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Angels top Marlins, 8-2, and pull ahead of A's in AL West

Mike Trout had an RBI double and Albert Pujols added a two-run single during Los Angeles' five-run fourth inning, and the Angels regained sole possession of the majors' best record with an 8-2 victory over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.

Malibu Pier closed, surfer dies as big waves hammer L.A.-area beaches

The Malibu Pier was shut down Tuesday evening and an unconscious surfer was pulled from rough waters nearby earlier in the day as high waves began pounding Southern California beaches.

The Daily Show's Jordan Klepper Hosting Paper Machete This Saturday

If you haven't checked out Paper Machete, the comedy/music/news "Live Magazine" that takes place every Saturday at the Green Mill (always free!), what are you waiting for? This weekend will feature The Daily Show's correspondent, Jordan Klepper, as the host. Show More Summary

Beverly Hills police express regret for holding black producer before Emmys

Beverly Hills police officials said Tuesday that it was "extremely unfortunate" that officers handcuffed and detained an African American film producer who was in the city to attend a pre-Emmy party.

Street Closings for The Decatur Book Festival

From: The Decatur Minute In order to prepare for the country’s largest independent Book Festival this weekend, several streets will be closed from Friday morning through Sunday night.The 9th annual AJC Decatur Book Festival will be held on Saturday, August 30th from 10am until 6 pm and Sunday, August 31st from noon until 6:00 pm. Show More Summary

Roger Federer has a new 'teammate'—Michael Jordan

There is seldom a dull moment in the evening matches at the U.S. Open tennis tournament.

Thousands of California's brick buildings face quake danger

Three decades after some California cities began requiring old brick buildings to be seismically retrofitted, thousands across the state still have not been strengthened and are in danger of collapse during a major earthquake.

As popularity, and seating, wane, NASCAR explores capacity to change

The largest operator of NASCAR race tracks might not be done removing grandstand seats at its 13 speedways due to the decline in NASCAR's popularity, the company's chief executive said.

Three men charged in shooting of San Bernardino police officer

Three men were charged Tuesday with attempted murder of a peace officer and possession of an assault rifle in connection with a shooting that left a San Bernardino police officer critically wounded and a suspect dead.

A Little Free Library has opened near the Brook Run Playground in Dunwoody.

http://littlefreelibrary.org - take a book / return a book. Council Members at the new Brook Run Trail grand opening. Caught "working"

Suspect in Valley shootings described by police as a 'serial killer'

A Sylmar man described by police as a “serial killer” was charged with murder and attempted murder Tuesday and is believed to be responsible for five days of shootings that killed four people and wounded several others, authorities said.

Honest Co. hauls in $70 million from investors as it eyes IPO

As the Jessica Alba-founded start-up Honest Co. eyes a listing on the stock market, it's picking up an additional $70 million in funding.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy extended editions at Cinematheque

Location: The Aero Theatre, 1328 Montana Avenue Santa Monica, CA 90403 (323) 634-4878 Date: August 30 at 1pm Link out: Click here Description: The American Cinematheque screens Peter Jackson’s epic fantasy trilogy, featuring the extended cuts available on home video formats. Show More Summary

Tangled at El Capitan

Location: El Capitan Theatre, 6838 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood Link out: Click here Description: The brilliant computer-animated musical comedy gets a four-week run at the Disney-owned El Capitan Theater. Rapunzel will appear live on stage after the screenings, and audiences will get a special glimpse of SOFIA THE FIRST: THE CURSE OF PRINCESS IVY, a feature-length version of [...]

Bluebeard (1944) at Billy Wilder Theater

Location: Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 206-8013 Description: Director Edgar G. Ulmer's atmospheric variation on the infamous lady-killer (here re-imagined as an artist played by John Carradine) is an excellent example of fine film-making on a limited budget.

MLB denies protest by Tampa Bay

Major League Baseball denied a protest filed Saturday by the Tampa Bay Rays, stemming from a play disputed by Rays Manager Joe Maddon in a 5-4, 10-inning loss in Toronto. Tampa Bay's Wil Myers was ruled out on a replay-review reversal of a pickoff, and Maddon had argued that Toronto Manager...

Sunset Boulevard at UCLA Film Archives

Location: Billy Wilder Theater, Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90024 (310) 206-8013 Link out: Click here Description: Billy Wilder’s scathing 1950 black-and-white classic, about a down-on-his-luck screenwriter...Show More Summary

Chicago Students Want a Democratic School System

In 1995, Richard M. Daley convinced the Illinois General Assembly to do away with elected school councils and place the Chicago Public Schools directly under the mayor's control. Since then, CPS has operated under a model in which the...

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