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Trump's big threat against GOP conservatives

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:37:00 PDT

Everything President Trump has tweeted (and what it was about) March 30, 2017, 11:37 a.m. His tweets have the power to shape international relations, send stock prices up - or down - and galvanize the American public.We're watching how Donald Trump is using this platform of unfettered communication...(image)



HBO finally releases the first official 'Game of Thrones' teaser trailer

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:31:00 PDT

Today in Entertainment: 'Fate of the Furious' wows the CinemaCon crowd March 30, 2017, 11:31 a.m. Movie theater exhibitors are getting a preview of upcoming blockbusters at CinemaCon, where films like "Fate of the Furious," "Blade Runner 2049" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" wowed the crowds. Meanwhile,...(image)



Today in Entertainment: 'Fate of the Furious' wows the CinemaCon crowd; new 'Game of Thrones' teaser

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:31:00 PDT

Today in Entertainment: 'Fate of the Furious' wows the CinemaCon crowd March 30, 2017, 11:31 a.m. Movie theater exhibitors are getting a preview of upcoming blockbusters at CinemaCon, where films like "Fate of the Furious," "Blade Runner 2049" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" wowed the crowds. Meanwhile,...(image)



Laila Lalami on the public writer vs. the private self

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:30:00 PDT

Reader, I have two selves. For many months, or sometimes years, I work on a novel in the privacy of my home. Each book presents problems of its own: characters that are not yet fully alive, subplots that threaten to overtake the main story, a narrative structure that needs to be rethought. Whatever...

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Rachel Roy dishes on instant fashion, her L.A. life and spring favorites

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:30:00 PDT

Rachel Roy has embraced digital marketing and social media from the start — sometimes landing herself in controversy, which she gracefully manages to shake off — so it’s no surprise she’s made a series of short videos titled “Rachel’s Favorites” at Smashbox in Culver City earlier this month, that...

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Newport Beach improperly approved Banning Ranch project, state Supreme Court rules

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:25:00 PDT

The California Supreme Court decided unanimously Thursday that the city of Newport Beach failed to adequately review a large proposed development on the coastal Banning Ranch oil field before approving it.

The decision, written by Justice Carol A. Corrigan, was another blow for the developers whose...

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The subject's very existence is open to debate in food doc 'In Search of Israeli Cuisine'

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:20:00 PDT

Writer-director Roger Sherman’s enjoyable documentary “In Search of Israeli Cuisine” explores the seemingly contradictory question: Is there really such a thing as Israeli food?

What we learn, as award-winning Israeli American chef and restaurateur Michael Solomonov tours Israel, meeting a diverse...

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Dove teams up with Shonda Rhimes on Real Beauty campaign

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:20:00 PDT

Dove is turning to Hollywood to further its Real Beauty message. The Unilever-owned personal-care brand has tapped Shonda Rhimes to collaborate on Dove’s new social initiative, Dove Real Beauty Productions, which supports portraying women in a realistic way.

Rhimes will act as creative director...

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When you buy a plane ticket, you're agreeing to these things

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:15:00 PDT

When you buy a plane ticket, you're agreeing to these things By Hugo Martin March 30, 2017 A controversy that erupted after United Airlines refused to let two teenage girls board a plane because they were wearing leggings put a spotlight on the regulations that airlines impose on employees and...(image)



Cold war drama 'Despite the Falling Snow' boasts Russians, spies and a snooze alert

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:10:00 PDT

Director Shamim Sarif’s “Despite the Falling Snow” begins with promise, featuring the titular precipitation with an almost jaw-dropping beauty. Rebecca Ferguson appears on screen in the Cold War romantic spy drama clad in lush period costume. Unfortunately, the strong cinematography from David...

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Trump attacks House Freedom Caucus as Republican in-fighting intensifies

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:08:00 PDT

Trump attacks House Freedom Caucus as Republican in-fighting intensifies March 30, 2017, 11:08 a.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: Trump threatens to fight his own party's hard-right flank in 2018 electionsSenate Intelligence Committee vows to follow facts...(image)



Former RNC official is first to depart senior West Wing staff

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:08:00 PDT

Trump attacks House Freedom Caucus as Republican in-fighting intensifies March 30, 2017, 11:08 a.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: Trump threatens to fight his own party's hard-right flank in 2018 electionsSenate Intelligence Committee vows to follow facts...(image)



Putin: 'Read my lips,' there was no Russian meddling in U.S. vote

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Trump attacks House Freedom Caucus as Republican in-fighting intensifies March 30, 2017, 11:08 a.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: Trump threatens to fight his own party's hard-right flank in 2018 electionsSenate Intelligence Committee vows to follow facts...(image)



The show must go on: How L.A. Opera is pushing ahead as illness strikes cast

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:00:00 PDT

The soprano Diana Damrau and the bass-baritone Nicolas Testé were scheduled to begin a six-performance run last Saturday of Los Angeles Opera's production of Jacques Offenbach's "The Tales of Hoffmann," conducted by Plácido Domingo.

Then bronchitis entered the scene. It sidelined Testé, who was...

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California politics updates: ICE director's appearance at Sacramento immigration forum draws protestors

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:49:00 PDT

California politics updates: ICE director's appearance at Sacramento immigration forum draws protestors March 30, 2017, 10:49 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones...(image)



Who will be California's next governor? New poll shows Newsom leads with 1 in 3 voters undecided

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:49:00 PDT

California politics updates: ICE director's appearance at Sacramento immigration forum draws protestors March 30, 2017, 10:49 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones...(image)



Osgood Perkins' 'The Blackcoat's Daughter' offers a different type of horror experience

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:45:00 PDT

In a very short window, writer-director Osgood Perkins has established himself as an outstanding horror filmmaker. Thanks to a quirk of modern movie distribution, his debut feature, “The Blackcoat’s Daughter,” arrives about six months after his second film, “I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in...

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Bel Powley shines in the otherwise lackluster 'Carrie Pilby'

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:45:00 PDT

The bubbly Bel Powley stars as “Carrie Pilby” in an adaptation of Caren Lissner’s novel, written by Kara Holden, and directed by Susan Johnson in her feature directorial debut. This urban dramedy follows Carrie, a 19-year old Harvard graduate, who may be book smart but who is failing real life....

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Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs calls for diversity upon receiving Pioneer Award

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:35:00 PDT

Today in Entertainment: 'Fate of the Furious' wows the CinemaCon crowd March 30, 2017, 11:31 a.m. Movie theater exhibitors are getting a preview of upcoming blockbusters at CinemaCon, where films like "Fate of the Furious," "Blade Runner 2049" and "Pirates of the Caribbean" wowed the crowds. Meanwhile,...(image)



Spacewalking astronauts lose a piece of shield needed for International Space Station

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:25:00 PDT

Spacewalking astronauts lost an important piece of cloth shielding needed for the International Space Station on Thursday when it floated away.

Astronaut Peggy Whitson immediately reported the mishap to Mission Control, which tracked the bundle as it drifted off. NASA said it would be monitored...

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Watch live: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer holds daily briefing

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:25:00 PDT

Trump attacks House Freedom Caucus as Republican in-fighting intensifies March 30, 2017, 11:08 a.m. Here's our look at the Trump administration and the rest of Washington: Trump threatens to fight his own party's hard-right flank in 2018 electionsSenate Intelligence Committee vows to follow facts...(image)



Frank Grillo and Wendy Moniz snag an ocean-view spot in Pacific Palisades

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:20:00 PDT

Actors Frank Grillo and Wendy Moniz have bought a new-look home in Pacific Palisades for $4.47 million.

The boxy contemporary, completed last year, replaced a 1950s ranch-style house formerly owned by late television and film performers Carl and Ruth Carlsson-Wollbruck.

The roughly 4,500-square-foot...

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L.A., Paris draw praise as Olympic officials begin final evaluation of bids for 2024 Games

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:15:00 PDT

With bidding for the 2024 Summer Games entering the home stretch, International Olympic Committee evaluators have concluded an initial two-day review of the rival proposals from Los Angeles and Paris.

In a statement released Thursday, the IOC’s evaluation commission praised the candidates for “creativity...

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Kansas governor vetoes expansion of state's Medicaid program

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:10:00 PDT

Kansas' conservative governor vetoed a bill Thursday that would have extended the state's health coverage for the poor under former President Obama's signature healthcare law, setting up a likely showdown with the Legislature.

Republican Gov. Sam Brownback argued that the proposed expansion of...

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California legislators team up to expand John Muir National Historic Site

Thu, 30 Mar 2017 10:06:00 PDT

California politics updates: ICE director's appearance at Sacramento immigration forum draws protestors March 30, 2017, 10:49 a.m. This is Essential Politics, our daily look at California political and government news. Here's what we're watching right now: Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones...(image)