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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
A Central California rancher is being investigated for possible animal neglect after two hikers came across 25 dead sheep that appeared emaciated and malnourished. “What I saw still haunts me,” one of the hikers, Adam Weismuller, told the Tribune . “It was the single most horrible thing I've ever seen.” The sheep were discovered Feb. 28 in the River View Estates area of Heritage Ranch, about 15 miles northwest of Paso Robles, according to the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Department.
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WORLD
March 5, 2014 | By Raja Abdulrahim and Richard Winton
In an expletive-laced online video, two men say they are Los Angeles gang members who are “gangbanging” in Syria and fighting the “enemigos” in the bloody three-year conflict. The men identify themselves as “Wino” from the Westside Armenian Power gang and “Creeper” from the Sun Valley GW-13 gang, which has links to the Mexican mafia. Dressed in camouflage and ammunition vests and holding Kalashnikov rifles in an unknown location, the pair appear more interested in theatrics than ideology.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 5, 2014 | By KTLA
A man who authorities say was driving one of two vehicles that struck a 14-year-old girl in Santa Ana before driving off is due in court Wednesday to face felony hit-and-run charges. Police said Adan Camacho, 32, was behind the wheel of a truck that struck the unidentified girl when she ran into traffic against the light at about 4:10 p.m. Monday on her way to Santa Ana College at 17th and Bristol streets. Police said they are continuing to search for the driver of a second car, possibly a black Cadillac, that struck the girl.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2014 | By Oliver Gettell
This year's Academy Awards ceremony clocked in at a hefty 3½ hours, and that's not even counting the red-carpet arrivals or the celebratory aftermath. Reliving the show, however, will only take a minute, thanks to The Times' Oscars time-lapse, which you can watch above. Eagle-eyed viewers should be able to spot "Gravity" star Sandra Bullock, "12 Years a Slave" star Lupita Nyong'o and "American Hustle" star Jennifer Lawrence posing for photos on the red carpet , followed by shots of the Dolby Theatre filling with guests.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 4, 2014 | By Dawn C. Chmielewski
As a child, Shannon Studstill sold gum to her classmates to finance her weekly trips to the video game arcade. That early investment in "Pac-Man" and "Defender" would pay huge dividends. Studstill, one of the most powerful women in the male-dominated world of video games, now runs Sony Santa Monica Studio, the development group responsible for the company's hit franchise "God of War" and the publisher of such critically acclaimed independent titles as "Journey. " The 43-year-old executive is an anomaly in an industry known for its underrepresentation of women.
BUSINESS
March 4, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
The Quirky Spotter is a small device users can attach anywhere in their home to use as a motion, light, sound, temperature or humidity sensor. Priced at $49.99, the Spotter connects with users' smartphones to notify them when it senses a change in its environment. Users set up the device and program it to deliver notifications depending on the activity they want to monitor. PHOTOS: 10 ways to use the sharing economy For example, the Spotter can be used as a baby monitor when programmed to sense sound.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2014 | By David Ng
Norman Yonemoto, a Los Angeles artist who along with his younger brother, Bruce, created innovative video installations that often explored mass media, Hollywood and other forms of pop culture, has died. He was 67. Yonemoto died Friday at his home in Venice. He had been in ill health since suffering a number of strokes, the last of which was in October, said Carole Ann Klonarides, a family representative. Collaborating with his brother for nearly four decades, Yonemoto created video artwork that often appropriated the visual vernacular of Hollywood movies, television and advertising to challenge the viewer's assumptions about the media.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 3, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Patrons of the Moby Dick Restaurant on Stearns Wharf in Santa Barbara were "shocked and stunned" after a huge wave crashed into the restaurant Saturday, breaking a window and prompting employees to evacuate the dining room. Gerry Mora, a manager at the restaurant, told The Times he was concentrating on a waiting list that was building up at about 9:30 a.m. when he heard "screaming and shouting. " One of the servers ran from the back of the restaurant saying "the window's broke, the window's broke," Mora recalled.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 2, 2014 | By Scott Sandell
Will it be "American Hustle," "12 Years a Slave" or "Gravity" -- or perhaps an underdog from the nine-film field -- for best picture at the 86th Academy Awards on Sunday? And will Ellen DeGeneres and a more c lassic telecast erase memories of the awkward spectacles of years past? Join L.A. Times film critic Kenneth Turan and L.A. Times columnist Robin Abcarian on latimes.com on Sunday for commentary and analysis as you watch the show, which starts at 5:30 p.m. PST on ABC. Turan and Abcarian will weigh in during the commercial breaks and give you the back story on the winners and other news as it unfolds.
SPORTS
March 1, 2014 | By Dan Loumena
Newcastle Manager Alan Pardew, a fiery sort, head butted Hull midfielder David Meyler after the two crossed paths along the sideline during an English Premier League game on Saturday, leading to a warning and $168,000 fine by the club. Pardew, who was sent to the stands by referee Kevin Friend, evidently took exception to Meyler brushing past him in an effort to retrieve the ball, which had rolled out of bounds. As Meyler moved back toward the field, Pardew confronted him and met him forehead to face.
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