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With Boston out, should LA make another Olympic bid?

With Boston out, should LA make another Olympic bid?
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1984: Mary Lou Retton of the United States in action during the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Jones /Allsport; Credit: Trevor Jones/Getty Images The City of Boston announced that it’s ended its bid to host the 2024 Olympics. Shortly after the surprise announcement, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti re-stated his wish […]

With Boston out, should LA make another Olympic bid?

With Boston out, should LA make another Olympic bid?

1984: Mary Lou Retton of the United States in action during the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Jones /Allsport; Credit: Trevor Jones/Getty Images The City of Boston announced that it’s ended its bid to host the 2024 Olympics. Shortly after the surprise announcement, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti re-stated his wish […]

Cosmetically-challenged fruits and veggies

Cosmetically-challenged fruits and veggies

The company Imperfect Produce says that 20% of food that’s grown on farms is never consumed by people. It sources fruit and vegetables from farms that have been rejected by grocery stores, then packaged, either home delivered or dropped off at a convenient location; Credit: Bill Gracey Ugly fruits and vegetables will soon be sold […]

Disney wants to get your kids moving and off their screens

Disney wants to get your kids moving and off their screens

Children play Disney new video game The Princess and the Frog as they attend the video games showcase for local Miami media hosted by Disney Interactive Studios at Epic Hotel on September 17, 2009 in Miami, Florida. ; Credit: Larry Marano/Getty Images for Disney More children are ditching their board games and barbies for digital […]

Debating AT&T-DirecTV deal’s impact on prices and content creation

Debating AT&T-DirecTV deal’s impact on prices and content creation

A general view of atmosphere during the DIRECTV hosted events at Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2014 in Park City, Utah. ; Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for DIRECTV AT&T’s nearly $49 billion purchase of DirecTV is on its way to approval by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which would make it the largest cable […]

Debating AT&T-DirecTV deal’s impact on prices and content creation

Debating AT&T-DirecTV deal’s impact on prices and content creation

A general view of atmosphere during the DIRECTV hosted events at Sundance Film Festival on January 17, 2014 in Park City, Utah. ; Credit: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for DIRECTV AT&T’s nearly $49 billion purchase of DirecTV is on its way to approval by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), which would make it the largest cable […]

Looking for E.T. — Russian philanthropist throws down $100M on search for aliens

Looking for E.T. — Russian philanthropist throws down $100M on search for aliens

In this composite image provided by NASA, ESA, globular star cluster Omega Centauri (NGC 5139) in the Centaurus constellation and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team, is pictured July 15, 2009 in Space; Credit: NASA/Getty Images The money from Russian internet entrepreneur Yuri Milner goes toward the creation of a new program that uses the latest […]

Affluent View Park neighborhood struggles with identity

Affluent View Park neighborhood struggles with identity

A girls soccer team competes in Baldwin Hills Park. Baldwin Hills along with View Park, Windsor Hills and Ladera Heights comprise the highest concentration of black affluence on the West Coast.; Credit: The City Project/FLICKR The affluent neighborhood of View Park between Crenshaw and La Brea, is 84 percent African-American. It’s loaded with 2,500-5,000 square […]

Affluent View Park neighborhood struggles with identity

Affluent View Park neighborhood struggles with identity

A girls soccer team competes in Baldwin Hills Park. Baldwin Hills along with View Park, Windsor Hills and Ladera Heights comprise the highest concentration of black affluence on the West Coast.; Credit: The City Project/FLICKR The affluent neighborhood of View Park between Crenshaw and La Brea, is 84 percent African-American. It’s loaded with 2,500-5,000 square […]

Filmweek: ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Trainwreck,’ ‘Irrational Man’ and more

Filmweek: ‘Ant-Man,’ ‘Trainwreck,’ ‘Irrational Man’ and more

Actors Paul Rudd (L) and Michael Douglas attend Marvel’s “Ant-Man” Hall H Panel Booth Signing during Comic-Con International 2014 at San Diego Convention Center on July 26, 2014 in San Diego, California.; Credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney Amy Nicholson of LA Weekly hosts Filmweek with our film critics Andy Klein and Peter Rainer […]