Red White & Blue Block Party

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Red White & Blue Block Party

Sunset at Manhatten Beach

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Sunset at Manhatten Beach

Korean BBQ in LA

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Korean BBQ in LA

Holistic Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy - Los Angeles - Past Life Regression part 01

Brian Green

Holistic Hypnosis & Hypnotherapy - Los Angeles - Past Life Regression part 01

Dead Duck

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Dead Duck

Residence Inn by Marriott LA Live

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Residence Inn by Marriott LA Live

Cup Cakes

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Cup Cakes

Waiting For Tinder.

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Waiting For Tinder.

The fires of Los Angeles

Ninian Reid

The fires of Los Angeles

Totally solid #bacon #cheeseburger with #avocado from Sunny Grill in #MarVista. Nothing mind blowing, just good local grub. #burger #hamburger #foodpic #foodporn #instafood #foodie #food #WestLA Photo by @bloefeld

L.A. Foodie

Totally solid #bacon #cheeseburger with #avocado from Sunny Grill in #MarVista. Nothing mind blowing, just good local grub. #burger #hamburger #foodpic #foodporn #instafood #foodie #food #WestLA Photo by @bloefeld

Channone Arif

Courtyard by Marriott LA Live

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Courtyard by Marriott LA Live

Army announces national winning teams of the 2015 eCYBERMISSION Competition.

U.S. Army RDECOM

Army announces national winning teams of the 2015 eCYBERMISSION Competition.

Cindy Alexander 06/20/2015 #12

Justin Higuchi

Cindy Alexander 06/20/2015 #12

the NEW ( Courtyard ) and ( Residence Inn) by Marriott LA Live

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the NEW  ( Courtyard ) and ( Residence Inn) by Marriott LA Live

May 2015 B 157

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May 2015 B 157

I've been able to run again for 7 months in very sunny weather and today it first occurred to me to wear a hat. It works!

Adam Dachis

I've been able to run again for 7 months in very sunny weather and today it first occurred to me to wear a hat. It works!

venice skate park at sunset

steve

venice skate park at sunset

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Natasha Masharova

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Mike Spasoff

Walk of Fame Statue - Hollywood Walk of Fame - Los Angeles, California, USA

Glen Bowman

Walk of Fame Statue - Hollywood Walk of Fame - Los Angeles, California, USA

Blogs (get added)

Small plane crashes on beach in Carlsbad

A small plane crash landed Saturday afternoon on the beach in Carlsbad, officials said.

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Lakers Blog (Los Angeles Times)

Clippers expected to have discussions with center JaVale McGee

The pool of available replacements for DeAndre Jordan continues to dwindle for the Clippers, which is expected to lead them to have discussions with free-agent center JaVale McGee, a league source confirmed Saturday.

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Lakers Blog (Los Angeles Times)

U.S. vs. Japan: How they match up in Women's World Cup final

USA VS. JAPAN

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Lakers Blog (Los Angeles Times)

Anniversary Notes for VFaL.

Arts District mural by Fin Dac, Christina Angelina, and Gianni Arone of DTOR, which was recently tagged. Taken July 4, 2015. Photo: Helen Ly / vfal View From a Loft started on July 4, 2006 to find stories about downtown...

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viewfromaloft

"Hundreds of sections of Reddit, the popular online message board, were unavailable Friday in what..."

Hundreds of sections of Reddit, the popular online message board, were unavailable Friday in what appeared to be a protest by many of the site’s moderators after the abrupt dismissal of a high-ranking company employee.

The move affected nearly 300 individual discussion areas — so-called subreddits that focus on individual topics like technology, art and business. Subreddits are generally moderated by self-appointed members of the community, not official Reddit employees. The shutdowns,

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Much Tumbling About Of Brains

WATCH: Top LGBT Legal Experts Break Down SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling, Look Ahead

Three leading experts broke down the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Obergefell v. Hodges this week on Free Speech TV’s “Gay USA.” Co-hosts Andy Humm and Ann Northrop were joined by Freedom To Marry’s Evan Wolfson, Jame…

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towleroad

Real Americans

Real Americans

by digby


I wrote about what constitutes a Real American  over at Salon today:

From the early days of our nation, we have been debating what constitutes a “Real American.” If one were to define a real American as a person indigenous to the continent we know as North America, one would certainly have to say that the







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Hullabaloo

One dead, three injured in Echo Park fire

One person died and three others were injured in an Echo Park house fire Saturday morning, authorities said.

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Money & Company

5-time deportee's alleged role in San Francisco slaying sparks outrage

A woman killed at a popular tourist spot in San Francisco, allegedly by an immigrant who had been deported numerous times and had a long criminal record, has sparked outrage both from GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump and the woman's family.

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Lakers Blog (Los Angeles Times)

Hey, kids, let's play militarized police force!


The Pentagon's 1033 program makes sure that every Barney Fife has his own rocket launcher, and Playmobil is right there with him. Read the rest


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boing boing

Bishop on Professor Bainbridge on S.B. 75 and the Delaware Bar

Keith Paul Bishop blogs about my new article (Fee Shifting: Delaware's Self-Inflicted Wound; available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2624750).

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Professor Bainbridge

Negotiators make headway on Iran sanctions, past nuclear activity

The head of the United Nations' nuclear watchdog agency said Saturday he hopes to complete his controversial investigation of Iran's past nuclear activities by December, potentially removing a key obstacle to completion of world powers' sweeping nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic.

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Lakers Blog (Los Angeles Times)

Sushi pioneer Noritoshi Kanai is ambassador of Japanese values, traditions

The gig: Noritoshi Kanai, 92, is chairman of Mutual Trading Co., a distributor of Japanese foods and restaurant supplies based in downtown L.A.'s Little Tokyo. But more famously, Kanai is widely credited with introducing sushi to the U.S. more than 50 years ago. Founded in 1926 by several small...

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Lakers Blog (Los Angeles Times)

Washington's wildfire season gets off to an early, unprecedented start

The Sleepy Hollow fire raced down the crisp Sage Hills, straight toward the Broadview neighborhood in the apple capital of the world. Flames shot high into the night, torching 29 homes and causing hundreds of people to flee. Then the fire did something no one here had seen before.

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Booster Shots

Lincoln

Linkin', pre-Internet...

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Advice Goddess Blog

born on the 4th of july

do you have to believe in god to take the declaration of independence seriously?

these disunited states

4th of july fireworks 



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skippy the bush kangaroo

A Slice of Summer Art Sightings: Part 1

By María Margarita López Yes. The 4th of July Block Party at Grand Park is always an option. There's also a plethora of artistic destinations nearby. Here are some of the art events worth seeing-- and these are free. CALIFORNIA...

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viewfromaloft

Bishop's pending sale of O.C. church leaves congregation locked out

Though St. James the Great Episcopal Church parishioners won't be meeting in their longtime house of worship Sunday, it doesn't mean they won't be having a service.

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Lakers Blog (Los Angeles Times)

Garcetti, City Council throw homeless problem to the police

Mayor Eric Garcetti took office with a promise to end chronic homelessness by the end of 2016.

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Lakers Blog (Los Angeles Times)

Angels beat Rangers, 8-2, in first meeting since trading Josh Hamilton

KEY MOMENT: Texas Rangers starter Chi Chi Gonzalez had almost worked his way out of danger. He'd given up a run in the second inning, then loaded the bases, but he had two outs and two strikes on Kole Calhoun. Then Calhoun ripped a double that scored three runs, giving the Angels an early 4-0 lead....

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