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September 3, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before acting surprised at the welcome-back party awaiting me in the office. The Skinny: It was so nice of CBS and Time Warner Cable to wait until I was back in town to resolve their distribution dispute. Too bad they had to ruin the last day of my vacation. Did you miss me? I was in a world with no Twitter or emails and it was great. I highly recommend getting off the grid! Also, a big thank you to Ryan Faughnder for filling in. Monday's headlines include CBS and Time Warner Cable's peace treaty, the Labor Day box office report.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A 22-year-old man was in custody Tuesday on suspicion of murder in connection with a fatal stabbing outside a Hollywood hotel during a violent Labor Day weekend in the area. Julio Cesar Velasquez was arrested Monday, minutes after a 29-year-old man was stabbed outside the hotel in the 2000 block of North Highland Avenue about 6:30 a.m. Los Angeles paramedics took the victim to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. In the aftermath of the stabbing, Hollywood patrol officers searched the area and took Velasquez into custody a short distance from the crime scene.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 3, 2013 | By Howard Blume
Tuesday was the first day of school -- again -- in Southern California. The day after Labor Day was long the traditional start of the school year, but some school systems began earlier this year, including Los Angeles Unified, the nation's second-largest, which welcomed students back Aug. 13. But count Long Beach Unified among the traditionalists. It started, per custom, on the Tuesday after Labor Day. For Westchester Secondary Charter School, Tuesday marked the first day ever.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
On what otherwise would be one of its busiest days of the year, the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach remained closed to the public Monday morning as engineers evaluated its safety in the wake of a boating accident that may have damaged its pilings, police said. Heavy fog was slowing the inspection of the pier but officials said they hoped a decision would be made later in the morning on whether the popular pier could be reopened to strolling visitors and fishermen on the Labor Day holiday.
OPINION
September 2, 2013 | By Harold Meyerson
Labor Day this year finds American unions plunging into the unknown. Fast-food and retail workers in roughly 60 cities have been demonstrating for a living wage, though how exactly they will win concessions from such mega-corporations as McDonald's remains fuzzy at best. The AFL-CIO, which will convene its biennial national convention in Los Angeles this month, is considering throwing open its ranks to workers who may not actually be union members. Activity is plentiful; uncertainty is rife.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
Even a legion of ardent teenage girls was unable to overpower Oprah Winfrey at the box office this Labor Day weekend, as the film "The Butler" starring the media mogul cleaned up for the third consecutive weekend. Heading into the four-day holiday, pre-release audience surveys indicated that a new 3-D concert documentary about the U.K.-based boy band One Direction would be the big winner. While "One Direction: This Is Us" did sell more tickets between Friday and Sunday than "The Butler," the civil rights drama's four-day tally was $20 million, according to an estimate from distributor the Weinstein Co. The One Direction film has so far collected a healthy $18 million -- a figure that includes ticket sales from Thursday evening screenings.  "The Butler," about a devoted White House employee played by Forest Whitaker who served eight different presidents, has now grossed $79.3 million since debuting mid-August.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 2013 | By Carolyn Kellogg
Studs Terkel was a master storyteller, or maybe story-listener. His oral histories showed that with the right ear, he could make an interview something special -- he got to the heart of things, to the hearts of people. His book " Working : People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do," published in 1974, became a smash hit -- in Terkel's hands, the work lives of everyday people became fascinating. This is our 1974 review of the book by the L.A. Times' Robert Kirsch.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2013 | By Gale Holland
The Upper Newport Bay, usually buzzing with kayakers and outdoor enthusiasts, remains closed to swimming and other recreational uses after a sewage spill. The closure includes Newport Dunes, a popular recreation and swimming area. The sewage spill was reported Saturday. Any updates will be posted on the Orange County Health Care Agency's website . ALSO: Balboa Pier remains closed after being slammed by boat Vincent Thomas Bridge will close Labor Day morning for marathon 10 in hospital after tour bus crash on way to San Diego County casino gale.holland@latimes Twitter: @geholland
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2013 | By Larry Gordon
The Balboa Pier has been reopened to visitors after engineers found no evidence of damage to its pilings caused by a boating accident. Newport Beach police said the popular pier was reopened to the public around 9:45 a.m. Monday and that crowds of pedestrians and fishermen were soon enjoying Labor Day outings on the wooden structure. The pier was closed Sunday night after a 55-foot-long private boat lost power and drifted into one of the pier pilings. The boat's passengers were rescued and no one was injured.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 1, 2013 | By Tony Barboza
GROVELAND, Calif. - The Rim fire has burned into Yosemite National Park and into the record books, consuming 222,777-acres. It is now 40% contained. Officials said progress continued, despite hot conditions and some winds overnight. "Crews completed putting a fire line around the spot fire southeast of Pilot Peak; however, localized winds last night created new spot fires that will be addressed today," according to Inciweb. National Park Service Director Jon Jarvis said he monitored the blaze's progress daily as flames threatened Sierra Nevada communities, ancient sequoia groves and the reservoir that holds San Francisco's water supply.
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