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Ben Bradlee dies at 93; longtime Washington Post editor

latimes.com — Benjamin C. Bradlee, who as editor of the Washington Post from 1968 to 1991 led the newspaper in its groundbreaking and courageous coverage of the Watergate scandal, has died. He was 93. Bradlee died Tuesday at his home in Washington, the newspaper reported.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @LATpoliticsCA: Ben Bradlee dies at 93; Washington Post editor led Watergate coverage lat.ms/1CSERsa

Oct 21, 2014

Brash, brilliant icon of journalism Ben Bradlee dies at 93; Washington Post editor led Watergate coverage lat.ms/1x6CfoJ

Oct 21, 2014

RT @LATimesrainey: Sorry to hear of death of Ben Bradlee. His verve/bravery at @washingtonpost led many of us into the biz. latimes.com/local/obituari…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @davidcolker: RIP legendary editor Ben Bradlee, oversaw Watergate stories that brought down a president lat.ms/1tbDFim pic.twitter.com/namGJUFnJP

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Can a $5.4-billion tunnel plan fix the notorious 710 gap?

latimes.com — Authorities are considering completing the unfinished 710 freeway with 4.9-mile-long twin tunnels.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @CAexplained: Just how big is the proposed 710 tunnel in #LA? Check it out compared to Boston's Big Dig: lat.ms/1nxTKOI pic.twitter.com/GxEPyjkjtV

Oct 21, 2014

RT @CAexplained: Can a $5.4-billion tunnel plan fix the notorious 710 gap? Let's take a look lat.ms/1nxTKOI pic.twitter.com/8ByJjs6bBC

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Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

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Oct 21, 2014

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CALIFORNIA - Los Angeles Times

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Oct 21, 2014

The LA Times unveils its new California section in print and online. lat.ms/1FwkNjx

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'Django Unchained' actress, boyfriend charged with lewd conduct

latimes.com — A "Django Unchained" actress and her boyfriend who accused Los Angeles police of unjustly handcuffing her last month in Studio City have been charged with lewd conduct in connection with the incident. Danielle L. Watts and Brian James Lucas drew national headlines after the couple alleged they were mistreated because Watts is black and Lucas is white.
Oct 22, 2014

'Django Unchained' actress, boyfriend charged with lewd conduct they say they are appalled in a statement latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Oct 21, 2014

#LAPD Sgt. Parker says lewd conduct charges against Django actress, boyfriend "validates our reason for being there." lat.ms/1or7LyC

Oct 21, 2014

Actress & beau charged w/lewd conduct, not because of what they did, accd'ing to LAPD, but for making a stink: lat.ms/1or7LyC

Oct 21, 2014

RT "@latimes: Actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend charged with lewd conduct after controversial LAPD detention lat.ms/1ranjSU

Oct 21, 2014

Just making out? 'Django Unchained' actress & boyfriend charged with lewd conduct lat.ms/1or7LyC @LAcrimes @katemather

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Amid California's drought, a bruising battle for cheap water

latimes.com — The signs appear about 200 miles north of Los Angeles, tacked onto old farm wagons parked along quiet two-lane roads and bustling Interstate 5. "Congress Created Dust Bowl." "Stop the Politicians' Water Crisis." "No Water No Jobs." They dot the Westlands Water District like angry salutations, marking the territory of California's most formidable water warrior.
Oct 21, 2014

In CA, there may be no worse place than this for industrial-scale irrigated agriculture, writes @boxall latimes.com/local/californ…

Oct 21, 2014

Amid California's drought, a bruising battle for cheap water lat.ms/1DwLFhd via @lanow

Oct 21, 2014

A fantastic primer by @boxall on why the "Congress-created Dust Bowl" signs in CA's Central Valley are BS: latimes.com/local/californ…

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NFL to survey L.A. market in possible step toward team relocation

latimes.com — The NFL is officially kicking the tires on the Los Angeles market. Beginning Tuesday, the league will begin a formal market assessment of the L.A. area, The Times has learned. The NFL will email questionnaires to about 2,000 potential customers to better gauge the demand for a team and what people want in terms of a stadium, seating and amenities.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @jthom1: From LA Times: NFL to survey LA market, taking temperature of fan interest: latimes.com/sports/nfl/la-…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @jthom1: From LA Times:NFL to survey LA market, taking temperature of fan interest: latimes.com/sports/nfl/la-…

Oct 21, 2014

From LA Times:NFL to survey LA market, taking temperature of fan interest: latimes.com/sports/nfl/la-…

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Texas sets up new Ebola care facility

latimes.com — Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday announced the opening of a new Ebola healthcare facility near Dallas with staff equipped and trained to respond quickly to any new cases of the deadly virus, a move designed to relieve Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital from the front line of treatment.

Lack of parking drives many away from mass transit

latimes.com — Los Angeles County has funneled billions of dollars over the last two decades into new rail lines to lure commuters out of their cars and off the region's overcrowded freeways. But many would-be train riders are struggling with how to start.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @lalanewsman: @laura_nelson inaugurates 'California Commute' column with classic LA sty: Lack of parking=underused transit tinyurl.com/o9agdg2

Oct 21, 2014

RT @skarlamangla: In our new California Commute column, @laura_nelson asks: 40 Metro stations have no parking. What's a commuter to do? latimes.com/local/californ…

Oct 21, 2014

@laura_nelson inaugurates 'California Commute' column with classic LA sty: Lack of parking=underused transit tinyurl.com/o9agdg2

Oct 21, 2014

RT @humantransit: Dear @laura_nelson @latimes: Parking at stations generates riders, but far fewer than dense development does! latimes.com/local/californ…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @latimes: Lack of parking drives many away from mass transit in Los Angeles lat.ms/1uzrVmr

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Public concerns about Ebola increase faster than cases

latimes.com — Public concerns about Ebola have grown much faster than the actual number of cases of the illness in the U.S. A Pew Research Center survey released Tuesday found that 41% of Americans said they worried that they or someone in their families would be "exposed" to the Ebola virus, up from 32% two weeks ago.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @pewresearch: "Public concerns about Ebola increase faster than cases" - @davidlauter in @latimes, using our new poll lat.ms/1wmYNRT

Oct 21, 2014

Republicans are more likely to say they worry about Ebola than Democrats: lat.ms/1tJxvIr

Oct 21, 2014

Public concerned re Ebola & partisan division rising, but % worrying abt getting ill or "major" outbreak is small. latimes.com/nation/la-na-e…

Kesha denied Dr. Luke abuse allegations in a previous deposition

latimes.com — According to a newly unsealed 2011 deposition, pop singer Kesha had previously denied that her producer Dr. Luke ever abused her. Her statements, which she delivered under oath, stand in contrast to her recent claims that Dr. Luke, born Lukasz Gottwald, sexually and emotionally abused her over the entirety of their decade-long professional relationship.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @latimes: Kesha's statements in a 2011 deposition are in contrast to her recent claims of abuse by producer Dr. Luke: lat.ms/1pz17kM

In 'Moana,' Disney sets sail with another female protagonist

latimes.com — Walt Disney Animation Studios has officially shoved off on "Moana," offering a first look at the CG-animated adventure set in the South Pacific and slotting a late-2016 release date for the film. Details of "Moana" are largely being kept under wraps, but one of the notable takeaways from the announcement Monday is that the movie will focus on - and indeed, be named after - a female protagonist.
Oct 21, 2014

Disney's focus on adventure-minded female characters is paying dividends across the gender aisle, writes @ogettell latimes.com/entertainment/…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @latimesent: In 'Moana,' Disney sets sail with another female protagonist lat.ms/1CRV2pK

Oct 21, 2014

Following the success of "Frozen" and "Maleficent," Disney's "Moana" will be a female-driven story latimes.com/entertainment/…

Michael Sam released from Dallas Cowboys' practice squad

latimes.com — Once again, Michael Sam is a man without an NFL team. The Dallas Cowboys released the defensive lineman from their practice squad Tuesday, parting ways with the the league's first openly gay player. Sam joined the team Sept. 3 after spending training camp with the St.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @latimes: Dallas Cowboys release Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, from practice squad lat.ms/1zjDuX1

Oct 21, 2014

RT @latimes: Dallas Cowboys release Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, from practice squad lat.ms/1zjDuX1

Oct 21, 2014

RT @latimes: Dallas Cowboys release Michael Sam, the NFL's first openly gay player, from practice squad lat.ms/1zjDuX1

Toys R Us puts 'Breaking Bad' toys on 'indefinite sabbatical' after outcry

latimes.com — Toys R Us announced Tuesday that it will pull "Breaking Bad" toys from all its shelves after more than 8,500 people signed an online petition started by an outraged Florida mother. Susan Schrivjer of Fort Myers posted a petition on Change.org last week after she discovered the popular toy chain carried figures from the critically acclaimed AMC series about a cancer-stricken chemistry-teacher-turned-drug-lord working with his former student.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @latimes: Toys R Us says it will pull "Breaking Bad" toys off its shelves after outcry lat.ms/1rpVk0K

Oct 21, 2014

Toys R Us puts "Breaking Bad" toys on "indefinite sabbatical" after outcry: lat.ms/1nyr1tl

Supplements safe after FDA recall? Don't count on it

latimes.com — When the Food & Drug Administration recalls your "all natural" dietary supplement for containing prescription pharmaceuticals, you may think that ensures a rapid restoration of the misbranded product to its wholesome natural state, right? Wrong, says a new study.
Oct 21, 2014

The FDA is playing a cat and mouse game against scumbag dietary supplement makers and they're losing latimes.com/science/scienc…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @latimesscience: Supplements safe after FDA recall? Don't count on it lat.ms/1CSMC16

California tech company attempts floating skateboard Hoverboard

latimes.com — Whoa, that's heavy, doc. A California couple are trying to make the hoverboard, a floating skateboard made popular in the "Back to the Future" films, a reality. Science might not necessarily be on their side, though.
Oct 21, 2014

Kids, want one? California tech company attempts floating skateboard Hoverboard ow.ly/D8k9f ow.ly/i/7iSQ1

Oct 21, 2014

California tech company attempts "Back to the Future" Hoverboard: lat.ms/1rpUFfN

Ricardo Zarate out at Picca, Mo-Chica and Paiche, reports say

latimes.com — Ricardo Zarate, the Peruvian chef who went from running a lunch counter at Mercado La Paloma to running three highly rated restaurants, has been kicked out of those eateries, according to a report in Eater LA. Zarate is no longer involved with Picca, Mo-Chica or Paiche, the website reports.
Oct 21, 2014

What's really going on with @ricardomzarate and his restaurants? @billchait offers a different and very pointed take. latimes.com/food/dailydish…

Lawyers versus doctors in costly Prop. 46 campaign wars

latimes.com — A ballot initiative that pits lawyers against doctors has set off one of this year's fiercest campaign wars, a costly clash over increasing state limits on malpractice damages and imposing drug testing on physicians. Proposition 46 would raise the cap on pain-and-suffering awards in malpractice lawsuits and require that hospitals randomly test their doctors for drug and alcohol use.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @shelbygrad: Excellent influence analysis by @melmason --> Doctor, lawyers put off that new BMW in favor of Prop. 46 http://t.co/PNKCyVX…

Oct 21, 2014

Excellent influence analysis by @melmason --> Doctor, lawyers put off that new BMW in favor of Prop. 46 latimes.com/local/politics…

Oct 21, 2014

RT @latimes: It's lawyers versus doctors in costly Prop. 46 campaign wars lat.ms/1zjeIq1

Letter to readers about the new California section

latimes.com — Dear Readers, Journalist Carey McWilliams, chronicler of the Progressive Era, stood in awe of California. Here was a state, among all others, whose growth and prosperity begged for an explanation. He called California "the great exception," an observation as relevant today as it was in 1949.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @KellyParkerLAT: In case you're wondering what new @latimes California section is all about, a letter from publisher @AustinBeutner: lat.ms/1wszos1

Oct 21, 2014

RT @KellyParkerLAT: In case you're wondering what new @latimes California section is all about, a letter from publisher @AustinBeutner: lat.ms/1wszos1

Oct 21, 2014

In case you're wondering what new @latimes California section is all about, a letter from publisher @AustinBeutner: lat.ms/1wszos1