Three-time NASCAR champion Tony Stewart hit and killed 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr., after Ward jumped out of his car to confront Stewart after spinning out of a dirt-track race. No criminal charges have been filed, but the incident raises a lot of question about violence in motor racing and about Tony Stewart's future in the sport.
Forty five years ago this week, the Manson family brutally murdered seven people, including actress Sharon Tate, who was eight and a half months pregnant at the time. Among Charles Manson's followers was a 21-year-old woman named Patricia Krenwinkle. She recently opened up in a documentary called "Life After Manson."
We've all heard it: the smashing music, the loud crowds, the roar of engines in the street. It's a house party on your block, on your street, maybe in your building. Now, the city of LA is considering regulating some house parties -- or at least the properties that are rented out to promoters for parties, or so-called "party houses."
Austin Buetner was named publisher and chief executive officer of the newspaper. This comes a week after the Tribune Company spun-off its publishing group, including the Times, into its own entity. Buetner has a long reputation as a civic leader in the city. For more on the challenges Buetner will face, we turn to Ken Doctor of the Newsonomics blog.
You might say California politics is a sort of Shakespearean drama: Power grabs, betrayal, fatally flawed leaders. All the classic elements are there. Now the Cornerstone Theatre group in Los Angeles has re-imagined Shakespeare's The Tempest into a modern parable. It includes state politics, drought, earthquakes, overdevelopment, immigration policy.
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