Our editorial cartoonist and columnist David Horsey has some ideas about what to name the proposed states that are part of Silicon Valley multimillionaire Timothy Draper’s "Six Californias" plan.  

Our editorial cartoonist and columnist David Horsey has some ideas about what to name the proposed states that are part of Silicon Valley multimillionaire Timothy Draper’s "Six Californias" plan.  

Federal judge rules California death penalty is unconstitutional
You know that was a bus with YMCA kids?
"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

"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

Take a peek inside Jay Leno’s garage. It houses 130 cars, 93 motorcycles and more. For Leno, ”The Tonight Show” was a job. Cars are an obsession.

Photos: Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times

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.

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 strainsFinding perfect name for a strain often requires help from friends, a brainstorm session and copious amounts of weed.

I create a look and I create a style. American girls mean a great deal to me. I help them understand how they can look better.
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

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

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"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.
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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
— Matt Ballinger
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

latimespast:

"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

Matt Ballinger

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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Low-income medical marijuana dispensary members in Berkeley to get free marijuana

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

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

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