The Tuesday Afternoon Cram: California’s Heavy Future, Remembering Bud Goldstone and Ray Bradbury, Oscar News and More


Everything you need to know from today’s front pages

Projection: By 2030, 44% of Californians Will Be Obese
A report produced by two public health non-profits is crushing.

Bud Goldstone, Watts Tower Proponent, Dead at 86
The engineer had fought to save the towers from demolition in 1959.

Medical Marijuana Ban Petition Certified
The City Council has 20 days to make its next move.

Ray Bradbury Gets an Intersection
Fifth and Flower is now Ray Bradbury Square.

The Dodgers Are Having a (Defining) Moment
The team’s next three games are do-or-die-esque.

The Academy Pushes Up Nomination Announcement
Oscar hopefuls will be by their phones on January 10.

Driver Dies in Rolling Hills Crash With Horse
The horse, which had broken free from its stable, didn’t survive, either.

Burning Body Discovered Downtown
A woman who was on fire in the 300 block of West 94th Street was pronounced dead.

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