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  • CAFO protection law passes in Iowa, Illinois hearings held Wednesday

    CAFO protection law passes in Iowa, Illinois hearings held Wednesday
    Last week we reported on an Iowa bill aimed at preventing undercover investigations at concentrated animal feeding operations that was on Gov. Terry Brandstad's desk. At the time Brandstad's office said it was still considering but late Friday he quietly...
  • Friday @ 5: A cocktail to kick off the weekend

    Friday @ 5: A cocktail to kick off the weekend
    For most of us drinkers, Labor Day represents a three-day weekend full of barbecues and booze -- the last hurrah for summer soirees. The etiquette deadline for wearing white inspires eponymous parties, at which we sip accordingly: chilled white wine,...
  • Upton Sinclair House for Sale

     
    Photo courtesy of Cecilia Farnum, Century 21 The Upton Sinclair House at 464 N. Myrtle Ave., Monrovia has been listed for sale at $1.5 million. The 1923 home was designed by Frederick H. Wallis for L.B. Vollmer (d. 1948), owner......
  • Justin Halpern, the Twitter celeb behind "$#*! My Dad Says," urges kids to read

     
    Studies suggest that consuming short blasts of information has led to Web-induced attention deficit, making today's youth more impulsive and impatient and far less likely to log off long enough to leap into the pages of a good book. So......
  • From the Stacks – 'Dancing Bear' (1968)

     
    Out of curiosity, I picked up Gladwin Hill’s “Dancing Bear” at the Southern California Library’s book sale. I never met Hill (d. 1992), the New York Times bureau chief in Los Angeles, but I had heard about him at luncheon......
  • New wave of tainted food in China and how inflation could make it worse

     
    Three years after China was rocked by a massive tainted-milk scandal, the country has again been hit by a wave of food scares in recent weeks. The list includes diseased pigs used for bacon; noodles made of corn, ink and......
  • PST, A to Z: ‘Eames’ at A+D Museum, ‘Sympathetic’ at MAK Center

     
    Text is a central component of two Pacific Standard Time exhibitions, both focused on design: “Eames Designs: The Guest Host Relationship” at the A+D Museum, and “Sympathetic Seeing: Esther McCoy and the Heart of American Modernist...
  • Former columnist Bill Granger dies at 70

     
    From Daily Herald columnist Burt Constable's obituary: William F. “Bill” Granger, a former Daily Herald columnist, was 70 years old when he died Sunday night at the Manteno Veterans' Home, where he had lived since March 2002. But loved ones,.....
  • 88 books that shaped America, at the Library of Congress

     
    The Library of Congress' list of 88 books that shaped America includes poetry, novels, nonfiction, a play, a polemic, books of science and grammar, cookbooks and children's books. What's it missing?...
  • Cutting through the din of the dotcom age

    Cutting through the din of the dotcom age
    During the last decade, more than ever before, writers faced the challenge of cutting through the noise. The new millennium began with the enduring influence of W.G. Sebald: his marriage of word and image somewhere deep in the reader's subconscious; his...
  • 'A Bright and Guilty Place' by Richard Rayner

    'A Bright and Guilty Place' by Richard Rayner
    A Bright and Guilty Place Murder, Corruption, and L.A.'s Scandalous Coming of Age Richard Rayner Doubleday: 270 pp., $25 Everything has its counterpart. For every piece of matter there is a like piece of antimatter, for every movie star there is or...