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November 23, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Lady Gaga spent Thanksgiving Day helping out at a center for sexually abused girls, but Thursday night brought an encounter with a much different group: 35 Little Monsters hanging out in the garage of her rental place in Lima, Peru. Uninvited. From her Twitter stream: "#MONSTERFACT when gaga is asleep try to break into the garage, sing loud as possible, + ring the doorbell repeatedly #happeningnow#badkids," she wrote Thursday night.  She followed that up with a bit more explanation as details became clear.
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November 21, 2012 | By Elaine Woo, Los Angeles Times
Deborah Raffin, a film actress, veteran of television miniseries and entrepreneur whose company, Dove Books-on-Tape, became a major force in the audio book industry, died Wednesday of leukemia at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. She was 59. She was diagnosed with the blood cancer about a year ago, said her brother, William. The blond, California-born actress first came to attention in the mid-1970s playing "pretty girl" roles in movies such as "Forty Carats" with Liv Ullman and "Once Is Not Enough," based on the salacious novel by Jacqueline Susann.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 18, 2012 | By Nita Lelyveld, Los Angeles Times
Norma Shearer's silk sheets sat for years in a Los Angeles garage, with no one to admire the embroidered monogram: NST, for Norma Shearer Thalberg. The starlet's Louis Vuitton steamer trunks waited in vain to voyage. One was dedicated solely to protecting Shearer's shoes - some of its 30 leather-trimmed drawers still bearing hand-written labels like "silvered lizard sandal evening" and "gold kid sandal evening high heels. " This was Golden Age glamour. It was an auction house's dream.
BUSINESS
November 9, 2012 | By David Undercoffler
Nov. 9, 2012 update: Tesla has responded to several of these issues. Please see below for details. Beyond the all-electric drivetrain on the Tesla Model S, a host of interior gadgets makes the car unique - most notably the giant in-dash screen, for navigating both the Web and the highways. But we've noticed a few electronic gremlins so far in our weeklong test drive. Without warning or provocation, the lower part of the dash display suddenly developed an odd pixelation glitch (see above photo)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 8, 2012 | By Charlotte Stoudt
It looks like “Mad Men,” but you'd never catch Don Draper at this shindig. The City Garage staging of Eugene Ionesco's midcentury absurdist farce “The Bald Soprano: A Christmas Anti-Play” has all the ingredients for intoxication but goes down like one of Sally's Shirley Temples - it's a classic but lacks a certain kick. This is the world of low-profile sofas, smoking jackets and the screeching charm of the bourgeoisie. Somewhere in the Parisian suburbs, Mr. and Mrs. Smith (Jeff Atik and David E. Frank)
BUSINESS
November 6, 2012 | By David Undercoffler
It's Day 2 of our five-day stint with the Tesla Model S and already we're noticing several details about this car that are worth sharing. Here they are in no particular order, or click through our gallery to see what we're talking about. The most dramatic aspect of the inside of the Model S is the 17-inch touch screen. You can use the entire display for the navigation system, which uses Google Maps. Or you can split the screen between any combination of navigation, stereo, backup camera, phone and efficiency meter.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2012 | By Lee Romney, Los Angeles Times
SAN FRANCISCO - An Alameda County jury Monday convicted a Union City woman of first-degree murder for killing her onetime friend in a hospital parking garage in May 2011, the result of years of jealousy over a man. The attorney representing Giselle Esteban, 28, did not dispute that her client had killed 26-year-old nursing student Michelle Le of San Mateo. But Andrea Auer maintained that Esteban had acted in the heat of passion and should be convicted of voluntary manslaughter.
BUSINESS
October 25, 2012 | By David Undercoffler
As our weekwith the 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport continues, we've noticed a number of clever little touches that bring additional functionality to an already versatile interior. Underneath the cargo floor in the vehicle's trunk is a series of hidden storage compartments that are great for holding loose objects or keeping valuables out of the way of prying eyes. Another nice trick is there is a dedicated space in the cargo floor to store the retractable cargo cover when you're not using it. This means you always have it on hand, should you need it, and don't have to leave it cluttering up your garage.
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