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  • GOP senator has world's lamest excuse for blocking minimum-wage hike

    When it comes to the minimum wage, I’ve accepted that all that the politicians in Washington are going to do for now is play politics with it. But does that mean they have to be stupid about it too? And I’m talking about you, Mike Enzi,...
  • Bill drafted by public crowdsourcing passes the Assembly

    A measure approved by the Assembly on Thursday is notable not for what it does -- tweak the probate code -- but for how it was crafted: by the public using an online "wiki" page. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced last winter that he was...
  • Assemblyman crowdsources constituents on 'wiki' page to develop bill

    The state Assembly passed a measure Thursday that is less notable for what it would do — tweak the probate code — than for how it was crafted: by the public, in an online "wiki" page. Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Los Angeles) announced last...
  • 'Mad Men' Season 7 premiere recap, 'Time Zones'

    'Mad Men' Season 7 premiere recap, 'Time Zones'
    Don’s on the mend. Sort of. It was an admittedly slow yet steady start to the new season. That’s how it should be with recovery. There was no jumping into massive transformations or profound moments of clarity. It was more of a catch-up to...
  • Mayor asks blogger to apologize for Hitler reference

    Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer during Tuesday's council meeting demanded an apology from a local blogger who posted online comments comparing the way he runs the city to Adolf Hitler. Eastside resident Geoff West alluded to the Nazi dictator in an...
  • Turn Redskins into Braves [Letter]

    Turn Redskins into Braves [Letter]
    Wikipedia notes that although the connotation of the term Redskins is debatable, the term is defined in current dictionaries of American English as "usually offensive, disparaging, insulting, and taboo" ("Facts and logic say rename Redskins," June 27)....
  • 'Mr. Magoo's' creator gets an overdue spotlight

    'Mr. Magoo's' creator gets an overdue spotlight
    I remember first stumbling upon one of John Hubley's animated films when his Oscar-winning 1959 short "Moonbird" screened here last year. It returns this weekend in a retrospective featuring seven other Hubley shorts at the Siskel Film Center, which is...
  • Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula

    Wikipedia pops up in bibliographies, and even college curricula
    All through high school, Ani Schug was told to steer clear of Wikipedia. Her teachers talked about the popular online encyclopedia "as if it wasn't serious or trustworthy" and suggested it only be used as a tip sheet. Imagine her surprise this spring...
  • All of Paris is not in love with bridge padlocks

    All of Paris is not in love with bridge padlocks
    This city appears to be the epicenter of a global epidemic. Instead of carving hearts into trees, couples are expressing eternal love by hanging "love locks" on bridges, fences and gates. Often the metal padlocks inscribed with names or initials are...
  • It's hard to achieve 'Dominion' with such bad writing, acting

    It's hard to achieve 'Dominion' with such bad writing, acting
    It is almost never a good idea to randomly quote from Wikipedia, but when reviewing a show in which ravening angels attempt to exterminate the human race in order to win back God's love, it's safe to say all bets are off. After all, potential viewers of...
  • Datebook: Hollywood Fringe Fest, Tony Greene and Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

    Datebook: Hollywood Fringe Fest, Tony Greene and Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon
    The Hollywood Fringe Festival gets small-scale theater going all over the city, Wikipedia gets rewritten, Tony Greene's art receives posthumous celebration and a Spalding Gray monologue receives posthumous re-creation. And who are those New Yorkers...