Tag: Los Angeles (Calif)

Junot Díaz Remains on Pulitzer Board After Review of Misconduct Allegations

The Pulitzer Prize board announced Friday that it had concluded its review of sexual misconduct allegations against the award-winning novelist Junot Díaz and found no reason to remove him from the board. During the five-month inquiry, the board said, an outside law firm interviewed dozens of witnesses and analyzed hundreds of documents, as well as […]

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Los Angeles Times Names Two Restaurant Critics to Replace Jonathan Gold

The Los Angeles Times has hired two restaurant critics to replace Jonathan Gold, the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic who died of pancreatic cancer in July, at 57. The job will be split between Bill Addison, 46, who has been the national restaurant critic for the website Eater since 2014, and Patricia Escárcega, 38, a food reporter […]

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A ‘Perfectly Imperfect’ Life: The Victims of the California Wildfires

LOS ANGELES — In many ways, the story of Ernie Foss runs right alongside the narrative of the state he loved, California. He was a surfer and skateboarder as a young man. He grew up in San Francisco and worked at a store in the hippie heyday of Haight-Ashbury, selling candles and crystals, a job […]

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Actress Paz de la Huerta, Alleging Rape, Sues Harvey Weinstein for $60 Million

[What you need to know to start your day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Actress Paz de la Huerta went public a year ago in Vanity Fair with allegations that Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood movie producer, had raped her twice in her New York City apartment. She later made the same accusation to […]

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Man Pleads Guilty to ‘Swatting’ Hoax That Resulted in a Fatal Shooting

A California man pleaded guilty on Tuesday to making dozens of hoax phone calls during which he reported fake crimes, including one high-profile call last year that resulted in another man in Wichita, Kan., being fatally shot by a police officer. Under a plea agreement, the caller, Tyler Barriss, 25, of Los Angeles, will serve […]

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Families Search for Missing Loved Ones Amid California Fire Chaos

After the deadly and fast-growing wildfire began to threaten his hometown, Paradise, Calif., on Thursday, Al Silva got in his four-door Buick sedan and fled west. His family made contact with the 91-year-old on Thursday night, when he was at a parking lot in Chico, Calif., Mari Irby, Mr. Silva’s great-niece, said. And then, silence. […]

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California Hasn’t Seen Fires Like This: Pictures of a State in Flames

ImageCreditDavid Mcnew/Getty Images California is burning — along the palm-fringed shoreline near Los Angeles and the evergreen forests of the Sierra Nevada foothills. An entire town in the Sierra was nearly erased this week by the most destructive fire in California history. At least nine people were killed there, and more than 6,400 homes were […]

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A Year After #MeToo, Hollywood’s Got a Malaise Money Can’t Cure

Resting in the film executive’s sweaty palm was an extremely long rectangular pill stamped “X-A-N-A-X.” “Want half?” he said. It was a hot, windy night in mid-September, and we were walking to our cars after meeting for drinks at the Polo Lounge in Beverly Hills. I had expected a lively, gossip-fueled conversation, nothing for attribution, […]

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Australia Fare: What Sydney Can Learn About Dining From Another Sunny City

It is staggering how much has changed for Los Angeles over the past six years. When I moved there in 2012, the city’s reputation was still overwhelmingly based on lazy clichés: that its supposed cultural vapidity carried over into its restaurants; that its Hollywood artifice bled into the lives and onto the plates of its […]

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A Novel Solution for the Homeless: House Them in Backyards

LOS ANGELES — When she bought her tidy home with a renovated kitchen four years ago, Melina Chavarria was relieved to be in an area of Los Angeles County that she liked for a price she could afford. She strung a hammock up in the front yard, where she could watch her elementary-school-age sons play […]

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65 or Older? Here’s What We Owe Our Kids

STANFORD, Calif. — I’m a 65-year-old member of the Me Generation. I’m writing to people my age and older about the iGeneration — those under 25, often called Generation Z. Many of them worry about their futures and could use help. If we’re to avoid living down to our self-centered nickname, our post-65 narrative must […]

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The Neighborhood Is the Unit of Change

You’ve probably heard the starfish story. There’s a boy on the beach who finds thousands of starfish washed ashore, dying. He picks one up and throws it back into the ocean. A passer-by asks him what’s the point of that. All these thousands of other starfish are still going to die. “Well,” the boy responds, […]

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Searching for Water Across Borders

As climate change begins to make water scarcity a critical security issue globally, wealthier countries have begun to look outside their borders to meet their water needs. In moves that have important trade and geopolitical implications, Saudi Arabia and China have come to America to help solve their water problems and feed their people. In […]

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LeBron James Once ‘Hated’ Southern California. How He Came to Embrace It.

LOS ANGELES — The sun had already set when LeBron James and his high school teammates pulled up to the beach in a limousine-length Cadillac Escalade. They had come straight from the airport, with 50 Cent blaring from the speakers. “It was dark as hell,” Willie McGee, one of the other players from St. Vincent-St. […]

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Nonfiction: The Library Fire That Ignited an Author’s Imagination

“The Library Book” is indeed an entire book about a library. The surprise is that the library, though insistently undramatic, has been, pretty much since its inception, so insistently attractive to interesting characters. Charles Fletcher Lummis is here just a case in point. The Los Angeles Public Library had opened in 1873. Women were forbidden […]

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Tech We’re Using: The Sun Sets. The Wind Dies. But Energy Data Is Relentless.

Outside of work, what tech do you and your family love? How do you use it? Our house is full of computers, mostly Apple — MacBooks, iPads and iPhones — though we use other tablets as well. The gadgets get their fair share of schoolwork activity, but they’re also tools of social media, music, art, […]

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