A federal judge ruled today that California’s death penalty violates the U.S. Constitution’s ban on cruel and unusual punishment.
"Generally I am not that ostentatious. It just seems like it is bad form to be bragging. But what the hell": Meet the Hollywood cameraman who insists he invented the celebrity selfie in 1981. He’s got a collection of selfies with people like Clint Eastwood, Jennifer Aniston, Charlton Heston, Renee Zellweger that have come since he took his first one with humorist Art Buchwald.
Photo: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times
Call him the Rodney Dangerfield of the American Revolution. But now he’s getting some respect.
King Kush, Double Diesel, Querkle, Nuggetry OG, Dr. Grinspoon: There are more than 700 strains of medical marijuana, but all pot comes from two parent strains. Finding perfect name for a strain often requires help from friends, a brainstorm session and copious amounts of weed.
After members of the family who prized him were killed, a thoroughbred horse was sold. He was purchased years later by an animal rescue worker who suspects he might have been injured during illegal rodeos. Now, Return of the King’s breeder is taking him back, and he’s set to live the rest of his days on a pasture near where he was born.
Photo: Michael Robinson Chavez / Los Angeles Times
"Seinfeld" premiered 25 years ago last week. The show didn’t begin its regular run until the next year, and that’s when The Times’ Howard Rosenberg reviewed it.
NBC’s new comedy “Seinfeld” blows up a gale of wit and freshness.
This is just the kind of amusingly off-center comedy now missing from NBC’s lineup, one of those rare, delightful meshings of concept, cast and execution, with producer Tom Cherones providing inspired direction. Nothing is forced.
Read the whole review here: It’s Jerry Seinfeld’s Show — and It’s a Winner
Original published caption, Jan. 29, 1995: KICKING BACK: Jerry Seinfeld, left, and Michael Richards, who plays Kramer, take advantage of the set on their television show to rest during a break in rehearsal. Credit: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times
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The Berkeley City Council approved an ordinance this week requiring that at least 2% of the pot each dispensary doles out must be given free to members who are Berkeley residents and have “very low” incomes, defined as $32,000 a year for one person and $46,000 a year for a family of four.
Rosemary Murphy, a Broadway and film actress whose roles included Miss Maudie Atkinson, the Finch family’s neighbor, in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” has died at age 89.
In a memorable scene in “To Kill a Mockingbird,” Murphy’s character told Jem, “There are some men in this world who are born to do our unpleasant jobs for us. Your father’s one of them.”
Photo: Murphy in “You’ll Like My Mother.” Credit: Michael Ochs Archives, Getty Images
Researchers from the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics found that in 2012, 98.5% of children between the ages of 12 and 15 said they had watched television every day for the last 30 days.