Ojai Music Festival's artistic director to retire - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Thomas W. Morris, the artistic director of the Ojai Music Festival since 2004, will retire in 2019, the festival announced Friday. Morris, who will serve through the 73rd installment of the festiv...

California's jobless rate fell below 5% in October as employers added 31,700 jobs - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

California added 31,700 net new jobs in October.

Saturday's TV highlights and weekend talk shows: 'I a.m. Elizabeth Smart' on Lifetime - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

SERIES Sesame Street Elmo, Big Bird, Rosita, Alan, Julia, Nina and the rest of the neighborhood gather to appreciate all the Thanksgiving traditions, cultures and delicious foods their community h...

Congressional critics slam State Department as rudderless - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

When Secretary of State Rex Tillerson made his first official trip to Myanmar on Wednesday, he largely ignored the country’s widespread human rights abuses. Security forces have conducted or all...

Harvard-Westlake is in market for new football coach - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Alaska Airlines cites Trump policy change in ending service to Cuba from L.A. - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Alaska Airlines cited new travel restrictions imposed by the Trump administration as the main reason the carrier plans to end service from Los Angeles to Cuba. Alaska began its daily Los Angeles-t...

The L.A. Phil is modern even when it's Baroque - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

“The Messiah” and “Christmas Oratorio” may be waiting in the wings, but Handel and Bach are already at hand. The season of the Baroque has begun, and it’s proving that it can be the time...

$6,000 gym shoes designed by Pharrell Williams stolen in Irvine - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Police Friday asked for the public's help in tracking down two suspects who robbed an Irvine resident of a pair of gym shoes designed by singer Pharrell Williams that are worth at least $6,000. Th...

Calendar Letters: A ‘Murder’ most fine - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Regarding “‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Fine Actor, So-So as Director” [Nov. 10]: I liked the movie more than the reviewer did. I especially loved the philosophical ending and the destab...

Retailer stocks rise again, but tech leads other stocks lower - latimes.com - Los Angeles Times

Retailers and smaller U.S. companies jumped again Friday as they continued to report strong third-quarter results, but technology companies and other big U.S. corporations couldn't add to Thursday...

Why did the White House just release a list of potential Supreme Court nominees? - The Week

The White House on Friday released an updated list of 25 potential Supreme Court nominees. There is no current vacancy on the Supreme Court, but the announcement does come on the same day as the nati...

Owning a dog might help you live longer - The Week

Owning a dog may lower your risk of death, scientists declare in an incredibly validating study published Friday in the journal Scientific Reports. The benefits are "especially prominent" for people ...

The week's best photojournalism - The Week

Members of the Ministry of Fun Santa School, which trains professional Santas, gear up for the holidays in east London. | (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) Heavy fog obscures the new Munch Museum in Oslo, Norw...

White House defends Trump against past sexual misconduct allegations by saying he hasn't admitted doing anything wrong - The Week

Following an outpouring of sexual harassment and assault allegations made across industries and professions over the past several weeks, many critics of President Trump have returned to accusations o...

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Surprise! 90 percent of Americans don't eat enough fruits or vegetables. - The Week

A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that an overwhelming percentage of Americans do not consume enough fruits or vegetables, The Guardian reported Friday. The numbers are ...

These eating pants are built to accommodate your Thanksgiving belly - The Week

Stove Top, the turkey-­stuffing maker, sold ­elastic-waistband pants to make it more comfortable to overeat at Thanksgiving. The $19.98 pants feature a stuffing-motif cummerbund that will expand to...

This ball of yarn costs $9,000 - The Week

Could a $9,000 Ball of Yarn be this year's ultimate status symbol? Just in time for the holidays, Tiffany & Co. has unveiled a new home-and-accessories collection, and it includes — apart from ...

9 brutally hilarious cartoons about the GOP's tax plan - The Week

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This Democratic senator has a few ideas to make the Senate better - The Week

With half a decade of experience under his belt, Democratic Sen. Brian Schatz (Hawaii) shared his ideas Friday for making "the world's greatest deliberative body," the Senate, even better. "To ensure...

Jameis Winston is now being investigated by the NFL for allegedly groping an Uber driver - The Week

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston is being investigated by the NFL, BuzzFeed News reported Friday, after an Uber driver alleged that Winston groped her during a ride in March 2016. The ...

Tesla's new Roadster 2 is so fast it looks like a cartoon - The Week

Have you ever wondered what it would look like to go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 1.9 seconds? Probably not, because before yesterday, it was almost impossible. All that changed when on Thursday, T...

This Democratic Ohio Supreme Court Justice just made a very bad Facebook post in defense of Sen. Al Franken - The Week

Democrats and Republicans alike are horrified after Ohio Democratic gubernatorial candidate and sitting state Supreme Court justice Bill O'Neill decided to "speak up on the behalf of all heterosexual...

Tesla's new electric semi truck is built to survive a nuclear Armageddon - The Week

Elon Musk announced the fully electric Tesla Semi on Thursday night. The truck can haul 80,000 pounds and travel 500 miles on a single charge, as well as accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour in ...

North Korea squashes Trump's hopes for diplomacy - The Week

President Trump may want to be friends with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, but it seems Pyongyang may not feel the same. A North Korean official told Reuters on Friday that negotiations over its nu...

Polar bears displaced by melting ice create a tourist boom in an Alaskan town - The Week

Each fall, the small Alaskan village of Kaktovik experiences a tourism boom — and lately, it's coming due to climate change. Polar bears trek to the tiny town as rising temperatures melt the sea ic...

Why astronomers are building the world's largest camera - The Week

Scientists are designing the largest digital camera in the world in order to capture panorama shots of the sky, NPR reports. The camera will be mounted on a massive telescope, called the Large Synopt...

Comcast and Fox are having closed-door talks about a potential acquisition - The Week

Comcast Corp. is looking to buy 21st Century Fox's assets, The Wall Street Journal reports. Coverage of the potential deal gave 21st Century Fox shares a 7 percent boost in after-hours trading and ga...

We regret to inform you that Chris Christie never fetched McDonald's for Trump after all - The Week

Lame-duck New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) was pilloried nationwide during the 2016 presidential election as he was repeatedly demeaned by then-candidate Donald Trump and his aides, most notably wh...

George Papadopoulos claimed he and Trump were a lot chummier than the White House has admitted - The Week

President Trump's former foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos repeatedly boasted about his role in the 2016 presidential campaign to Greek newspaper reporters, going so far as to claim that he ...

The Trumps' Panama City tower has some incredibly shady buyers - The Week

The Trump Organization and family failed to make inquiries into who was purchasing condos in the Trump Ocean Club International Hotel and Tower in Panama City, instead accepting money from a range of...

Justice League: So much potential, so little payoff - The Week

At 117 minutes, Justice League — the DC Comics juggernaut featuring several of its biggest superheroes — has the pacing of a film twice its length. Despite a strong cast including Gal Gadot, Jaso...

The daily business briefing: November 17, 2017

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1. The House approved its version of the GOP tax overhaul on Thursday in a 227-205 vote, with 13 Republicans joining all Democrats in opposing it. The Senate Finance Committee late Thursday advanced t...

10 things you need to know today: November 17, 2017

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1. The House approved its version of the GOP tax overhaul on Thursday in a 227-205 vote, with 13 Republicans joining all Democrats in opposing it. The Senate Finance Committee late Thursday advanced t...

The last ISIS-held town in Iraq is now free - The Week

Iraqi forces reclaimed the last Islamic State-held town in Iraq on Friday, more than three years after the militant group seized almost a third of the nation's territory, The Associated Press reports...

In trying to discredit an accuser, Roy Moore and his lawyer apparently got some basic facts wrong - The Week

In a press conference and open letter to Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday, Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore and his lawyer Phillip Jauregui tried to poke holes in the account of Bev...

What happens if Al Franken faces a Senate ethics investigation? - The Week

In his second statement after being accused of forcing an unwanted kiss on a fellow USO performer, Leeann Tweeden, during a 2006 tour, Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said he was "asking that an ethics inv...

Why the GOP is stuck with Roy Moore - The Week

How do you solve a problem like Roy Moore? That's the dilemma Republicans in Washington are tearing their hair out about right now, and they're willing to contemplate almost anything. Should we cance...

What today's Republicans can learn from '90s Democrats - The Week

Imagine being a time traveler from the 1990s and gazing at this week's political debates. You would be surprised to find liberals criticizing Bill Clinton, even saying he should have resigned the pre...

The GOP's walking dead - The Week

This week we learned once again that there is no rock bottom with today's Republican Party. There will never be a rock bottom, just an infinity staircase leading to the bottomless depths of bad faith...

Creepy uncle Joe Biden 2020? - The Week

The Democrats are starting to feel a bit of wind at their backs. Their lead in the generic congressional ballot poll has opened up to double digits. Twenty-six-year-old lesbians are winning special e...

Is Google too big to disrupt? - The Week

Is this how LinkedIn dies: Not with a bang, but with a Google blog post? This week, when Google announced it was adding some new features to its job search engine, it seemed like just another tech co...

The Republican tax bill is in serious trouble - The Week

Is the Republican tax bill going down? While House Republicans passed their version of the bill on Thursday, both the House and the Senate must ultimately pass the same thing before it can become law...

Wit and wisdom from Zora Neale Hurston, Barack Obama, and more - The Week

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9 brutally hilarious cartoons about the winners and losers of the GOP's tax plan - The Week

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This week I learned the dinosaurs could still be alive today if the asteroid had hit pretty much anywhere else, and more - The Week

Read more about the facts mentioned: Dinosaurs might not be extinct had the asteroid struck elsewhere (The New York Times) Daytime injuries heal twice as fast as wounds sustained at night (New Scient...

The controversy around Mark Warner's payday lending bill, explained - The Week

Payday lending is not something you'd think a major Democratic politician would want to boost. But Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) has gotten himself into some hot water over a bill that critics say would d...

Weekly news quiz: November 17, 2017 - The Week

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Exploring the Americas' first great city-states - The Week

Each week, we spotlight a dream vacation recommended by some of the industry's top travel writers. This week's pick is Guatemala. (Courtesy image) It's not easy to reach the most massive pyramid in t...

The Week contest: Endless anthem - The Week

This week's question: A British senior citizen is suffering from an unusual ear condition that causes him to hear "God Save the Queen" playing continuously in his head. Please come up with a suitable...




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