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  • Rachel Maddow a 'hater' in Wikipedia plagiarism flap, Rand Paul says

    Rachel Maddow is a "hater" who needs to stop nitpicking -- or so says Sen. Rand Paul. Maddow, the liberal MSNBC host, this week accused GOP leader Paul of making a speech that "totally plagiarized" the Wikipedia page for the sci-fi film "Gattaca."...
  • Savage Love: Noise Makers

    Savage Love: Noise Makers
    My question is one of etiquette. My lesbian wife and I live in an apartment. The noise pollution between flats can be pretty bad. Anyone who lives in the building is aware of this, and keeping noise down after certain hours is a common courtesy. I wouldn'...
  • Album review: Queens of the Stone Age, ' ... Like Clockwork'

    Album review: Queens of the Stone Age, ' ... Like Clockwork'
    *** (out of four) Queens of the Stone Age can be a difficult band to monitor. Not only has it been six long, side project-laden years since its last album ("Era Vulgaris"), but the revolving door nature of the group's lineup means that you may want to...
  • Around Town: The tale of 'Rattlesnake' James

    In July of 1936, a red-haired La CaƱada barber went on trial for the murder of his wife. The best part of the trial was when a rattlesnake got loose in the courtroom. The barber's real name was Major R. Lisenba. He was a World War I veteran who had...
  • 'Set Chopin Free' Kickstarter campaign surpasses its goal

    'Set Chopin Free' Kickstarter campaign surpasses its goal
    Chopin is free. His freedom -- technically his music's freedom -- comes courtesy of composer Aaron Dunn’s Kickstarter campaign: Raise $75,000 to record the complete works of the 19th century Polish romantic composer and offer them on Dunn’...
  • Gamer Believed To Be Lanza Played With Guns Like Those Used In Massacre

    The online user who investigators believe was Adam Lanza chose weaponry for a shooting game that mirrored the firearms he used in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School. In his player profile for Combat Arms, a high-tech realistic shooting game,...
  • San Diego judge: Yoga case 'almost like a trial by Wikipedia'

    SAN DIEGO -- In rejecting a claim Monday that teaching yoga in the schools is an improper attempt at religious indoctrination, a San Diego County Superior Court judge said some opponents of an Encinitas elementary school yoga program seem to have gotten...
  • BART strike enters Day 2, promising more commuting chaos

    BART strike enters Day 2, promising more commuting chaos
    The Bay Area Rapid Transit system is out of service again Tuesday as workers begin their second day of a strike over pay and other issues. Talks between BART management and two unions broke down Sunday night, causing the 104-mile system to grind to a...
  • West Hollywood gay weddings 'so joyful,' they'll continue Tuesday

    West Hollywood gay weddings 'so joyful,' they'll continue Tuesday
    The city of West Hollywood will again conduct wedding ceremonies in City Council chambers Tuesday because of demand from same-sex couples. The city said in a news release that Monday's wedding ceremonies were "so joyful" that they will continue on a...
  • Glendale plastic bag ban now in effect

    Glendale plastic bag ban now in effect
    Hello Kitty ice pops, a watermelon, tamarind juice and other items bumped around in Jose Moran’s shopping cart in the parking lot of Jon’s International Marketplace on Monday, the first day of Glendale’s plastic bag ban. He could...
  • Hot dog-eating contest bad choice for Independence Day fun [Letter]

    I note with great displeasure in your June 27 edition that we are again going to put on a hot dog-eating contest in Granville Gude Park to celebrate the Glorious Sixth. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 60 million Americans are now obese, and...