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Families accuse state of failing to hospitalize mentally ill defendants

Several family members of accused criminals who were held in jail after being ruled incompetent to stand trial are suing the state of California over lengthy delays in placing the defendants in state hospital beds.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein introduces $1.3-billion California drought-relief bill

 Sen. Dianne Feinstein filed her long-awaited legislative response to California's water crisis on Wednesday, hoping to broker a compromise that has eluded Congress through four years of fallow fields and brown lawns.

It's baby lizard season in Los Angeles

Most of the hatchlings you will see now are either Western Fence Lizards or Side-blotched Lizards. But you never know.

Steve Lopez: Garcetti too often is 'weaselly'

The narrative of Mayor Eric Garcetti as an overly cautious waffler continues to take hold.

50 Things You Need to Eat in LA Before You Die

Los Angeles is undoubtedly one of the best foodie cities in the country. From Mexican, to Vietnamese, to food truck fare, they've got it all and it's all sooooo good. Since you can't possibly get to every restaurant in the area, I narrowed it down to the top 50 things you need to eat in LA before you die, in no particular order. Show More Summary

7 Top Summer Blueberry Dishes and Drinks

Ice Cream Jubilee, DC Blueberries deserve to have their own month for sure. Here at Eat Drink Lucky we can't imagine life without blueberry jam, pie, muffins and pancakes. We put them on waffles, in salads, in cocktails, in smoothies and in ice cream - and we're big fans of the toss-them-into-our-mouths technique. Show More Summary

Oh, Here’s Why All These Street Lights in Golden Gate Park Have Been Burning 24-7 for Half a Year – Lazy Lazy SFGov

TweetThe switches up there are photovoltaic? So when they get covered with grime and whatnot the lights stay lit even in the daytime – that’s your clue that you need to fix the light. Except this is Frisco, where the way to become a department head is, more or less, through elections fraud and/or sharing sports activities […]

5 Things to Know If You Own a China Fund or ETF

U.S. investors holding China-stock mutual funds and exchange-traded funds have been watching the recent bloodbath in China's markets with a wary eye. Here’s what they should know.

You’re Invited: Twitter Chat on Dining Trends – #Table8Foodies

Are you on Twitter? If you are and just don’t “get it” yet, or want to meet other like minded individuals, I’d like to invite you to join me for a twitter chat I’m hosting next week! I’ve partnered with Table8 for a fun chat to talk about dining out and dining trends. We want your input. […]

Smith’s Olde Bar might be forced to vacate property

BY MELISSA RUGGIERI It’s not a good week for beloved Atlanta venues. As first reported by www.toneatl.com, the property that houses Smith’s Olde Bar on Piedmont Avenue is scheduled to go to auction on Aug. 28. The...

Review: Ann Stewart forges exciting new path — sculpture by way of CAD software

10 hours agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

Ann Stewart’s Causa Sui, at Whitespace through August 1, extends her exploration of geometric spaces in etchings and graphite drawings into sculpture. All of her

News: High appoints Randall Suffolk as its new director.

10 hours agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

The High Museum of Art announced today that Randall Suffolk has been appointed Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr. Director. Suffolk, who is currently director

Review: Serenbe puts a rousing stamp on “Evita” for one of the best musicals of the season

10 hours agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

If he hasn’t already, Brian Clowdus, the artistic director of Serenbe Playhouse, should send flowers — or a thank-you card — to the producers of

Review: Despite some hits and misses, “Memphis” finds the beat with timeliness and meaning

10 hours agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

It’s 1951 and Delray’s juke joint is the hottest place to be on Beale Street, where Felicia Farrell’s voice keeps the crowd swinging to rhythm

Review: Like Harper Lee herself, “Nelle’s Story” is revealing to a point but leaves us wanting more

10 hours agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

We see writer Harper Lee at four different crucial times in her life in the new one-woman show Nelle’s Story, currently at Synchronicity Theatre through

News: 100 artists and performers to participate in “Art on the Atlanta BeltLine” in September

10 hours agoUnited States / Atlanta : ArtsATL

More than 100 artists in the visual and performing arts will participate in the sixth annual exhibition, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, which runs from September

Lowell's Last Call On Friday

A note from Lowell Thompson, whose Down In Uptown exhibit is currently at the Uptown Arts Center (941 West Lawrence, 4th Floor):"My Down In Uptown exhibition comes down this Friday, July 31, 2015.If you missed the opening, you may want...Show More Summary

From Condemned Storefronts To Penthouse Rentals: 4421 North Clark Goes On The Market

Since Thanksgiving 2011, when a fire destroyed the interiors of three empty buildings at 4415-4423 North Clark, we've been watching with interest to see what develops. We watched the city condemn them, then we saw them torn down, then we saw an empty lot for a couple years. Show More Summary

Sunnyside Mall Art & Music Fest, This Saturday

On Saturday, August 1st come to the 3rd Annual Sunnyside Mall Art & Music Festival on Sunnyside Avenue between Magnolia and Malden from 9am-3pm. Over 20 artists, four musicians and two food trucks. Get your morning java and scones from...Show More Summary

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