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  • Gatto opens up 'Wiki Bill'

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto wants to hear from you. The democratic legislator, whose 43rd Assembly District in part blankets Burbank, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge and Montrose, is giving the ordinary Joe and Jane a unique opportunity to help craft...
  • Google punishes Rap Genius for manipulative SEO tactics

    Google punishes Rap Genius for manipulative SEO tactics
    Google has removed Rap Genius from the top of its search results after it was discovered that the popular music lyrics website was trying to trick the tech giant into giving it better search rankings. Now, when users search for "Rap Genius" on Google...
  • Truth is not optional

    If you have not yet read Luke O'Neil's "The Year We Broke the Internet" at Esquire, let me quote a couple of salient passages:  This, he says, is how online sites operate: "Give me the viral pictures, and I’ll give you the truth. And then, after...
  • Gatto launches crowd-sourced 'Wiki Bill'

    Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) is giving the ordinary Joe — and Jane — an opportunity to help craft legislation without having to run for office. Gatto, whose district includes Glendale, Burbank, La Cañada Flintridge and Montrose, has...
  • City Lights: Documentary provides change from American obsession

    City Lights: Documentary provides change from American obsession
    When I saw the ads for "American Hustle," the new Jennifer Lawrence movie that's fast racking up Oscar buzz, I realized I had reached a breaking point of sorts. It's easy, after all, for a tried-and-true property to cross the line into media saturation....
  • Keeping the initial, keeping the tie

    We begin Anno Domini 2014 with a momentous announcement at The New York Times: Nicholas Kristof has dropped the middle initial from his byline.  Please remain calm. Do not panic. Remain in your seats.  Mr. Kristof is at some pains to explain that...
  • Maryland teen gets worldwide stage after winning Intel award

    Maryland teen gets worldwide stage after winning Intel award
    The whiteboard that keeps track of Jack Andraka's schedule would be an exhausting blur for anyone, let alone a 16-year-old high school student: Last-minute requests are squeezed into already full days, scientific conferences bump up against speaking...
  • Toyota Stadium official addresses poor field conditions for FCS title game

    FRISCO, Texas — Towson trailed North Dakota State, 21-7, at halftime of Saturday’s Football Championship Subdivision title game, but nothing took more of a beating than the turf at Toyota Stadium. The Bermuda-grass field at the 20,500-seat...
  • 'Jihad Jane' sentenced to 10 years on terrorism charges

    PHILADELPHIA — The woman who dubbed herself "Jihad Jane" was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Monday for a range of terrorism offenses, including conspiring to kill a Swedish cartoonist who had depicted the prophet Muhammad as a dog....
  • River tragedy: 'Hurry, my friend is dying'

    River tragedy: 'Hurry, my friend is dying'
    Jose Cuevas was taking a stroll with his roommate on the Chicago Riverwalk after catching a late-night movie when he heard faint screams.  “Help, help, help!'' Cuevas said he heard a male voice cry out in the darkness. Cuevas asked him where he...
  • The French are scandalized by a president's affair? How American!

    The French are scandalized by a president's affair? How American!
    It’s a sad day in France when the unmarried president spends the night with a woman who is not his girlfriend and sparks a national furor. Last week — as you have undoubtedly heard — a salacious news story broke in the French press:...