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ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 2013 | By Leah Ollman
Wendy Heldmann's paintings at Marine Contemporary riff on the history of the color-drenched domestic interior (think Matisse, Vuillard) as well as the image as diary entry (roughly related to Dawn Clements and Danica Phelps). Modestly scaled between intimate and declamatory, they describe rooms, drawers or shelves full of stuff. Emotionally, they toggle between the buoyancy of having and the bittersweetness of letting go. Heldmann, based in Eugene, Ore., is also a poet, and her fragmentary, suggestive titles invest the plain-spoken scenes with a needed bit of elusiveness: "Imagine That We Could Live Without It. " "The Name Meant Nothing to Us. " "Soon but Not Today.
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July 12, 2013 | By Devin Kelly
Capping weeks of divisive protests and political drama, the Texas Senate approved one of the nation's strictest abortion bills in a 19-11 vote, following earlier approval by the state House. The bill now goes to the desk of Gov. Rick Perry, who has pledged to sign it. Passage came during a session that stretched to midnight in the state Capitol in Austin. Before the vote, watched by activists from both sides, lawmakers offered emotional remarks inflected in many cases with religious references.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
What would Tami Taylor do? It's a question plenty of us - or at least those of us who'd like to emulate the perfectly coiffed character played by Connie Britton for five seasons on “Friday Night Lights”   -  ask ourselves on a regular basis. Now, following Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis' historic 13-hour filibuster , it's become a rallying cry for abortion rights advocates. On Monday, Britton announced a collaboration with Planned Parenthood on limited edition T-shirts designed to show opposition to Senate Bill 5 ,  the proposed legislation that would dramatically restrict access to abortion in the state.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
Abortion rights supporters may as well put away those champagne glasses. Jubilation probably came a bit prematurely for those celebrating the demise of the Texas measure that would turn back the clock on reproductive rights. While many thought that Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis' bold filibuster killed the bill outlawing abortions after 20 weeks' gestation, it merely served to postpone what many think is inevitable: the passage of yet another state measure restricting abortion and creating an insurmountable regulatory obstacle for all but five of the state's 42 abortion clinics, by requiring them to offer the same level of care as ambulatory surgery centers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 26, 2013 | By Robin Abcarian
In the wee hours Wednesday, someone stole onto Wendy Davis's Wikipedia page and changed her occupation from “attorney” to “The LeBron James of filibustering.” In what seemed like an Internet instant, the 50-year-old onetime teen mother and Harvard Law School graduate went from obscure Texas legislator to American feminist sensation. The hashtag #StandWithWendy trended on Twitter. The Democratic Texas state senator took the floor of her chamber for 11 hours to filibuster against yet another tiresome conservative effort to turn back the clock on women's reproductive rights.
NATIONAL
June 26, 2013 | By Matt Pearce, This post has been updated and corrected, as indicated below.
Wendy Davis beat the clock, but she hasn't beaten the calendar. On Wednesday afternoon, Texas Gov. Rick Perry called a second special session for the state's Legislature to pass strict abortion restrictions that state Sen. Davis and her Democratic allies defeated about 14 hours earlier in an against-the-clock filibuster. "I am calling the Legislature back into session because too much important work remains undone for the people of Texas," Perry said in a statement. "Through their duly elected representatives, the citizens of our state have made crystal clear their priorities for our great state," Perry continued.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
Truth is stranger than fiction, and the Texas Legislature may be stranger than them all.  On Tuesday night, state Sen. Wendy Davis attempted a herculean 13-hour filibuster to stop the passage of SB5, a bill seeking to ban, among other things, abortion at the 20-week mark. She got 11 hours of the way there and garnered huge support both at the Austin Statehouse and on social media. Yet she was thwarted by some persistent lawmakers, who were so persistent that they violated a midnight deadline - then time-stamped the vote for before midnight (before it was all reversed several hours later)
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Wendy Davis became a media star Tuesday, even though the major TV networks barely mentioned her. The 50-year-old Texas state senator waged a 10-hour-plus filibuster in Austin aimed at blocking a bill that would ban abortions at 20 weeks and force the state's abortion clinics to upgrade or close. In a dramatic example of the disconnect between social and mainstream media, Twitter and Facebook were aflame with arguments over the filibuster as it was happening, while TV news networks generally paid little or no attention, at least at first.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 2013 | By Dan Weikel, Los Angeles Times
The agency spending billions of dollars to modernize Los Angeles International Airport needs more financial oversight and relies on too many costly consultants, and a large number of change orders has driven some of the work over budget, according to a series of new audits by City Controller Wendy Greuel. Released late Friday, the audits evaluate the financial management of Los Angeles World Airports and its current $4.1-billion program to improve the Tom Bradley International Terminal, taxiways and the main utility plant at LAX, the sixth-busiest airport in the world.
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