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SOPA: Hollywood, Silicon Valley and you

Posted December 5, 2011 by | 0 Comments | ]
Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)

We’re following the showdown in Congress between big lobbying groups. The MPAA (and others) are putting their heft behind a bill called the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). On the other side is a coalition of Internet companies that has been rallying against the bill.
New York Magazine says that this is an old-school Washington lobbying fight. From the article:
Really, SOPA is just an old-­fashioned …

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LA winds, power outages continue

Posted December 2, 2011 by | 0 Comments | ]
Image courtesy Al Seib / Los Angeles Times

LAIST reports that thousands are still without power due to the heavy winds that swept through Los Angeles. Pasadena has been particularly hard hit. Here’s a great map of damage that the Star News compiled:
View #LAwind incidents in the San Gabriel Valley in a larger map
The strong winds are predicted to subside by Sunday morning. Be safe!

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‘Los Angeles weather is the weather of catastrophe’

Posted December 1, 2011 by | 3 Comments | ]

It’s Santa Ana season. The winds were howling while we dodged fallen palm fronds on the way into work this morning. Schools are closed for a “wind day” and the lights were out at LAX last night.
Here’s a picture of downed lines outside Which Way, LA? listener Doug Osborne’s house. He says two trees fell.
Here’s my favorite Santa Ana quote:
Los Angeles weather is the …

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Is Occupy LA over?

Posted December 1, 2011 by | 0 Comments | ]

We’ve been covering the ongoing protests downtown. On Tuesday night, they were shut down by 1400 cops.  My colleague Saul Gonzalez was there. He said “everyone played their role” and told me that he was pushed back with a police baton, but the cop was extremely polite. Here is roundup of our coverage on Storify.
View the story “The End of Occupy LA?” on Storify]

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