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Three children killed by car while trick-or-treating in Santa Ana

latimes.com — Three children were killed by a hit-and-run driver Friday evening while they were trick-or-treating in Santa Ana, police said. The three were struck in the area of Old Grand Street and Fairhaven Avenue, near Fairhaven Elementary School, said Anthony Bertagna, a spokesman for the Santa Ana police. No other information was immediately released.
Nov 01, 2014

"Three 13-year-old girls, two of whom were twins, were killed by a hit-and-run driver while trick-or-treating." latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Nov 01, 2014

RT @latimes: The trick-or-treaters who were killed in Santa Ana tonight were 13-year-old girls, two of whom were twins, police say lat.ms/1zT3tVE

Nov 01, 2014

Manhunt underway for two men accused of hitting and killing three 13-year-old girls who were trick-or-treating: lat.ms/1zT3tVE

Nov 01, 2014

RT @latimes: The trick-or-treaters who were killed in Santa Ana tonight were 13-year-old girls, two of whom were twins, police say lat.ms/1zT3tVE

Nov 01, 2014

No words “@LAcrimes: Three teen girls killed by car while trick-or-treating in Santa Ana @TheRyanParker latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

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Virgin Galactic's spaceship has 'in-flight anomaly' during testing

latimes.com — Virgin Galactic's SpaceshipTwo had an "in-flight anomaly" on Friday, according to a message on the company's Twitter account. Virgin Galactic has conducted testing for its spacehip in the Mojave Desert at Mojave Air and Space Port, about 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @LAcrimes: 'Tough day' for space travel as Virgin Galactic's spaceship crashes latimes.com/business/la-fi…

Oct 31, 2014

'Tough day' for space travel as Virgin Galactic's spaceship crashes latimes.com/business/la-fi…

Oct 31, 2014

Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes in desert near Mojave; one person dead, one injured. lat.ms/1xJ9EpM

Oct 31, 2014

RT @nycjim: Virgin Galactic crash occurred in the 1st test flight of space tourism vehicle in 9 months. lat.ms/10b4fg7 pic.twitter.com/B3rbKOjVX6

Oct 31, 2014

RT @JulieWestfall: "Space is hard and today was a tough day," said George Whitesides, the CEO of Virgin Galactic latimes.com/business/la-fi…

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Tijuana judge orders Marine Tahmooressi to be released from jail

latimes.com — A Mexican judge Friday ordered the immediate release of a Marine held behind bars since April 1 on weapons charges. Lawyers for Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, 25, a reservist who served two deployments to Afghanistan, had argued that his arrest at the San Ysidro border was improper and that he needs immediate treatment for post traumatic stress disorder from his wartime experiences.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @LANow: Tijuana judge orders Marine Tahmooressi to be released from jail lat.ms/1ueRUWj

Oct 31, 2014

@LATsandiego on the sudden release of Andrew Tahmooressi, on trial in Mexico for crossing border w/loaded guns latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @LANow: Tijuana judge orders Marine Tahmooressi to be released from jail lat.ms/1ueRUWj

Oct 31, 2014

Tijuana judge orders Marine Tahmooressi to be released from jail - LA Times latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

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Iraqi forces insist Baghdad airport, lifeline to the world, is secure

latimes.com — Sgt. Ahmed Hassan says he hasn't fired a shot at Islamic State fighters in six weeks. From his perch atop an Iraqi army guard tower in this ramshackle city just west of Baghdad, he peers over his rifle sight toward a military checkpoint clogged with traffic and pedestrians on a busy weekday.
Nov 01, 2014

RT @latimesworld: Iraqi forces insist Baghdad airport, lifeline to the world, is secure lat.ms/1vsBXpW

Nov 01, 2014

RT @latimesworld: Iraqi forces insist Baghdad airport, lifeline to the world, is secure lat.ms/1vsBXpW

Once a crusader against big money, Gov. Brown is collecting millions

latimes.com — Twenty years ago, one of the first callers to Jerry Brown's radio show, "We the People," asked whether campaign money had influenced him as governor in the 1970s and '80s. "You bet I was influenced," he said. "You think you can collect $10 million or $20 million and not let it affect your judgment?
Oct 31, 2014

RT @markzbarabak: Jerry Brown was once the scourge of big-money politics. Now that he rakes it in, not so much @finneganLAT + @palewire latimes.com/local/politics…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @markzbarabak: Jerry Brown was once the scourge of big-money politics. Now that he rakes it in, not so much @finneganLAT + @palewire latimes.com/local/politics…

Oct 31, 2014

Back in 1992, Gov. Jerry Brown decried the "stench" of big money donations; now's he's raking them in @ChrisMegerian latimes.com/local/politics…

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Starbucks to deliver coffee to your desk starting in 2015

latimes.com — Want to avoid the morning rush at the local Starbucks? No problem, Chief Executive Howard Schultz said. Starbucks will deliver. Schultz announced that, starting in the second half of 2015, Starbucks will bring its food and drinks directly to customers in select markets.
Nov 01, 2014

RT @latimes: ICYMI, Starbucks says it will deliver coffee to your desk (in select markets) starting in 2015: lat.ms/1nWuQZw

Oct 31, 2014

Starbucks is going to start delivering in 2015. The coffee run is going to be disrupted. lat.ms/1zS2GUN

Oct 31, 2014

We already have local places that do this. RT @ssorichsacbiz @latimes Starbucks will deliver coffee to your desk lat.ms/1nWuQZw

Oct 31, 2014

Starbucks will deliver coffee to my desk? Yes, please! Grande iced Americano in venti cup w/ extra ice & soy. latimes.com/business/la-fi…

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Downtown L.A. speakeasy rests easy - for now

latimes.com — The booze flowed freely during Prohibition in the basement speakeasy at the Rosslyn Hotel annex in downtown Los Angeles. And the illegal bar's customers flowed freely as well, relying on a marble-lined tunnel beneath 5th Street to discreetly come and go.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @karihow: Speakeasies, secret tunnels and spooks. A classic @BobsLAtimes story, the likes of which we'll not see again. latimes.com/local/great-re…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @karihow: Speakeasies, secret tunnels and spooks. A classic @BobsLAtimes story, the likes of which we'll not see again. latimes.com/local/great-re…

Oct 31, 2014

RT @karihow: Speakeasies, secret tunnels and spooks. A classic @BobsLAtimes story, the likes of which we'll not see again. latimes.com/local/great-re…

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L.A. County supervisors violated open-meeting law, D.A. finds

latimes.com — Los Angeles County supervisors violated the state's open-meeting law earlier this year by discussing compensation negotiations behind closed doors without properly informing the public, according to the district attorney's office. The D.A. investigation followed a July meeting where Supervisor Gloria Molina said she thought it was inappropriate that the board had discussed in closed session an increase of taxpayer contributions to a top art official's compensation package.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @latimes: D.A. investigation finds that L.A. County supervisors violated California's open-meeting law earlier this year: lat.ms/1s1Pe7V

Oct 31, 2014

RT @LANow: L.A. County supervisors violated open-meeting law, D.A. finds lat.ms/1qc6yX3

Oct 31, 2014

L.A. County supervisors violated open-meeting law, D.A. finds latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Virgin Galactic's WhiteKnightTwo and SpaceShipTwo

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Third victim of Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting dies

latimes.com — Another student critically wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, according to Providence Regional Medical Center doctors. Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, 14, died Friday, officials said. Chuckulnaskit is the third victim of the Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting to die from her injuries.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @latimes: A third victim of the shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, 14-year-old Shaylee Chuckulnaskit, has died lat.ms/1qbOi04

Oct 31, 2014

RT @latimesnational: Third victim of Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting dies lat.ms/1uf4i8D

Oct 31, 2014

Third victim of Marysville-Pilchuck High School shooting dies: lat.ms/1wRlqSe

Former state Sen. Wright's jail term ends quickly

latimes.com — Former Democratic state Sen. Roderick D. Wright showed up late Friday to begin serving a 90-day jail sentence but was released almost immediately due to jail crowding, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman said.

Café Tacvba lead singer on Mexico violence: 'We live between mafias'

latimes.com — There are albums. And then there are seminal albums. The kind that mark a before and after point in music, the sort whose influence is long-running and far-reaching. In the world of Latin American rock, that album is "Re," a 20-song release from 1994 by the Mexico City band Café Tacvba (pronounced "Tacuba").
Nov 01, 2014

Café Tacvba lead singer on Mexico violence: 'We live between mafias' lat.ms/1wPoxH1 via @lanow #drugwar

Oct 31, 2014

RT @latimesent: Café Tacvba lead singer on Mexico violence: 'We live between mafias' lat.ms/1udZws5

Oct 31, 2014

RT @Laurie_Ochoa: "We live between mafias" @cafetacvba's Ruben Albarran on Mexico's 43 missing student protestors to @cmonstah lat.ms/1wPoqvL

Oct 31, 2014

20 years, 20 songs that defined Rock en Espanol. @cafetacvba performs "Re" at @wiltern Sunday. The @cmonstah Q&A lat.ms/1wPoqvL

Oct 31, 2014

"We live between mafias" @cafetacvba's Ruben Albarran on Mexico's 43 missing student protestors to @cmonstah lat.ms/1wPoqvL

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Statewide ban on plastic grocery bags has broad support, poll shows

latimes.com — A statewide ban on plastic grocery bags has broad support among voters, presenting a challenge for industry groups that hope to overturn the law, according to a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll. Sixty percent of the voters who answered the survey said they support the ban, signed recently by Gov.
Nov 01, 2014

Give Me Paper Or Give Me Death: Strong California majority backs statewide plastic bag ban, LAT/USC polls finds latimes.com/local/politics…

Game updates: Lakers vs. Clippers

latimes.com — The key stat so far: The Clippers are outshooting the Lakers, 57.1% to 42.9%. The Clippers led by as many as 15 points in the quarter. Blake Griffin leads all scorers with 11 points on five-for-eight shooting, including making his only three-point attempt. J.J. Redick has nine points on three-for-four shooting.

Doctors learn to push back, gently, against anti-vaccination movement

latimes.com — The doctors shifted nervously in their seats as the sharp-tongued questioner scanned the room. Dr. Paul Offit, a University of Pennsylvania pediatrician and the nation's most outspoken childhood vaccine proponent, had come to the UCLA lecture hall to subject several dozen physicians to a faux parental grilling.

Most voters not worried about Ebola threat in California

latimes.com — Despite an onslaught of news bulletins and some missteps in the nation's response, a majority of California voters are unfazed by the Ebola threat and confident government officials and medical workers are prepared to handle outbreaks, a new USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll has found.
Oct 31, 2014

California voters aren't worried about Ebola, our new poll shows. latimes.com/local/californ… Look for more this weekend.

Oct 31, 2014

RT @skarlamangla: Poll shows that voters aren't worried about Ebola threat in California lat.ms/1zmpo69 via @LATerynbrown

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Halloween rain: Storm to hit Friday afternoon; roads to get slick

latimes.com — A Pacific Northwest rainstorm should arrive in Southern California on Friday afternoon, disrupting Halloween plans and setting the stage for dangerously slick road conditions. The storm system is expected to bring rain, gusty winds, snow in the mountains and possible thunderstorms to the Southland as it moves down the California coastline, according to the National Weather Service.
Oct 31, 2014

Los Angeles hasn't had a significant rainstorm since April 1st, when it rained all of one-tenth of an inch latimes.com/local/lanow/la…

Oct 31, 2014

Halloween rainstorm arriving this afternoon and of course I don't have an umbrella. What is this madness? lat.ms/10afpS8

Oct 31, 2014

Rumor has it there might be rain in California. lat.ms/1rGBkH3 So says @MattStevensLAT

Three U.S. citizens last seen with police in Mexico are found dead

latimes.com — Three U.S. citizens who were in Mexico visiting their father and were last seen in the custody of police have been killed along with a friend, authorities said Friday. Their bodies, each with a gunshot to the head, have been identified by relatives, authorities in the border state of Tamaulipas said.
Oct 31, 2014

Three U.S. citizens last seen with police in northern Mexico are found dead. lat.ms/1E8CALR

California AG issues consumer alert over fake newspaper bills

latimes.com — California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris issued a consumer alert Friday warning Golden State residents about fake newspaper subscription mailings, a recent scam involving several newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times. Dozens of publications nationwide have been targeted by the scam, including the Sacramento Bee, the Arizona Republic and the Wall Street Journal.
Oct 31, 2014

RT @LANow: California AG issues consumer alert over fake newspaper bills lat.ms/1qbkwsp