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LAUSD early childhood education gets funding boost

The Los Angeles Unified Board of Education passed a resolution Thursday to increase funding by millions of dollars for the district's early education budget.

LET'S at Bumbershoot!

6 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

No, there isn't a word missing from that headline. LET'S is the art collective (comprised of Andy Arkley, Peter Lynch, and Courtney Barnebey) featured on the cover of The Stranger's guide to Bumbershoot 2014. Go check them out! (Also here.) [ Comment on this story ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Man found guilty in 2006 killing of Beverly Hills plastic surgeon

The killings were separated by time and distance, their only connection buried in shared roots to a 200-acre pistachio and alfalfa ranch in Lancaster.

Letters: He can cover, but he can't cover up

Apparently, Josh Shaw has not learned the lessons of history from Richard Nixon, Pete Rose, Lance Armstrong, Bernie Madoff, and baseball players from the steroid era. Mr. Shaw, a strategy for concealing wrongful conduct by orchestrating a deliberate cover-up based on intentional fabrication,...

SL Letter of the Day: Shelfies

29 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I'll get right to the point: I added [the above] photo of one of my bookshelves to my online dating profile and I would like it if other people started doing the same thing. I'm trying to start a movement here. Maybe you can help me spread the word? Of course you are featured on my bookshelf photo. Show More Summary

Earthquake: 3.5 quake strikes near Ridgemark, Calif.

A shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake was reported Friday afternoon eight miles from Ridgemark, Calif., according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The temblor occurred at 4:32 p.m. Pacific time at a depth of 3.7 miles.

Renan Barao falls ill cutting weight, scratched from UFC title fight

T.J. Dillashaw said last week he believed his scheduled Saturday opponent and former bantamweight champion Renan Barao had outgrown the division.

What Are You Doing This Weekend? Stranger Critics Answer the Question

41 minutes agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Yeah, we already said this today, but we're seriously excited, so: BUMBERSHOOT IS THIS WEEKEND! pic.twitter.com/pW2Ju9NUC5 — Bumbershoot (@Bumbershoot) August 26, 2014 Dave Segal: "Spending Saturday through Monday at a little festival known as Bumbershoot. Show More Summary

Queanbeyan Cinema – more red tape

45 minutes agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Hi Rioters, Unsure if you’ve been following the epic drama over the border in Queanbeyan. In a nutshell, we’ve been clamouring for a cinema for 18 years, and it’s come to the boil for the last 6 months. Over this 6 month period, council has been provided with an opportunity and a space to build [...]

Porn moratorium lifted after HIV test found to be false positive

A voluntary moratorium announced Thursday on adult film production has been lifted, a porn industry group announced Friday, after follow-up testing of an actor suspected of having HIV came back negative.

Oh No! Ma'ono No More at the Rhino

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Click to enlarge: the Rhino Room's new menu (In da Club sandwich! Haha). Remember how exciting it was that the Rhino Room was serving food from the great Ma'ono? And how it was from noon to 10 p.m. every day, and you could get a huge...Show More Summary

Producer considers lawsuit after pre-Emmy arrest in Beverly Hills

A movie producer is considering filing suit after he was held for six hours as a suspected bank robbery accomplice in Beverly Hills, his attorney said Friday.

Ex-Haymarket police chief James Roop arrested for drunk driving

James E. Roop, who resigned as police chief of Haymarket last month after a tumultuous series of suspensions, was arrested and charged with drunk driving Thursday night after he allegedly drove the wrong way down a one-way street in Winchester, police said. Roop, 58, was picked up about 7 p.m. Thursday, Winchester police spokeswoman Lauren […]

'Girls Gone Wild' founder Joe Francis skips courts; warrant issued

Joe Francis, the founder of “Girls Gone Wild,” has a warrant out for his arrest after skipping his Friday court date on assault charges.

SF-style cycletracks may spread throughout California under approved legislation

Cycletracks, like those on Market Street, could soon start appearing in more California cities. Mike Koozmin/SF Print Media Co. San Francisco-style cycletracks — bike lanes physically separated from automobile traffic — could proliferate in cities throughout California under a bill approved today [Fri/29] by the Legislature, provided Gov. Show More Summary

California Senate approves film tax credit bill

A bill that would more than triple funding for California's film and TV tax credit program was overwhelmingly approved by the state Senate.

Little Dragon Played a Tantrum-Free Set at the Showbox Last Night

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Todd Hamm While listening to Sweden's Little Dragon play an in-studio performance on KEXP yesterday, I learned that their name was a reference to the tantrums that lead singer Yukimi Nagano used to throw in the studio. She is a spark...Show More Summary

Harsh Toke? Attorney General Wins Fight to Let WA Cities Ban Pot Stores

1 hour agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Image courtesy Attorney General's Office Attorney General Bob Ferguson gets his day in court (of course, he gets a lot of days in court). A small city in Washington State is legally justified in banning pot stores, even though pot stores are legally allowed under state law, according to a Pierce County judge's decision this afternoon. Show More Summary

Dog owner guilty of murder in 2013 mauling of woman in Antelope Valley

A dog owner was convicted Friday of second-degree murder in the mauling death last year of a woman who was attacked by four pit bills in the Antelope Valley town of Littlerock.

Jabitas (Plastic Bags) and Pensions for the Elderly

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 28 August 2014 – “I need some dark glasses,” Veronica told me one day when I ran into her on the street. Almost seventy, the lady underwent cataract surgery some months ago and now must “take … Continue reading ?

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