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"The Ambitious Guest."

I was rereading the excellent Roz Chast memoir "Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?" when I got to the page "Dirty Checkers":This time through the book, I stopped, loaded Nathaniel Hawthorne's "Twice-Told Tales" into my Project Gutenberg app and read "The Ambitious Guest" right then and there. Why live at the base of a mountain that is regularly signaling its willingness to roll down and bury you? They had their reasons. What's the point of moving on? The man who would move on got burie...
Tags: Death, Law, Hawthorne, Roz Chast, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ann Althouse


After 19 years in prison, man convicted as teen for double-shooting ordered released

After serving 19 years of a life prison sentence for an attempted murder conviction, a Compton man will be released next week after a re-sentencing on Friday, according to the Loyola Marymount University’s Project for the Innocent. “LPI has been investigating this case for nearly six years, and we firmly believe in our client’s innocence,” LPI Program Director Adam Grant said. “In fact, we uncovered substantial evidence pointing toward someone else entirely as the perpetrator.” Emon Barnes, now ...
Tags: News, La, Office, Sport, Soccer, Courts, Local News, Compton, Barnes, Michael Petersen, LPI, Adam Grant, Hawthorne, LA County, San Fernando Valley, San Quentin


‘Dangerous’ heat wave is here today, bringing triple-digits to Southern California

LOS ANGELES — A heat wave will settle on Southern California today — Friday Sept. 4, creating “dangerously hot conditions” that will threaten human health through the Labor Day holiday and cause an increased danger of wildfires, the National Weather Service said. “The very hot conditions through Labor Day will bring an increased threat of large fire activity including fires with large vertical growth,” the national Weather Service tweeted. “Dangerous heat” is expected, it warned on its website. ...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, California, La, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Santiago, Long Beach, Gulf Coast, Pasadena, Chatsworth, Local News


Hawthorne man sentenced to 6 years for road-rage crash that killed L.A. motorcyclist in Gardena

A man who pleaded no contest to running a 21-year-old motorcyclist off of the road in Gardena in 2017 was sentenced in Torrance Superior Court to six years in state prison on Tuesday, Sept. 1, with the victim’s family saying that was not enough. Oscar Villa, 27, of Hawthorne was originally charged with murder in the road-rage incident that killed 21-year-old Jaylen Ramone Bell-Maxwell of Los Angeles. However, in March, Relatives of Bell-Maxwell said the six-year sentence was too light. She...
Tags: New York, News, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, UPS, Soccer, Courts, Honda, Villa, Bell, Trump, Jericho, Inglewood, Los Angeles County, Torrance


PBOT: Bike lanes on Hawthorne would be bad for climate change, racial equity

PBOT is concerned about how these bike lanes might impact transit and racial equity. “…It is likely that the bike lanes would offer a mostly localized benefit to access destinations on the corridor rather than benefiting people further away in the Foster and Lents areas.”— PBOT A golden opportunity to create safe space on Hawthorne Boulevard for bicycle users might be slipping away. That’s the feeling of many local advocates following the release of a draft report yesterday by the Portl...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Infrastructure, Cycling, Portland, Metro, Hawthorne, Chavez, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Lents, Iain Mackenzie, Hawthorne Boulevard, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Hawthorne Blvd, PBOT Bicycle Advisory Committee


Triple-digit heat hitting some Southern California communities

LOS ANGELES — Two LA County Valleys again will swelter in triple-digit highs Thursday, and the National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for the region. Encino is forecast to hit 103 degrees and Palmdale and Lancaster 101. National Weather Service forecasters say that the weather LA County is experiencing this week is fairly typical August weather and not a heat wave, even though temperatures are above normal. The NWS Thursday morning issued a heat advisory that will be in effect from 11 a...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Santiago, Long Beach, Local News, Nws, Southern California, San Pedro, Lax, Santa Monica


Encino home once tied to Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson sells for $3.5 million

The kitchen is finished in Ann Sach’s tile and Carrara marble counters. (Photo by Sergii Dolgyi Studio) A view of the remodeled kitchen. (Photo by Sergii Dolgyi Studio) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds An aerial view of the Encino tennis court estate once tied to Brian Wilson. (Photo by Sergii Dolgyi Studio) Show Caption of Expand A six-bedroom Spanish-style estate in Encino with former ties to Beach Boys’ co-founder Brain Wilson has sold for $3.535 ...
Tags: Business, California, Housing, Beach Boys, Sport, Soccer, Brian Wilson, Dennis, Wilson, Al Jardine, Carl, Devo, Hawthorne, Mike Love, Beach Boys co, Calabasas


El Camino College partners with Colorado community college to create aerospace development center

It’s a partnership that spans time zones — and will have students reaching for space. El Camino College, near Torrance, has teamed up with a Colorado community college to form the Space, Cyber & Supply Talent Development Center and train the aerospace technicians of the future, the two schools have announced. The aerospace industry, after all, is expected to remain strong and continue growing, according to experts — even as the coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on the economy, sunk various ...
Tags: Apple, Spacex, Colorado, Los Angeles, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, Denver, Black, Colorado Springs, Northrop Grumman, Los Angeles County, South Bay, Torrance, U S Postal Service, Hamel


Out-of-this-world recycling: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched for sixth time

Hawthorne-based SpaceX set a record on Tuesday, Aug. 18, for the reuse of its workhorse Falcon 9 rockets when it launched another batch of internet satellites into orbit. The Falcon 9 rocket that was used in Tuesday morning’s launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida has been used in five previous missions. It is intended to become the first to ever be successfully launched and recovered six times. Tuesday’s mission, which launched at 7:31 a.m. California time, is propelling 58 Starlink satellites i...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, California, Sport, Earth, Soccer, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, Atlantic Ocean, Hawthorne, StarLink, SpaceX Several Falcon


SpaceX will try again to launch 57 internet satellites

Hawthorne-based SpaceX will make another attempt late Thursday, Aug. 6, to launch several dozen internet satellites into orbit, following a series of aborted efforts. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying the 57 Starlink satellites is scheduled to launch from Florida’s Cape Canaveral at 10:12 p.m. California time. SpaceX has tried three previous times to launch the satellites, but the missions have been delayed each time, either due to additional system checks or the weather in Florida. If Thursday night...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, California, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, Cape Canaveral, Atlantic Ocean, Hawthorne, Spaceflight Industries, StarLink, Top Stories LADN


SpaceX will try again to launch internet satellites

Hawthorne-based SpaceX will make another attempt late Thursday, Aug. 6, to launch several dozen internet satellites into orbit, following a series of aborted efforts. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying the 57 Starlink satellites is scheduled to launch from Florida’s Cape Canaveral at 10:12 p.m. California time. SpaceX has tried three previous times to launch the satellites, but the missions have been delayed each time, either due to additional system checks or the weather in Florida. If Thursday night...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, California, Sport, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, Cape Canaveral, Atlantic Ocean, Hawthorne, Spaceflight Industries, StarLink, Top Stories LADN


Hawthorne gets approval to build first Chicago-area racino; Arlington track looking to relocate

Hawthorne Race Course is moving forward with the Chicago area's first racino after getting preliminary approval Thursday from the Illinois Gaming Board to build a casino at its horse track in west suburban Stickney.
Tags: Chicago, Arlington, Hawthorne, Illinois Gaming Board


Hawthorne-based SpaceX guiding NASA astronauts to first splashdown in 45 years

NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken prepare Saturday to undock from the International Space Station, aiming to travel home to Earth aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule. Photo: SpaceX In this image from video made available by NASA, the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule separates from the International Space Station on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (NASA via AP) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds In this image from video made available by NASA, astronauts Doug Hurley, left, and Bob B...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, Sport, Ap, Nasa, Earth, Atlantic, Soccer, International Space Station, Associated Press, Houston, Pacific, Boeing, Gulf of Mexico, Pensacola


Hawthorne-based SpaceX’s astronauts begin journey home from Space Station

This image from video made available by NASA shows the SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule as it undocks from the International Space Station on Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (NASA via AP) NASA astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken prepare Saturday to undock from the International Space Station, aiming to travel home to Earth aboard a SpaceX Dragon capsule. Photo: SpaceX Sound The gallery will resume in seconds This photo provided by NASA shows, from left, front, astronauts Bob Behnken and Do...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, California, Washington, Sport, Ap, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, International Space Station, Associated Press, Demo, Boeing


Hawthorne-based SpaceX’s astronauts set to return from space station

This photo provided by NASA shows from left, astronauts Bob Behnken, Chris Cassidy and Doug Hurley during an interview on the International Space Station on Friday, July 31, 2020. Behnken and Hurley are scheduled to leave the International Space Station in a SpaceX capsule on Saturday and splashdown off the coast of Florida on Sunday. (NASA via AP) This image made available by NASA astronaut Bob Behnken on Friday, July 31, 2020, shows him inside the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft docked to th...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, California, Sport, Ap, Nasa, Earth, Soccer, International Space Station, Demo, Gulf of Mexico, Falcon, Cape Canaveral


100-plus-degree fire weather is here, Southern California

LOS ANGELES — The heat wave baking Southern California will go into a second day Friday, prolonging an elevated danger of wildfire and hazardous health conditions for residents. The National Weather Service continued to warn of hot, very dry conditions — up to 107 degrees in valley areas — with humidity levels in the single digits and strong gusty winds. But no red flag warnings were issued. “Dangerously hot conditions are possible, especially away from the coast, Thursday through Saturday as st...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Santiago, Long Beach, Orange County, Nws, Southern California, San Pedro, Lax, Santa Monica


LA County cities once again demand share of $1.8 billion in coronavirus funding

A coalition of Los Angeles County towns once again demanded on Friday, July 24, that they receive a share of the $1.8 billion in coronavirus aid the federal government doled out to the county and LA city. The coalition is composed of 28 cities. But its demand, according to a joint statement, is that the money from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act — also known as the CARES Act — get redistributed to the remaining 87 LA County cities. That group, led by Carson Mayor Al Robles,...
Tags: Politics, News, California, La, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Commerce, Long Beach, Disneyland, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Malibu, Bell, West Hollywood


Hawthorne-based SpaceX launches South Korean Satellite, bests rocket turnaround record

Hawthorne-based SpaceX successfully launched a South Korean military communications satellite into orbit today from Cape Canaveral in Florida, in the process beating its own record for turnaround time in the reuse of a rocket. The Falcon 9 rocket blasted off at about 2:30 p.m. California time, following a roughly half-hour delay due to weather over Florida. The launch was originally scheduled last Tuesday, but was delayed due to a last-minute repair issue. The rocket was carrying the South Korea...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, California, Sport, Nasa, Soccer, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, Atlantic Ocean, Hawthorne, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT


Suspected Los Angeles-area gang members charged in MS-13 crackdown

More than a dozen suspected leaders, members and associates of the violent transnational criminal organization MS-13 are facing federal charges, including transporting bulk quantities of methamphetamine from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday. On Tuesday, 11 of 13 defendants named in an indictment filed in Las Vegas were taken into custody: four defendants were arrested in the Los Angeles area, and seven were arrested in Las Vegas. The arrests were part ...
Tags: News, Guns, White House, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, United States, Las Vegas, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Doj, Trump, Inglewood, U S Department of Justice, Fulton, Whittier


Third time is no charm as SpaceX scraps launch of 57 internet satellites

A planned launch Saturday, July 11, by Hawthorne-based SpaceX to deploy 57 internet satellites into orbit has been postponed for a third time to “allow more time for checkouts,” the company tweeted. No new launch date was announced, but SpaceX officials said their launch team was working to identify the next earliest launch opportunity. The 10th Starlink mission, part of an effort to provide low-cost internet access, was originally scheduled for June 26 from Cape Canaveral in Florida but was scr...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, California, Sport, Earth, Soccer, Cape Canaveral, Atlantic Ocean, Hawthorne, Spaceflight Industries, StarLink, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


SpaceX reschedules satellite launch for Saturday

HAWTHORNE — Hawthorne-based SpaceX will try again Saturday to launch its twice-delayed mission to deploy nearly 60 satellites into orbit. The launch of the Starlink satellites was originally scheduled for June 26 from Cape Canaveral in Florida but was scrubbed at the last minute to allow for more pre-flight equipment checks. SpaceX tried again Wednesday morning, but that launch had to be canceled due to bad weather. The company announced Thursday that the launch has now been rescheduled for 7:54...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, California, California News, Sport, Earth, Soccer, Cape Canaveral, Atlantic Ocean, Hawthorne, Spaceflight Industries, StarLink, Top Stories LADN


How hot is it getting Thursday in your Southern California community?

LOS ANGELES — A heat wave is about to wash over Southern California, generating triple-digit highs in LA County beginning Saturday, while Orange County communities will remain in the 90s. The hottest location in LA County over the weekend will be the Antelope Valley, with extended triple-digit heat from 100 to 107 degrees, according to a National Weather Service statement. Saturday and Sunday will be the heat wave’s hottest days. The weather service urged area residents to stay hydrated by drink...
Tags: Weather, National Weather Service, News, California, La, California News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Long Beach, Pasadena, Local News, Orange County, Nws, Southern California, San Pedro


SpaceX aims for morning launch of 59 satellites — watch the 8:50 a.m. liftoff live

HAWTHORNE — Hawthorne-based SpaceX will try again Wednesday to launch 57 internet satellites into orbit from Cape Canaveral in Florida as it continues its quest to build a worldwide broadband network. The launch of the Starlink satellites, along with a pair of Earth-observation satellites operated by a separate company, was originally planned for June 26, but it was scrubbed to allow more time for additional “pre-launch checkouts.” Wednesday’s launch is scheduled for 8:50 a.m. California time. ...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, California, California News, Sport, Earth, Soccer, Cape Canaveral, Atlantic Ocean, Hawthorne, Spaceflight Industries, StarLink, Top Stories LADN


SpaceX aims to launch US Space Force satellite: Watch live

HAWTHORNE — Hawthorne-based SpaceX will attempt another rocket launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida Tuesday, this time carrying a US Space Force global positioning satellite into orbit. The launch window for the Falcon 9 rocket carrying the GPS III SV03 satellite will open at 12:55 p.m. California time. The satellite launch was originally scheduled for April 29, but it was delayed for two months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Space Force officials said the delay resulted in only minimal co...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Florida, News, California, Sport, Soccer, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, Hawthorne, National Security Space, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Space Force, US Space Force


SpaceX launches rocket carrying US Space Force satellite

HAWTHORNE — Hawthorne-based SpaceX launched a rocket carrying a US Space Force global positioning satellite into orbit Tuesday from Cape Canaveral in Florida. The Falcon 9 rocket carrying the GPS III SV03 satellite took off at 1:10 p.m. California time. It was pushed back from an original launch time of 12:55 p.m. The satellite launch was originally scheduled for April 29 but was delayed for two months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Space Force officials said the delay resulted in only mini...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Florida, News, California, US, Sport, Earth, Soccer, Cape Canaveral, Atlantic Ocean, SpaceX Falcon, Hawthorne, National Security Space, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories Breeze


Scotts Miracle-Gro gets into the venture capital business with a $50 million fund, because it’s 2020

Scotts Miracle-Gro, the lawn care and fertilizer giant that has opened up a secondary business as a pioneer in cannabis and hemp cultivation, is launching a $50 million corporate venture capital fund called 1868 Ventures.  Is it strange that a fertilizer company would commit to a $50 million fund to invest in two to three startup companies per year over the next few years? It’s 2020, folks, nothing makes sense. Except this might? New discoveries around crop cultivation, the development of org...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Oregon, US, Tech, Canada, North America, Corporate Venture Capital, Coleman, Hawthorne, Gro, David Horowitz, Scotts Miracle Gro, Scotts, Randy Coleman, Touchdown Ventures


Wave of police protests, pride marches continue through Southern California

LOS ANGELES — Demonstrations and other activities in Southern California, and across the nation, targeting systemic racism and police brutality have entered a second month with no signs of waning. The ongoing actions were sparked by the Memorial Day death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Floyd was killed when a police officer knelt on his neck for nearly nine minutes while he was handcuffed and face-down on the ground. The officer was fired and has been charged with second-degree murder. Three ot...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Vermont, Southern California, City Hall, Van Halen, Santa Clarita, Riverside, Newport, Mission Street


On the Exceptionalism of Books in an Age of Tweets

Early in his 1994 essay collection, The Gutenberg Elegies, literary critic Sven Birkerts tells a story about his experience teaching an undergraduate course on short stories. He started his students easy, with some Washington Irving, then moved on to Hawthorne and Poe before arriving at Henry James. It was here that his class “derailed.” He tried to solicit opinions on the story he’d selected, but came up short. “My students could barely muster the energy for a thumbs-up or -down,” he writes. “...
Tags: College, Uncategorized, Poe, Hawthorne, Washington Irving, Neil Postman, Sven Birkerts, Birkerts, Henry James It, Birkert


SpaceX looks to launch more internet satellites

Hawthorne-based SpaceX will attempt Friday to launch another batch of satellites into orbit as it continues efforts to build a worldwide low-cost internet service. The Falcon 9 rocket is scheduled to take off from Cape Canaveral in Florida at 1:18 p.m. California time. The rocket will be carrying 57 Starlink internet satellites. Following the launch, SpaceX will again attempt to recover the first stage of the Falcon 9 rocket by landing it on a barge floating in the Atlantic ocean. The company ha...
Tags: Business, Spacex, Elon Musk, Florida, News, California, Sport, Earth, Atlantic, Soccer, Falcon, Cape Canaveral, South Bay, Hawthorne, Spaceflight Industries, StarLink


Streets will get makeovers as ‘Healthy Business’ program rolls out

Paddy’s Bar & Grill street plaza plans. “What we have is a lot of free square feet and a free permit… We are offering you an empty box. That empty box is in the shape of some section of the street. You get to decide what goes in that box.”— Greg Raisman, PBOT One month after it was first announced, the Portland Bureau of Transportation’s Healthy Business program is starting to bear its first pieces of fruit. And with Multnomah County set to enter the phase 1 stage of reopening Friday (6...
Tags: Sport, Front Page, Cycling, Portland, Woodlawn, Ben, Multnomah County, St Johns, Hawthorne, Paddy, Portland Bureau of Transportation, Raisman, Naito, Jonathan Maus, PBOT, Yamhill