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March 27, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Amazon.com has sent out invitations to members of the media for an April 2 event at which the company is expected to unveil a video-streaming device. The online retailer is scheduled to hold the event in New York at 8 a.m. PDT, according to a screenshot of the invitation posted by Business Insider . The event is to be led by Peter Larsen, vice president of the company's Kindle division. "Please join us for an update on our video business," the invitation reads. VIDEO: Unboxing the HTC One (M8)
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
The head of Los Angeles County's public health department - one of the largest agencies of its kind in the nation - announced he is retiring, now that a controversial campaign to break apart his agency has been abandoned. Jonathan Fielding was named the first head of the public health agency in 2006, when county supervisors separated it from the department that runs the county's large hospitals and network of community medical clinics. He had previously served in a similar position as the county's health officer.
NEWS
March 27, 2014 | Adam Tschorn
GQ magazine recently announced its 2014 best new menswear designers in America, a list  on which Los Angeles is more than well represented. The quartet that makes up the class of 2014 includes two L.A.-based labels -- John Elliot's skate-culture-influenced John Elliot + Co. and John Moore's retro-surf brand M.Nii . And Rob Garcia's En Noir , a dark take on streetwear, has a presence on both coasts, with a showroom in New York and...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2014 | By Abby Sewell
The head of Los Angeles County's public health department has announced his intention to retire. In a letter sent to department employees Thursday, department director Jonathan Fielding wrote, "After considerable thought, I have decided to leave County service when a successor, whom I understand will be identified through a nationwide executive search, is ready to assume the post. " He did not explain the reasons for his departure, but said he plans to "return to UCLA to help train future health leaders and do research on how we can be even more effective.
WORLD
March 26, 2014 | By Laura King and Amro Hassan
CAIRO - Like an Arabian fable, it was the candidacy of a thousand and one hints. After months of carefully choreographed suggestions that he would seek the presidency, Field Marshal Abdel Fattah Sisi, the man who toppled Egypt's first democratically elected president, told the nation Wednesday that he was leaving his military post and embarking on his long-expected campaign. More than three years after the dizzying uprising against dictator Hosni Mubarak, a former air force commander, Sisi's announcement sets the country back on the path to which it hewed for decades: strongman leaders drawn from the ranks of the military.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 26, 2014 | By Carolyn Kellogg
The winners of the 2014 Anisfield-Wolf awards were announced Wednesday with prizes of $10,000 each. Since 1935, the Anisfield-Wolf awards have been presented to books and authors who confront racism and explore diversity. The Lifetime Achievement award will be shared by Wilson Harris and George Lamming, who will  split the $10,000 prize. Harris, who turned 93 this week, was born in Guyana and now lives in England. He has published more than two dozen novels. Lamming was born in Barbados and was a novelist and cultural critic who lived abroad for many years; his teaching appointments included a stint at Brown University.
BUSINESS
March 25, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
HTC on Tuesday announced its next flagship device: the One (M8). Besides its funky name, the HTC One (M8) features a five-inch 1080p HD display, comes with 32 gigabytes of storage and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with the HTC Sense 6 interface. The device is powered by a 2.3-GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and it comes with a microSD slot. The One (M8) differs from the 2013 HTC One in numerous ways. For starters, the device is slightly longer due to its five-inch screen -- last year's model was 4.7 inches.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 2014 | By August Brown
Two beloved bands have each announced new albums. The Pixies said today that a new record, "Indie Cindy," would compile three recent EPs and singles into a single long-player. The album, produced by longtime collaborator Gil Norton, will be released April 29 on the band's own label, Pixiesmusic, in a variety of formats. "New music seemed like something we just had to do; we just couldn't continue to go out and tour without anything new," drummer David Lovering said in a statement to Rolling Stone . "So the talk evolved into writing and recording, and we're all very happy with the way everything worked out. " The EPs have earned mixed reviews at best.
SPORTS
March 24, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 Stanley Johnson of Mater Dei has been selected the player of the year on the All-CIF Open Division boys' basketball team. Here's the link to the All-CIF teams. Jordin Canada of L.A. Windward was named the girls' player of the year in the Open Division. Here's the link to complete All-CIF teams.   Eric.sondheimer@latimes.com  
BUSINESS
March 24, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Google announced a major partnership for its Glass wearable device with Luxottica, the company behind several popular eyewear brands that include Ray-Ban and Oakley. The Mountain View, Calif., tech giant said Luxottica will lend Glass its expertise in eyewear design and manufacturing. Additionally, Luxottica's thousands of retail locations should help Google later on, when the tech company begins to sell Glass to the general public. Among the other brands made by Luxottica are Vogue-Eyewear, Persol, Oliver Peoples, Alain Mikli and Arnette.
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