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Playful’s Paul Bettner is betting on both ‘flat screen games’ and VR

Paul Bettner had a good time at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game trade show in Los Angeles last week. His McKinney, Texas-based Playful studio debuted two games at E3, Super Lucky’s Tale for the Xbox One and Star Child for Sony’s PlayStation VR. Those games show that Bettner is striding the line […]

Meet a 19th Century Belgian Inventor Who Believes “Bat” Jennings Is Trying to Steal His Inventions

From time to time, Slate has republished past works of journalism that weighed in on current controversies, from a Union officer’s thoughts on honoring the Confederacy to a Los Angeles Times column from the 1920s about whether it was okay to use the word “daddy” in a sexual context. Show More Summary

10 Fascinating Facts About the La Brea Tar Pits

yesterdayHumor / odd : mental_floss

There’s a gooey time capsule in the heart of Los Angeles, left over from an era when saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, camels, and giant sloths prowled southern California.

LA sued over police killing of 14-year-old boy

The parents of a 14-year-old boy who was shot and killed by Los Angeles police are suing the city and the officer who pulled the trigger. The Los Angeles Times … Click to Continue »

Review: Lufthansa First Class 747-8 Frankfurt To Los Angeles

After flying from Paris to Frankfurt, we had just an 85 minute connection before our flight to Los Angeles. While Lufthansa's First Class Terminal is one of my favorite lounges in the world, we didn't really have enough time to visit it. Show More Summary

What happened to DWP reform? Garcetti is silent this time on union pay raises and contract

What a difference four years makes. In the summer of 2013, newly elected Mayor Eric Garcetti faced the first significant test of his leadership skills. He had won the election despite the fact that the union representing Los Angeles Department of Water and Power employees had poured $2 million...

Which Los Angeles Rams player will take the next step?

There is a popular saying that tends to pop up frequently during this time of the year. “The offseason is the best season”. A saying that rings loud and true for the Los Angeles Rams and their players. The reason for this is becauseShow More Summary

California governor stops parole for Charles Manson follower

LOS ANGELES Brown's rejection issued late Friday night is the fifth time Davis has been recommended for parole by a state panel only to see it blocked by a governor, … Click to Continue »

Gov. Brown blocks parole for Charles Manson follower and convicted killer Bruce Davis

LOS ANGELES — California Gov. Jerry Brown has blocked parole for Charles Manson follower and convicted killer Bruce Davis. Brown’s rejection issued late Friday night is the fifth time Davis has been recommended for parole by a state panel only to see it blocked by a governor. In February, the parole panel recommended the 74-year-old […]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Playa Vista has master-planned convenience, but developing an identity will take time

The land on which Playa Vista sits on was, for thousands of years, a salt marsh that was fed by the Los Angeles River before its course shifted south to empty in San Pedro Bay in 1825. The Tongva people called the area Washna and laid their dead to rest in a large burial ground in the shadow of...

Essential Arts & Culture: Frida as opera, Julius Caesar continued, Taylor Mac's day-long songfest

Frida Kahlo in opera. Beyond the “Julius Caesar” controversy. And 24 hours of song. I’m Carolina A. Miranda, staff writer at the Los Angeles Times, lover of hot coffee and burritos, with the week’s essential culture news: An operatic 'Frida' “If she hadn’t existed, opera would have had to invent...

The DeanBeat: The 12 best games of E3 2017

Alright, it’s time for me to make up my mind. The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), the big game trade show in Los Angeles, took place last week and I’ve got a good sense for the big games coming this year. I’ve thought about it and come up with my list of my favorite games from […]

Judge rules that 'Making a Murderer''s Brendan Dassey's confession was coerced.

yesterdayHumor / odd : Happy Place

A federal appeals panel ruled that the murder confession made by Brendan Dassey, one of the subjects of the Netflix docu-series Making a Murderer, was coerced, reports the Los Angeles Times. In 2007, Dassey was was found guilty, along with his uncle Steven Avery, of murdering photographer Teresa Halbach in Wisconsin two years earlier. Show More Summary

Mueller’s grade-A legal team ‘uncomfortably close’ to obstruction case against Donald Trump

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Los Angeles Times feature details the ways in which members of Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s team have worked to prosecute obstruction of justice in the past — and how they’ll bring that expertise to the case of President Donald Trump. According to the Times,...

From the Archives: Girls' Dare Club

This photo was published as stand-alone warm weather art in the March 19, 1934, Los Angeles Times. Under the headline "If This is Spring, Come on Summer," the original caption reported: Harbingers of spring, now just two days away, swarmed over the Southland beaches yesterday in the form of adorning...

HIV-positive women with cytomegalovirus likelier to pass virus that causes AIDS to infant

(University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences) HIV-positive women with cytomegalovirus, or CMV, in their urine at the time of labor and delivery are more than five times likelier than HIV-positive women without CMV to transmit HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, to their infants. Show More Summary

Why the Los Angeles Times Accidentally Tweeted About an Earthquake That Happened 90 Years Ago

On Monday, a bot led to incorrect information going out on Twitter. That’s hardly unprecedented. But this case was different: It was the Los Angeles Times telling the public there had been a 6.8 magnitude earthquake in Isla Vista, California, even though no such quake had taken place. The tweet was prompted by an alert from the U.S. Show More Summary

LA Times accidentally reports 6.8 earthquake in Santa Barbara that happened in 1925

2 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Yesterday at 4:51pm The Los Angeles Times reported on a 6.8 earthquake in Santa Barbara. That's a shaker size that nobody would miss, and yet nobody felt it – because the earthquake happened 82 years ago. Usually human error is to blame...Show More Summary

From the Archives: 1967 antiwar protest turns violent

On June 23, 1967, President Lyndon Johnson arrived at Century City to deliver a speech at a Democratic Party fundraiser. Ten thousand anti-Vietnam War protesters also arrived. In a June 23, 1997, Los Angeles Times article, staff writer Kenneth Reich reported: The war at home over Vietnam had yet...

Steve Scalise Update: Congressman’s Condition Upgraded To ‘Fair’ One Week After Baseball Shooting

According to the Los Angeles Times, Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise appears to be on the road to recovery just one week after being badly injured in a shooting at an Alexandria, Virginia baseball field where he and other Republican...Show More Summary

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