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Robin Abcarian: Elon Musk's Twitter Chaos Came Calling For Me
When Elon Musk strode into Twitter's San Francisco headquarters in October, toting a bathroom sink, it did seem possible that the social media platform might soon be circling the very drain he held in his hands. So much of the Twitter-using world was
Los Angeles Times4 min lettiCrime & Violence
LA Activists Call For Justice In Condemning The Deaths Of 39 Immigrants In Ciudad Juarez
LOS ANGELES — Grief mixed with indignation is churning into fury among many Central American activists in Los Angeles this week as they pored over images of the Monday night inferno that engulfed Mexico’s National Migration Institute in Ciudad Juarez
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Recent Drought-busting Storms Mean Misery For Allergy Sufferers In Southern California
LOS ANGELES — As Southern California shifts from one the wettest winters on record into spring, many people are showing symptoms brought on by the dark side of the recent storms — a profusion of blossoming trees, weeds and grasses dispersing pollen s
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Editorial: Nashville And A Nation Of Mass Shooting Trauma
Another 200 children became survivors of gun violence Monday, this time in Nashville, when a 28-year-old armed with high-powered weapons broke into their school and opened fire, killing three 9-year-old classmates and three adult staff members. The k
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What’s On TV This Week: 'Beef,' 'Transatlantic,' 'Tiny Beautiful Things' And More
“WrestleMania 39” (Peacock, 8 p.m.): Pro wrestling’s finest leave it all on the mat as the two-night event at SoFi Stadium concludes. “2023 CMT Music Awards” (CBS, 8 p.m.): Country music’s finest assemble in Austin, Texas. Kelsea Ballerini and Kane B
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8 Wacky Ways To Get High Without Smoking
LOS ANGELES -- When it comes to consuming cannabis without inhaling it, the options have exploded. In the early years of California's legal weed scene, most non-smoking, non-vaping products fell into a couple key categories: sweet-treat edibles (brow
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Are Hollywood Movies Backsliding On Diversity? What The Latest Numbers Say
LOS ANGELES — Despite efforts made by Hollywood movie studios to diversify talent following George Floyd's murder three years ago, people of color remain underrepresented in films, going by the latest numbers. In fact, in some aspects, the diversity
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Lawsuit Jeopardizes Use Of Crucial Wildfire Retardant, US Forest Service Claims
LOS ANGELES — For most Californians, the sight of aircraft spewing neon pink liquid over flaming trees and brush has become a hallmark of aggressive wildfire suppression campaigns — if not a potent symbol of government's struggle to control increasin
Los Angeles Times4 min lettiGender Studies
Commentary: Gender-affirming Care Has A Long History, Though Anti-trans Laws Pretend It’s ‘Untested’
In 1976, a woman from Roanoke, Virginia, named Rhoda received a prescription for two drugs: estrogen and progestin. Twelve months later, a local reporter noted Rhoda’s surprisingly soft skin and visible breasts. He wrote that the drugs had made her “
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A Trove Of Basquiat's Little-seen Work Arrives In LA — A City Pivotal To His Artistic Life
LOS ANGELES — In the fall of 1982, Jean-Michel Basquiat was living at art dealer Larry Gagosian's Venice Beach home, making swarms of new paintings in his private wing of the house. Gagosian had been "electrified" by the 21-year-old artist's work at
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Commentary: Will The Nashville Shooting Inspire Action? Past Waves Of American Violence Did
The murders of three children and three staff members at a school in Nashville on Monday was at least the 129th mass shooting of 2023. That’s a rate of 1.5 mass shootings, involving four or more victims, each day of the year. The constant barrage can
Los Angeles Times4 min lettiAmerican Government
Mark Z. Barabak: Scandal After Scandal, Trump Has Defied Political Physics. Will This Time Be Different?
From the moment he blustered his way onto the political stage, Donald Trump defied expectations. He won the White House despite lacking any government or military experience, a first in the nation's history. As a candidate and then as president, Tru
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The California Newspaper That Has No Reporters Left
SALINAS, Calif. — When brown water overflowed the banks of the Salinas River in January, flooding thousands of acres and throwing an untold number of farmworkers out of jobs, the leading newspaper in this agricultural mecca did not cover the story. C
Los Angeles Times4 min lettiAmerican Government
LZ Granderson: The Nashville Shooting Shows What The 2nd Amendment Was Not Meant To Protect
Sandy Hook is the mass shooting I hear mentioned most often when people talk about the moment they knew nothing would change. A madman murders 26 people — most of them 6 or 7 years old — and Congress was still unable to pass substantive gun or mental
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After 15 Seasons, Dodgers' Clayton Kershaw Has Perfected His Control
PHOENIX — Clayton Kershaw first confronted the conundrum almost 10 years ago. On the verge of free agency ahead of the 2014 season, and having already become entrenched as the face of the Dodgers franchise following his second of three Cy Young Award
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AJ McLean And Wife Rochelle Split After 11 Years Of Marriage To 'Work On Ourselves'
After 11 years of marriage, AJ McLean of the Backstreet Boys and Rochelle Deanna McLean have mutually decided to separate, according to reports. "Marriage is hard, but worth it," the pair said in a joint statement, according to TMZ, which was first t
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Celeste Barber Explores The Extremities Of Wellness In 'Wellmania'
If you're one of the 9.5 million people who follow Celeste Barber on Instagram, you already know the Australian comedian will do just about anything for a laugh. There's no bikini too small and no pose too ludicrous for the 40-year-old, whose self-de
Los Angeles Times3 min lettiAmerican Government
Rupert Murdoch Called Trump’s Jan. 6 Actions ‘Pretty Much A Crime,’ Court Doc Says
NEW YORK — Rupert Murdoch’s disdain for former President Donald Trump’s actions after the 2020 election came out again in evidence presented in the $1.6 billion defamation suit against Fox News. “Trump insisting on the election being stolen and convi
Los Angeles Times4 min lettiAmerican Government
California Democratic Leader Wants State To Repeal Ban On Government Travel To Anti-LGBTQ States
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — In a state Capitol dominated by Democrats, where expanding LGBTQ rights is a pillar of the agenda, an announcement Wednesday from one of the most powerful lawmakers came as something of a shock: Senate leader Toni Atkins — a San
Los Angeles Times4 min lettiCrime & Violence
7 California Highway Patrol Officers Charged In Death Of LA Motorist Caught On Video
LOS ANGELES — Seven California Highway Patrol officers and a nurse were charged with manslaughter Wednesday in connection with the death of a man who screamed, “I can’t breathe!,” as they tried to draw blood from him, prosecutors said. Edward Bronste
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Chanel West Coast Leaves MTV's 'Ridiculousness' To Produce And Star In Her Own Shows
Chanel West Coast, a longtime co-host of MTV's "Ridiculousness," has left the comedy series to executive produce, create and star in her own shows, the TV personality announced this week. The shows include scripted and unscripted series as part of an
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Garth Brooks And Dolly Parton Team Up For The 1st Time To Host ACM Awards
The Academy of Country Music has tapped two titans of the genre, Garth Brooks and Dolly Parton, to host this year's ACM Awards. The superstar duo will join forces for the first time during the ceremony, which will take place May 11 at Ford Center at
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Overhyped And Underrated? An Inside Look At Bronny James' Senior Season.
LOS ANGELES — He bounded out of the tunnel at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, with his trademark poker face, running past older fans who watched his father dominate in local gyms and teens in puffy coats calling his name. "Bronny!" "Bronny!" Bron
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Marvel Entertainment's Ike Perlmutter Booted Amid Disney Layoffs
Walt Disney Co. has bounced Marvel Entertainment chairman Isaac "Ike" Perlmutter. The 80-year-old comics titan, who has long been a prickly presence within the Burbank entertainment company, got swept up in a broad cost-cutting move that began earlie
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UCLA's Jaylen Clark Declares For The NBA Draft Despite Serious Leg Injury
LOS ANGELES — Less than a month after he suffered a serious lower-leg injury that sidelined him for the season's final six games, UCLA's Jaylen Clark has declared for the NBA draft. The junior guard who established himself as one of the nation's top
Los Angeles Times4 min lettiAmerican Government
Commentary: What Netanyahu And Israelis Learned From The Trump Playbook
Early in 2019, as Israel was heading into a divisive parliamentary election, a massive campaign poster along a Tel Aviv freeway showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shaking hands with President Donald Trump. Now, five such elections and one near-
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Column: Who's More Dangerous Behind The Wheel — Drivers 70 And Older, Or 30 And Younger?
When you're 40, 70 seems old. When you get there, not so much, and I'm closing in fast. So when a reader complained that since Jan. 1, California drivers 70 and older have had to take a written test and an eye exam at a Department of Motor Vehicles o
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Inflation Is Declining, But Health Premiums And Medical Costs Are Heading Higher
WASHINGTON — During the pandemic, health care costs — usually a main driver of U.S. inflation — remained surprisingly stable, rising just about 2% annually even as prices for many goods and services soared more than three or four times that rate. But
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U.S. Soccer Coach Anthony Hudson Has Two Passions. Rescuing Dogs Is One Of Them.
LOS ANGELES — Anthony Hudson likes a lot of things but he's passionate about just two: dogs and soccer. He ranks them in that order, apparently, because on the biggest day of his professional career, Hudson almost left the World Cup to look after his
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As Government Threatens TikTok Shutdown, The Music Industry Holds Its Breath
Superstar Pride was in his bed at 2 a.m. one morning, writing the words to what would become the Mississippi rapper's breakthrough hit, "Painting Pictures." He knew it was special by the time it left his pen, and quickly uploaded it to YouTube and Au
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