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Weekend Escape-Ojai
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 17:00:00 PDT
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I was pursuing one of my favorite weekend pastimes, window shopping, when I spotted the perfect T-shirt. "Oh, hi" read the lettering on the front.A It offered a nice welcome to this Ventura County city, which portrayed Shangri-La in the 1937 Frank Capra film "Lost Horizon."A Surrounded by hills...



Palm Springs estate of sportswear entrepreneur Marc Ware fetches a record price
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 06:56:00 PDT
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Entrepreneur and designer Marc Ware, who two decades ago founded the sportswear company Hot Cotton, has raised the bar in Palm Springsa luxury market with a record-setting sale.

Ware last week sold his modern estate for $5.75 million a the priciest home sale historically for the desert city, property...



'Manhunt over': Arrest made in shooting of West Covina police officer after weeklong search
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 06:30:00 PDT
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A man who was on the run after a West Covina police officer's shooting was taken into custody Thursday, a day after a $20,000 reward was offered for his arrest, officials said.

Jose Luis Chavez, 47, was arrested about 2:06 a.m. in a home in the 1200 block of Foxworth Avenue in La Puente, according...



We are bearing witness to a profound moment in black culture, Aperture shows
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 06:03:00 PDT
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Even as we see images of what most of us already know - that police violence against black people in America is occurring with vicious regularity - something remarkable is materializing in its wake. For all the pain, anxiety and devastation caused by the widely circulated video footage of black...


Emmy's drama series nods could look strikingly familiar - unless there's a bold move
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 06:00:00 PDT
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Three weeks after FX's Reagan-era spy drama "The Americans" was more or less ignored by Emmy voters last year (again!), the Television Critics Assn. named it the best televised drama in the land.

You could view the award as a rebuke to the Television Academy or just read it at face value as a celebration...



Former Dum Dum Girl Kristin Welchez embraces pop as Kristin Kontrol
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 06:00:00 PDT
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The second song on Kristin Welchezas debut album as Kristin KontrolA is a matter-of-fact tale recounting a party she DJed at a hotel in New York City.

At first, aWhite Streeta sounds like a pretty humdrum night out, especially for a musician who for years fronted the venomous noise-pop group Dum...



TV is the new radio: 'Empire,' 'Vinyl' and late night talk shows provide wall-to-wall music
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 06:00:00 PDT
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When aEmpirea showrunner Ilene Chaiken was working with Quincy Jones in the 1990s, they developed a show about a girl band. aIt would have been a smash hit,a Chaiken says now. aBut it didn't get on the air. For many years people have talked about doing shows about the music industry aA but they...



It's back to where it all began at the DeLorean Eurofest
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 06:00:00 PDT
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aBack to the Futurea fans were thrilled to see the original, painstakingly restored DeLorean DMC-12 aAa movie car unveiled last month at the Petersen Automotive Museum, but now owner/drivers and petrolheads can go back to where it all began.

Fans from 19 countries are flying into Belfast, Northern...



Goodbye to 'The Good Wife': She stood by her man, then stood tall
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 06:00:00 PDT
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It went out with a bang, and a whimper. aThe Good Wifeasa seven-season run ended with a finale that was so unsettling it directed viewers to a letter by the creators on CBS.com to explain it. But buried beneath the outrage (and really, when does a finale air without at least some outrage these...



'Homeland's' Claire Danes will be happy when she's done with the 'cry face'
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 06:00:00 PDT
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Claire Danes thought recently about having a "big, wild adventure."

Just what kind of insanity was she contemplating?

Moving to Brooklyn.

Not moving the needle for you on the daredevil barometer? She gets it. So maybe a little context is in order.

Danes and her husband, actor Hugh Dancy, had just...



Faraday Future seeks approval to build electric cars in California
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 06:00:00 PDT
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Faraday Future, the Gardena-based electric car company, is eager to begin building its battery-electric vehicles in California.

Having broken ground only a month ago on a $1-billion car factory in Nevada, Faraday could add a Vallejo facility to its production plans.

Pending the outcome of a city...



No Victoria's Secret catalog? No problem: a modest proposal
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 06:00:00 PDT
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The Victoriaas Secret catalog, that glossy through-the-door-slot compendium of impossibly perfect lingerie-clad feminine pulchritude, is apparently dead. News of its demise came during parent company Limited Brandsa May 20 earnings call, which noted that while annual catalog costs were in the $125...



The Los Angeles seen in 'Transparent' is for locals only
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 06:00:00 PDT
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Yes, Randy Newman, from the South Bay to the Valley, from the West Side to the East Side, everybody loves Los Angeles these days. Television, especially. In this recurring feature, L.A. Stories, we look at what TV is saying about the City of Angels in 2016.

"Transparent" follows the Pfeffermans,...



'The Americans' recap: For Elizabeth, spying and friendship don't mix
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 06:00:00 PDT
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Espionage is a lonely profession, as KGB officer Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) knows all too well.

This Soviet agent does enjoy emotional intimacy with her spy husband Philip (Matthew Rhys) and their teenagers Paige (Holly Taylor) and Henry (Keidrich Sellati).

Plus, KGB handler Gabriel (Frank...



From drops on a computer screen, Valerie Green creates tiny kaleidoscopic worlds
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 06:00:00 PDT
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Valerie Green's exhibition at Moskowitz Bayse is an evolution of her previous work, in which she photographed the sky as seen through a smartphone screen protector stuck to the moon roof of her car. This latest work is also a game of layers, consisting of photographs of drops of screen cleaner...


The cast of 'Outlander' brings added dimension to fantasy series
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 06:00:00 PDT
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The first season of the Starz historical romance epic aOutlander,a based on the novels by Diana Gabaldon, saw heroine Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) travel back 200 years to the 1740s where she soon fell in love with the equally heroic Scot Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). She also found a nemesis...



Show runners deal with their anxieties - and the voices in their heads
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 06:00:00 PDT
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The Envelope gathered some of the most distinctive and compelling voices in television to talk about their work as show runners on groundbreaking series a series that examine social issues with a comedic twist, greed and power, betrayal and desperation, faith and trust, and violence unchecked....



What exactly does the sound and fury of Bryan Singer's 'X-Men: Apocalypse' signify?
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 06:00:00 PDT
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The new aX-Men: Apocalypsea throws a lot of stuff at you, both literally and metaphorically. Not only are new X-characters introduced and old ones revisited, but an attempt is made to blow up the entire world, which, unsurprisingly, leads to a lot of chaos.

When everything is added up, this seventh...



Helena Bonham Carter brings her brand of formal oddity to 'Alice Through the Looking Glass'
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 06:00:00 PDT
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Helena Bonham Carter has never been afraid to let her freak flag fly, either on-screen or off. In Disney's return trip to Lewis Carroll's nonsensicalA Wonderland,A "Alice Through the Looking Glass," openingA Friday, the two-time Oscar nomineeA reprises herA role as the bombastic, egomaniacalA Red Queen,...



PETA offers reward to catch the man who killed a dog on an L.A. sidewalk
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 05:54:00 PDT
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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who police say slammed a small dog to death against a Boyle Heights sidewalk.

No arrests had been made Wednesday afternoonA in connection with the dog's death, according to the...



Obama can't endorse during the Democratic primary, so he's just pointing out how hard the job is instead
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 05:26:00 PDT
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He met with heads of state, lawmakersA and a battery of dissidents, in between lifting a half-century-old trade embargo and negotiating access to key ports.

By the time President Obama filed past more than 2 million people lining the streets of Ho Chi Minh City and flew to Japan aboard Air Force...



Tribune investor calls Soon-Shiong deal 'disturbing ... distasteful'
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 05:24:00 PDT
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In the wake of Tribune Publishing's blockbuster announcements that it has rejected a sweetened buyout offer from rival Gannett Co. and brought L.A. billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong on board as an investor, one of the company's major shareholders is crying foul.

In a letter sentA Tuesday to Tribune's...



Obama: World leaders are 'rattled' by Trump - and for good reason
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 05:15:00 PDT
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Obama: Other world leaders tell me they're 'rattled' by Donald Trump May 26, 2016, 4:32 a.m. President Obama says Donald Trump has other global leaders concerned about the stability of the world order. Obama says Trump is more concerned with tweeting than with thinking about how to govern Trump's...


Imbalance of power: Huge financial sector warps U.S. economy
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 PDT
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I have this friend who is always gleeful when she catches me saying something pompous or dumb.A As soon as I arrived for a visit with her in San Francisco last Saturday, she began giving me grief about something I wrote in a column last week. Getting a ride fromA Uber, I had declared,A "would make...



Raekwon & Ghostface, Invisibl Skratch Piklz, MixedByAli and more to play Low End Theory Fest
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00:00 PDT
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A few weeks ago, the Low End Theory, the influential club that champions beats, bass and vibe, celebrated its 500th night in action. Featuring resident beat makers Daddy Kev, Nobody, D-Styles and Gaslamp Killer, the club since its birth in 2006 has come to define not only a weekly event but a sound.

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Winnie-the-Pooh Meets Queen Elizabeth II (and Prince George) in New Release
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 13:29:15 GMT
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"Winnie-the-Pooh and the Royal Birthday" was made available for free download, in text and audio format, to celebrate the monarch and the teddy bear turning 90.

By the Book: Nathaniel Philbrick: By the Book
Date: Thu, 26 May 2016 12:00:00 GMT
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The author of "Valiant Ambition" has always wanted to meet Hawthorne: "Something profoundly disturbing must have happened to him at an early age. I'd like to know what that was."


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