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» L.A. District Attorney Won’t Oppose Roman Polanski’s Effort to Unseal Testimony From Prosecutor in 1977 Case Testimony from the first prosecutor to handle the case may shed light on whether the now-deceased judge who initially oversaw the proceedings engaged in wrongdoing. [The Hollywood Reporter]
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While this year’s Oscars had unforgettable foibles, September 12’s Emmys—set to be broadcast on NBC will hopefully fare much better. Or at least they’ll be less violent and perplexing.
Election officials in L.A. County are now verifying the 715,833 signatures to recall the embattled district attorney, who has been accused of being soft on crime
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California Cities Are Now Banning Gas Stations to Combat Climate Crisis
Last year, Petaluma councilwoman D’Lynda Fischer led an effort to prohibit new gas stations in her small city of 60,000.
“We didn’t know what we were doing, actually,” she told the Los Angeles Times. “We didn’t know we were the first in the world when we banned gas stations.”
At the time, Petaluma officials called the ban “completely uncontroversial.”
It’s hard to say if that’s true, given the national implications. Now, the gas station ban is a new weapon in California’s fight to decrease carbon emissions. And it’s already drawing ire from the fuel industry.
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