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Wisconsin Lawmakers To Debate Bill That Would Cripple Wind Energy In State

House expected to vote on new farm bill this week

The farm bill could finally get its day in Congress this week. After two years of partisan wrangling, a bill is expected to be unveiled today and the House could vote as early as Wednesday.
Widespread Seasonal Flu Cases Jump To 25 States

California already facing a deadly flu season

Flu season has finally arrived in California, and it's proving to be a bad one. To date, nearly 100 residents of the state have died from the flu, and officials expect to confirm an additional 51 cases of flu death this week. Compare that with just nine deaths at this same time last year.
Hollywood Producer Cassian Elwes recently decided he wanted to give back by mentoring an unrepresented writer. Elwes chose Matthew Hickman — a UPS clerk who moved out here from Georgia.
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis -GRAMMY AWARDS-TROPHY

The highs and lows of the 2014 Grammy Awards

Shirley Halperin from The Hollywood Reporter and regular Tuesday Reviewsday contributor joins the show with a look at the highs and lows of last night's Grammys.

La Santa Cecilia wins a Grammy for best latin rock album

It's been ten years since the gleaming, swooping silhouette of the Walt Disney Hall became part of the LA skyline and it's kicking off its birthday celebrations this Sunday with a free concert just down the hill in Grand Park.

On The Lot: 'Frozen', Director's Guild Awards and more

It's official, "Frozen" is Disney's second highest grossing animated film ever. It passed "The Lion King" with a gross of $810 million in the global box office.
History for Hire

Odd Hollywood Jobs: Vintage prop master

It's the period-specific details that can lend credibility to a film, and to fill those needs Hollywood goes to Jim Elyea. He's the owner of a vintage prop house and the latest subject of our series, Hollywood Jobs.
Makeshift memorial for Kim Pham
Earlier this month, a 23-year-old Kim Pham was brutally beaten outside a nightclub in Santa Ana. She died from her injuries last Tuesday. Trying to piece together what exactly happened has proven to be quite a challenge to authorities.
Martins Beach

Beach battle pits Silicon Valley billionaire against locals

Thirty miles south of San Francisco, Martins Beach was once a hidden gem, known to just a handful of surfers and folks who rented cottages along the shore. Those days are over.
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Web company helps SoCal cities make financial data accessible

Municipalities are making it easier for the average citizen to find out how their tax dollars are being spent thanks to a move toward digital democracy.
Olympian Gracie Gold Performs at Rockefeller Center
The 2014 Winter Olympics kick off in Sochi next week. Viewers across the country will be tuning into watch luging, snowboarding and curling. But will they be watching figure skating? Maybe not.
Last summer, about 1,500 older concrete buildings in Los Angeles were identified by a team at UC Berkeley as being vulnerable during the next quake. The exact list of the buildings was released recently, showing a mix of commercial, industrial and residential buildings.
Stephen Glass during a 2003 interview with CBS News' 60 Minutes.
Just this morning, the California Supreme Court declined to allow former journalist Stephen Glass to practice law in the state. The decision reverses the State Bar Court's majority recommendation, which had sided in Glass' favor.
Jane Isay
In the world of secrets, there are those who keep them and those who find them out. Neither is an ideal position to be in, as author Jane Isay learned first-hand.

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