Archive for ‘September, 2016’


What is Islamic exceptionalism and what are the geopolitical implications

What is Islamic exceptionalism and what are the geopolitical implications

Is there something exceptional about Islam that contributes to its problems? ; Credit: Photographer:Jason Kuffer Many American defenders of Islam have argued it’s much like other monotheistic faiths – subject to wide-ranging interpretations and with varying degrees of theology intertwined with politics. That’s not the perspective of senior fellow at the Brookings Institution Shadi Hamid. […]

Police take Boyle Heights DUI suspect home instead of conducting investigation, D.A. says

Police take Boyle Heights DUI suspect home instead of conducting investigation, D.A. says

BOYLE HEIGHTS —  A suspected drunk driver who allegedly crashed into two cars was taken to his home in a police vehicle and told to go to sleep by LAPD officers who later lied about the matter on a police report, the L.A. County District Attorney said today. Officers Rene Marcial Ponce and Irene Gomez  have […]

Unveiling, or unleashing, the final Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan for California

Unveiling, or unleashing, the final Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan for California

Mirrors or “heliostats” at the eSolar Sierra SunTower power plant in Lancaster, California in the Mojave Desert. The Desert Renewable Energy Conservation Plan would set aside 2,000 square miles of California desert for large-scale renewable energy projects.; Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images At 11 a.m. tomorrow, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell will be in Palm Springs to […]

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Silicon Valley’s next target of disruption: election day results

Silicon Valley’s next target of disruption: election day results

The polls are open in New Hampshire. A voter marks his ballot in the first-in-the-nation presidential primary Tuesday.; Credit: Matt Rourke/AP A new tech company wants to do to reporting of election results what AirBnB has done to the hotel industry. VoteCastr, an outfit founded by a group of big data advocates, journalists and startup […]

One dead in Atwater Village shooting

One dead in Atwater Village shooting

ATWATER VILLAGE —   One man was fatally shot Saturday night near Glendale Boulevard and Revere Avenue, police said. Officers found a 32-year-old male Armenian with a gunshot wound after being called to the scene at 10:45 p.m., said LAPD spokeswoman Norma Eisenman.The victim was transported to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. It’s not […]

Scenes and Sightings from Angeleno Heights

Scenes and Sightings from Angeleno Heights

A selection of recent Instagram photos from Angeleno Heights. A tourist in our town . #losangeles #angelenoheights #victorian #homes #oldhouselove #dtla #LAlife A photo posted by George Rosales Imagery (@skullringpics) on Aug 13, 2016 at 12:29pm PDT #tangerines #echopark #angelenoheights #writerscabin #summersfternoon #1927 #lakeviews #eastsiderla A photo posted by Martin Cox (@martincoxphotos) on Aug 27, […]

Two bike riders shot in Elysian Valley; one in critical condition

Two bike riders shot in Elysian Valley; one in critical condition

ELYSIAN VALLEY — Two cyclists were wounded, one critically, after they were shot tonight as they rode with their family on or near the L.A. River Bike path, police said. One of the suspects was seen riding away from the scene with one of the victim’s bikes, said Lt. Richard Parks with the LAPD Northeast […]

Two bike riders shot in Elysian Valley; one in critical condition

Two bike riders shot in Elysian Valley; one in critical condition

ELYSIAN VALLEY — Two cyclists were wounded, one critically, after they were shot tonight as they rode with their family on or near the L.A. River Bike path, police said. One of the suspects was seen riding away from the scene with one of the victim’s bikes, said Lt. Richard Parks with the LAPD Northeast […]

5 things you need to know about California’s new climate change legislation

5 things you need to know about California’s new climate change legislation

California Gov. Jerry Brown speaks during a news conference on November 3, 2010 in Oakland, California. Brown has recently signed legislation to fight climate change. ; Credit: David Paul Morris/Getty Images California will now be the nation’s example for reducing climate change after Governor Jerry Brown signed sweeping legislation yesterday that will require the Golden […]

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