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  • The Fixers: Range warrior

    The Fixers: Range warrior
    She's an unlikely traffic stopper: hefty, over 50, her complexion a grassy green and yellow. But, David Aikens says, people driving past his Inglewood store often stop to ogle this voluptuously contoured gas stove, manufactured at the beginning of the...
  • Book review: 'Rival Rails' by Walter R. Borneman

    Book review: 'Rival Rails' by Walter R. Borneman
    Rival Rails The Race to Build America's Greatest Transcontinental Railroad Walter R. Borneman Random House: 408 pp., $28 When the Union Pacific and Central Pacific joined rails on May 10, 1869, it was celebrated as the completion of America's first...
  • Book review: 'The Confession' by John Grisham

    Book review: 'The Confession' by John Grisham
    If only life moved along at the same clip as a John Grisham novel. Beginning writers should study him the way budding composers study Brahms or Pachelbel. He is a master at pacing, even if that doesn't always make up for some of his shortcomings. His...
  • Book calendar events for the week of August 7, 2011

    Words & Ideas Compiled by Grace Krilanovich. SUNDAY Robin Donovan & Juliana Gallin: The authors of "The Lazy Gourmet" will present and sign their new cookbook. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 4 p.m. Free. (626) 449-5320. Mr. Fish:...
  • Controversial pipeline moves closer to construction

    Controversial pipeline moves closer to construction
    The State Department has concluded that the highly controversial proposal for the Keystone XL pipeline would not have “significant impacts” on the environment, removing a major barrier to the construction of a $7-billion project that would...
  • Americans Elect seeks to upend primary system

    Americans Elect seeks to upend primary system
    County registrar offices across California on Thursday will begin receiving the product of an audacious enterprise — nearly 1.6 million signatures collected by Americans Elect, a group attempting to ride exasperation with the nation's political...
  • Op-ed: Other states need a lesson from Md. on robocalls

    Op-ed: Other states need a lesson from Md. on robocalls
    On Election Day 2010, with the polls still open, computers placed calls to 112,000 voters in predominately African-American precincts in Baltimore City and Prince George's County with an unusual message: "Relax" and stay home. The recorded message did not...
  • Fitness routine relies on old tires

    Fitness routine relies on old tires
    Fun with tires: You have no idea. Corey Scott grips a truck tire with both hands and stands with his back to a brick wall. He lifts the tire while rotating his upper body and slams it against the wall over his left shoulder. The kickback is impressive,...
  • Libertarian law firm to challenge electioneering law

     
    The Institute for Justice, a Virginia-based libertarian law firm that's received funding from the conservative Koch Foundation, is about to file a federal-court challenge to Florida's new electioneering law, the group announced Tuesday. Two attorneys...
  • Herman Cain falsely claims Obama was 'raised in Kenya'

    Herman Cain falsely claims Obama was 'raised in Kenya'
    Herman Cain has made a lot of waves in the GOP race for the White House lately. He's gone from a virtual unknown with a record of losing elections to one of the top three or four candidates in the race, largely on the strength of his performance at the...
  • Prop. 23 campaigns go head-to-head in TV spots

     
    The battle over California’s global warming law moved to the airwaves Tuesday with both sides launching TV commercials. Backers of Proposition 23, a November ballot measure to suspend the law that would clamp down on greenhouse gas pollution, aired a......