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Self-identified ‘incel’ charged with planning mass shooting

By Mark Hosenball | Reuters WASHINGTON – A man who identified himself as an “incel” – involuntary celibate – was arrested on Wednesday and charged with planning a mass shooting of women college students in Ohio and illegal possession of a machine gun, U.S. prosecutors said. Tres Genco, 21, of Hillsboro, Ohio, planned to shoot women at sororities, the U.S. Department of Justice said, without identifying the university. If convicted he could be imprisoned for life. It was not immediately known who...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Guns, Washington, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Ohio, University Of California, Justice Department, Elliot Rodger, Santa Barbara, Reuters, U S Department of Justice, U S Army


Outgunned: Why California’s groundbreaking firearms law is failing

Two decades ago, California legislators added a new weapon to the state’s growing arsenal of gun-control measures, already among the toughest in the nation. Their motivation came from 2,000 miles away in a shaken Chicago suburb. It was there that a gunman opened fire in an engine factory where he’d worked for nearly 40 years. He killed four people and wounded four others before pulling the trigger on himself. It was soon revealed that some of the weapons he smuggled inside should have been earli...
Tags: Politics, News, Guns, California, Oregon, Office, California News, Sacramento, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, New York Times, Sacramento County, Arizona, Bill, Department Of Justice


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller Lis for the sales week ended Sunday, July 18 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Malibu Rising: Taylor Jenkins Reid 2. Falling: T.J. Newman 3. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 4. The Cellist: Daniel Silva 5. Klara and the Sun: Kazuo Ishiguro 6. The Paper Palace: Miranda Cowley Helle...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Stephen King, America, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, Michael Wolff, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Lewis, Kazuo Ishiguro, John Green, Brit Bennett, Malibu


Watch live: 2 corpse flowers expected to bloom this week at the Huntington Library

SAN MARINO — Two corpse flowers are expected to bloom this week at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. Stinkie grew 2.5 inches Sunday to 76.5 inches, and Green Boy 1.5 inches to 71.5 inches, according to Susan Turner-Lowe, The Huntington’s vice president for communications & marketing. Limited in-person viewing with masks required will begin Wednesday in the Conservatory, which is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and closed Tuesdays. Reservations are not requ...
Tags: Gardening, News, Youtube, Environment, California News, Sport, Soccer, United States, San Marino, HUNTINGTON, San Fernando Valley, Huntington Library, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN


Watch live: 2 corpse flowers expected to bloom at this week at the Huntington Library

SAN MARINO — Two corpse flowers are expected to bloom this week at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. Stinkie grew 2.5 inches Sunday to 76.5 inches, and Green Boy 1.5 inches to 71.5 inches, according to Susan Turner-Lowe, The Huntington’s vice president for communications & marketing. Limited in-person viewing with masks required will begin Wednesday in the Conservatory, which is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily and closed Tuesdays. Reservations are not requ...
Tags: Gardening, News, Youtube, Environment, California News, Sport, Soccer, United States, San Marino, HUNTINGTON, San Fernando Valley, Huntington Library, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories WDN


15 free Comic-Con @Home panels to watch during the virtual comic convention July 23-25

With the in-person version of San Diego Comic-Con on pause for the pandemic, the annual celebration of popular culture arrives online again for a second Comic-Con @Home, which runs from Friday to Sunday, July 23-25, with a few early offerings on Wednesday and Thursday, July 21-22. We’ve scoured the program looking for old friends — Hello, Her Universe fashion show at 6 p.m. Friday. It’s also fun to make new discoveries, such as the promising Greatest Geek Year Ever: 1981 Week — Why’d It Have to ...
Tags: Apple, Books, Hbo, John Lewis, Movies, Melissa Mcbride, White House, Amc, Time, Ray Bradbury, Sport, Gotham, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, July 19-26

  San Fernando Valley Historical Society meets on July 22 outdoors at the Andres Pico Adobe in Mission Hills. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of  meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and ages, and their supporters, meet from 8:30-11 a.m. every Monday of the month. Guest speakers scheduled for meetings. Currently, the group is also offering ...
Tags: Gardening, New York, Movies, Charity, Mike Malone, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Marissa, Book Club, Local News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Voice, Sherman


What to do with a fig tree with curling leaves and a plum tree with yellowing, disfigured leaves

Q: My fig tree is looking distressed lately. I have been watering it regularly, but the leaves are curled, drooping, and drying out. I also have a plum tree that is looking sad. All the new leaves are yellowing and curled up. That tree also has been watered regularly. What could be the problem? A: Your fig tree looks very sad indeed. One of your photos shows a split in the trunk, so this could be the source of the problem. Sometimes, when a tree receives a lot more water than usual, the cambium ...
Tags: Gardening, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Orange County, Riverside County, Gophers, Los Angeles County, South Bay, San Bernardino County, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Home + Garden, Top Stories SGVT


How often should I water this plant? Some advice for that popular gardening question

I have a nectarine tree that is five years old and currently has fruit on it. How many times a week should I water it? – Donna Vanega, north El Monte When it comes to gardening and horticulture, there is no more frequently asked question than, “How often should I water?” There are so many factors at work when it comes to watering that it is impossible to provide a standard answer to this question. The best advice is simply not to water according to a fixed schedule, taking into account soil type...
Tags: Gardening, California, Los Angeles, Usda, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Glendale, University Of California, Southern California, Valley, South Bay, Burbank, Corona, San Fernando Valley, Tujunga


It took Chris Stuck 20 years to get published. Now he’s not holding back.

Chris Stuck’s debut short story collection, “Give My Love to the Savages” was a long time coming — two decades after getting his MFA in creative writing. Now that Stuck has finally made it at age 45, he is not holding back. The book’s first story tracks the life of a biracial man like Stuck from the first time he heard the N-word – in kindergarten – through decades of American racism that is sometimes casual, sometimes pointed, but always personal. Stuck follows that poignant and personal t...
Tags: Books, US, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Yale, David Bowie, Portland, Marilyn Monroe, Harry Potter, White, Black, Joyce Carol Oates, Southern California, Montrose, MFA


Enter the overgrown tunnel of plants into Montrose’s Lost Books, sister to LA’s Last Bookstore

There’s no sign. No phone number. No website. But if you venture in through the Instagram-ready tunnel of plants and greenery, you’ll emerge into the world of Lost Books. Located in Montrose in northeast Los Angeles County, the shop, which opened quietly in late June, is a sister to downtown L.A.’s Last Bookstore, the massive store and tourist spot known for its huge inventory and its own picture-perfect archway and book-related sculptures and photo spots. Related links A $10,000 gift cert...
Tags: Books, Instagram, California, La, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Yale, Marilyn Monroe, Joyce Carol Oates, Southern California, Montrose, Josh, Spencer, Los Angeles County, Tustin


1 officer killed, 3 wounded in standoff in Texas

Associated Press LEVELLAND, Texas — One officer was killed and three others were wounded Thursday when a police standoff in a small West Texas city erupted in gunfire. The incident involved a man reported as possibly armed shortly after 1 p.m. Thursday on a residential street in Levelland, about 30 miles west of Lubbock. The confrontation escalated quickly, gunfire erupted as the suspect barricaded himself inside a house, and a standoff ensued. Three of the wounded officers were taken to a Lubbo...
Tags: Texas, Crime, News, Guns, Sport, Soccer, Associated Press, Lubbock, West Texas, Bartlett, Levelland, Levelland Texas, National News, Lubbock County, Lubbock County Sheriff s Office, Josh Bartlett


Armed man detained after trying to drive into parking garage of Downtown LA federal building

LOS ANGELES — An armed man who attempted to enter the parking garage of the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday was taken into custody. The incident is under investigation by the Federal Protection Service, with assistance from the LAPD and FBI. https://t.co/vFUWPKCxWq — CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) July 14, 2021 The man was wearing body armor and was stopped in his white SUV by contracted security officers “who noticed a firearm inside the vehicle,” said Depar...
Tags: News, Guns, Colorado, La, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Biden, Department Of Homeland Security, Lapd, Public Safety, Higgs, Los Angeles Police Department, Downtown Los Angeles


Handgun sale ban to under 21-year-olds is unconstitutional, appeals court says

By Tierney Sneed | CNN Federal regulations setting a minimum age of 21 years old for purchasing handguns from licensed dealers violate the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The restrictions were deemed unconstitutional by a divided three-judge panel of the 4th US Circuit Court of Appeals. The majority opinion, written by Donald Trump-appointee Judge Julius N. Richardson, said the laws relegated “either the Second Amendment or 18- to 20-year-olds to a second-class status.”...
Tags: Business, Florida, Politics, New York, News, Guns, Supreme Court, Congress, America, Barack Obama, Sport, Cnn, Soccer, Retail, Courts, Capitol Hill


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended July 11 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Malibu Rising: Taylor Jenkins Reid 2. Falling: T.J. Newman 3. The Paper Palace: Miranda Cowley Heller 4. Project Hail Mary: Andy Weir 5. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 6. Klara and the Sun: Kazuo Ishiguro 7....
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Neil Gaiman, Stephen King, Los Angeles, Sport, Fox, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, Yale, Marilyn Monroe, Salem, Quentin Tarantino, William Golding, Coca Cola


Joyce Carol Oates talks Marilyn Monroe clones and more in ‘Night, Neon’ story collection

“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” Or so goes the Internet-popular quote by Joyce Carol Oates, who the New Yorker called “American’s preeminent fiction writer,” author of nearly five dozen novels – not to mention her memoir, short story collections, poetry volumes, plays and essays. But be warned: To slip into the other’s skin in an Oates’ story often is to be brought into psychological disturbance ...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, Greece, Obama, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Yale, New Jersey, Marilyn Monroe, Princeton, Coca Cola, Joyce Carol Oates, Southern California, Princeton University


Nearly 50 years after dropping out to live with J.D. Salinger, Joyce Maynard is a Yale student with a new novel

Joyce Maynard is 67 now and, in a sense, has come full circle. She returned to Yale University as a student in 2018 — she’s a junior now — after dropping out on the first day of her sophomore year in 1972. Back then, she left her scholarship and friends behind to move into a cabin in the New Hampshire woods with reclusive “Catcher in the Rye” novelist J.D. Salinger at his urging. He was 53. Salinger had sought her out shortly after she’d found national fame as a teen for writing a New York Times...
Tags: Books, La, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Bob Dylan, New Hampshire, Yale, New York Times, Richard Thompson, Coca Cola, Vanity Fair, New York Times Magazine, Usc, Bay Area, Southern California


The Witches of the Orient review – very strange but true sports history

Julien Faraut’s documentary recounts how a Japanese women’s volleyball team recruited from factory workers became national heroes in the 60sFollowing the philosophical tennis documentary John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection, Julien Faraut is back with yet another unusual, enigmatic sports film, this time tracing the extraordinary journey of the undefeated Japanese national women’s volleyball team in the 1960s. Assembled from a group of factory workers, these young, initially amateur athletes...
Tags: Books, Japan, Film, Sport, World news, Culture, Asia Pacific, Tokyo, Anime, Comics and graphic novels, Olympic Games, John McEnroe, Manga, Julien Faraut, Documentary films, Faraut


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, July 12-19

  A view from the San Fernando Valley: Alex Trebek’s family looks on as a sign is unveiled during a press conference outside the iconic Northridge Skateland which is targeted for conversion into the Trebek Center, a bridge-housing facility for the homeless and named after one of its main benefactor “Jeopardy!” host, Alex Trebek. The center, on Parthenia Street, will be operated by the Hope of the Valley, a nonprofit targeting preventing, reducing and eliminating poverty, hunger and homelessne...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Gardening, New York, Charity, Sport, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Local News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Voice, Sherman, Agatha Christie, Alex Trebek


FBI says ‘no reason to believe’ suspects with guns, ammo posed threat to MLB All-Star Game

The FBI said it has no reason to believe four people arrested with guns and ammunition in a hotel a block away from Coors Field on MLB All-Star Game weekend posed a threat to the game, but Denver police refused to rule out the possibility of a mass shooting plot during a Sunday news conference. Denver police on Friday seized weapons and a significant amount of narcotics from two rooms at The Maven Hotel at 1850 Wazee St., Denver police Chief Paul Pazen said Sunday. A source who spoke to The Post...
Tags: Facebook, News, Guns, Colorado, Sports, Cbi, Sport, Fbi, Soccer, Mlb, Biden, Denver, Ricardo Rodriguez, Platt, Denver Post, Colorado Bureau of Investigation


Thriller novelist Karin Slaughter talks new book ‘False Witness,’ cooking with Coca-Cola

Author Karin Slaughter has staked out a distinct territory for her mysteries and thrillers, setting her 10-title Will Trent series in Atlanta and her seven-title Grant County series, five standalone novels and 10 novellas in Georgia. “I know there are other people writing mysteries set here, but I could probably take them in an arm-wrestling match,” she once told me. “The South is who I am.” Slaughter, 50. was born in Jonesboro, 18 miles from Atlanta, a town so small at the time that “if yo...
Tags: Books, Australia, La, Atlanta, Georgia, Sport, Netflix, Things To Do, Soccer, Vancouver, Slaughter, Coca Cola, Usc, Southern California, Samsonite, Cathy


Why this ‘Mystery’ gardenia is blooming despite the heat and drought conditions

Nearly two decades ago, I planted a ‘Mystery’ gardenia. Today it is over six feet tall and currently covered with fragrant white blooms that reach up to five inches across when fully open. I have been thinking about this gardenia — which needs no more water than my California lilac (ceanothus) — as the local drought conditions intensify. Also blooming now are my six-foot-tall chaste tree (Vitex agnus-castus) with magnificent purple, spire-shaped inflorescences. It’s on a similarly sparse water r...
Tags: Gardening, Australia, California, China, Africa, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, South Africa, North America, South Carolina, Joe, Oceania, Southern California, Charleston South Carolina, Alexander Garden


Dana Spiotta’s ‘Wayward’ takes on a topic not often discussed in novels, and here’s why

Dana Spiotta’s latest novel “Wayward” is set just four years ago, in 2017, but the author said the upheavals of 2020 alone were drastic enough to make that recent time seem like historical fiction. “It was the pandemic and then the George Floyd murder and then the election,” she says by phone from Syracuse, New York. “I was very determined to make it just 2017 and true to that moment.” Falling somewhere between drama and dark comedy, “Wayward” shows a family unraveling against the backdrop of ge...
Tags: Books, California, La, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Bravo, Tokyo, James Taylor, Syracuse, Joni Mitchell, Sam, Usc, Southern California, Trump


Victims of Southern California synagogue shooting can sue gunmaker

SAN DIEGO — A California judge decided victims of the 2019 synagogue shooting near San Diego that killed one worshiper and wounded three can sue the manufacturer of the semiautomatic rifle and the gun shop that sold it to the teenage gunman, according to a newspaper report. Superior Court Judge Kenneth Medel said Wednesday that victims and families in the Poway, California, synagogue shooting have adequately alleged that Smith & Wesson, the nation’s largest gunmaker, knew its AR-15-style rifle c...
Tags: Business, Crime, News, Shooting, Guns, California, California News, Sport, Earnest, Soccer, San Diego, Courts, Hate Crime, Southern California, Smith Wesson, San Francisco Chronicle


What to do to revive azaleas and lavender in the garden

Q: Can you give me some tips on reviving these plants? I have changed the soil on my azaleas, but they don’t seem to be thriving. The middle one is old and I’m afraid it may be dead. The others are 1-year-old. The lavender is 2 months old. All of them were purchased from a local warehouse store. A: Azaleas are acid-loving, so they benefit from being grown in a container in potting mix especially formulated for acid-loving plants. When choosing a container for your new plant, pick one that is jus...
Tags: Gardening, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Orange County, Riverside County, Pat, Los Angeles County, South Bay, San Bernardino County, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Home + Garden


Here are the bestsellers at Southern California’s independent bookstores

The SoCal Indie Bestseller List for the sales week ended July 4 is based on reporting from the independent booksellers of Southern California, the California Independent Booksellers Alliance and IndieBound. For an independent bookstore near you, visit IndieBound.org. HARDCOVER FICTION 1. The Midnight Library: Matt Haig 2. Malibu Rising: Taylor Jenkins Reid 3. Project Hail Mary: Andy Weir, Ballantine 4. The Last Thing He Told Me: Laura Dave 5. Klara and the Sun: Kazuo Ishiguro 6. The Invisible ...
Tags: Books, Usa, Hollywood, La, Neil Gaiman, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, George Orwell, House, Quentin Tarantino, Michael Lewis, Kazuo Ishiguro, John Green


How this South Bay ‘flower shaman’ ended up on HBO Max’s ‘Full Bloom’

Ever since she was a little girl, Jenny Barker had a special connection with flowers. As a 5-year-old she would spend time in her grandfather’s garden where she would be allowed to cut flowers and bring them into his house. “I knew at a little girl age that I had a deep connection to the flowers more than someone else,” the 41-year-old Palos Verdes Peninsula resident said, explaining that that was the beginning of her journey as a “flower shaman.” The long-time florist and owner of Magical Bloom...
Tags: Gardening, Hbo, TV, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Streaming, Jack, Don, Barker, Jenny, San Fernando Valley, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes Peninsula, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR


How USC professor George J. Sánchez sees the future in LA’s Boyle Heights neighborhood

When George J. Sánchez’s parents came to Los Angeles from Mexico, they first settled in Boyle Heights. While his family ended up moving to Gardenia and then Whittier, they always returned to Boyle Heights and always had family there.  “There was a sense that it was different — Boyle Heights was welcoming when most parts of Los Angeles were not,” says Sánchez, author of “Becoming Mexican American” and now “Boyle Heights: How a Los Angeles Neighborhood Became the Future of American Democracy....
Tags: Books, Hollywood, California, Mexico, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, Brooklyn, Healthcare, New Orleans, Usc, Southern California, Sánchez


Community meetings in the San Fernando Valley, July 5-12

  Wings Over Wendy’s veterans group meets every Monday at 7401 Shoup Avenue in West Hills. (Google Street View)   Community meetings bring people together for exchange of ideas and memorable shared experiences. Here’s a sampling of  meetings in the San Fernando Valley.   Wings Over Wendy’s: Veterans of all services and ages, and their supporters, meet from 8:30-11 a.m. every Monday of the month. Guest speakers scheduled for meetings. Currently, the group is also offering the meetings on Zoo...
Tags: Health, Facebook, Gardening, New York, Charity, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Veterans, Community, Book Club, Local News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Voice, Agatha Christie, Kamala Harris


‘The Sweetness of Water’ explores race, sexuality and violence in the post Civil War-era South

“The Sweetness of Water,” the debut novel from Nathan Harris, starts quietly, with curmudgeonly George Walker traipsing around his property outside of the town of Old Ox, Georgia. Even his first encounter on his land with two recently emancipated Black men, Prentiss and Landry, gives no hints of all that is to come. This haunting and powerful book, set just as the Civil War is ending, is a meditation on a number of still-relevant issues about class, race and sexuality. It explores the deep and...
Tags: Books, Hollywood, California, San Francisco, Georgia, Sport, Austin, Things To Do, West, Britain, Soccer, Harry Potter, Eric Garner, White, Southern California, George



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