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Blogs (get added)

Small, financially troubled Maywood hires engineering firm slammed in audit

Eduardo De La Riva, a Maywood councilman, said he warned his colleagues that an engineering firm they were considering hiring might have been booted out of South El Monte because of questionable practices.

The company, ECM Group Inc., had lost its contract over questionable billings, De La Riva...

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L.A. Now

Campaign 2016 updates: Trump's immigration plan starts to look status quo

Campaign 2016 updates: Trump's immigration plan starts to look status quo Aug. 29, 2016, 4:31 a.m. Donald Trump tried to again double down on his hard line immigration plan over the weekend, but the details of the deportation plan remain fuzzy.Donald Trump continues to toggle on immigration positionsTrump...

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Booster Shots

California Inc.: Want to be in the drone biz? Pass this test

Welcome to California Inc., the weekly newsletter of the L.A. Times Business section.

I'm Business columnist David Lazarus, and here's a rundown of upcoming stories this week and the highlights of last week.

Pharmaceutical company Mylan is still in the news after hiking the price of life-saving...

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Money & Company

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Advice Goddess Blog

Gaumont Television & Kristen Bell Tune Up Kids’ Animated Series ‘Do, Re & Mi’

Marking the first new series under the leadership of President of Animation, Nicolas Atlan, Gaumont Television has partnered with Kristen Bell, Jackie Tohn, Michael Scharf and Ivan Askwith on preschool toon Do, ...

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Deadline Hollywood Daily

Even rivals say Mark Leno is one of Sacramento's most accomplished lawmakers. And now, his time is up.

Mark Leno flashes a broad smile when a conversation about his political legacy pivots to an earlier part of his life, when he was a restless young man who abruptly decided to walk away from rabbinical school without any plan for what would come next. "My friend gave me a T-shirt that year for Hanukkah...

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Bet you didn't know quicksand is a real SoCal thing

Kevin Roderick: Readers of the Southern California News Group papers are warned how to watch out for the stuff.
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L.A. Observed

Britney can't come close to matching Beyoncé's fire at MTV VMAs

They were perhaps the saddest words ever glimpsed on MTV: “Britney Spears returns to the VMA stage in 10 minutes.”

Rendered as an on-screen caption in the wake of Beyoncé’s epic throwdown on Sunday’s Video Music Awards, the sentence wasn’t supposed to trigger pity. After all, this year’s edition...

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Lakers Blog (Los Angeles Times)

Sparks struggle again, losing to Mercury, 70-66

Diana Taurasi scored 26 points and made two free throws with 8 seconds left to ice the Phoenix Mercury's 70-66 victory over the Los Angeles Sparks on Sunday night. 

The Mercury (12-14) had their largest lead at 64-55 on Brittney Griner's basket with 6:33 left and Los Angeles went scoreless after...

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Money & Company

Beyoncé's 'Formation' wins cinematography award

Watch live updates from the MTV VMAs: Kanye West pays tribute to himself Aug. 28, 2016, 8:07 p.m. MTV's VMAs are here! But we may as well call them the Beyonce awards with how many awards she's nominated for. That would be a whopping 11. Adele comes in next with seven nominations. Drake, Kanye...

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Lakers Blog (Los Angeles Times)

Kanye West pays tribute to himself at 2016 MTV Video Music Awards

Watch live updates from the MTV VMAs: Beyonce's head-turning entrance and Kim Kardashian's conversation-starter of a dress Aug. 28, 2016, 7:21 p.m. MTV's VMAs are here! But we may as well call them the Beyonce awards with how many awards she's nominated for. That would be a whopping 11. Adele comes...

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Booster Shots

Juan Gabriel's fans mourn his passing

At a plaza off Olvera Street in downtown Los Angeles, Joanna Franco, 25, swayed Sunday evening to the sound of banda music with her fiancé.

Earlier, Franco was leaving a nearby museum when an employee asked whether she had heard that popular Mexican singer Juan Gabriel had died.

"I said, 'No, that...

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Money & Company

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Hullabaloo

MTV Video Music Awards: Van Halen reunites, then breaks up

Live coverage: Will Nick Jonas strip down his VMA performance? Plus, VMA flashbacks and more! Aug. 28, 2016, 4:35 p.m. MTV's VMAs are here! But we may as call them the Beyonce awards with how many awards she's been nominated for. That would be a whopping 11. Adele comes in next with seven nominations....

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Booster Shots

Juan Gabriel, superstar Mexican singer, dies at 66

The media office for Mexican superstar Juan Gabriel said the singer has died at age 66. The statement said he died Sunday but did not say where.

Gabriel was Mexico's leading singer-songwriter and top-selling artist, with sales of more than 100 million albums.

His ballads about love and heartbreak...

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Money & Company

Earthquake: 4.2 quake strikes near Hayfork, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 4.2 earthquake was reported Sunday afternoon 14 miles from Hayfork in Northern California, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 2:20 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 21.7 miles.

According to the USGS, the epicenter was 40 miles from Fortuna, 44 miles...

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Lakers Blog (Los Angeles Times)

Football: Four transfers from Upland to Corona Centennial ruled ineligible

Corona Centennial played its football opener on Saturday night without four former Upland players who transferred to Centennial during the off season.

All four have been declared ineligible by the Southern Section, section spokesman Thom Simmons said. It was first reported by the Riverside Press-Enterprise...

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Lakers Blog (Los Angeles Times)

Football: Julian Lewis gives Narbonne a fourth top linebacker

As if Narbonne didn't have enough talent at the linebacker position with Raymond Scott, Anthony Pandy and Darien Butler, now you can add the name Julian Lewis.

Scott didn't start on Friday against Gardena Serra (unexcused missed practice), so Lewis, a junior, was put in, and Coach Manuel Douglas...

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Booster Shots

Teenager Shot And Killed In Church Parking Lot

Teenager Shot And Killed In Church Parking Lot 18-year-old Luis Quintanar was walking home with two friends. [ more › ]

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LAist

Jews, Judaism & Polygamy

Comment: Polygamy was tolerated, but in general the Old Testament appears to show it in a negative light. I can’t think offhand of any examples where polygamy did not result in major dysfunction. (1) The first mention of polygamy is … Continue reading

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LUKE FORD

'Don't Breathe' breathes life in into slow end to summer box office

Breathing life into what was expected to be a slow end to the summer box office season, Sony Pictures’ “Don’t Breathe” over-performed, leaving three-time box office champ, Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad,” in the dust.

The low-budget horror movie raked in a surprising estimated $26.1 million in the...

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Lakers Blog (Los Angeles Times)