Gary Leonard observed a billboard for Sony's "The Interview" at 3rd Street and Gardner. Oops, that was yesterday.
California Sunday Magazine has posted early its January issue story reconstructing the events of September 26, 2014 in Iguala. "Mexico is now a nation in mourning."
The rabbi at Valley Beth Shalom in Encino for nearly 45 years was "regarded as the most influential synagogue leader of his generation." "The John Wooden of rabbis," says Zev Yaroslavsky.
The trial reporter for Associated Press who got her start in the courthouse as a fill-in at the trial of the Charles Manson family in 1969 will retire on Monday. She plans to write a memoir, AP says.
He was lucky to be white.
"We have found linkage to the North Korean government," according to a U.S. government source.
Sony acted to drop plans for a Christmas Day release of the film starring James Franco and Seth Rogen (with a key part for Lizzy Caplan) after the nation's bigger theater chains said they weren't going to screen the movie because of hacker threats.
Sony hacking fallout gets more serious. LAPD adopts body cameras for 7,000 officers and will reform its crime stats methods. Court-appointed panel will monitor LA jails. Dov Charney out at American Apparel. Dodgers axe Brian Wilson. Plus more.
There are recurring rumbles of more prominent departures from the Los Angeles Times as the year comes to a close. Streeter has written often about sports for the Times.
Windyty is one of those websites where you can lose a lot of time just staring and trying new views.
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