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L.A. school board member Ratliff pushes for release of iPad report

Los Angeles school board member Monica Ratliff will seek the release of an internal probe into the decision to provide iPads to every student in the nation’s second-largest school system.

MPAA's Chris Dodd invites film commissioners to summit on incentives

As California legislators worked last week to approve a landmark deal that would more than triple annual funding for California’s film and TV tax credit program, Hollywood’s chief lobbyist invited film commissioners around the country to attend “an important industry...

Is Michael Sam headed to the Dallas Cowboys practice squad?

The story of Michael Sam, the first openly gay player drafted into the NFL, is not over.

Both Ways Bob Beauprez versus the People of Colorado

As a life-long Coloradan, I am concerned about right-wing nominees whose records are unknown to most voters. At the top of the ticket is the Republican nominee for Governor, Bob Beauprez. Bob Beauprez's campaign would be a lot easier...Show More Summary

Armed Burglars Steal $1,000 From Mermaid Inn

Seemingly taking advantage of the city's sleepy holiday weekend, two men broke into the Mermaid Inn's Greenwich Village Oyster Bar, robbing the eatery of $1,000 cash. According to the NYPD, the two unknown suspects entered the restaurant around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday night. [ more › ]

Mars Hill Church Continues to Fall Apart in Public

9 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

In case you weren't keeping an eye on all the usual Mars Hill-related news sources over Labor Day weekend, here are the three biggest Mars Hill stories to go live over the last 72 hours: 1. In a financial update that was obtained byShow More Summary

Hiking Near Home: 5 Hikes Within 2 Hours Of Your Apartment

It's our third edition of Gothamist's travel content, Gothamist Getaways. A few times a year, we'll have a week of posts featuring looks at travel, food, products and tips—near and far—for making your trips more enjoyable. So sit back, dream of your next journey and let us know if you have any hints for us—email travel@gothamist.com. [ more › ]

Activists Have Been Blocking an Oil Train in Everett Since Six This Morning

9 hours agoUnited States / Seattle : Slog

Police look like they might be moving to extraction. @risingtidena @kxlblockade pic.twitter.com/fRwWL0AX0S— Rising Tide Seattle (@RisingTideSEA) September 2, 2014 Around 6 am this morning, Abby Brockway—an activist, mother, and small-business...Show More Summary

Police use Taser on girl, 14, in altercation at Monterey County Fair

A police officer used a Taser on a 14-year-old girl at the Monterey County Fair after she jumped on him while he was trying to pin down another teen who bit him, authorities said Tuesday.

Beachin’! $6 Mai Tais and Andrew & the Disapyramids Surf into Trader Vic’s on September 4

Get into the groove this Thursday, September 4 from 8 p.m. – midnight at Trader Vic’s Atlanta. The beachy tunes of Andrew & the Disapyramids mixed with $6 signature Mai Tai cocktails will whisk you away from Atlanta and take you to the islands.

Luxury Bushwick Building "Colony 1209" Now Welcoming New "Settlers"

Word's been bouncing around about Colony 1209, a new luxury building located on Dekalb Ave in Bushwick, for a while—last year, the impending development was marketing itself as a massive apartment complex that would appeal to "trendsetting” 20-somethings, bringing bocce ball courts and vintage arcade games to a neighborhood sorely in need of it. Show More Summary

Restoring Common Sense to the NY Governor's Race

Proclaiming a crusade to "Clean up Albany" (sigh, again) has always been a colorful campaign gimmick -- and can be counted on to generate juicy headlines. But it won't make life better for 90 percent of our citizens. "Moreland-gate"Show More Summary

Restaurant News: Sodikoff's California Clipper Opens Tonight; Tavernita Closes

One of Chicago's hottest restaurant openings two years ago closed amid tax debt. The California Clipper's Brendan Sodikoff era begins tonight. [ more › ]

Livery Cab Driver Jumps Curb In Cobble Hill, Critically Injuring Pedestrian

A 29-year-old woman is in critical condition after being hit by a livery cab driver who jumped the curb in Cobble Hill at approximately 12:45 today. An FDNY spokesman says the woman was rushed to Lutheran Hospital in critical condition; no other injuries were reported. Show More Summary

Noteworthy arrival beneath the tracks

Moscow, famously, has music in its subways. As of this summer, the Bronx features music under one elevated subway station—in a "Boogie Down Booth" on Southern Boulevard. It is part of an... To view the full story, click the title li...

El Niño forecast is up in the air for Southern California

With the summer winding down, weather officials say the winter forecast is wide open.

Man Swept Away At Rockaway Beach During Sunday Storm

A man remains missing after getting swept up in the current at Rockaway Beach on Sunday. [ more › ]

Latest Poll Has #GAGov and #GASen in a Virtual Tie

A statewide poll commissioned by WRBL, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer and PMB Broadcasting shows the Democratic and Republican candidates im Georgia’s marquee Governor and Senate races are in statistical ties. In the Governor race, Nathan Deal leads Jason Carter, 43.6% to 41.5%. Libertarian Andrew Hunt trails with 6.6% of the vote. In the Senate race, Michelle […]

Electric Zoo Rained Out, Still No Word On Refunds

There's nothing that stirs the passions quite like The Electric Zoo, which (mostly) happened this weekend. The mostly refers to Sunday's sudden thunderstorm, which washed out the event, even though organizers had promised that the concert would happen "rain or shine." Turns out lightning helps concert organizers rethink previous commitments. [ more › ]

Family accused of selling fake erectile-dysfunction pills online

A Southern California family was charged Tuesday by federal prosecutors with selling counterfeit erectile-dysfunction drugs, like Viagra and Cialis, online.

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