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  • News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos

    News of the Weird: Norway's Battle Against Chaos
    Norwegian public television (NRK), which introduced the now-legendary continuous, live log-burning show (12 hours long, with “color commentary” on the historical and cultural importance of fire), scheduled a new program for this week in its appeal to serenity (labeled “Slow TV”). On Nov. 1, NRK was to televise live, for five hours, an attempt to break the world record for producing a sweater, from shearing the sheep to spinning the wool and knitting the garment (current record: 4:51, by Australians). (In addition to the log, NRK viewers have been treated to live cams on a salmon-fishing boat and, for five days, on a cruise ship.) Said an NRK journalist, “You would think it's boring television, but we have quite good ratings for these programs.”
  • UC's enrollment guarantee gives students an education to fall back on

    UC's enrollment guarantee gives students an education to fall back on
    Aimee Ruiz was panicked. The four UC campuses she applied to had rejected her. Two private colleges had accepted her but not offered enough financial aid. She considered taking a year off school to work and save money. Then UC Merced emailed to see if...

    For quarterback Brett Hundley, it's one final family affair at UCLA

    For quarterback Brett Hundley, it's one final family affair at UCLA
    Pale, white smoke hovers close to the ground, carrying a sweet aroma of grilled meat. The morning's quiet has given way to blasting music and excited chatter. On this perfect day for football, the man they call "The Gov" takes one last stroll through...

    Top 10 stories in Laguna Beach for 2014

    Top 10 stories in Laguna Beach for 2014
    Mobility throughout Laguna Beach, whether by foot, car or bicycle, was a recurring theme in 2014 as the city took strides to address safety on the busiest thoroughfares, including adopting a bike safety plan after a cyclist was killed along Coast...

    Leonard Beerman dies at 93; pacifist rabbi of L.A.'s Leo Baeck Temple

    Leonard Beerman dies at 93; pacifist rabbi of L.A.'s Leo Baeck Temple
    Leonard Beerman, founding rabbi of the Westside's Leo Baeck Temple and a pacifist who often stoked anger with his vocal criticism of Israel, died Wednesday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was 93. The cause was congestive heart failure, said his wife,...