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One Thing: Dining

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From politics and music to television, health and sports, what were the most important stories and trends of the year? Nine of our sharpest local observers weigh in on the one thing that shaped 2013. 
Los Angeles Times restaurant critic Jonathan Gold talks about the “extreme locavorism” that has gripped the food scene here in Southern California. The idea that food should come from the area we …

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One Thing: Local Politics

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From politics and music to television, health and sports, what were the most important stories and trends of the year? Nine of our sharpest local observers weigh in on the one thing that shaped 2013. 
“There’s probably no city in the country now whose labor movement is as strong and effective as the LA labor movement,” says Raphael Sonenshein, Executive Director of the Pat Brown Institute at …

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One Thing: TV

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From politics and music to television, health and sports, what were the most important stories and trends of the year? Nine of our sharpest local observers weigh in on the one thing that shaped 2013. 
TV Guide’s Michael Schneider shares how the “Netflix effect” has impacted 2013.  ”Executives are all having to adjust to this new reality, and it’s turning things upside down in terms of how do …

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McCartney and Timberlake play gigs in Hollywood

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A stretch of Hollywood Boulevard is going to be shut down for the next couple of days to make way for a pair of concerts planned for “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Today’s gig features a guy you may have heard of – one Sir Paul McCartney. He’s scheduled to perform this afternoon around 4:30. Tomorrow, it’s Justin Timberlake.
We asked Mikael Wood – who covers pop …

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Documentary ’99 Percent’ looks at origins, future of ‘Occupy’ movement

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It’s been about two years since activists took over Zucotti Park in Manhattan and changed the national debate about income equality and economic justice. The activists called for a shift in power and wealth that they said could lead to a new society. Over the next several weeks, tent camps and demonstrations sprang up across the country as part of what came to be …

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An era of bickering has ended: So what’s next for Mono Lake?

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The L.A. Department of Water and Power has come under fire for decades for siphoning water from Mono Lake and the Owens Valley. But in recent years, the utility has taken steps to try to mitigate its impact on the ecosystem in that part of Central California. The latest move – the D.W.P. board signed off on a deal last week to help restore …

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California Legislature moves to allow non-doctors to perform abortions

California is known for bucking the trend and going its own way. And the state legislature is doing it again—this time, when it comes to abortion. At a time when access to abortion is being restricted in many states, California may expand it.
The state legislature has approved a bill called AB 154. It would let specially trained nurse practitioners, physicians’ assistants, and certified midwives …

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Barred entry: Bid for face time with Pres. Obama falls flat

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It’s not just political big shots and corporate CEO’s who get to meet with the president.
For $30,000-plus, you too can bend Barack Obama’s ear. Well, maybe. It depends on what you want to say – and who you’re telling about it.
When electric car salesman and Obama supporter Paul Scott got an invite to a fundraiser with the president in Santa Monica this Friday, he …

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Interreligious university offers business ethics degree

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Typically, you think of a masters degree in leadership as being offered by a business school. But starting today, a new online masters in leadership is being offered by Claremont Lincoln University. That’s an interreligious university and theological seminary based in Claremont — about 35 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.
Claremont Lincoln provost Philip Clayton says they’ve heard from interested students from as far …

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Today’s News: Dorner reward, Prop 8 heads to Supreme Court

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Immigration reform. Only 19 percent of California voters say people who are in the country illegally should have to leave, according to a new USC Dornsife/LA Times poll. 72 percent of voters polled said they support comprehensive reform that includes a path to citizenship. USC Dornslife / LA Times
Stockton’s bankruptcy trial begins. After years of financial trouble, Stockton declared Chapter 9 bankruptcy last year. Now …

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Today’s News: Mahony relieved of duties; Calif. upgraded from A – to A

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Cardinal Mahony relieved of duty. In an unprecedented move for the US Catholic Church, Cardinal Roger Mahony has been relieved of his remaining duties. The announcement came at the same time that the church released more personnel files that show Mahony shielding priests who sexually abused children.   New York Times
California gets an upgrade. The Wall Street rating agency Standard and Poors has upgraded the state’s credit rating …

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Sex sells at Sundance

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The Sundance Film Festival is about halfway through its run in Park City, Utah. And one of the trends that’s emerging is that a number of this year’s movies deal with sex. Now the idea that sex sells is nothing new in the entertainment business, but some of these movies are being criticized for being unusually frank. Los Angeles Times film reporter John Horn says one of the …

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Obama’s 2nd Term: The Opposition View

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Next Monday, President Barack Obama will raise his right hand and take the oath of office for a second term in office. He’ll have another four years to accomplish his national policy agenda. But what exactly should that agenda be? What issues and problems must President Obama focus on? And how much work is left undone from his first term in office?
We’re asking a …

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Today’s News: Budget woes, FICO’s move

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Sex Scheme. Detectives from the LA Police Department are investigating allegations that two officers lured women into unmarked cars and forced them to have sex in a scheme that went on for five years. According to a search warrant obtained by the detectives, Officers Luis Valenzuela and James Nichols would threaten women with jail time in order to convince them to get into their cars. They …

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One Thing: Media

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 We asked eleven of our sharpest local observers what they thought were the most important stories and trends of the year. From politics and music to faith, literature and film, they weigh in on the one thing that shaped 2012.
Editor and Publisher of  MediaMoves.com Veronica Villafañe  on the one thing that made an impact in media in 2012 as networks realized that ”they really need to address …

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One Thing: Health Care

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We asked eleven of our sharpest local observers what they thought were the most important stories and trends of the year. From politics and music to faith, literature and film, they weigh in on the one thing that shaped 2012.
Dr. Glenn Braunstein, Chair of the Department of Medicine at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Vice President of Clinical Innovation, says the Affordable Health Care Act is the …

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One Thing: Faith

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 We asked eleven of our sharpest local observers what they thought were the most important stories and trends of the year. From politics and music to faith, literature and film, they weigh in on the one thing that shaped 2012.
Provost at Claremont Lincoln University, Philip Clayton says the “birth of interreligious identity” is the one thing that impacted faith and religion in 2012, explaining …

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One Thing: Science

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We asked eleven of our sharpest local observers what they thought were the most important stories and trends of the year. From politics and music to faith, literature and film, they weigh in on the one thing that shaped 2012.
Senior Science Correspondent for The Huffington Post and the Host of “Talk Nerdy to Me,” Cara Santa Maria talks about the one thing that was …

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One Thing: Books

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 We asked eleven of our sharpest local observers what they thought were the most important stories and trends of the year. From politics and music to faith, literature and film, they weigh in on the one thing that shaped 2012
Author Hector Tobar reflects on the books that made an impact on him in 2012. One is a story of war, and the other is …

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One Thing: Entertainment

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 We asked eleven of our sharpest local observers what they thought were the most important stories and trends of the year. From politics and music to faith, literature and film, they weigh in on the one thing that shaped 2012.
Editor at large for the Hollywood Reporter and Host of The Business, Kim Masters says the one thing she’ll remember from 2012 was the acquisition of Lucasfilm …

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