Patt Morrison For January 19, 2012

Strikes Roll On In California

The ACLU files suit against the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department

Is the situation in Los Angeles County’s jails getting better or worse?
Human Head Found

Head, hands and feet found in Hollywood

Hollywood studios have filmed countless movies filled with gore. But a bit of grisly real-life crime came to the Hollywood Hills adjacent to Griffith Park this week with the discovery of human remains in Bronson Canyon.
One of California’s most prominent environmental advocacy groups, Heal the Bay, is saying goodbye to its president, Mark Gold, after his 23 years of service.
GOP Presidential Candidates Debate In Myrtle Beach

Mitt Romney pays 15 percent, should you too?

Republican presidential frontrunner and multimillionaire Mitt Romney sparked political backlash this week when he revealed that he pays federal taxes at a rate of about 15 percent. But the hoopla over Romney’s lower tax rate points to a more complicated issue, that the 15 percent figure is based not on earned income, but rather income that “comes overwhelmingly from investments made in the past,” Romney said Tuesday.
General Atmosphere - January 18th - 2012 Sundance Film Festival

Let the Sundance indie film dance begin

Park City, Utah, is engulfed, once again, by the annual Sundance Film Festival frenzy. Organized by Robert Redford's Sundance Institute, this year’s festival includes 117 feature-length films, chosen from 4,000 submitted from around the world.
The composer of “Willie and the Hand Jive” and ambassador for black music and culture, Johnny Otis passed away Tuesday in his home in Altadena.

What can we learn from gay men about being happy?

Sometimes life can feel mundane, but there are those among us who somehow manage to maintain exuberance in their lives. Gay men, according to author Simon Doonan, are experts in fabulous living and he is determined to share this expertise with the world.
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