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Caltech inaugurates its new president in campus ceremony

Caltech inaugurated its new president Friday: Thomas Rosenbaum, a physicist who was previously provost at the University of Chicago.

LAPD officer allegedly beat, kicked restrained suspect in the head

A Los Angeles police officer is under investigation for allegedly beating and kicking a suspect who was being held down by other officers, according to sources close to the probe.

New Studies, Reports Heighten Need for Action on Climate Change

For years our Congress has ignored humans' impact on climate change. Many members of Congress have used terms like "pseudoscience" and ignored the fact that 97 percent of scientists studying the issue have concluded that climate change...Show More Summary

The Song of the Day is Blue Cheer's "Come And Get It"

17 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

The group, Blue Cheer, were a long-haired biker band from San Francisco active in the late '60s/early '70s. Y'all Slog Outers not in the know—these guys are mostly remembered for their Top-20 version of Eddie Cochran's "Summertime Blues."...Show More Summary

Possible ramifications for public servants from health insurance selloff

17 hours agoAustralia / Canberra : RiotACT

Radio National is reporting plans on the part of Medicare and the Government to compulsorily take part of public servants’ superannuation on retirement, and use it to pay health care premiums, regardless of the choices and wishes of said retirees once Medicare is privatised. With no regard to whether said public servants have looked after [...]

Spending hits the millions in hottest races for Congress in state

 Candidates in the hottest House races in the state are spending millions on their campaigns.  But in some cases, groups outside the campaigns are laying out  even more, campaign finance reports show.

Ebola scare on LAX shuttle briefly closes Union Station bus plaza

Los Angeles Union Station's bus plaza was shut down for an hour and a half Friday afternoon after a man who had recently traveled to Nigeria said he felt feverish and nauseous, but officials cautioned that he did not have Ebola. 

Sheila Kuehl backers launch TV ad criticizing rival Bobby Shriver

After weeks of upbeat advertising, backers of former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl have taken a confrontational turn, with a new TV ad criticizing her rival, former Santa Monica council member Bobby Shriver, for missing meetings and votes.

SL Letter of the Day: Clitoral Indirection

18 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

I’m an 18-year-old straight girl who's pretty new to sex, and I've been having a lot of trouble staying aroused. I’ll be with my boyfriend and I’ll be really turned on and not at all stressed; but if either of us touches my clit forShow More Summary

Stage Door: On The Town

New York, New York is a hellava town. Just ask Bernstein, Comden and Green, who fashioned a zippy tribute to 24 hours in the Big Apple, based on a ballet by Jerome Robbins. The Broadway revival of the 1944 musical On the Town, now at the Lyric, is an energetic, entertaining romp. Three sailors, on leave for a day, are in hot pursuit of a good time. Show More Summary

In Jesse Fleming's 'The Halftime Show,' the spectacle is all around us

Typically, the halftime show at a sporting event is a spectacle designed to be passively received. Jesse Fleming's version, an absorbing video installation at 356 Mission, inverts the form while retaining some of the format.

Bartender Crush: Ryan at Bastille

19 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Brooklyn Benjestorf Name: Ryan Where: Bastille and Rumba Buy Him A Shot Of: Fernet Ask Him To Make You A: Tiki drink. “I like lighting stuff on fire,” Ryan says. What He’s Doing When He’s Not At The Bar: “I’m usually going to bar or playing music with my band. Show More Summary

Extra Extra: Pilsen Mural Dedicated To James Foley

A new mural in Pilsen was recently dedicated to slain journalist James Foley. [ more › ]

Motti Casa opens in Studio City, showcases global goods

Nora Natali wanted her new Studio City showroom to be eclectic, just like her favorite Paris boutiques, Merci Paris and Colette: “casual but elegant with a French twist,” she says.

Bruce Pavitt's "Visionary" '80s Music Criticism Gets Anthologized in Sub Pop USA

19 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Bazillion Points Before he became co-owner of Sub Pop Records with Jonathan Poneman in 1986 (and a bit after), Bruce Pavitt was a prolific music critic/essayist, with a special focus on the Northwest. During the ’80s, he published nine...Show More Summary

Girls' volleyball: More forfeits coming in City Section uniform controversy

North Hollywood isn't the only girls' volleyball team in the East Valley Valley that's going to have to forfeit a match for wearing uniforms that didn't match their school colors.

Amir Nikravan paintings at home in intellectualized hall of mirrors

Amir Nikravan's paintings occupy the preternaturally calm eye of a cerebral storm. They spur a heady buzz of questions, yet are rather quiet, visually. They exist for the sake of contradiction and complication.

I Got a Job at the Seattle Times, Which Means I'm Leaving The Stranger

19 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

That's Slade Gorton, a can of Four Loko, and me, in 2010. Memories! Dearest Slog, I have not left myself sufficient time to fully express my feelings for you, nor for The Stranger as a whole. It's been six years (full-time, with a good...Show More Summary

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