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These kids' picture books offer great summer adventures
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:00:03 -0400
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These four picture books will get kids ready for some summertime fun.


Books: New and noteworthy
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 06:03:49 -0400
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Look for new books by James Patterson, Emily Giffin and Rob Sheffield.


Web Buzz: Discover the neighborhood around you with the History Here app
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 08:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

Put down that heavy history book or travel guide; hereas an app that locates points of interest across the country a or in your neighborhood.

Name: History Here

What it does: Provides easy-to-digest nuggets of history about thousands of locations across the United States, including famous homes,...



Beloved Sufi performer gunned down in Pakistan is remembered as devoted, humble
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:54:00 PDT
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When Amjad Sabri, oneA of Pakistanas best known performersA of Sufi devotional music, was gunned down in Karachi, the countryas private news channels ran continuous coverage of his killing for 24 hours.

People across the country grievedA and staged protests.A Thousands congregated in Karachi to offer...



Sanders says Clinton will have to go further to win full backing of his supporters
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:43:00 PDT
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Sanders says Clinton needs to go further to win over his supporters June 26, 2016, 7:33 a.m. Is Donald Trump a born-again Christian? Hillary Clinton needs to adopt more of his positions , Bernie Sanders says James Dobson says Trump recently found a 'relationship with Christ' Hillary Clinton and...


Sanders says Clinton needs to go further to win over his supporters
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:33:54 PDT
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Sanders says Clinton needs to go further to win over his supporters June 26, 2016, 7:33 a.m. Is Donald Trump a born-again Christian? Hillary Clinton needs to adopt more of his positions , Bernie Sanders says James Dobson says Trump recently found a 'relationship with Christ' Hillary Clinton and...

'Tonight is for my OGs': Usher brings a veteran's skills to the BET Experience
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 07:32:00 PDT
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With sophisticated lighting cues, a 13-piece band and unannounced appearances by established stars (including two local heroes), Usheras performance at the BET Experience wasnat exactly a rejection of spectacle. The R&B singer understands what it takes to move a demanding festival crowd, and Friday...



Letters: Nature's healing power, paying twice for TSA and a rental car idea
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 06:30:00 PDT
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The June 12A Travel section featuring the story "Bask in the Starshine" by Michael Mello made me cry tears of joy because I too share the memory of a childhood where the outdoors was resplendent and healing, always a reminder that nothing of the world is too great to bear.

As time rolled on I too...



Much-hated annual performance reviews are being revamped, but are changes good?
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 06:00:00 PDT
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Thereas a revolution going on in corporate human resources departments, and the much-hated annual performance review is in the crossfire.

Over the past few years, a fast-growing number of high-profile companies have been blowing up this annual rite of corporate life, replacing the traditional yearly...



Overrated/Underrated: If we need the Yondr pouch to force us off our phones at concerts, we've got bigger problems
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 06:00:00 PDT
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UNDERRATED

Samira Wiley: In the name of not running afoul of the perpetually spoiler-averse culture of the Internet a by the way, Walter White dies in the end -- let's not speak of anything noteworthy that might or might not have become of Wileyas character Poussey Washington on Netflixas aOrange...



What to buy (and skip) in July
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 06:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

July is nearly here, and as temperature rise, youA can expect prices to drop on popular products.

Make the most of mid-summer sales with our guide to what you should buy (and skip) during the month of July.

Buy: Patriotic items

Each year around the Fourth of July, stores pledge allegiance to the...



Readers react: Why movie stars still matter
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 06:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes
Regarding "U.S. Is at Sea Without a News Anchor" [June 17]. Mary McNamara's view of network TV news hit the bull's eye and what she decries is, unfortunately, the result of the 24/7 news cycle and the out-of-control rampage of "get-it-now" satellite-delivered shout-casters. My list of the great...


Hone your GoPro skills with expert advice
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 06:00:00 PDT
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PHOTOGRAPHY

Workshop

Experts will offer tips on getting the best out of your GoPro camera.

When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at REI stores in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave., and Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave.

Admission, info: Free. (626) 447-1062 for Arcadia; (714) 379-1938

TRAVEL

Presentation

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Vatican denies pope has 'Crusades' mentality over genocide
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:03:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

The Vatican on Sunday strongly dismissed Turkish claims that Pope Francis has adopted a aCrusadesa mentality by recognizing the Ottoman-era genocide of Armenians, insisting that Francis' three-day visit to the Orthodox country was one of peace and reconciliation.A

Francis wrapped up his trip with...



Take it from a trauma center physician - gun violence in America is as routine as the sunrise
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

To the editor: As an emergency physician working at a trauma center, I recently got a call for a gunshot wound victim headed to us just as I walked in the door. We received another call for a second victim while still trying to revive the first. Neither one survived. (Re aC-SPAN scores big with...



San Diego City Council wants more options to oust wayward officials
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

Nearly three years after San Diego struggled to remove embattled Mayor Bob Filner from office,A officials will ask voters in November to help expand the cityasA options forA ousting wayward officials.

Under the proposed ballot measure,A officials would be suspended if theyaveA been criminally charged...



'Brexit' is the European Union's chance to clean up its act
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT
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Great Britain has never really gotten over its loss of empire. The day President Obama removed Winston Churchillas bust from the Oval Office, a minor diplomatic crisis ensued. Many British people considered this to be nothing less than an act of treachery. One of the fiercest reactions came from...



Faced with harsh election rhetoric, Muslims and Latinos break bread in Orange County
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT
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The event had the look of feel-good cultural diplomacy. Rida Hamida, a Muslim of Syrian descent, led about 30 Latinos on a tour of Anaheimas Little Arabia.

They cracked jokes, sipped Arabic coffee from tiny cups, asked about hookah bars, and broke bread a or sangak a over their cultural similarities...



How race-based affirmative action could return to UC
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

On Thursday, the Supreme Court surprised a lot of observers when it upheld, 4-3,A theA race-based affirmative action plan employed by the University of TexasA in its undergraduate admissions.

Just three years ago, the court had avoided ruling definitively in the same case, Fisher vs. University of...



The Trump campaign can be summed-up in one word: Hypocrisy
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT
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To the editor: The Trump campaign could be summed -up in one word: Hypocrisy. (Re aPotent message, weak messenger,a June 23 and aTrumpas precarious path,a Column, June 24)

The desperation and softening of positions in the past several days by Trump, whose beautiful and dutiful children now seem...



Why no concern for the immigrants trying to enter the U.S. legally?
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

To the editor: President Obama forgets that there are millions of legal immigrants living in this country who have painstakingly abided by the rules of entry to come to the USA legally. (Re aObama to voters: After the Supreme Court ruling, immigration reform is up to you now,a June 23)

My parents...



After a public death, the struggle to create a new family
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

I wore a dead womanas sweater once. It was black and oversized, with a huge belt and zebra stirrup pants. I didnat think of the dead woman as being the zebra-pant type. But I never metA her;A I just married her husband.

The first time I ventured into the master bedroom closet, her clothes wereA stillA hanging...



The key to political success? Monopolizing the microphone
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT
From feeds.latimes

Modern campaigning can seem hopelessly technical. A life of public service now appears to require a postdoc in Snapchat, Pinterest and Bitcoin a the aFinneganas Wakea of currency.

But politics can also be downright primitive, a game the loudest voice wins. It might be that the most significant...



When did vandalism become art?
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:00:00 PDT
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To the editor: When did vandalism become art?

Calling this woman an artist and referring to an ainternationally known graffiti artista as the abest-known artista who has tagged in a national park seems to elevate their acts above defacing public property. (Re aGraffiti artist is banned from public...



Three things to know about how L.A. schools are using your money
Date: Sun, 26 Jun 2016 03:30:00 PDT
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On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Unified School District approved $7.6 billion in spending for the upcoming fiscal year. But where does that money go, and who decides how to spend it? Here are a few things to know about the 2016-17 budget.

1. Most of the money goes to salaries and benefits

Most of the...



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