Sunday, featuring the work of artist John Monn! latimes.com/entertainment/…

Jan 30, 2015

L.A. keeping it weird: Collector Danny First opens a backyard gallery in the shape of the Unabomber's cabin: latimes.com/entertainment/…

Vidiots movie rental store in Santa Monica is closing after 30 years

latimes.com — The shelves at the Vidiots movie rental store are covered with dozens of messages scribbled by filmmakers on the covers of faded VHS and DVD containers. Notes from "Chinatown" writer Robert Towne, reclusive "Thin Red Line" director Terrence Malick and others praise the Santa Monica store's brainy staff and the mammoth film selection that has made it famous among film buffs worldwide.
Jan 30, 2015

More details about Vidiots closing in @jpanzar article make it all seem even sadder. latimes.com/business/la-fi…

Jan 30, 2015

"It was the type of human interaction...that can only come from brick-and-mortar video rental stores." latimes.com/business/la-fi…

Jan 30, 2015

There's a video store that stays in business by selling pizza. Same strategy works for @dominos. latimes.com/business/la-fi…

Jan 30, 2015

Vidiots is closing after 30 years: Good survey of video rental stores' survival strategies buff.ly/1EUIZKL pic.twitter.com/m0BLkM6Lf0