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  • Feds bust two Compton drug rings in same block

     
    Compton drug bust: Federal prosecutors said eight people were arrested and more than a ton of drugs and several vehicles were seized after a lengthy investigation revealed two national drug trafficking groups were working out of the same block in Compton....
  • Florida State hosting open practice Sunday

     
    Don't forget, Florida State's “Fan Day” festivities take place Sunday at noon at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center in Tallahassee. About an hour after the Seminoles meet with reporters on campus, fans will be able to meet the players and...
  • Thursday Platz Picks: Swinging folk music, plus zydeco

     
    Forget mopey coffeehouse music — if you want a taste of how much fun contemporary folk can be, check out pros like Australia's Rosie Burgess Trio and see how they turn the genre on its ear. The group's genre-crossing acoustic......
  • There are no borders with Internet child porn

     
    Advocates and law enforcement investigators who try to protect children from being sexually exploited on the Internet say there are no borders to such criminal acts. That fact??can make criminals hard to find and hamper prosecution. That makes today's...
  • Sharen Davis: Dressing Southern belles, maids for 'The Help'

     
    Sharen Davis built 50 costumes from scratch for "The Help," finding others through vintage and costume shops. She gave each character her own individual color palette and look, from Southern belle to domestic worker....
  • 7 Walkers jam for 3 hours at Musikfest Cafe

     
    Dave Howell Special to The Morning Call It was jam band night Tuesday at the Musikfest Café, with a three-hour show by 7 Walkers. Papa Mali (Malcolm Welbourne) led the band through long Grateful Dead covers and music from the......
  • Friday Platz Picks: A strange carnival comes to town

     
    MarchFourth Marching Band is taking over Musikfest this weekend. You're powerless to stop their funky beat and over-the-top showmanship; you'd better just join the party. Shows by this 20-piece group from Portland, Ore., fuse funk, Latin jazz, Louisiana-...
  • Attack of the gargantuan gourds at Granada Hills garden

     
    Community Gardens Dispatch No. 43: Granada Hills Salad Bowl The bottle gourd hanging down from the trellis in Sayed Zaman’s plot in the Granada Hills Salad Bowl community garden is a fearsome fruit, yard-long pods that look like something from......
  • What they didn't teach you in civics class about how some bills become law

     
    Q. Is there really "a little-known process" in Illinois government "in which the legislative leadership and special-interest groups determine which bills are debated and which ones aren't"? A. Kinda, yeah. The allegation comes from a recent Voice of the...
  • Interior department to hold big gulf oil lease sale

     
    The Obama administration plans to offer more than 20 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas leases, the first such sale since the Deepwater Horizon explosion and oil spill....
  • Obama's 'Brave New World' and other books

     
    President Obama buys books on his Martha's Vineyard holiday; he's also authored some, as have several of the GOP presidential candidates....