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Frankie Shaw Will Apologize For Some Things, But She's Not Sorry About SMILF

A show about single moms who are down on their luck and also horny is about as taboo as TV gets, but the Showtime series SMILF is the rare gem that manages to disrupt with unapologetic verve. Set in the Boston’s historically blue collar Southie neighborhood, the show centers on Bridgette Bird, a young, struggling mom of a toddler, who is totally lost, troubled by a traumatic past, but doing her best. In the iconic pilot episode, she’s seen at a bodega running into an old friend while buying coo...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, Hollywood, California, Boston, Massachusetts, New York City, Los Angeles, Ptsd, Justin Bieber, Showtime, Camilla, Catholic, Jfk, Los Angeles Times


Robert Durst murder trial set for September in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — New York real estate heir Robert Durst has been scheduled to go on trial in late summer on charges of killing a friend in Los Angeles nearly two decades ago. The Los Angeles Times reports a judge on Tuesday scheduled the trial to begin Sept. 3. Durst is accused of killing […]
Tags: New York, News, Los Angeles, Ap, Nation, Los Angeles Times, Robert Durst, Durst


Effort to introduce limits on donations from some developers making a comeback at L.A. City Hall

A proposal to restrict political campaign donations from real estate developers has gotten little traction over the past two years at City Hall, but it is getting a second chance amid an FBI investigation into possible corruption related to the approvals of downtown Los Angeles development projects. Six Los Angeles City Council members introduced a motion Tuesday calling for a ban on contributions from developers seeking approval on certain projects in the city of Los Angeles. It was seconded by...
Tags: Google, Los Angeles, Sport, Development, Fbi, Soccer, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, City Hall, Los Angeles City, Los Angeles Unified School District, Ryu, Huizar, Jose Huizar


Effort to introduce limits on donations from some developers making a comeback at LA City Hall

A proposal to restrict political campaign donations from real estate developers has gotten little traction over the past two years at City Hall, but it is getting a second chance amid an FBI investigation into possible corruption related to the approvals of downtown Los Angeles development projects. Six Los Angeles City Council members introduced a motion Tuesday calling for a ban on contributions from developers seeking approval on certain projects in the city of Los Angeles. It was seconded by...
Tags: Google, Los Angeles, Sport, Development, Fbi, Soccer, City Council, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, City Hall, Los Angeles City, Los Angeles Unified School District, Ryu, Huizar, Jose Huizar


These are the 577 positions SpaceX is cutting at its headquarters in a major round of layoffs

SpaceX, the rocket company founded by Elon Musk, is laying off about 10% of its workforce. In a notice required by California law, the company said it's eliminating 577 positions at its headquarters in Los Angeles. Business Insider compiled that layoff data into two charts that summarize the roles and duties of those being let go. Technicians, engineers, and machinists together make up a majority of SpaceX's terminated positions, while managers and supervisors represent about 7% of the layoffs...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Texas, Fcc, California, Los Angeles, Trends, Nasa, Virgin Galactic, Mars, Los Angeles Times, Musk, Falcon, Los Angeles County, LA Times, Hawthorne


SpaceX to lay off about 10% of its workforce 'due to the extraordinarily difficult challenges ahead'

SpaceX, the rocket company owned by Elon Musk, will lay off about 10% of its employees, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday, citing an unnamed source. SpaceX confirmed the layoffs, citing the "extraordinarily difficult challenges" of developing a new interplanetary spacecraft and launching a global satellite internet network. A document filed by SpaceX with the state of California suggests at least 577 people at the company's headquarters will lose their jobs on March 12. The company has ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Fcc, California, China, Trends, Mars, Los Angeles Times, Musk, Business Insider, Los Angeles County, LA Times, SpaceX SpaceX, Employment Development Department, Hawthorne California, Gwynne Shotwell


Measles warning in Los Angeles, New York outbreak surges

Anti-vaxxers are winning the war on life. Measles outbreaks are happening with increasing frequency. US News and World Report: In late December, one person who was sick with the highly contagious viral infection visited several stores and restaurants in Malibu, Pasadena and Santa Monica while contagious, the Los Angeles Times reported. Officials said there is no remaining risk in those areas, but people who may have been near the infected person should watch for any symptoms of the illness, w...
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Seeking reader suggestions for really tough (sentencing) questions for AG nominee William Barr

The Senate confirmation hearing for President Trump's nominee to lead the Department of Justice, William Barr, is scheduled to begin tomorrow morning.  The headline of this Los Angeles Times article, "William Barr to face tough Senate hearing on attorney general nomination," predict a "tough" experience for Barr.  But, from my perspective, what could really make the hearing effective is for there to be a lot of sentencing reform and criminal-justice related questions. As the title of this post s...
Tags: Law, Congress, Senate, US, Los Angeles Times, Trump, Bush, George H W Bush, AG, Douglas A Berman, US Sentencing Commission, William Barr, Bill Barr, Barr Here


Maneckji Bhumgara: The Indian bowler who took American cricket by storm in the 1900s

Southern California discovered cricket in the late 19th century, two centuries after the sport reached American shores, but the region lost little time in taking to the game with enthusiasm. The cricketing season began every summer in May. Several counties—including Los Angeles, Santa Monica, San Diego, and San Francisco (in mid-California)—had their own leagues. Practice matches between league teams would kick off the season and near its end, a combined Los Angeles team would take on Santa Mo...
Tags: Asia, Europe, England, New York, Hollywood, London, California, Oregon, Life, India, US, Sports, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Canada, Liverpool


In the LAUSD teacher strike, the union chooses greed over students

If teachers unions have their way, the federal government won’t be the only thing shut down. Some California classrooms will close too—at least in Los Angeles, where progressive outrage is never in short supply. On January 14, the United Teachers Los Angeles teacher’s union went on strike, leaving 500,000 students in the Los Angeles Unified School District—the second largest school district in the country—without nearly 30,000 teachers. By striking for higher wages, amid other demands regarding ...
Tags: California, Opinion, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, Newsom, UTLA, Opinion columns, Young Voices, Brad Polumbo, Lois Weiner


John Parry explains curious “in the grasp” call

Although NFL officials should have the same post-game media requirements that players and coaches fulfill (except when they choose not to), the league periodically makes a referee available to a pool reporter after a call, or a non-call, that cries out for in-the-moment explanation from the person who made, or didn't make, it. On Saturday night, the league made referee John Parry available to Sam Farmer of the Los Angeles Times regarding a very questionable decision to blow dead a play late...
Tags: News, Cowboys, NFL, Dak Prescott, Los Angeles Times, Prescott, Parry, John Parry, Sam Farmer


Philip Glass Finishes His David Bowie Trilogy, Debuting His Lodger Symphony

Sometimes I feel The need to move on So I pack a bag And move on Move on --David Bowie, “Move On” We might have been calling it the Lake Geneva Trilogy, given David Bowie’s recuperative sojourn in Switzerland after the emptiness he felt in L.A. The first album in the Berlin Trilogy, Low, was mostly recorded in France, and the last album of the trilogy, Lodger, in Montreaux in 1979. But they were almost all written in, around, and about Berlin, where Bowie found what he was looking for—a ...
Tags: Google, Music, London, College, France, Berlin, Los Angeles, David Bowie, Switzerland, John Adams, Times, Gary Oldman, Low, Los Angeles Times, Philip Glass, Bowie


SpaceX is reportedly laying off about 10% of its workforce

SpaceX, the rocket company owned by Elon Musk, will lay off about 10% of its employees, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday citing an unnamed source. The company has more than 6,000 employees and has been working rapidly to build and start testing a prototype of its brand-new rocket system. SpaceX, the rocket company owned by Elon Musk, will lay off about 10% of its employees, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday, citing an unnamed source. SpaceX currently has more than 6,000 employe...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Trends, Earth, Mars, Los Angeles Times, LA Times, StarLink, Bfr, Big Falcon Rocket, LA Times SpaceX, COO Gwynne Shotwell


SpaceX to lay off 10 percent of workforce

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (AP) — SpaceX is laying off 10 percent of its roughly 6,000 workers, saying it needs to get leaner so it can succeed in enormous projects such as creating an interplanetary spacecraft.The Los Angeles Times reports... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Business, Spacex, Ap, Los Angeles Times, Hawthorne Calif


SpaceX to lay off about 10 percent of its workforce: LA Times

(Reuters) - Elon Musk's SpaceX will lay off about 10 percent of its more than 6,000 employees, the Los Angeles Times reported on Friday, citing an unnamed source. The company did not respond to requests for comment outside regular business hours. (Reporting by Supriya Roy in Bengaluru, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)
Tags: Spacex, Science, Los Angeles Times, LA Times, Reuters Elon Musk, Supriya Roy


Movie Review: 'They Shall Not Grow Old'

Rachel Martin talks to Kenneth Turan, film critic for the Los Angeles Times, about the new World War I documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old. It's directed by Academy Award winner Peter Jackson.
Tags: News, Los Angeles Times, Rachel Martin, Kenneth Turan


2nd man found dead at Democratic donor Ed Buck’s West Hollywood apartment is identified

Timothy Dean, 55, of West Hollywood, pictured above, was found dead Monday, Jan. 7, 2019, in the apartment of prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck. WEST HOLLYWOOD — Coroner’s officials on Thursday identified the man who died at the West Hollywood home of prominent Democratic donor Ed Buck earlier this week as 55-year-old Timothy Dean of West Hollywood. Dean was found dead early Monday at Buck’s apartment on the 1200 block of Laurel Avenue, where another man was found dead in 2017 of what authori...
Tags: Texas, News, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, The Times, Lgbtq, Times, Local News, Los Angeles Times, West Hollywood, Ed Buck, Los Angeles County, Moore, Buck


LAUSD teachers strike update: UTLA, district to hold last-ditch talks to prevent 30,000 teachers from walking out

LOS ANGELES —The 600,000-student Los Angeles Unified School District and the union representing the district’s 30,000 teachers planned to hold 11th-hour talks today in hopes of staving off the district’s first teachers strike in 30 years, possibly starting Thursday. Consistent with the secrecy that the two sides have frequently exhibited, there has been no announcement as of early this morning as to when and where the talks would take place. The Los Angeles Unified School District has tried a nu...
Tags: News, Education, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Local News, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Superior Court, Los Angeles Unified School District, United Teachers Los Angeles, Austin Beutner, Alex Caputo Pearl, Beutner, UTLA


Netflix's 'The Kominsky Method' got a big boost in popularity after its Golden Globes wins

Audience demand for Netflix's "The Kominsky Method" grew 73% the day after the Golden Globes on Sunday, according to research company Parrot Analytics. The show won two awards: best comedy series and best actor in a comedy series.  The show was ranked "just below" Parrot's top 100 streaming shows in the week leading up to the Globes. Netflix's "The Kominsky Method" didn't have a huge audience before its big night at Sunday's Golden Globes, when it won the award for best comedy series and best...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, Nbc, Time, US, Trends, Netflix, Showtime, Jim Carrey, Globes, Golden Globes, Barry, Los Angeles Times, Michael Douglas, Douglas, Sandy


L.A. Teachers Poised To Strike For More Pay And Student Services

NPR's Ari Shapiro talks with Los Angeles Times reporter Howard Blume as more than 30,000 teachers in the city could strike as early as Thursday. They're fighting for more pay and student services.
Tags: News, Npr, Los Angeles Times, Ari Shapiro, Howard Blume


Second Man Found Dead At Major CA Dem Party Donor’s Home

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives are investigating the second death of a man at the residence of Democratic Party donor Ed Buck, who has contributed to various California races and causes. A sheriff’s department statement says deputies were called to a West Hollywood residence at 1:05 a.m. Monday on a report of a person not breathing, and county firefighters pronounced the man dead. The man was not identified and the cause of death will be determined by the...
Tags: News, California, Ap, Los Angeles Times, West Hollywood, Ed Buck, Democratic Party, Los Angeles County, Buck, WEST HOLLYWOOD Calif, Seymour Amster, Summer Concepcion, Gemmel Moore, Major CA Dem Party Donor s Home


More Dangerous Routes Are Becoming More Common For Migrants Seeking Asylum

NPR's Audie Cornish talks with Los Angeles Times reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske about the shift of migrants to more remote border crossings as the U.S. tamps down on asylum applicants at ports of entry.
Tags: News, Npr, Los Angeles Times, Audie Cornish, Molly Hennessy Fiske


After Sexual Harassment Scandals, CBS News Brings In First Female President

After being roiled by sexual harassment scandals, CBS News is bringing in veteran producer Susan Zirinsky to become its first female president. According to a Monday Los Angeles Times report, Zirinsky will replace David Rhodes who has served in the role since 2011 and is nearing the end of his contract. CBS has taken hits in the #MeToo era, as anchor Charlie Rose, “60 Minutes” executive Jeff Fager and CEO Les Moonves all lost their jobs due to sexual harrasment and/or assault allegations. “Th...
Tags: News, Cbs News, Cbs, Times, Los Angeles Times, Charlie Rose, Les Moonves, Jeff Fager, David Rhodes, Susan Zirinsky, Kate Riga, Zirinsky


National Parks are being trashed during the government shutdown

As the government shutdown continues, many National Parks are suffering from a lack of staff as well as a complete disregard for the rules by visitors. According to multiple reports, some parks — like Yosemite National Park in California — are being overwhelmed by trash, vandalism, human waste and destructive off-roading. “It’s a free-for-all,” said Yosemite worker Dakota Snider, who added that the heartbreaking situation is the worst he has seen in his four years living there. The Los Angeles ...
Tags: Utah, New York, Design, News, Yosemite, Colorado, California, Government, US, Conservation, National Parks, Waste, Government Shutdown, Los Angeles Times, Huffington Post, Yellowstone


Netflix is testing a 'Show Me That Scene Again' pop-up that some people find annoying. Here's how to turn it off

Netflix has been testing a "Show Me That Scene Again" feature, an on-screen prompt that allows users to go back to the beginning of a particular scene. Reaction on social media so far has been fairly negative, with some saying it disrupts the viewing experience. A Netflix spokesperson said the streaming company is "just looking to learn" from the test and may roll  it out more broadly in the future.  Netflix has been testing out a rewind-type feature where a prompt pops up in the lefthand co...
Tags: US, Trends, Netflix, Los Angeles Times, Josh Green, Austin M McKenzie, Mowgli Dumplin


Roberta Weintraub, ‘warrior for the San Fernando Valley,’ dies at 83

Roberta Weintraub, a time-honored civic leader and former LA school board member with deep roots in the San Fernando Valley, died on Jan. 1, 2019. She was 83. She first gained notoriety as an activist against school-busing in the 1970s, and went on to champion issues of education and law enforcement across ideological lines. Weintraub represented the east Valley on the Los Angeles Unified School District board before she was elected president four times during her 14-year tenure on the dais. Fol...
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NBC News Veteran Warns TV News Has Become Beholden to ‘Trump Circus’

William Arkin has created articles and reports for NBC News and The Los Angeles Times, among other media venues. But he may be remembered for something he wrote for himself. In a mammoth 2000-word-plus farewell letter, Arkin, a veteran NBC News staffer and analyst who has also written books and for newspapers, warned that “In […]
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Trash and Poop Overwhelm National Parks, Happy New Year

WASHINGTON (AP) — Human feces, overflowing garbage, illegal off-roading and other damaging behavior in fragile areas were beginning to overwhelm some of the West’s iconic national parks, as a partial government shutdown left the areas open to visitors but with little staff on duty. “It’s a free-for-all,” Dakota Snider, 24, who lives and works in Yosemite Valley, said by telephone Monday, as Yosemite National Park officials announced closings of some minimally supervised campgrounds and public ...
Tags: News, Colorado, Washington, San Francisco, Ap, Grand Canyon, Los Angeles Times, Sierra Nevada, Yellowstone, Sequoia, Yellowstone National Park, Southern California, National Park Service, David Smith, Trump, Josh Marshall


Computer Virus Hits Newspapers Coast-to-Coast, Affects Printing (slashdot)

A computer virus hit newspaper printing plants in Los Angeles and at Tribune Publishing newspapers across the country. From a report: Tribune Publishing said Saturday night that malware affected its ability to print newspapers across its chain of outlets, including the Chicago Tribune, the New York Daily News, the Baltimore Sun and the Orlando Sentinel. Many subscribers to the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union-Tribune, which were previously owned by Tribune Publishing and still share some pr...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun, San Diego Union Tribune, Tribune Publishing, Msmash, Marisa Kollias Tribune


Trump: I’m Not Flip-Flopping!!! 100 Percent Concrete Wall! Mostly.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite public equivocations by three confidants, President Donald Trump is insisting he wants to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. “An all concrete Wall was NEVER ABANDONED,” tweeted Trump, whose demand for congressional funding to construct one has caused a budgetary standoff. “Some areas will be all concrete but the experts at Border Patrol prefer a Wall that is see through (thereby making it possible to see what is happening on both sides).” Trump’s comments on M...
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