Reporter, LA Times
L.A. Times staffer covering Westside (Santa Monica, Malibu, Beverly Hills, etc.). Choral singer. Hiker. Architecture buff. Mom of talented daughter from China.
thewrap.com — BuzzFeed reporter Michael Hastings died Tuesday morning in Los Angeles. He was 33. BuzzFeed reported in a statement that Hastings was killed in a car accident. Hastings covered politics and war for BuzzFeed and Rolling Stone. He wrote an ebook about his experience covering the 2012 presidential election.
abcnews.go.com — (Image Credit: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images) ABC News' Brooke Kettler reports: At what age do young boys begin sexual self-exploration? As early as 15 weeks in utero, according to Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas. "Watch a sonogram of a 15-week baby, and they have movements that are purposeful," said Burgess, a former obstetrician-gynecologist.
laist.com — Irv's Burgers, a landmark on Route 66 in West Hollywood, may serve its last burger by the end of June. The 63-year-old burger stand at 8289 Santa Monica Boulevard received historic landmark status in 2006. Despite that, it was served a 30-day notice to vacate the premises by its landlord, according to Route 66 expert Scott Piotrowski.
malibutimes.com — Longtime Malibu local and diving legend Greg Louganis announced his engagement to partner Johnny Chaillot on Monday in an interview with People Magazine.
npr.org — Richard Van As was working in his home near Johannesburg, South Africa, in May of 2011, when he lost control of his table saw. "It's a possibility that it was a lack of concentration," he says. "It's just that the inevitable happened." The carpenter lost two fingers and mangled two more on his right hand.
latimes.com — For decades, Westwood Village was the heartbeat of Los Angeles nightlife while downtown languished in solitude. Westwood had the movie theaters, fancy restaurants and bustling street traffic, and downtown was known as a quiet and intimidating place to be after dark.
latimes.com — Federal agents raided 7-Eleven stores across the East Coast on Monday after prosecutors revealed felony indictments accusing franchise owners of operating an immigrant-exploitation scheme from at least 14 of their convenience stores for more than a decade.
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