CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 27, 2013 |
After taking 16 weeks off following the suicide of his son, Pastor Rick Warren plans to return to the pulpit at Orange County's huge Saddleback Church this weekend. Warren, author of the bestselling book “The Purpose Driven Life,” was scheduled to preach Saturday at 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. and Sunday at 9 and 11:15 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., said Kristin Cole, a spokeswoman for the church. Saddleback announced Warren's return on its website with a simple, “HE'S BACK!” The sermon will be part of a new series, “How to Get Through What You're Going Through,” according to the website, and Warren's wife, Kay Warren, will join him for a portion of each service.
July 18, 2013 |
Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed the nation's toughest set of abortion restrictions into law Thursday, declaring a major victory for abortion opponents after weeks of divisive political debate. The bill passed over the strong protests of Democrats and abortion-rights supporters. Abortion-rights activists and clinic operators say the measure will force the closure of all but five of the state's 42 abortion providers. In a signing ceremony at the state Capitol in Austin attended by more than 100 Republican lawmakers, the Republican governor praised the measure as a landmark in protecting unborn children and women's health.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 14, 2013 |
In selecting Rick Cole as his deputy mayor for budget and innovation last week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti got an outspoken proponent of high-density building along transit corridors and someone who, as a former city manager, demanded accountability from department heads. Cole, 60, was Ventura's city manager for eight years before abruptly stepping down last year. He was city manager of Azusa before that and is a former mayor of Pasadena. During his tenure in Ventura, he championed the adoption of an all-infill general plan, reorganized departments and recruited high-tech businesses to the laid-back coastal city.
July 11, 2013 |
Rick Rubin has remained in the public eye for nearly 30 years now, a rare producer/executive/music enthusiast whose ubiquity hasn't diminished either his consistency or his image. Already in 2013, the co-founder of Def Jam Records, former president of Columbia Records, producer of as many flat-out classics as anyone, has been as present as ever due to his work with both Kanye West and Black Sabbath, and his appearance with Jay-Z in a recent ad campaign for a smartphone company. The sheer volume of contributions is overwhelming, and the evidence is on the mixtape “King of Rock: (Some of)
July 8, 2013 |
Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced Monday he would not seek reelection in 2014, a move that will end his reign as the longest-serving chief executive in state history and one of the most powerful. He did not rule out another run for president. Speaking to a hand-picked audience of supporters in San Antonio and quoting from the book of Ecclesiastes, Perry said there was a time for everything and, for him, "The time has come to pass on the mantle of leadership. " In a voice that sometimes quavered with emotion as he recounted his decade-plus in office, Perry said he would "work and pray" to determine his path forward.
June 25, 2013 |
Rock the Bells added a batch of additional performers to its 2013 lineup from younger voices J. Cole , Pusha T and Action Bronson to veteran hip-hop statesmen KRS One and Slick Rick. The additions, which were announced Monday night, included more than a dozen acts across the traveling hip-hop festival's four stops . Big Daddy Kane, Deltron 3030, Freeway, Girl Talk, Rapsody and 9th Wonder, Wale, YG, Riff Raff and Doug E. Fresh were also added to the bill. TIMELINE: Summer's must see concerts For its 10th anniversary, the festival, which kicks off in San Bernardino on Sept.
June 18, 2013 |
Six months after a lone gunman invaded a Connecticut elementary school and shot 20 children and six adults to death, the massacre in Newtown remains the symbol most often used by gun control advocates to push for tougher laws. But for some, like Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a former and likely future presidential candidate, it may also be a business opportunity. Perry this week toured gun manufacturers in Connecticut as part of a five-day swing through the Northeast touting his state's pro-business tax and regulatory policies in the hope of wooing jobs down to the Lone Star State.
June 13, 2013 |
As lean, haunted lawman Rick Grimes, the character at the center of the apocalyptic horrors that unspool on AMC's "The Walking Dead," Andrew Lincoln has been tasked with embodying the tormented hero, the wounded husband, the emotionally unavailable father aspiring to do better by his young son, sometimes in the course of a single episode. In the show's third season, grief brought Rick to his knees. The character who had made grave sacrifices to protect and lead a small band of survivors ultimately failed to save his wife, Lori, and when he learns of her death, he collapses in agony.
June 7, 2013 |
After calling it a masterpiece of deep reporting and powerful storytelling, what more needs to be said of Rick Atkinson's trilogy about World War II? The first volume, "An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943" received the Pulitzer Prize for history. The second, "The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944," concerned a middle section of the war often overlooked by historians. Now comes the finale, "The Guns at Last Light: The War in Western Europe, 1944-1945.