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26 million trees have died in the Sierra since October, raising fire risk

latimes.com — A lethal combination of drought, heat and voracious bark beetles has killed 26 million trees in the Sierra Nevada over the last eight months -- an alarming finding for a state already raging with wildfires fueled by desiccated landscapes.

Prosecutors release statement from woman raped by former Stanford swimmer - SentinelSource.com: Mct

sentinelsource.com — The 12-page, single-spaced letter went viral Friday after the victim gave it to the media. Candid and graphic, it offers specific details about her experience after the January 2015 night, when Brock Turner was seen assaulting an unconscious, half-naked woman behind a dumpster near a fraternity house.

Prosecutors release moving 12-page statement from woman raped by former Stanford swimmer

latimes.com — Prosecutors have released the compelling statement read aloud in court by the rape victim of a former Stanford University swimmer whose six-month jail sentence has been decried as a paltry punishment. The 12-page, single-spaced letter went viral on Friday after the victim gave it to the media.

Los Angeles mourns Muhammad Ali, the activist, entertainer and icon

latimes.com — More than 2,500 stars line the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Only one of them has never been stepped on. Lore has it that Muhammad Ali didn't want people to walk on the name he had taken from a prophet. And so, since Jan.

Farrah Fawcett portrait belongs to Ryan O'Neal, jury decides

latimes.com — A 40-inch by 40-inch canvas bearing the silk-screened image of actress Farrah Fawcett, an Andy Warhol creation that became the subject of a 2 1/2-year legal battle, belongs to the star's longtime companion Ryan O'Neal, a Los Angeles jury decided Thursday.

LAPD Investigating apparent attempt to bump grades to get into college

latimes.com — Los Angeles police are investigating how a charter high school's computer system was used to change student grades, after the University of Miami noticed something seemed amiss about an applicant's transcripts. After the university alerted New West Charter in West Los Angeles about apparent grade...

Trump spurs a fresh wave of Latino activism

latimes.com — As Donald Trump's presidential campaign moves into California, he's being met by a revitalized, youthful Latino-rights movement playing from a different rule book than its predecessors. Trump faced large and hostile demonstrations outside a rally Thursday night in Costa Mesa and at the Burlingame hotel where he delivered a speech to the California Republican Convention.

San Bernardino terror attack

latimes.com — The U.S. government made a dramatic about-face Monday, announcing it may not need Apple's help unlocking an iPhone belonging to an assailant in last year's San Bernardino terror attack, bringing an abrupt halt - and possibly an end - to its high-stakes legal showdown with the technology giant.Justice...

Santa Clarita couple accused of sexually abusing children charged with additional felony counts

latimes.com — A Santa Clarita couple accused of sexually abusing seven children over a span of 15 years was charged Friday with additional felony counts, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Francisco Avendano, 42, and Jacqueline Wadsworth, 32, already each faced two identical counts of lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14.

Officials: power outages may loom in region

sandiegouniontribune.com — State officials are warning that Southern California could face as many as 14 days of scheduled blackouts this summer due to depleted reserves of natural gas caused by the massive leak in Aliso Canyon. Located in the hills above Porter Ranch, Aliso Canyon is a crucial gas storage facility, supplying 17 power plants in the Los Angeles basin.
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Jul 19, 2016

@JosephSerna A drive-by version of that has happened to me. I was also once approached in our very own work parking lot...

Jul 15, 2016

This story about 18-yr-old h.s. student-dishwasher Gaspar Marcos needed to be told  http://fw.to/CrNusAZ  by @thecindycarcamo

Jul 14, 2016

2 California men fall off edge of ocean bluff while playing 'Pokemon Go'  http://fw.to/seKJHaI  by @veronicarochaLA

Jul 13, 2016

"We need to fight like hell for black lives." interview on @KPCC with women who spurred #BlackLivesMatter movement

Jul 06, 2016

RT @NYMag: 🎥 This makeup artist is basically the Salvador Dalí of the beauty world:  http://nym.ag/29mJclv  https://t.co/ZpiofM8X3o

Jun 30, 2016

@MattHjourno Thank you for this enlightening pat-the-puss update!

Jun 29, 2016

This makes my heart hurt: Two fathers try in vain to rescue their families from fiery car crash  http://fw.to/0kJbMTQ  by @josephserna

Jun 29, 2016

Idris Elba, Emma Watson, Ice Cube among 683 invited to join the movie academy — the largest, most diverse...  http://fw.to/CrH4JbN 

Jun 23, 2016

What the death of 26 million trees in just 8 months means for California  http://fw.to/uTiZgBW  with @bymattstevens


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