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Mayor Pete Reconsiders His College Essay About Radiohead, DMB, And 9/11: “We All Evolve”

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg gave us another illuminating peak into his musical tastes in a recent interview with the Los Angeles Times. At one point, Buttigieg was asked about the Harvard Crimson essay he wrote in 2003 as an undergrad on Dave Matthews Band, Radiohead, and … More »
Tags: Music, News, Radiohead, Los Angeles Times, Dave Matthews Band, Pete, Harvard Crimson, Buttigieg, Pete Buttigieg, Dave Matthews Band Radiohead, Radiohead DMB


LA straw ban takes effect at restaurants

LOS ANGELES – A new law banning all restaurants from automatically giving customers plastic straws goes into effect Monday in the city of Los Angeles. The start of the law, intended to coincide with Earth Day, affect restaurants with 26 employees or more and will impact all restaurants by Oct. 1. Councilman Mitch O’Farrell — one of the proposal’s backers — said in March that he wants Los Angeles to go further than state legislation signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown that bans full-service restauran...
Tags: News, California, La, Restaurants, Environment, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, City Council, Jerry Brown, Orange County, Los Angeles Times, Farrell, Mitch O Farrell, Bureau of Sanitation


SpaceX’s Crew Dragon appears to have self-destructed during engine testing

SpaceX has had a really fantastic 2019 thus far, with its crowning achievement being the successful launch, docking, and reentry of its Crew Dragon capsule that is expected to be delivered to NASA for crewed missions sooner rather than later. Everything -- well, almost everything -- appeared to be going SpaceX's way this year... until Saturday, that is.According to NASA and multiple eyewitness reports something went very, very wrong with the Crew Dragon vehicle during an abort engine test at...
Tags: Twitter, Spacex, Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Boeing, Los Angeles Times, Cape Canaveral, Jim Bridenstine, Bridenstine


Reggie Bush will always 'hold a special place in my heart for USC'

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times on Saturday, Bush said he would be “lying” if he said he didn’t want to be part of USC again.
Tags: News, Los Angeles Times, Usc, Bush, Reggie Bush


Drake Curse? Whoever The Rapper Roots For, They Seem To Lose

The Los Angeles Times gave examples: Serena Williams, Toronto Raptors and Crimson Tide. All jinxed. Drake cheered on the Toronto Maple Leafs in Game 4 of their NHL playoff series. They lost.
Tags: News, Drake, NHL, Los Angeles Times, Toronto Maple Leafs, Serena Williams Toronto Raptors


Battles over local tax measures heat up

A change in the governor’s office and expanded Democratic supermajorities in the Legislature have emboldened long-frustrated advocates of increasing taxes to expand health, welfare and education services. The California Tax Foundation calculates that bills already introduced this year would raise Californians’ taxes by $6.2 billion a year with others to come. Gov. Gavin Newsom is clearly not tax-averse, since he’s proposed a new tax on water to finance improvements to substandard local water sys...
Tags: Supreme Court, California, Opinion, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Soccer, Lausd, Oakland, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Capitol, Legislature, Jacobs


‘Thor 4’ May Have Already Been Pitched, According to ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Star Tessa Thompson

Did you hear there’s a new Avengers movie coming this month? No? It’s not like they’ve been advertising it or anything. Just around the corner, we’ve got Avengers: Endgame bringing an end to The Infinity Saga. But after that, we don’t have an official slate of movies that has been announced by Marvel Studios. Of course, that doesn’t mean Marvel isn’t hard at work getting their slate together. Not only do we have a good idea of the movies that will be shooting in the next couple years, but Kevin...
Tags: Movies, Sequels, Reddit, Chris-Hemsworth, Thor, Valkyrie, Marvel Studios, Los Angeles Times, Tessa Thompson, Thompson, Korg, Daryl, Taika-Waititi, Kevin Feige, Ragnarok, Comic Book/Superhero


California Lawmakers Return Fire At Trump Over Sanctuary Cities Threat

California Democrats are swiping back as President Donald Trump gleefully muses about dumping immigrants in sanctuary cities to punish the lawmakers who instituted the policy. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) pointed out the inconsistencies in Trump’s desire to boot immigrants from the country and simultaneous threat to load them into U.S. city centers. “Which one is it, Mr. President?” Newsom asked during an interview with the Los Angeles Times. “That fundamental flaw in the logic needs to be considere...
Tags: News, California, Washington Post, White House, Immigration, Los Angeles, Dhs, Oakland, Donald Trump, Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles Times, Gavin Newsom, Trump, Newsom, Libby Schaaf, Sanctuary Cities


A Few Links the Morning After

Hybrid laser-scan/panorama photographs may be used to help rebuilt Notre-Dame: Vassar Professor Andrew Tallon uses laser scanners to make incredibly detailed maps of ancient structures such as Notre-Dame cathedral, accurate to half a centimeter, originally to try to understand the methods of ancient builders. But his scanning maps (which he merges with panoramic photographs) of Notre-Dame could well be invaluable in the rebuilding and reconstruction process. Because Andrew clambers around on led...
Tags: Photography, Washington Post, Cbs News, Jerusalem, Bbc, Cnn, Atlantic, New York Times, Athens, Catholic Church, Times, Notre Dame, Los Angeles Times, News And Occasions, Around The Web, Michael Johnston


Trump Admin Planning To Shunt Asylum Seekers Into Mexico To Await Verdict

With a temporarily favorable court ruling, the Trump administration plans to shunt asylum seekers into Mexico to wait for their cases to be decided, according to internal memos obtained by the Los Angeles Times. A federal appeals court in California temporarily lifted an injunction blocking the move on Friday. The policy is being dubbed “Remain in Mexico.” President Donald Trump has had immigrant placement on the brain lately, floating an idea that his own administration already shot down abo...
Tags: News, California, Mexico, Immigration, Donald Trump, Los Angeles Times, Trump, Asylum Seekers, Trump Administration, Us-mexico Border, Kate Riga


Tuesday round-up

The justices will hear oral argument this morning in two cases. The first is Parker Drilling Management Services. Ltd. v. Newton, in which they will consider whether California’s overtime and wage laws apply to drilling rigs on the Outer Continental Shelf. Andrew Siegel previewed the case for this blog. Lauren Devendorf and Tyler Schmitt have a preview at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. This morning’s second argument is in North Carolina Dept of Revenue v. Kimberley Rice Kaestn...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, California, Washington Post, Court, Npr, Los Angeles Times, Cornell, Newton, Ucla, Round-up, Lyle Denniston, Robert Barnes, Howe, Jess Bravin, Nina Totenberg


Air tanker drops are often useless for fighting wildfires, but politicians order them because they make good TV

Firefighters call airdrops "CNN Drops" because they're often useless, but politicians order them in order to produce a TV-friendly spectacle that reassures voters that Something is Being Done. The use of airdrops is spiking the cost of fighting wildfires: up to $296m from $171m in 2004 -- about 20% of the Forest Service's firefighting budget. And the companies that do the airdrops for the Forest Service are private contractors who make bank every time they do a run. Firedrops are mostly use...
Tags: Post, News, Los Angeles Times, Forest Service, National Park Service, Firefighting, Ben Brooks, Julie Cart, Timothy Ingalsbee, Cnn Drops, Bettina Boxall


Why Finnish teachers are not so testy

Should we be more like the Nordic countries? I don’t know. I’ve never been there. The closest I get is on frequent trips to Scotland, a kind of British Scandinavia, peopled by hulking Colin Montgomerie types (most more cheerful than Monty) descended from Viking invaders. I peer across the North Sea and wonder. But whenever we read a news story about how happy and healthy and well-governed are today’s Vikings-who-stayed, we all engage in collective wonder. We’re not so far removed from a time the...
Tags: Opinion, Scotland, Nokia, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Finland, Scandinavia, Vikings, Los Angeles Times, North Sea, Usc, Colin Montgomerie, Monty, Annenberg School, Larry Wilson


Michael Avenatti faces 36-count grand jury indictment, vows to fight

LOS ANGELES — Attorney Michael Avenatti responded Thursday to widespread reports that he faces a 36-count grand jury indictment alleging financial crimes, asserting that he plans to plead not guilty and fight the charges. The indictment could be announced later Thursday morning, when U.S. Attorney Nick Hanna and IRS Criminal Investigation Acting Special Agent in Charge Ryan L. Korner are expected to hold a news conference in downtown Los Angeles. The purported indictment expands federal charges ...
Tags: Politics, New York, News, Los Angeles, Nike, Sport, Soccer, The Times, Johnson, Honda, Times, Donald Trump, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles County, Santa Ana, LLC


A California Bill That Could Have Made Makeup Safer Has Failed

In California, a proposed bill to make the use of makeup and personal-care products safer for consumers has failed to proceed.The number of chemicals banned or restricted from use in beauty and personal-care products in the European Union stands at around 1,400. In the United States, that number is roughly 11. Despite that staggering fact, when the time came for a vote on the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act within the state's Environment, Safety, and Toxic Materials Committee this week, the bill — whi...
Tags: Fashion, Music, California, European Union, United States, Capitol Hill, Fda, Dianne Feinstein, Susan Collins, Los Angeles Times, U S Senate, Environment Safety and Toxic Materials Committee, Assembly Health Committee Now, Environment Working Group


California Tried To Ban 20 Questionable Ingredients From Cosmetics — & Failed

In California, a proposed bill to make the use of makeup and personal-care products safer for consumers has failed to proceed.The number of chemicals banned or restricted from use in beauty and personal-care products in the European Union stands at around 1,400. In the United States, that number is roughly 11. Despite that staggering fact, when the time came for a vote on the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act within the state's Environment, Safety, and Toxic Materials Committee this week, the bill — whi...
Tags: Fashion, Music, California, European Union, United States, Capitol Hill, Fda, Dianne Feinstein, Susan Collins, Los Angeles Times, U S Senate, Environment Safety and Toxic Materials Committee, Assembly Health Committee Now, Environment Working Group


Disney Is Banning Large Strollers And Smoking From Its Parks

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson gets the latest on the changes, which take effect May 1, from Los Angeles Times travel industry reporter Hugo Martin.
Tags: News, Disney, Los Angeles Times, Jeremy Hobson


Facing the hardest facts on illegal immigration

Attention all Flat-earthers, Birthers, Moon Landing Hoaxers, 9/11 Truthers, Holocaust Deniers, Climate Change Deniers and Anti-Vaxxers: Welcome the newest yet most prolific member of the data-deficient club, Border Crisis Deniers, aka the Democratic Party. While both political parties have had a hand in creating our dysfunctional immigration policies, today’s Democratic Party has elevated lying to the public about our broken borders to a first principle. Donald Trump is 100 percent correct when ...
Tags: California, Opinion, Washington, San Francisco, Reagan, Sport, Joe Biden, Soccer, Hillary Clinton, United States, Kkk, Warren, Anderson Cooper, Donald Trump, Los Angeles Times, El Paso


Highway Patrol officer killed, 2 other people hurt in crash

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a California Highway Patrol Officer was killed and at least two other people were injured in a crash on a freeway in Lake Elsinore, the Los Angeles Times reports . The CHP and the Riverside County Fire Department say the crash on Interstate 15 occurred about 4:30 p.m. […]
Tags: News, California, Ap, Nation, CHP, Riverside County, Los Angeles Times, Lake Elsinore, Lake Elsinore Calif


UCLA deal with Jamie Dixon falls through, dealing another blow to coaching search

UCLA stumbled on the final hurdle just as it appeared ready to cross the finish line of its marathon search for a new men’s basketball coach. Unable to reach an agreement on a reported $8 million buyout, UCLA is preparing to move on from TCU’s Jamie Dixon as a candidate for the head coaching position that’s been open since Dec. 31. After an initial report from the Los Angeles Times, a source confirmed to the Southern California News Group that the deal that was at one time thought to be done had...
Tags: Kentucky, Sports, Phoenix Suns, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Ncaa, Watson, TCU, Los Angeles Times, Ucla, Bruins, Dixon, John Calipari, Calipari, Ryan Hollins


O.J. Simpson Prosecutor Chris Darden Representing Nipsey Hussle Murder Suspect Eric Holder

High-profile attorney Chris Darden is representing Nipsey Hussle’s alleged killer, Eric Holder.If that name sounds familiar to you, it should, because Darden is best known as one of the prosecutors who unsuccessfully tried the O.J. Simpson murder case in the 1990s.29-year-old Eric Ronald Holder appeared in court Thursday (Apr. 4) for the first time since his arrest Tuesday and he was formally charged with one count of murder, two counts of attempted murder and one count of possession of a firear...
Tags: Celebs, Murder, Crime, Eric Holder, Hip Hop, Pop Culture, Jazz, O J Simpson, Los Angeles Times, Nipsey Hussle, J Simpson, Hussle, South Los Angeles, Holder, Darden, Bellflower


'LA Times' Investigates California Charter School Oversight

A Los Angeles Times investigation exposed California's uneven system for regulating charter schools. NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Los Angeles Times reporter Anna Phillips.
Tags: News, California, Npr, Los Angeles Times, Rachel Martin


Tuesday round-up

The justices decided two cases yesterday. In Bucklew v. Precythe, the court, by a vote of 5-4, rejected a death-row inmate’s argument that, because he suffers from a rare medical condition, executing him by lethal injection would be so painful that it would violate the Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment. Amy Howe has this blog’s opinion analysis, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. For The New York Times, Adam Liptak reports that the decision “revealed fault lines and cons...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, Court, Indiana, New York Times, Nielsen, Los Angeles Times, Trump, Round-up, Thomas, Howe, Adam Liptak, Jess Bravin, Sullivan, Clarence Thomas


23rd horse dies at Santa Anita Race Track

The death of horse Arms Runner overshadowed Sunday's San Simeon Stakes at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, as he became the 23rd horse to die at the park since Dec. 26. John Cherwa of the Los Angeles Times reported the news, noting Arms Runner fell during the Grade 3 race and was then euthanized after appearing to injure his right front leg. La Sardane tripped on Arms Runner but was able to get up. Dr. Rick Arthur of the California Horse Racing Board confirmed the death. Jockey Mart...
Tags: News, Los Angeles Times, Arcadia California, Santa Anita Park, John Cherwa, Santa Anita Race Track, California Horse Racing Board, Ruben Fuentes, Martin Pedroza, Rick Arthur, San Simeon Stakes, La Sardane, Cherwa


Wondering How The FBI Broke Operation Varsity Blues? It All Started With An L.A. Dad

It turns out Lori Loughlin, Felicity Huffman, and the 48 others charged in Operation Varsity Blues were actually scapegoats for a completely different crime.Last April, financial executive Morrie Tobin was looking to strike a plea bargain with the FBI for allegedly scamming investors out of millions of dollars, The Los Angeles Times reports. In exchange for leniency, Tobin gave federal investigators an indirect tip about the “side door” scheme wealthy parents engaged in to get their children ad...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Fbi, William, Meredith, Los Angeles Times, Rick, L A Times, Tobin, Lori Loughlin Felicity Huffman, Operation Varsity Blues, Rudy Meredith, Morrie Tobin, FBI Broke Operation Varsity Blues, Operation Varsity Blues is Yale, Yale Tobin


‘Heathers’ Turns 30: Why Winona Ryder’s Agent Begged Her Not to Do the Subversive Teen Movie

Director Michael Lehmann was shocked when he looked at the New York Times and Los Angeles Times entertainment sections and saw there were no ads for the second week of dark high school comedy “Heathers.” When the film opened on March 31, 1989, the indie film studio New World had taken out ads for the […]
Tags: News, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Heathers, Christian Slater, Winona Ryder, Michael Lehmann


What Reagan's would-be assassin is up to

Los Angeles Times reporter Del Quentin Wilber explains what freed John Hinckley Jr. is up to 38 years after shooting President Reagan.
Tags: News, Reagan, Stories, Los Angeles Times, Del Quentin Wilber, John Hinckley Jr


This is what Reagan's shooter is up to now

Los Angeles Times reporter Del Quentin Wilber explains what freed John Hinckley Jr. is up to 38 years after shooting President Reagan.
Tags: News, Reagan, Stories, Los Angeles Times, Del Quentin Wilber, John Hinckley Jr


United Airlines offers to withdraw from USC’s Coliseum naming rights deal

LOS ANGELES — United Airlines offered Friday withdraw from a $69 million deal to change Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum into United Airlines Memorial Coliseum following criticism that adding a corporate name is disrespectful to the facility’s history of honoring troops who fought and died in World War I. The airline made the offer to the University of Southern California, which announced the agreement for the naming rights last year as part of its extensive, $270 million renovation of the nearly c...
Tags: Sports, NFL, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, College sports, Associated Press, St Louis, United, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Dodgers, Usc, United Airlines, University Of Southern California, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum


Bill Plaschke is very, very happy that Yasiel Puig is gone

When Yasiel Puig was traded by the Los Angeles Dodgers to the Cincinnati Reds, one of the first people I thought of was Los Angeles Times columnist Bill Plaschke. When an opposing pitcher got crappy and chippy with Puig, it was somehow Puig's fault (of course when other players do it, it's fine). According to Plaschke Puig's own personal history put Dodgers fans' lives at risk.
Tags: News, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Dodgers, Yasiel Puig, Puig, Bill Plaschke, Plaschke Puig