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Treating internet firms as utilities will stifle innovation

Political observers frequently condemn the toxic partisanship that seems to have gripped our nation, but there is something potentially worse. A bipartisan approach can in fact be far more troubling when both sides ally in the pursuit of dangerous goals. For example, left and right increasingly view internet companies as monopolies – and some even want to regulate them as if they were public utilities. Regardless of which party controls the presidency and Congress after Tuesday’s election, we ca...
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California Braces For More Fire Danger From Fierce Winds; PG&E Restores Power To 156k Customers

LOS ANGELES (AP/CBS13) — California prepared for another round of dangerous fire weather Tuesday even as crews fought a pair of fast-moving blazes in the south that critically injured two firefighters and left more than 100,000 under evacuation orders. Some of the fiercest winds of the fire season drove fires up and down the state Sunday night and Monday before easing but they were expected to resume overnight and continue into Tuesday morning, although not to the earlier extremes, according to ...
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Bond billionaire Bill Gross is entangled in a messy feud with his Laguna Beach neighbor over a $1 million sculpture and the 'Gilligan's Island' theme song

The billionaire investor Bill Gross. Reuters The billionaire investor Bill Gross is embroiled in a contentious legal battle with his Laguna Beach, California, neighbors, according to a new report from the Los Angeles Times. The dispute stems from a $1 million outdoor sculpture, around which Gross and his partner, Amy Schwartz, have installed netting to protect it from the elements. Their neighbor Mark Towfiq filed a complaint with the city, alleging the netting blocked his view. The compla...
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Bond billionaire Bill Gross is entangled in a messy feud with his Laguna Beach neighbor over a million-dollar sculpture and the 'Gilligan's Island' theme song

Billionaire investor Bill Gross. Reuters Billionaire investor Bill Gross is embroiled in a contentious legal battle with his Laguna Beach neighbors, according to a new report from the Los Angeles Times. The dispute stems from a $1 million outdoor sculpture, which Gross and his partner, Amy Schwartz, have installed netting around to protect it from the elements. Their neighbor, Mark Towfiq, filed a complaint with the city after the netting blocked his view. The complaint sparked a bitter qu...
Tags: Gross, Los Angeles, Trends, Markets, Lawsuits, Pimco, Island, Bill Gross, Times, Los Angeles Times, Gilligan's Island, Restraining Order, Schwartz, Laguna Beach, Gilligan, Dale Chihuly


JPMorgan says alternative energy stocks have more upside ahead regardless of who wins the election

Vivint Solar workers install rooftop solar panels Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images Alternative energy stocks will likely gain more after their run-up this year no matter who wins the election, JPMorgan said on Monday. These stocks have probably outperformed on rising expectations of a Biden win, a group of analysts led by Paul Coster said. But alternative energy may still gain even without a Democratic sweep, especially given the success of the renewables industry during Pres...
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Prop. 23 plays politics with patients’ lives

Politics is a cynical business. You can’t help but be a bit cynical when you see how laws are really made. It is frequently based on power politics, special-interest influence and pettiness, not the sanitized, romanticized versions of democracy or how a bill becomes a law described in grade school social studies textbooks. But even for a cynic like me, who has covered California politics for about 20 years, Proposition 23 is among the worst examples I have seen of putting politics over people’s ...
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Reports focus on need for humane immigration detention policies

The nation’s immigration policies are the source of contentious disagreements as we head toward a national election, but there should be one area of broad agreement among all Americans. Our country should deal with undocumented immigrants and refugees as humanely as possible as their judicial cases make their way through the system. Unfortunately, two recent news stories suggest that federal immigration policies are falling short of that reasonable standard. First, a Los Angeles Times investigat...
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A massive legal fight still hangs over the Aliso Canyon gas leak, five years later

FIRST IN A SERIES  | ALISO CANYON: FIVE YEARS OF TUMULT Part one, today, Oct. 23: The leak spurred quite literally dozens of suits involving thousands of plaintiffs.Part two, coming Saturday, Oct. 24: An infographic offers a glimpse of the leak, the effort to cap it and energy consumption in California. The Aliso Canyon storage facility leak, which released an estimated 109,000 metric tons of natural gas into the air in and around the northwest San Fernando Valley, has led to a level of litiga...
Tags: Health, Business, News, California, Environment, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Associated Press, Los Angeles Times, Oliver, Gavin Newsom, Southern California, Aliso Canyon, Porter Ranch, Socalgas


Melissa Francis Off Fox News, Fox Business Amid Reports of Pay Disparity Claim

Melissa Francis, a longtime business-news reporter who has been with Fox News Media since 2012, has been off the air since early October after approaching the company earlier this year with claims of pay disparity based on gender discrimination, according to reports in The Los Angeles Times and from social-media journalist Yashar Ali. Francis, who […]
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Obama said politics will be less exhausting if Biden wins, and it's a compelling closing pitch to voters

Former President Barack Obama waves while wearing a "Vote" mask as he campaigns on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee and his former Vice President Joe Biden in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, October 21, 2020. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters Former President Barack Obama's closing pitch to voters is that life won't be so "exhausting" if they elect Joe Biden over President Donald Trump. It's a compelling message amid a pandemic and economic crisis, and after four years of constant chaos under Tr...
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Meet Jeffrey Katzenberg, the Hollywood veteran who went from dropping out of college to founding DreamWorks and the shuttering streaming service Quibi

Jeffrey Katzenberg. Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Quibi Jeffrey Katzenberg, the mind behind shuttering streaming service Quibi, is preceded by an impressive resume, from revitalizing Disney's animation in the 1990s to cofounding DreamWorks. Katzenberg, 69, got his start in the mail room at Paramount Pictures, after dropping out of NYU during his first semester. He went on to spend a decade at Disney and to cofound DreamWorks in 1994. An early adopter of CGI animation, Katzenberg won th...
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Morning Docket: 10.22.20

* A South Florida lawyer, who used to work at Greenberg Traurig, has been arrested for allegedly committing several bank robberies. This would make an amazing plot for a sequel to Point Break. [Miami Herald] * A Sacramento judge refused to force the California GOP to release information about its controversial ballot dropbox program [Los Angeles Times] * A court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by one of Michael Jackson's accusers, holding that the late singer's companies did not owe the plain...
Tags: New York Post, Florida, Law, California, New York City, Sacramento, Gop, New Jersey, Usa Today, Michael Jackson, Los Angeles Times, Point Break, Trump, Greenberg Traurig, Miami Herald, New Jersey Law Journal


California judge tosses extortion charges against megachurch leader; child rape and human trafficking counts left in place

LOS ANGELES — Citing insufficient evidence, a judge on Wednesday threw out extortion charges against the leader of a Mexican megachurch but left in place accusations of child rape and human trafficking. The California attorney general’s office failed to show that Naasón Joaquín García, the self-proclaimed apostle of La Luz del Mundo, extorted sex acts from alleged victims by threatening to disgrace them, Superior Court Judge Stephen A. Marcus ruled, according to the Los Angeles Times. Garcia has...
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Man pleads guilty to fatally stabbing 3 young sons in South L.A.; gets 78 years to life

LOS ANGELES — A 38-year-old man pleaded guilty Tuesday to fatally stabbing his three young sons inside an SUV in South Los Angeles five years ago. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Lisa Lench immediately sentenced Luiz Fuentes to 78 years to life in state prison following his plea to three counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of his sons, who were 8, 9 and 11 years old, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The Los Angeles man also admitted allegations that he us...
Tags: News, Stabbing, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, The Times, Homicide, Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Superior Court, South Los Angeles, Luis, DCFS, Fuentes, Pacoima, Department of Children and Family Services


LAPD is ready for possible election violence

By ERIC HEINZ | City News Service LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said Tuesday that his department is prepared to respond to any violence related to the Nov. 3 general election. Voting will start at many Los Angeles County vote centers on Saturday, and voting by mail has been in full force throughout California, with more than 1.5 million early ballots already cast, according to state officials. When asked by the Police Commission what he would tell Los Angeles residents who ...
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Another California City Launches a Two-Year Guaranteed Income Program (slashdot)

The Los Angeles Times reports a new guaranteed income pilot program which within a few months "will begin giving 800 Compton residents free cash for a two-year period," according to mayor Aja Brown: So far, private donors have contributed $2.5 million to the Fund for Guaranteed Income, a charity headed by Nika Soon-Shiong, daughter of Los Angeles Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong... Each selected family will receive at least a few hundred dollars on a recurring basis, as well as tools that will he...
Tags: News, Stockton, World Bank, Los Angeles Times, Compton, Brown, Aja Brown, California City, Michael Tubbs, EditorDavid, Jain Family Institute, Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration, Nika Soon Shiong, Patrick Soon Shiong Each, Halah Ahmad


To improve LA County’s justice system, elect George Gascón: Fernando Guerra and Matt Johnson

Los Angeles County sends more people to death row than Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Virginia, combined. We operate the world’s largest jail system which doubles as the nation’s largest mental health institution, and we incarcerate black people 13 times more than white people. LA prosecutes kids as adults at alarming rates, disproportionately arrests people of color, and sends people to prison at per capita rates far exceeding the vast majority of California’s prosecutors. Is t...
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Another California City Launches a Two-Year Guaranteed Income Program

The Los Angeles Times reports a new guaranteed income pilot program which within a few months "will begin giving 800 Compton residents free cash for a two-year period," according to mayor Aja Brown: So far, private donors have contributed $2.5 million to the Fund for Guaranteed Income, a charity headed by Nika Soon-Shiong, daughter of Los Angeles Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong... Each selected family will receive at least a few hundred dollars on a recurring basis, as well as tools that will he...
Tags: Tech, Stockton, World Bank, Los Angeles Times, Compton, Brown, Aja Brown, California City, Michael Tubbs, Jain Family Institute, Stockton Economic Empowerment Demonstration, Nika Soon Shiong, Patrick Soon Shiong Each, Halah Ahmad


Biden says Trump 'gone round the bend if he thinks we've turned corner' on Covid as cases surge – live

Biden: ‘Things are getting worse, and he continues to lie to us’Whitmer aide: rhetoric against Michigan governor ‘has to stop’Trump trails Biden as campaigns head for battleground statesTrump hopes fade in Wisconsin as economy boast unravelsTraitor: American perfidy, from Benedict Arnold to TrumpSign up for Fight to Vote – our weekly US election newsletter 9.21pm BST The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Sunday reported 53,157 new coronavirus cases, taking the total to 8,08...
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Archbishop of San Francisco performs exorcism ceremony at site of vandalized Saint Junipero Serra statue

The archbishop of San Francisco performed an exorcism ceremony on Saturday outside the Saint Raphael Catholic Church in downtown San Rafael, at the spot where protesters had toppled a statue of Saint Junipero Serra earlier in the week.Armed with holy water and Latin prayers, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone performed the ritual to "drive out evil and defend the image of Serra," the Los Angeles Times reports. As Cordileone explained to the crowd of 150 who'd assembled for the ceremony, "the ex...
Tags: News, America, San Francisco, Biden, Vox, Los Angeles Times, Jesus Christ, Trump, San Rafael, San Francisco Chronicle, Junipero Serra, Serra, Salvatore Cordileone, Cordileone, Saint Raphael Catholic Church


The top 9 movies on Netflix this week, from 'Hubie Halloween' to 'Big Daddy'

"Hubie Halloween" Scott Yamano/Netflix Adam Sandler's "Hubie Halloween" and "Big Daddy" are among Netflix's most popular movies this week.  Netflix introduced daily top lists of the most popular titles on the streaming service in February. Streaming search engine Reelgood keeps track of the lists and provides Business Insider with a rundown of the week's most popular movies on Netflix every Friday. A pair of Adam Sandler comedies, including the new Netflix original "Hubie Halloween," surge...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, US, Trends, Features, Netflix, Streaming, Brad Pitt, Sherlock, Sony Pictures, Oakland, Rotten Tomatoes, Bennett Miller, Los Angeles Times


Edward Hopper’s Creative Process: The Drawing & Careful Preparation Behind Nighthawks & Other Iconic Paintings

Edward Hopper painted, but more importantly, he drew. His body of work includes about 140 canvases, which doesn’t make him especially prolific given his long life and career — but then, one of those canvases is Nighthawks. Here on Open Culture, we’ve previously featured Hopper’s “storyboards” for that time- and culture-transcending painting of a late-night New York diner. But those count as only a few of the voluminous preparatory drawings without which neither Nighthawks nor his other m...
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Deputy gangs still plague L.A. Sheriff’s Department

The old meme that police and thieves operate under a similar code of conduct is a staple of folklore and folk songs. It shouldn’t, however, be a fact of life in 21st-century law enforcement in Los Angeles County. Under the oversight of Sheriff Alex Villanueva, the sadly well-known fact that literally criminal gangs of sheriff’s deputies rule many of the department’s stations with tactics imitative of the neighborhood thugs they are supposedly in opposition to — complete with “shot-callers” and f...
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Scott Peterson murder convictions ordered re-examined

The California Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered a second look at Scott Peterson's conviction for killing his pregnant wife and unborn son, less than two months after it overturned his death penalty. The court sent the case back to San Mateo County Superior Court to determine whether Peterson should receive a new trial, the Los Angeles Times reported. The juror said she feared for her unborn child.
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Magic Johnson on partnering with Amazon to support small businesses during a pandemic, and the 'sensational' execution of the NBA bubble

Earvin "Magic" Johnson. Amazon Small Business Magic Johnson spoke to Business Insider about partnering with Amazon on an initiative to support small businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the interview, Johnson also reflected at length on the NBA bubble, giving his take on the bubble's execution and gameplay, and the legacy of LeBron James.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Adding to his history of entrepreneurial and philanthropic work, Earvin "Magic" Johnson partn...
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An explosive New York Post story that's sending Trumpworld into a frenzy is riddled with loopholes and red flags

Associated Press/Evan Vucci, AP Trumpworld flew into a frenzy Wednesday after the New York Post published a report purporting to show a "smoking-gun email" featuring Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, communicating with a Ukrainian official about meeting with his father. The Post's story had a number of red flags and loopholes that raise questions about its authenticity. The most glaring question is whether the emails described in the story are legitimate,...
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An explosive New York Post story that's sending Trumpworld into a frenzy is riddled with holes and red flags

Associated Press/Evan Vucci, AP Trumpworld flew into a frenzy on Wednesday after the New York Post published a report purporting to show a "smoking-gun email" featuring Hunter Biden communicating with a Ukrainian official about meeting with his father, Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential nominee. The Post's story had several red flags and holes that raise questions about its authenticity. The most glaring questions are whether the emails described in the story are legitimate, how they ...
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Los Angeles to pay $14 million to immigrants who were illegally detained by police

More than 18,500 people were unlawfully detained by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department between 2010 and 2014. David McNew/Getty Images The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday agreed to pay a $14 million settlement to immigrants who were unlawfully detained by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Between 2010 and 2014, more than 18,500 people were held past their release date from jail at the request of US Immigration and Customs Enforcement. "Let this se...
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Here's what Costco looked like when it first opened in 1983

Vintage Costco photos. Courtesy of Costco Wholesale Costco has existed in some form since 1976. The first warehouse bearing the name Costco, however, opened in Seattle in 1983. The modern-day company is the product of a 1993 merger between Costco and Price Club. Costco provided Business Insider with historical photos of the chain's inaugural warehouse.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Costco is a staple of the big-box-store landscape. Since its beginning, it has attract...
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Armed groups say they will show up to polling sites on election day, and experts are afraid it will intimidate voters

An armed group marches during a right-wing protest in Virginia in January 2020. Shay Horse/NurPhoto via Getty Images Far-right groups are planning online to monitor polling sites on election day, some of them armed, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.  Stewart Rhodes, the leader of a far-right group called Oath Keepers, said his members will draw their weapons if needed.  Rhodes said he wants to prevent "the radical left" from intimidating voters. Experts say the presence of gr...
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