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  • L.A. County population pushes past 10 million, highest in nation

    L.A. County population pushes past 10 million, highest in nation
    The population of Los Angeles County has edged past 10 million -- a new high for the most populous county in the United States, according to just-released estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. As of July, the county was estimated to have a whopping 10,...
  • Weitzberg to run for Costa Mesa City Council

    Weitzberg to run for Costa Mesa City Council
    Harold Weitzberg, a city committee member and marketing entrepreneur, announced Wednesday that he will run for the Costa Mesa City Council. The 64-year-old longtime resident last ran in 2012. Since then, the Queens, N.Y., native has kept active in the...
  • New York state: New hotbed of corruption after latest arrest?

    New York state: New hotbed of corruption after latest arrest?
    Chicago and its home state of Illinois may have a reputation for corruption in politics, with its long list of governors, aldermen and even a mayor who have been tossed in jail. But some are wondering whether the Empire State is now giving the Land of...
  • Why Is 'Immigrant' Director James Gray a Bigger Hit in France Than at Home in U.S.?

    Perhaps it's appropriate that the director of "The Immigrant" has achieved more fame overseas than on his own shores. In France, James Gray is practically a household name. Though he hails from New York -- Queens to be exact -- four of his five films...
  • MIPTV: VICE, FremantleMedia Feed Munchies to Youth Hungry for Food Shows

    CANNES -- Youth programming digital upstart VICE Media and FremantleMedia, the distribution-production giant behind shows like "Idols," "Got Talent" and "The X Factor," launched their joint-venture Munchies channel at MipTV Monday in Cannes....
  • Disney gives global birthday kiss to It's a Small World

    Disney gives global birthday kiss to It's a Small World
    Disney's It's a Small World ride is turning 50, and it received a global birthday party on Thursday. A segment on "Good Morning America," broadcast on Disney-owned ABC, showed groups from Disney theme parks and other locations singing the well-worn...
  • The Whiteboard Jungle: People need to take action, not tape it

    The Whiteboard Jungle: People need to take action, not tape it
    A video went viral last week of Santa Monica High School teacher/coach Mark Black restraining a student in his classroom. When the public first saw the video, reaction was negative about the teacher. Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Supt....
  • Study examines achievement gap between Asian American, white students

    A growing achievement gap between Asian American students and their white classmates is due largely to greater work effort and cultural attitudes, not innate cognitive ability, researchers say. In a study published Monday in the journal PNAS, two...
  • New York fireworks war ends with East River winning back July 4 show

    NEW YORK - The East River has never been as beautiful or famous as the Hudson, so it was especially stinging when Macy's moved its spectacular July 4 fireworks show from the eastern waterway to its western rival, like a prom date jilting a mousy sister...
  • L.A. Jewish Film Festival to honor Reiner, hail Caesar

    L.A. Jewish Film Festival to honor Reiner, hail Caesar
    The Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, which opens Thursday and runs for a week, is a labor of love for its director, Hilary Helstein, a filmmaker who directed the 2009 documentary "As Seen Through These Eyes."  "There's so much that goes into putting on...
  • Tribeca 2014: With Nas' 'Time Is Illmatic,' a jump to another era

    NEW YORK -- The 1990s were a rich period for hip-hop, a time that saw the emergence of groups ranging from A Tribe Called Quest to N.W.A to Wu-Tang Clan (depending, of course, on which coast you favored). There was no artist more influential in that...